Veganism is no longer an alien concept, but a viable way of life. From celebrities to fitness enthusiasts, people have taken to the vegan diet like never before. For the unversed, veganism or vegan diet is one that avoids the consumption of all animal products including dairy, dairy products and eggs. The vegan diet is not just beneficial for our health, but also environmentally sustainable. In the wake of the climate crisis, adopting a vegan diet is an excellent way to do our bit for the planet. World Vegan Day is being celebrated to raise awareness and highlight the importance of following a vegan diet.
World Vegan Day 2022 | History Of World Vegan Day
World Vegan Day 2022 is being celebrated on November 1. The day was originally founded in 1994 by the UK Vegan Society as commemorating the 50th anniversary of the day when the term 'vegan' was first coined. The concept of veganism, interestingly, has been around for more than 200 years. It was first mentioned by Dr. William Lambe in Europe for its health benefits.
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9 Best Indian Vegan Recipes For World Vegan Day
Unlike common notions, it is very much possible to make Indian recipes with vegan ingredients. You can prepare a plethora of delicacies to celebrate World Vegan Day in true desi style. Further, many Indian recipes are vegan by their very nature. Make use of ingredients like plant-based milk, vegetable oils, and dry fruits to replace the fatty texture of animal-based dairy products and celebrate World Vegan Day in true desi-style!
Here Are 9 Best Indian Vegan Recipes For You To Try:
1. Almond Milk Thandai
A refreshing beverage, thandai is one classic Indian drink that is often prepared at home. Here's how you can make it vegan by using almond milk or any other plant-based milk of your preference. The dry fruits used in the milk will surely elevate your experience! Find the full recipe here.
2. Vegan Gajar Ka Halwa
Winter is approaching fast and carrots are surely on our radar. And what better way to enjoy this than with the classic Indian dessert Gajar ka Halwa? Prepare almond milk and get an extra nutty edge with this vegan recipe. Click here for the full recipe of vegan gajar ka halwa.
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3. Tumbler Idli
Idli is one recipe that is naturally vegan! Make sure to use vegetable oil for greasing the idli mould, or as this Tumbler idli recipe suggests, you can use a brass tumbler to steam these fluffy delights. Click here for the full recipe.
4. Vegan Keema Lasagna
Who can resist the layered goodness of a classic lasagne? In this recipe, you can prepare a vegan version of it with vegetables, white sauce, lasagne sheets and keema sauce. Click here for the full recipe.
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5. Badaam Ka Sharbat
Who doesn't love a delicious sharbat to quench thirst? With this fulfilling badaam sharbat, your next drink just became fully vegan without compromising on taste. Find the full recipe here.
6. Vegan Palak Patta Chaat
Who doesn't love chaat? This delicious Palak Patta chaat recipe is fully plant-based and will make you fall in love with the vegan diet. Click here for the full recipe.
7. Vegan Aloo Tikki
Another one for chaat lovers, this vegan aloo tikki recipe is a must-try. With an additional protein punch thanks to tofu, this vegan recipe will surely win you over.
8. Crazy Stupid Smoothie
Who doesn't enjoy a delicious smoothie? An interesting mishmash of fruits, dry fruits and seeds come together in this smoothie recipe.
9. Sexy Spinach
We've all been told to have our spinach by our mothers. But this avatar of the spinach smoothie will blow you away!
These are just nine of the many desi vegan recipes out there. You can make plenty of other vegan recipes at home with small tweaks and changes to the humble Indian recipes, for instance, a vegan Palak Paneer! Click here for some more desi vegan recipes you can make at home.
Wishing all our readers a very happy World Vegan Day 2022!
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