There are many myths about vegan food. In India, many people think that It is a foreign concept hence we won’t find vegan food easily. But since a large group of people of India is vegetarian hence it’s very easy to find vegan food too. Yes, you read right I am saying about vegetarians because there is a very small change required to turn any vegetarian food into vegan food. Mostly you have to replace dairy and honey than your vegetarian food is vegan.
Vegan food doesn’t have to be tagged as a vegan in restaurants necessarily. In India concept of Vegetarianism is more popular. Being an Indian I can assure that it is very easy to find vegan food here. Many people eat vegetarian food and most of the vegetarian food is vegan. I am sharing some dishes that we eat and can find easily at vegetarian restaurants or cook at home.
South Indian Food
I love south Indian food very much. actually, I love food very much. Most of the vegetarian south Indian food is vegan. Some people use curd in making Dosa or Idli but that is not compulsory and many restaurants make these items without curd.
Like South Indian food, Vegetarian Chinese food is also vegan. Soya chunks are used in some dishes. There are many options on Noodles, Manchurians, fried rice, etc.
Cutlets can be made with many things like tofu or Raw banana or green beans, mix veggies.
All the plant-based things are vegan. In this bowl, I have mixed Chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, peas, green chilly, lemon juice and spices.
It is a Gujarati dish. Being a Gujarati I love this very much. This is made with gram flour.
Poha, Kachori, Samosa
Being an Indori pays you when you can have these yummy platters in breakfast. Poha, kachori, and samosa are vegan and this tea too.
This vada I prepared with raw banana and gram flour. There is nothing in this that a vegan can’t eat.
This is a normal Indian thali. It has chapati without butter, sev ki sabzi, daal, and salad. Normally we put ghee on chapati which we can replace with other oils. I have shared in the link below that what we can use and apart from some cooked veggies like paneer or made in curd we can eat this normal thali.
This is something that we can find from street vendors. It’s a mixture of many things like sev, namkeen, parmal, tomatoes, and salt with lemon juice.
I have shared these few dishes that we can eat or are eating already. Some. Of these are vegans and some can be made by slight and possible changes. There are many other dishes that are vegan. I will share them with my new post.