An Indian Guide to Veganism: 5 Vegan Dishes You Need to Add to Your Diet

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Highlights

  • Vegan trends have gained momentum in recent years
  • Did you know that a tasty dish can be prepared without dairy products?
  • Read on to learn about some popular Indian dishes that fit well with a vegan diet.

New Delhi: Vegan trends have gained momentum in recent years. People all over the world have started looking for healthy vegan alternatives to various commonly consumed foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. Contrary to popular belief, dairy products are not important for cooking delicious meals. A tasty dish can be prepared without dairy products like milk, paneer, cheese, etc.

Indian vegan dishes

Here are some popular Indian dishes that work well on a vegan diet:

  1. Chole: Whether in the form of Chola curry or Chola masala, chickpeas are widely consumed in certain parts of India. Chickpeas are a rich source of protein and fiber. The popular food, Chola, can be eaten with bhatura, puri, roti, paratha, rice, etc. In addition, this dish is also vegan.

  2. Rajma: If you are an Indian, you must have heard of the popular dish – rajma chawal. But did you know that rajma is a vegan dish? Rajma is a curry dish prepared with red beans and spices. This tasty dish can be eaten with bread and rice. Apart from being vegan, rajma is also a rich source of protein.

  3. Poha: Prepared from flat rice, poha is a popular breakfast and snack dish in India. This delicious dish can surely induce nostalgia. But did you know that poha is also a healthy and vegan food? Loaded with peanuts, vegetables, and spices, poha is also a rich source of protein, fiber, and other nutrients.

  4. Dosage: When in doubt, eat dosa because it can never be a bad choice. Prepared from ingredients such as rice, dal, semolina (suji/sooji), dosa is a popular dish eaten in India. It can be both plain and stuffed and served with sambar and coconut chutney. This dish is purely vegetable and is a highly nutritious meal.

  5. Dal varieties: If you are a dal lover, rejoice because this dish happens to be a great vegan food. A variety of dals such as arhar, urad, masoor etc. are available for consumption. Protein-rich dishes such as dal tadka, palak dal, etc. can be prepared using these varieties and can be safely added to a vegan diet.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietician before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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