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World Vegan Day: Easy and Delicious Vegan Dishes You Must Try

Dimple Gupta
Dimple Gupta
Veg Pulao/Biryani

Today (1 November) is World Vegan Day, the day that is celebrated by the vegan community across the world, to encourage the practice of following an all-green diet that excludes dairy and animal products. 

People are encouraged to adopt a vegan lifestyle and made aware about the same as it is beneficial in keeping heart diseases, certain cancers, type-II diabetes, and arthritis, lung and kidney diseases at bay.  

Vegan diet is mainly plant-based that excludes dairy and animal products. 

World Vegan Day today is marking 77 years of its establishment, i.e., 1st November 1994. The day was specifically established on this date to mark the Golden Jubilee of the UK Vegan Society and to celebrate the term ‘Vegan’. Also, on this day only, the ‘Vegan Society’ was formed.  

Difference vegan and vegetarian

We often confuse the word ‘vegan’ as ‘vegetarian’ but there is a difference that we tend to miss. ‘Vegetarians’ are the ones who do not consume meat, eggs or other animal products, while ‘Vegans’ are the ones who do not consume daily products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, paneer, and so on.  

Having a vegan lifestyle amplifies human health, protects the well-being of animals, and aids in environmental protection. The famous Greek mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras advocated about being friendly to all creatures. Likewise, Buddhists to believe in never harming an animal. 

Easy and Delicious Vegan Dishes

Following are some easy and tasty vegan dishes, let’s dig in: 

DAL CHAWAL: This is the most common and filling one pot meal which is cooked in almost every Indian household. The protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and mineral rich dish is hard to say no to. 

IDLI –DOSA: Native to southern India, the fermented and steamed preparation is amazing to have in breakfast, lunch or dinner. Light on tummy and high in power as well as full of taste, steaming hot idlis with sambhar and coconut chutney or crispy, thin dosa wrapped around potato and veggie mix is so delicious. 

CHAAT:  You can go around the world and fight over some world-famous cuisines, but nothing beats the taste of Indian chaat recipes. They are innovative and so much in number that one can get easily confused by which one to have. In terms of chaat, there are so many varieties like – bhel, sev puri, dahi-vada, gol-gappe, saag-kachori, and so on. The best thing about it is that it’s filled with every essential element that our body requires and is simply vegan. 

VEG PULAO/BIRYANI: This is another wholesome one-pot meal that you do need to add to feel exotic and living. The goodness of stirred vegetables, energy of rice and taste of the flavorful condiments that go into it, all of them emerge as one super-delicious dish for dinner. 

RAJMA CHAWAL: One of the most popular and go to Indian dish, made with boiled kidney beans cooked in rich veggie gravy, with steaming hot rice. It is a very good source of protein and full of taste. 

This World Vegan DAY 2021, try to cut down on that complex junk food and shift to hearty and home-made vegan food. COVID has put many aspects of life into a big worry and there is a major threat of food insecurity is hovering over the world, so acknowledge the power of simple food and GO VEGAN. 

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