Vegan

Learn how to cook Vegan Indian Recipes. In fact, many of the vegetarian recipes on manjulaskitchen can be made vegan by substituting milk with soy milk (or almond, coconut, rice milk). Feel free to experiment and adapt as you like.


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Aloo (Potatoes) Bread Pakora

Appetizers, Snacks, Vegan,

Aloo bread pakora, bread stuffed with spicy potatoes, coated with gram flour and deep fry. Spicy hot aloo bread pakora is a tasty compliment for afternoon tea or served as an appetizer. Aloo bread pakora is crunchy outside, spicy and soft inside.

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Masala Bell Pepper (Capsicum)

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Bell pepper is also known as capsicum or shimla mirch. Masala bell pepper with great blend of spices, makes a very enjoyable side dish. This can complement any meal. Masala bell pepper can be served with roti, paratha or puries. I enjoy this with side of dal fry and plain rice.

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Jhaal Muri – Kolkata Puffed Rice Snack

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Jhaal muri is a popular street food snack of Kolkata. Jhaal means spices and muri is puffed rice. A long time ago, I visited my uncle in Kolkata and I still remember this mouthwatering snack. This puffed rice is tossed with potato, cucumber, tomatoes.  A special blend of spices including tamarind pulp, and mustard oil are also […]

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Spicy Chivda (Roasted Spicy Flattened Rice)

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Spicy chivda crunchy savory snack is quick and easy to make. Chivda, also known as poha, is flattened rice that is flavored with spices. When I was growing up this was one of the snacks my mom will make, and we all will enjoy. I still enjoy this spicy chivda even today while watching TV. Store this in an airtight container and this chivda stays fresh and crunchy for 2 to 3 weeks.

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Date and Nut Ladoo

Gluten Free, Kid-Friendly, Navaratri, Quick & Easy, Snacks, Vegan, , , ,

This recipe is for Date and Nut Ladoo, or Candy as we call them at home. For my grand kids they are like candy and they love it. Adapted from my friend Renu’s recipe, when I tried this ladoo for the first time, I said WOW. I could not believe the main ingredient was only dates. That surprised me because I am not very fond of dates. This was the first time I have tasted date ladoos flavored with coco powder. This is a quick and easy recipe. Like me if you are using roasted nuts then there is a little or no cooking involved? This is a guilt free healthy snack (no sugar or butter added). Date ladoos are also vegan and gluten free. It’s hard to eat just one!

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Besan Sev (Crispy Indian Snack)

Diwali, Gluten Free, Holi, Quick & Easy, Snacks, Vegan, , ,

Besan sev is a popular savory crispy snack, which is made in almost every household in India. These noodle-like Sev are so tasty that when you start munching, it’s often difficult to stop. This is a quick and easy recipe. Besan Sev is a great snack to make in bulk as it stays fresh for months.

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Aloo Chaat (Spicy Potato Snack)

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Aloo Chaat, which is a spicy potato snack. Aloo chaat is a popular snack found at north Indian road side vendors. This is one of the very few chaats served without any chutney. However you can always add cilantro and tamarind chutney. This recipe is inspired by the chaat I used to enjoy near my childhood home in India. I incorporated a special spice mix also known as chaat masala and would suggest trying this recipe without chutney. This mouthwatering chaat is just perfect for anyone who loves spicy food.

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Vegetable Rice Cutlets

Appetizers, Gluten Free, Krishna Janmashtami, Navaratri, Snacks, Vegan, , ,

Vegetable rice cutlets are great as an appetizer or snack for any get together. These cutlets are made with rice blended with mixed vegetables. This is an easy and quick recipe to make. Vegetable rice cutlets are crisp outside and soft inside. Try it!

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Hara Bhara Kabab – Vegetable Cutlet

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Hara bhara kabab is a popular tasty treat in Indian restaurants. This spicy delicious snack is deep fried made with spinach and potatoes flavored with spice mix. Hara bhara kabab is crispy outside and soft inside. Hara Bhara Kebabs are absolutely delicious and looks like cutlets.

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Mint Chutney – Indian Condiment

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Mint chutney is a delicious condiment, blend of mint and cilantro combined with spices. Most Indian snacks are incomplete without chutney. Chutney also tastes great with a main meal. Try using mint chutney as a spread for your sandwiches – it tastes great!

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Chakli (Crispy Rice Snack)

Diwali, Holidays & Festivals, Snacks, Vegan, , ,

Chakli a popular snack all throughout India. Chakli is a crispy and delicious snack that is prepared for holidays. It is perfect with a hot cup of Chai. In my opinion, chakli is a must-have munchie! Chakli is prepared many different ways using different pulses with rice. I plan on making Chakli with rice flour and moong dal.

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Cocktail Green Peas Samosa

Appetizers, Diwali, Holi, Party Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, ,

Cocktail green peas samosas are tasty treat. These bite-sized crispy samosas are filled with spicy green peas. This was my mother’s go-to appetizer for special occasions, and she received many compliments. My cooking style is greatly influenced by my mother, a true inspiration! Of course they taste out of this word when served hot. Serve with tamarind chutney.

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Sweet (Boundi) Boondi

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Boondies are a mouthwatering snack like dessert. Boondies are small fried round drops made with gram flour (besan). Traditionally ladoos are made from sweet boondies. Ladoos are popular for special occasions, like graduation, marriage, birth of child etc.

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Nimki (Salted Fried Crackers)

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Nimki (Namak Para) is a popular classic savory snack. You can serve nimkies with pickle at tea time, or enjoy as is! For all those upcoming holidays nimkies make a good snack to have around. They also make good homemade holiday gift.

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Kurkuri Bhindi (Spicy Crispy Okra)

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Kurkuri Bhindi is a delicious twist to Masala Bhindi. Kurkuri means crispy and Bhindi means okra. This spicy, crispy okra is simply delicious. The okra is marinated in spices, coated with flour, and then deep fried for a satisfying crunch. Kurkuri bhindi especially goes well with Moong Dal Soup and Rice. Kurkuri bhindi can also be served as a snack, or appetizer.

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