Written by PETA
Gudi Padwa is a festive, joyful holiday that marks the beginning of a new year. It's the perfect time to try new things—like delicious vegan versions of traditional Gudi Padwa treats. We guarantee that everyone will love these ghee- and guilt-free recipes!
Yummy Yoghurt-Free Mango Shrikhand
1 cup raw unsalted cashews
2 Tbsp water
2 cups mango pulp
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 cup dried fruit, chopped
Makes 2 servings
Tasty Ghee-Free Tilgul Poli
Adapted from http://momrecipies.blogspot.in/2011/01/tilgul-poli-sankranti-special-gul-poli.html
1/2 cup white flour (maida)
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (atta)
4 Tbsp chickpea flour (besan)
Salt, to taste
2 Tbsp oil, plus more for cooking
Water, for the dough
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 Tbsp grated coconut
1/2 cup grated jaggery
Pinch nutmeg powder (optional)
Makes 4 servings
See how simple it is to cut dairy products out of your favourite recipes? Not only is ditching dairy easy, it's also one of the best things that you can do for yourself and cows. After all, dairy consumption contributes to the onset of diabetes, obesity and respiratory problems, and the cruel dairy industry causes the suffering and death of millions of cows and buffaloes each year. So cows about taking the pledge to go vegan today?!
Written by Erika-G
While almost all of us have fallen victim to a good-natured April Fools' prank at one time or another, this year PETA has an idea for a "trick" that's really a "treat": fool your family (or yourself) with delicious mock meat.
Unlike conventional meat, vegan meat is high in healthy plant protein and fibre, low in saturated fat and free of cholesterol. Simply substitute versatile vegan meat in any recipe that calls for animal flesh. With its fooled-you flavour, you'll never know the difference!
Here are two recipes to try:
Tease Your Taste Buds Thai Red 'Chicken'
2 tsp olive oil
500 g mock chicken pieces
2 Tbsp red Thai curry paste
1 cup zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
1/2 cup carrots, sliced
1 onion, diced
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 can light coconut milk
This recipe was adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/thai-red-chicken-curry/.
2 Tbsp chilli powder
2 Tbsp turmeric powder
2 Tbsp ginger paste
2 Tbsp garlic paste
10 small pieces mock chicken
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
3 Tbsp coriander seeds
2 tsp white poppy seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
5 green cardamom pods
5 black peppercorns
5 cinnamon sticks
1 cup onions, chopped and fried
Oil, for sautéing
1 pinch asafoetida
6 whole red chillies, fried
1 tomato, diced
1 1/2 cups water
Juice 3 lemons
Coriander leaves, for garnish
This recipe was adapted from http://cooks.ndtv.com/recipe/show/chicken-kolhapuri-176180.
Now that you see how easy it is to fool even the most diehard meat-eater, why not do it every day – by going vegan and dishing up healthy, animal-friendly delights for your family members and friends? To help you get started, we've got vegan recipes galore on our website, or order our free vegetarian/vegan starter kit by writing to Info@petaindia.org.
PETA Youth knows that there is nothing hotter than a true geek – especially
one who cares about animals. That's why, for the first time, we're going to be
a social partner for Transilience, the annual
business and technology conference at the Shri Shankaracharya Institute of
Technology & Management in Bhilai, held this year from 22 to 23 June.
So whether you're a
biz whiz who is interested in starting a company making household products that
are never tested on
animals, a titan-in-training
who has a great idea for helping
animals through technology or
just someone who wants a few new vegan recipes, be sure to
stop by the PETA Youth table and say "Hello".
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