Navratri literally translates to nine nights and this festival is celebrated by Hindus around the world. Spanning over nine days, this festival often involves people of the faith observing vegetarianism. If you are someone who is also following a strict vegetarian diet during the nine days of the festival in honour of the Goddess Durga, this article has been written just for you. We say this because we have made a list of some exciting vegan recipes that you might want to try making at home during the festive Puja days.
Vegan Recipes To Make At Home
1. Tofu Shakshouka
Shakshouka is a famous Middle Eastern breakfast dish that’s made from eggs. However, if you’re observing vegetarianism during the nine days of Navratri, you might want to try the unique tofu shakshouka. The key to making this recipe a perfect vegan replica is to use Silken Tofu, as it’s not just smooth, but the creamy-cube-like consistency makes it the perfect replica for eggs. This recipe by Food Impromptu uses easy ingredients that’ll be available at the nearest grocery store and the instructions are easy to follow as well.
2. Vegan Shwarma
Shwarma is a highly popular wrap that’s relished with grilled meat. However, the best way to eat this recipe during the nine days of puja is by making a vegan counterpart. While many people also prefer making this recipe with cottage cheese, however, since the list is only for vegan recipes, you want to go with tofu or mushrooms. This recipe uses mushrooms and the grilled smoky flavours of this veggie go just perfectly with the oodles of spices that will add more flavour to the dish. This recipe by Edgy Veg uses quite a bit of spices, so, you might want to ensure you have them all in your pantry before you start cooking.
Another popular Middle Eastern delight, this recipe is also perfect for vegan folks. Made with Chickpeas, this recipe by Chef Billy Parisi, is pretty easy. However, the method of cooking does require one to soak the pulses in advance. Not to mention, you can skip adding garlic, in case, you’re observing a no garlic no onion diet. Another important tip mentioned by the chef in the recipe is to remove the shells of the chickpea once boiled. While this is optional, doing this extra step makes the dip creamier.
4. Moroccan Chickpea Stew
If you’re looking to make a stew at home, then there is probably nothing better than the Moroccan-inspired Chickpeas Stew. This vegan meal is quite easy to make and it’s a one-pot meal idea. It’s worth mentioning that this is a delicious recipe by Yeung Man Cooking. Using a bunch of easy-to-find ingredients like fresh, thyme, chickpeas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and collared greens, this recipe is pretty simple to make at home. Don’t forget to relish it with boiled rice as this savoury delight is certainly something you wouldn’t want to miss.
5. Tapioca Pearl Stir Fry
Sabudana Khichdi, which translates to Tapioca Pearl Stirfry, is a common and famous recipe that’s made by people in India during the nine-day festival. Popular as upwas khichdi, you might find this ingredient at the nearest Indian grocery store. Moreover, this recipe by Kravings is something you will surely want to follow, as making the dish is very easy. Not to mention, it’s different from everyday dishes and it’s certainly going to transport you to India with its delectable flavours.
6. Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is a popular ingredient, especially revered by people who like to follow a strict diet. However, did you know that you can also make a special salad with this ingredient for yourself during the days you’re observing vegetarianism? Well, this recipe by Chef Tips is something that you will certainly want to check out, as it uses butternut squash, cranberries, and sage, along with quinoa to ensure you have a delectable meal. It’s worth mentioning that this salad is pretty easy to make, if you have all the ingredients at home. Not to mention, it’s filling and happens to be the perfect dish for those who like to follow a strict diet.
Now all you need to do is make these delectable recipes at home to truly enjoy the spirit of Navratri.
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