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    Eating a no-meat diet has benefits, such as being suitable for weight loss, offering protection against heart disease, and protecting the environment. The most prominent challenge vegetarians face is how to compensate for all the nutrients they will no longer get by giving up the consumption of animal protein. Do not fret; here are some lip-smacking healthy recipes that can even sway core meat-eaters to give up animal protein. So, before you start wavering on your decision, read on a mouthwatering healthy recipe shared by Nikhil Bendre, Chef and Head Of Content, Urban Platter that will help you down the Vegan path.

    Tofu Tikka Masala – appetizing, delectable, and healthy recipe

    Prep Time: 3 hours

    Cook TimE: 30 minutes


    2 blocks firm tofu (pressed to remove excess water)

    2 tbsp tandoori tikka masala

    1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

    2 tbsp oil

    1kg tomatoes (roughly chopped)

    100 gms cashews

    20 gms garlic

    30 gms ginger

    3 cloves

    3 green cardamom

    9 black peppercorns

    500 ml water

    2 onions (finely chopped)

    2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

    2 tbsp tandoori tikka masala


    Making Marinated Tofu Tikka

    Cut tofu pieces into roughly 1-inch squares

    To marinate – mix tandoori tikka masala, ginger garlic paste,and oil in a separate bowl and mix well to form a paste of smooth consistency.

    Pour the marination over the tofu to coat it well and refrigerate it for 2 hours.

    Preheat the oven to 200o C.

    Remove the marinated tofu from the refrigerator and put them on metal and wooden skewers.

    Take a baking tray and grease the surface well. Place the skewers onto the tray and bake it for 10 to 15 minutes until a charred crust is formed.

    Remove the beautifully charred tofu and let it cool down.

    Making Tikka Masala Gravy

    Add tomatoes, ginger, garlic, cashew, and whole spices to a large pot, cover with water, and place the pot over medium heat.

    Bring the pot to a boil and let it simmer till the cashews are completely soft. Once the cashews are entirely soft, remove the pot from the stove and let it cool down. The entire process will take approximately one hour.

    Blend it into a smooth puree once the mixture has cooled down. You can add water as needed to make a smooth puree. Be mindful of the whole spices and ensure they are entirelyblended; otherwise, they can be unpleasant to chew on.

    Making Tofu Tikka Masala

    Heat oil in a pot. Add finely chopped onions and cook till the onions are completely caramelized.

    Add ginger garlic paste to the caramelized onions and stir for two minutes till the paste is cooked.

    Once the paste is cooked, add tandoori tikka masala, stir for 1-2 minutes, and smell the appetizing aroma of the masala.

    Add the blended gravy to the cooked above paste and let it simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes until oil starts leaving the sauce.

    If the gravy has thickened, you can add water to the sauceand cook till the water boils. The best way to gauge if yourdressing is cooked is to taste it. If you can still taste the raw spices, let them simmer for more than 5 minutes.

    Once the gravy is thoroughly cooked, add the marinated tofu to the sauce and serve the appetizing Tofu Tikka Masala with delicious butter naan and fluffy white basmati rice.


    Serving – 200g

    Calories – 294kcal

    Carbohydrates – 27g

    Protein – 8g

    Fat – 19g

    Saturated fat – 3g

    Polyunsaturated fat – 4g

    Monounsaturated fat – 10g

    Trans fat – 1g

    Sodium – 30mg

    Potassium – 910mg

    Fiber – 6g

    Sugar – 11g

    Vitamin A – 2086IU

    Vitamin C – 41mg

    Calcium – 69mg

    Iron – 3mg


    Crispy Cauliflower Wings – savor the crunch of perfectly cooked cauliflower dipped in flavorful Korean BBQ sauce

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Cook Time: 10 minutes


    1 head Cauliflower (cut into large florets)

    1 cup Rice flour

    1/2 cup Cornstarch

    1/2 cup 00 Pizza flour (purchase from Amazon if locally not available)

    1 cup water (add more if need be)

    Salt and pepper (to taste)

    Oil for frying

    Bomb Bay seasoning (add as per taste – word of advice – more the better)

    Korean BBQ Sauce


    Boil salted water in a pot, add the cauliflower florets and cook in the water for 5 to 6 minutes. Make sure it does not turn mushy.

    Once cauliflower is cooked, transfer it to a tray and place it in the refrigerator until it cools down completely. This makes sure it does not cook further, or it might turn mushy.

    For the batter – in a bowl, whisk rice flour, corn starch, 00″ flour, and salt & pepper with water to make a batter. Make sure to whisk all the lumps away. The consistency of the batter should be thick.

    Dip the cauliflower in the batter and then into the panko crumbs for the added crunch.

    Heat the oil and fry the cauliflower on medium gas till they are golden and crispy.

    Sprinkle the wings with Bomb Bay seasoning, drizzle with flavorful Korean BBQ sauce, and serve MEOGGI JEON-e (Korean for BON APPETIT).


    Serving – 50g

    Calories – 973kcal

    Carbohydrates – 215g

    Protein – 21g

    Fat – 4g

    Saturated fat – 1g

    Polyunsaturated fat – 1g

    Monounsaturated fat – 1g

    Sodium – 190mg

    Potassium – 1843mg

    Fiber -16g

    Sugar – 11g

    Vitamin C – 277mg

    Calcium – 151mg

    Iron – 3mg


    Vegan Ham and Bean Stew – A quick delicious, healthy and soulful meal

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 20 minutes


    2 tbsp Redoro olive oil

    4 cloves garlic (minced)

    1 onion (finely chopped)

    1 bay leaf

    1/2 cup celery (finely chopped)

    1tsp mixed herbs

    1 large potato (chopped in dice)

    2 cans Kidney beans (strained)

    2 packets of Vegan meat

    1 can of peeled tomatoes in juice

    1 tbsp vegan chicken bouillon powder (purchase from Amazon if locally not available)

    3 cups water

    1tbsp fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)


    Add olive oil to a large pot and heat it.

    Once the oil is heated, add minced garlic, finely chopped onions, and flavorful bay leaf, and cook for 2 minutes until aromatic.

    Add celery to enhance the flavor. After mixing celery, add mixed herbs and cook for two minutes for the herbs to infuse themselves with the ingredients.

    Add diced potatoes, strained kidney beans, and vegan meat. Stir well so all the potatoes, beans, and meat are completely covered with the aromatic mixture.

    Next, add peeled tomatoes along with their juice, chicken bouillon powder, and water and mix well. Let the stew simmeron slow heat for 10 to 12 minutes.

    Garnish the flavorful stew with finely chopped coriander. Enjoy the soulful stew with some warm toasted bread!


    Serving – 200g

    Calories – 90kcal

    Carbohydrates – 20g

    Protein – 3g

    Fat – 1g

    Saturated fat – 1g

    Polyunsaturated fat – 1g

    Monounsaturated fat – 1g

    Cholesterol – 1mg

    Sodium – 29mg

    Potassium – 478mg

    Fiber – 3g

    Sugar – 2g

    Vitamin A – 70IU

    Vitamin C – 22mg

    Calcium – 34mg

    Iron – 1mg

    Committing to a vegan diet is honestly simpler than it looks. A well-planned and balanced vegan diet can provide sufficient nutrition and numerous health benefits. So, if you plan to go vegan, it is not the end of delicious food. There are many options available for you to satisfy those taste buds!

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