World Vegan Day 2015: the lowdown on Indian Vegan Dishes
Posted on 27th October 2015
There are 15,000 vegans in the UK, and in a few days’ time there might be a few more. 1 November is World Vegan Day, when vegans everywhere promote the benefits of a diet without meat, fish, dairy, eggs or honey. Musical duo Revolution Harmony have even released a vegan anthem to celebrate World Vegan Day 2015.
Vegetarians in India
Indians have the lowest rate of meat consumption in the world. 31% of Indians are lacto vegetarians (vegetarians who eat dairy products but not eggs) and a further 9% are vegetarians. In India, vegetarianism is common in the Hindu, Lingayat and Jain community, but less common in coastal areas that rely on seafood as a diet staple. Diet varies from region to region, but only around 30% of Indians regularly eat meat. Because of this, Indian cuisine is the most vegetarian-friendly in the world.
Vegan Dishes at Chakra
Hundreds of authentic Indian recipes are vegetarian or vegan, and at Chakra, we serve a variety of tempting veggie treats. Our vegetarian starters include Tandoori Paneer, Grilled Romesco and Lotus Root Salad. To follow, try Baingan Ka Bharta – tandoor roasted aubergine with onions and ginger – a smoky, full flavoured dish, or Chakra Channa – tea blackened chickpeas and roasted masala – which has a light, spicy flavour. Feel free to ask our waiting staff about any of our dishes’ ingredients.
This World Vegan Day, the Vegan Society is encouraging everyone to take their 30 Day Pledge and try out veganism for a month. If you’re looking for vegan recipes that are packed with flavour, then Indian food is a fantastic option. There are thousands of recipe ideas on Veg Recipes of India, the most popular Indian recipe website in India and the most popular vegetarian recipe website in the world.
Happy World Vegan Day from Chakra!