What can vegans really have?

What can vegans really have?

Vegans often go through a hard time finding a dish when dining out. Here is a list of dishes you can order next time

Many South Indian dishes are vegan-friendly. 

Contrary to popular belief, 80 per cent of the Indian population is non-vegetarian. But that doesn’t mean that vegans don’t have options to enjoy either. We’ve made a list of items vegans can relish but make sure you tell your chef to not garnish the dish with butter or ghee.

Vegetable Biryani

Yes, vegetable biryani does exist and vegans can have as much as they want of it. It has all the goodness of spices like pepper, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, cardamom, coriander, mint and so on.

Masala Dosa

One of South India’s most popular dishes is easily available. Though the thin, crispy savoury crepe is a breakfast dish, there’s no wrong time to have it. While the fermented rice and dal mix may not be enough, wrapping it in a mix of curried potatoes, onions and spices give it the oomph factor. Dig it in chutney and sambar and it’s a match made in heaven.


Many of us know the dish as ‘yellow dal’ and it’s a great accompaniment to rice and roti. Made with simple ingredients like onion, ginger, garlic, turmeric and lentils, the steamy curry has become a favourite among many.

Vegetable Bhaji

When you want something light and spicy, the bhaji is a dish you can look out for. The best part of this is that you can add any vegetable that you want and sprinkle cumin seeds, black mustard seeds and bay leaves to enhance the flavour.


It’s hard to not be a paratha fan. Make the stuffing with any vegetable — potatoes, cauliflower, radish, onion, peas and so on — and your healthy and wholesome meal is ready.
Just like masala dosa, you don’t need a specific time of the day to devour this.

Stir-fry tofu

While paneer is a vegetarians’ favourite, for a vegan tofu is the go-to ingredient. A simple stir-fry with fried tofu is ideal for a meal. If available, you can even opt for kheema and curries made with the ingredient.


Not every restaurant you go to will have the Indian dishes you’re looking for. That’s when salads come to your rescue. Stay away from the diced cheese or sprinkled salads and embrace the healthy lifestyle.

Mock dishes

Thanks to food being invented every other day, mock dishes are the in-thing now. You can enjoy a delicious mock chicken or mock duck dish if you are craving something protein-like. This is mostly made with soya chunks.