It is very easy to be a vegetarian in India. But, it
can be very challenging to be a vegan in India, as
diary alternatives are not widely available across
You can find soy beans and soy chunks in almost all
the stores - supermarkets and small local stores in
cities and towns. But you can find soy milk and tofu
only in supermarkets in cities such as Bangalore,
Mumbai and Delhi.
Milk products such as yogurt and ghee(clarified
butter) is omnipresent in every Indian kitchen. Milk
is supposed to be a very healthy drink.And desserts,
known as sweets in India are always made with ghee or
milk in Indian homes.
I was thrilled when I recently came across a
wonderful website by Dr.Nandita Shah. Sharan is a non-profit
organization dedicated to spread the concept of loving
nature - organic farming and veganism in India. Numerous vegan recipes
can also be found in this website.