Friday, March 19, 2010

Vegan Yogurt

I used to love yogurt during my pre-vegan days. I loved eating yogurt mixed with rice and pickles. In restaurants I always relished eating dahi vadas(deep-fried lentil dumplings).

Once I became vegan, I was not happy with the soy yogurt. All the soy yogurts which I tried were very sweet. I never cooked any Indian recipes which had yogurt in it because, of the sweet taste in yogurt.In short, I longed for soy yogurt which was a bit sour in taste, almost like the yogurt we get in India.

Recently I tried Wildwood Probiotic Soyogurt Unsweetned Plain. The yogurt was perfect! I love to eat it with rice and pickles. I have used this wonderful yogurt in making tasty mangalorean dishes -menthi tambli and spinach tambli. I'm so happy to find this great tasting soy yogurt.

Unfortunately this delicious yogurt is available only in selected stores across the country .I bought this soy yogurt in Whole Foods.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Vegans in Mumbai

In India it's very easy to be a vegatarian, but it's challenging to be a vegan.
For many peaople in India, the word vegetarian is synonymous with the word "vegan".

Milk and milk products such as ghee and yogurt are considered to be very nutritious. In short milk and milk products play an important role in Indian cuisine.

During my recent visit to India, I did not meet a single vegan. I recently came across a blog - Mumbai Vegans. It's so nice to see that the vegan lifestyle is spreading across India.