We’re so happy to have you visit our site because we truly feel that if we know the role diet plays, we can not only reduce the suffering, but in almost all cases can also reverse lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, kidney issues, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer by keeping the body in optimal condition as far as possible. So, how does that work? It’s simple: when you provide the right “fuel” to your body, it will automatically keep all the organs in good running condition. Moreover, the body will be free to fight any invading viruses like the ones that we suffered from during the Covid 19 pandemic. The body is in a constant state of inflammation when it is suffering from lifestyle diseases. This directs all its energy to try and bring it back to normal, which in turn can compromise the immune system, or in other words make the immune system deficient and recovery from outside virus attacks or accidents can be a real challenge.
Diseases like diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, etc. are called “lifestyle” diseases for a reason: they’re caused because of our “lifestyle” or in other words, the choice of food we’ve been eating till now. Change the “lifestyle”, and the body will not only heal but will also develop an immune system that will be more prepared to fight off any viral attack. Knowing how to provide the body with nutrient-dense food can go a long way in preventing and even reversing lifestyle diseases, which when diagnosed, most doctors tell us that we must be on medication for the rest of our lives. But in fact, medicines tax the body even more, especially the liver and kidneys. Why not try out what we’ve recommended? A “healthy” vegan diet, or in other words a Whole-Food Plant-Based (WFPB) diet is nutrient-dense and frees up the energy the body has been using to keep the inflammation down. And the best thing is that it’s not only easy to be vegan in India, but I also think it’s the best place in the world to choose to go vegan, because as Indians we’re already eating a vegan diet most of the time without realizing it. “And how is that?” you may ask. Well, aren’t we all familiar with roti, sabji, dal, chawal, kachumber, papad, chutney and achar? Moreover, it’s also so easy to make the minor changes required to make the food we eat regularly whole-plant-based. We’ve provided the information at the bottom of each recipe for that.
Indian Vegan Cookbook brings you the best of traditional Indian cooking styles and recipes that are already vegan (and there are thousands of those!) It brings you the widest variety of mouth-watering recipes from across India that are timeless, and it goes without saying they are cruelty-free. Each recipe has a detailed explanation so that you can cook your vegan meal easily without wasting precious time.
Indian Vegan Cookbook is an open source and not-for-profit platform that supports and promotes an ahimsak lifestyle through food as its primary cause and encourages the shift to a healthy WFPB diet through the flavors of India.
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What does “Whole Plant Food” mean? The word “whole” means “complete”. So, it’s nothing but eating plants, viz. fruits, vegetables, legumes, pulses, grains, nuts, and seeds in their natural form, i.e., without processing them in any way. Peeling, extracting, juicing, straining, polishing, refining, etc. all remove some part of the “whole” and make it “incomplete”. Processing of any kind changes the natural form of the food, leaving behind food with calories but less nutrition. Most of these processes also remove the valuable fibre from these foods, something that our body needs to remain in good condition. Whole plant food always contains fibre. That is the bar to follow and you will rarely go wrong.
The question most of us will then ask is why do whole plant foods work like magic to reverse diseases? Well, the answer is simple. Nature has put all that the human body needs into the various plants that we eat. Only plants have the power to harness nitrogen in the air and soil and convert it into animo acids (protein) and harness and store other nutrients like carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals that our body needs. The animals that we eat also eat plants to build muscle and bones. Why not cut out the middleman and get the nutrition directly in its original form? It’s the form that is most bioavailable for the human body, too. Once we get closer to nature and start eating ‘real’ food, we experience its magic and realize that we were meant to thrive on the plant food that is in abundance all around us. All we need to do is to go back to the basic instincts we would have followed as children and not get manipulated and brainwashed by social conditioning or shrewd marketing and advertising into eating foods that are going to harm us or make our bodies overwork and in turn make us sick. Remember, no one gave us the opportunity to choose what food to eat. We just followed what our families and society did. So now here’s the opportunity to really understand and ‘choose’ to look after our health and wellbeing.
Flavors and spices matter the most when it comes to Indian dishes. Our Indian Vegan Cookbook gives you the right essence and estimation of flavoring your dishes in the traditional ways that are used in homes all over India. However, despite having the best of all the flavors possible and available in India, any food always requires love as a key ingredient. Indian families are connected through food, and in turn, Indian foods are connected through compassion, kindness, and love! Love is what creates the mesmerizing magic in Indian foods that bring together the spirituality of the soul and the nutrition of the body.
Indian food and flavoring is unique in the world, and Indian Vegan Cookbook brings you the greatness and uniqueness of so many traditional Indian recipes without harming a single animal!