Thursday, 9 August 2007

Vegan Lunch: A Menu

Hi Everyone,
Next Sunday, I will be cooking lunch for my vegan friends. This should not be very difficult because a lot of Indian cooking is vegetarian. I just have to omit the dairy and the eggs, should not be difficult right?! ;)
It is amazing how often we use yogurt or butter / ghee in our cooking, but I can get soya yogurt and use vegetable oil or margerine.
This is my tentative menu. I am after suggestions and constructive critisism from by readers and fellow bloggers.

The theme is Asian cuisine, I am mixing and matching as I want to try new things for my blog - of course :)


Starters
Vegan Sushi (my entry for JFI: Rice),
The fillings I thought of are: cucumber / sweet peppers - other suggetions welcome.
Vegan Gyoza / pot stickers stuffed with shikate mushroom/spring onion mix
Pani puri with Kaala Chana chat

Main Courses
Lotus root / Potato Green Curry
Sweetcorn and red and green peppers in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

Rice - I am not sure whether plain or a shahi pilau type thing -advise please

Dessert
Vegan Lapsi with lots of nuts and dried fruit


15 comments:

Asha said...

OH DEAR! Vegan party! Can't even choose milk,cheese,eggs nothing!
Well..good luck and enjoy.
Pulao sounds great.Poor things,let them enjoy atleast that!;D

Roopa(KitchenAromas) said...

My first time here! I would also add carrots and maybe some slices of avacado in the sushi :)

Roopa said...

hmm interesting. if you have plans for indian cooking try using tofu for paneer dishes. i also have tough time with this. as asha said pulao sound a good idea and of course the salads. As for sushi i have no idea. At my place my friends do like the biryani/pulao i do have to omit onions and garlic too :)

musical said...

Sounds great, Saju. Tofu, textured soy protein etc would be great additions too. You can make some vegetables and tofu/soy pulaav, i personally love those. or may be a simple vegetable pulaav would be great too. but great menu, i am self-inviting :).

archana said...

Menu looks nice. I am looking forward for the sushi recipe. Heard so much about it :)

ramya said...

oh my........vegan party even it's not hard for indians but we can slip something be careful. yha soy products r great for vegans.And ur menu sounds great. enjoy the party.keep posted :)

Raaga said...

I was just thinking of labelling my posts as vegan. I realised that so much of what we cook is truly vegan. :-) Our daily food... south indian especially and my guess is north indian too... I almost never use ghee in my cooking, always use groundnut oil... and curds is separate :-) easily omittable.

but your menu sounds very interesting. Can I pose as one of the vegans and just gatecrash?

SeeC said...

Eager to see your recipes. Most of them sounds new to me.
Have a great time

Padma said...

Eager to see sushi n other recipes.

TBC said...

I am waiting to see the menu that you come up with! It would be nice to see all that on your blog:-)

Neelam said...

Hey waiting for the sushi recipe..

Sharmi said...

waiting for the vegan Sushi:)

Saju said...

Thank you everyone for your comments and ideas.
I will be including tofu, I can't use avacado because, I will be rolling the sushi today for tomorrow, and I don't want to risk it going brown.
I will be posting the final menu soon, taking lots of pics while I make the sushi and the gyoza / dumplings.

Sia said...

am i invited saju?;)

zlamushka said...

Wow Saju,

I love vegan food :) Can I come for the party? I was very excited to read about your meal list. What is Lapsi? Are you going to post the recipes? And take pics, please...

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