Places that bring tears & Baked Vegan Cutlet

Sometimes there are places that bring tears to your eyes when they are being spoken about – tears of joy, of memories, of belonging, of streets known, of hidden bylanes unknown. Do you have such a place that means that to you? For me it is the place where there once sat a vendor selling…

Vegan Gluten-free Mathri & Happy Harvesting !

Happy Sankranti , Lohri, Pongal ! What’s a harvest festival got to do with us – city folks to the hilt, rushing within the cycle of which new app to order food from or which new website to order clothes from. Don’t get me wrong – these are very important. But so is the ability…

Vegan Diwali Treat? Yes, Please! (Published first on Pyjama People)

There are hardly any Vegan Indian sweets to speak of, or to taste. While many Indians are vegan, gluten, dairy products, and sugar are pretty much the main ingredients to all our sweets. So what’s a vegan to do on Diwali? First, remember, history’s got your back. There are a few gluten-free Indian sweets you can…

Vegan Baking 101 ( First published in Pyjama People Magazine)

A lot of people come and ask me about Vegan Baking. The questions range from what is vegan baking to is it even possible to try it in India. It can seem like a mystery how something that doesn’t contain any cream, milk, eggs, butter, and (sacrĂ© bleu!) white sugar is even considered a baked product. But, trust me, vegan baking can be flavourful and texture-rich. And to boot, it’s healthy. What does it mean to be vegan? There’s some debate around this definition. For me, simply put, being vegan means not eating any thing that contains no animal products…