Beginner’s Guide

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Vegan Substitutes

Meat Substitutes

Mock meat comes very close to replicating the taste and texture of meat. Mock meat comes in the form of sausages, burger patties, etc. In case you don’t have access to mock meat, then tofu or tempeh is a great option. Another good alternative is soy nuggets – they taste great in curries and in any dishes that need a meat substitute.

1. Veggie Champ

2. Good Dot

3. Vegeta Gold


5. Nutrela chunks

Milk Substitutes

Plant Milk/Non-Dairy Milk are all the rage right now. Different kinds of vegan milk brands are available in India like Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Coconut Milk, and Rice Milk. You can buy plant milk/yogurt products from popular packaged brands. You can also easily make plant milk at home. 

  1. Sofit
  2. Goodmylk
  3. Dabur Homemade
  4. Plantveda
  5. Raw Pressery

Butter Substitutes

An excellent butter alternative is nut butter. Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Cashew Butter – all these nut butter are now readily available in India. You can easily make them at home too.

  1. Goodmylk Vegan Butter

Cheese Substitutes

For cheese, vegan cheese alternatives are famous worldwide and are slowly beginning to surface in India. In the meanwhile, cashews and nutritional yeast are the go-to ingredients for all cheese-loving vegans.

  1. Violife
  2. Liveyum
  3. Soft Spot Foods 

Egg Substitutes

Worried about missing out on eggs? We’ve got you covered! Check out these delicious egg replacements:

  1. CCDS Egg Replacement Powder
  2. VEGG Vegan Egg Yolk

Did you know some amazing egg alternatives may already be in your kitchen?

Mashed Bananas

Yes, that’s right! Mashed ripe bananas are a perfect alternative of an egg, especially for deserts! So if you have a sweet tooth, this is perfect for you!


Never heard of Aquafaba? It’s just another name for canned chickpeas water! You just have to whisk the chickpeas water for about 3-6 minutes and it will be ready! If you don’t want to use chickpeas- that’s okay too- even water from packaged tofu and peas is aquafaba!

It even has numerous health benefits:

  • Super light and easy to digest
  • Lowers body cholesterol
  • Normalizes blood sugar levels in the body
  • Packed with vitamins, essential minerals, amino acids and fatty acids
  • Zero risk of food-borne illnesses that come from raw egg whites

Learn more about how to use aquafaba as an egg substitute!

Flaxseed (Alsi)

All you have to do is mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of water. Mix together, and let sit in your fridge for 15 minutes to set up and thicken. It’s really that easy! 

And there are many health benefits of flaxseeds:

  • 3 grams protein per serving
  • 4 grams fibre
  • High in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Aids with digestion

Black salt (Kala Namak)

Missing the taste of egg? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Using Kala namak is the easiest way to satisfy your egg craving as it is known to have a boiled-egg aroma, and it can even mimic the taste of eggs!



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