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25 October 2020


Vegetarian Blogs UK

25 October 2020

Vegetarian Blogs UK
  • Kids Meals Map Launches To Support Marcus Rashford Campaign
    24 October 2020

    The Kids Meals has been launched today to support families and children over the October half-term. As parliament voted this week not to extend the Free School Meals scheme over the school holidays, there has been an unprecedented response, from businesses, some councils and the wider public, to the call to action of Marcus […]

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  • Vegan Chicken Broth Seasoning Powder
    23 October 2020

    This recipe for homemade Vegan Chicken Broth Seasoning Powder is a great way to get chicken flavor into your dishes in a completely vegan way. Use it dry as a tasty seasoning or add to water to replace traditional chicken stock, broth or bouillon. Vegan Chicken Seasoning is a mock version of the popular taste...

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  • Creamy Leeks on Toast [vegan]
    23 October 2020

    Simple does it every time! I love these vegan creamy leeks on toast. This is the ultimate comfort food for a grey and rainy day. This dish has quickly become a big family favourite. This recipe is really simple and straightforward. It serves 4 generously. The leeks are first slowly cooked with shallots, garlic, white […]

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  • Walnut Granola Breakfast Parfait
    21 October 2020

    This Walnut Granola Parfait is the perfect easy breakfast, dessert or snack. A simple stovetop walnut granola is toasted in a dry skillet and paired with yogurt for a festive Christmas breakfast or enjoyed any time of the year. It’s ready in just 10 minutes with 7 simple ingredients. Starting out your day with a...

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  • Sabudana Khichdi (Dry)
    21 October 2020

    Last week the Hindu festival of Navratri started. Navratri is a Hindu festival that lasts 9 -10 days depending on the lunar calendar. The word Navratri is a sanskrit word, nava means nine and ratri means night.The festival is celebration of the victory of Goddess Gurga in the fight about good over evil. The nine days celebration are dedicated to Goddess Durga who has Nine Avatars. The festival is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India, however one thing that is in common is the delicious fassting Farali food that is made during this festival.

    During this time many Hindus fast and follow a sattvic diet (no onion or garlic) and eat farali food. This means that they do not eat certain vegetables, grains, garlic and onions during this time. The reasons for the fasting isfor spiritual body cleansing by consuming plain and simple foods that are not overly spicy and overly rich. 

    What can you eat during Farali Fasting?

    • Certain flours such as buckwheat and chestnut flour
    • Potatoes, sweet potatoes, cassava and plantain
    • Most Fruits
    • Simple spices like rock salt, pepper and chilli is permitted
    • All nuts and dairy such as milk and yoghurt and ghee can be consumed.
    • Sago (Sabudana) is a popular fasting food.
    • Any kind of alcohol or non vegetarian food is not permitted during this time.

    Some Farali Recipes you can try:

    Coconut Srikand

    Srikand - Hung Yogurt  Dessert

    Matoke -Green banana curry

    Sabudana Kheer-Tapioca pudding

    Sabudana Khichdi with gravy

    Plantain Chips  

    Roasted Almonds

    Todays recipe is Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana khichdi is a simple yet very popular fasting farali food recipe. It is a type of hot salad made with diced boiled potatoes, peanuts and sago pearls tossed in simple spices such as cumin, rock salt and black pepper with a squeeze of lemon juice. Sabudana khichdi can be made with a gravy to serve with farari puris or made dry to serve as appetiser or warm salad.

    The recipe is 

    • Sattvic(no onion no garlic)
    • Gluten free
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian

    What is Sabudana (Sago Pearls)?

    Sabudana is Tapioca (cassava) starch that is processed into small pearls. The pearls are made by extracting the starch from the Tapioca root. The moist starch is pushed through a sieve under pressure to form different sized balls, which are then dried before packaging.

    To use the Sabudana Pearls they have to be rehydrated before use by soaking them in water for 3-4 hours. The dried sabudana swell and puff up after soaking. Once cooked they turn translucent.

    Yield: 2 Servings
    Author: Nayna Kanabar
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    Saboodani Khichdi (Dry Version)
    Hot salad made with diced boiled potatoes, peanuts and sago pearls tossed in simple spices such as cumin, rock salt and black pepper with a squeeze of lemon juice.
    Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 Mininactive time: 4 HourTotal time: 4 H & 25 M
    • Medium Boiled Potatoes 3 
    • Sabudana Pearls 50 g
    • Green chillies  2
    • Fresh Coriander finely chopped 1 Tablespoon
    • Rock Salt 1 Tsp
    • Freshly ground black pepper 1 Tsp
    • Curry leaves 10
    • Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
    • Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
    • Sunflower Oil 1 Tbsp
    • Peanuts coarsely Ground 50 g
    1. Wash the Sabudana (Sago pearls) in three changes of water. After washing , add just enough water to cover the pearls,  than leave them to soak for 4 hours.
    2. Dice the boiled potatoes into 1 cm squares.
    3. In a frying pan add the oil and wait for it to heat up, once hot add the cumin seeds and wait for them to splutter.
    4. Next add the curry leaves, green chillies and the coarsely ground peanuts and saute for 1-2 minutes.
    5. Drain the soaked sabudana pearls and add them to the pan and saute them with the rest of the ingredients for 1-2 minutes.
    6. Add the  boiled potatoes and toss the potatoes into the pan. Add the lemon juice and toss again. Cover and cook on a low heat for 3-4 minutes. 
    7. Transfer the sabudana khichdi to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander and lemon wedges
    8. Serve with fried green chillies, fried peanuts and some natural yoghurt.



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    21 October 2020

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  • Vegan Stuffing with Chestnuts and Tempeh
    20 October 2020

    The best vegan stuffing with all the comfort and familiarity of traditional stuffing, but packed with protein and flavour. Bake in a tray, or shape into balls. This chestnut and tempeh stuffing is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

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  • Top10 Farari (Fasting) Recipes
    19 October 2020

    On the days Hindus fast, there is a list of foods that they are “allowed” to eat. The list – often referred to as farali food – includes all the fruits and nuts, milk and Read More...

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  • Roasted Winter Squash with Creamy Lentils [vegan]
    19 October 2020

    This roasted winter squash with creamy lentils recipe makes such a comforting vegan meal. The beluga lentils are cooked in a creamy coconut and tomato sauce, lightly spiced with garam masala and a blend of other spices. The lentils should take around 60mins to cook and the winter squash around 30mins, so you need to […]

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  • Fruit Compote Recipes
    19 October 2020

    You'll love this selection of the BEST Fruit Compote Recipes. Compote is a tasty topping or dessert made from fruit that is simmered briefly in sugar that forms a syrup. Perfect on ice cream, oatmeal, cheesecake and more. What is fruit compote Fruit compote (compôte) is a topping or dessert that's made with fruit or...

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