I hope you remember my post on why milk may not be an optimum diet. Consuming milk also contributes to cruelty towards animals. That’s why I feel Going Vegan is a healthy and ethical lifestyle option. (I am not a Vegan myself yet, but I am trying to become one.)
That doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice tasty foods. Today, I bring to you a guest post by Preethi Raghav, a passionate Vegan, who will share the recipe to make tasty vegan gulab jamuns (without using milk). Why not try making this delicious Indian sweet at your home this Deepavali? 🙂
1. Boil sweet potato(2 big) for 2 whistles (shouldn’t get too mushy).
2. Prepare sweet syrup by mixing jaggery(1 cup), powdered green cardamom and water(3cups) until thick. Takes a while for it to thicken, I used less jaggery because we don’t like it too sweet, so used rice flour to thicken. Also, sweet potato already has sweetness, so you don’t want it to be toooo sweet!
3. Mash sweet potatoes, bread slices (2) finely chopped, wheat flour (2tbsp), baking soda (a pinch), ground oats (3 tbsp, can be missed). Mix well to a dough consistency. Knead well so it takes in lesser oil and start making tiny balls and keep aside.
4. Heat oil in a frying pan, fry these tiny balls.
5. Soak in sweet syrup overnight and enjoy this delicious cruelty-free vegan gulab jamuns.
Author: Preethi is currently an MSc Nutrition in Practice student at Leeds Beckett University. She is a passionate and ethical vegan. She hopes to explore the relationship between Plant-based diets and overall health.
PS: Happy Deepavali to all my commenters and non-commenters 🙂