Best Vegan Food in the World


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Do want to know the favorite dishes of vegans around the world? Here is a list of the best vegan food in the world.

Samfaina

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Samfaina is a Spanish dish that is closely related to the French ratatouille. Originating from Catalonia, samfaina is made with eggplants, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and olive oil. Of course, there are as many variations as there are cooks, so some prefer to add garlic or roast the peppers before making the dish.

Samfaina is both a sauce and a side dish, and nowadays, it can even be served on its own as a vegetarian dish. When served as a sauce or a side dish, it usually accompanies meat, rice, or fish (especially cod). The name of the dish means symphony, possibly referring to the symphony of various vegetables and flavors.

Wali wa kukaanga

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Wali wa kukaanga is a delicious Kenyan dish made by combining boiled rice with turmeric, onions, oil, and vegetables such as carrots, peas, and corn. The combination of rice and vegetables is then fried, and the whole dish is served as an accompaniment to chicken dishes.

Gundruk

Gundruk is a popular Nepalese dish made by fermenting and drying several leafy vegetables such as rayo sag, mustard leaves, radish leaves, and cauliflower, in order to produce a sour product characterized by its dark brown color. It is a versatile food item that can be served both as an appetizer or a side dish, but it can also be made into a soup.

Due to the fact that it is a great source of minerals, gundruk is especially important in rural areas of the country where people mostly feed on maize and tubers.

Arroz verde

Just like most Mexican rice dishes, arroz verde is also made like a pilaf: raw rice is first fried and then combined with liquid, poblano peppers, and coriander, giving it a distinctive flavor and green color. The dish is traditionally made only for special occasions, and it is usually served on the side, as an accompaniment to a great number of Mexican dishes such as enchiladas.

Usal

Usal is a traditional Indian dish originating from Maharashtra. The dish can be prepared with sprouted beans, dried beans, or lentils as the main ingredient, but in Maharashtra it’s usually made with sprouted moth or matki beans. A combination of coriander seeds, sesame seeds, cloves, cardamom, coconut, cinnamon, bay leaves, and peppercorns is roasted until fragrant, and the combination is then added to sautéed onions, garlic, tomatoes, chili powder, and turmeric powder.

The sprouted beans are then added to the pot, and the mixture is cooked in water or coconut milk until tender, but not mushy. If desired, potatoes can be added to the dish for extra texture and flavor. Once done, usal is often garnished with coriander leaves, and the dish is typically served piping hot. 

Dum aloo

Dum aloo, also called alu dum, is a traditional Indian dish with origins in Kashmir. The dish consists of potatoes, tomatoes, and onions that are cooked together in curry or masala sauce. It is said that cooking dum aloo is an art because it needs to be boiled and fried just right, the spices need to be authentic, and it takes a lot of time and patience to prepare it.

Dum aloo is cooked over low heat in a traditional earthenware vessel (handi) that is usually sealed until the dish is ready to be consumed. Its name is a combination of the words aloo (potatoes) and dum (steam, or warm breath). 

These are some of the best vegan dishes to try.

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