~ Why Egg can’t be a Vegetarian food (read how to substitute)

There are different opinions about egg, whether to consider it vegetarian or not, whether to eat it not. Also, there are many misleading advertisement runs on TV or newspaper about Egg being a “Vegetarian” or “artificially made” food. To support their claim they tell you funny stuffs that they are feeding chicken only vegetarian food (grains, lentils, fruits, etc.) and these egg can’t produce chicks (this is how they claim it to be artificial/no-flesh). Many people/parents are unaware to the exact information about the egg or they are ignorant to collect this vital information to understand what we are actually eating in the form of  “EGG”!!

Some authors collected various information and pictures to prove the concept. These links below will provide in detail information about Egg – What is actually an ‘Egg’? Why it can’t be called Vegetarian food?, etc.:

Click on title (hyperlinks) to read information in details.

Do you want to substitute egg in your diet?

Here are different ways you can substitute the egg in your recipes, diet, etc. This information will also help some chefs/cook/restaurant owners  to fulfil demand of their vegetarian/vegan clients!

Egg substitution for (roles and usage):

Click on title (hyperlinks) to read information in details.

  •  for Protein : You can substitute egg with other natural/vegetarian sources like – Milk, Peanuts, Soy protein, black beans, lentils, corn products, wheat, grains, etc.
  •  in Recipes : various mentioned in the link like, potato, pumpkin, tofu, agar powder, baking powder, etc
  •  in cake or other usage – see different recipes to act as binder/livening agent/ to provide moisture and texture (emulsion) / colour / for extra volume and lightness (cake, pan cakes)

Note: With due respect, its up to individual to decide what they wish to eat. This informatio is just to clear some doubt about confusing terminologies and get knowledge about this food type.

Sources: Google search, Wikipedia and different  links provided in the post.

~ Indian Sweets Rasgulla and Rasmalai Recipes

Rasgulla (means Syrup- sphere ) is an Indian sweet made up mainly from milk and sugar. This is a flavour from West Bengal state  (Bengali ) at eastern part of India.

Time require: 40- 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Cow’s Milk
  • Lemon Juice (to add into milk and make it – Paneer/Cottage Cheese/ Chena )
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Arrowroot powder  Or  “All-purpose powder” ( for thickening  of balls/Rasgullas)
  • Rose Essence or Cardamom powder  (for taste/flavour)

Recipes for Rasgulla: Follow whichever you find suitable

Recipe 1Recipe: 2 , Recipe 3 , Recipe 4 , Recipe 5 , Recipe 6

Both Rasgulla & Rasmalai Recepies

Also see my other post for Instant & Ready To Eat Indian Food/Sweets, available brands, links to their website to order online. If these instant food brands offer Rasgulla  or Rasmalai Recipes; see if they deliver at your country/place.

See my previous post HERE .

Instant Indian Ready-To-Cook Brands that may offer Rasagulla and Rssmalai Foods are:

 Clips : How to Make Rasgulla and Rasmalai

Note: Use “Subtitles” Button at bottom right side of the clip to see translation in your preferred language

Sponge Rasgulla Recipe from Nishaji (nishamadhulika.com)

Rasgulla Recipe from Nishaji

RajBhog Recipe from Nishaji (Which is similar to Rasgulla making)

Rasgulla Recipe from another user (English description)

Rasmalai is also similar (but slightly different) kind of sweet but here the milk balls/sphere  is served in sweet milk instead of sugar syrup as in case of Rasgulla.

RASMALAI recipes from two ladies (showmethecurry.com)

Rasmalai from Nishaji

Visit more Indian Food Recipe YouTube Channels:

  • Channel 1 (English description with other language subtitles)
  • Channel 2 (English description with other language subtitles)
  • Channel 3 (Hindi description with other language subtitles)
  • Channel 4  (English description with other language subtitles)
  • Channel 5 (English description with other language subtitles)

Sources: Google Search, YouTube, Wikipedia and other hyperlinks mentioned in the post

~ ‘Instant’ & ‘Ready-To-Cook’ Indian Foods

If you like to eat Indian Cuisine but dont know the recipe or don’t know incredients or just don’t want to spend time on cooking then here are Instant/Ready-to-eat/Ready-to-Cook Foods for you!

There are many companies which provide vast range of Ready-to-Cook and Ready-to-Eat products which are

  1. Easy to Use – Preparation time has reduced to 10 mins!

  2. Easy to Cook – Just put it boiling water or microwave.

  3. Ready literally Instantly.

  4. Easily Available in India and Overseas

And gives taste of homemade-restaurant quality food… 🙂

Out of the several brands, I have used GITS and MTR which are well known brands in India and are famous for their Ready-to-Eat and Ready-to-Cook dishes which include both Sweet and Savory. They offer all types of food – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1) GITS was established in 1963 and has been very popular for its instant sweet mixes. As a kid, I remember homemade Gulab Jamun (indian sweet dish) meant Gits! These days they also offer ready-to-eat food which are extremely liked. They have a wide network all over the world and have partnered with many stores such as Tesco, Walmart, Carrefour to name a few. For more details on their range of products, visit comapny website

Watch clips of GITS ready-to-cook dishes here – Medu VadaRava Dosa, UpmaUttapam,  RasamSambarPakora/PakodaDahi VadaBasundiKulfiJilebiRasmalaiKheerKalakand. Also they have a range of ready-to-eat vegetable  curriesdaal (lentlis) and rice/Pulao/Biryani.

Some of GITS’s popular products are::

Ready-to-cook Rice Dosa

Ready-to-cook Onion Bhajiya

Ready to cook Gulab Jamun

2) MTR was established in 1924 and in past 85 years, they have been offering many products such as ready-to-eat curries and rice, ready-to-eat cook gravies, frozen food, instant mixes and spices. They have presence all over the world. For more details on their range of products, visit their website.

Watch clips of MTR recommended ready-to-cook dishes here – Dosa Upma , VadaManchurianPakodaJalebiGulab JamunGajar Halwa.  Also they have a range of ready-to-eat vegetable curriesdaal (lentlis) and rice/Pulao/Biryani.

Some of MTR’s popular products are:

Ready-to-cook Vada

Ready-to-cook Uttapam

3) ACTChawa Products – Instant Puran Poli Mix (Maharashtra Sweet Nan/Roti)

Many Instant ACTCCHAWA products here @ official Youtube Playlist  and @ actchawa.com

Happy Cooking! Happy Eating!

Some other popular Instant Indian Ready-To-Cook Brands are:

4) HALDIRAM’s

5) Bhikaram Bhujiawala

Disclaimer: This is NOT an advertisement for any of the companies/products. The information about company have been gathered from their respective websites,wikipedia,google search and youtube.