The Vegan Kitchen – Bollywood Style is one of the first books for the growing vegan population in India. People are realizing that there is a lot of fat in the milk!
The author, Anuradha Sawhney, is not just a vegan, but a vegan that headed PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in India, a powerful global organization championing the rights of animals, for nine years.
Although I am not a fan of Bollywood I know that it is an excellent tool for marketing — everything from Pepsi, books and showrooms! Vegan diets are nutritious if executed properly and can reverse heart disease, manage diabetes and reduce obesity. Bollywood’s beautiful people realize that diet is crucial to maintain their looks so the glamour quotient is allowed in this case!
The book brings together recipes from leading Bollywood names. Anupam Kher, Dilip Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Hema Malini, John Abraham, Mahesh Bhatt, Om Puri, R. Madhavan, Rahul Khanna, Saira Banu, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan are just a few who have contributed their favourite recipes, showing how it s possible to incorporate a delicious, healthy vegan diet.
The vegan diet has no cholesterol because there are no animal products — butter, ghee, dahi and cheese, etc. It’s not so easy to do in India where milk is abundant and vegetarians are accustomed to their paneer dishes. This book is a good start of you are interested in veganism. There are appetizing photographs and tips on how to run a vegan kitchen and forewords from an internationally-renowned doctor and a leading fitness expert who explain the benefits of the vegan lifestyle.