We have all been there when our non-vegetarian friends unite, and we vegetarians have to stick to our good old Paneer tikka while they enjoy a big non-vegetarian meal and make fun of you. Hurts, right?
Worry no more! Here we are bringing to you 8 vegetarian options to replace meat that tastes equally good.
8 Vegetarian Alternatives to Non-vegetarian dishes
1. Malai Chaap
Chaap is made of soya and is widely loved by vegetarians of India. Malai chaap is a dish with roasted chaap marinated in malai or cream with a lot of Indian herbs and spices. It is usually served with Rumali roti along with an onion salad. It is the perfect replacement for Malai Chicken tikka.
2. Achari Chaap
Achari Chaap is marinated in tikka masala, and it is also served with Rumali roti or eaten as it is. It tastes very similar to chicken tikka. It has a lot of flavours that make it a total delight for vegetarians.
3. Tofu Salad
If you are a health freak and swear by your salads, but you’re looking for a vegan option, definitely go for a tofu salad. It is loaded with proteins and is a perfect alternative for chicken and cottage cheese. It tastes very delightful.
4. Kurkure/Crispy Chaap or Paneer
These are an adapted vegetarian version of the infamous KFC chicken or crispy fried chicken. These are prepared in a similar way as their chicken counterparts and taste exactly the same. Have them with barbeque sauce or salsa, and you will love it.
5. Mushroom Sandwiches/Burgers
Mushrooms have a very similar texture to that of meat and when stuffed inside a burger or a sandwich, you could never tell a difference. Just add your herbs and spices while you sauté your mushrooms, and voila! God blessed us with this one.
6. Soya/Veg Biryani
Yes, it exists. We are here to end this debate because it is true. It doesn’t matter what you add in your biryani, the way you cook it does, along with the spices that go with it. This tastes the same as the non-vegetarian one.
7. Jackfruit curry
It is nutritious and appetizing. You can make a curry out of it or use it instead of meat patties in your sandwiches or burgers. The tenderness of the jackfruit resembles very closely that of the meat and is set to give you loads of foodgasm!
8. Tempeh balls
Not as commonly known as the other things mentioned, but it is honestly too damn delicious and one of the healthiest food items to exist. It is a type of Tofu made with fermented soya beans. As a vegetarian, you can make patties out of it and even make your own ”meat” balls out of it.
These are a few of the vegetarian alternatives for the famous non-vegetarian dishes so you do not feel left out the next time you are out with your friends.
For non-vegetarians, what is your go-to vegetarian option instead of meat?