World Go Vegan Week Bangalore Pizza Event 24th to 31st Oct 2011

The last week of October is known as World Go Vegan Week. To celebrate this event, a few of us from the Vegan Bengaluru group approached a handful of local restaurants and requested them to introduce a vegan pizza into their menu for the week of 24th to 31st October, 2011.

Many of them happily obliged and some of them even said they would veganize other dishes upon request.

Here is a list of participating restaurants. Do drop in to these places with your friends and family and enjoy the special vegan fare.

Little Italy
Little Italy Indiranagar - No. 2017, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore - 560038 Ph: +91 080 25207171,7272
This is a pure vegetarian restaurant. Apart from the pizzas, these are the vegan and veganizable items on their menu:
Starters:
A.4 – Bruschetta – ***Ask for whole wheat bread***
A.10 – Funghi Alla Trapanese – ***Ask for whole wheat bread***
Soups:
Z.1 – Minestrone
Z.4 – Zuppa Di Cipolle – ***ask for no Parmesan***
Z.6 – Zuppa Di Broccoli
Z.8 – Zuppa Di Dil
Z.11 – Lentil and Spinach
Salads:
D.1 – Pomodoro
D.4 – Contadina
D.8 – Stagioni
D.11 – Corleone
D.18 – Insalata Di Olimpo
D.19 – Insalata Di Zeus
Wood Burn Pizza:
P.1 – Sadu
P.12 – Zen
P.14 – Zorba
Pasta:
B.1 – Pummorola
B.2 – Aglio Olio E Peperoncino
B.5 – All Arabiata
B.7 – All Pesto Geneovese – ***ask for no cheese***
B.39 – Pasta De Fattore
Mr. Pradeep Shetty of Little Italy, Indiranagar clarifies: “…in Z4 cheese is only sprinkled on top, which can be avoided. and the same holds good for B7 also. we do not use cheese in our pesto sauces while preparing. we can give whole wheat bread instead of the regular bread.”
Little Italy Koramangala
Little Italy Koramangala - #32 Krishna Nagar Industrial Layout, Near Forum, Behind Skc Mall, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560029 Ph: +91 080 41114034, +91 080 41215709
This place has the same menu as Little Italy, Indiranagar even though it is run by different owners. So the veganizable items on the menu would be the same.
Under the Mango Tree
Under the Mango Tree - # 3, Laurel Lane, Richmond Town , Bangalore Ph: +91 9686601021
Nirmala of Under the Mango Tree says, “We are happy to support the Vegan week at UTMT and will promote the same by mentioning it on our page on fb ( UTMT) as well as on our notice board. The items on the menu are:
Basil Pesto Pizza
Tomato pesto Pizza
Grilled Tofu with burnt garlic noodles
Apart from this, upon requesting the staff, you can have a host of other items veganised as well , for eg. the Veg steak ( will be prepared with tofu and not cottage cheese), Baked mushrooms with garlic bread etc..”
Toscano
Toscano - The Collection, U.B. City, Level II, Concord Block, 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore Ph: +91 080 41738800 and Whitefield - Whitefield Forum Value Mall 2nd Floor, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield, Bangalore Ph: +91 080 25939224
In The Pink
In The Pink - 93, 6th cross, 29th main, Dollars colany, NS Palya, BTM 2nd Stage Ph: +91 9945001003, +91 9845168462, +91 080 26789998
In The Pink is a pure vegetarian restaurant and they are happy to veganize most things upon request. The above picture is of the vegan pizza that Chef Joydeb has created specifically for this World Go Vegan Week event.

As more restaurants confirm their participation in this event, we will be adding them here so do come back and keep an eye on the list.

Enjoy the delicious vegan offerings and spread the word! πŸ™‚

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Snapshots from the Vegan Bengaluru potluck at Jaaga Sep 2011

Beautiful place. Great conversation. And most importantly… delicious food!

I don’t have to say much about our Vegan Bengaluru lunch potluck at Jaaga on the 24th of Sep. 2011. The pictures will say it all! πŸ™‚

The People
The People
The Spread
The Spread
Mysore Pak
Mysore Pak
Hakka Noodles in Peanut Sauce
Hakka Noodles in Peanut Sauce
Pasta Salad
Pasta Salad
Poori
Poori
Sweet Tomato Curry
Sweet Tomato Curry
Steamed Ragi Sweet
Steamed Ragi Sweet
Bread for Bruschetta
Bread for Bruschetta
Topping for Bruschetta
Topping for Bruschetta
Semiya Sweet
Semiya Sweet
Multi-Bean Hummus
Multi-Bean Hummus

We also had this awesome Fusion Asian Style Semiya with Peanut Powder topping which was amazingly delicious! But sadly, I didn’t get a chance to grab a picture of it. It arrived after I’d started to eat and by the time I was done eating people had finished every last bit of it! 😦

Pouncing On The Food
Pouncing On The Food
Eating, Chatting, Laughing and Washing Dishes
Eating, Chatting, Laughing and Washing Dishes
Hanging Around with a Full Tummy
Hanging Around with a Full Tummy
Vegan Power. Yay! :)
Vegan Power. Yay! πŸ™‚
We don't really want to leave but we must disperse :(
We don't really want to leave but we must disperse 😦

Thanks to the awesome people of Jaaga for welcoming us to hold our September’s Vegan Bengaluru potluck at their beautiful space. πŸ™‚

The Vegan Bengaluru has a potluck meeting every month and everyone is welcome to attend. For the month of October, 2011 we’ll be doing a buffet lunch at In The Pink Organic Restaurant instead of a potluck.

To join the fun, check out the Facebook event page here and RSVP.

And join our Vegan Bangalore Facebook Group to keep yourself updated about more of our events.

Ending this post with a sweet video shoot of our potluck event done by Clemence Barret of Jaaga. Thanks so much Clemence! πŸ™‚

The Art of New Age Cooking with Dr. Nandita

It was a relaxing get together on a late Saturday morning. The weather outside was perfect and so was the atmosphere inside In The Pink Organic Bazaar and Restaurant. It was nice to walk in and meet Dr. Nandita Shah of SHARAN India who was all set and ready to start with one of her famous cooking demos.

The Art of New Age Cooking was an interactive workshop which was made possible by the coordination efforts of Archana Saraf. It focused on creating healthy, organic, extremely delicious food.

We started off with introductions. Most people, like me, had already attended one of Dr. Nandita’s seminars. One can never have too many workshops with her because there’s always something new to learn.

Audience
Audience

Many of us present were vegans. Some long time, some new. There were also a handful of beginners who were on their path to becoming vegan. They knew the benefits of veganism on the Earth and on their health. And most importantly, they were well aware of the ethical implications of switching to a compassionate lifestyle free of all animal derived products. But they just needed that extra little push in the right direction and who better to give them that than Dr. Nandita? As far as I’m concerned, she is the guru of veganism in India. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, but she is also well qualified to share this knowledge. On top of that she has an immense passion for spreading veganism in a positive, constructive way.

Dr. Nandita making spiced peanut nut butter
Dr. Nandita making spiced peanut nut butter
Spices
Spices

The cooking demo covered 12 vegan dishes of various varieties. From nut butters and nut milks to salads and steamed lentil cutlets. Throughout the demo, Dr. Nandita shared a lot of information with us about the benefits of putting whole, organic, plant based foods into our systems. She also answered all the questions we asked her while she cooked and managed to go back each time to whatever she was talking about. A highly impressive multi-tasking effort. πŸ™‚

Dr. Nandita holding up a glass of delicious Cashew Nut Milk
Dr. Nandita holding up a glass of delicious Cashew Nut Milk
Fermented Cashew Cheese... YUMMY!!!
Fermented Cashew Cheese... YUMMY!!!

She gave an open invitation to any of us to walk up and lend a helping hand in the cooking (making sure we washed our hands well before doing so of course). Arun, Sujoy, Smitha, Lata and a few others did a great job lending a hand in the cooking.

Arun
Arun
Volunteers stuffing Bhindis
Volunteers stuffing Bhindis
Sujoy
Sujoy

Of course, she also had Archana and a couple of kind, In The Pink employees by her side, helping out through the whole session.

Archana Saraf watches as Dr. Nandita works the food processor
Archana Saraf watches as Dr. Nandita works the food processor
Prepping for Salad
Prepping for Salad

Needless to say, by the end of the demo, all of us were ravenous! We needed to distract ourselves by shopping at the nice little grocery section at In The Pink while the buffet was being set up.

The Spread
The Spread
Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's Pie
Steamed Sprouted Lentil Cutlets
Steamed Sprouted Lentil Cutlets
Papaya Salad
Papaya Salad

What an amazing vegan spread it was!! It took a lot of will power on my part to click photographs before wolfing down the food. So don’t blame me for not pausing to click pics of the desserts when they were brought out. We were all way too stuffed from that hearty meal but somehow the raw banana ice cream with a cinnamon walnut topping and the mysore paks seemed to slip nicely into our tummies. :p

My plateful of heaven
My plateful of heaven
The Cabbage and Raw Onion Salad was surprisingly delicious!
The Cabbage and Raw Onion Salad was surprisingly delicious!

I hope Dr. Nandita holds more of her wonderful cooking demos in Namma Bengaluru in the near future. And I surely hope that all of you will be lucky enough to attend them.

Dr. Nandita's glowing smile
Dr. Nandita's glowing smile

Vegan picnic in Cubbon Park: 16 April 2011

The monthly Bangalore vegan meet is open to everyone: new and long-term vegans, vegetarians or anyone who would like to learn about veganism and sample some delicious vegan dishes. This is a great way to meet and make friends with vegans in Bangalore and share experiences, tips and recipes. There is no agenda, just come, eat, socialise and enjoy!

Join us for a vegan picnic in Cubbon Park! Bring your favourite vegan dish or snack to share with others. We are trying to be eco-friendly, so please also bring your own plate, cup and cutlery.Β  And something to sit on!

We will meet at Rani Park (the small park adjacent to Cubbon Park) at 3pm. It’s located across the road from Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium.

For more information, contact us: bengaluruvegans@gmail.com

Veg Event in Bangalore: 30 October to 1 November 2010

IVU-INDIA, SOUTH WEST ASIA

VEGETARIAN CONGRESS

Practicing Ahimsa: The Core of Our Values

Bangalore, India.Β  Oct.30-Nov.1, 2010

2 days of Lectures, Workshops & Music and a day of excursion

Website: www.vegansociety.in Email: indianvegansociety@rediffmail.com

Among the speakers are Padmabhushana Dr.B..Hegde (renowned cardiologist) and Mr.John Davis, Veg Historian, UK, Ms. Marly Winckler, Brazil and Mr.Belal Tahiri from Iran.Β  We will have soulful vegan music by Mr.Mohan Santhanam and delicious vegan food to savour. Β Please be there with your family and friends, let us show the way ahead!

For full information on the program, menu, venue and fees, visit this link: http://www.vegansociety.in/ivu-iswaveg_congress

 

Connecting vegans in Bengaluru!