Celebrate World Vegetarian Day with these 11 meat-free recipes

Celebrate World Vegetarian Day with these 11 meat-free recipes

From Emirati Regag and Italian Rigatoni to Indian Kadhi and Pakistani Bhindi…

Vegetarian food - falafil
This World Vegetarian Day try out these meat-free (falafel - pictured) recipes. Image Credit: Pexels

This World Vegetarian Day, which is marked every year on October 1, Gulf News Food brings you meat-free recipes that are full of flavour.

The day was established by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) in 1977 to help promote a meatless diet and spread awareness regarding the health and social benefits of cutting out meat.

If you are looking to try out a vegetarian diet or just want to add a little more fresh produce (and taste) into your food, here’s a list of vegetarian recipes published previously:

Watermelon feta cheese salad
Watermelon feta cheese salad Image Credit: Sonal Tiwari/Gulf News

Emirati Watermelon Mozzarella Salad

Kadhi Image Credit: Shutterstock

Pakora Kadhi - An Indian chickpea flour-and-yoghurt-based soupy dish

Egyptian Koshary Image Credit: Shutterstock

Egyptian Koshari

Oash E Berenj
Oash E Berenj - A thick soup made of lentils and rice Image Credit: Anas Thacharpadikkal/Gulf News

A hearty Parsi soup - Oash-e-Berenj

Borani Banjan
Borani Banjan or Aubergine yoghurt based dish Image Credit: Anas Thacharpadikkal/Gulf News

Borani Banjan or Aubergine yoghurt dish from Afghanistan

Sabudana khichdi
Navaratri special: Sabudana khichdi or tapioca pearl tempered with curry leaves and peanuts Image Credit: Shutterstock

Sabudana or tapioca pearls Khichdi

Potato Kebbeh
Potato Kebbeh Image Credit: GN ARCHIVES
Falafel Image Credit: Anton Illep/Unsplash.com

Vegan recipe for Lebanese falafel with chickpeas

Kurkuri bhindi
Pakistani-style Kurkuri bhindi Image Credit: Gulf News/Stefan Lindeque

Pakistani-style Kurkuri Bhindi or crispy ladies' fingers

Originally a royal dish reserved for the Korean royal courts, these sweet potato glass noodles are a festive delight. Image Credit: Shutterstock

Korean glass noodles

Rigatoni Arrabbiata
Rigatoni Arrabbiata Image Credit: Anas Thacharpadikkal/Gulf News

Italian Rigatoni Arrabbiata Pasta

20201228 Lebanese spicy potatoes
Image Credit: GN Archives

Lebanese Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)

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