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Congratulations! We made it to a new year, together. While resolutions seem like a stretch in this climate, it’s always a good idea to reel in the meat on your plate, whether it’s for budgetary, environmental, or religious reasons. If you’re preparing for Thaipusam in a few weeks, there are quick and simple recipes in the mix as well (like the black pepper meehoon in our featured photo above). Look through our growing library of vegan dishes, or check out our favourites below:

Pumpkin masala

Orange pumpkin masala relaxes in an off-white bowl on a wooden table.
Photo: Michelle Yip, Bowl: Ilham Ceramic Studio

Our prolific contributor Leela Chakrabarty has several Bengali-centric recipes on the site. We love her delightfully bitter shukto, quick tomato soup, and this pumpkin masala, a firm reader favourite.

 

Linugu tanggalung kinayan limau om bawing

Mashed roasted eggplant sits in a small blue plate, decorated with lemon basil leaves. The small plate is sitting on a grey-pink plate, on a wooden table.
Photo: Michelle Yip, Tableware: Ilham Ceramic Studio

This roast eggplant with lemon basil salad via Abigail Teo makes a great accompaniment or appetiser. Try spreading it on warm toast, or have it with rice along with some raw vegetables and sambal.

 

Vegan substitutes for a Malay kitchen

A mortar sits on gravel. In the mortar bowl is a box of Kara brand coconut milk, a bulb of garlic, dried chillies, and shallots.
Photo: Michelle Yip

Amira Aminuddin’s guide to vegan substitutes in a Malay kitchen is one of our most popular articles to date. Follow her nifty tips and make vegan rendang and masak ayam, even sambal belacan.

 

Jollof rice

Tomato-coloured rice is served in a grey plate, studded with vegetables. The background is dark grey steel.
Photo: Michelle Yip, Bowl: Ilham Ceramic Studio

If you’re still wary about travelling, we heartily recommend taking a holiday in your kitchen. Take a trip to Nigeria and have some of Al Ibrahim’s jollof rice, or make it your own.

 

Manjiu gor

Rectangular pieces of manjiu gor are arranged on a pink plate, set inside a bamboo steamer.
Photo: Michelle Yip, Plate: Ilham Ceramic Studio

Malaysia is a wonderland of vegan desserts, especially in the form of kuih and teatime snacks. Mildred Voon’s manjiu gor recipe is a luscious Foochow treat, both sweet and savoury.

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