Two Must-Try Indian Recipes Sent From Heaven!

If you love Indian recipes you’ll love this show!  Ever tasted delicious Vegan Shahee Paneer? Our guest Chef comes to us all the way from India for today’s #LunchBreakLIVE. Pareen Sachdeva, Global Climate Leader, Ph.D. Scholar at TISS Mumbai, Autodidactic Chef, Recipe Developer, and Mindfulness Practitioner creates this culinary delight for us.  Let’s check it out…


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Ever tasted delicious Indian Vegan Shahee Paneer? Join us #LIVE from India for today’s #LunchBreakLIVE with Global Climate Leader, Ph.D. Scholar at TISS Mumbai, Autodidactic Chef, Recipe Developer and Mindfulness Practitioner Pareen Sachdeva as she creates this culinary delight! #LunchBreakLIVE airs every day at 12:30pm PT/3:30pm ET/ on #JaneUnchained News Facebook.

Posted by Jane Unchained News on Tuesday, March 23, 2021


Pareen Sachdeva is a Ph.D. Scholar at TISS Mumbai, advocate for animals, environmental educator, autodidactic chef, recipe developer, mindfulness practitioner, and yoga enthusiast. She is a Global Climate Reality Leader, trained by former USA Vice President Al Gore and his team, and is presently serving as India Lead with the international non-profit, Climate Healers. She is a multi-dimensional educator-entrepreneur with diverse interests and a passion for compassion. Her venture, Lactose-Free Goddess delivers homemade vegan treats across India. In 2020, she started a monthly live group meditation series called 10 on 10 on 10, to help activists deal with the dailies. Currently, she has a live cooking show on her Instagram where YOU decide what she cooks LIVE!


Pareen Sachdeva

Pareen Sachdeva


Indian Recipes Are A Favorite For Many!

Most Indian food is naturally vegan or vegetarian, and today we got to learn how to cook vegan Shahee Paneer and some Kheer, AKA Sweet Rice Pudding.  The Shahee Paneer is a super flavorful dish and would be delicious atop some rice. It is dairy-free, oil-free, and sugar-free, but don’t think that means it is bland because that is certainly not the case.  The spices are potent, bursting with authentic Indian flavor.  The Rice Pudding is smooth perfection with just the right creaminess.


Shahee Paneer ingredients

Shahee Paneer ingredients.


Finished vegan Indian recipesShahee Paneer

Finished and ready to eat Shahee Paneer.


Finished vegan Indian recipesShahee Paneer

Shahee Paneer 

Dairy-free, Oil-free, Sugar-free
5 from 1 vote
Course Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine Indian


  • 2 red onions medium
  • 2 pureed tomatoes
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 inch green chilly
  • 1/2 C. Cashew cream cashews soaked and blended in water
  • 1/2 C. Coconut cream
  • 1 C. Tofu cut into triangles
  • 1 t. Salt
  • 1/2 t. red chilly powder
  • 1 t. Coriander powder
  • 1 t. Fenugreek leaves powder
  • A pinch garam masala
  • A pinch cardamom powder
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise


  • Add a few saffron strands to warm coconut cream. Mix and keep it aside to infuse it with flavour.
  • Blend onion, ginger, garlic and green chili to puree.
  • dry roast cloves and star anise in a saucepan. Now add the onion puree and let it cook for 8-10 minutes or till the onions become soft.
  • now add tomato puree into this and salt, chilly, coriander and garam masala to this. Cook for another 8-10 minutes and stir occasionally.
  • Now mix in cashew cream, fenugreek leaves and stir for 1 minutes
  • Add in tofu and coconut cream and gently stir for another 1 minute
  • Voila!
  • Garnish- coconut cream and cardamom powder
  • Serve with- Indian flatbread and onion rings
Keyword vegan
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Kheer ingredients.  Indian recipes

The ingredients for the Kheer.


Kheer- Indian recipes

The delicious Kheer.


Kheer- Indian recipes

3-ingredient Kheer (Sweet Rice Pudding)

This is a super easy and healthier dessert alternative recipe for the Sweet Rice Pudding you crave.
5 from 1 vote
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 C. Boiled rice
  • 1/2 C. Mishri or Cane Sugar
  • 1 1/2 C. Full fat Coconut Mylk
  • Additional flavourings- mix of cashews and raisins, cardamom powder, saffron


  • Cook boiled rice with sugar and small amount of water on medium flame
  • Mash or lightly blend the rice
  • Now add coconut mylk and simmer for no longer than 2 minutes
  • The trick is to let this sit and cool at room temperature or refrigerate
  • Add garnishing of choice
  • Voila!
  • Enjoy it cool. Tastes best the next day.
Keyword vegan
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Pareen Sachdeva's Indian recipes

Pareen Sachdeva showing off her two recipes.


Thank You For Joining Us On Our Indian Adventure!

What a fun trip to India, learning how to make two incredible vegan Indian recipes that your friends and family are sure to love.  If you are looking for other delicious vegan recipes to try, be sure to jump on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page where we have a ton of recipes to choose from.  Until next time…keep cookin’!