Indian food is always, always good, no matter what state you’re in or the time of day you crave it, it always hits the spot. We adore these traditional dishes and like them, even more, when they’re veganized. We’ve gathered a ton of incredible Indian food from our Food Monster App. Read below for all the deliciousness.
In India, cooking is an art that is handed down from generation to generation. Indian food is extremely popular in the U.S. and it has become easy to find Indian ingredients in supermarkets and specialty stores. If you have ever wanted to make your own Indian cuisine, there is no better time than now. Here are 15 Traditional Indian Foods Made Vegan so you can enjoy the amazing flavors of India in your own home!
The food served during Diwali is typically light bites, snacks, and some sweets. So, we searched the Food Monster App for the best treats and snacks that will help you bring the spirit of Diwali into your home the week of October 19th. Check out 20 Sweet And Savory Indian Snacks For Your Diwali Celebration!
Even though curry comes from India, you’ll find that each state has its own variety. There may be similar ingredients, but no two curries are exactly alike! So, prepare to Experience the Diverse Flavors of India With 15 Delicious Curry Recipes You Have to Try!
For many vegetarians, Indian restaurants stand out among the oftentimes meat-heavy restaurant options. The good news is, Indian restaurants tend to be extremely vegan-friendly, so those looking for a flavorful plant-based meal need not miss out on enjoying a satisfying meal when dining out. But even though that Indian restaurant down the street has the potential to become your new go-to favorite, it’s important to be aware of a few things before you order the first vegetarian menu option you find. Here is Your Guide to Vegan Indian Food: What to Order Depending on Your Dietary Goals!
One of the most important parts of any Diwali celebration is preparing faral (savory snacks) and mithai (sweets) to be shared among friends and family. Many Indian sweets are milk or dairy-based, including ingredients such as ghee (clarified butter) and curds, but all of your favorites can easily be made completely plant-based.
This year, celebrate Diwali with these 23 Dairy-Free Indian Sweets For Diwali That Will Wow Your Friends and Family!
Dal is a simple dish from India that is a favorite of many vegans and vegetarians worldwide. Why? Not only is it tasty and easy to make, it also is packed with protein. A little like a thick soup, but with so much unique flavor, dal is a traditional food you can make in many different ways, with some dishes specializing region to region throughout India. Here’s The Fastest Way to Prepare Delicious Indian Dal!
Indian cuisine is one of my favorites as a plant-based eater. Curries, samosas, dal meals…these dishes are full of rich, aromatic spices that enliven your taste buds. When ordering Indian food at a restaurant, you typically request a spice level; if you’re new to this food, I would recommend starting out with a low number like 1 or 2. Even fans of spicy food like me can get too bold when ordering Indian food since the spices can be so intense (and the sweating and water gulping ensues and it’s worth it). If cooking your own, remember you can always add spices but not remove them, so use sparingly and check out these 10 Indian Spices To Spike Up Your Meal.
Indian food is a favorite cuisine for many plant-based eaters. Many of the traditional dishes are vegetarian, have unique tastes, and feature healthy plant-based foods like peas, carrots, cauliflower, and lentils. A large part of what makes Indian cuisine so delicious is the use of several herbs and spices.
You may know about the health benefits of turmeric, an Indian spice that is frequently used to flavor or color curries and other foods. Tumeric has anti-inflammatory effects that can help treat arthritis. But there are other great Indian spices you may have heard less about. Here is Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now.
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