Sometimes life can get too busy or overwhelming and in that case, so many of us turn towards food, specifically comfort food. We all have our favorite comfort foods but why not try these 10 masala filled comfort foods in honor of National Comfort Food Day? These dishes from our Food Monster App are packed full of flavors, spices and deliciousness, they are bound to calm you down and leave you satisfied and comforted!
1. Turmeric Polenta with Roasted Beets and Greens
This Turmeric Polenta with Roasted Beets and Greens recipe by Claire Ragozzino is full of nutritious goodness and flavorful spices to make your body happy. Not only will this meal taste delicious, but it will also fuel your body with important ingredients! Layering beet green pesto, roasted beets and cooked greens over turmeric polenta builds an amazing dish.
2. High-Protein Red Lentil Patties With Tomato Sauce
Source: Red Lentil Patties
Packed with protein, these Red Lentil Patties by Deniz Kilic are the perfect light lunch or dinner. Spiced with cumin, turmeric, and aromatics like onion and garlic, they are warm, flavorful, and herby. These patties are served with delicious tomato sauce, which is savory, slightly fruity, and spicy at the same time.
This is a simple yet nutritious meal bursting with plant-based goodness. A one-pot comforting meal enhanced by the warming heat of spices and ginger. This Creamy Yellow Split Pea and Spinach Dahl by Annabelle Randles is the ultimate comfort dish.
4. Roasted Cauliflower Steak With Turmeric White Bean Dressing
Source: Cauliflower ”Steak”
Meaty Cauliflower ”Steak” by Bianca the Green Creator seasoned with a turmeric bean dressing (oil-free), roasted until tender on the inside with a golden brown crust on the outside. It’s cauliflower-sliced lengthwise to create ”steak” shapes that are seasoned and roasted until soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. That’s it! So simple and so delicious.
5. Easy Khao Soi Thai Noodle Soup
Source: Kaho Soup Soi Thai Noodle Soup
Khao soi is a popular dish from the Chiang Mai region of northern Thailand. It is a coconut curry noodle soup and oddly not often found in Thai restaurants around the world. The authentic version is made with egg noodles and chicken, which can easily be replaced with glass bean noodles and shiitake mushrooms. Get ready for lots of spicy chopping! This Kaho Soup Soi Thai Noodle Soup by Debbie Dine is fun to make, loaded with flavor and spice, and is definitely the next thing on your to do list.
Source: Rich Soba Soup
7. Chickpea Tofu Masala Curry
Source: Chickpea Tofu Masala Curry
This thick, rich and aromatic recipe for Chickpea Tofu Masala Curry by Pallavi Gupta will have your senses spinning with the depth of flavor and excellent texture of the dish. The home made masala paste lays the foundation for this exceptional dish and then a tomato curry added to the mix and thickened with soaked cashews and poppy seeds and the dish climaxes with tender chunks of chickpea tofu.
8. Tofu Coconut Korma
Source: Tofu Coconut Korma
Korma is a delicious Indian and Pakistani sauce traditionally made with spices, tomatoes and yogurt. This Tofu Coconut Korma recipe by Kiran Shahbaz keeps the essence of korma – fresh spices and seasoning, tomato puree, thick textures – and replaces the milk with coconut milk! Tofu is also added to this dish to round out the entree and make it an easy dinner to whip up on a weeknight.
9. Roasted Cauliflower Tikka Masala
Source: Cauliflower Tikka Masala
10. Garam Masala Eggplant
Source: Garam Masala Eggplant
This Garam Masala Eggplant recipe by Melina Kutelas is super tasty and incredibly photogenic. The quinoa provides a hearty base of starch that is complemented by the tender roasted eggplant and then finished with the creamy masala sauce. This dish is great for a quick lunch or a fancy dinner.
Still craving comfort food? Check out these 15 Comforting Plant-Based Meals That Won’t Leave You Feeling Hungry — No Meat or Dairy Necessary! For more delicious recipes of all kinds for all occasions, download our Food Monster App. There, you’ll find over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes, so you don’t want to miss out!
Lead Image Source: Kaho Soup Soi Thai Noodle Soup