These dishes will make your mouth burn, but at the same time you won’t be able to stop stuffing your face because they are just that delicious. From all over the world, Asia to the Middle East to South America, these dishes are so yummy, and provide the perfect spice that really put a meal over the top. You can also find them along with other hot and spicy dishes on the Food Monster App!
1. Mushroom Butter Masala
Source: Vegan Mushroom Butter Masala
If you’ve been to an Indian restaurant, chances are you’ve seen butter masala on the menu. It’s a rich and delicious gravy curry with a sauce made creamy through the addition of milk or cream and butter. This Vegan Mushroom Butter Masala by Kushi is a spicy, creamy and a delicious dish that is the perfect accompaniment for steamed rice, flatbread, or even dosas.
2. Korean Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel Tacos With Kimchi
These Korean Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel Tacos with Kimchi by Maikki Vasala combine Korean flavors with Mediterranean falafels and Mexican tacos … this is the most culturally diverse meal you’ll ever have! And it’s pretty darn delicious, too.
3. Santa Fe Roasted Stuffed Peppers With Spicy Cashew Mozzarella
These Santa Fe Roasted Stuffed Peppers with Spicy Cashew Mozzarella by Melissa Huggins are a must-try for all! They’re filled with savory sautéed vegetables like mushrooms and carrots, as well as protein-rich quinoa and black-eyed peas that’ll keep you full. The cashew mozzarella is optional, but its is highly recommended. You won’t believe how easily you can turn cashews into gooey, melty mozzarella. Combine everything together, roast it in the oven, and enjoy a meal that you’ll definitely be coming back to.
4. Sweet and Spicy Bok Choy
Source: Sweet and Spicy Bok Choy
Sautéed in a sticky glaze of maple syrup and Sriracha, this Sweet and Spicy Bok Choy by Jordan and Clark Cord has a mouthwatering mixture of spicy and sweet. The bok choy softens up perfectly as it cooks, getting a little crisp from the pan, and then it soaks up every drop of the sauce between all of the leaves. Pair this with sticky rice for a delicious, Chinese meal.
5. Easy Spicy Falafel Patties
Source: Falafel Burgers
Could these burgers be any easier to make? These Falafel Burgers by Robin Runner get their heat from fresh Thai chilis and the spiciness is balanced with cool cilantro. As they bake, they get crispy like a falafel, giving you that perfect crunch when sandwiched between a soft burger bun with all the trimmings.
6. Korean Braised Tofu
Source: Korean Braised Tofu
You are just seven ingredients away from delicious Korean Braised Tofu by Anita Jacobson. This recipe uses onion, soy sauce, sake, sugar, Korean chili powder, and scallion to create a flavorful and healthy meal. Garnish with some sesame seeds for added flair and texture.
7. 15-Minute Hot and Sour Thai Noodles
Source: Hot and Sour Thai Noodle
This cold Thai-inspired noodle salad makes a bright and healthy side dish or a dinner for a small family. It’s all about the combination of textures and flavors — there’s tangy lime, crisp vegetables, salty tamari, zesty cilantro, crunchy peanuts, and chili peppers for heat. These noodles will be your new go-to. Take it to work for lunch, take it to cookouts, make it for your family. Trust us – you’ll knock their socks off with this Hot and Sour Thai Noodle dish by Jordan and Clark Cord.
8. Mouthwatering Moroccan Style Tagine
Source: Moroccan Style Tagine
This is a rich tagine, with long-lingering flavors, that will bring to life each and every taste bud you have – you’ll also realize you have more of them than you thought. I love the aroma that emerges from this, and the taste, flavors, texture, and colors of this recipe, for me, are a celebration of nature’s kind gift to us, with all its wonderful vegetables, herbs, and spices. And they all come together here to dance their dance, in the hope that you will enjoy the display that waits, just beneath your wonderful nose. It’s something between a mild but full flavored curry, and a heavenly chutney. It’s the texture that stirs it one way and the other. A very exciting dish, and a great treat for non-vegans who love a little spice. This Moroccan Style Tagine by Miriam Sorrell is fantastic.
9. Easy and Basic Curry Masala
Source: Curry Masala
A Curry Masala is something that can easily prepared for the entire week, which is awesome because you’re a busy individual but you want great vegan food! A hearty and warm fragrant sauce with ginger and cumin is sure to be perfect for any night. This recipes by Rinku Bhattacharya will become a favorite.
10. Ginger Carrot Daikon Kimchi
Source: Ginger Carrot Daikon Kimchi
Kimchi is a Korean side dish made by fermenting cabbage a variety of vegetables in spicy seasoning. You can find it at Korean restaurants, in grocery stores, or you can make your own! This homemade Ginger Carrot Daikon Kimchi by Jessica Meyers Altman is made from shredded cabbage, daikon radish or beets, and shredded carrots. It’s crisp, spicy, and easy to make. Enjoy it on salads and burgers and anything you think could use a spicy kick.
11. Caramelized Garlic-Chili Lotus Stems With Mung Bean Noodles
Lotus blossoms are the national flower of India and the entire plant is popular in Indian cuisine for its unique flavor and unadulterated beauty. This particular Caramelized Garlic-Chili Lotus Stems With Mung Bean Noodles recipe by Anuja Kohli Mariwala caramelizes the fibrous stems of the lotus plant in a zesty garlic-chili sauce and serves them over a bed of mung bean noodles. This is an easy way you can impress your friends and these noodles can be served as a light meal or an exciting side.
12. Red Pozole: Mexican Stew With Jackfruit, Corn, and Chiles
Pozole is a traditional Mexican stew made from corn, lime, and chiles. This Red Pozole: Mexican Stew with Jackfruit, Corn and Chilis recipe by Zsu Dever is and updated take on the classic stew with some savory jackfruit added in for a little texture and substance. Pozole is the perfect soup for a cold night.
13. Spicy Sriracha Tofu With Coconut Rice
In this simple Spicy Sriracha Tofu with Coconut Rice dish by Gabrielle St. Claire, tofu is cooked in a spicy mix and served with fragrant jasmine coconut rice. If you’re making this for a family, be sure to double-up! What’s amazing about this dish is not only how wonderful the flavors combine, but that you can make large portions for just a few dollars and even throw in more vegetables.
14. Spicy Chipotle Onion Pakoras
Source: Spicy Onion Pakoras
These Spicy Onion Pakoras by Jenny Mustard are super yummy and yet ridiculously healthy. Breaded with chickpea flour, these only look heavy. They’re actually nice and light, and go wonderfully on top of salad. Alternatively, you can serve these as an appetizer with some vegan mayo to balance out the spice.
15. Chili Lime Lentil Tacos With Spicy Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Who ISN’T a fan of tacos? You can literally make tacos a bajillion different ways numerous toppings and sauces. The possibilities are ridiculous. These spicy, sweet, and filling Chili Lime Tacos with Spicy Grilled Pineapple Salsa by Chrysta Hiser are awesome on their own, but you had some vegan sour cream or avocados even better.
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