There is so much more to Indian food than curry. Indian cuisine is as diverse as it is unique because so many different civilizations and cultures have influenced it. While Indian food varies from region to region and from household to household – most Indian food utilizes healthy vegetables and fragrant spices.
In India, cooking is an art that is handed through generations. Indian food is also extremely popular in the U.S. It has become quite easy to find Indian ingredients in supermarkets and specialty stores. If you have ever wanted to make your own vegan Indian food, there is no better time than now. It’s flavorful, fun to make, and tasty! We’ve got tons of vegan indian food recipes for you to try out!
Here are 15 traditional Indian foods made vegan from our Food Monster App so you can enjoy the amazing flavors of India in your own home:
1. Seitan Vindaloo
Source: Seitan Vindaloo
Vindaloo is known as the spiciest of curries and Cathy Elton‘s Seitan Vindaloo is no exception. In this recipe, meaty seitan is smothered in a spicy and tangy tomato-based curry. This traditional Indian dish is flavorful, affordable, and easy to make. Enjoy wafting in the delicious curry aroma of this fragrant dish!
2. Punjabi Chana Masala
Source: Punjabi Channa Masala
3. Palak ‘Paneer’
Source: Palak “Paneer”
4. Masoor Dal
Source: Masoor Dal
5. ‘Paneer’ Tikka Masala
Source: “Paneer” Tikka Masala
6. Herb Roti: Indian Bread
Source: Herb Roti
7. Malai Kofta: Potato Dumplings in Spiced Tomato Sauce
Source: Malai Kofta
Kofta are meatballs or dumplings usually made with potatoes, cheese and/or meat. In this Malai Kofta by Renee Press, the dumplings are made with potatoes and cashews and cooked in a delicious creamy spiced tomato sauce.
8. Vegetable Biryani
Source: Vegetable Biryani
9. South Indian-Style Kurma
Source: South Indian Kurma
Kurma is a South Indian curry dish. Charanya Ramakrishnan‘s recipe for South Indian Kurma has a variety of vegetables flavored with fennel, cumin, and poppy seeds, cashews and shredded coconut for an amazing meal.
10. Aloo Gobi
Source: Aloo Gobi
11. Mint Parathas: Indian Whole Wheat Flatbread
Source: Mint Parathas
Parathas are stuffed flatbreads that can be made with whole wheat or chickpea flour. Rinku Bhattacharya‘s Mint Parathas are flavored with caraway seeds, ginger, cayenne pepper, and fresh mint — so fresh!
12. Kitchari: The Nutritious Ayurvedic Detox Dish
Kitchari is an Ayurvedic dish made of two or more grains, usually basmati rice and dal. It is often used as a detox dish to help with digestion. This version by Akshata Sheelvant has protein-rich quinoa for extra nutrition and flavor.
13. Medhu Vada: Savory Indian Lentil Doughnuts
Source: Medhu Vada
14. Khajur Gajar Halwa: Carrot and Date Pudding With Coconut and Cardamom
15. Mango Lassi
The 15 above recipes are just the beginning of all the amazing Indian food you can make. For more tips and recipes, see How to Make Your Own Indian Food at Home.
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