4 Vegan Indian Cookbooks That Will Tingle Your Taste Buds
Indian cuisine is without a doubt one of the most loved in the world.
From Dahl to curries and naan bread - this cuisine is packed with variety, spice and flavor.
But as a vegan, it may be more difficult to find a great curry, as most dishes contain meat.
And even those that don’t, usually contain some form of dairy.
So, how can you achieve those flavourful, creamy dishes without meat or dairy?
Luckily, some savvy chefs have been hard at work, and have created a host of vegan Indian dishes which have all the flavor, but none of the issues.
Here are just a few of the best vegan indian cookbooks which hold these recipes...
1. Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen
Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook
by Richa Hingle
This is a vegan Indian cookbook created by the creator of VeganRicha.com.
The recipes in Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen include a range of cuisine from different regions of India, and aim to make these Indian classics accessible to everyone.
They are full of plant-based protein and tons of flavor.
This is a great option for vegans who want to still get those spicy, aromatic flavors into their food, as well as any health conscious person who wants to add a little more healthy protein into their diet.
Within this book, you’ll find recipes such as
- Mango Curry Tofu
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Makhani Gravy - Gobi Musallam
- Street Style Tempeh Wraps - Kathi Rolls
- Quick Tamarind - Date Chutney
- Avocado Naan
- Fudgy Cardamom Squares – Burfi
The aim of these recipes is to simplify complex cooking methods and procedures, making the cookbook much more accessible to the everyday cook.
Richa helps to incorporate techniques from other cuisines to make dishes simpler.
She also encourages you to play around with recipes, and mix different spices together; she provides alternatives and suggestions.
Most of the recipes are gluten free and soy free too.
This is a great vegan cookbook to have in the kitchen, and to use for family meals, dinner parties and more.
2. Vegan Indian Cooking
140 Simple and Healthy Vegan Recipes
by Anupy Singla
This Indian cookbook holds a unique guide to creating all of your favorite Indian dishes using plant based products.
Vegan Indian Cooking features more than 50 recipes and uses vegan alternatives to cream and butter to make for healthier dishes.
It provides a great addition to any kitchen which loves the indian cuisine.
With stunning photos throughout and easy to read recipes, this is a great book for any level of cook.
Singla aims to show that Indian food can be made easily by any busy family and that most dishes involve just a few key steps.
She provides recipes to make your spice mixes, rather than buying ready made from the shops.
This is a great cookbook for vegan beginners, as it offers all the familiar flavors of Indian cuisine, without the meat and dairy.
3. The Indian Vegan Kitchen
More Than 150 Quick and Healthy Homestyle Recipes
by Madhu Gadia
Written by nutritionist Madhu Gadia, this book certainly offers a range of Indian dishes full of healthy ingredients.
This book delivers new recipes that hold the classic Indian flavors and fresh ideas.
Each recipe in The Indian Vegan Kitchen offers nutritional information, and even describes the history of the dish, as well as serving suggestions.
This cookbook is a great one to help to treat type 2 diabetes with plant-based recipes that combat that spike in blood sugar which can be gained from fatty versions of the dish.
Some recipes in the book include:
- Black-Eyed Peas & Potatoes
- Roasted Carrots & Turnips
- Curried Mushrooms & Peas
- Mashed Eggplant
The flavors in these recipes are so good that you won’t want to reach for that takeaway menu again.
This indian cookbook is a kitchen essential for vegans, vegetarians, and any conscious cook.
4. Love Vegan
The Essential Indian Cookbook for Vegans
by High Cedar Press
This book takes one of the most popular cuisines and brings it beautifully into the vegan eating world.
The recipes in Love Vegan have been refined and revised to ensure the fullest flavors, ingredients and nutritional value.
Some of the recipes in this book include:
- Spicy Koftas in Creamy Coconut Sauce
- Vegan ‘Butter Chicken
- Vindaloo Tofu
- Coconut Tofu Keema
- ‘Bengali’ Chana Masala
- Sweet Potato & Chickpea Tikka Masala
- Crispy Onion Pakoras
- Spiced Potato and Pea Parathas
- Coconut Almond Burfi
- Mango Lassi
With such a wide selection of foods, it’s no wonder that many are turning to the vegan lifestyle.
The book includes an introduction to Indian cuisine, with the regions and the common ingredients used.
It contains easy to read instructions, making it accessible for even a novice cook.
Even if you aren’t a vegan and just want to try some new, healthy Indian dishes, this is a great book to have.
As you can see from the above, there are plenty of great Indian vegan cookbooks out there which offer all of the classic dishes, with the addition of fresh and nutritious ingredients.
Indian food is a popular cuisine, and these books have helped to bring those spicy flavors to the vegan masses.