This section is a listings directory by cuisine type of recipes for vegans which will introduce you to new and exciting cuisines to spice up your meal times.
Indian Vegan Recipes >
See below our index of Indian recipes that are suitable for vegans, and more information on Indian food below:
Background on Indian Food
Indian cuisine is known for its liberal use of spices and these spices played a key role in the development of the diet in Europe during early trade years. Vegetarianism is widespread so there are many Indian vegan recipes that require little or no adaptation.
The vast country of India has many regions and cuisine habits vary across them all. Some of the more common staple foods that are found in Indian recipes include lentils, gram and moong beans. Favourite spices include chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, coriander, onions, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Ghee (clarified Indian butter), paneer (Indian cheese) and yoghurt are a few dairy products to watch out for.
Indians normally eat with their right hand, using no cutlery. Banana leaves are often used instead of plates and bowls. Curries are eaten with rice and flat bread such as roti, chapati or paratha. Pickles (atchar) and chutney are very popular. Some of the most famous dishes include biryani, bhuna, dhal, masala, rogan josh, korma, tikka, dosa and tandoori. Some snacks and drinks include pakora, samosa, chaat, lassi and tea.
Indian dishes have influenced the cuisines of many countries across the world, especially those of South East Asia, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and Fiji. It remains a firm favourite in many other countries too. We hope to bring you more vegan Indian recipes soon.
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