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Vegan Indian Curries recipes

Last Updated : Nov 04,2022

वीगन भारतीय करी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Vegan Indian Curries recipes in Hindi)
વેગન ભારતીય કરી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Vegan Indian Curries recipes in Gujarati)

Vegan Indian Curries | Vegan Indian Sabzi Recipes | Vegan Curry Recipes | 

Vegan Indian Curries | Vegan Indian Sabzi Recipes | Vegan Curry Recipes | 

Many people around the world are turning to Vegan food, as they believe it is more sattvik or calming and easily-digestible compared to foods that have animal products. Going a step further than vegetarians, vegans do not even consume products obtained from animals, such as milk, milk products and honey. While initially it appears to be difficult to cook foods without ghee, butter, curd and so on, over time, it becomes easy because there are substitutes for everything. For example, in desserts you can use maple syrup instead of honey, and in subzis and other curries, you can use coconut oil or other oils instead of butter or ghee!

As far as Indian food goes, there is no dearth of vegan options, especially in the realm of curries. Curries are basically veggies and/or pulses cooked with a myriad spices and herbs, which give them a rich and appetizing aroma and flavour even without using milk products. Thankfully, most curries are very healthy too. From veggies like pumpkin, brinjal and spinach, you will get the day’s dose of antioxidants and other nutrients, while from dals and pulses like moong dal, chana and rajma, you will get ample protein.

Curries can be cooked either for lunch or dinner, and served with rice or rotis.

There are curries from all over the country, made with fresh and nutritious locally-available ingredients, which are perfectly suitable for vegans to have. Here is a selection of all-time favourites...

Punjabi Curries

The ever-popular Rajma Curry can be had with vegan rotis. Then there is the Aloo Mutter, which is famous all over India. Chana Palak is another brilliant option, which gives you a good dose of vitamins and protein too!

Maharastrian Curries

Maharashtrian cuisine offers a vast and varied selection of curries, with each region having a classic style and characteristic masala preparation. One such is the Vegetable Kalvan, popular in the Konkan region. Then, there is the Usal, which is almost synonymous with homely Maharashtrian cooking. Other popular dishes made with common veggies are the Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa and Methi Chi Patal Bhaji .

South Indian Curries

Most South Indian curries are suitable for vegans because they use very little or no ghee and butter. The traditional tempering is usually done with coconut oil or til oil, and coconut-based pastes are used to give the richness and texture, rather than dairy products. The Pumpkin Kootu and Malabari Curry are typical examples. A few dishes might use curds or buttermilk, so vegans need to just watch out for that. One of the ubiquitous South Indian dishes, Sambhar, is now so popular that it is made all over the country and available in Indian restaurants around the world. This is interestingly vegan friendly, so you can dig into idli and sambhar anytime, anywhere!

Likewise, every region has a range of curries, which derive their tongue-tickling flavours from herbs, spices and traditional tempering. When selecting a curry, just watch out for cream that is sometimes used to impart richness, curd that is sometimes used as a base and ghee that is sometimes used for tempering. If a curry uses paneer, you can safely substitute it with tofu. If a recipe uses honey, use maple syrup instead. And instead of ghee, you can always use coconut oil, which is not only vegan-friendly but also gives an awesomely rustic and appetizing aroma to the dish! Make sure you buy small quantities of freshly-ground coconut oil, as it tends to get rancid soon. Store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. It is an essential ingredient for tasty vegan cooking!

Once you get the hang of it, you will start automatically filtering recipes when you browse through, and quickly replace the apt ingredients yourselves, so you can then make any recipe vegan-friendly with a few small twists! Till then, you can rely on our website to keep supplying you with loads of vegan recipes for every course, including snacks, smoothies, salads, curries, and what not!

Enjoy our Vegan Indian Curries | Vegan Indian Sabzi Recipes | Vegan Curry Recipes.

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Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal
Recipe# 4379
04 Nov 22

 by Tarla Dalal
dalimbi usal recipe | val usal | Maharashtrain usal | healthy usal | with 52 amazing images. Here is a tongue-tickler Maharashtrain usal from the Marathi culinary ....
Turiya Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 592
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a day-to-day preparation in gujarati households, preferred mainly due to its simplicity. With a hint of basic gujarati spices and a peppiness imparted by lemon juice, this preparation of ridge gourd and moong dal is quite unique and entertaining in its own way. Turiya mag ni dal is indeed ve ....
Usal ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6420
11 Jun 21

 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using an assortment of sprouted pulses. Sprouting not only increases the protein content but also makes the dish easier to digest and richer in calcium. While some methods of preparation use kokum, we have used tomatoes for tang so that it can b ....
Malabari Curry, South Indian Vegetable Curry
Recipe# 8657
14 Aug 21

 by Tarla Dalal
malabari curry recipe | veg malabar curry | South Indian malabari curry | with 20 amazing pictures. A mouth watering South Indian curry which features a spect ....
Methi Chi Patal Bhaji
Recipe# 40163
17 Oct 20

 by Tarla Dalal
This tongue-tickling subzi of fenugreek leaves and peanuts has a wonderful blend of textures and flavours, which is sure to make your taste buds yearn for more. While the traditional spice enhancers like mustard and cumin seeds feature in this Methi chi Patal Bhaji too, the unique aspect here is a f ....
Chawli Bean Sabzi, Healthy Lobhia Sabzi
Recipe# 22208
05 Jan 22

 by Tarla Dalal
chawli bean sabzi recipe | healthy lobhia sabzi | Indian cow pea curry | zero oil chawli bean sabzi | with 36 amazing images. chawli bean sabzi recipe |
Restaurant Style Sambar, Sambar with Sambar Masala
Recipe# 32735
23 Aug 21

 by Tarla Dalal
restaurant style sambar recipe | sambar recipe for idli | sambar with sambar masala | hotel sambar recipe | with 54 amazing images. restaurant style sambar recipe ....
Rajma Curry,  Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe
Recipe# 1539
23 Aug 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
rajma curry recipe | Punjabi rajma masala | healthy rajma curry | restaurant style rajma masala | with 24 amazing images. Rajma curry is also called
Tameta Muthia Nu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 588
23 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
If you want to prepare a vegetable side-dish that is as easy as easy can be, this is the perfect choice for you! select nice and ripe tomatoes to ensure the success of your tamata muthia nu shaak. Also, if the sharp taste of methi is not liked by your family, you can even make muthias of bottle gour ....
Masala Chawli
Recipe# 3883
09 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The perfect recipe to awaken your senses on a lazy winter’s day! Masala Chawli is packed with flavour and radiates an irresistible aroma! While the tomato pulp and fenugreek leaves impart a rich taste to the cooked cow peas, an aromatic mint paste carries the recipe to an unsurpassed level of gastro ....
Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy
Recipe# 38906
04 Sep 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
Malvani chana masala recipe | Maharashtrian chana gravy | Malvani hara chana masala | Malvani style green chana masala | with 47 amazing images. Malvani chana masala
Manglorean Drumstick Curry
Recipe# 4362
16 May 13

by Tarla Dalal
The Mangalorean Drumstick Curry is traditional fare that reflects the rich and vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine. Thanks to the abundance of coconuts along the Kerala and Konkan coast, these cuisines use coconut generously in the masalas and garnishes. Here, in this preparation, drumstick and potat ....
Moong Dal Vadi Rasa, Maharashtrian Gravy
Recipe# 41479
31 Mar 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A classic recipe from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the Moong Dal Vadi Rasa is a tongue-tickling preparation of moong dal vadis cooked in a gravy of tomatoes, blended with onions and spice powders. The rich flavour of the tomato-based gravy seeps into the vadis giving them a really nice flavour. ....
Gajbaje, Mixed Vegetable in Coconut Curry
Recipe# 4986
25 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from Konkan cuisine, Gajbaje is a dish of mixed vegetables in a spicy coconut curry. The dish is quite easy to prepare – veggies are cooked till soft and then flavoured with a peppy coconut paste and finally topped with a traditional tempering, which instantly boosts the flavour and aroma ....
Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa
Recipe# 4378
16 May 13

by Tarla Dalal
A typical Maharashtrian food, Batata ani Flower cha Rassa enhances the traditional preparation by using cauliflower florets in addition to potato cubes. Cooked with typical ingredients like tomatoes, ginger paste, etc., and a traditional tempering, this curry is slightly watery and must be served pi ....
Pumpkin Kootu Curry,  Pumpkin and Kala Vatana Subzi
Recipe# 32830
16 May 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Kootu is a popular way of preparing veggies in Tamil Nadu. In fact, on special occasions, a dry subzi and a kootu must be served compulsorily as part of the meal. Kootu is a semi-solid curry of veggies and pulses or beans, enriched with a paste of coconut and spices, and tempered traditionally ....
Corn in Coconut Curry, Makai Nariyal Curry
Recipe# 38567
15 Jun 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Corn in coconut curry is a luscious gravy that features coconut all through the preparation! It is made using a rich paste of fresh coconut spiced up with onion, coriander, ginger and such flavourful ingredients, along with soothing coconut milk and cooked corn. A bouquet of fresh spices impar ....
Subzi Dal ( Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1962
17 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Just a look at the ingredients list of this recipe will speak volumes about it! Tasty and satiating, the Subzi Dal is a wholesome combination of multiple dals with an assortment of vegetables, flavoured with the usual team of ingredients like tomatoes, onions, green chillies, etc., and a tradi ....
Fansi Dhokli ( Healthy Subzi Recipe)
Recipe# 6401
19 Jan 23

 by Tarla Dalal
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A characteristic ingredient of Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine, dhoklis made of besan add body to a subzi while also enhancing its taste. The musky aroma and nutty mouth-feel of these ajwain-flavoured dhoklis are a pleasure to the palate. In Fansi Dhokli, dhoklis made of whole wheat flour and besan ....
Hyderabadi Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 5291
18 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
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Grated cauliflower replaces coconut to create a healthier and heart-friendly version of the traditional Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan. Although most people will not think of pressure-cooking brinjals, here we have opted for that method so as to retain the nutrients and reduce the oil required. As a res ....
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