15 Delicious Vegan Indian Recipes That You Will Love

Indian cuisine is just so flavorful and varied. And if you ask me, it’s the perfect way to literally spice up your weekly meal plan.

15 Delicious Vegan Indian Recipes That You Will Love

And while many Indian dishes feature meat, there are now an excellent array of vegan Indian dishes that you can try for yourself at home courtesy of the good old internet!

I have been scouring the internet to discover the best vegan Indian recipes out there, and now I can’t wait to share my findings with you.

What follows is a hand-picked shortlist of recipes that I have tried out myself, so I can confirm how good they taste.

Now, get those taste buds ready, because things are about to get spicy!

1. Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe From The Simple Veganista

Now, this is the perfect recipe for ensuring that you get enough protein as a vegan, thanks to the generous portion of protein-packed chickpeas.

And they’re in a creamy curry sauce, made with the likes of tomato paste, coconut milk, cumin seeds, onion, minced garlic cloves, fresh ginger, ground coriander, turmeric, garam masala, cayenne pepper, and more.

You can serve it with your choice of grain, and I almost recommend making a vegan naan bread!

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

2. Vegan Indian Aloo Gobi Recipe From The Spruce Eats

Aloo Gobi is an Indian dish made with diced potato and cauliflower florets cooked in Indian spices.

This particular version is 100% vegan and features such ingredients as ground coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, ground cloves, ground ginger, fresh bay leaves, diced onion, and lemon juice.

You can also add in some tofu, if you want to increase your intake of protein.

The recipe yields 4 servings, coming in at just 294 calories each.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

3. Vegan Indian Butter Cauliflower Recipe From Wholesomelicious

Now, this is an excellent vegan alternative to the traditional Indian dish butter chicken.

The star ingredient in this recipe is healthy cauliflower.

And this veg gets spiced up with some really flavorful ingredients, including coconut milk, ginger, garlic cloves, onion, diced tomatoes, garam masala, turmeric, curry powder, and ghee or coconut oil.

And I like to add a little chopped fresh cilantro for a nice edible garnish.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

4. Vegan Malai Kofta: Indian Dumplings In Curry Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe From The Curious Chickpea

I just love this dish – it is so delicious!

There are little dumplings called kofta which are made with potato, tofu, peas, and spice. And they come in a dreamy sauce that’s rich with tomato and spicy flavors, and is wonderfully creamy.

The sauce is made with onions, tomatoes, cashew nuts, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, garam masala, ground turmeric, cayenne pepper, coconut link, and more.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

5. Instant Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry Recipe From Indian Veggie Delight

If you’re looking for something that’s quick and easy to whip up, then this is the recipe for you! You can make the whole thing in your Instant Pot, and it will be ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.

What’s more, it’s also hearty and healthy, with protein-packed chickpeas, and several Indian spices, including turmeric, chili powder, garam masala, and coriander.

It also features coconut milk, crushed tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, baby spinach, and more.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

6. Easy Vegan Indian Curry With “Mince” And Veggies Recipe From Holy Cow Vegan

An Indian Keema curry is traditionally made with ground meat, however, if you replace the ground meat with some lentils or vegan sausage, as per this recipe, you can achieve a delicious vegan alternative.

It features plenty of healthy veggies, including turnip, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and zucchini.

And there are many flavorful additions, including onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, coriander, cayenne pepper, paprika, tomato paste, and garam masala.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

7. Jeera Aloo (Cumin Potatoes) Recipe From Dassana’s Veg Recipes

This is an excellent side dish that will pair very well with a wide range of main dishes.

The key ingredient is potatoes, and they get boiled, cooled, peeled and chopped before getting sautéed in a mix of spices including cumin seeds, green chilies, turmeric powder, red chili powder, fresh coriander.

And to really bring the flavor, you can throw in some freshly squeezed lemon juice – delicious!

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

8. Onion Bhajis Recipe From Saucy Kitchen

Crispy onion bhajis make for an excellent appetizer at an Indian themed dinner party, or alternatively they also make for an excellent side dish.

They’re super simple to make, too. All you have to do is coat some slices of onions in chickpea flour batter, before dropping them into a frying pan of hot oil and cooking them until crisp.

They’re fun to make and are ready to eat in as little as 25 minutes.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

9. Baked And Fried Mix Vegetable Kabab Recipe From Dassana’s Veg Recipes

Vegetable kabab is a yummy vegetarian appetizer that makes for an excellent addition to a Diwali feast menu. 

First you prepare the kebabs by placing all the vegetables in a food processor, before adding the ginger and garlic paste, and spices such as turmeric, red chili powder, and garam masala.

Then form the mixture into balls. Then you bake the kababs, before frying them until crisp!

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

10. Curried Cauliflower Soup Recipe From Feasting At Home

This is a wonderfully healthy and spicy soup, and it’s so simple to make, too.

It features some unusual flavorings, such as cauliflower and apple, but it really works.

The spices used include curry powder, coriander and turmeric, and there is also onion, chopped garlic cloves, fresh ginger, creamy coconut milk, and a nice squeeze of lime.

I love to serve it with a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes!

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

11. Indian-Spiced Potato Salad Recipes From Forks Over Knives

How about a nice healthy salad? A great treat for a summer’s day. This recipe is really simple and makes for a tasty grab and go lunch.

It’s got tender potatoes, tossed with crunchy bell peppers, fresh diced cucumber, diced tomato, chopped onion, zesty lime juice, warming ground cumin, and hot jalapeño.

It’s ready to eat in just 40 minutes, so it also makes for a nice, flavorful supper.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

12. Baked Vegan Korma Recipe From BBC Good Food

If you have a picky eater to cater for, then this is the perfect recipe. It’s incredibly simple to make, and is made with the mildest of Indian spices.

The main ingredients are cauliflower and korma paste, but there is also green onions, garlic cloves, chickpeas, green beans, coconut cream and ground almonds.

It tastes great served with naan bread and mango chutney.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

13. Indian-Spiced Vegan Potato Burger Recipe From Food 52

You can even enjoy an Indian spiced vegan burger with this recipe!

It’s made with an array of different vegetables, including potatoes, cauliflower, carrot and green beans.

And the other ingredients in the patty include ground turmeric, garam masala, red chili powder, amchur (which is basically raw mango powder), and bread.

When you assemble the burger, be sure to include tomatoes, red onions, chaat masala, and cilantro chutney.

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

14. Vegetable Samosas Recipe From BBC Good Food

Vegetable samosas are an Indian takeout classic, perfect as appetizers or as finger food for a buffet.

It’s a fun recipe to make and is packed with healthy veg, including potato, carrot, and peas. And these are alongside other flavorful ingredients yourself, including diced onion and crushed garlic cloves.

And you can decide for yourself what combination of spices you would like to add!

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

15. Indian Brown Rice Pudding (Kheer) Recipe From Forks Over Knives

And now to go out with a bang! This rice pudding tastes amazing, and is beautifully sweet and aromatic.

It’s super simple to make, all you have to do is boil some plant-based milk with a starch with some brown rice, and throw in some dates, raisins, saffron, ground cardamom, roasted pistachios, and toasted almonds. Delicious!

To see the recipe in full, simply click on this link.

Wrap Up

Now that you’ve had a good browse through my hand-picked shortlist of vegan Indian recipes, I hope you decide to go make one of them, satisfy your appetite, and enjoy them as much as I do. Bon appétit!

Eve Mason
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