vegetarian indian

Lentil sweet potato curry with warm naan, lime, coriander and jasmine rice 😊 For the curry I used 1 cup of red lentils, (rinsed beforehand), 1 tsp of ginger, about 2 tbsp of turmeric, dash of chilli powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp cumin, 1 small diced onion, 2 gloves of crushed garlic, ½ tsp of garam masala, 2 tbsp of lime juice, 1 cup of chickpeas, 1 cup of kale and one cup of diced sweet potato and carrot. I put the lentils, onion, garlic, sweet potato and carrot on first to cook with water and a dash of coconut milk. Good for the earth, good for your health and good for the animals 🌱🌏🐷🐮 Please do what you can when you can

sending lots of love, Zoe ♥️️

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I discovered a little Indian market near by and am in love. Granted, I got the TastyBite stuff from Food Lion but I got some curry rice and some roti skins from there so I could make homemade roti wraps. I got some other stuff but I didn’t take a lot of pictures (I definitely will next time!) I’ve tried a few different vegan flavors of the TastyBite Indian cuisine and like all of them so far. The rice was also pretty tasty, although I think I prefer making my own white rice and seasoning it. And of course, I needed some plantains. I find it difficult to eat roti without plantains nowadays for some reasons. Love roti and plantains together.

Spiced Chickpea Rice

To make the rice:

Heat a bit of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add ½ tsp mustard seeds and wait for them to start popping. Then add ½ tsp cumin seeds and heat for about 30 seconds, until it turns golden brown. Sauté sliced onions in the oil, until they are soft. Fry finely chopped carrots and peppers until they are well cooked through. Add ½ tsp turmeric powder and curry powder to taste (start with ½ tsp and work up from there depending on how much spice you can tolerate). Add some paprika/ginger powder to taste, for an added punch.

When the veggies start getting fragrant, add canned chickpeas and ½ cup cooked rice. Give everything a good stir and serve. Top with some roasted coconut chips or desiccated coconut for a nice added crunch.

This recipe serves 1.


Daal Baati Churma - traditional Rajasthani dish !! made with multi-grain flour & olive oil, cooked on charcoal grill, served with mixed panchmel daal, fire-roasted aloo bharta, smoked green chillies, cilantro & mint chutney.

If you miss the taste of meat, you’ll love this. It tasted so much like meat that I checked the box more than once to make sure I had the vegan version. That aside, the sauce and rice are aromatic and delicious. So if you’re not offended by food that tastes exactly like meat then this could be a winner for you. Did I mention it has 20 grams of protein? Seriously filling!