Indian Dishes

Creamy Coconut Kale and Chickpea Curry Recipe

November 5, 2013
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I had a really bad craving for a creamy chickpea curry recipe – BUT I still wanted to make sure it wasn’t too decadent so this turned out to be a wonderful compromise. I usually make an all tomato based chickpea curry aka Chana Masala, but I wanted to step out of the box a [...]

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Seitan Makhani (Vegan “Unbutter Chicken”) Recipe

March 10, 2013
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Ok I have to admit something to you. I’ve never actually had buttered chicken, but it’s because once upon a time I was a little afraid of spicy food and afraid I would not like Indian food… (Hah funny I know right.) I also stopped eating butter and dairy a long time ago and also [...]

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Punjabi Garam Masala Recipe

November 22, 2012
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Are you looking for a fragrant yet milder version of Garam Masala to use in your Indian recipes? I find that store bought Garam Masala is quite spicy and bitter, and not as fragrant. So I decided to make this recipe instead. Garam Masala can contain a mix of spices and be made differently depending [...]

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Fat Free Vegan Red Lentil Tarka Dal Curry (Indian Lentil Curry)

October 31, 2012
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Now that the weather is cooling down, how about some delicious dal curries to warm things up? This is another version of tarka (meaning tempered spices) dal using split red lentils. It is really simple to make, totally vegan and contains only a few ingredients. I make this recipe often when I’m looking for a [...]

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How To Cook The Perfect White Basmati Rice

October 3, 2012
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How To Cook The Perfect White Basmati (Indian Rice)   Long grain Indian Basmati rice is a little different from the typical white rice. It is long and thin and, if cooked properly, can be light and fluffy and delicious. Quite often it can be overcooked and turn out sticky and mushy. Follow these directions [...]

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Fat Free Vegan Slow Cooker Indian Dal Soup With Mixed Vegetables

June 25, 2012
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Here’s another deliciously easy and affordable fat free recipe that you and your family will love. It’s inspired from a delicious Indian soup from a local restaurant we like, and I tried to make my own version at home. It ended up tasting a little differently of course but still very delicious! It’s also very [...]

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Fat Free Vegan Indian Tarka Chana Dal (An Easy Oil-Free Curry Recipe)

June 4, 2012
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Tarka Dal is also known as Dal Tarka or Tadka depending where you are in India. Like many Indian foods the names of dishes are phonetic so often you will see similar spellings of dal such as dhal or dahl. There is no right or wrong way to spell these dishes, I just use the [...]

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Fat Free Vegan Eggplant Chickpea Indian Curry With Fire Roasted Tomatoes

February 12, 2012
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Fat free vegan cooking is really easy, once you know how to skip the oil and prepare delicious home cooked meals that taste just as good if not better without the extra grease and calories. I love eggplant (aubergine) and eggplant curries, I also love chickpeas in almost everything. The bad thing about Indian food [...]

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