Spinach dal is a hearty, wholesome, and healthy dal made with spinach and toor dal (arhar dal or pigeon pea). This comforting lentil soup is one of the easiest Indian dal recipes you will make. Made in an Instant Pot, this one-pot dal is a perfect way to eat greens. Vegan and gluten-free.
This vegetable quinoa soup is hearty, delicious, and so easy to make. It is loaded with vegetables and warming spices. Perfect for the soup season, it is vegan and gluten-free.
Crispy and crunchy savory fritters made with okra, chickpea flour, and spices are so delicious and more-ish. Bhindi pakora is perfect with a cup of masala chai on a rainy day! Gluten-free, vegan, and ready in 20 minutes.
Crispy and crunchy from the outside, soft and moist inside, these paneer pakoras are so delicious and easy to make. They are perfect with a cup of masala chai and also make great party appetizers. Gluten-free, freezer-friendly, and ready in 10 minutes.
Chana aloo chaat is a tangy, spicy, and refreshing chickpea salad made with canned chickpeas, veggies, spices, and lip-smacking chutneys. This popular street food is very easy to make and has bold and bursting flavors. Serve it as a snack or enjoy it for a quick and healthy lunch. Vegan and gluten-free.
Sweet tamarind chutney is a lip-smacking condiment that is an integral part of Indian street foods and chaat. Also called imli chutney, meethi chutney, or saunth ki chutney, it is made using tamarind and jaggery. The perfectly balanced sweet and sour taste is so good, that you can't get enough of it. Serve it with samosa, patties, chaat, or with your favorite finger foods. Vegan, gluten-free, and ready in 15 minutes.
Crunchy, crispy, and delicious, plantain chips made with just 4 ingredients (including salt) are your go-to snack when you crave something salty and healthy. They are naturally gluten-free and vegan; are suitable for paleo and Whole30 diets. Air fryer and oven instructions included.
Bharwa bhindi is a delicious okra dish where okra is stuffed with a spicy filling and shallow-fried. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this dish can be paired with roti or rice.
Hearty and delicious curd rice is made by mixing cooked rice with yogurt, salt, and seasoning. This naturally gluten-free dish is very healthy and easy to make. This traditional dish is a South Indian staple and is a part of almost every meal.
Indian green chutney is a versatile condiment that is an integral part of 'chaat' and snacks. It can be put together in 5 minutes and can be used in so many ways. Use this pudina chutney in chaats, as a dip with your finger foods, or as a spread in sandwiches and wraps. Vegan and gluten-free.
Adai or adey dosey are healthy and nutritious savory crepes made with lentils and rice. This popular breakfast dish is a great source of plant-based protein. The batter does not need fermentation and the dosas can be made instantly. The batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week and it can be very handy for breakfast, lunch boxes, or quick lunch. Vegan and gluten-free.
Crispy from the outside, and soft inside, these Bombay potatoes are so delicious and bursting with flavors. They are so easy to make and are ready in under 30 minutes. Serve Bombay aloo with rice and dal for a comforting meal (or read inside for more ideas). Vegan and gluten-free.
Smoky mashed eggplant simmered in an onion-tomato masala base, this baingan ka bharta is a popular Punjabi dish that is made with minimal spices. Vegan and gluten-free, it pairs well with roti/paratha.
Uttapams are South Indian savory pancakes that are made using fermented rice and lentils batter (called dosa batter) and are topped with vegetables. These gluten-free savory pancakes are very easy to make, healthy, and are ready in less than 15 minutes if you have the batter ready.
Easy and delicious Bengali-style fish curry made using minimal spices is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Popularly known as macher jhal, it pairs very well with plain steamed rice. Gluten-free and suitable for keto and paleo diets.
Easy, healthful, and delicious dal made with ridge gourd and moong dal (petite yellow lentils). When made in an Instant Pot, this vegan and gluten-free dahl is ready in less than 20 minutes, with just 5 minutes of hands-on time. Pairs well with steamed rice and any curry of your choice.
Creamy and delicious pumpkin chickpea curry is an easy one-pot curry that is perfect for the fall. Naturally gluten-free and vegan, this curry is a good source of plant-based protein. It takes less than 20 minutes to put it together and is very healthy and comforting.
Sabudana kheer or payasam is a delicious pudding made using tapioca pearls. Also known as javvarasi payasam, this smooth and luscious dessert is naturally gluten-free and a popular vrat/fasting food.
Cabbage rice or pulao is a healthy one-pot dish made with minimal spices. Naturally gluten-free and vegan, this cabbage pilaf is very easy to make and is ready in less than 30 minutes, with less than 10 minutes of hands-on time.
Coconut pulao is a healthy, wholesome, and delicious rice-based dish. This vegetable and rice casserole is naturally gluten-free and vegan. Made without onion and garlic, this easy coconut pulao can be customized to add vegetables of your choice.