Traditional Indian Recipes That Are Vegan, Nut-free

Updated: Jul 19

The reason behind a person choosing a vegan lifestyle could be many, whether ethical, religious or health issues. And being a vegan already cuts out many food options, and if you are aiming to lead a vegan and nut-free diet, that will narrow down the possibilities of your food even more. But as they say, when the will is strong, nothing can go wrong. So once you discover the world of tasty food options, even after choosing a nut-free vegan diet, you are bound to be amazed. Here is the list of a few traditional nut-free vegan recipes among many that could leave you craving for them.


Potato Spinach - Aloo Palak Curry


This is a mouthwatering North Indian recipe made with juicy boiled potatoes and spinach sauteed with garlic, ginger, onions, Indian spices, and garam masala. The Hindi word ‘Aloo' means potato, and 'Palak' means spinach, thus the name Aloo Palak.


Sabu Dana Khichdi


Made with healthy tapioca pearls, boiled potatoes, whole spices, and aromatic curry leaves, Sabu Dana Khichdi is a healthy meal that is easy to digest and a good source of energy. For a nut-free diet, you only need to exclude peanuts from the usual ingredient list.


Stuffed Okra or Bharwa Bhindi


This famous Indian dish couples up great with tortillas or rotis and parathas. The ladyfingers are deliciously stuffed with other vegetables and spicy masalas to level up the tastiness of the curry, making it a great addition to your nut-free vegan diet.


Sweet-Sour Pumpkin Curry


With aromatic crackled cumin seeds, sauteed fresh chopped pumpkins, and added Indian spices with a pinch of sugar, salt, and tomatoes, the Sweet-Sour pumpkin curry is a simple and delicious recipe to try.


Cauliflower Tikka Masala


This savory dish is a super comfort meal to spice up your daily diet routine. Diced potatoes, cauliflower florets, capsicum, carrot, onion, and special tikka masala work together to bring out a flavor-packed treat for your tummy.


Dum Aloo


A north Indian curry dish, Dum Aloo is a delicious meal to crave for. Tomato, fresh coriander leaves, cumin seeds, chili powder, onion paste, ginger, and garlic work out well to make the potatoes intensely flavored and tasty.


Bitter Gourd Stir Fry


Thinly sliced bitter gourd is added to aromatic cumin, and garlic spluttered hot oil for stir-frying to make this amazing recipe. You can relish this dish with flatbreads like roti, chapatti, or even rice.


These impressive traditional dishes are only a peek through the window. Once you start exploring the world of traditional nut-free vegan options, you will get a lot more food options to try on.



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