Indian Curries can be vegan friendly. There are multiple types of curry however not all of them are vegan. This blog will walk you through which curries are vegan and which curries are not vegan.
What Is Curry?
Curry is a dish originating in the Indian subcontinent. The common feature is the use of combination spices and herbs, usually including fresh or dried spices. The use of the term is generally limited to dishes prepared in a sauce, either using water, yogurt, milk or coconut milk. Curry dishes prepared in the southern states of India may and northern states are different based on the spices used, but all are commonly known as curry.
Curry was introduced to the United Kingdom by the British Empire, where it became very popular due to its spicy flavor. Curry was brought to Malaysia and Singapore with early Indian migrants and was integrated into local cuisine during colonial times. And now, Indian curry is everywhere you go!
What Does Vegan Mean?
To be vegan means that you only eat plant-based foods. Vegans do not eat any kind of animal products though there are several different categories of veganism. Many Indian dishes can be made for those who are vegan and in certain parts of India, vegan meals are very common.
What Is Curry Made Of?
Curry is made with a variety of ingredients, but there are two main types: vegetarian curries and meat curries. Vegetarian curries use vegetables such as onions, potatoes, and tomatoes as the base for the sauce, while meat curries typically use chicken or lamb as their protein source. Curries can also have tofu as a meat substitute, which is completely vegan.
Are Vegan Curries Healthier?
Vegan curries are a delicious way to eat more vegetables and a great way to get your daily dose of legumes. For the most part, however, vegan curry is a healthy dish at its core. They are tasty and very nutritious, especially if they're made with whole grains or lentils instead of white rice or potatoes. In fact, many vegan curries are naturally gluten-free, so they're perfect for those who suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
Most people will say that vegan curries are much healthier than meat-based curries because they don't contain any animal products, which means they're lower in saturated fats and cholesterol and potentially fewer calories per serving.
Any of SugarRoti’s curry recipes can be made specifically for vegans. From Thai Eggplant and Potato Curry to Chickpea Curry to Potato, Onion, and Tomato Currys. All of these curries are a healthy choice for anyone on a vegan diet.
The Chickpea Curry dish is a tangy chickpea curry that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a high-protein meal that uses only four fresh ingredients and the SugarRoti Garbanzo Nu Spice pre-measured package. Make this dish vegan by using olive oil instead of ghee. This curry can be served over rice, quinoa, couscous, flatbread, or enjoyed on its own.
Finally, a popular vegan curry recipe is Potato, Onion, and Tomato Curry. This curry is timeless and delicious. Using SugarRoti’s Vegetable Nu Spice blend and only four fresh ingredients and four simple steps, you’ll have a savory satisfying meal in no time!
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