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Indian Dinner, Convenience-style

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Indian Dinner, Convenience-style

Again, this is not a recipe as such, more a guide to 'accidentally vegan' products.

India being the home of vegetarianism for thousands of years, its cuisine is a great place to start and it used to be the default position for most hungry vegans! Supermarkets all carry a range of vegan-friendly curries - often side portions - and they can work out cheaper than a takeaway. The main thing to watch out is for added butter, cream, butter ghee, yoghurt and the like! So a bit of packet reading is useful - or else check out the supermarket's online vegan list or the company groceries website. My Vegan Supermarket also has a few listed! 

It's not just curries either - many Indian snacks, chapatis etc are suitable. Use vegan yoghurt and a nice chutney on the side and you're away!

 

       

Ingredients: 

Here is a selection of what was on offer when we trawled supermarket websites. Remember, recipes and dishes are changed all the time - sometimes not in a good way - so always double check by reading the packets! 
 

1-2 packs of ready-made chilled curry
Asda: Vegetable Jalfrezi; Saag Aloo; Bombay Potatoes
Sainsbury's Channa Masala (Chickpeas in a tomato and coconut sauce - contains cashew nuts); Sainsbury's Vegetable Jalfrezi
Morrison's: M Kitchen Aloo Gobi Saag;  M Kitchen Takeaway Bombay Potato
Tesco: Tesco Takeaway Vegetable Curry; The City Kitchen Veg, With Coconut Lentil; Tesco Bombay Potatoes
Waitrose: Bombay Potatoes; Tarka Dhal

Ready-cooked rice
Most pilau rice is suitable for vegans - check the packets. These are sold in most supermarket branches, particularly the large ones

Indian snacks and accompaniments
Most samosas, bhajis and similar snacks are vegan but always read the packs
Poppadoms are usually vegan
Chappatis are vegan, but most naan isn't. However, Asda sell the Clay Oven Bakery range which seems to be fine  
Use plain dairy-free yoghurt to serve, eg Alpro, Provamel, Sojade, Tesco
Dahl - if you love this with your Indian meal but can't find a vegan version in your local supermarket, try the tinned variety - eg Asda, Biona, Tesco, Hodmedod's are some of the best known brands

 

 

 

Method: 

Heat up according to pack instructions. Serve hot, with chosen accompaniments, eg chapatis, chutney, vegan yoghurt. 

 

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