Vegan Takes on Classic Indian Dishes

Indian cuisine is a symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas. But for vegans, navigating this....


Indian cuisine is a symphony of flavors, textures, and aromas. But for vegans, navigating this vibrant world can sometimes feel like missing out on the party. Fear not, plant-powered friends! Today, we’ll showcase innovative vegan versions of your favorite Indian dishes, proving that delicious doesn’t have to be dairy-based.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds at Green Mushroom, our haven for plant-based delights, or recreate these masterpieces at home!

  1. The Vegan Butter “Chicken” Masala: A Familiar Friend, Reimagined

Gone are the days of yearning for that creamy, tomatoey goodness. Our vegan butter “chicken” masala features succulent roasted jackfruit, marinated in a blend of warming spices like turmeric, garam masala, and paprika. We simmer it in a rich, cashew-based gravy, creating a creamy texture that rivals the original. Served with fluffy basmati rice and fluffy naan, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Green Mushroom Tip: Don’t overcook the jackfruit! When roasted, it should have a slight pull-apart texture, mimicking shredded chicken.

  1. Vegan Korma: A Royal Treat Fit for a Plant-Powered King/Queen

Korma, known for its luxurious, velvety texture, gets a plant-based makeover at Green Mushroom. We use roasted cauliflower florets, imbued with a touch of smokiness, as the star. Our secret lies in a creamy cashew-coconut milk base, infused with aromatic spices like cardamom, cloves, and saffron. This dish is a symphony of richness and subtle sweetness, leaving you wanting more.

Green Mushroom Tip: Toasting the cashews before blending adds a touch of depth and nuttiness to the korma sauce.

  1. Vegan Biryani: A Celebration of Flavor, Minus the Meat

Biryani, a fragrant rice dish layered with meat and vegetables, gets a plant-powered upgrade at Green Mushroom. We use a combination of basmati rice, fragrant vegetables like peas and carrots, and protein-rich lentils. This flavorful mixture is layered with a rich vegan raita, a yogurt-based condiment reimagined with cashew cream for a tangy and cooling counterpoint. Every bite is a delightful explosion of textures and tastes.

Green Mushroom Tip: Don’t skimp on the spices! Use high-quality cardamom, cloves, and bay leaves for the most aromatic biryani.

Ready to Recreate these Vegan Delights at Home?

While these dishes are waiting for you at Green Mushroom, we understand the joy of home cooking. Here’s a hint: all these recipes rely on a base of roasted vegetables and creamy cashew sauces. Experiment with different spices, vegetables, and plant-based proteins to create your own unique vegan twists on classic Indian favorites.

So, unleash your inner chef, explore the vibrant world of plant-based Indian cuisine, and discover a whole new dimension of flavor!

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