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The best of Meera Sodha’s Indian vegan recipes

by Malou Herkes

published on 25 March 2019

Meera Sodha has revolutionised how we think about modern Indian food with her best-selling cookbooks packed with vibrant, accessible and flavourful recipes. Indian cooking embraces vegetables, pulses and earthy spices that mean it's easy to skip the meat and dairy altogether, and Meera's vegan recipes show you how to do just that. Here are a mix of our favourites. 

 

meera sodha vegan recipes beetroot curry recipe east cookbook

Fresh, vibrant and heavily spiced, this Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry with Green Bean Mallum from EAST is a wonderful example of how incredible a meat-free curry can taste. Serve with rice for a hearty supper. 

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Meera Sodha Easy Vegan Indian & Vegan Curry Recipes - tomato chickpea curry

A classic and simple dish from Meera Sodha's vegetarian cookbook Fresh India, this Spinach, Tomato and Chickpea Curry recipe is packed with flavour and, served with basmati rice or chapattis, makes a satisfying veggie main.

Order a copy of Fresh India here

Meera Sodha Easy Vegan Indian & Vegan Curry Recipes - saag aloo

Ready in under 30 minutes, this Rainbow Chard Saag Aloo combines classic British staples with a classic Gujarati spicing of cumin, coriander, turmeric and chilli. From the Fresh India cookbook.

Order a copy of Fresh India here.

Meera Sodha Easy Vegan Indian & Vegan Curry Recipes - baked aubergine curry

Baby aubergines stuffed with peanut and coconut is a Gujarati classic. Delicious served with a cucumber and mint raita, and rice or chapattis, this is another stunning recipe from the Fresh India cookbook.

Order a copy of Fresh India here.

meera sodha vegan recipes chargrilled summer salad east cookbook

This Chargrilled Summer Salad from Meera's latest cookbook, EAST, is smoky, sweet and crisp. Pair summer veggies with India's classic spice duo, cumin and coriander for a lip-smacking lunch or light supper. 

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Meera Sodha Easy Vegan Indian & Vegan Curry Recipes - bhaji recipe

Meera's Baked Onion Bhajis from Fresh India are a healthier alternative to the traditional deep-fried version.

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Meera Sodha Easy Vegan Indian & Vegan Curry Recipes - dal recipe

Meera Sodha's Gujarati Dal from Fresh India is elevated with the flavours of peanuts and star anise, making this staple dish into something really special.

Order a copy of Fresh India here.

Meera Sodha Easy Vegan Indian & Vegan Curry Recipes - cabbage curry recipe

“When you want something simple”, says Meera, “not much beats a tangle of soft buttery cabbage with sweet caramelized onions and crisp potatoes”. We couldn't agree more. Try this cabbage, kale and potato curry from the Fresh India cookbook.

Order a copy of Fresh India here.

Meera Sodha Easy Vegan Indian & Vegan Curry Recipes - poha recipe

Poha is an easily digestible form of raw, flattened rice, which is commonly eaten across India. Spiked with pomegranate and fennel seeds, this poha recipe from Meera's first book, Made In India, is incredibly simple to cook and makes a wonderful light lunch dish.

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