Warm Hugs on a Plate: 10 Vegan Indian Comfort Food Classics

Chana Masala: A hearty chickpea curry cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce, often served with rice or bread.

Aloo Gobi: A comforting dish made with potatoes (aloo) and cauliflower (gobi), cooked with aromatic spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander.

Dal Tadka: A simple and comforting lentil stew made with yellow lentils tempered with spices like cumin, mustard seeds, and garlic.

Baingan Bharta: Roasted and mashed eggplant cooked with tomatoes, onions, and spices, creating a smoky and flavorful dish.

Khichdi: A one-pot meal made with rice, lentils, and spices, cooked to a porridge-like consistency, often served with pickles or yogurt.

Aloo Paratha: Soft, whole wheat flatbreads stuffed with a spiced potato filling, cooked until golden and served with vegan yogurt or pickle.

Pav Bhaji: A popular street food dish consisting of a spiced mixture of mashed vegetables, served with buttered bread rolls (pav).

Masala Dosa: A thin, crispy rice and lentil crepe filled with a spiced potato mixture, served with coconut chutney and sambar.

Vegetable Biryani: A fragrant rice dish cooked with mixed vegetables, spices, and herbs, layered and cooked together to create a flavorful one-pot meal.

Samosas: Crispy, deep-fried pastries filled with a savory mixture of spiced potatoes, peas, and sometimes lentils, served with chutney.