My Awesome Plant-based Indian Cookbook is now available! Can someone Pinch me! The book will be available in Print and digital (kindle) versions.
- India – Amazon.in and Flipkart (Print book will be available May 20)
- Book Depository – delivers to a lot of countries.
- Barnes And Noble , IndieBound
- Chapters Indigo, Itunes
- Amazon.ca (canada), Amazon.co.uk , Hive.co,uk, Bol.com (eu) Amazon.de (Germany), Thalia.de (Germany),Amazon.it (Italy), Amazon.jp, Amazon.es, Booktopia (aus), Fishpond.nz
- To find it in any country, check online book stores that sell books. or google buy books in country and search for the book in the listed online book selling websites.
About the book
Ever cooked something with chickpeas or lentils? Ever wondered what’s in that dreamy sauce at the Indian restaurant, that you could pour on everythingand eat every day. Ever wondered why Indians love a bowl of simple soup, spiced veggies and flatbread? Or what to do with all that chickpea flour! You’ve got all those answers and more in this book. There are not enough words in English to describe each sauce, curry and dal in the book.
There is a scientific reason that Indian food feels insanely delicious to many. The spices and flavors that don’t necessarily feel complementary are often used to give the final dish a complex flavor profile. It is radical and mesmerizing! Get your pantry ready, use the spices for everyday meals or host a dinner to remember.
Whether you are Vegan or not, Indian or not, and simply want to eat some delicious food, this book can find a home on your shelf.
- Chapters cover easy savory breakfasts, snacks and small plates which can all be meals too.
- There is a big chapter on dals. Once you start on Dals from my book, you will find yourself craving lentils for lunch and dinner.
- The main dishes chapter has flavors that are complex, deep and crowd pleasing and surprisingly not too difficult to cook up.
- Flatbreads are the carriers of Indian food and there are several options in the book including gluten-free and grain-free breads.
- Indian desserts are a delight with the balance of cardamom and saffron. There are vegan versions of Indian deserts that were previously deemed impossible.
Try your hand at dishes that you have tasted before like Gobi Mutter Masala, Masoor Dal Tadka, Palak Tofu, Chana Masala, Restaurant-Style Puffy Naan, Samosa, and Besan Ladoos. Then impress with Masala Lentils, Chickpea flour Pudla, Curried Green beans, Navratan Korma, and desserts like Gajar Halwa, Gulab Jamuns.
If you are an intermediate cook or generally familiar with Indian food, which you will be after trying a few of the above, you can get more adventurous with Dal Makhani, Kathi Rolls, Whole Roasted Cauliflower-Gobi Musallam, Madras Chile Masala, Balti sauce and desserts like Sandesh, and Rasmalai.
If you love the recipes on the blog, you will love Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen
- The book has 150 + recipes for everything from Breakfast, Appetizers, Small Plates, Vegetable Sides, One Pot Meals, Mains, Flat breads, and Desserts!
- With 90+ gorgeous photos! For photos missed in the book, see here.
- There are brand new recipes and some blog favorites (15 or so).
- All the recipes fall into one of 3 categories, they already are gluten-free, they have gluten-free options, or have a gluten-free recipe for the same thing in the book (for eg. regular Naan and gluten-free Naan are listed as 2 different recipes.)
- Almost all recipes except two can be made soy-free. In general most are by default soy-free.
- Most recipes are also kid -approved as they were tested by my testers’ fabulous kids!
- There are Pressure Cooker Instructions with most Dals, Beans Recipes.
- This is the Only Vegan Indian Cookbook by a Vegan.
- Make innumerable variations of the recipes. Use one of the 3 veggie balls/koftas with any of the 20+ Main sauces, use vegetables or beans of choice with any of the sauces, use other lentils in the 25+ dals!
- Everything is savory except the dessert section.
Advance Praise for Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen
Richa makes Indian cooking easy and delicious. She teaches you all the basics of Indian vegan cooking from breakfast through dessert. There are 4 homemade naan recipes plus you can wow your guests with homemade chutneys. This book is full of vegetable curries like Okra in Sesame Coconut Sauce and more than a dozen delicious dals. There are so many recipes that I have on my list to make – this book will spice up your meals every day! —Kathy Hester, author of The Great Vegan Bean Book and OATrageous Oatmeals
Richa’s recipes for the vegan dietary lifestyle are rich and comforting. Love the refreshing take on some of the classics that often rely heavily on dairy. I can’t wait to sample them!
– Raghavan Iyer, author of 660 curries
In this extraordinary cookbook, Richa Hingle masterfully combines the traditional flavors and techniques of Indian cuisine with her streamlined cooking methods and healthier ingredients resulting in a feast for all the senses. From sensuous curries and dals, to a show-stopping whole-roasted cauliflower and decadent dairy-free desserts, the gorgeously photographed recipes are a nothing short of magical. —Robin Robertson, author of Vegan Without Borders, Vegan Planet, and others
If you’re hungry for a culinary adventure, let Richa Hingle guide you effortlessly through a whole new world of flavor. Presenting traditional Indian dishes with her own unique flair, these beautifully illustrated recipes are informed by her mother’s soulful home cooking and finely honed by years of kitchen experimentation. Although the dishes may be familiar for those with an appetite for spice, each bold, piquant bite is unparalleled. —Hannah Kaminsky, author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, and others
Richa Hingle’s first cookbook is nothing short of phenomenal. The software developer-turned-blogger sensation brings Indian cooking to the modern kitchen by simplifying traditional recipes, demystifying spices and pantry staples, and creating healthy versions of classic dishes. Whether you have a love affair with Indian food or are new to the flavors of one of the world’s great cuisines, you will be dazzled by Richa’s recipes and accessible style. Her Mango Curry Tofu, Street Style Tempeh Wraps, and Sweet and Sour Pumpkin have all become instant hits in my home—and I can’t wait to keep cooking from one of the best cookbooks on Indian food (vegan or not) I’ve ever seen. —Colleen Holland, Co-Founder of VegNews Magazine
With superbly spiced recipes, eye-catching photographs and mouthwatering descriptions, this book will find a permanent place in your kitchen. Richa’s recipe for Quinoa Cauliflower biryani alone is worth the price of the book. —Monica Bhide, author Modern Spice and A Life of Spice
What my Amazing testers are Saying. The book would not be possible without them!
Davi: ” I love the amazing variety. Some of the recipes are vegan versions of restaurant favorites, and some are for foods I have never heard of before, but quickly became favorites. The ingredients are accessible and the results are delicious.”
Ema: ” I absolutely love your recipes. They’re simple, healthy and full of flavor. My husband decided to go vegan right after I had my son in 2011 and Richa’s recipe for Tempeh Tikka Masala was what turned me on to tempeh. And I’m not the best cook around, but these come out like something you would get at a restaurant. Amazing!!!”
Mia: ” I love how easy the recipes are. They are so delicious and authentic in flavour, and while they seem like they might be complicated to make, they are Not! The dishes are restaurant quality. I am so excited about this book!”
Nicole: ” We live in a crazy small town and the closest Indian restaurant was two hours south with a whopping two vegetarian options before it closed down. Once we went vegan finding enjoyable meals at the local restaurants was difficult. I decided I’d better get creative or there was no way I’d be able to keep my family on board with the then new to us lifestyle. The I found Vegan Richa and a few other blogs and the rest was history. All the Indian dishes I loved had a vegan alternative and they were better than I remembered, not to mention so many new ones I’d never tried or heard of! Admittedly I was a little intimidated by the long ingredients lists but let me be the first to assure you, don’t be! The recipes are clearly written, super tasty, and surprisingly easy to throw together my nine and six year old daughters often help out! A nice bonus a lot of our omni friends and family request these recipes and don’t even ask “where is the real food?!” anymore.”
Katie: ” The recipes in the book are clearly a labour of love. I can only feel thankful that Richa decided to veganize and share with us her amazing Indian cooking. Each recipe is as unique as it is delicious, and deceivingly simple. An open canvas for exploration, your kitchen will become your transportation to the rich food history of India.”
Jenn: ” Richa’s recipes are full of flavor and variety, yet easy enough for the home cook. Most of them cook up quickly (even with three little sets of hands tugging at me all the time!). Most of the ingredients are pantry staples in our house already. You will not be disappointed with this book! ”
Lisa: ” I love the variety of Richa’s dishes, and the authentic flavors. The recipes might seem intimidating, but that’s just because there are many spices – once everything is assembled, they are a breeze to prepare. It’s wonderful to have veganized versions of restaurant favorites, as well as some that are totally new! ”
Shannon: ” One of my favorite things about your recipes is your skill with spices. In the past when I’ve made Indian-inspired dishes at home they tasted good, but nothing like “real” Indian food. When I started cooking your recipes we both felt that we were eating restaurant-quality food. Even though I rarely have to buy a new ingredient for a recipe that I don’t already keep in my pantry, I have gotten to taste so many different and exciting flavors”
Kyleigh: ” I’m so excited for you! This is really an amazing collection of recipes, every single one I tested was good. Your flavor profiles, spice combinations and textures are always dead on. I have two other Vegan Indian cook books and they really just don’t compare either in flavor or ease. I can’t wait to see it in print! ”
Catch all the blog tour reviews, giveaways, recipes that some amazing bloggers are cooking up and sharing on the Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen Book Blog tour!
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- Andrews McMeel Publishing
- Barnes And Nobles
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- India – Amazon.in and Flipkart
- Wherever Else Books are Sold
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Book Depository (several countries):
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A Big Thank you to you all the blog readers! for sticking by the blog and me and loving the recipes.