Blog Tour kicks off May 12! I will keep this page updated with links of blog tours, reviews and giveaways! To find out more about my book, see the Book’s Page on the blog here.
Thank you to each and every one of the amazing bloggers for cooking through, sharing and reviewing the book! Blogs in no particular order..
Kathy Hester – Healthyslowcooking.com
Kathy Hester is the mama hen for a few of us bloggers, keeping us on our toes and motivating us to write fabulous books. She is the author of the Great Vegan Bean book, Oatrageous Oatmeals and Vegan slow cooker.
“This is a definitive guide to Indian cooking and will help the vegan community – and me – delve further into new flavors and dishes. I recommend that you get a copy for your cookbook collection.” Read more of the review here.
Kathy Patalsky – Lunchboxbunch.com
Kathy is the most vibrant person you will meet on the online vegan world. She is also the founder for findingvegan.com and the author of the super pretty and accessible book Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen!
Gena Hemshaw – Choosingraw.com
Gena is the welcoming, interesting and engaging voice behind Choosingraw.com. Her green recovery stories bring stories of the many men and women who have moved beyond disordered eating patterns with the help of a plant-based diet. She is also the author of the gorgeous Choosing Raw cookbook.
“In any case, I think that Richa’s story is a beautiful illustration of how a challenging or painful personal experience can give new meaning and new depth to the idea of ahimsa. That Richa is such a prolific blogger, recipe developer, and photographer in spite of the fact that her right eye was affected by the surgery and tires easily is a huge testament to her energy and work ethic (she also says that food photography “is working like Tai-chi for my eyes,” even if reading long pages is still painful). Whenever I look at Richa’s blog, I’m well aware of how much craftsmanship and work has gone into her recipes and images.
Such craftsmanship is on prominent display in Richa’s marvelous new book,Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. The book is a testament to Richa’s creativity as well as her cultural heritage. ” Read more of the review + book Giveaway.
Alisa is the founder of one of the leading dairy-free websites Godairyfree.org and the author of Go Dairy free cookbook! She reviewed the book and shares Chickpea flour Pancakes.
“If you are cutting down on sugars, I highly recommend Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen as even the breakfasts and snacks are surprisingly light on sweet stuff. There is a dessert section, but most of those enticing treats still have wholesome appeal.” Read her review here and get the recipe for Chickpea flour Pancakes!.
Nava is the author of several successful vegan and vegetarian cookbooks including Plant Power, Wild about greens and more, published in several publications and the founder of Vegkitchen.com
Cadry – cadryskitchen.com
Cadry has this uncanny ability to articulate the answers for questions or thoughts that I at some point struggle with to either find or articulate the right answers or words for. Her lifestyle blog is a delight as is her beautiful smile.
“I like mint, but only in small doses (i.e. a few leaves on banh mi or muddled in a gin and tonic). So I was worried this would be mint overload. I needn’t have worried. The cilantro still takes center stage, but with the mint rounding out the edges. With a pinch of black salt and mango powder, this cilantro chutney has all of that craveable chutney flavor and more. I could easily say this is my favorite version ever – in a restaurant or at home”.. Read more of the review + Book Giveaway
Gail – Hungry Vegan
I have known Gail for years now since when I used to take pictures of my food using a phone camera or flash. Gail is an author, speaker, and certified health coach, who loves teaching people from all over the world just how delicious eating vegan can be. She is a friendly and supportive voice in the vegan community if you ever need one.
“Richa’s beautiful book, fulfills every vegan foodie’s fantasy for all the sensuously spicy stimulation. With a range of spices and seasonings as vast as the subcontinent itself, it’s no easy task to combine them in the perfect balance needed to create the complex flavors and textures that are the hallmarks of Indian cuisine. An entire book filled with delectable vegan recipes that are not only exotically rich and flavorful, but also simple to prepare, is truly a gastronomic achievement.
Did I mention the photos? Not only is Richa a culinary force to be reckoned with, she’s become quite the talented food stylist and photographer, as well. If the gorgeous full-color photos in this book don’t make you want to just head for the kitchen and start cooking, I don’t know what will. The biggest dilemma for me was that I wanted to make ALL the dishes all at once! If you think the Sweet and spicy cauliflower looks incredible in the photo, let me just say that it tastes about 1,000 times better than it looks!“.. Read more here + Book giveaway! (giveaway over)
Marla – Vegan Street
Marla is the force behind veganfeministagitator.com . Her writing is brilliant and inpiring, making the points that need to be made in an engaging manner. she and her husband have a great resource in Veganstreet.com filled with stories, reviews, products, events, messages and more.
“Once in a while, a food blogger comes along who goes the extra mile or 70, making everyone else look like a hack. A lazy hack at that. I have been following Richa Hingle’s blog VeganRicha.com for a while and I have been very impressed by not only the stunning food photography and adventurous spirit of her recipes but also the sheer body of work that she produces.
Richa combines a respect for tradition with a modern cook’s pragmatism and in doing so, many recipes trade painstaking effort and hours in the kitchen for much more convenience without sacrificing the most important detail: fantastic food“…Read the review here.
Vaishali – holycowvgan.net
Vaishali was one of the first few bloggers that introduced me to veganism. I would read her blog often because of Indian vegan options and her reasons for going vegan and veganism mentions in her post helped clear out several of my initial questions and thoughts during transition.
Emily – thisrawsomeveganlife.com
Emily’s book Rawsome Vegan Baking introduced me to how fabulous raw vegan desserts can be. Her simple food, gorgeous photography and her angelic smile always keeps me hooked to her book and blog.
Amber – fettlevegan.com
I have recently connected with Amber, and her enthusiasm is infectious and creations equally mouthwatering!
“This cookbook is a real game-changer. Her dishes make eating out seem so blasé- why BUY expensive Indian food when you can make it yourself?! It has made a whole new culture of food available to vegans, and Richa has managed to cut a lot of sugar and fat out the recipes too, so they’re even a bit healthier than what you may get if you’re eating out. Richa has made Indian food incredibly accessible!
The recipe we chose to share with you is for a simple dal (lentil) dish. It was easy to throw together and tasted GOURMET! I reheated my leftovers and ate them for two days- they were SO good! Like restaurant-quality good. I feel like Richa’s cookbook has opened a whole new world of cooking to me, teaching me to make dishes I would’ve been hesitant to even order at takeout. Do yourself a serious favor and get this cookbook”. Read more of the review here. Also get the recipe for Masala lentils and enter a book giveaway! (giveaway over)
Jackie – Veganyackattack.com
Jackie is the non stop vegan force behind Vegan Yack Attack. She always looks fabulous and is knee deep in doing something fabulous.
Prerna – Indiansimmer.com
Prerna is one of the Indian blogs I have followed from my early days of blogging. Photographing Indian food is not an easy task. Seriously, mostly brownish reddish mushy stew, and making it look beautiful and delicious is another game altogether. I have learnt a lot from Indian food photographers like her.
Janet – tastespace.wordpress.com
Janet is the amazing blogger behind tastespace. I am in awe of her openness to trying out many many cuisines, flavors, spices, beans and everything and putting out an honest opinion.
“Richa’s book is an excellent foray into Indian cuisine. In all honesty, I usually skip over the beginner introductions in cookbooks but I always found them incredibly important when learning how to cook Indian food. As an example, the names of beans can be so confusing with different names in different locations. With Richa’s slant to the North American kitchen, you can figure out that urad dal is also known as split and skinned black lentils, which is different than mung dal which is petite yellow lentils. ” – Read more here. + Book giveaway! (giveaway over)
Courtney – thefigtreeblog.com
Courtney has been a constant reader of my blog since forever. I can’t believe how sweet she is and it took us so long to connect personally. One more feather to add to the book helping me make amazing friends!
“I could not wait to get my hands on a book solely dedicated to her cultural cuisine. I trust and respect Richa’s recipes and knew she’d put together a fantastic guide to vegan Indian cooking.
And wow – she did not disappoint! Richa’s fabulous cook book is a comprehensive guide on vegan Indian cuisine. It provides all of the necessary basics, as well as extensive information about spices, herbs and common ingredients in Indian cuisine. ” Read more of the Review here.
Somer is a fearless feisty support system and an awesome friend whose book is coming out with the same publisher this June as well! Check out The abundance diet here.
“Every recipe of Richa’s I’ve ever made has been nothing short of delicious. I was overwhelmed with glee when I found out she was going to be writing her debut cookbook. Her dedication and talent shine in Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. The book is designed to simplify complex procedures. Richa’s recipes incorporate modern techniques and offer alternatives for hard-to-find spices while creating mouth-watering dishes true to her Indian heritage.
I was able to make a feast out of recipes from the book for my parents and brother who are in town visiting. Everyone said the meal was better than the food at any Indian restaurant they’d ever been to. The naan perfectly buttery, tender and chewy, the chana masala spiced to perfection and the fudgy coconut balls were simply delightful.“. Read more here + Book giveaway!
Kristina – spabettie.com
Kristina blows me away with her super fun creations. I mean sweet potato totcho nachos. nuff said.
” From a Savory Oats Hash (Kanda Poha) and Indian Spiced Milk Tea (Masala Chai) for breakfast, Mashed Potato Fritters (Aloo Bonda) and Onion Chile Fritters (Pakora – my favorite!) as snacks, and Royal Tofu and Cashews (Shahi “Paneer”) or Butter Seitan Curry (Seitan Makhani) for dinner, this was one cookbook review that left me happily satisfied. That Seitan Makhani is terrific! “ Read more of the Review here and get the recipe for Fudgy Cardamom Squares!
Erin – olivesfordinner.com
Erin and Jeff have created this magical food land at olivesfordinner. Erin’s creations are intricate and beautiful, some of which can be served up at some fine restaurants just like that. Jeff’s high contrast photography brings out the beauty in even the simplest dishes.
“Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen is a strong reflection of her blog. What I love most about Richa’s work is that she masterfully blends together her passion for and command of Indian flavors and cooking techniques while adhering to her vegan beliefs, creating her own style of cooking that’s unique and inspiring. I trust her recipes and she is a great photographer. ” Read more of the review + Book giveaway!
Annie – anunrefinedvegan.com
Annie, a traveler, adventurer, now settled in the quiet west, blogs about unbleached, unprocessed, unrefined plant based food with vibrant photographs at anunrefinedvegan.com. Her gorgeous cookbook Crave Eat Heal also is out this year and she is also the photographer behind several other upcoming cookbooks!
Rika – veganmiam.com
Rika and Doni travel around the globe to provide us with Vegan city guides, which makes vegan travel even more accessible. Veganmiam.com is also filled with intriguing and new global flavors, recipes, hotel reviews, thorough cookbook reviews and more
Dianne – diannesvegankitchen.com
Dianne is a Holistic Health Counselor, Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Plant-Based Diet Nutrition Specialist and chef behind Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen, editor in chief of ChicVegan.com and contributor to several websites. Dianne is an inspiring sense of reason in often at war vegan community.
“In Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen, Richa has simplified cooking techniques, making it easy for home chefs to recreate their favorite Indian meals at home. She shares her list of must-have spices, explains what tools are good to have handy in your kitchen, how long to soak beans, and how to temper spices. The recipes are divided into categories: breakfast, sides, lentils and beans, one-pot meals, main dishes, flatbreads, and desserts.
Richa shares her recipes for some of my favorite Indian dishes such as Red Lentil Soup, Potato Somosas, Pudla (Chickpea Flour Pancakes), and Chana Masala. I learned a lot of interesting tidbits from reading the book too. Did you know that cauliflower is used a lot in Americanized Indian recipes because the vegetables that would normally be used aren’t easily available here?. The book is full of Richa’s gorgeous photography as well. This book belongs in your kitchen as well! “ Read more of the review here and enter to win a book! (giveaway over)
Robin Robertson – robinrobertson.com
Robin doesn’t really need an introduction. I will forever be in awe of her books!
“When paging through a cookbook actually makes me hungry, I know it’s a winner. That’s what happened with Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen, the new cookbook by Richa Hingle. By the time I got to the dessert chapter, I needed an Indian food fix and was soon cooking up a batch of Carrot Halwa, and enjoying the fragrance of cardamom gracing my kitchen.
Richa’s easy-to-follow recipes accompanied by stunning photographs of all my favorites (and many soon-to-be favorites, I’m sure!) are positively transportive. Richa demystifies Indian spices and other ingredients and her welcoming voice comes through in the recipes, making you feel like she’s in your kitchen with you. If you’re a fan of Indian food but think it’s too complicated to make at home, this book can be a game changer.” Read more here and enter the giveaway to get my bonus Recipe bundle! (giveaway over)
Shannon – yupitsvegan.com
Shannon is the fabulous blogger behind yupitsvegan.com She was also a tester for the book and I am contantly amazed by how open she was to testing all the new and sometimes very authentic recipes! Her own creations on her blog inspire me in my everyday food!
“for this review is that I am pretty obsessed with this cookbook. It has been the source of some of the most delicious food to come out of my kitchen and has really helped me to grow as a cook. Richa has an amazingly deft hand with spices and seasoning and her cooking style is very similar to mine – judicious use of oil, sugar and refined grains; enthusiasm for vegetables; a focus on spices and herbs to bring dishes to life; and a love for putting new spins on classic ideas.
Richa is known for her allergy-friendly recipes and in her book as with her blog, you will find many soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free options that are carefully labeled”. Read more here + Book Giveaway!
Jenn has a beautiful blog where she posts about wholesome healthy plant based food. I am thankful to her for being a tester of the book as well and all the fabulous feedback!
“When I first started testing her recipes, I wasn’t very familiar with Indian cooking, aside from the few recipes I had tried from her blog. I admit I was a bit intimidated in the beginning, but I was excited about branching out and trying new cuisines. I am so glad I did!!
Richa, having learned to cook from her mom, gives a nod to traditional Indian cooking, but has created her recipes to be easy enough for even the most novice home cook. She does an amazing job of explaining all the spices, lentils, peas, beans, grains, flours, and other ingredients used in Indian cuisine, in the very beginning of the book. She uses ingredients readily available in most supermarkets whenever possible and offers up variations in most cases when not. I can honestly tell you that ANYONE can make these recipes! Let’s not forget that I have 3 kids running around, 2 of which are still pretty much reliant on me for most things of importance, all 5 of us with crazy schedules and yet I was getting these recipes on the table for easy weeknight meals!” – Read more of the review here + Book giveaway!(giveaway over)
Anjali – vegetariangastronomy.com
Anjali is the sweet face behind vegetariangastronomy.com. She has 2 beautiful kids and creates easy kid-friendly awesome food on her blog.
“Over the past year, although I still can’t help buying and flipping through some great new cookbooks and favorite food magazines, it’s been awhile since I’ve really fell in love with an ENTIRE cookbook… UNTIL NOW!
Whether you are an expert in Indian cooking, a Vegan, an experienced cook or altogether new to cooking and are looking for new ways to enjoy lentils and vegetables, or healthy delicious plant-based meals for the entire family,Richa’s new cookbook encompasses it all.” Read more here + Book giveaway!
Kristy – KeepinitKind.com
Kristy whips up fabulous, interesting and amazing vegan food on her blog and has an equally successful book “But I could Never Go Vegan”. The colorful and bright photography in the book and her blog, and her intriguing recipes keep me coming back for more.
“You’ve probably drooled over her stunning pictures of tasty Indian and American food dishes. You may’ve tried some of her recipes and know first-hand, just as I do, how delicious and foolproof her recipes are” Read more here + book giveaway!
Shira – inpursuitofmore.com
Shira is the brain behind eatgrain.ca, local grains and beans from farmers you know and all have stories to tell that you can buy in Canada to make fabulous tasting food. Shira blogs at inpursuitofmore and her gorgeous photography makes the humble vegetables look delectable!
Kelli – Kelli’s Vegan Kitchen
Kelli is a skilled Vegan Chef with a certificate in plant-based diet from Cornell University, a certified health & nutrition counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and Level 3-certified TriYoga teacher. Kelli teaches vegan cooking classes as well as leads vegan yoga retreats.
“When you think of curry, how many of you think of that bright yellow powdered spice mixture, or a veggie or tofu dish made with it? Yeah? Me too. Or at least I did, until my first look through the newest addition to my cookbook collection, Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. Then I learned that “curry” is actually a thin sauce, so calling something a curry refers to the sauce, not the specific flavors. Interesting, isn’t it? And that’s just one of the new pieces of information that I’ve picked up since getting the book.”.. Read more here + Book Giveaway! (giveaway over)
Magazines and Interviews
Katie Hay – T.O.F.U Magazine
Katie was also one of the book testers, organizer, editor and a generally awesome contributor. I wish I could borrow some of her amazing energy and drive!
“So Many Reasons to Love the book:Testing this cookbook reminded me of why I love spices. I grew addicted to the robust flavours of Indian food, and carried with me some Indian techniques to my other dishes. Richa strongly recommends using whole seeds in your recipes, dry toasting them, and then grinding in a spice grinder (or coffee grinder) for maximum depth of flavour.
There are no shortage of Indian cookbooks published, but this one bests them all. There are few (if any) vegan Indian cookbooks, which is surprising given the cuisine’s natural inclination to “accidental vegan” dishes. For those classics that are not vegan, such as the paneer (a soft cheese) curries, Richa offers such delicious renditions and even a recipe for homemade Paneer that you will never notice the difference. The photos in the book are also by Richa, and absolutely stunning. The recipes are weeknight friendly, More elaborate dishes and feasts could be weekend projects, with a multiple course meal capped off with traditional Indian desserts. From Southern India’s tomato based curries to Northern India’s crème based and everything in between, for those uninitiated to Indian cuisine this book is a must.” Read more here. + giveaway! (giveaway over)
Dianne- Chic Vegan
Chic Vegan is a place where compassionate fashionistas and vegan vixens meet up to discuss how they can make the world a better place for people and animals alike.
“CV: When people learn that you are vegan, what is the #1 question they ask and what is your response?
RH: What do you eat? 🙂 I just point them to my blog…” Read my Interview at Chic Vegan here.