By: Hannah Austin, Communications and Outreach Intern

Indian cuisine offers several vegetarian and vegan dishes, since about 20% of Indians are vegetarian (Biswas, 2018). If you’re plant-based or just looking to decrease meat in your diet, these recipes are for you! Below are a few vegetarian and vegan classic Indian dishes perfect for lunch, dinner, or even a snack. 

Recipe 1: Chole- Chickpea Curry 

This recipe for vegetarian chickpea curry would be perfect for a cozy winter meal!

Source: The Spruce Eats

Recipe 2: Hara Bhara Kabab 

Find a vegetarian spin on the classic dish Kebabs here 

Recipe 3: Vegan Malai Kofta Recipe

This Vegan Malai Kofta recipe is the ultimate Indian comfort food. They’re crispy potato and chickpea dumplings in a creamy, spiced Indian gravy!

Source: Vegan Richa

Recipe 4: Vegan Red Lentil Hummus Wrap 

This delicious vegan hummus wrap is layered with creamy red lentil hummus, fragrant Indian Aloo Gobi potato and pea stir-fry, and crisp pickled onions!  Gobi Aloo Wrap. Perfect for packing for a healthy lunch!

Source: Vegan Richa

Biswas, S. (2018). The myth of the Indian vegetarian nation. BBC. Retrieved from:


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