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Vegetarian Indian Recipe: Fire Roasted Channa Masala (Chola)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I love Indian food -- its typically fairly healthy, abundantly flavorful, easy to make (most of the time, anyway) and it can come straight out of your pantry. Scott & I were in the mood for spicy Indian food and this dish hit the spot. Who knew a can of chickpeas + a can of fire-roasted tomatoes = something so tasty!! Mmm Mmm... spicy!

channa masala 

Recipe:Fire-Roasted Chana Masala

Description

Also called "Chola", this is a healthy, quick and easy Indian recipe made of staples you can find in your pantry.

Ingredients

Instructions

Line a medium sauce pan with a thin layer of broth and saute onions over high heat for 3 minutes. Add garlic and saute until onions are translucent, adding more broth as necessary. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric and ginger, stirring to coat onions and cooking until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add chickpeas and tomatoes with remaining broth, stirring to combine. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil. Once boiling reduce to low and simmer 15 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in paprika and garam masala and let sit for 5 minutes. Salt to taste and serve with warm whole wheat pitas or over a plate of brown rice.

Curried Chickpea Sandwich Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

The chickpea in a hurry, curry. This  is an awesome sandwich! It's cool and freshing but packs a good bit of flavor.

Recipe:Curried Chickpea Sandwich

Description

The chickpea in a hurry, curry.

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine chickpeas with 2 tbsp curry, water, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tsp mustard, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp ground ginger and 1/4 tsp garam masala with cayenne and salt to taste. Stir to make sure chickpeas are coated evenly and transfer to a non-stick skillet. Cook over medium heat until the chickpeas are warm and slightly darkened in color. Set aside and make cilantro yogurt sauce by mixing 6 ounces of plain soy yogurt with fresh cilantro, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp dry parsley, 1 1/4 tsp lemon juice and salt to taste. Serve chickpeas at any temp, with cool cucumbers, lettuce and cilantro yogurt sauce in warmed whole wheat pitas.

Whole Wheat Vegan Biscuit Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

A more accurate name would be "deconstructed pot pie" or "open face pot pie" or maybe even "biscuits with veggie gravy." Anyway, this dinner is easy and fast -- but also warm and comforting. I bet you even have all of the ingredients on hand! Plus, it's veggie pot pie! What else needs to be said ;) Yum Yum!

Before I developed the fat-free whole wheat biscuit recipe in my cookbook, I used to make low fat whole wheat biscuits by using Vegan Dad's recipe, substituting whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour) and using Tofutti cream cheese for the shortening.

Recipe:Veggie Biscuit Pot Pie

Description

A savory, quick and easy veggie pot pie! Use the fat-free whole wheat biscuit recipe (p. 38) in The Happy Herbivore Cookbook or try these 3-ingredient biscuits. (Bisquick is also vegan and makes easy drop biscuits!)

Ingredients

Instructions

Whisk cornstarch into broth until well combined. Combine with all remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Allow sauce to thicken as desired. Taste, adding more garlic or onion powder if desired. Also add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over biscuits and serve. (1/2 tsp dried parsley also makes this gravy very pretty!)