I haven’t been cooking this month as much as I would like. I am just loving the curries, though, as a comforting dish in the cold weather. My friend Angie gave me the following recipe for Chana Masala, which I made this afternoon for lunch. It is so tasty, with just the right amount of spice to make your whole body glow. The leftovers I plan to take to work tomorrow so I can eat something yummy when everyone else is eating pizza (our managers at the pub buy us pizza on the really busy days, so we don’t bombard the kitchen with orders for food). Being vegan you have to think ahead all the time, so you know you have something to eat.
- Cut onion, tomato and green chili. Grind it in food processor along with ginger and garlic and make paste.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry bay leaves for 30 secs.
- Add the paste and fry on medium heat until golden brown (The oil starts separating from the mixture).
- Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Add water enough to make thick gravy. Bring the gravy to boil.
- Add can chick peas. Stir well and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
- Garnish with chopped green coriander leaves and serve hot.
Vegan recipe websites
I know I’ve mentioned most of these before, but just to have them all in one place, here are some great recipe websites for vegan food:
Voracious Eats – vegan and non-vegan recipes by Tasha
Oh She Glows – all vegan recipes by Angela Liddon
The Kind Life – a collection of recipes by Alicia Silverstone and other vegan chefs
Post Punk Kitchen – vegan recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
The Vegan Project – three ladies (Bridget Burns, Jen Hanover and Jessica Grajczyk) from Vancouver learning about veganism and posting delicious-looking recipes
ChooseVeg.com – I haven’t tried any of these recipes yet, but they have hundreds of vegan recipes