How’s everyone doing at cooking in the heat? I’ve got 4 easy vegan Indian recipes that are budget-friendly and most of them can be made in the slow cooker. And one of my favorite things about the slow cooker is how it doesn’t heat up your kitchen!
Don’t worry though, there are also some you can make as soon as you open the recipe in your browser. There’s even a sweet Indian oatmeal for breakfast!
Are you feeling lazy, but really have a taste for samosas? Here’s your answer – skip the pastry and make patties out of the filling! Kristy Turner’s Potato & Pea Samosa Cakes from her book, I Could Never Go Vegan, are pure genius. Warm up leftovers and eat with some scrambled tofu.
This Slow Cooker Navratan Korma is from my book, Vegan Slow Cooking for Two. It’s a favorite at our house because it’s got lots of veggies and flavor. The bonus is that it cooks in the 2 quart slow cooker while you’re at work or out having fun. It will be there waiting for you when you get home!
Joni Newman’s Indian-Spiced Chili is from her book, Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen. Indian spices with some traditional southwest flavors is simply flavor heaven! You can even adapt it to work in your 4 quart slow cooker. Have you been dying to make something with jackfruit? Now’s your chance, and Trader Joe’s has jackfruit in cans too!
Slow Cooker Carrot Cardamom Oatmeal was inspired by the flavors in Carrot Halwa. I love cardamom in oatmeal, stews, tea – well, just about everything! You start this in your 2 quart slow cooker before you go to bed and will wake up to a fragrant bowl of oat in the morning.
Remember to add extra liquid if your slow cooker runs hot or you’d like to sleep in. If that’s not a big enough bonus for you, you’re even adding veggies to your breakfast!
What’s your favorite Indian dish? Do you make Indian at home or only eat it out?