If you’re on the lookout for tasty treats that are healthy, full of nutrients, and won’t take a long time to make, check out our vegan and gluten-free sweet potato masala recipes.
Masala is a wonderfully delicious base for a curry. It is a blend of spices that can be added to many eastern Asian dishes for an authentic taste.
However, a lot of recipes feature either meat, or products that contain gluten. Obviously, this prevents anyone who is vegan or gluten free from enjoying such dishes.
Well never fear, as we’re here to provide you with the best alternatives that any plant-based and gluten-avoiding dieters can enjoy.
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This option is great for those that are currently following a low FODMAP approach. FODMAP, if you didn’t know, is a diet specifically aimed at reducing the intake of certain carbohydrates that ferment in the gut. This fermentation can cause digestive issues such as gas and bloating.
However, you can still enjoy a spicy meal if you try this easy-to-make vegan curry.
The good news is that this meal is just as tasty without adding chicken or red meat.
You’ll probably find yourself making this again and again, as it becomes a staple in your weekly meal plan. It’s that good!
Plus this recipe makes up to four servings, which is either half a week’s worth of dinners for you, or a great family meal to enjoy together.
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Next up in our vegan and gluten free sweet potato masala recipes is this rich and creamy Indian-style curry that features a lot of vibrant flavours.
We were surprised by how creamy this dish is. What’s more, the fact that it’s ready in only 40 minutes is testament to how simple and tasty meals can be.
You enjoy this one either in the summer months or during the winter to keep you warm.
We always enjoy making the most of different and interesting healthy foods, and this option certainly delivers. It’s packed with good nutrition: ginger, garlic, coconut oil, chickpeas, spinach, and lime. All of these make this a super healthy option for those that prefer plant-based foods in their diet.
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One of the most popular diets out there is the paleo diet. This is the premise that we should eat as our ancestors from the cavemen days ate: whole foods and single ingredients without any additives.
And this paleo-inspired option is a suitable choice for those adhering to this type of lifestyle.
Another benefit we’ve found with this recipe is that it’s very filling. Sometimes a dish maybe delicious, you can be left wanting more. Pleasingly, our hunger was certainly satisfied with this option.
And if you have the option, go with organic vegetables which should help amp up the nutrition and taste.
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Tandoori masalas don’t get any better than this one. This time around we’re going to be adding a super popular plant-based food into the mix: tofu.
This, combined with sweet potato, ginger, garlic, and chilli makes for a diverse meal that should suit curry and spice fans alike.
We recommend going easy on the spice if you want to make this meal a little more welcoming for those that can’t always handle the heat.
Or if you want to turn up the temperature, be a little more liberal with your chilli. The result should be a crispy bowl of delight.
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What we love about this recipe is that it takes the conventional approach to making a masala, and gives it a western twist. The result is a baked sweet potato topped with a delicious spinach-inspired masala.
In less than 40 minutes, you can enjoy this baked sweet potato as a lunch or a light dinner.
At only 357 calories, this meal will go a long way to helping you stay healthy and keep your waistline in check.
Lots of these masala recipes are paleo-friendly. If you follow a paleo diet, see our Paleo Pie Crust Recipes
Here’s another interesting take on the classic masala. Making the same types of meals all of the time can become a boring task. So how about making a classic with a twist?
This soup is gluten-free, and dairy-free, and will be sure to please all plant-based dieters who want a healthy and tasty soup option.
What makes this soup taste even better is the addition of peanut butter which gives it a creamy and nutty flavour. This is a perfect lunch option for a cold weekday.
If you’re unsure, just take a look at the finished product and we guarantee that you’ll change your mind about this soup.
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We know that a lot of you love to spend time in the kitchen.
So if you’re looking for an excuse to get creative and try something new, then this potato stew is likely going to be a superb option for you to try.
There are plenty of ingredients for you to add, and it will take you around 1 hour and 20 minutes to prepare and cook. So be prepared to get some pans dirty!
We recommend that you make the base stew, but allow yourself some time to prepare a host of tasty side dishes. Favourites like naan bread, salad, or another Indian side such as sag aloo all work well.
With that in mind, perhaps this could be the meal you make for your next gathering with friends.
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One of the best features of cooking Asian food is that it may contain some form of coconut, whether it’s coconut milk, oil, or desiccated flakes.
There’s just something so comforting about a coconut-based meal.
This vegan sweet potato and chickpea curry is made with coconut milk, fresh spice, and a whole host of veggies. And yes. It’s one of our healthiest recipe on this list.
Chickpeas are a great addition to any curry, and if your diet is lacking in protein and fibre, this useful ingredient will help to boost them. Furthermore, their nutty flavour enhances almost any savoury meal.
And who can forget about spinach, which can easily melt into any curry-based recipe, adding a wonderfully nutritious green vegetable.
An often under-utilised vegetable is eggplant. We’re not sure why, as it’s full of healthy goodness such as fibre and phytonutrients.
Now you have no excuse to give it a try, as this recipe relies on it along with a whole host of nutritious ingredients such as garlic, onion, cumin, turmeric, and of course, sweet potato.
At only 382 calories per serving you’ll also be getting 7 grams of fibre and 6 grams of protein.
What sets this taste apart from some of our other options is the harissa sauce which gives it a slightly spicy taste.
However, if you want to keep this curry mild, then leave out the sauce, and perhaps double down on the cumin and turmeric for added flavour.
We’re sure this will become on of your go-to vegan and gluten free sweet potato masala recipes.
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We finish off our list with a simple, yet mouth-watering recipe that includes several healthy ingredients, most notably chickpeas, baby spinach, onion, cherry tomatoes, and lentils. You’ll struggle to not hit your 5-a-day with this option.
Even better, it is subtly flavoured with Indian spices to make this an authentic curry dish.
As with all of our choices, this is gluten-free and safe for those following a plant-based diet.
Just looking at the pictures of the finished product, we were very excited to see how this one turned out. And it’s safe to say that we weren’t disappointed when we ate it.
Make sure to pair this with basmati rice and naan bread, and a sprinkle of coriander (cilantro) on top.
Being able to enjoy a wide variety of dishes when your diet is limited can be a stressful experience.
At least with our articles you can remove the worry and find several options that can satisfy your cravings without having to break your diet.
The good news is that these meals won’t take long to prepare. And they are typically packed with healthy ingredients that are nourishing for the body, as well as the soul.
Take your pick from the bunch and enjoy your lunch or dinner this week with a big smile on your face!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Difference Between Tikka Masala And Garam Masala?
Garam Masala is essentially a North Indian mix of spices. They are lightly roasted and then ground into a fine powder that is added to meals to enhance the flavour.
Tikka Masala is a meal that contains red chilies, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, and also carom seeds in addition to the spices found in Garam Masala.