If you can’t think of dinner beyond wheat or rice, here are some amazing dinner ideas you might have never thought existed. These are simple gluten free vegan dinner ideas that can be quickly made, are very healthy and satisfying and pack a nutritious punch.
Zoodles are noodles made from zucchini using a spiralizer. The long zucchini noodles derived after passing a zucchini through a spiralizer are then tossed with some peppers, sauces and spices to give you flavorful zoodles. This dish tastes divine when you add some vegan cheese on top.
Rice with Kidney Beans Curry
This one is a typical Indian food combo. You make a spicy and aromatic curry based dish out of kidney beans. These are soaked overnight and then pressure cooked until tender. Once tender, the beans and the curry are tempered with spices, onions, garlic and tomatoes to give you a very delicious kidney beans curry that tastes amazing with steamed rice.
Chickpea is very famous in the Middle East where it is used to make crunchy and crispy falafels or hummus. In India, a chickpea curry is relished with rice. Just like kidney beans, chickpeas are soaked overnight and then pressure cooked until tender. These are then tempered with various spices, onion and tomatoes to get an aromatic and delicious chickpea curry. You can have the curry plain or relish it with a bowl of rice. The dishes are vegan and also pack a nutritious punch.
Breads made from Barley and Pearl Millet Flour
Both these grains are gluten free. These can be grinded into a fine powder and then knead into a dough. The resultant dough can be used to make flat breads, regular breads and many other vegan items. Barley or Sorghum bread can be enjoyed with stews or can be just enjoyed with vegan butter. You can even make a tofu sandwich.
Tofu is a type of cheese made from soy milk. The milk is curdled to get tofu. It tastes similar to cottage cheese. For those who are vegan and are off animal products, this food item is an excellent alternative. You can slightly roast tofu cubes on a pan with some oil. Next, arrange cucumber slices, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and some vegan mayo and tomato ketchup to get a delicious tofu sandwich that is very fulfilling and satiating.
Roasted Potato and Cauliflower
This Indian delicacy is again enjoyed with rice or you can have it plain. Take boiled potatoes and cleaned cauliflower florets. Season these with aromatic spices of your choice and cook in a skillet with some oil, onions, garlic, ginger pieces and tomatoes. Sprinkle a generous amount of coriander or cilantro on top before serving. This dish can also be roasted in the oven in an oven-proof glass bowl.
These are our pick for some easy gluten free vegan dinner ideas that you can try.