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Cover for the book, Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries. Featuring two hands holding a bowl of colorful vegan food with vegetables surrounding the bowl on a dark background.

Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries: Exciting New Dishes From an Indian Girl’s Kitchen Abroad

Author: Rakhee Yadav · Subject: Cookbooks · Release Date: April 30, 2019


Rakhee Yadav, born and raised in India, simplifies and reimagines the traditional plant-based recipes of her childhood to create incredible meals the whole family will love. Each recipe in Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries is bursting with the robust authentic flavor of Indian cooking and packed with nutrient-rich ingredients to yield satisfying, healthy dinners that are easy to make.

The layered flavors of dals and curries make them versatile foods perfectly suited to becoming delicious, inexpensive meals with minimal effort―like sweet and savory Sweet Chili Coconut Pineapple Curry, Garam Masala Brussels Sprouts & Navy Beans Curry with Applesauce and Spicy Sweet Potato Curry with Zucchini Fries. These recipes are easily customized to your tastes as you can often substitute the vegetables in the recipes for the ones you have on hand.

With this cookbook, you’ll be able to whip up wholesome vegan dinners that can come together in 30 minutes as well as slow food suppers fit for Sunday night.

About the Author

Rakhee Yadav is the creator of Box of Spice. Her recipes have been featured in The Kitchn, Feedfeed, Thrive magazine and Good Housekeeping India. She lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


“No other author has captured curries and dal in such a beautiful way before. This is the only plant-based curry book you will ever need.” ―Nina Olsson, bestselling author of Bowls of Goodness

“As lovers of Indian food, we’re absolutely amazed by Rakhee’s recipes. Besides the delicious recipes, the beautiful photography makes us want to cook each and everything from this book.”―Susann Probst and Yannic Schon, cookbook authors and creators of Krautkopf

“This treasure trove of vibrant, fresh and abundant curries will inspire many family meals!”―Sneh Roy, author of Tasty Express and creator of Cook Republic

“Leave it to Rakhee to combine international flavors in new and interesting ways, creating a fusion cuisine that’s as beautiful and unique as she is.”―Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez, cookbook authors and creators of Husbands That Cook

“Rakhee’s book is just overflowing with mouthwatering dishes. You’ll never go back to Indian take-out again!”―Rita Serano, bestselling author of Vegan in 7 and Vegan for Good

“Rakhee has brought the robust flavors of India to life in such a fun, alternative way through this beautiful book.”―Kankana Saxena, author of Taste of Eastern Indiaand creator of Playful Cooking

“Rakhee’s work is simply inviting; you can smell the dal and curry just by looking at her photos. You wish you could sit down at her dinner table.”―Suus and Johann Slee, authors and creators of Food Bandits

“I couldn’t be more excited about Rakhee’s debut cookbook. Her recipes never fail to inspire. Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries is a true celebration of vibrant plant-based eating.”―Niki, raw chef and recipe developer for PLANTLAB Culinary School

“These beautifully written and photographed recipes each tell a special story and suck you into Rakhee’s magical world.”―Bettina Campolucci Bordi, author of Happy Food and freelance chef for Bettina´s Kitchen

Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries is full of plant-based inspiration that oozes love and nourishment. I congratulate Rakhee on her latest endeavor and look forward to welcoming her recipes into my dinner repertoire.”―Taline Gabrielian, author and creator of the plant-based app Hippie Lane

“Rakhee’s recipes and the flavorful visuals that accompany them show the passion and love she puts into every morsel she cooks for the hungry soul. I am so happy to see her find her path.”―Tarun Khiwal, India’s leading fashion photographer

“Rakhee is an amazingly talented person and the amount of effort and creativity she adds to her work is just incredible.”―Priyanka Chaudhry Raina, social entrepreneur, co-founder of Gracia Raina Foundation


Cover for the book, Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries. Featuring two hands holding a bowl of colorful vegan food with vegetables surrounding the bowl on a dark background.

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