Grace Regan, cook and the founder of UK curry house Spice Box has published her first cookbook. Named after the restaurant, the book is full of Indian-inspired dishes - and they’re all vegan.
Spice Box started life as a street food stall before it launched as a critically acclaimed curry house in Walthamstow, England in 2019. Regan’s aim was to pay homage to British Indian curry houses, but using plant-based takes on many classic and much-loved dishes.
A passionate fan of vegetables, Regan packs her recipes with colourful ingredients and flavour and the book is full of tips and tricks. It also features 100 recipes, including favourite dishes such as aloo gobi, cauliflower tikka masala and onion bhajis.
We have three of the recipes for you to try below and for more info, follow Spice Box on Instagram.
Seasonal veg pakora
A light batter and seasonal veg make up this classic Indian dish. Regan has a tip for getting perfectly crispy batter at home - you'll find it along with the recipe here.
Cashew and coconut korma
Rich and creamy this vegan take on a cashew and coconut korma lends itself to lots of seasonal veg. You'll find the full recipe here.
15 minute one-pot dahl
This quick and easy dahl is a great introduction to Indian cooking and makes for a simple mid-week dinner. Get the recipe here.
Recipe taken from Spicebox 100 Fresh, Vegan Curry House Favourites by Grace Regan, (Ebury Press)
Photography by Joff Lee and James Lee