I found a Vegan Naan!

I love Indian food, the spices, the veggies, the side orders. We often go to Sagar Vegetarian Restaurant in the west end, they have a separate Vegan menu which is full of choice, I don’t think I ever have the same meal twice. The only thing we miss is Naan bread, which traditionally contains ghee, (Indian butter) which of course is not suitable for Vegans…

…However we have discovered another bread at this restaurant that is very tasty and Vegan it’s called Poori, it’s dough that is deep fried, it comes out looking like a puffy pillow and it melts in your mouth a wonderful accompaniment  for a sambar, or any dish in fact!  I make curries often at home, unfortunately I don’t have a deep fat fryer, (or luckily for our health!!) so I cannot recreate Poori at home so it’s back to ye old faithful Naan bread. But its been a real struggle trying to find a ready made Vegan Naan. Until this weekend when I made  a fantastic discovery in Vx , Newbury Phillips, Organic Garlic & Corriander Naan, a two pack for £2.05: One minute under the grill each side and your done, very handy, as they have a long shelf life so can be kept in your cupboard for whenever the curry need arises. Of course I could make Naan bread at home, but it’s a great time saver. I hope Vx will continue to stock these.

Vx is a 100% Vegan boutique, selling Vegan clothes, (by The Secret Society of Vegans) shoes, groceries, books, take-away snacks, sweets and cakes etc. They are located at 73 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9BT. Not far from London Kings Cross railway station. The shop is open every day from 10am – 6.30pm, (except Monday 11am-7.30pm.) The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. The shop has been running two years now, please check them out if your ever passing Kings Cross.

5 Comments

  1. Steven says:

    Hello, nice to find your blog :)

    Pooris are awesome – you can make them in a pan – a deep fat fryer is safer but not strictly needed.

    You can often find vegan naan (plain / garlic and corriander) in regular supermarkets. Generally only the most expensive stuff has actual yoghurt and butter in.

    I while back i blogged a couple of vegan naan recipes, with info on how to cook without a tandoor: http://lustrousmusings.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/peshwari-naan.html

    • Charlotte says:

      Hi Steven,

      Thanks for your comment. What supermarkets sell Vegan Naans? The Co-op used to but last time I checked they contained milk :(

      Thank you for the recipe, I love Peshwari Naan, I’ll be giving that a go soon.

  2. Steven says:

    Haven’t looked recently I’m afraid – have bought Tesco and Morrisons own brand in the past which have both appeared to be vegan ingredients wise. Don’t know whether either are currently suitable thou – will keep an eye out! :)

  3. Sarah says:

    Arrgh! I find this today, after I visited London and Vx yesterday! Ooops! Love Naan bread, but I don’t have the patience/inclination to make it myself…. Will have to keep an eye out next time I go to London!

    • Charlotte says:

      Hi Sarah,
      If it helps, I’ve also seen this brand of Naan in some health food shops around London since writing this post. I don’t know where you live, but if you have any local health food shops have a look, maybe they stock them too?

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