One of my favorite cuisines in the world is Indian food. Unfortunately, not much Indian food is raw, so it is not something I get to eat very much… Occasionally if I eat it I’ll get yellow dahl with rice or some vegetable curry. Too bad the korma and masala sauces have cream! I won’t eat those dishes, however there as a substitute when craving curry I like my cauliflower soup recipe.
However, there are some great raw substitutes for some Indian Flava with a capital F! One thing I used to love is chutney. I just think it is a nice accompaniment to have at dinner. Here is a recipe for a raw version of chutney. My camera “yellowed” out and I took an extremely ugly picture of it as I made it tonight (top picture). 🙁 Sorry guys! I definitely am by no means a photographer. I can’t figure out why it does that sometimes.
But to give you an idea of more of what it should look like (though this recipe will come out a lighter tan color), I posted the second picture, which isn’t this recipe! I just wanted to not have my ugly picture up there all by its lonely self. Who would want to try the recipe then?? But I assure you if you like a little sweet condiment with dinner, or with a green salad, it has quite an interesting, yummy taste.
Sweet Walnut Chutney
- 1 cup chopped organic raw walnuts
- 1 Tbs. raw organic honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric
- 4 Tbs. pure filtered water
- Blend the water, honey, cinnamon and turmeric until smooth. Then throw the walnuts in and blend again, but leave it a bit chunky so don't blend too much. I like to stick it in the oven (without turning it on) for an hour or so before dinner so it gets a little warm, like how I like it. Just like regular chutney, eat as a condiment in small quantities, like 1-2 Tbs.
I love seeing favorite food dishes turned raw. I’ve recently become raw in the past few months and this is one recipe I will be trying!
I’m a new reader, so this may be a really silly question, but, are you 100% raw? I noticed in this post that you said you eat rice ( on occasion) with dahlh. So, I’m just curious, if you eat raw 100% of the time, or you incorporate cooked grains into your diet, as well.
I was 100% for a few years. Now it changes from 85-95%, depending on the season. I do eat cooked grain sometimes, like quinoa and millet. And I love hot soup in the winter! We don’t have to be 100% anything to get great results, and in fact I think moderation is the way to go. Lots of love, Kimberly
Thanks for the response, Kim!
Could you post some recipes for hot soup?
Looks great! I love Indian food (vegan stuff of course!). YUM!
Will agave or stevia work as a subsititute for honey?
Hi Ashley! Yes try liquid stevia. I am going to do a post soon on why I am avoiding using a lot of agave, and will transition past recipes away from it. 🙂
Loving this. Chutneys rock. Have a great weekend, sweetie! Xoxo.
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Whole Foods has let me down! I went shopping for some nuts and seeds yestderday, only to discover they had all been roasted. The only raw nuts I saw were pine nuts and they were $9.99 for a small amount. Is there anywhere else that sells raw organic nuts and seeds for a reasonable price? I really love your blog and want to make these recipes. But how can I do that when I can’t find the basic ingredients?
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On a different note! I have a degree in photography and might be able to help you with your camera. Try playing with your white balance (or WB), when the white balance is off it can through off colors. With auto white balance, it is constantly changing so that might be why just sometimes colors don’t turn out right. Also you should up your ISO a little to help getting a sharper image without a flash (which can also turn things yellow) but be carful not to over do it with the ISO because then your photos will turn out grainy.
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