VeganMofo Day 24:
Share your favorite cuisine.
I have always loved Indian food because this cuisine offers so many flavors, smells, and spices or vegetarians and vegans! One of the things on my bucket list is to go to India and EAT! :) Although I don’t think I will be able to check that off in the near future (but hopefully someday), I am feeding my Indian food craving from dinner nights with my boyfriend’s family (it’s such a treat to have homemade Indian food!) and Guru Palace.
Justin and I have been on a mission to find vegan Indian food in Orange County–that isn’t crazy spicy–since the day we moved to the area, about a year ago! We are both weak sauce when it comes to hot foods and have a low tolerance. We like something in the mild range, but I have come to realize that “mild” is very subjective. I discovered someone else’s mild could be my spicy hot, which happened quite a bit. We have tried several Indian restaurants in the Orange County area and have asked for mild–sometimes very mild– and ended our meals with our mouths on fire! We discovered Guru Palace through Yelp and decided to give it a shot. We ordered take out, got home to eat it, and braced ourselves…we took our first bite and it was amazing! FINALLY someone who could give us the mild Indian food we wanted! YAY! It seriously made us super happy!
Guru Palace is not entirely vegetarian / vegan but they do have a section of vegetable dishes on their menu that offers a good variety. We usually stick to our favorites which is the aloo gobi (potatoes and cauliflower with tomatoes and spices) and daal mahkani (lentils–this dish is really good) along with basmati rice and roti (whole wheat Indian bread, kind of like a tortilla). We like to get take out and eat at home which my dogs apparently love too! One time I saw my roti magically and slowly moving to the right side of my plate and Bernard was on the other end trying to take the whole thing (which was much bigger than his head) to eat it! Even though that was a no-no, it was hilarious and I couldn’t get mad at him for trying!
I highly recommend you check this place out, especially if you have been in search of mild Indian food like we had been! Heads up that we have only gotten take out here and the restaurant itself is a little old school looking. But the food is good so I hope you will give it a try if you are in the area!
Cuisine of India
17292 McFadden Avenue #A
Tustin, CA 92680
(714) 832 – 9988