Gluten-Free Indian Food — Menu Plan Sept. 22

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GFWorldIndiaTime to pull the curry out of the spice rack this week because this week’s Tastes of the World theme is Indian Food. 

My husband and I have always enjoyed eating Indian food, and now our kids are enjoying it, too! We don’t cook Indian food too often, but our Indian Chicken with peaches is very kid-friendly. I also enjoy using Patak’s brand pastes and sauces (like Vindaloo Curry Paste and Tikka Masala Sauce) for quick and easy Indian meals.

We also enjoy eating at Indian Restaurants, and have found that many have meals that are naturally gluten-free. You just have to ask the management about the menu and possible cross-contamination. We have been fortunate to find that restaurants near us (like India’s Kitchenhave their menus already marked with the information. If dairy is a problem for you, be sure to ask about that, too. Yogurt is a common ingredient in sauces. And, butter and cream is not uncommon in Indian dishes.

Gluten-Free Frozen Indian Meals. Recently I was sent some coupons to try Tandoor Chef frozen meals. Their gluten-free options are clearly marked on their web site and product boxes. I picked up a box of the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Chicken Curry to try. My husband ended up taking both of them to work for lunches. He says both have great flavor, without being spicy hot. He thinks the Chicken Tikka Masala has a more vibrant flavor and likes it best, but found both of them to be very tasty! His only complaint was, although they were good-size portions for lunch, he wanted to keep eating and there were no leftovers. 😉

Desserts! Most of the desserts in Indian Cuisine have dairy or gluten, or both. But, I found this gluten-free recipe for Gulab Jamuns (kind of like Sweet Potato Donut Holes) that really looks delightful! And very allergen friendly: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free, soy-free, yeast-free, and nut-free. Can’t wait to give them a try!

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for Indian Gluten-Free Meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Indian Chicken w/Quinoa

Indian Chicken w/Quinoa

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

Simple Asparagus

Simple Asparagus

MondayQuinoa with Indian Chicken, Sautéed Spinach

Tuesday – Pork Tenderloin, Rosemary Red Potatoes, Green Beans

WednesdayClam Chowder, Cornbread

Thursday – Dairy-Free Butter Chicken with Rice and Simple Asparagus

Friday – Eating Out

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Rotisserie Chicken, Gluten-Free Vegetable Bhaji

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Indian food isn’t common at Elisabeth’s house, but there is plenty of good food to eat this week. Vegan Nachos, Portuguese Soup, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Fried Rice, Butternut Squash Smoothie, and Pizza.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori is trying some new Indian recipes this week: Chicken Masala with Saag PaneerChicken Curry, and Spiced Chicken Salad with Plums and Chickpeas. She’s also planning for Baked Salmon, Lentil Soup, and Pizza this week.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free
Melissa’s family is starting up their homeschooling regimen this week, so lots of slow-cooker and freezer meals for them this week. Beef and Veggie Stir-Fry, Slow-Cooker Beef Stew, Goulash, Chicken Taco Salad, Low-Carb Ground Beef and Veggie Chili, and Pulled Pork.

The Peaceful Mom: Simple Gluten-Free Menu
Kimberlee is starting her week of meals with Easy Chicken Stir-Fry, Greek Pasta Salad, and Bacon & Eggs. She’ll finish the week with Gluten-Free Penne Pasta with Crock-Pot Pasta Sauce, London Broil, and Gluten-Free Pizza. Sounds like a tasty week at her house!

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
Melissa is joining us for the first time this week. Stop by her blog to see what she’s cooking, and say hello. Her menu this week has Smoky Chipotle Chili Cheese Mac, Chicken, Potato & Green Bean Dish, Chicken-Fried Steak, Honey Rosemary Chicken, Tacos, Mongolian Beef, and Smoky Paprika Chicken Soup.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for Indian Meals this week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us again next week at CeliacFamily for sharing gluten-free menus and ideas for Gluten-Free Chinese Dinners.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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Those Indian dishes sound interesting. I will have to get brave and try some!

Here’s my plan for the week.


I’m not a big fan of Indian food, but my husband is. We’ll have to try the Quinoa with Indian Chicken. I think everyone would like that. Have a good week!

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