Below are savoury recipes recently devised by Vegan ACT members.  We welcome contributions so, if you have created a recipe you would like to share, please click here.  If you would like to recommend a link to an existing recipe on the web, please click here.


We also have a Pinterest board of savoury online recipes that our members have enjoyed:

Follow Vegan ACT’s board Savoury Recipes on Pinterest.

Channa (Spicy Chickpeas)

Channa (From ‘Flavours of the Orient’ by Rani King & Chandra Khan
Found by Francine

This is so easy. You can cook it dry and use it as nibblies or keep it a bit moist and have with other curries and rice.  Serves 4-6


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teas salt
  • 1 teas ground black pepper
  • 2 teas ground cumin
  • 1 teas chilli powder
  • 1/2 teas ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teas ground coriander
  • 1/4 teas garlic powder
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • some chopped coriander leaves


  • Drain the chickpeas.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion until soft and turning brown.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except the fresh coriander) and stir for about 3 mins over a medium heat.
  • Take care not to burn – add a little water if necessary.
  • Turn into a bowl, garnish with the chopped coriander and serve.

Kale, Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin Pilaf

Kale, Quinoa and Roasted Pumpkin PilafSource: Sunday Telegraph, circa 2014
Added by Francine

This recipe is easy and tasty.

Serves 4. 14g protein per serve


  • 800g pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 1.5cm cubes
  • 1 tsp finely grated ginger
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • 100g trimmed kale leaves, shredded


  • Preheat the oven to 180oC.
  • Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
    Place the pumpkin on the prepared tray, spray with olive oil and roast for 30-40 minutes or until golden and tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook the onion, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, coriander and turmeric and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Add the quinoa and 2 cups of water and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until the water has evaporated and the quinoa is al dente.
  • Stir through the kale until just wilted, then gently stir through the roasted pumpkin and pepitas. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to serve.

Soy Chicken Casserole

Veganised from the Green 4 Ingredients cookbook by Francine, Vegan ACT

Serves 4soychickencasserole


  • 600g pkt Lamyong Soy chicken nuggets, thawed
  • 400g can of Tomato soup
  • 1/2 can water
  • Pkt (dry) French onion soup
  • Red capsicum, chop into chunky pieces
  • Green capsicum, chop into chunky pieces
  • Mushrooms, quartered or chop into chunky pieces


  • Mix all together and bake in an open casserole dish for 45 minutes on 180 C.

Serve with rice