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A question about a recipe: Creamy Chickpea Curry

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I have a question about the recipe "Creamy Chickpea Curry" from EmilyC. Can this recipe be made vegan by omitting the fish sauce? What can be substituted instead?

asked by Marjorie 18 days ago

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Valhalla
added 18 days ago

I'd just leave it out. Fish sauce gives salt and a little funk, but with those strong flavors, you won't miss it.

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Smaug
added 18 days ago

I don't think you can just ignore fish sauce; it makes itself felt. Soy sauce is probably the best you can do; maybe something with one of those Chinese fermented bean concoctions, but I know little about them.

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Stephanie B.
added 17 days ago

I think this recipe would taste good without the fish sauce too, just looking at the ingredients. But I can also see Smaug's point. It won't have the same funk as fish sauce, but miso paste would add some umami flavor place of the fish sauce.

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Ttrockwood
added 17 days ago

I would swap in miso paste or soy sauce instead, or if you have vegan worcestershire sauce (annie’s organics makes one) that’s another option

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Nancy
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added 16 days ago

The fish sauce would have provided both salt and umami.
Think of substitutes which have those notes, including those mentioned so far.
Also/Or:
• fermented mushroom sauce
• pickle brine
• wine vinegar
• walnut ketchup

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added 15 days ago

Thai "thin soy sauce" aka "white soy sauce" is my preferred vegetarian fish sauce replacement. Dragonfly brand is by far the best I've tried. Many Asian food markets stock it, but here it is online: http://www.bangkokmarketusa.com/sauces/202-dragonfly-thin-soy-sauce-19-oz-.html

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boulangere
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added 15 days ago

Maggi Seasoning would work also. It is vegan, though not gluten-free.

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Alyssa
added 14 days ago

I wonder if a bit of kimchi liquid could be used?

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