I am absolutely in love with the New Vegan Cookbook by Lorna Sass. That is where I got the incredible recipe for Brussels Sprouts and Udon Noodles with Miso Sauce. And now I have tried tempeh thanks to her! I was feeling adventurous, because I haven't really tried much Indian cuisine in my life either. I knew I could take the risk because I had my dad here to help me! He is quite the chef.
The result was an incredible fusion of flavors and a little kick that my brother, my dad and I all loved. My first experience with tempeh was definitely a good one. My mom isn't such an Indian fan so she didn't finish hers : ( Can't please everybody! But I probably should have checked ahead of time. Not a good way to get her to let me cook vegan again!
If you're up for a little spice and a little adventure, I would encourage you to try this impressive dish.