Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and culture, the cuisines across regions vary significantly from each other. Every cuisine and almost every region, uses its own available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices, traditions and festivals that are passed on from generations.
A traditional vegetarian diet in India typically consists of lentils, legumes, vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products and more. In this section you will find more than 200+ main course recipes that are ranging from Sambars, Rasams, Curries, Poriyals, Kuzhambu, Rice from the South to the Dals, Rajma, Chana, Kadhi, Dry Sabzi, Pulao, Biryani Parathas and more.
No Onion No Garlic Black Eyed Beans (Chawli/Lobia/Cow peas) Curry is a tasty side dish usually served with Roti or Rice. This simple, quick no-onion/garlic recipe is made by cooking the nutritious beans with some flavourful spices and hence can be served for religious festive fares too. Groundnut powder adds taste and helps to thicken the gravy.
Serve No Onion No Garlic Black Eyed Beans Curry with Roti or Rice and a Kachumber salad on the side for a wholesome weekday meal.
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Pepper Cauliflower is a delicious and nutritious side dish which can be served for lunch along with jeera rice and dal. The dish is very simple and easy to cook and is ideal for packing in the lunch box too. This is a simple stir fry with the taste of salt and pepper.
Did you know- Cauliflower in rich in vitamin C and is loaded with antioxidants and has cancer fighting capabilities. It is also high in fibre content and helps on weight loss. You should add this wonder vegetable in your daily diet ...
Masoorchi Usali is a quick and simple stir fry that we make in Goa. In Goa we make different types of usali or usal. Moogachi usali (Black Lentil stir fry) and chanyachi usali (gram stir fry) is all time favorite. However, I thought of making this usali with masoor and it turned delicious. You can make it with sprouts too. On the days when we fast, we make this dish without onion. Masoor is a lentil and contains carbohydrates. They are a good source of dietary fiber. They are low in fat and calories ...
Kachcha Kela Masala Sabzi Recipe is a wholesome way to prepare the raw bananas. The raw bananas are first cooked and then tossed along with spices and tomatoes to make a good side dish along with your main course meal. Serve the Kachcha Kela Masala Sabzi Recipe along with favorite Dal for a lunch or even pack it into a lunch box.
Did you Know: Bananas are a good source of potassium, an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. Since one medium-sized banana ...
Baingan Methi Ka Bharta Recipe with Pomegranates is a twist to the classic Punjabi Recipe that is made from smoked and chargrilled brinjals then mish-mashed and cooked along with a combination of spices. Along with the main ingredients that flavor, this recipe also has methi leaves, that are sauteed and added to the Bharta to pack it with flavors. And to add color and subtle sweetness to this dish, when serving the Baingan Methi Ka Bharta, I sprinkled it with Pomegranate seeds and served ...
Guar (cluster beans) or Gavar ki Sabji is a simple side dish which goes well with Rice or Roti. The addition of spices compliments the distinct, slightly bitter flavour of these legumes. Tomato adds a nice tang to the dish. Making it in the pressure cooker or pressure pan, reduces the cooking time. You can alternatively make it in a pan/wok.
Serve Gavar Ki Sabji along with Panchmel Dal, Boondi Raita and Phulkas for a weekday meal.
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Hari Dhania Ki Sabzi is a dry Indian curry made from fresh coriander leaves. Typically the leaves are used as a garnish for many Indian dishes. But in this recipe, the coriander is cooked along with gram/besan flour which bring the dish together.
Cilantro or Coriander leaves are rich in anti-oxidants and is a rich source of minerals like potassium, calcium,manganese, iron and magnesium. The herb is also low in calories and the oil from these herbs have many healing and anti-septic properties.All ...
Green Chilli Vegetable is a quick and easy recipe which can be served with paratha or roti. It is best served as a side dish along with your Rajasthani or Gujarati meal. The spiciness and the sweetness of this dish makes the entire meal more tasty and flavourful.
Serve Green Chilli Vegetable along with Panchmel Dal and Hot Phulkas for a simple and delicious weekday lunch or dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dry Vegetable recipes such as
Aloo Gajar Ki Sabzi Recipe
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Gavar (Gaur or Cluster beans) and Pumpkin (Kaddu/Lal Bhopla) sabji is a simple and healthy accompaniment for rotis or rice. The sweetness of the Pumpkin balances the slight bitterness of the Gavar beans and both these vegetables pair up well in this humble sabji. There are various ways to prepare the sabji, this recipe uses basic spices, easily available in the pantry.
Serve Gavar Pumpkin Sabji as a side dish with Panchmel Dal and hot Phulkas.
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Andhra Style Beetroot Vepudu is an extremely easy and healthy way of cooking beetroot so that the nutrients are not lost during the cooking process.
Did You know- Although beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, most people can safely eat beetroots a few times a week. Beetroots are also known to be low in calories and contain no cholesterol. It is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and is high in plant derived anti-oxidants. Additionally, the green leaves of the beetroot are ...
Pyaaz Ki Sabzi is one of those recipes which is very easy and quick to make. It is a perfect dish to prepare when you are tired or want to make something in jiffy. Not only it is easy, this recipe also taste great with phulkas, rice and dal.
Serve the Pyaz Ki Sabzi along with Kadhi and Chawal or Phulkas and Raita for lunch or dinner.
You can also try onion recipes such as
Spicy Indian Style Onion Rings
Whole Wheat Onion Stuffed Kulcha
Onion Rava Bhakri
Lady Finger or Okra or locally known as Bhindi is one of the most liked and cooked vegetable in the Indian cuisine. It is a great source of dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins making it a super food beneficial for blood sugar regulation, cholesterol, weight management, flawless skin and cancer protection to name a few. Makai Wali Bhindi, is a twisted recipe of the original Marwari Besan Wali Bhindi. Maize flour is used instead, for it is a rich source of Iron and antioxidants properties. The maize ...
Well, if the name itself wasn't enough to get you drooling, this version has some fragrant and inviting pickling spices to take the already amazing smoky eggplant dish many notches higher.
Enjoy Achari Baingan Bharta with Phulkas and Panchmel Dal for a weekday meal.
You can also try other Baingan recipes such as
Bihari Style Baingan Ka Chokha
Palak Baingan Ki Sabzi
Bengali Style Shaak Bhaja Recipe (Stir Fried Green Amaranth Recipe) is an vegetarian dry dish made from green amaranth leaves.The leaves are tossed with poppy seeds and roasted peanuts to a give a crunchy element which balances out the dish. Every Bengali meal is completed by serving a dish made from these leaves.
Using greens in your dish helps to give essential vitamins and iron that are required for a healthy body. Amaranth leaves especially is full of antioxidants and minerals which help in ...
Boondi And Spring Onion Green Sabzi is easy to make and can be served with paratha or roti. It is something different and the boondi makes it even more delicious. If you are bored of regular Spring onion Sabzi, give this recipe a try!
Serve Boondi And Spring Onion Greens Sabzi along with Panchmel Dal and Tawa Paratha for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Veg Dry recipes such as
Stuffed Karela With Aloo Recipe
Capsicum Usili Recipe
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Roasted Cauliflower is a very simple but delicious side dish. Cauliflower florets are tossed with some olive oil and spices and then roasted in the oven. The humble vegetable gets an appetising make over as it slightly caramelizes and is sure to please even those who are not fond of it. Roasted cauliflower can be served as a party snack or a side dish with some couscous or quinoa.
Serve Roasted Cauliflower as a starter or as a side dish along with Panchmel Dal and Phulkas for a weekday lunch or ...
Sweet Potato Sabzi is a very easy sabzi to cook, also it is healthy given the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes. It can be cooked in a jiff when you do not have much time to spare.
Serve this Sweet Potato Sabzi with phulka and buttermilk for a light afternoon lunch.
Other similar recipes that you can try are:
Jeera Aloo Sabzi Recipe
Rajma Saagwala Recipe
Sookhi Moong Palak Dal Recipe
Bhindi with Cashews & Coconut Sabzi Recipe is a nice way to cook bhindi as a side dish. This sabzi recipe is apt when you have guests at home, since it's easy and impressive side dish. This recipe of Bhindi with cashews and coconut sabzi goes well with rasam.
Here are a few more variation that can be created with Bhindi
Dahi Bhindi Recipe (Okra in Yogurt Curry with Caramelized Onions)
Shahi Bhindi Recipe in Cashew Nut Gravy (Okras in Cashew Nut Curry)
Masalewali Bhindi Recipe
Kurkuri Bhindi And Onion Masala is a go to recipe for your house parties. Simple yet something different, I am sure your guests will love it. Try this twist to your regular bhindi and you will make it again and again.
Serve Kurkuri Bhindi And Onion Masala along with Panchmel dal and Phulka for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bhindi recipes such as
Dahi Bhindi Recipe
Bhindi Masala Recipe
Ajwain Tamatar Bhindi Recipe
Amrood Ni kari ( Parsi Style Dry Guava Curry) is a twist to the normal Indian subzis that use vegetables. In this recipe, we have incorporated spice into the guava fruit by making it as a curry. The guavas are pressure cooked so that we get soft but still a firm texture.
The recipe has been inspired from Parsi Cuisine, the cuisine has a lot of techniques used while cooking but one of the most famous methods is their pressure cooking techniques, which helps to build the flavour and ...
Besan Aur Mirch Ki Sabzi is a perfect side dish to serve along with your meal. In Rajasthan, it is usually made to serve along with Dal Baati. It can be made and stored in fridge for 2 to 3 days.
Serve Besan Aur Mirch Ki Sabzi along with Rajasthani Dal Baati Churma for a holiday lunch with your friends and family.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dry Vegetable Sabzi such as
Kashmiri Style Turnip Tchat Goji Recipe
Black Chana Masala Recipe
Chatpata baby Potato Recipe
Doodh Doodhi is a basic, simple, healthy, creamy, light on the tummy curry which can be served with chapatis. Simple and quick to make, this curry tastes good when it is hot, but also tastes great in room temperature. It is a perfect dish to serve in your kids lunch box too.
Serve Doodh Dudhi Recipe along with Phulkas or Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas for a weekday meal.
You might also like to try these recipes-
Lauki (Doodhi) Kofta
Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla
Doodhi Tomatar ki Sabzi.
Here's a bowlful of simple, healthy and comforting side dish, that's great to cool your body naturally. Tambli is a very traditional Karnataka dish which our grannys have been making from many years . Thambli is mild, medicinal and soothing dish that makes a meal wholesome. For better understanding we can call term tambli as medicated buttermilk / a type of raita / cold soup .You can prepare tambli with anything and most of them takes just 10 mins.Today it is " Menthe Tambli ( Tambuli ) / Fenugreek ...