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Senior Citizen Vegetable recipes


Last Updated : Nov 01,2019



वरिष्ठ नागरिक सब्ज़ियों का - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Senior Citizen Vegetable recipes in Hindi)
વરિષ્ઠ નાગરિકો માટે શાક ની રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Senior Citizen Vegetable recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Sabzis for Senior Citizens, Indian Subzis for Elderly

Vegetables are low in calories as well as high in fiber therefore they are a boon to the elderly. They are rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C,  Vitamin A and many more that help keep your immune system healthy. Here are some additional benefits of including these power packed foods in your diet.

Mixed Sprouts and Palak SubziMixed Sprouts and Palak Subzi

Top Benefits of Vegetables in Senior Citizens Diet

1) They are naturally low in fat as well as calories. Therefore they can be consumed readily without hesitation. Cabbage and Cucumber Dry Sabzi with just 75 calories per serving, perfectly suits the elderly diet for lunch as well as dinner. Quiet easy to chew and not loaded with spices, this quick to make sabzi has a fascinating mouth-feel. It’s sure to be liked by all senior citizens. 

Cabbage and Cucumber Dry SabziCabbage and Cucumber Dry Sabzi

2) Sabzis are important sources of nutrients like Vitamin C, Fiber, Vitamin A, and potassium. Be sure not to cook the vegetables for long as this destroys the Vitamin C content. Sabzis like Carrot Methi Subzi add a dose of vitamin A for healthy vision, while Mixed Sprouts and Palak Suzbi lend in good amounts of potassiummagnesium and other key antioxidants

Carrot Methi Subzi ( Vitamin A and Vitamin C Rich Recipe )Carrot Methi Subzi ( Vitamin A and Vitamin C Rich Recipe )

3) Dietary fiber present in vegetables helps reduce cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart disease. Fiber is mainly important to regulate bowel movements and to prevent constipation, and diverticulosis. It also provides a feeling of fullness while consuming less calories. 

4) Loading your plate with 4 to 5 servings of vegetables on a daily basis build a healthy immune system. 

5) The nutrients in sabzis provide nourishment to the skin. As we age the skin loses its elasticity. The vitamin C and other antioxidants from vegetables help to reduce wrinkles and add glow to the skin of elderly people. 

Beetroot Tikkis in Spinach GravyBeetroot Tikkis in Spinach Gravy

Indian Dry Sabzis for Senior Citizen

Interestingly sabzis form an important part of an Indian meal. Dry sabzis are easy to make and require minimum ingredients as well. That’s the reason why it is preferred by many. You can explore making the most common and authentic sabzis like Cabbage Foogath and Masala Karela. With a fiber count of 3.8 g and 4 g respectively, elderly people can count on these to keep their digestive tract healthy. 

Masala KarelaMasala Karela

It’s always good to explore the vast Nature’s basket. Once in a while pick veggies like ridge gourd, round gourd or even amaranth leaves. We have a turai delight for your to try. Paired with onions and masalas and packed with fiber, phosphorus and potassium, Turai Onion Vegetable is a true delight! 

Turai Onion VegetableTurai Onion Vegetable

All the dry sabzis are soft and do not require extra chewing, so they are completely suitable for the elderly. 

Indian Sabzis for Senior Citizens Diet

Sometimes dry sabzis are too boring. So when you have time on hand explore slightly complicated recipes too. Beetroot Tikkis in Spinach Gravy is a unique subzi which you must not miss out on. Soft tikkis in a spinach based gravy – it’s quite satiating and impressive as well. 

And if you want to try a curd based gravy, then opt for Gavarfali ki Subzi. The cluster beans have been stringed and cooked in pressure cooker till soft, so chewing becomes easier for senior citizens. 

Gavarfali ki Sukhi SubziGavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi

Indian Sabzis with Green Leafy Vegetables for Senior Citizens

The deeper the green colour of the vegetables, the more are the antioxidants it carries. Find a collection of healthy and wholesome Green Sabzis for Senior Citizens in this section. Baingan Methi Subzi is a very simple vegetable made using fenugreek leaves. It’s a rich source of vitamin A to vitamin 9 (Folate) and iron as well as potassium. Fenugreek is a vegetable which suits even a diabetic. With just 10.4 g of carbs and the monitoring of blood sugar levels offered by methi, those senior citizens who are trying to manage blood sugar levels can also count on this sabzi. 

Baingan Methi ki SubziBaingan Methi ki Subzi

Methi Pitla is yet another fenugreek based soft and easy to east sabzi which can be enjoy by senior citizens who have problems with chewing. 

Methi PitlaMethi Pitla

On the other hand, if you are elderly with excess weight and aiming to lose inches by eating healthy, then you can try Spinach Mushroom Sabzi. The high fiber (3.3 g ) in it will ensure that it gives you a feeling of satiety and the chefs who have created this fare for you have ensured that you don’t miss out on taste and flavour at all. Do try it!

Spinach Mushroom Sabzi, Palak Mushroom RecipeSpinach Mushroom Sabzi, Palak Mushroom Recipe

Enjoy our range of recipes for Senior Citizen and check out our other recipes for Senior Citizen categories:


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Subzi Ka Korma
Recipe# 269
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Subzi ka korma is a mildly-flavoured dry preparation of mixed vegetables. While you can go with any vegetables for this, i have chosen common vegetables so that the korma can comfortably accompany even rich rotis or puris.
Masala Karela
Recipe# 7462
29 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains a ....
Cauliflower, Methi and Carrot in White Gravy
Recipe# 39680
18 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The pleasing bitterness of fenugreek leaves goes beautifully with the creaminess of cauliflower and the mild sweetness of carrots. This thoughtful assortment of veggies becomes all the more desirable when combined with a lip-smacking white gravy made of onions, milk and myriad spices.
Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi
Recipe# 42325
08 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Do you tend to use the cauliflower and throw away the greens? Don’t do that ever again, because what you consider as waste is actually a tasty, green, nutri-dense ingredient that can be used to make awesomely tasty dishes like this one! The Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi featu ....
Cabbage Foogath
Recipe# 32849
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a dry vegetable dish made with cabbage. Other vegetables like beans, cluster beans, sabre beans, carrots etc can also be prepared in a similar way. One such dry curry is always served along with a traditional south indian lunch.
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Vitamin A and Vitamin C Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35081
05 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Carrots are one of the richest sources of carotenoids after fruits like mangoes and papaya. Fenugreek too is high in antioxidants, vitamin a and c. A great recipe that boosts immunity, eat this often for a stronger you. Tastes delicious when served hot with phulkas and curd.
Gavarfali ki Subzi ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6406
08 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Traditional vegetables can be cooked in contemporary ways, and vice versa. But, sometimes the olden favourites remain our golden choice! Time can tarnish neither the flavour nor aroma of this Gavarfali ki Subzi, a simple preparation of cluster beans cooked in a curd based gravy. Once you try it, thi ....
Spinach Mushroom Sabzi, Palak Mushroom Recipe
Recipe# 41220
18 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Spinach Mushroom Subzi is a luxuriant dish that vibrates with the effect of spices, whole and ground. The contrasting textures of mushrooms and spinach make the subzi a delight to chew while the addition of fresh cream gives it a lusciously rich mouth-feel. You must take care not to over-coo ....
Paneer, Corn and Capsicum Subzi
Recipe# 37775
05 Jun 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
While you would surely have tried the common combo of paneer and green peas, here is a mind-blowing preparation of paneer with sweet corn, perked up with crisp capsicum, green chillies, ginger and spices. One exciting aspect of Paneer Makai is that sweet corn is used both in whole and puree form, so ....
Cabbage and Cucumber Dry Sabzi
Recipe# 41571
29 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
It is common to find cabbage and cucumber featuring together in a salad, but have you seen them together in a subzi? Well, this is an amazing find, really. Try this all-new subzi that brings together cabbage and cucumber with green chilli paste and a traditional tempering. The Cabbage and Cucumb ....
Mixed Sprouts and Palak Subzi
Recipe# 41219
13 Jun 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of assorted sprouts is appetizing. Of different sizes, shapes and colours, the sprouted beans tempt you to grab a spoon without any delay! In this mouth-watering recipe, the sprouts are combined with spinach, onions and tomatoes, and jazzily flavoured with pav bhaji masala. Even w ....
Baby Corn and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 6405
30 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When your tongue yearns for something peppy and tangy, but you do not have much time to prepare an elaborate treat, the Baby Corn and Paneer Subzi is just what you need! With crunchy capsicums and spring onions for company, fresh baby corn and succulent paneer transform into a true delicacy. ....
Vegetables in Tomato Gravy
Recipe# 1483
23 Sep 13

  This recipe has an associated video
 
by Tarla Dalal
The highlight of this recipe, as the name suggests, is the abundant use of tomatoes. Moreover, a varied bunch of veggies are used – ranging from ladies finger and drumsticks to french beans and potatoes. You can try other combinations depending on what vegetables you have in stock. The gram flour pl ....
Tendli Aur Matki Subzi
Recipe# 6422
19 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chockfull of nutrients, this subzi is an easy preparation of tendli and matki in a traditional manner, with usual taste-givers like onions, green chillies, tomatoes and spice powders. What makes this Tendli aur Matki Subzi unique is the combination of tendli and sprouts, which offers calcium, protei ....
Turai Onion Vegetable
Recipe# 3500
12 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai, a vegetable that is low in calories and carbohydrate, is combined with onion and flavoured with ginger and garlic to make a simple dish ideal for those of us who like simple flavours. Though the recipe says to use peeled turai feel free to use them unpeeled to take advantage of the fibre cont ....
Baingan Methi ki Subzi
Recipe# 39681
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes it is magical how even simple ingredients can be transformed into splendid delicacies by using the right combinations and methods. In the Baingan Methi ki Subzi, the humble brinjal combines with iron and calcium rich methi, and a freshly-prepared masala powder, to form a scrumptious dry su ....
Hyderabadi Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 5291
18 Oct 19

  This recipe has an associated video
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Grated cauliflower replaces coconut to create a healthier and heart-friendly version of the traditional Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan. Although most people will not think of pressure-cooking brinjals, here we have opted for that method so as to retain the nutrients and reduce the oil required. As a res ....
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