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Last Updated : Dec 09,2019



स्टीम - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Steam recipes in Hindi)
સ્ટીમ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Steam recipes in Gujarati)

Veg Steamed recipes, Steamed Indian Vegetarian recipes

Steamed Vegetarian Recipes

Everybody tells you deep-frying is bad, you need to cut down on the oil in your food, and so on, but does anyone tell you that steaming, the healthier alternative, is also awesomely tasty and easy? I mean, the health part is proven, but you have a lot more reason to try it out, and now!

Cooked Rice IdliCooked Rice Idli

Right from idlis to dhoklas and dumplings, we have a fabulously large variety of steamed foods in India. In fact, all world cuisines use steaming and boiling to prepare delicious and healthy foods. Steaming is not only healthier than deep-frying because it cuts down or almost eliminates the use of oil, but it also preserves more nutrients and also retains the natural color and texture of the food to a large extent. Foods cooked by steaming are pretty light on the tummy! 

Not just that, steaming is also less messy and faster than methods like deep-frying, because you can make large batches in one go. You do not need any fancy equipment – just a normal steamer will do. Or, you can just purchase a steamer basket and use it with any of your pots and pans.

Moong Dal and Spinach IdliMoong Dal and Spinach Idli

Indeed, steaming is a basic cooking technique everyone needs to master. Apart from the obvious dishes like idlis, koftas and dumplings that are steamed, you can also start using steaming as an alternative to sautéing and deep-frying in many cases, for example, to make healthy koftas.You can therefore use steaming, not just to make healthy breakfasts, but also for healthy lunch recipes and evening snacks too. During dinner time, especially, it is best to opt for steamed recipes as they are light on the stomach and will get digested before bedtime. 

With a little bit of practice and inclination, you will be able to make a positive change in your eating habits by using steaming instead of sautéing and deep-frying for a lot of recipes.

Steamed Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is one of the most obvious meals of the day, when people opt for steamed recipes like Idlis! Not only is it quick and easy to make a steamed breakfast, but also makes you feel light, energetic and healthy at the start of the day. You will surely notice the difference between days when you start the day with steamed snacks like Idli, Dhokla or Muthia and days when you have oily foods like Puri.

Dhokla Simla MirchDhokla Simla Mirch

Every region of India has its own exclusive range of steamed breakfast options, so you are spoilt for choice. Take the idli for example. Apart from the standard rice and urad idli, you have innumerable variants like rava idli, moong dal idli, oats idliand what not. 

Take dhoklasthere is much more than meets the eye! Look beyond the usual Khatta Dhokla and Khaman Dhokla, and you will find more exciting options like the Poha Dhokla

Poha DhoklaPoha Dhokla

Not to forget the ever-popular Gujarati snack, the fist-shaped muthias, which come in several interesting variants like the Doodhi Muthia

Steamed Vegetarian Lunch Recipes

At lunch time, steaming is an indispensable technique. From steaming veggies and rice, to delicious koftas that drown in your tangy gravies, steaming always comes in handy. 

Not only for everyday simple cooking, steaming is also useful to come up with exotic but healthy dishes like the Palak Kofta Rice, Cabbage Soya Koftas in Coriander Tomato Gravy, and Lauki Kofta Curry.

Palak Kofta RicePalak Kofta Rice

Steamed Evening Snacks

There is a common misconception that evening snacks are always deep-fried. True, evening tea time, always reminds one of bhajiyas, vadas and pakoras, but you can also go for something nice and steamed, like a fluffy dhokla with spicy chutney or Steamed Corn Panki. Steamed evening snacks are not only satiating but also extremely tasty and guilt-free too. 

Kothimbir Vadi, Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi RecipeKothimbir Vadi, Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi Recipe

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings 

Steamed dumplings like Dimsums or Momos are good snack options for the evening. They can also be served as starters for a meal.

When your kids come home from school, you can serve them steamed dumplings, which hide a lot of healthy ingredients inside them. The Spinach Dumpling, for example, is a tasty way to serve healthy greens to them.

MomosMomos

When combined with the proper sauce, steamed dumplings can actually make a wholesome meal itself. For example, the Cottage Cheese Dumplings with Spinach Sauce is a light, healthy and tasty steamed dinner option!

Vegetarian Steamed Dinner

Dinner is one meal when you should not look beyond steamed dishes! At dinner time, it is even more important that you go for steaming, because steamed foods are light on the stomach, easier and faster to digest. So, your food will be comfortably digested by bedtime, and you will not unnecessarily face digestion troubles or weight gain issues.

Any of your breakfast recipes can also double up as dinner. You can happily have idlis, dhoklas and pankis for dinner. Or you can also have a light rice recipe with lots of veggies in it. When you wish to have something different go for steamed dumplings in a nutritious sauce. 

Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani GravyPaneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy

As we said, steaming is a technique that comes in handy to cook any meal, any day. Try our wide range of steamed vegetarian recipes that includes treasures from across the world… 

Enjoy our Steamed Vegetarian Recipes, Veg Steamed Indian Recipes below. 

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Oats Idli
Recipe# 38475
28 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
oats idli recipe | instant oats idli | healthy oats idli for diabetics | how to make oats idli | with 20 amazing images. Although the original idl ....
Cooked Rice Idli
Recipe# 1708
25 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal. It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
Dhokla Simla Mirch ( Roz ka Khana )
Recipe# 1982
10 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Innovative to the core, the Dhokla Simla Mirch is an easy but amazing dish that is sure to earn you laurels. Deseeded capsicums are loaded with khaman dhokla batter and steamed till the fluffy dhokla rises to fill the crunchy vegetable. An aromatic tempering of sesame seeds and other ingredients is ....
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
Recipe# 41200
26 Dec 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Love the exotic flavour of Sushi but don’t have the time to prepare it, or don’t have access to the ingredients? Not to worry. We have brought together Indian and Japanese styles to create a dhokla-based sushi, which anybody can make and enjoy any time! You can also surprise your guests with thi ....
Poha Dhokla
Recipe# 39002
20 Dec 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Feel like having dhoklas for breakfast? You can whip them up instantly by using beaten rice, which requires no soaking or fermenting. These dhoklas also make a good tiffin option ....
Lapsi Methi Muthia, Dalia Bajra Methi Muthia
Recipe# 33318
30 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
lapsi methi muthia recipe | dalia methi bajra muthia | broken wheat fenugreek leaves muthia | with amazing 24 images. lapsi methi muthia recipe is also known as dalia ....
Karela Muthias
Recipe# 3511
05 Dec 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Karela and flour dumplings that are enlivened with the addition of onions and garlic to make a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes use of karelas and garlic, the two ingredients that are said to be diabetic friendly as they help to maintain the blood sugar levels. Serve them hot, along with Low C ....
Patra, Gujarati Patra, Alu Vadi
Recipe# 33322
30 Dec 19

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by Tarla Dalal
patra recipe | Gujarati patra | Maharashtrian alu vadi | 28 amazing images. patra recipe is also called Gujarati patra or Maharashtrian alu va ....
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
06 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
rava dhokla recipe | semolina dhokla | suji dhokla | instant rava dhokla | no fermentation rava dhokla | with 15 amazing images To make instan ....
Vermicelli Nut Idli
Recipe# 1704
27 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vermicelli Nut idli is the perfect choice for those days when you feel like having idli, but have no batter, or when you wish to have a slightly spicy idli. Made of vermicelli and semolina, tempered graciously with broken cashews, this can be had as a starter or as a full meal.
Doodhi Muthia
Recipe# 2752
16 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
microwave doodhi muthia recipe | quick lauki muthia | doodhi na muthia | with 31 amazing pictures A traditional and healthy Gujarati snack made with grated doodhi and s ....
Healthy Momos
Recipe# 40336
25 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
whole wheat momos recipe | healthy veg momos | zero oil steamed momos | atta momos | with 15 amazing images. Momos are dumplings which are derived from South - as ....
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 553
30 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
doodhi muthiya | Gujarati doodhi muthia | dudhi na muthia | steamed lauki muthia | with 25 amazing images. doodhi muthiya is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's mu ....
Sooji Idli ( Suji Idli)
Recipe# 1384
19 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
sooji idli | instant rava idli | suji idli | instant suji ki idli | with 16 amazing images. sooji idli requires no fermenting or grinding and hence called
Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 2874
01 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
moong dal dhokla | Gujarati moong dal dhokla | steamed yellow moong dal dhokla | no fermentation moong dal dhokla | with 24 amazing images. Pucca traditional and perfect to the core, the
Paatra ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 552
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Patra is sure to take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride! it is sweet, spicy and salty—all at the same time. Here, nutritious and tasty colocasia leaves are stuffed with a spicy mixture. Depending on the size of the leaves, you get normal or mini patras. Although patras taste best when deep-fr ....
Rice and Moong Dal Idli
Recipe# 4665
04 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
rice and moong dal idli | rice and green gram idli | rice and green moong dal and urad dal idli| with 30 amazing images. Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular
Mooli Muthia, Gujarati Radish Muthia Snack Recipe
Recipe# 33320
16 May 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mooli muthia, I love making muthias of different varieties, as they are steamed and easy to make. Not only that… they are an ideal way to incorporate flours and vegetables in your daily diet. These muthias taste good with radish and radish leaves, while curds contribute to the flavour of this ....
Nylon Khaman Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 547
30 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
nylon khamman dhokla | Gujarati nylon khamman dhokla | instant nylon khamman dhokla | with 18 amazing images nylon khamman dhokla
Turiya Patra, Gujarati  Turiya Patra Nu Shaak
Recipe# 591
30 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
turiya patra sabzi | Gujarati turiya patra nu shaak | healthy ridge gourd vegetable | with 25 amazing images. Turiya patra features an unusual combination of ridge gourd and patra. But, h ....
Kothimbir Vadi
Recipe# 40186
22 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This famous Maharashtrian snack, with the dominant flavour of coriander, is sure to steal your hearts with its irresistible aroma, tongue-tickling taste and lovely crunch. What sets the Kothimbir Vadi apart from many other deep-fried snacks prepared all over the country is that the besan dough for p ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
05 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
Kanchipuram Idli
Recipe# 1702
05 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kanchipuram is famous for more than silk sarees! In fact, this special savoury idli got its name from that small town in Tamil Nadu. It is offered at the Sri Varadharaja Swamy Temple, and food-lovers are generally prepared to even withstand the hardships of a long queue to buy the prasad of tast ....
Oats Rava Palak Dhokla
Recipe# 38819
14 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
You might have tried a variety of dhokla with various flours, flavours and tempering, but have you ever tried a combination of oats, semolina and spinach for your dhokla batter? This nutritious combo gives you many essential nutrients including
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