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Indian Veg Recipes, 4000 Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Indian cuisine is a vast and varied one. It is reflective of the myriad cultures and traditions that make up this vibrant country of ours. Every region has its own way of cooking and serving food, as well as customs and practices concerning food. The food of each region is greatly influenced by not just the local availability of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, but also by the historical and cultural background of that community. Indians are so fond of the traditional food that they take along the knowledge and practices even when they go abroad.

Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji

With the advent of cookbooks and online portals, recipes do get passed on from region to region, but still, you can find distinct differences in the way the food tastes, because of the availability of ingredients and common cooking practices in each region. Pav Bhaji made in South India, for example, is quite different from how it tastes in the North; and likewise, Idli and Sada Dosa made by North Indians might be quite different from how the South Indians make it!

Bajra Roti
Bajra Roti

Indian Veg recipes are categorized mainly based on the region – Punjabi, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Maharashtrian, South Indian, Bengali, Hyderabadi, Mughlai and so on. Depending on the region, the main course might focus on Roti or rice, with accompaniments like Subzis, Dal, Sambhar, etc. Bajra Roti and Green Pea Pulao together with Pyazwali Bhindi and Dum Aloo could make an interesting meal, just as Cabbage Poriyal, Sambhar, Rasam and Rice would too.

North Indian Veg Recipes

Chole BhatureChole Bhature

The cuisine of North India includes not only Punjabi food but also, Amritsari, Kashmiri cuisine. Each state has something different to offer. While Punjabi’s use lot of ghee and dairy products, Kashmiri cuisine is majorly non-vegetarian with use of saffron and other spices. People from Punjab, Amritsar and Delhi believe in having heavy breakfast of parathas smeared with white butter along with a tall glass of sweet lassi and accompaniments like fresh curd and mango pickle, Chole Bhature or Chole Kulcha. They also indulge in delectable street food like Momos, Samosa, Aloo Tikki chaat, Ram laddoo, Golgappe.

Paneer TikkaPaneer Tikka

Apart from that Tandoor is an essential cooking method in North Indian Cuisine. From tongue-tickling appetizers like Paneer Tikka & Mushroom and capsicum tikka to flatbreads ranging from Tandoori Naan, Roti and Kulcha, they love everything baked and grilled in clay pot ovens. Rich gravies, spicy vegetable, sizzling appetizers, delectable desserts sum up North Indian food!
 

Mughlai Veg Indian Recipes

Mughlai Vegetable Biryani RecipeMughlai Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Descending from the Mughal empire, Mughlai cuisine is known for heavy use of aromatic and rich ingredients resulting in spicy, fragrant, lip-smacking delights. It has been one of the much admired and popular cuisines among food lovers across India. The preparation of Mughlai food is time-tested and involves slow cooking and vast preparation. Dishes like kebabs, kofta, pulao, sabzis and biryani typically include Mughlai blend and flavours. Some of the popular dishes are Mughlai Vegetable Biryani, Shahi Pulao, Baingan Musasalam, Nawabi Curry, Mughlai Makhani Paneer, Mughlai Roti.

Western Indian Veg Recipe

Fansi DhokliFansi Dhokli

When you come to Western India, you will come across Gujarati cuisine which is an amalgam of flavor. They are mostly vegetarian and use many native vegetables and an array of spices to season them. Dals and shaak (subzis) have a sweet flavor because of the addition of jaggery. The farsaans (snacks) and mishthans (dessert) are much-loved aspects of Gujarati cuisine. The Gujarati thali is a grand feast consisting of dal, bhaat, rotli, shaak, farsaan and mishtan with accompaniments like kachumber, athanu and papad. Curd and buttermilk are a quintessential part of their meals.
 

Rajasthani Indian Veg Recipes

Pyaaz ki KachoriPyaaz ki Kachori

Rajasthan being dearth of water uses curd and buttermilk widely in cooking and vegetables being limited in supply, they eat lots of pulses and dal. It is known for its endless varieties of Kachori. Pyaaz ki kachori, Shahi raj kachori, Khasta kachori are some popular local breakfast dish in Rajasthan and sold at most 'namkeen' shops.

Maharashtrian Indian Veg Recipes

Misal PavMisal Pav

Maharashtrian cuisine is a zingy and spicy one, which makes abundant use of aromatic and flavourful ingredients like peanuts, sesame seeds , chillies, kokum, cashew nuts , coconut, and so on. Mumbai , the city of dreams has some out of the box street food delights to offer like Schezuan Chopsuey Dosa, Mysore masala dosa, Tawa Pizza, Toasted Samosa sandwich and how can you forget the famous Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Bhajji Pav !

South Indian Veg Recipes

Idli
Idli

Going down South, people are very fond of rice which is also their staple food. South Indian cuisine relies on extensive use of traditional spices like mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, broken urad dal and chana dal that impart flavor when added as a tempering to the food . Breakfast delights like Idli, Dosa and uttapams are much loved all over India.

Kadubu, Benne dosa, Neer dosa, Bisi bele bhath are some classic Karnataka dishes. Mangalorean cuisine is different from Udupi, which is different from Mysore, and a food connoisseur can easily tell the difference! So, every corner of Karnataka has a culinary anecdote to tell with distinct flavours, native ingredients and exclusive cooking techniques.

There is a lot of similarity between the food cooked in Kerala, and that of coastal Tamil Nadu. Tamil cuisine is a balance of spices and dals along with a combination of different masalas. Kitchen shelves are stocked with sambhar powder, milagai podi , rasam powder and popular tempering ingredients like coriander seeds, red chillies, chana dal, ginger, green chillies, garlic and curry leaves. Coconut is abundantly found in Kerala and hence widely used in food preparation. Even curries make use of coconut milk instead of water. Native fruits and vegetables like jackfruit, yam, raw banana, yellow banana, ash gourd and pumpkin are used to cook an array of dishes.

Moong Dal Dosa
Moong Dal Dosa

The region spanning Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have their own cooking style which is a spicy one. Unlike other cuisines where pickle is merely an accompaniment, here it is the best part of the meal! Pesarattu dosa or Moong dal dosa is a classic dish from the Andhra cuisine. Gongura leaf is a quintessential Telugu ingredient, used to make delicious pachadis and peppy rice preparations.
 

Hyderabadi Veg Indian Recipes

Bidari ParathaBidari Paratha

What comes to your mind when you think of Hyderabadi food? Biryani ! Hyderabadi food has much more to offer than the famous Biryani with Mirch Ka Salan. It is highly influenced by Mughlai, Persian and Arabic cuisine. Rich and flavorful sabzi, desserts loaded with dry fruits, delectable side dishes and unique flatbreads. Haleem, Double ka Meetha, Bidari Paratha, Osmania biscuit, Hyderabadi Tutti Fruti biscuit and endless varieties of Biryani are some famous food from the city.

East Indian Veg Recipes

RasgullaRasgulla

Bengali sweets like Sandesh, chum chum, rasgulla are popular not only in India but also, around the globe. Bengalis love fish and all things fish but, when it comes to vegetarian food they are big fans of chaat like Puchka, Jhalmuri, Ghugni, Doi Bora, Batata Puri. Also, Kolkata is known for street food like kathi roll, egg rolls, momos, Chowmein. They make extensive use of Panch phoran masala in their cooking. It is a spice blend made using fennel seed, mustard seeds, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and cumin seeds.

Indian cuisine is also famous for its mithai, which includes an unending list of delightful
recipes like ladoos, halwas, rabdis, jamuns, malai sweets, etc. The deeper one ventures into Indian cuisine, the more they can appreciate the diversity and limitless variety it offers.

We hope you enjoy our collection of Indian Veg recipes. 


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Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
Recipe# 30886
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Punjabi food incorporates very innovative cooking methods, be it the use of the tandoor or the concept of cooking vegetables directly over the flame thus endowing the vegetable with a great smoky flavour. The Punjabi Baingan Bharta has many fans all over the world. Baingan or brinjal cooked direct ....
Chole Bhature
Recipe# 2810
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today! My version of chole ....
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Quiche
Recipe# 8647
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A French meal is incomplete without a melt-in-the-mouth quiche. Bubbly cheese, crumbly paneer with spinach perked up with green chillies, this quiche combines all this and more in a pastry case, a delightful preparation that is sure to satiate your taste buds and ....
Matki and Jowar Paratha
Recipe# 41005
21 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This fabulous Matki and Jowar Paratha is very effective in recharging your iron levels during pregnancy. Boiled and crushed matki is mixed with a dough of whole wheat flour and jowar flour to make these luscious parathas. The addition of boiled matki makes these parathas quite soft and flavour ....
Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi
Recipe# 42325
24 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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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 ....
Chana Dal Seekh Kebab Or How To Make Seekh Kebab Recipe
Recipe# 7526
22 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Perfect Chana Dal Seekh Kebabs, made with the ideal proportions of chana dal, raw banana and chopped cabbage, excitingly flavoured with mint, green chillies and spice powders, can be served as a starter or as an accompaniment to tea. What makes this recipe different from other kebab recipes is that ....
Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe)
Recipe# 38687
22 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
This is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white rasgullas. Remember that everything matters in the making of perfect rasgullas -- from the amount of lemon juice used and the lump-free kneading of the chenna, ....
Instant Handva
Recipe# 34455
22 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
What a yummy breakfast this is! a variant of the traditional handva, this savoury cake uses idli batter to reduce the preparation time. Cooking it using the microwave shrinks the cooking time further, in all making this a super-quick delicacy.
Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe
Recipe# 636
16 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets . Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
22 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
22 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
Moong Dal Halwa
Recipe# 3914
17 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A classic recipe that is relished throughout Rajasthan during the winter months, as it is supposed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter winter cold. It is considered to be auspicious, and is often prepared during Holi, Diwali and weddings too. It takes a long time and lots of patienc ....
Paneer Sandwich Recipe,  Grilled Paneer Sandwich
Recipe# 42073
17 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Buttered and “chutneyed” slices of bread are sandwiched with a succulent paneer mixture flavoured with tongue-tickling spice mixes like garam masala and pav bhaji masala. Add some crunchy veggies like capsicum and onions to the sandwich, and what you have is a creation beyond comparison. The Pan ....
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 607
31 May 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is inseparable from gujarati cuisine. It is basically a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. This simple dish requires tact and perfection, which comes from practice. Remember never ....
Coconut and Rava Ladoo  ( Laddu)
Recipe# 36287
17 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist! Although the procedure is a little long, requiring a spot of cooking and a per ....
Poha Yellow Moong Dal Dosa
Recipe# 42455
17 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Just like rotis made of different flours have different flavours, dosas made of varied batters also have varied flavours. Not only the taste but the aroma and texture of the dosa also varies according to the ingredients used in the batter. Some batters need to be fermented while some do not. The ....
Methi Thepla, Thepla Recipe Without Curds for Traveller
Recipe# 40726
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like theplas to carry along on a journey. Not only are they very tasty with the superb flavour and aroma of methi, they are also satiating and convenient. To make these theplas we have used a whole wheat flour dough with a large assortment of taste-giving ingredients ranging from green c ....
Kulcha, Plain Kulcha, Butter Kulcha
Recipe# 41472
15 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious Indian bread that is very popular in North India, and in Indian restaurants all over the world, the Kulcha has a unique texture and taste that make it a special treat for the palate. It has a neutral taste, with the appetizing aroma and mild flavour ....
Piyush ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 543
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Bring two wonderful things together in the right way, and the result is likely to be even more appreciable! piyush, a creamy drink made by combining buttermilk and shrikhand, is an example of this theory. To make this exotic drink quicker and thicker, use shrikhand that is readily available in the m ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
14 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
Coconut Chutney  ( Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1653
14 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Coconut Chutney has a well-rounded flavour that goes well with most variants of Idlis , Dosas , Appe , be it plain, veggie-topped, or more exotic options like Rava Idli or
Paneer Makhmali
Recipe# 4320
12 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This aromatic subzi gets its characteristic green colour and fresh flavour from a marinade of coriander, mint and green chillies. The addition of cashews and curds to the marinade imparts a rich flavour and creamy texture to the paneer, giving this subzi a luxurious feel. Like most preparations of p ....
Kesar Peda
Recipe# 40033
12 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava. By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
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