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Last Updated : Jan 07,2021



भारतीय व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Indian Veg Recipes recipes in Hindi)
ભારતીય વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Indian Veg Recipes recipes in Gujarati)

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 !

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Kadhai Chole
Recipe# 3571
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Chole, a traditional Punjabi dish, is usually made using a lot of fat. But this easy to make recipe is lower in calories and is just as tasty. The oil does not contribute much flavour, it is the spices that create this dish. Instead of bhature (deep fried puris) serve it with Nutritious Garlic Naans ....
Healthy Lemon Rice
Recipe# 3584
13 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
healthy lemon rice recipe | quick and easy healthy lemon rice | South Indian style healthy lemon rice | healthy lemon rice side dish | with 15 amazing images. healthy l ....
Low Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce
Recipe# 3605
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Kulfi is a frozen dessert, which all of us relish but often tend to avoid because of its high calorific value. Here is a simple yummy low fat kulfi that doesn't take forever to prepare and provides substantial amounts of calcium without the fat. Enhance its appeal and vitamin C levels by serving it ....
Carrot Garlic Chutney ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3513
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Carrots, garlic, chilli powder and lemon juice are combined to make a tasty accompaniment for rotis, parathas or a spread for sandwiches. Carrots are rich in fibre and vitamin a and the garlic is good to control the sugar and cholesterol levels in the blood. This chutney can be stored if refrigerate ....
Toasted Methi Rotis
Recipe# 3453
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
These crisp toasted rotis combine the goodness of whole wheat flour, gram flour and fenugreek leaves. They have a high nutritional value and besides being absolutely delicious, they are virtually fat free, being cooked without using any oil. Pre-cook these rotis on a tava (griddle) and then finish t ....
Mixed Vegetable-water Pickle
Recipe# 3411
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is one of Delhi's most popular winter pickles. Large glass jars of this pickle are often sold at street corners. An assortment of fresh winter vegetables, fresh green garlic in tangy mustard flavoured water makes my mouth water just to think of it. Special "black" carrots available in winter ....
Pickled Baby Onions and Garlic
Recipe# 3412
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Onions are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and are available throughout the year. Small white onions are best suited for this recipe as they are mild in flavour and do not colour the pickling liquor. Pickled baby onions have been popularly eaten throughout India. Here they have been salted i ....
Nimbu Adrak ka Achaar
Recipe# 3414
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This quick recipe of one of the easiest and most economical pickles to make and is used by most Punjabi households. Lemon juice and salt act as a preservative in th ....
Methambo
Recipe# 3421
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Methambo is one of the best known pickles. Gujaratis are great consumers of all sorts of sweet and spicy pickles, with methambo being one of their favourites. Mustard seeds and round red chillies are first added to the oil, then the mango pieces dressed with turmeric powder and salt are sautéed ....
Pressure Cooker Oondhiya
Recipe# 4337
16 May 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A classic Gujarati recipe, of vegetables and fenugreek dumplings cooked in an aromatic blend of spices. This version is an easy and healthy way to make oondhiya.
Rajma Saagwala
Recipe# 4309
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A nutritious protein and fibre rich dish that's delicately flavoured. Amaranth (chawli leaves) can be substituted with other greens like spinach or fenugreek.
Plantain Errisery
Recipe# 4365
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Plantains (bananas) are one of the most commonly grown vegetables along the coast. This dish is very easy to make and is a wonderful accompaniment to steamed rice and dal.
Makai Patal Bhaji
Recipe# 4380
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This dish made of hearty chunks of corn on the cob in a sweet and spicy sauce of colocassia leaves (arvi) and Bengal gram dal.
Sweet Corn Soup
Recipe# 4115
16 May 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An all time favourite! The delicate flavour of corn makes this soup a favourite of many people. The vegetable soup variation adds a lot more nutrients. Enjoy this soup plain or spiked with chillies in vinegar.
Corn Panki ( Healthy Breakfast Recipe)
Recipe# 4662
11 Sep 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Corn and semolina pancakes cooked between circles of banana leaves. Accompanied with a tall glass of milkshake, this truly is a healthy breakfast.
Paneer Palak
Recipe# 4765
05 Jun 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Palak and paneer are made for each other. Not only do the two flavours and textures complement each other, but the vibrant green and the soft white combine beautifully to make this dish a treat for the eyes too!
Makhani Roti
Recipe# 4386
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple yet delicious way to make rotis. Flavoured with butter and freshly crushed black pepper this whole wheat roti is perfect to serve with most of your favourite vegetable dishes.
Lachha Parathas ( Swadisht Subzian )
Recipe# 4395
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A crispy paratha, with many, many layers which gives it the name "lachha"
Poha Khichu ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4879
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A variation of the favourite gujarati delicacy made with rice flour. The khichu is traditionally eaten with sesame oil but you may use any other refined oil as well if you so desire.
Upma in A Microwave, Rava Upma, Semolina Upma
Recipe# 4882
19 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
upma in a microwave recipe | microwave rava upma | quick microwave upma | with 18 amazing images. We show you how to make upma in a microwave also known as microwave r ....
Corn and Potato Kebabs
Recipe# 4852
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple and subtle blend of ingredients shaped on a skewer and grilled to create seekh kebabs..... of a vegetarian kind. You can even shape them into tikkis and shallow fry if you like.
Moong Dal Seekh Kebabs
Recipe# 4856
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is a vegetarian version of the non-vegetarian seekh kebabs. Moong dal when combined with potatoes and onions tastes simply superb. Dip these kebabs in your favourite sauce or chutney. Alternatively, serve them wrapped in rotis to make kebab rolls, a more filling snack.
Suran Chana Dal Seekh Kebabs
Recipe# 4857
16 May 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An unusual combination of flavours and ingredients creates a sumptuous snack that is sure to tickle your taste buds. Makes a great burger filling too.
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