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Traditional Indian Sabzis recipes


Last Updated : Jan 03,2021



पारंपरिक भारतीय सब्जी़ - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Traditional Indian Sabzis recipes in Hindi)
પારંપારીક ભારતીય શાક - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Traditional Indian Sabzis recipes in Gujarati)

Traditional Indian Sabzi Recipes | Authentic Indian Sabzis | Traditional India Gravies | Famous Indian Sabzis |

Traditional Indian Sabzi Recipes | Authentic Indian Sabzis | Traditional India Gravies | Famous Indian Sabzis |

Sabzis form an integral part of Indian cuisines. In a diverse country like India, with varied geographical conditions and the existence of many religions and culture, there is a lot to explore in terms of different cuisines too.

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It is amazing to see how each of them exclusivity in their food habits. While the Gujaratis love their sabzis with a hint of sugar, the Maharashtrians love their sabzis to be zesty and spicy. If you go towards the North of India, you will find that green veggies and pulses form an integral part of their sabzis majorily in the form of curries and gravies. And the South Indians have a totally different style of cooking sabzis which predominantly has coconut as its main ingredient.

Let us explore these sabzis across different states of India.

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Traditional Gujarati Sabzis

Gujaratis term sabzis as ‘shaak’. Potato features in most of the daily sabzis they cook. Kobi Batata nu Shaak and Tendli Batata nu Shaak unquestionably features on their weekly menu.

Kobi Batata Nu ShaakKobi Batata Nu Shaak

However, one of the most authentic sabzi using aloo is Batata na Chips nu Shaak. Crispy fried potato strips are tossed with sautéed cashews, aromatic seeds and spice powders to make a wonderful shaak that combines beautifully with rotis, puris or steaming hot rice.

Batata Chips Nu ShaakBatata Chips Nu Shaak

For a taste of authentic Gujarati cuisine, have a go at the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya. Ladies finger, cooked with a stuffing of roasted besan and spice powders, the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya has a very different taste, which leaves a lingering warmth on your palate.

Stuffed Bhindi SambhariyaStuffed Bhindi Sambhariya

Sev tameta recipe also known as Gujarati sev tameta nu shaak is the very popular Gujarati sabzi which can be made in a jiffy and requires not more than 15 minutes.

Sev TametaSev Tameta

Oondhiya is a classic Gujarati vegetable from the city of Surat and hence also called Surti undhiyu. Oondhiya is a preparation of vegetables and fenugreek muthias cooked in an aromatic blend of spices. A traditional undhiyu recipe requires hours on end to make. But we have presented a faster version using a pressure cooker that also uses less oil.

Oondhiya, Undhiyu, Gujarati Undhiyu RecipeOondhiya, Undhiyu, Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe

Traditional Punjabi Sabzis

Punjabi sabzis are the most favourite of many and the most frequently ordered at restaurants. While its procedure involves a lot of preparations, they are the most tongue-tickling delights with a rich flavour and luscious texture. They involve use of loads of ghee, cream, butter and even dairy products like milk and paneer.

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Dum Aloo is one such Punjabi Sabzi. Chilli-coated potatoes in dum aloo curry are cooked with cream, tomatoes and a flavourful paste of whole spices and onions. Coriander leaves are the ultimate addition to this tasty Punjabi dum aloo which gives it a really rich flavour. Serve them with Naan and Lachha Onions.

Dum Aloo, Popular Restaurant Style Punjabi Dum Aloo RecipeDum Aloo, Popular Restaurant Style Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe

Rajma is another popular dish from the Northern part of India. Kidney beans cooked in onion-tomato based gravy along wish spices and masalas. Rajma needs to be soaked for at leats 8 hours, and thus has planning as it is prerequisite. Every Indian household has its own version of Rajma and this is our version of it.

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RajmaRajma

One Punjabi sabzi that is legendary in the winter months is Sarson ka Saag. Made with a combination of mustard leaves and spinach, leaves, it is very lightly flavoured with garlic, green chillies, turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander cumin seeds powder. The sharp and unique taste of this sabzi is often enjoyed with Makki ki Roti.

Sarson ka Saag, Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag RecipeSarson ka Saag, Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag Recipe

Malai Kofta is a super popular Punjabi curry. Deep fried koftas (made from paneer, potatoes and carrots) are cooked in a rich malai kofta gravy. The term malai means cream and that’s what makes this sabzi a shahi treat in terms of flavours, aroma and texture.

Malai KoftaMalai Kofta

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Traditional Maharashtrian Sabzis

We have the entire range of Maharashtrian vegetables often termed as ‘bhaji’ in the state of Maharashtra. These bhajis have a unique flavour and texture, due to the use of special ingredients like peanuts, sesame seeds, several spices and freshly-prepared masalas like Malvani Masala, Goda Masala etc.

Malvani Masala, Homemade Maharashtrian Malvani MasalaMalvani Masala, Homemade Maharashtrian Malvani Masala

Malvani Chana Masala is the most classic example of this. The use of malvani masala, is aromatic and flavourful because all the ingredients are toasted before grinding. Hara chana simmered in gravy made with Malvani masala paste is served with chapatis as a meal.

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Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana GravyMalvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy

One of the traditional spicy Maharashtrian sabzi, the Zunka is considered by many as a dry version of the famous pitla. Made with a tempering of mustard seeds and cumin seeds in oil, with freshly chopped ginger, green chillies, garlic and onions and finally besan sautéed in it. It is really worth a try with bhakri.

ZunkaZunka

When we talk of Maharashtrian cuisine we cannot forgot the most famous restaurant style Vegetable Kolhapuri. The basic Kolhapuri gravy is a host of ingredients in a perfectly balanced proportion for you to enjoy the true flavours of the Kolhapur region of Maharashtra.

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Vegetable KolhapuriVegetable Kolhapuri

Bharleli Vangi is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian bhaji that tastes great. It is a semi-dry sabzi that is very popular in Maharashtra and quite easy to make and is served as a daily fare in Maharashtrian household. This version is a quick version made in a pressure cooker.

Bharli Vangi Made in Pressure CookerBharli Vangi Made in Pressure Cooker

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Traditional South Indian Sabzis

The Malabari Curry is traditional fare along the Kerala coast, which use coconut generously in the masala paste. The traditional curry is made with fish and is a famous dish from Kerala but we have an alternative for vegetarians where we have used assorted vegetables in cooking the malabari curry.

Malabari Curry, South Indian Vegetable CurryMalabari Curry, South Indian Vegetable Curry

Spicy and tongue-tickling, this Kadala Curry is a traditional South Indian favourite that has now become well-known throughout the world as the best combination for soft, fluffy Appam! This sumptuous curry features cooked kala chana pepped up with a coconut-based masala that has a strong flavour of coriander seeds and fennel.

Kadala Curry, Kerala Curry for Appam, Puttu and DosaKadala Curry, Kerala Curry for Appam, Puttu and Dosa

A traditional Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan is made in a shallow wide flat bottomed handi. The salan is a sealed in this handi and kept on low fire to cook with all the flavours trapped inside to give that authentic rich taste. In this sabzi all the ingredients blend very well and the taste is heavenly. If you are a spicy food lover, this mirchi ka salan is definitely for you!!

Mirchi Ka SalanMirchi Ka Salan

Sagu or Mixed Vegetable Sagu, almost always pronounced in a rush as ‘sagg’ is one of the most ubiquitous accompaniments in Karnataka. This richly-flavoured vegetable dish is part of their daily menu. It is relished with dosas, rava idlis, puris and chapatis too!

Sagu Recipe, Mixed Vegetable Sagu by Tarla DalalSagu Recipe, Mixed Vegetable Sagu by Tarla Dalal

 

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Khatti Meethi Papdi, Dhokli Subzi, Valor Papdi Subzi
Recipe# 22211
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite from the kitchens of Gujarat, the Khatti Meethi Papdi is a delicious subzi that combines besan dumplings and walor papdi with everyday spices. Although it uses common ingredients, this valor Papdi Subzi has a unique texture and mind-blowing flavour because of the way it is ....
Corn in Coconut Curry, Makai Nariyal Curry
Recipe# 38567
15 Jun 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Corn in coconut curry is a luscious gravy that features coconut all through the preparation! It is made using a rich paste of fresh coconut spiced up with onion, coriander, ginger and such flavourful ingredients, along with soothing coconut milk and cooked corn. A bouquet of fresh spices impar ....
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 ....
Aloo Lajawab, Mughlai Aloo Lajawab Recipe
Recipe# 30955
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A richly-flavoured potato dish from the Mughlai repertoire, Aloo Lajawab is prepared in the typical opulent style of the Nawabs, with lots of dairy products and cashews too. Cashews are used not just in the paste but also halved and added along with the potatoes ....
Kala Chana Ambti, Red Chana Ambti
Recipe# 31049
22 Dec 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickling curry of sprouted kala chana, cooked with whole spices, ginger-green chilli paste and jaggery. Medium-spicy with a mild sweetness, the Kala Chana Ambti has a very homely flavour, which literally makes you lick your fingers with delight after you’re done. Had wit ....
Crispy Bhindi Aur Pyaz
Recipe# 4356
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Even those who do not like the mushiness of ladies finger a sure to fall in love with this recipe! Here, deep-fried ladies finger strips are mixed with perky spice powders and caramelised onions, to make a scrumptious accompaniment for dal-chawal. Deep-frying the ladies finger gives the humble veggi ....
Kabuli Chana and Paneer with Mixed Vegetables
Recipe# 1978
11 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This subzi comes with all the works! Kabuli Chana, Paneer and Mixed Vegetables, cooked with tongue-tickling spice powders, tomato ketchup and kasuri methi too. Once you have the chana soaked and cooked, there is practically nothing more to this subzi. It will take just minutes to sauté everyth ....
Paneer and Vegetable Korma
Recipe# 38923
05 Jun 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Made with a gravy that usually comprises coconut, curds, cream and other spices. Korma is versatile dish that goes with a variety of dishes ranging from rice to rotis and puris. Here is an interesting variant of the regular korma, transformed by the addition of luscious paneer.
Paneer Kofta, Punjabi Paneer Kofta Curry
Recipe# 30893
18 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp outside and soft inside, these Paneer Koftas have the distinct flavour of grated ginger and the crunch of cashew nuts, which impart a richness that perfectly matches the gravy that dresses these koftas. The gravy features a mix of dairy products like milk, cream and curds, which are tinged ....
Kaddu ka Bharta
Recipe# 22368
22 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kaddu, the nice and sweet red pumpkin, is God's answer to acidity! The alkali producing vegetable, prepared in this delicious form, is sure to earn great fanfare amongst those facing acidity problems. Flavoured simply but thoughtfully with a selection of seeds, spice powders and onions, Kaddu ka ....
Masala Cauliflower and Green Pea Subzi
Recipe# 37807
30 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
A semi-spicy paste of coconut, green chillies and other ingredients perks up with the all-time favourite combination of cauliflower and green peas, giving it a rather masaledar identity! Common spice powders, onions and coriander also do their bit in enhancing this dry subzi. Serve the Masala ....
Pyazwali Bhindi
Recipe# 22365
22 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mostly, ladies finger is sautéed in lots of oil or deep-fried before adding to various recipes. If you are a bhindi fan, but have been avoiding the vegetable for this reason, Pyazwali Bhindi will come as a pleasant surprise to you. Here, the ladies finger is cooked in minimal oil to suit the nee ....
Sai Bhaji ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 22508
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Sindhi recipe is truly timeless. Not only that, it is also popular with people of all age groups and versatile enough to match with any Main Course . What makes this wholesome dish so exciting? Well, simply the fact that it brings together a co ....
Sai Bhaji ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2972
20 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Sindhi recipe is a good combination of dal and leafy vegetables, which provide plenty of iron, fibre, protein, folic acid and vitamin A. The best part is that the Sai Bhaji offers you these nutrients, which are very important during Pregnancy ....
Madras Onion Stew
Recipe# 4368
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect accompaniment for Appam Quick Idiyappam and Set Dosa too, the Madras Onion Stew is a really exciting preparation of shallots with a mind-boggling array of flavours. Ranging from tangy tamarind pulp t ....
Potato Stew
Recipe# 40198
05 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bring Kerala to your table this morning, with this delicious and soothing Potato Stew. An ideal accompaniment for Appam , Quick Idiyappam as well as for a bowl of hot, steaming Cooked Rice , the Pota ....
Paneer Lababdar
Recipe# 5568
06 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Phoolgobhi Aur Mutter Ki Kari ( Rotis and Subzis)
Recipe# 253
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A paste of richly-textured ingredients like cashews, coconut, khus-khus and curds, gives the phoolgobhi aur mutter ki kari a very luxuriant feel, while the tinge of tomato balances the creamy curry with a bit of tang and makes it more enjoyable. When served with rotis, it makes a really hearty and s ....
Healthy Oondhiya
Recipe# 3569
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Startling though it may seem, here is a wonderful and healthy modification of the famous festive Gujarati dish which is ordinarily loaded with oil. I've changed this recipe and cut down on the oil along with the invisible fat which you get from coconut. The methi muthias added to this recipe are ba ....
Chana Ghassi
Recipe# 4367
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chana Ghassi and a bowlful of steamed rice – now, that’s what I’d call a homely and sumptuous meal! Dry roasted spices and coconut make a wonderful masala to flavour boiled kala chana, which has a rich yet soothing flavour and texture due to the interplay of mellow coconut with aromatic spices. Make ....
Goan Curry ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33862
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Goan cuisine embodies the coastal spirit. Luscious, lazy, pampering, loaded with coconuts and spices… one cannot help but nod off after a hearty meal! try goan culinary magic at home. Make a beginning with this simple goan curry. The coconut-based gravy imparts a delicious creamy flavour, making it ....
Methi Muthia in Green Gravy
Recipe# 38900
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Methi muthia is a popular gujarati tea-time snack, which may be steamed on fried. Here, fried muthias are added to mouth-watering coconut milk based gravy, along with fresh green peas, resulting in an irresistible accompaniment for rotis.
Cashew Curry
Recipe# 38458
21 Oct 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It may sound odd and rather lavish to use cashews as a main ingredient in gravies, but because of the abundance of cashews in the region, cashew curry is a popular and common recipe in each malvani household! Also do try other curries using cashew like
Mughlai Dum Aloo
Recipe# 30957
20 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Every culture has its own version of the dum aloo. However, dum aloo is by far the tastiest and richest of them all! For making the Mughlai dum aloo recipe, the potatoes are deep-fried and stuffed with a rich filling of paneer, cashew nuts, raisins and green chillies. You could substitute the oil ....
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