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Traditional Indian Sabzis recipes


Last Updated : Jan 19,2021



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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