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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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Recipe# 16071
02 Aug 11

 
 
by akshayakher
No reviews
The popular punjabi paneer makhanwala is an easy rich creamy paneer based gravy recipe with an array of spice powders and onion tomato paste cooked in a delicious makhani gravy. The paneer are stir fried in a rich makhanwala(creamy) gravy and served with roti or paranthas.
Recipe# 16428
01 Oct 11

 
 by Reena Agarwal
No reviews
Malai kofta is a potato and paneer kofta curry (besan coated dumplings) simmered in a rich and spicy tomato based gravy.
Recipe# 14341
11 Oct 11

 
 
by bhaviniparekh2001
No reviews
A classic gujarati recipe, oondhiyu is a vegetable preparation which is relished with puris and shrikhand at parties and special gatherings. Entice your guests with this traditional gujarati fare which is low in cal and great in taste.
Recipe# 14683
13 Feb 02

 
 by sonaprem
No reviews
Kofta are basically vegetable based besan dumplings which are simmered in thick and rich tomato and onion based gravy. Relish the kofta with naan or rice.
Recipe# 14911
15 Jul 01

 
 by tans
No reviews
You would have never known that a versatile food like tomato can actually be made into a rich korma, until you tried the Shahi Tamatar korma recipe. The rich, spicy and tomato based curry is best enjoyed with rice but can also be served with naans or Parathas.
Recipe# 14928
23 Jan 01

 
 by vinodsharma
No reviews
Murg badam korma is a delectable chicken recipe with chicken slices smeared with almond paste and then cooked on a pan with whole spices. The cooked chicken is later simmeed in a delectable onion tomato based rich gravy and served hot with naan as a special party treat.
Recipe# 15015
29 Nov 01

 
 by tiwari_anuja
No reviews
Methi malai matar is a party special vegetable recipe with the sweet green peas cooked with healthy fenugreek leaves or methi leaves and creamy malai. A rich and mildly spiced zesty vegetable dish for special gatherings.
Recipe# 15205
04 Jun 04

 
 by devirash
No reviews
Paneer pasanda is sure to become everybody's pasand or favorite. The delectable paneer recipe is prepared by stuffing a dried fruit based paste into the paneer slices and then simmering the stuffed paneer in a rich creamy gravy. Enjoy with parathas.
Recipe# 15297
09 Dec 03

 
 by Hpatel7
No reviews
A creamy rich vegetable recipe for parties and special guests, the Malai kofta curry has dumplings made from crumbled paneer fried and then simmered in a delicious onion tomato based creamy gravy.
Recipe# 15300
02 Aug 11

 
 by tiwari_anuja
No reviews
A delightful paneer dish, the paneer jalfrezi has the paneer cubes tossed with chopped deseeded tomatoes and capsicum slices in a rich and delicious gravy. The subtly spiced paneer jalfrezi is best paired with parathas as a party special dish for family gatherings.
Recipe# 15428
08 Aug 11

 
 
by sumagandlur
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Enjoy the rich creamy taste of the paneer cubes cooked in a delicious gravy in the shahi paneer recipe. A party special paneer dish, the shahi paneer brings the popular vegetable dish, the shahi paneer on your table which you may relish with naan or rotis.
Recipe# 15429
05 Oct 11

 
 
by sumagandlur
No reviews
Experience the magical combination of methi or fenugreek leaves with fresh cream amd green peas in this methi matar malai recipe. A rich and subtly spiced indian vegetable dish, the methi malai matar is sure to win your family's and guest's hearts with its creamy taste and the rich flavours.
Recipe# 15580
02 Oct 11

 
 by usmishra
No reviews
Malai kofta is a creamy paneer based kofta or dumpling recipe which ar deep fried and then simmered in a rich delicious gravy prepared in true indian style. A subtly spiced up curry complements the the rich taste of malai koftas amd makes it a party special dish.
Recipe# 12660
30 Nov 16

 
 by shwee
No reviews
It is better if you serve it with roomali roti. Popular Indian vegetable served in most restaurants and also had with Butter Naan.
Recipe# 12830
01 Oct 11

 
 
by pragatimittal
No reviews
Malai kofta is a potato and paneer kofta curry (besan coated dumplings) simmered in a rich and spicy tomato based gravy. Enjoy cooking this vegetable specialty, malai kofta using this easy to prepare tasty malai kofta recipe.
Recipe# 13174
18 May 01

 
 by madhuri_a1
No reviews
The traditional and delicious rajmah recipe prepared by cooking rajmah or beans in a spicy thick onion-tomato based gravy. Enjoy and learn many vegetable recipe, rice recipe, lentil or dal recipe at tarladalal.com
Recipe# 13191
31 May 01

 
 
by active_lady
No reviews
Shahi cauliflower korma presents a medley of vegetables like cauliflowers in a rich and spice laden gravy. The cauliflower or gobhi florets are stir fried and then simmered in a delectable royal gravy cooked in typical Indian way. Relish the Shahi cauliflower korma with paranthas or naan.
Recipe# 13722
04 Feb 11

 
 by bhaviniparekh2001
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Paneer makhanwal, fried paneer cubes dipped in a rich butter and cream gravy. It is best served with parathas and naans.
Recipe# 13883
11 Oct 11

 
 by vinodsharma
No reviews
This oondhiya and muthia (a gujrati delight) is straight out of the mother's kitchen and the taste is that of the most authentic oondhiyu preparations. The oondhiyu and muthia are cooked in traditional gujarati style and best served in earthen pots.
Recipe# 13911
11 Oct 11

 
 
by vinodsharma
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There is nothing which can beat the creamy rich taste and mild flavours of navratan korma. The host of vegetables are tossed and cooked with tomatoes, onion, chillies, garam masala and a paste consisting of dried fruits. Relish the navratan korma with roti or naan or serve it to your guests during p ....
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