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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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Vegetable Kolhapuri, Maharashtrain Vegetable Kolhapuri
Recipe# 4382
18 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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French Beans and Carrot Thoran, Kerala Dry Sabzi
Recipe# 41546
17 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Paatal Bhaji
Recipe# 770
19 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian patal bhaji recipe | palak ki patal bhaji | healthy patal bhaji | with step by step images. patal chi bhaji is a nourishing daily fare which can be enjoyed by people of all a ....
Goanese Potatoes (  Potatoes)
Recipe# 31041
05 Aug 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cooked in authentic goan style, the masala or paste for this dish is pre-cooked and then added to the subzi, thereby giving it a distinct flavour.
Shimla Mirch Besan ki Sukhi Subzi
Recipe# 42196
07 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An interesting subzi of besan and capsicum cubes, tempered with cumin seeds and sautéed with a range of spice powders, which add more josh to the naturally flavourful capsicum. Capsicum has a pleasantly spicy flavour, which is accentuated by the addition of sugar and lemon juice. The roasted bes ....
Malvani Vatana Usal
Recipe# 38457
01 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Malvani region is a coastal region, which spans the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts of Maharashtra. It is famous for its cuisine, shaped by the Konkan communities of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. The Malvani Vatana Usal is a classic dish from Malvani cuisine, where kala vatana is cooked ....
Dum Aloo Banarasi
Recipe# 4313
20 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Banarasi dum aloo recipe | authentic dum aloo | dum aloo at home | with 31 amazing images. Banarasi dum aloo is deep fried baby potatoes in rich and creamy Indian tomato gravy.
Kathal Dry Sabzi, Maharashtrian Jackfruit Subzi
Recipe# 41580
02 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Next time you spot a raw jackfruit in the market, bring it home and try this spicy dry subzi. This Kathal Dry Subzi takes a little bit of time to prepare but it is completely worth the effort, because your family will go gaga over it! The first and most critical step in preparing this subzi is t ....
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Recipe# 2410
03 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kashmiri dum aloo recipe | traditional Kashmiri dum aloo curry | restaurant style dum aloo | with 12 amazing images. Sunday funday and want to treat your family with something extremely scrumptious meal? Here we hav ....
Egg Bhurji, Anda Bhurji , Egg Masala Bhurji
Recipe# 40755
30 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You can’t help having more than the usual serving of ladi pav when it is accompanied by this tongue-tickling Egg Bhurji. In usual Bhurji style, the eggs are perked up with finely-chopped veggies like onions, capsicum and tomatoes, which add varied flavours and textures to the Anda Bhurji. A da ....
Vegetable Korma
Recipe# 3199
30 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a vegetable dish that everybody loves, and which can be made easily at home as most of the ingredients are readily available. This awesome Vegetable Korma features a wide assortment of crunchy and colourful veggies, cooked with rich ingredients like milk, cream and paneer, and flavoure ....
Baked Doodhi Kofta Curry
Recipe# 6404
30 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Make a note of the tomato gravy used in this recipe, as it is a versatile base that combines well with a wide range of veggies and koftas. However, serving the gravy with these special doodhi koftas gives it a healthy twist because they are steamed and not deep-fried. The Baked Doodhi Kofta Curry is ....
Chana Aloo Masala, Punjabi Style Chole Aloo Masala
Recipe# 2182
30 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
chana aloo masala | Punjabi style chole aloo masala | dry chole masala | quick chole recipe | with 25 amazing images. We have modified the tradition chole recipe to make
Malai Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 4086
30 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Innumerable times you would have ordered Malai Koftas in Makhani Gravy at restaurants, but now it is time to try this hot favourite at home, in the comfort of your own kitchen! Succulent and spicy vegetable dumplings find a flavourful home in this rich tomato gravy, cooked in butter and topped ....
Bhindi in Peanut Masala
Recipe# 38904
30 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts transforms the humble bhindi into a connoisseur's delight. It imparts a crunchy texture and nutty flavour, which is sure to be loved by young and old alike. The amchur powder is a must in this recipe as it peps up the bhindi in peanut masala with its tangy touch. ....
Bharwan Baingan, Healthy Bharwan Baingan, Stuffed Brinjal Recipe
Recipe# 3567
30 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bharwan Baingan always means a dose of excitement for your taste buds, whether it is made the Punjabi way with a rich coconut-based masala, or in a healthy way with less oil! Here is a super tasty version of Bharwan Baingan, in which the brinjals are stuffed with a sweet, tangy and spicy besan m ....
Masala Bharwan Karela
Recipe# 30883
30 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Bharwan Karela is a Punjabi delicacy that will make even kids fall in love with karela. Here, the karela is first cleaned, slit, coated with salt and allowed to marinate, to eliminate some of the bitterness and to tenderise the vegetable ....
Corn Curry, Makai Ki Subzi Recipe
Recipe# 1488
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
A creamy paste of onion, coriander, coconut and poppy seeds with spicy green chillies and ginger is the focal point of the corn curry. And of course, there is soothing coconut milk and a bouquet of spices to complement the green masala. Corn Curry makes a wholesome meal together with Rotis and ....
Bengali Style Jackfruit Curry, Echor Kosha
Recipe# 41589
08 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panch phoron is a mix of five seeds, which is a must-have in every Bengali kitchen. Sometimes the panch phoron is tempered whole, whereas in recipes like this they are crushed coarsely and used. This Bengali Style Jackfruit Curry is tempered with panch phoron ....
Batata Chips Nu Shaak
Recipe# 4335
04 Dec 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Completely unique, the Batata Chips nu Shaak is sure to enthrall your taste buds with its amazing crunch and irresistible flavour. 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 ste ....
Mango Sasav, Mango in Coconut Curry
Recipe# 4360
28 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mango in Coconut Curry is a sweet, sour and spicy dish that is popular in the Konkan region. Peeled, whole mangoes are cooked with jaggery and perked up with a mildly-spiced coconut paste. The tempering of mustard seeds and red chillies is very important to get the characteristic taste of this dish. ....
Kobi Batata Nu Shaak  ( Cabbage and Potato Vegetable)
Recipe# 35933
24 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
kobi batata nu shaak | Gujarati kobi batata nu shaak | aloo patta gobhi | Indian style cabbage potato vegetable | with 17 amazing images. kobi batata nu shaak is ....
Vegetables in Coconut Curry, Karwar Style Valval Recipe
Recipe# 34564
22 Feb 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetables in Coconut Curry or Valval is a classic mixed vegetable preparation from the Western coastal region, where coconuts grow in plenty and are used abundantly in the cuisine. Here, an assortment of colourful and juicy veggies is flavoured simply with green chillies and cumin seeds and coo ....
Sai Bhaji (  Pressure Cooker)
Recipe# 33350
03 Jan 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
sai bhaji pressure cooker recipe | Sindhi sai bhaji | saibhaji | Indian style healthy sai bhaji | with 28 amazing images. sai bhaji pressure cooker recipe |
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