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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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Recipe# 4357
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 2183
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Vegetable Makhanwala in Red Gravy
Recipe# 42621
26 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Rangoon Na Vaal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 616
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Rangoon na vaal is a wholesome yet effortless preparation of field beans. The use of varied ingredients like jaggery, imli, chilli powder and ajwain imparts a unique sweet and sour tang to this dish. Soaking is very indispensable, so plan accordingly.
Kamal Kakdi ki Subzi
Recipe# 22803
28 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Lotus stems taste very similar to water cress (singoda), and acquire an exotic flavour in this innovative gravy which combines tomatoes and brinjal. The roundels look like pretty small wheels, adding visual appeal also to this tasty dish!
Bharli Vangi Made in Pressure Cooker
Recipe# 33346
24 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Kachhe Kele Ke Kofte
Recipe# 30956
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Mughlas made use of every ingredient in their cooking and in the most unusual ways. This dish as the name suggests uses phal or fruit to make the kofta. Raw banana is combined with a few basic spices and deep-fried to make wonderfully ....
Sukhe Baingan
Recipe# 30961
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This baingan preparation cannot be labeled a dry subzi and neither is it a snack. It is a delicious preparation of brinjal that have been stuffed with a spicy filling and deep-fried to perfection. It can be eaten along with another subzi or as a side dish to any meal and makes a great dish to serve ....
Drumstick Vegetable Curry
Recipe# 38899
06 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Dahi Chane ki Subzi ( Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3868
19 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Also called "Chane Jaisalmer Ke", this dish of red chana simmered in a curd gravy makes a wonderful accompaniment for both rice as well as rotis. Traditionally, this Dahi Chane ki Subzi is served with missi roti as the two complement each other well in flavour and texture; the curd-based subzi offse ....
Shahi Paneer Mutter
Recipe# 22198
13 Jun 11

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Arbi Subzi
Recipe# 22804
21 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique preparation of colocassia, which is easy and quick to make but very, very tasty. In this subzi, roundels of cooked arbi are tossed with a mixture of spices and beaten rice, which gives the subzi an appealing flavour and a mild, pleasant crunch too. To prepare this easily, cook the arbi in a ....
Matha Chi Bhaji
Recipe# 38908
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Tandoori Aloo Gobi Sukhi Subzi
Recipe# 42386
13 Mar 18

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by Tarla Dalal
This is an ideal winter subzi made with the season’s best veggies and nice spicy masalas that warm your taste buds! Of course, since cauliflower and potatoes are available all through the year, you can make it any time you want. Scrumptious and tasty, the Tandoori Aloo Gobi Sukhi Subzi is flavour ....
Bhoplya Cha Bharit, Maharashtrian Dangar Chi Bhaji
Recipe# 41426
23 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is amazing how red pumpkin cooked with minimal oil and everyday spices can turn out to be so tasty! Everyday masalas and a simple tempering give the Bhoplya cha Bharit a very homely and satiating flavour. It is everyday fare that you can enjoy with any meal. Pumpkin itself is a low-cal veggie ....
Paneer Korma
Recipe# 2414
05 Jun 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pamper your senses with this aromatic and rich korma of soft, succulent paneer cubes in a tangy onion-tinged tomato gravy. The accents of cardamom and the abundance of fresh cream make the Paneer Korma a true luxury. Serve hot with any puri, roti or pulao of your choice, to make a special occasion m ....
Corn ki Subzi, Makai ki Sabzi
Recipe# 37379
30 Jun 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Here is a quick and easy subzi made of sweet corn, which will make you eat more chapatis than you usually do! In this mildly-sweet and super tasty subzi, sweet corn is cooked in a base of curds, thickened with besan and flavoured with a paste of ....
Dhokla Subzi
Recipe# 38909
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
While the dhokla subzi is a brilliant accompaniment for rotis, it can also be served as a one-dish meal as it features a wholesome gravy with turai and sweet corn, topped with pieces of protein-rich dhoklas.
Nawabi Kesar Koftas
Recipe# 38459
28 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The grandeur of this recipe is evident from the ingredients that go into the kofta. A range of dairy products, saffron and dry fruits give these Nawabi Kesar Koftas a melt-in-the-mouth texture and magnificent flavour. The tangy gravy, flavoured with a rich paste of spices and nuts, adds to the l ....
Paneer Tava Masala, Punjabi Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe
Recipe# 22798
03 Dec 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A semi-dry preparation of marinated paneer with common spices and spice powders, tomato pulp, fresh cream, and all the works, the Paneer Tava Masala features a mind-boggling array of flavours, thanks to the addition of roasted caraway seeds, kasuri methi and chaat masala too. The aroma and flavo ....
Cucumber Chana Dal
Recipe# 7534
13 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You might have tried preparing chana dal and cucumber in the form of gravies, but this unique dry subzi made with the same combo is unbelievably tasty and sure to delight you with its crispy texture. Cooked simply with minimal spices, this Jain -friendly Cucum ....
Gathiya Subzi, Ganthiya Subzi
Recipe# 266
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Another popular Gujarati subzi, this ensures that you can place something interesting at the dinner table even when fresh vegetables are not available. Most households have ganthia in their pantry—even otherwise, it is readily available in stores these day ....
Methi Mangodi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3870
19 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Traditional fare that will take your mind on a journey to the havelis of Rajasthan! Since mangodis are readily available in the market, this lip-smacking Methi Mangodi can be made very quickly and easily any time you wish to. The addition of moong dal mangodi balances the bitterness of fenugreek ver ....
Pumpkin and Chawli Errissery, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42026
16 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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