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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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Vegetable Kalvan, Maharashtrian Healthy Sabzi
Recipe# 41467
30 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is something great about kalvan... it seems homely and special at the same time! Indeed, this authentic Maharashtrian delicacy is an all-time favourite. The Vegetable Kalvan features an assortment of veggies cooked with milk and a paste of roasted coconut and spices. Roasting the coconut h ....
Kumror Chhokka , Bengali Potato and Pumpkin Sabzi
Recipe# 41466
06 Feb 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kumror Chhokka is a delectable Bengali subzi made with potatoes and pumpkin, teamed up with snake gourd and kabuli chana. A tempering of panch phoron and other spice powders boost the flavour and aroma of these veggies, giving you a tasty subzi that goes well ....
Bharwan Baingan, Punjabi Bharwan Baingan Recipe
Recipe# 38493
23 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Expose your taste buds to some real excitement! The Bharwan Baingan is a super tasty dish of small brinjals, prepared the Punjabi way, with an intensely-flavoured stuffing of onion, coconut and peppy spices. The stuffing, prepared by sautéeing a rich onion-coconut paste with spice powders, gives ....
Low Calorie Nawabi Curry
Recipe# 4065
07 Jul 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Discover a new way to make a creamy, flavorful and low-calorie gravy. Packed with delicate seasonings and spices, this Low-Calorie Nawabi Curry makes a wonderful fare especially when served hot with rotis . Apart from bei ....
Sojana Data Posto, Dry Drumstick and Poppy Seeds Subzi
Recipe# 41436
02 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Posto is one of the classic dishes from Bengali cuisine, which is sure to make you wipe off your portion in a jiffy and gleefully lick your fingers too! Poppy seed is the characteristic ingredient of this famous subzi, and all other variants of Posto. Here, w ....
Pistewali Curry Mein Malai Kofte
Recipe# 30948
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cashew nuts are commonly used in indian cooking for thickening gravies and adding volume. However the mughlas didn't stop there! they used their beloved dry fruits such as pistachios to create whole dishes. This lovely green gravy is prepared with loads of pistachios. Coriander add some colour to th ....
Sagu Recipe, Mixed Vegetable Sagu
Recipe# 32867
24 Nov 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sagu or Mixed Vegetable Sagu, almost always pronounced in a rush as ‘sagg’ is one of the most ubiquitous accompaniments in Karnataka. It is relished with dosas , rava idlis , puris ....
Corn Korma, Veg Makai Korma
Recipe# 1573
14 Jan 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy but absolutely tasty, the Corn Korma is a special treat that will be please everyone! It has a unique mouth-feel that is soft and luscious, as it is made with grated corn. The corn is perked up with green chillies and a paste of coconut and pepper, as well as a tempering of mustar ....
Nawabi Curry ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
Recipe# 1372
23 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Nawabi Curry, get set to be transported to the land of the Nawabs with this amazing Nawabi curry. Although this has been converted it into a low-cal version by cooking it in just 2 tsp of oil, which is quite unlike the original, the authentic taste has been retained by using an array of carefully se ....
Panchmel ki Subzi
Recipe# 3869
04 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panchmel is a district in Gujarat bordering Rajasthan. But the word "panchmel" has been commonly used to denote a combination of five ingredients. A judicious mix of five vegetables - gavarfali, chawli, capsicum, cucumber and carrots -constitute the panchmel of this mouth-watering recipe. Tossed in ....
Capsicum Poriyal / Capsicum Subzi
Recipe# 32854
16 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
While capsicum is a very common vegetable used extensively in Chinese North Indian and other cuisines, many people do not – for some reason – associate it with South Indian food. Surprise! This flavourful and crunchy vegg ....
Cauliflower Greens Pitla
Recipe# 39643
09 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower greens have a crunchy texture and fresh flavour that lends itself very well to this unique pitla. While you might frequently prepare methi or plain besan pitla, adding iron-rich cauliflower greens to the preparation adds to the iron and vitamin C content of besan. Cauliflower Gr ....
Kovalam Mutter (  Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights)
Recipe# 209
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Kovalam is a scenic coastal town in southern india, where the shore is lined almost completely with coconut palms. Understandably, their cuisine is characterised by the copious use of coconuts. Kovalam mutter is a semi-spicy preparation of green peas cooked with onions, tomatoes, spices and a smooth ....
Tondali Chya Kacharya
Recipe# 40184
01 Jun 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kacharya is a way of preparing crispy veggies, popular along the western coastal regions. A dry subzi with a traditional tempering and a garnish of freshly grated coconut, kacharya usually involves stir-frying the vegetable till it is crisp. Ivy gourd is an ideal choice for such a preparation, as it ....
Usal ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6420
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using an assortment of sprouted pulses. Sprouting not only increases the protein content but also makes the dish easier to digest and richer in calcium. While some methods of preparation use kokum, we have used tomatoes for tang so that it can b ....
Arbi ka Saag
Recipe# 3872
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Colocassia, a vegetable that many are wary of because they are not sure how to get rid of its gooeyness, transforms into a spicy delicacy here! Prepared in true Rajasthani style, Arbi ka Saag can be served as a sta ....
Potatoes and Tomatoes Stuffed with A Coconut-based Paste
Recipe# 1497
14 Sep 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Awesome, to the core, and we mean it! The containers of potatoes and tomatoes are as awesome as the coconut-based stuffing that’s inside them. This unique dish is made by stuffing potatoes and tomatoes with a flavourful paste of coconut, onions and garlic perked up with an assortment of spices l ....
Brinjal and Cabbage Kofta Curry
Recipe# 38901
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The gravy and the koftas are unique in this recipe. The kofta, for its part, uses a rare combination of vegetables like eggplant and cabbage; while the gravy uses an even more extraordinary combination of tamarind water and gram flour spiced with a dry masala. As a finishing touch the arrangement is ....
Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3871
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Is it the magic of our Indian everyday spices, or the methods of preparation, that make the Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi so delicious? Find out for yourself! A masaledar preparation of cluster beans, made with common ingredients you are sure to have in your kitchen, like ginger, green chillies, cumin se ....
Kai Kutan, Raw Banana Coconut Curry
Recipe# 4370
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional preparation from Kerala where "kai" means plantain and 'kutan' means curry. Coconut, cumin seeds and ginger combined with curds to make this delicious plantain curry. Enjoy this traditional preparation with steamed rice .
Batata Chi Bhaji ( Potato Vegetable, Aloo ki Subzi )
Recipe# 4377
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The simplicity is what lures one to this recipe! So easy yet unbelievably flavourful, the Batata chi Bhaji is a no-fuss preparation of potatoes perked up with the traditional Maharashtrian tempering of cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, with crushed peanuts for crunch, aroma and an irresi ....
Gajbaje, Mixed Vegetable in Coconut Curry
Recipe# 4986
25 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from Konkan cuisine, Gajbaje is a dish of mixed vegetables in a spicy coconut curry. The dish is quite easy to prepare – veggies are cooked till soft and then flavoured with a peppy coconut paste and finally topped with a traditional tempering, which instantly boosts the flavour and aroma ....
Vegetable Kalvan
Recipe# 4375
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An intensely flavoured mixed vegetable subzi from the kitchens of Maharashtra, the highlight of the Vegetable Kalvan is a rich paste of tomatoes, onions, coconut, other regular flavour enhancers and spice powders. This paste together with a traditional tempering forms the mouth-watering gravy th ....
Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa
Recipe# 4378
16 May 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A typical Maharashtrian food, Batata ani Flower cha Rassa enhances the traditional preparation by using cauliflower florets in addition to potato cubes. Cooked with typical ingredients like tomatoes, ginger paste, etc., and a traditional tempering, this curry is slightly watery and must be served pi ....
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