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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

 

Enjoy our Traditional Indian Sabzi Recipes | Authentic Indian Sabzis | Traditional India Gravies | Famous Indian Sabzis | and other sabzi articles below.

 

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Recipe# 9340
17 Aug 11

 
 by rakesh_m
No reviews
Tip: you can add fresh coconut also. In that case make a paste of grated fresh coconut with peanuts, sesame and red chilies.
Recipe# 9854
17 Aug 11

 
 by jolu
No reviews
Sabudhana kichidi is prepared with soaked sabudhaana(sago) cooked with roasted peanuts and boiled potatoes. The tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves add to the authentic indian flavor. A perfect breakfast or fasting meal option.
Recipe# 11113
09 Feb 02

 
 
by glorimarpr
No reviews
Get ready to tread the nostalgic lanes with this easy and quick cauliflower curry recipe without any rich masala or any overpowering spices. Relish this cauliflower or gobhi curry with rice or roti.
Recipe# 10453
03 Sep 01

 
 by indirakumar
No reviews
Tread the nostalgic lanes with this easy and quick cauliflower recipe, cauliflower (gobhi) in curry. The curry is prepared with onion-tomato and ginger garlic paste along with Indian spice powders. The cauliflower in curry recipe sans rich masala and overpowering spices. A healthy and tasty vegetar ....
Dahi Baingan
Recipe# 38587
24 Jul 13

 
 by Sandipan
No reviews
A very simple and tasty dish for all beginners. Cooked with very minimum spices,this dish comes in handy when we run out of onions and tomatoes. This dish can be prepared sweet and sour(completely optional if you like it)and is a hit item in states like west bengal and orissa. It was during my trip ....
Recipe# 38284
08 May 13

 
 by Renu's Kitchen
No reviews
Delicious and so tasty yellow peas chole. Its yellow peas recipe mix tomato give a tasty flavor in it. Enjoy all your family and friends. Serve with puri or jeera rice.
Recipe# 38693
15 Aug 13

 
 
by Renu's Kitchen
No reviews
Its tasty and flavourful recipe. Very papular and so tasty. Enjoy with bhatura, non and pulav try it. Mix curd in it give a very chatpata flavor so enjoy.
Recipe# 15641
07 Oct 11

 
 by sweth10
Enjoy the hyderabadi cuisine specialty, the mirch ka salan with biryani or any rice dish. The authentic hyderabadi flavours come alive in this stuffed green chillies recipe and brings a spicy delectable touch to your menu.
Recipe# 9317
29 Aug 11

 
 by wink
No reviews
Egg korma is an easy spicy egg recipe with boiled eggs chopped and cooked in a delicious onion tomato mix. The eggs are stir fried in a spicy kurma and served with roti or paranthas.
Recipe# 40671
25 Feb 16

 
 by Siri1974
No reviews
A tasty green peas chawal ki roti and bhindi ki curry would serve a tasty breakfast for all ages.
Recipe# 41271
25 Nov 16

 
 
by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Green Garlic in Gravy is a unique sabji with a coconut based gravy. Chana dal in the paste helps thicken the gravy, while tamarind and jaggery gives it a little tany sweet tate. Relished this delicious subaji with roti, naan or steamed rice.
Recipe# 40551
07 Dec 15

 
 by sush neyveli
No reviews
Grilled Brinjal Gravy, a different way of cooking brinjal. Grill the brinjal and prepare the gravy from it. Serve it with hot chapathi, roti or puri.
Recipe# 31718
02 Nov 16

 
 by Foodie#390603
Haldi ki Sabzi ia a traditional Rajasthani sabzi very popular when fresh turmeric is in season. Serve it hot with roti or rice. While peeling the turmeric hands tend to get yellow, use gloves or a plastic bag while peeling and grating the turmeric.
Recipe# 10630
18 Aug 20

 
 by Foodie #48100
Chole masala (jain) is a jain style chickpea preparation with choicest spices and ingredients. The kabuli chana or chole are boiled along with tea leaves tied in a muslin cloth and then cooked in a delicious spicy gravy. Serve chole masala(jain style) with roti or rice.
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# 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# 9038
22 Feb 01

 
 by minnie
No reviews
Add dhanajeera power immediately after you add lady's , so that they will not stick to each other.
do not cover the pan
if wish to add onion and garlic add after mustard seed crackle.
can use green chillies instead of chilli powder
use a shallow pan or less quantity of lady's finger a ....
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# 11159
01 Oct 11

 
 by puja_c
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.
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