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Last Updated : May 09,2019



खाने के साथ परोसे जाने वाले रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Side Dishes recipes in Hindi)
જમણની સાથે - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Side Dishes recipes in Gujarati)

Side Dishes Recipes, Indian Side Dish Veg Recipes

side dishes recipes. Indian side dish recipes. A meal without side dishes is a big risk to take because you can never be sure it will appeal to everybody! Side dish recipes like Pickles, Papad, Dips, Jams and sauces add zing and ensure that everybody finds something to enjoy in the meal... crunch for crunch lovers, the spice for the spice fans and tang for the tang seekers! In short, side dishes not only add more fun to a meal but also have the power to balance the flavours and textures as per one’s tastes.

Strawberry Jam, Fresh Strawberry Jam RecipeStrawberry Jam, Fresh Strawberry Jam Recipe

While some accompaniments are made fresh, like Jams and Dips, others like Chutneys, Pickles and sauces can be made in bulk and stored, handy to be used whenever required.

From biryani to dosa, side dishes are an important part of every meal in Indian cuisine. Be it restaurant or home, dishes like idli / dosa / appe are incomplete without side dishes like chutney and sambhar. Similarly, main course dishes like rice & Indian flatbreads cannot be enjoyed without accompaniments like dal, subzi. How boring and unappealing it would be to relish them plain! Whatever be your requirement, you will find a couple of choices to match your needs in this section.

Butter, Jam recipes - Breakfast side dishes

A cup of coffee with a side of toasted bread is sure a great start to the morning. When this bread slice is smeared with accompaniments like butter and jam, it literally takes it to a whole new level. You can also opt for healthy alternatives like coconut butter, almond butter or peanut butter.

Jams are fruits that have been prepared and canned for long term storage. The preparation of fruit preserves traditionally involves the use of a gelling agent, although sugar or honey may be used as well. They may be made using a single fruit like strawberry, pineapple or mixed fruits/ berries.

Homemade ButterHomemade Butter

Indian breakfast recipes like parathas are incomplete without a dollop of white butter. Learn how to make safed makhan at home and serve them warm with tongue-tickling achaar or raita.

Try your hands on a myriad of flavored butter recipes like Schezwan and Spring Onion Butter, Garlic and Fresh Herb Butter & Lemon Chilli Coriander Butter and use them to make pasta, noodles and rice or you can use it as an interesting spread for your toast, Sandwiches or rolls. Flavored butter makes up for a perfect side dish to warm dough balls too.

Chutney recipes as side dishes

Each Indian cuisine or region has some or the other special chutney that complements the food. They can accompany snacks as well as main course dishes, in fact, you can even use them to prepare other dishes. Chutneys can be dry or wet & can be prepared in bulk and stored for later use.

Chutney Podi (Thengai)Chutney Podi (Thengai)

From amla chutney to black sesame seeds, chutney can be made with an assortment of ingredients & will have a sweet, spicy or tangy flavor. Trust us! They will surely perk up your meal. Glance through our collection of 260 Chutney Recipes and choose from a range of options like hari chutney, fresh garlic chutney, coconut chutney as per your requirements.

Achaar, Papad as side dishes

Papads can enhance the simplest of meals with its crunch. No wonder it is a popular side dish to an Indian meal. Papads come in different shapes and can be transformed to create delightful snacks and munchies. Fried, roasted or microwaved, papad has a tongue-tickling flavor.

Masala PapadMasala Papad

Pickles or achaars can be made with vegetables or fruits. Vegetables are usually salted, either with dry salt or brine. Dry salted vegetables are then packed in oil, usually mustard oil. Pickling is usually done in oil, vinegar, lemon juice or brine (i.e. salt solution). While some are sun-dried, some can be made quickly in a pan or a microwave. Our section for pickle recipes is a gateway to the world of pickles, with options like Spicy Mango Pickle, Carrot Pickle, Aam ka Achaar, Drumstick Pickle etc.

Health conscious people can opt for better alternatives made with selective ingredients and specific proportions. Check out our section for Low-Calorie Pickles/Sauces/Chutneys recipes to enjoy side dishes without worrying about anything.

Enjoy our side dishes recipes. Indian side dish recipes and other side dish recipes below. 

13 Accompaniments Butter Recipes
250 Accompaniments Chutney Recipes
286 Accompaniments Dips / Sauces Recipes
22 Accompaniments Jams Recipes
78 Accompaniments Low Cal Pickles / Sauces / Chutneys Recipes
13 Accompaniments Papads Recipes
182 Accompaniments Pickles / Achar Recipes


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Mango Jam
Recipe# 40841
13 May 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Think as much as you can, but you can’t find one thing to match the heavenly taste of Mango Jam! Indeed, this is one flavour that surpasses all barriers of age or region. Much-loved by people across the world, Mango Jam is the perfect spread for freshly buttered toast. It has a luscious texture ....
Quick Mango Chunda,  Aam ka Chunda, Gujarati Raw Mango Sweet Pickle
Recipe# 3429
23 Jul 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mango chunda is a preserve that is common to all Gujarati households. The traditional preparation of chunda is time consuming, the heat of sun being used to dissolve the sugar till the pickle reaches a clear syrupy consistency and the mango shreds are translucen ....
Onion and Raw Mango Chunda,  Kaanda Aur Kairi ka Choonda
Recipe# 40887
17 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The wide spectrum of flavours packed inside this traditional pickle is sure to tease your taste buds! The bubbly flavours of raw mango and onions are enhanced manifold by the addition of apt spice powders. A dash of jaggery balances the flavours, while also highlighting each of the other flavours – ....
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
14 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously luscious peanut butter made at home with unsalted peanuts is a great source of monounsaturated healthy fats. Yes, that means it is actually good for you! Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. Coconut oil, added to the peanut butter to get a nice nutty taste, gives you healthy f ....
Crunchy Vegetable Pickle ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22183
10 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp vegetable pieces in chilli, mustard and brine (salt solution). Choose any combination of fresh winter vegetables for this pickle and finely chop them. The vegetables are then immersed in a salt solution and left aside for a day. This is done to reduce the water content of vegetables, which imp ....
Veg and Fruit Fritters with Spicy Dip
Recipe# 1073
03 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
We generally associate only veggies with fritters. Widen your choice and try out these absolutely different fritters made with assorted veggies and fruits. The combination of fruits and veggies causes a burst of flavour in your mouth, and exposes your palate to a mind-boggling range of textures. ....
Garlic Pickle ( Achaar Recipe )
Recipe# 3435
02 May 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Garlic is often added in small quantities to chutneys and pickles as part of their flavouring, but as in this recipe, it can also be the main ingredient of a hot and sweet garlic pickle. The sweetness is provided by jaggery. The garlic pods can be cooked as in this recipe or matured in the sun. The ....
Lemon Pickle
Recipe# 32881
29 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Oh, how versatile the humble lemon is, lending itself as beautifully to pickling candying, seasoning as to a variety of other uses. Interestingly, most restaurants down South serve Lemon Pickle along with the 'meals', as the lemon is easy to procure and pickle, as well as liked by almost everybo ....
Green Chutney ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes)
Recipe# 33414
25 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chaat without green chutney? Never! One of the most important ingredients used by Mumbai’s street-food vendors, the Green Chutney is used not just in the preparation of chaat but also in various other exciting dishes like vada pav and sandwiches too. You can even serve it as an off-beat dip for chip ....
Makhani Sauce
Recipe# 32777
18 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Makhani gravy is perfectly complemented by the earthy spices and herbs, which are in turn mellowed with fresh cream.
Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha
Recipe# 40157
20 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This chatpata dish is sure to add a lot of excitement to your meal! A classic Maharashtrian accompaniment, the Green Chilli Thecha goes best with Chawal Bhakri , Whole Wheat Bhakri a ....
Sweet and Sour Mango Pickle
Recipe# 3422
09 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet mango pickles are very special. The mangoes chosen for this pickle should be firm and under ripe. They are peeled, cut into thin slices and simmered in sugar syrup with garlic, cloves, bay leaf, peppercorns, spiked with chilli powder and fennel seeds. The mango flesh softens but stays intact a ....
Indo Chinese Hot and Sour Sauce
Recipe# 22559
28 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A classic Oriental sauce, which is sour and spicy at the same time with a faint hint of sweetness, the Indo-Chinese Hot and Sour Sauce is a handy sauce to keep in your fridge. It can be used to toss noodles or served as a
Tomato Pachadi, How To Make Tomato Pachadi
Recipe# 32868
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The tanginess of tomato and the blandness of fresh curds combine well to cast a soothing spell on the diner. Take care to use fresh, thick curds for this recipe as the pachadi is likely to become watery otherwise, as the juice of the tomatoes also mixes in with it. Also do try other pachadi r ....
French Fries Recipe, How To Make French Fries
Recipe# 36312
25 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
French Fries and burgers seem to have tied the knot! It is hard to think of burgers without some form of crispy accompaniment, but of these, the common french fries are the most tried-and-test and safe combo for any type of burger. To enhan ....
Mint Chutney,  Pudina Chutney
Recipe# 4978
23 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This popular mint chutney can be prepared in a matter of minutes by using fresh mint along with coriander leaves. This chutney has the aromatic freshness of mint combined with the earthiness of the coriander. Serve it alongside Indian appetizers like
How To Make Homemade White Butter, Safed Makhan Recipe
Recipe# 42484
19 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist topping their parathas with a dollop of white butter, or a dab on their toast? Although white butter is readily available in the market, Homemade White Butter has a lusciousness and fresh taste that is beyond compar ....
Homemade Almond Butter,  for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41117
15 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Homemade Almond Butter is totally awesome, a tantalising treat with a very unique flavour and interesting mouth-feel! Actually, it is something that must be experienced and not described! When you think almonds, you expect a nutty flavour, but this Homemade Almond Butter gives you a better flavour t ....
Schezuan Sauce
Recipe# 32640
15 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Schezuan Sauce is a must-have in the Chinese food lover’s kitchen. It is one of the most popular Oriental accompaniments, and can be served with any Chinese starter or main course. It is quite spicy, and is also often used in the prepa ....
Lebanese Garlic Sauce
Recipe# 22579
13 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Lebanese Garlic Sauce is not for the soft-hearted. As it is blended smoothly with the rest of the ingredients, the garlic imparts a very strong flavour to this sauce, which also has a pleasant tang thanks to lemon juice. You need to mix in the oil carefully, as explained in the recipe, in ....
Amla Murabba, Rajasthani Recipe
Recipe# 3903
13 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen Rajasthani recipe, the Amla Murabba is a wonderful accompaniment to any meal, but it is so tasty you will want to enjoy a spoonful at any time, without any reason at all. In this recipe, the soft-cooked and sweetened amlas are delightfully fla ....
Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney
Recipe# 3011
12 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This zesty chutney is beaming with the balanced notes of effective but common spices like red chillies and mustard. Tomatoes team up well with onions and garlic to give a nice taste and pulpy mouth-feel. The sweetness imparted by sugar is obvious in this unique chutney, but restrained enough to ....
Amla Murabba
Recipe# 3426
11 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An invaluable winter preserve. Amlas (Indian gooseberries) are a major ingredient in several herbal tonics as they are reputed to be good for the liver, eyes and stomach. Amlas are the richest known source of vitamin C. Amlas are abundantly available during the winter months. I actually buy a large ....
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