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Last Updated : Jan 21,2019



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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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Dill Dip
Recipe# 332
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes plain cheesy dips are just not enough, especially when you are going to serve mildly flavoured finger foods like potato wedges or cream crackers. This tantalising Dill Dip is sure to put an end to your search, with its irresistible aroma and creamy texture. The inherent richness of curds a ....
How To Make Papad, Khichiya Papad
Recipe# 41374
21 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Even those who are used to buying papads from the neighborhood store will now shift to homemade ones after they try this easy recipe! Made of rice flour perked up with taste enhancers like green chillies and cumin seeds, these Khichiya Papads can be dried under the fan itself. Not requiring sun- ....
Green Chilli Thecha, Hirvi Mirchi Cha Thecha
Recipe# 40157
21 Jan 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 ....
Amla Murabba
Recipe# 3426
16 Jan 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 ....
Pizza Sauce, Quick Pizza Sauce
Recipe# 399
25 Dec 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Pizza Sauce is at the heart of a pizza’s success! Tangy and flavourful, it is responsible for giving out that appetizing aroma when the pizza gets baked. Some like their Pizza Sauce more herby, while others like it more spicy, and yet others prefer a tangy overtone. This recipe is a bala ....
Dabeli Cheese Fondue
Recipe# 41229
17 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, it is nice to fuse Indian flavours with international cooking styles, to make a dish that is both exotic and exciting to the Indian palate. Here, we have created a gooey, cheesy fondue with the fantastic flavour and aroma of dabeli masala, a traditional Gujarati spice mix with strong ....
Amla Chutney, Gooseberry Spicy Chutney
Recipe# 42342
04 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Amla Chutney is a chatpata accompaniment with a mind-boggling flavour that combines tang, spice and more! This easy-to-make chutney combines gooseberries with ingredients like green chillies, ginger and coriander, which balance the tartness of amla beautifully.
Fafda Chutney, Besan Chutney
Recipe# 42452
03 Dec 18

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by Tarla Dalal
A breakfast of Fafda served with this Besan Chutney is every Gujarati’s idea of a perfect start to Sunday or any holiday. It may be made at home or bought readymade. Also enjoyed on Holi and other holidays this awesome chutney amazes you with its brilliant flavour and mouth-feel. What makes it u ....
Tamatar ki Launji
Recipe# 3898
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everyday ingredients, minimal time, and least effort is all it takes to make this mouth-watering accompaniment! A simple tempering of seeds and a sprinkling of common spice powders moves the humble tomato from an ‘extra’ ingredient status into the limelight. Perhaps it is the right combination of in ....
Garlic and Tendli Pickle
Recipe# 39073
07 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pickles generally have high salt content and therefore not advisable for those with high blood pressure. Here is a pickle that is strikingly out of the ordinary. The garlic and tendli pickle, you will be happily surprised to note, has just half a spoon of salt! in this case, garlic is the wonder ing ....
Milagai Podi, Malgapodi Powder, South Indian Gun Powder Recipe
Recipe# 41383
31 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Milagai Podi is also fondly called ‘gun powder’, which makes it obvious just how fiery it tastes! The spiciness of red chillies combined with the aroma and rich taste of roasted dals and asafoetida makes this South Indian spice powder a really tongue ticklin ....
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
29 Oct 18

 
 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 ....
Hari Mirch ka Achar, Instant Green Chilli Pickle
Recipe# 41891
25 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pickle in a minute? Believe it or not, this yummy pickle needs just a few minutes of your time. While people generally tend to think of pickle-making as a laborious and long-drawn process, our marvellous Indian cuisine also offers us some tasty but easy pickles lik ....
Coconut Chutney  ( Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1653
05 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Coconut Chutney has a well-rounded flavour that goes well with most variants of Idlis , Dosas , Appe , be it plain, veggie-topped, or more exotic options like Rava Idli or
Chutney Podi ( Thengai)
Recipe# 32874
20 Aug 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This flavourful Chutney Podi is sure to make you gobble up an extra idli or two! Mixed with til oil, this Chutney Podi makes an exciting accompaniment to hot idlis and dosas. When packing idlis in the lunch box or for a journey, you can coat them with a mixture of Chutney Podi and til oil to make su ....
Tomato Ketchup, Tomato Sauce, Homemade Tomato Ketchup
Recipe# 40725
10 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Creamy, spicy and tangy, this Tomato Ketchup is as perfect as the ones you get in the market, or even better because of the fresh flavour that is unique to homemade products. Tomatoes are pressure cooked with a spice bag, blended, strained and then cooked till a saucy consistency is achieved. Th ....
Lebanese Garlic Sauce
Recipe# 22579
21 Jan 10

 
 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 ....
Lemon Pickle
Recipe# 32881
20 Aug 13

 
 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 ....
Spicy Garlic Hummus
Recipe# 41552
01 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hummus is an ever-popular Mediterranean dip made of chick peas, garlic, olive oil and other ingredients. This is a spicy variant of the same, spiked up with red chilli paste. Curd gives the Spicy Garlic Hummus a creamy texture and tangy flavour, which complements the other ingredients beautifull ....
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots
Recipe# 42335
24 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly. A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
Creamy Cheese Dip
Recipe# 4930
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A cheese dip delicately flavoured with capsicum and mustard. This creamy dip compliments beautifully with most deep fried starters like wafers, nachos, bread pieces, croquettes etc.
Tomato Coconut Chutney
Recipe# 3409
10 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Easy and quick to prepare. Almost all South Indian snacks are served with a variety of chutneys on the side. This is a popular dosai chutney served in Tamil Nadu. This cooked chutney stays well for upto 2 days in an air-tight container in the fridge, b ....
Mysore Chutney, South Indian Mysore Chutney
Recipe# 1657
19 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kannada cuisine is generally marked by the moderate use of coconut and jaggery in almost all accompaniments. Here in the Mysore Chutney, these ingredients come together with a combination of dals, tamarind and spices. This chutney can be spread on the inner side of
Fresh Turmeric and Ginger Pickle
Recipe# 3394
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The soothing taste of fresh turmeric and the spiky flavour of fresh ginger make for a fabulous pickle! While fresh and tender, you will find the texture and taste of ginger are very enjoyable. Although mild, you can still feel your taste buds tingle when you bite into a piece. Turmeric too h ....
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