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Last Updated : Jun 26,2020



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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Parsley Yoghurt Dip
Recipe# 5553
26 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Low fat yoghurt and spring onions team up with parsley to make this no fat dip which can be best relished with vegetable crudités or soya sesame khakra. "allicin" from garlic and vitamin a and e from parsley together contribute to maintain the cholesterol levels in the blood, thus making this dip a ....
Chilli Potatoes ( Recipe Using Left Over)
Recipe# 22651
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This versatile dish can be served as a starter or as an accompaniment to the main meal.
Meethi Soonth
Recipe# 2801
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A sweet and tangy Marwari chutney made of dried mango slices with a predominant flavour of dried ginger powder (soonth). This is also called Navratna chutney. Other chutneys to enjoy with snacks are Guava Chutney ,
Chunky Vegetable Spread ( Healthy Heart Recipe)
Recipe# 5555
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The chunky vegetable spread has everything you need to start your day well – protein from the dairy products and ample fibre and vitamins from the veggies. The use of low-fat cottage cheese and milk ensures a low calorie count, making this spread truly healthy, wealthy and wise, while the parsley ad ....
Coconut Fondue
Recipe# 22743
04 Feb 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fondue with a twist, the Coconut Fondue gives the subtle and elegant flavour of coconut milk a trendy and flavourful twist by the addition of orange juice! Delight in a combo of Coconut Fondue with cubed fruits, an interesting alternative to the standard bread and fondue combo. The mixture might c ....
Papad ki Churi
Recipe# 22179
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Indian food is almost incomplete without accompaniments . But fat-laden ones aren't the only option. Here is a healthy accompaniment with a remarkably lower calorie and fat count, so you can binge on it without any guilt. However, if you suffer from high ....
Khyaar Bi Leban, Cucumber and Yogurt Dip
Recipe# 22581
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An easy dip made with cucumber and curds, perked up with mint, pepper and garlic, Khyaar Bi Leban is one of the vegetarian favourites of Middle Eastern cuisine. While it is mostly served as a refreshing dip for Pita Bread or ot ....
Water Chestnut in Schezuan Sauce ( Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 33076
23 Aug 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Water chestnuts have contributed immensely to chinese cuisine, and it is an integral part of traditional chinese cooking. These crunchy, sweet chestnuts are actually vegetables that grow in marshes. This recipe calls for blanched chestnuts that are cooked in schezuan sauce and served like a sizzler. ....
Healthy Coconut Chutney
Recipe# 22303
24 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
healthy coconut chutney recipe | healthy coconut coriander chutney | healthy green coconut chutney | with amazing 25 pictures Here we have given a twist to the South Indian coconut chutney ....
Honey Mustard
Recipe# 5260
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sour and spicy notes brought about by the vinegar and green chillies in the prepared mustard paste are offset partly by the sweet tinge of honey. Together, they bring about a brilliant flavour in the honey mustard, which goes well with most sandwiches and salads.
Madras Onion Pickle
Recipe# 3402
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Madras onions or shallots are used extensively in recipes throughout South India. You can use sliced onions, if you wish. You could serve this pickle with rice, spicy vegetable, curries or parathas. This pickle tastes best as soon as its prepared, but you can store it refrigerated for upto 2 weeks. ....
Spicy Chilli - Garlic Sauce (  Party Cooking)
Recipe# 832
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The spicy chilli garlic sauce is for those who like piquant delights! as ingredients like fresh ginger and garlic are ground into a paste rather than simply chopped and mixed into sauces, this ‘tom-chi’ sauce gets a deeper touch of spice. Apart from using it in various noodles, soups and such dishes ....
Roasted Bell Pepper Dip
Recipe# 22728
04 Feb 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Mayonnaise, enhanced with roasted bell pepper, results in a fabulous dip that makes your taste buds dance tumultuously! The reason for the exotic flavour of this dip is the method of patiently roasting whole bell peppers over a slow flame. Serve the Roasted Bell Pepper Dip with hot and crispy potato ....
Peach Stew
Recipe# 38174
12 Apr 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A pleasant concoction of canned peaches in thickened fruit syrup, peach stew can be served warm or cold as a simple dessert or used as part of other creations. The lemon juice balances the flavour of the fruit syrup and imparts a fresh aroma to the stew.
Raw Mango and Onion Chutney (  High Blood Pressure)
Recipe# 22337
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Can’t imagine a life without pickles and piquant chutneys? Appease your craving with this tasty yet healthy chutney made of tangy raw mangoes and pungent onions balanced with jaggery, chilli powder and jeera powder. This low-calorie, low-sodium chutney is an alternative that will score high on both ....
Mocha Dip
Recipe# 22713
04 Feb 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Like a mocha cappuccino with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top, this dip proves to be a perfect end to a party fare. Dip a piece of vanilla sponge cake and marshmallows and fresh fruits into Mocha Dip, pop into your mouth, sit back and enjoy as it melts its way into your heart.
Teekha Chutney ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33380
06 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a really spicy chutney for all the spicy food lovers.
Gajar Gobhi Aur Aam ka Achaar
Recipe# 3434
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This spicy vegetable pickle is a well-known specialty in north indian homes where it is often eaten as a side vegetable. I actually tasted it the first time at a restaurant in delhi where i ended up eating larger servings of this pickle than anything else. You can eat this pickle as soon as it is ma ....
Kesar Elaichi Mango Murabba
Recipe# 3430
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This murabba is a preserve of raw mangoes in a thick sugar syrup which is flavoured with cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. Saffron which is the aristocrat of all spices, provides a rich golden colour to the murabba. Enjoy this murabba with stuffed rotis, khakhras or a spicy vegetable.
Mustard Chilli Pickle,  Oil Free Achaar
Recipe# 3413
29 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is really a hot one! I used to have an uncle who would never sit down for a meal unless he had as an accompaniment some fresh green chillies and a little dish of salt in which to dip them. He was also a great devotee of chilli pickle. This chilli pickle is only for those who can take the h ....
Sirkewala Pyaz, Oil Free Onion Pickle
Recipe# 3417
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This quickly prepared onion relish is usually served with grilled vegetables e.g. Paneer Tikka , Tandoori Aloo etc. But I have served it on several occasions as part of a
Turai Chutney
Recipe# 3407
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This chutney is absolutely delicious. Though classified under chutneys, this vegetable chutney is eaten with plain hot rice drizzled with a few drops of melted ghee and makes a meal by itself. Turai or ridge gourd is cooked with tomatoes, tempered with mustard, green chillies, garlic and curry leav ....
Sweet and Spicy Vegetable Pickle
Recipe# 3396
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An instant version of the popular North Indian mixed vegetable pickle. This pickle is often served as a side dish. A delectable combination of fresh winter vegetables, raw mangoes and an enticing blend of spices and seasonings, sweetened with jaggery. This pickle can be stored refrigerated for upt ....
Methi ki Launji
Recipe# 3900
19 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Roll a spoonful of the Methi ki Launji in your mouth, and you can recognise all the major taste categories in it – bitter, sweet and spicy! You are sure to enjoy the delicate balance of flavours in this traditional preparation of soaked methi seeds, perked up with spices and powders, and balanced wi ....
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