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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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Instant Lemon Pickle
Recipe# 3397
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is a quick and easy sweet lemon pickle that is ready within minutes as compared to the traditional recipe which takes 20 days to prepare. Whole lemons are pressure cooked with water till the lemon skins are soft. Try and cut the lemons in the mixing bowl in which the pickle is to be combined w ....
Olive Cream Cheese Dip
Recipe# 3262
16 May 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Olives are almost always served in Italy, a custom that comes down from Roman times. Pickled olives have been served as a snack or after a meal along with cheese for hundreds of years. A combination of truly authentic Italian flavours, cream cheese, perked u ....
Mixed Vegetable-water Pickle
Recipe# 3411
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is one of Delhi's most popular winter pickles. Large glass jars of this pickle are often sold at street corners. An assortment of fresh winter vegetables, fresh green garlic in tangy mustard flavoured water makes my mouth water just to think of it. Special "black" carrots available in winter ....
Pickled Baby Onions and Garlic
Recipe# 3412
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Onions are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables and are available throughout the year. Small white onions are best suited for this recipe as they are mild in flavour and do not colour the pickling liquor. Pickled baby onions have been popularly eaten throughout India. Here they have been salted i ....
Nimbu Adrak ka Achaar
Recipe# 3414
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This quick recipe of one of the easiest and most economical pickles to make and is used by most Punjabi households. Lemon juice and salt act as a preservative in th ....
Crunchy Vegetable Pickle
Recipe# 3419
23 Jul 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 i ....
Aam ki Katki ka Muraba
Recipe# 3427
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Murabba or "morabba" is an Arabic word meaning to preserve. This versatile murabba is made of finely chopped raw mangoes cooked in thick sugar syrup and spiced with sambhaar. Chop the mango pieces evenly so that they cook well in the sugar syrup and also look attractive. Enjoy this pickle with hot ....
Methambo
Recipe# 3421
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Methambo is one of the best known pickles. Gujaratis are great consumers of all sorts of sweet and spicy pickles, with methambo being one of their favourites. Mustard seeds and round red chillies are first added to the oil, then the mango pieces dressed with turmeric powder and salt are sautéed ....
Sun- Dried Tomatoes Pesto
Recipe# 3252
16 May 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Pesto appears in many dishes throughout Italy, although the Basil Pesto is more popular all over. The sun-dried tomato pesto is popularly used all along the Mediterranean regions. Sun drenched tomatoes, walnuts, olive oil and garlic is the combination for this pesto. The ingredients are ground toge ....
Pachranga Achaar
Recipe# 3013
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Pachranga achaar is a famous punjabi pickle which i came across quite accidentally enroute from delhi to ludhiana. There was a huge pickle factory on the highway by the side of which i stopped. Here i discovered they were manufacturing and exporting a whole array of north indian pickles. I stumbled ....
Mexican Hot Sauce
Recipe# 2438
30 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Pungent and tongue tingling, the Mexican Hot Sauce is a valuable addition to several Mexican dishes, and can be enjoyed as a dip with your favourite chips too. The fieriness of red chillies when combined with the deep flavour of onions, the tanginess of tomatoes and the lingering aroma of oregano re ....
Tomato Sauce ( Pizzas and Pastas Recipe)
Recipe# 1811
11 Jan 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
If you love italian cuisine, you need to have this sauce in your larder! here is the quintessential tomato sauce recipe from the kitchens of italy. Try not to miss any of the ingredients including the tomato puree and pulp, the assorted spices and herbs, as each works their magic to produce a zesty ....
White Sauce ( Fun Food For Children)
Recipe# 1890
12 Aug 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A basic sauce made by using plain flour, butter and milk. Easy to make but very versatile in its uses. Its used as a base for various soups, pastas, sauces and many other dishes which require a certain creaminess.
Herbed Mayonnaise
Recipe# 5257
13 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A combination of Italian herbs such as parsley and chives helps convert the otherwise bland mayonnaise into an exotic spread for the best of sandwiches.
Green Peas Chutney
Recipe# 5258
17 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
With its nutty texture and flavour, green peas chutney is further enhanced with green chillies, coriander, and such ingredients that make it a vibrant spread for breads and buns.
Chilli Garlic Chutney ( Sizzlers and Barbeque Recipe)
Recipe# 4870
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Vibrantly colored and fiery too, the chilli garlic chutney is enough to invite people’s attention to a dish. Whether served as an accompaniment or used as a spread, mix-in or topping, the chutney enhances the aroma and pungency of a dish making it appealing to spice lovers.
Grilled Eggplant Dip
Recipe# 4874
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Grilled eggplant dip is a delicious and naturally creamy dip which has a middle eastern flavour. It is quick to make and can be served with pita chips or crackers as a delicious appetizer.
Quick Cheesy Fondue ( Microwave Recipes)
Recipe# 4917
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Cheese spread and milk combine to give a creamy fondue almost instantly. Fondue pots are available in cast iron and ceramic at specialty stores. I personally prefer to use the cast iron ones as the fondue does not stick down as in the ceramic pots. Sautéed vegetables like broccoli, potatoes, mushroo ....
Salad Cream ( Salad Dressing)
Recipe# 4085
02 Jun 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Coat crunchy veggies with this creamy topping to make a lavish salad that will become the talk of town! Quick and simple, all it takes to make this mustard-tinged Salad Cream is some tossing and mixing. Refrigerate for a while and use to make deliciously refreshing salads!
Oil Free Melon Dressing
Recipe# 4061
07 Jul 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Let your imagination run wild as you select a sweet fruit like muskmelon and blend it with common flavourings like salt, pepper, coriander and cumin seeds to make this creamy salad dressing, that's sure enliven your meal.
Lotus Stem Pickle
Recipe# 3436
23 Jul 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Lotus stem, "bhein" or " kamal kakdi" as it is known, is extensively used in Kashmiri, Sindhi and Punjabi cuisines. Some parts of China and South East Asia are also known to use it. It is mainly used in vegetables to make fritters and for pickling. For all those who must be wondering what lotus ste ....
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