Indian cuisine is known for its diverse flavors, rich spices, and mouthwatering dishes. One of the most popular staples in Indian meals is roti, a traditional flatbread that serves as the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of delectable recipes. So, let’s dive in and discover the magic of Indian vegetarian dishes!
Top 10 Indian Vegetarian Recipes for healthy everyday meals
When it comes to Indian cuisine, vegetarian dishes offer a wide range of flavors and textures that are sure to please any palate. Whether you follow a vegetarian lifestyle or simply enjoy exploring new culinary experiences, vegetarian recipes for dinner are a delightful option. From hearty curries to stir-fries, let’s explore the top Indian veg dinner recipes that are perfect for a satisfying dinner.
Aloo Gobhi | Aloo Phulkopir Dalna Recipe
This Aloo Phulkopir Dalna (Bengali Cauliflower & Potato Curry) recipe is a perfect example of Bengali niramish ranna or Indian vegetarian cooking. It is vegan, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free and a complete plant-based Indian curry dish. Here, cauliflower florets are cooked with potato cubes in pantry basic Indian spices. If you are looking for easy cauliflower recipes for rice, then you are in luck!
Pindi Chole or Pindi Chana Masala is a dry preparation made using chickpeas or garbanzo beans. Hailing from the area in and around Rawalpindi, a city in erstwhile Punjab in undivided India now in Pakistan, this pindi chole recipe is somewhat a speciality of this region. It is dark brown in colour, with no or very little gravy and is often served with bhature or kulchas.
Palak Paneer is probably one of the most popular dishes in any Indian restaurant. It is a creamy and luscious spinach gravy with cubes of cottage cheese (or Indian fresh cheese) in it. It is mildly spicy, extremely delicious and tastes just out-of-world with butter slathered naans. It is gluten-free and power-packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
Wondering how to cook Rajma in Instant Pot? Don't worry I have you covered with this step-by-step detailed kashmiri rajma recipe using Instant Pot or Nutricook Smart Pot Eko. Both of these electronic pressure cookers are equally good in converting pressure cooker Indian recipes for smarter cooking. This Instant pot rajma comes together without standing for long hours while stirring the pot. All you need to do is saute and prepare the gravy, dump in the soaked kidney beans or rajma and let the electric pressure cooker do its job.
In simpler terms, this nutty meatless kofta curry is pure indulgence. Mildly spiced cottage cheese koftas dunked in nutty and luscious white gravy always makes for a centrepiece to the festive dinner table. Often said to be a decadent Mughlai recipe, this malai kofta curry is surely a keeper!
This Aloo Dum recipe is one of the most popular Bengali dishes, often made on a repeat as a breakfast dish served with Luchis. It is a simple potato curry with a dry gravy made of ginger, tomato and a handful of spices & can be made within 30 mins flat.
Kathal ki Sabji is an Indian vegetarian dish that is made with tender jackfruit pieces simmered in a medley of aromatic spices. Jackfruit, also known as "kathal" in Hindi, is a tropical fruit that holds a prominent place in Indian cuisine. Its unique texture and ability to absorb flavors make it a perfect ingredient for savory dishes like Kathal Ki Sabji. This dish is popular across various regions of India and is cherished for its robust flavors and delightful taste.
Learn how to make a delicious and healthy aloo bhindi sabji (potato and okra vegetable dish) with this easy recipe. Perfect for vegetarians and vegans, this flavorful and aromatic dish is a staple in Indian cuisine.
This Aloo Beans sabji is a popular Indian side dish with chapatti that comes together real quick. French beans are an all-year-round vegetable that is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, not to mention dietary fibers.
Looking for a mouthwatering kadhi pakora recipe? Our blog post provides a step-by-step guide to creating this popular Indian dish. Discover the secret to perfectly crispy pakoras in a flavorful yogurt-based curry. Get ready to indulge in a spicy and tangy delight that will leave you craving for more
Top 10 Indian Non-Vegetarian Recipes for Everyday Meals
Indian cuisine is renowned for its flavorful and diverse non-vegetarian dishes. From succulent kebabs to aromatic curries, non-vegetarian recipes for dinner are a treat for meat lovers. Whether you prefer chicken, lamb, or seafood, let’s explore the top meat-based Indian easy recipes for dinner that will elevate your meal.
Egg Curry | Bengali Dimer Dalna Recipe
Dimer Dalna is basically Bengali Egg Curry which is probably the most recurring dish in every Bengali household. Here, hard-boiled eggs are slightly fried before cooking them with potatoes in gravy. This is one of those recipes which gives comfort to all, those who cook as well as those who eat. It is easy to make and absolutely delicious in taste.
This creamy butter chicken recipe is probably one of the most identifiable Indian chicken curry. It is luscious, creamy and when served with rice or some delicious naan, it makes for a delicious yet comforting meal. Here, in this post I will tell you how to make simple butter chicken at home from scratch.
Kolkata-style kosha mangsho recipe, which is essentially a spicy dry goat meat curry, and serve it with some rice. If you want to take the game up by few notches then make the combination of luchi-kosha mangsho, and you would find the Bengali going weak at his knees.
This gravy Chilli Chicken recipe is perhaps, one of the most popular Indo-Chinese chicken recipes among the chicken lovers. It is delicious and an absolute breeze in terms of cooking. All you need is a good wok and a handful of ingredients to bring this chilli chicken gravy recipe together.
This chicken bharta recipe is spicy chicken recipe where shredded chicken is cooked with Indian spices. This is a great way to use up any leftover roasted chicken and re-purpose it for a delicious weekday dinner. This is a great make ahead 'meal-prep' recipe which would definitely ease up the planning for weekday dinner menu.
Chicken curry cooked with Khada Masala or Indian whole spicesIndian spices can be your most trusted friend in the kitchen, only if you learn its temperament. Every spice is different and when used in combination, can give you a flavour bomb to your dish. This chicken curry recipe is cooked with such delectable choice of Indian spices which takes this recipe to a whole new gastronomic level altogether.
If there has to be one recipe that can be called as the stepping stone to Bengali cuisine, then it has to be Dim Kosha or spicy Egg Curry that every Bengali loves having with parboiled rice or porota aka fried Indian flatbreads.
This Keema Aloo Matar recipe in Bengali style is perhaps one of the most repeated recipes on our weekend menu. It is relatively quick, easy and requires only a few pantry-staple ingredients which most of the Indian kitchens have. In the end, you get a delicious mutton keema recipe cooked with potatoes cut in cubes and season's fresh peas.
Paneer, or Indian cottage cheese, is a versatile ingredient that is widely used in Indian cuisine. With its mild and creamy flavor, paneer lends itself well to a variety of dishes, making it a popular choice for vegetarians and paneer enthusiasts. Let’s explore the top paneer recipes for dinner that are perfect for everyday meals.
Dry Paneer Manchurian Recipe
This easy paneer manchurian recipe is a keeper of a recipe if you are a fan of Indo-Chinese cuisine, as well as Paneer. Here, fried pieces of paneer are batter fried and then tossed in a thick, sweet & sour gravy. This paneer manchurian dry recipe is perfect for snacking with drinks or to be served as a side to fried rice or noodles and a gravy side dish.
This super quick and easy Paneer Curry recipe uses ingredients that you can count on your fingertips. If you are looking for quick & easy paneer recipes, then nothing tops this. This is flat out the quickest recipe of paneer on my blog. All you need is a slab of fresh paneer and a handful of pantry staple spices to bring this dish together. This is a vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free recipe, which can be easily modified into vegan by replacing paneer with tofu.
Paneer Butter Masala or Butter Paneer is probably one of the most comforting Indian dishes. Cubes of Paneer (fresh cottage cheese) dunked in a luscious, buttery and slightly tangy tomato-based gravy, topped with a generous dollop of makkhan or white butter. This is how I imagine it while having it with some garlic naan or jeera rice for an exquisite dinner. In this post, I will share the best recipe for a Dhaba style paneer butter masala with you. I will also give you alternate vegan options for this recipe for paneer butter masala.
Paneer recipes are easy and that makes them so popular. This Badami Paneer Korma is no different. All you have to do is make the nut based creamy and luscious gravy and drop the paneer cubes in it. Cooked without tomato, this paneer recipe calls for simple ingredients like onion, ginger and garlic along with almonds & melon seeds to give a creamy texture to this dish. It pairs superbly well with Indian Naan breads or Fried Rice.
How to make Easy Paneer Recipes? This recipe is for Spicy Honey Chilli Paneer which goes well with both rice and noodle based dishes.Your search for quick and easy paneer recipes ends here because I have one of the simplest recipes which can even give chicken recipes run for the money. With availability of a variety of ingredients, making Indian-Chinese food at home has become a child's play. And I am not kidding when I say that even the most amateur cook can whip up this Chilli Paneer recipe in the least of times.Your