10 Indian Recipes for Vegetarians

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
If a single word describes Indian food, it€'s spice. Food from the land of spices is incredibly flavorful yet healthy because of its use of herbs and spice for flavor. If you'€re new to Indian cooking, you€ll want to start by experimenting with spice mixes.Pitla - Maharastrian Comfort Food
1. Pitla - Maharastrian Comfort Food
Pitla - Maharastrian Comfort Food
Pitla is a wonder food from the State of Maharashtra. It is a vegetarian dish, so ‘down to Earth’ and full of flavor. A little twist on the traditional recipe gives it the WOW factor! Pitla is considered street-food and like a lot of other street-foods, delicious to the core!
2. How To Make An Indian PANI for Pani Puri
How To Make An Indian PANI for Pani Puri
An all time favorite in the chaat category is Pani Puri (aka Gol Guppas or Puchkaas). You can’t have Puri without the Pani. It is a mix that has depths of flavor. So when you put a Pani Puri in your mouth, it’s a burst of different levels of unbelieveable flavor. A lot of the ingredients are to taste and you can make it spicer or milder. After a round of Pani with the Puris, make sure you have some pani by itself – absolute bliss!
3. Multigrain Indian Chapati
Multigrain Indian Chapati
If you are looking to add some variety to your everyday chapati or roti, try adding different grain flours. This Multigrain Chapati recipe (Multigrain Roti Recipe) incorporates 5 different grains to give a delicious rustic flair to regular chapati. You can find these flours at either your local Indian grocery store or whole foods/bulk store.
4. Indian Crispy Dosa
Indian Crispy Dosa
Dosa is on the menu today with this crispy restaurant style dosa recipe. Dosa, a delectable crepe made from rice and urad daal, can be had plain or as “Masala Dosa” with the addition of Potato Masala.
5. Papad Ki Subzi (Sabzi) - Rajasthani Vegetarian Cuisine
Papad Ki Subzi (Sabzi) - Rajasthani Vegetarian Cuisine
Another great Dish inspired from the colorful state of Rajasthan. Papad Ki Subzi needs very few ingredients and has a flavor that is distinct and fabulous. Easy to make and great for days when we have not a whole lot of vegetables in the fridge to work with. It tastes great not just with Bajra Roti but also with any other type of Chapatis, Parathas or Breads.
6. Channa (Chole) Masala - Indian Vegetarian
Channa (Chole) Masala - Indian Vegetarian
This Channa Masala recipe is sure to steal your heart! Lovingly known by a lot of different names, such as Chole, Punjabi Chole, Khatte Channe! The color and the flavors are just phenomenal.
7. Mirchi ka Salan (Pepper Curry) - Hyderabadi Indian Recipe
Mirchi ka Salan (Pepper Curry) - Hyderabadi Indian Recipe
One curry recipe that stands out from the bunch is the famous Mirchi Ka Salan recipe from Hyderabad (capital city of Andhra). Whole green chilies are pan-fried and simmered in a flavorful sesame seed and peanut sauce. The dish is easy to prepare and has a refreshingly pleasing taste.
8. Indian Party Appetizer Paneer Pinwheels
Indian Party Appetizer Paneer Pinwheels
Whether you are expecting a house full of guests or enjoying time with your loved ones, Paneer Pinwheels will put a smile on everyone’s face. With a perfect balance of flavorful filling covered with a light and flaky crust, this delicious appetizer recipe can be made fresh or ahead of time and reheated.
9. How To Cook Bhindi Masala
How To Cook Bhindi Masala
Bhindi, or okra is a great vegetable, the trick is not to let it get slimy! Enjoy this dish with rice, dhal or chapatis.
10. Seitan and Vegetable Curry
Seitan and Vegetable Curry
Whether you are a newly converted vegetarian or born vegetarian looking for a great source for protein, Seitan (Say-tan) provides yet another option to your meal planning. Made from Vital Wheat Gluten, this completely vegetarian item has the texture, and depending on the flavoring, the taste of meat. Try this versatile Seitan recipe for curries, stir-frys, grilling…the options are endless.
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