Discover a gastronomic delight with each flavorful Indian vegetarian dish showcased in this story.
Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
Indian food is steeped in traditions and cultures of each particular region. Indian vegetarian dishes need not be bland, steamed, or just served raw. It's steeping with flavor and fragrance.
Let's have a quick look at some of the most flavorsome, famous, fragrant Indian vegetarian dishes, you ought to try when in India.
Can any Indian meal be complete without dal roti/chawal? Dal tadka is a traditional lentil dish from Northern India.
Split yellow pigeon peas are pressure cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste, salt, garam masala, coriander powder, turmeric powder, green chilies, and tampered in pure ghee, whole garlic, red chili, hing, etc.
If you do not eat chicken, then do try paneer tikka masala for equal gastronomical pleasure. It's a flavorsome dish that contains grilled paneer added to a spicy, rich gravy.
Paneer Tikka Masala
The spicy gravy consists of onion, tomato, and yogurt. Top it with some fresh cream for garnishing and enjoy paneer tikka masala for lunch with naan and some papad.
Food can't get any more delicious than malai kofta. It's a dish with rich texture, wholesome flavors and a wholesome meal.
Made of soft paneer and potato balls, served in a rich, saucy, gravy, this kofta has its roots in the Mughal kitchen. It's a vegan answer to meatballs. Served with dollops of cream, this kofta is enjoyed with roti or butter naan.
From the roots of Tuluva Udupi cuisine of Karnataka, masala dosa is a national favorite Indian vegetarian dish.
Fermented rice and lentil paste is used to prepare a thin crepe like Dosa. Boiled mashed potatoes cooked with masala is used as a dosa filling. Sambhar is a lentil stew served with dosa along with coconut chutney. Eat it hot and each bite will hit a chord with your soul.
A tempting Maharashtrian cuisine, that will leave you salivating for more. It's spicy dish with a crunchy base.
It consists of moth beans or pea curry, curd, garnished with onions, boiled potatoes, coriander and bread (Pav). It's a colorful and flavorful dish which may turn out to be extremely spicy for the faint-hearted.
A popular street food from the city of dreams, Mumbai. It is said that cloth mill workers used mixed leftover vegetables and serve it with bread.
This vegetable curry is made of boiled potatoes and tomatoes based along with mashed, steamed vegetables such as carrots, cauliflower, capsicum. It is flavored with a special masala mix and served with hot pav smeared in butter.
You can find chana masala anywhere in India. It's a spicy, chickpea dish served with hot puris. This North Indian vegetarian dish is a perfect go-to-food for breaky or lunch.
Simple to cook; just add boiled chickpeas to tempered onions and tomato gravy along with usual Indian spices like garam masala. Serve it with a hearty splash of lemon juice and hot puris.
There is so much variety and visibility of Indian vegetarian cuisines all over the world. Indian food may sound spicy, but each dish is a whole meal in itself.
Indian cuisine condiments, spices, ghee, malai (cream), and vegetables which have nutritional value according to Ayurveda.
Indian vegetarian dishes have a story to tell regarding the region they originate from. Which is your favorite Indian vegetarian dish?