Healthy Vegetable Recipes

Vegetable side dishes

Vegetable recipes are important for a vegetarian diet as vegetables provide the required vitamins and minerals to your body.

You need to eat the vegetables any way, so prepare the vegetable side dishes in different ways and make them more tasty and interesting by using different vegetable recipes.

Children are generally fussy about eating vegetables. By using different recipes, children and grown ups too, eat the same vegetables willingly.

As You will be able to present the same vegetables in a different look and taste, they consider you a great cook too!

Fresh vegetables provide more vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. Leafy vegetables provide calcium, iron, vitamin A and C.

Carrots, Cabbage provide Vitamin A. Cabbage, peas, beans ,carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, radishes have more alkaline content.

Vegetables are available in a large variety in India. Apart from the above mentioned, commonly used vegetables, cluster beans, knolkhol, aravi, tinda, tondali, brinjals, ridge gourd, white gourd are used.

Among leafy vegetables spinach, fenugreek, cola cassia and also many other local varieties are there.

In the northern states, especially Punjab, 'Sarson ka Sag that is 'mustard leaves curry' is popular and a yummy, easy to make curry. It is served with 'Makki ki roti- flat bread made with maize flour'.

In southern states, vegetables are cooked by themselves to make subjis. They are also mixed with dals to make Sambar or Kootoo.

Greens are also cooked with lentils such as toovar dal to make 'Soppina Saru or Mussup' in Karnataka.

To access vegetables with gravy recipes, Goto Curry Recipes.

To access vegetables with rice recipes Goto Rice Recipes.

To access vegetables with lentils recipes, Goto Lentil recipes

Vegetables are cooked in different ways in all regions using different masalas (spice mixes). So the same vegetable tastes different when cooked and looks different too. Wouldn't that be interesting to you and your family?

Vegetables are cooked by steaming, stir frying, sauteing and deep frying. You can choose the way you cook your vegetables.

Deep frying once in a while is ok but otherwise it is better to use the other ways such as boiling, steaming, stir frying or sauteing.

Below you will find vegetables cooked in healthy way. Do try the recipes and give us feedback using the contact form.

Vegetable Varieties For You

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Spring onion Sabji

Quick side dish for chapati, rice with green onion.

Beetroot -  Beet Recipes


Bhindi - Lady's finger - Okra - Gumbo

Bhindi bharta - Bhendiche bharit is a easy okra in yogurt recipe. Serve with chapati or phulka or rice.


Bottle gourd - Doodhi - Lauki recipes

Doodhi halva - Bottle gourd pudding

Bottle gourd, known as laucki, opo squash, ghiya with chana dal


Cabbage Recipes

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Kobichi bhaji - Cabbage / Gobi Subji

- Kosu palya / kobichi bhaji. Serve with rice or roti.


Cauliflower Recipes

Eggplant Recipes

Eggplant - aubergin - baingan recipes

Stuffed Eggplant - Bharli Vangi - Tumbid Badnekai - Bharwa baingan - Yennegai

Serve with rice or roti, chapati, bhakri. A Karnataka recipe.


How to roast eggplant on the stove top

 - To make baigan bharta.

Kohlrabi  - Knolkohl - Navalkol Recipes

Kohlrabi  - Knolkohl - Navalkol Recipes

Palak - Spinach Recipes

Spinach - Palak Recipes

Potato Recipes -  Aloo Recipes

Batata kachrya - Potato stirfry

Batata kacharya Potato stir fry

Maharashtrian potato side dish


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Aloo tikki - potato patties / cutlet

Aloo tikki - potato patties or cutlet is a everyone's favorite recipe.

It is not deep fried and other veggies can be added to it too.

Potato masala subji served with Poori - Chapati - dosa


Potato stuffed whole wheat flour flat bread, a north Indian recipe.


Potato  curry - aloo curry

- A potato currry to accompany breads such as chapati, paratha, poori.

Batata vada or aloo bonda

Batata vada is a popular snack item made with boiled potatoes and besan / chickpea flour.

Batate vada is served by itself along with chutney or stuffed in a pav/bun to make Mumbai vada pav.

Ratalyacha kees is a Maharashtrian grated sweet potato stir fry recipe.

Made for vrat / upvas or breakfast or a quick snack.

Winter foods recipes


Pumpkin - Bhopla - Kaddu recipes

Red Ripe Tomato recipes

Tomato Soup

- Nutritious tomato soup.

How to make Tomato juice

Homemade tomato juice for breakfast or a snack or cool summer drink. Tomatoes are available through out the year.

Tomato Curry - Tomato gojju

- Tomato gojju - curry recipe from Karnataka

Raw Green Tomato Recipes

Green tomato chutney - Raw green tomato chutney

More Mixed Vegetable Recipes

Veg frankie - vegetable frankie

Mixed vegetable stuffed frankie - healthy and a favorite of kids and adults.

Bhogichi bhaji - Maharashtra vegetable stew

Bhogichi bhaji is made on Bhogi day - the day before Sankranti.

It is a Winter vegetable stew, made with the mix of seasonal vegetables. This is a Maharashtrian recipe.


Vegetable raita - yogurt recipes

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This healthy beans and thuvar dal dry subji is a healthy accompaniment to any meal. Serve it as a side dish for rice or chapati. You may serve it …

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This quick tomato onion side dish recipe is ready to serve with rice, roti, or bread within 10-15 minutes. We always have onions and tomatoes in the …

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Bhendi fry is an okra recipe . Okra is also known as ladies finger in English. It is known as bhendi (Marathi), bhindi (Hindi), bendekai (Kannada), …

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This kaddu chana recipe is a dish of my own. my first trial at home. Kaddu is pumpkin and chana is chickpea or bengal gram dal. - KADDU CHANA (pumpkin …

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Related Pages to visit:

Alphabetical list of vegetables - Vegetables list with English names.

List of all vegetables - With Indian and English names

Indian winter vegetables - Winter Vegetables list

Types of lentils - whole and split lentil varieties

Indian sweets

Indian Breads - Flat breads, fried breads.

Indian Curries - North Indian and South Indian Curries.

Lentil Recipes - To go with Rice dishes.

Rice Recipes - Plain rice - Vegetable rice - Lentil rice dishes.

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