Iftar Recipes | Ramadan Recipes | 180 Iftar Food Recipes

The holy month of Ramadan is here. Apart from India, since many of the readers of my blog are from the Middle East, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and are vegetarian or vegan too, I am sharing this special collection of vegan and vegetarian Ramadan recipes (mostly Indian) for Iftar. This list has Iftar recipes, particularly Iftar snacks as well as Iftar food in general, that are not just delicious but easy to prepare and a perfect fit for your Iftar parties at home.

fruit salad served in two white bowls on a grey napkin on a round bamboo board

About Ramadan

This holy month begins with Ramadan or Ramzan. It is said that the first verses of The Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad in 610 AD by an angel called Jibril during the month of Ramadan.

This was the holy night called ‘Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power).’ The legacy followed as the Prophet asked his followers to pass the month in prayers, fasting and other austerities as a mark of respect to Allah.

I get a lot of mails from my Muslim friends from India and abroad who observe Ramadan and are looking for recipes that are simple and are fancy at the same time. So, this collection of Ramadan recipes for Iftar is just that.

Primarily, it has great options in Indian cuisine, but also features some from Arabic and others from Middle Eastern cuisine as well.

Ramadan Trivia

  • ‘Ramadan’ literally translates to ‘dryness’ or ‘scorching’ in Arabic. It is considered as the most pious month to attend Hajj.
  • The most important and mandatory prayer is the one after iftar in the evening.
  • 5 pillars of Islam – Sawm (fasting), Hajj (visiting Mecca at least once in lifetime), Zakat (charity), Salat (everyday prayer ritual, 5 times a day), Shahada (declaring belief in one God).
  • The typical way to break the daily fast – 3 dates, water and ‘maghrib,’ the prayer. A buffet spread with typical Iftar snacks follows.
  • A pinch of salt is used as an alternative to dates for breaking the fast.
  • During the last 7 to 10 days of Ramadan, people, essentially men, stay in the mosque and carry out the rituals – praying, reading the Quran, etc. The food required to break the fast is brought from homes and shared between them.
  • A fasting can be as long as of 22 hours! Typical in Polar Regions.

Ramadan Myths and Facts

Since Ramadan is considered as one of those festivals that involves rigorous fasting and discipline attached to the religion, many people have a misunderstanding about various aspects of this ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

Here’s debunking some of those:

Myth: The Ramadan date is constant every year.

Fact: The Islamic solar calendar follows the phases of the moon. Hence, a different date every year based on the first crescent moon.

Myth: Complete fasting for 30 days.

Fact: Sawm (fasting) is only meant for day time, with suhoor (eating before sun rise) and iftar (eating after sun set).

Myth: Fasting is mandatory for all.

Fact: Except elders, children, pregnant women, diabetics and others with special medical needs.

Observing Ramadan

I have categorized this list into a complete Iftar food menu as well for suhoor. Take your pick and plan your meals accordingly.

Iftar food menu changes according to the region as well as country. Typically in countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh there are some snacks recipes which are quite popular like samosa, pakoda, kabab, tikka.

The snacks collection below has excellent recipes of these popular snacks. Most of my recipes are with step by step photo guide. So it is easy to follow and make them.

Many of the snacks are easy to prepare and won’t take much of your time. The deep fried snacks can be easily baked or you can use an air fryer to cut down on the fat and calories.

Make sure to pair the most apt combination according to your health requirements as well and eat nutritious, wholesome food during the fasting period. Keep yourself hydrated and consume lots of Fruit Juices and fresh fruits too.

Here’s wishing Ramadan Kareem to all my Muslim friends and readers!

Iftar Recipes

Beverages

watermelon juice in four glasses or a dark blue table
Easy 20 mins

Watermelon Juice | 3 Recipes

Refreshing, healthy and cooling Watermelon Juice to quench your thirst on a hot summery day. Learn to make three different versions of this healthy, all natural drink recipe.
closeup shot of mango lassi with mint sprigs filled in a glass on a red and white checkered cloth
Easy 15 mins

Mango Lassi Recipe

Mango Lassi, an all time Indian favorite summer drink is a creamy, thick, refreshing and delicious variation of lassi. Make this easy Mango Lassi recipe in less than 15 minutes with ripe mangoes, yogurt and your choice of flavorings – cardamom, saffron or rose water.
closeup shot of shikanji in a glass with mint leaves
Easy 5 mins

Nimbu Pani Recipe | Shikanji (Indian Lemonade)

Nimbu Pani and Shikanji are the Indian versions of lemonade or limeade made with fresh lemon juice, water, sugar, salt and optionally a few ground spices.
sweet lassi topped with crushed cardamom powder and saffron in two tall glasses
Easy 10 mins

Lassi Recipe (3 Flavor Variations)

Lassi is a cooling, refreshing, probiotic drink perfect for the warm summer months. Popular in Punjab and North India, there are many variations of this sweet lassi recipe. Find three easy, energizing and flavorful lassi recipe variations.
close up shot of masala chaas or chaas filled in a glass with a few cilantro sprigs
Easy 10 mins

Chaas Recipe (Pudina and Masala Chaas)

The classic Chaas (Chaach/Mattha) also known as the Indian version of buttermilk is a refreshingly cooling summer drink made with creamy yogurt and seasonings. It is an excellent body cooler, digestive and appetizer. Find two easy chaas recipes – Masala Chaas and Pudina Chaas.
overhead shot of blueberry smoothie in a glass placed on a white, pink and green cotton napkin
Easy 10 mins

Blueberry Smoothie

This easy Blueberry smoothie recipe makes refreshingly delicious and wonderfully healthy blueberry smoothies in only a few minutes. Follow my simple instructions with step-by-step photos to blend together a vitamins and minerals-packed smoothie with blueberries any time you want a tasty burst of nutrients.
apple smoothie recipe
Easy 5 mins

Apple Smoothie

This apple smoothie is a delicious and healthy smoothie made with apples, coconut milk and cinnamon.
mango smoothie in a glass on a matted wooden tray
Easy 10 mins

Mango Smoothie Recipe (5 Ways)

Bright and refreshing mango smoothies are easy to make as a healthy breakfast or sweet snack. Here I share with you 5 unique mango smoothie recipes. There are versions with yogurt, oats, additional fresh fruits, and even almonds – give them all a try and discover your favorite and healthy mango smoothie recipe.
strawberry milkshake topped with strawberry slices in two glasses on a reddish pink tray
Easy 10 mins

Strawberry Milkshake

A sweet and refreshing strawberry shake is the perfect drink for summer. Here I share with you two different but equally delicious ways to make my favorite strawberry milkshake recipe – a classic shake prepared with milk, and a plant-based vegan version made with almond milk.
ginger tea recipe, indian ginger tea with milk, adrak wali chai recipe
Easy 15 mins

Ginger Tea

This ginger tea or adrak wali chai is a warming, spiced and fragrant Indian tea made with fresh ginger roots, crushed cardamom, sugar and milk (optional).
lemon ice tea recipe
10 mins

Lemon Ice Tea

Delicious lemon ice tea made in an easy way. 
green tea in a transparent glass on a white marble board
Easy 8 mins

Green Tea Recipe

Learn to brew green tea perfectly for a refreshing and rejuvenating drink. Green tea is a bright tea that has a wonderfully light, earthy flavor.
kahwa
Easy 10 mins

Kahwa | Kashmiri Kahwa

Kahwa is a Kashmiri tea made with cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and green tea. Kashmiri kahwa is aromatic, delicately spiced, light green tea.
fresh pineapple juice served in two glasses and garnished with fresh pineapple pieces
Moderate 15 mins

Pineapple Juice

This pineapple juice is a refreshing juice made from fresh pineapple and flavored with black salt and roasted cumin powder.
Easy 10 mins

Apple Juice Recipe (2 Delicious Variations)

If you love the idea of making your own homemade juices but don’t have a juicer, this is a post for you! Here I’ll show you how to make healthy apple juice in a blender. As an added bonus, I’ve included two easy recipes – simple, everyday classic apple juice and a vibrant, tangy pomegranate apple juice.
two collins glasses of strawberry milk with the back glass showing the strawberry syrup at the bottom of the glass
Easy 30 mins

Strawberry Milk Recipe

This delicious Korean style Strawberry Milk is sweet, refreshing and can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries. If you have been searching for a drink that is pretty in pink, look no further.

Accompaniments and Snacks

pineapple raita garnished with coriander and pomegranate arils in a ceramic bowl
Easy 15 mins

Pineapple Raita

This Pineapple Raita recipe is sweet, sour, salty, refreshing and made with curd (yogurt), pineapple, herbs, spices and pomegranate. A delightful addition to any plate!
closeup shot of fruit chaat garnished with mint sprigs in white bowls
Easy 30 mins

Fruit Chaat

This Delhi style tasty fruit chaat is spiced, savory, sweet and tangy. Fruit chaat is made of a mix of fresh seasonal fruits and tubers like potatoes and sweet potatoes.
cucumber raita sprinkled with red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder and cilantro in a white bowl on a dark brown wooden board
Easy 5 mins

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber raita is a popular savory raita dip made with cucumber and curd (yogurt). This simple, refreshing, cooling cucumber raita recipe comes together in 5 minutes.
mint coriander chutney recipe
Easy 15 mins

Cilantro Mint Chutney

This cilantro mint chutney is an easy versatile chutney recipe made with four ingredients namely fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies and ginger.
muhammara (roasted red pepper dip) in a white bowl with a red rim, garnished with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh coriander leaves and toasted sesame seeds.
Moderate 20 mins

Muhammara Recipe (Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

This Muhammara Recipe is creamy, smoky, spicy-sweet, tangy and delish. This Middle Eastern inspired roasted red bell pepper dip is delightful as a dip or a spread with many snacks.
Tamarind Chutney Recipe
Easy 21 mins

Tamarind Dates Chutney

Tamarind Dates chutney recipe for chaat snacks. Thus sweet tangy gooey chutney made with tamarind, dates and jaggery goes well with Indian chaat snacks.
kala chana chaat with lemon wedges in a bowl
Easy 30 mins

Kala Chana Chaat

Kala Chana Chaat is a tangy and tasty snack made from black chickpeas. This recipe is supremely easy to make. Just prep up the ingredients and mix everything together in a bowl.
fruit raita recipe
Easy 15 mins

Fruit Raita

Fruit raita is sweet raita variety made with yogurt, mixed fruits and a few spice powders.
hummus recipe
Easy 30 mins

Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a creamy dip or spread made from white chickpeas.
pesto recipe, pesto sauce recipe with almonds
8 mins

Pesto Recipe (Vegan)

A simple and easy pesto recipe made with crushing basil leaves, almonds and garlic in extra virgin olive oil. 
boondi raita recipe
Easy 20 mins

boondi raita

This spiced Boondi raita is a flavorful North Indian raita variety made with curd, boondi (crisp fried gram flour balls), herbs and spices.

Starters and More Snacks

paneer tikka
Moderate 2 hrs 30 mins

Paneer Tikka (Restaurant Style)

This Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka is a popular and delicious tandoori snack where paneer (Indian cottage cheese cubes) are marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers and grilled in the oven.
burger made with veggie patty, topped with onion, cucumber and lettuce on a white plate
Moderate 50 mins

Burger Recipe | Veggie Burger

This Burger Recipe covers everything needed to make delightful veggie burgers from scratch, including how to prepare delicious homemade vegetable patties, a spiced mayonnaise dressing with fresh veggie toppings.
chilli cheese toast recipe
Moderate 14 mins

Chilli Cheese Toast

Chilli cheese toast on tawa – tasty cheese toast spiced with chilies and ginger. An easy breakfast to prepare and serve.
bombay masala toast sandwich
Moderate 50 mins

Masala Sandwich

Masala Sandwich is a tasty and crispy toasted sandwiches spiced with cilantro chutney, stuffed with a savory mashed potato filling and topped with mix veggies and then grilled or toasted. These spiced and filling masala toast sandwiches are a popular street food snack from Mumbai.
veg sandwich dotted with green sauce and ketchup on a white plate
Moderate 35 mins

Veg Sandwich Recipe

This Bombay veg sandwich recipe is a popular Mumbai street food of delicious sandwiches made with mix vegetables, green chutney and a few spice powders. 
overhead shot of cheese sandwich triangle slices with cilantro dip on a white plate
Easy 20 mins

Cheese Sandwich (2 Ways)

There’s nothing more simple to make and satisfying to enjoy than a warm, crisp and gooey cheese sandwich. Here I share two ways to prepare an easy grilled cheese sandwich in less than 20 minutes. Try your preferred recipe for a quick and yummy breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.
veg coleslaw sandwich recipe
Easy 15 mins

Veg Coleslaw Sandwich

Creamy, crunchy, quick, easy, and (mostly) raw coleslaw sandwich made with a stuffing og mix vegetables, seasonings and eggless mayo.
palak pakoda served in a bowl on a wooden board
Easy 30 mins

Palak Pakoda

Easy Palak Pakoda recipe are a quick savory snack made with finely chopped spinach leaves mixed in seasoned gram flour batter and deep fried.
mirchi bajji recipe, mirapakaya bajji recipe, stuffed mirchi bhajiya recipe
40 mins

Mirchi Bajji

Tangy, spiced, crunchy and tasty stuffed mirchi bajji. These delicious bajjis are also known as mirapakaya bajji in Andhra and is a well known street food there. 
bread pakora recipe
Moderate 1 hr 5 mins

Bread Pakora | Punjabi Bread Pakoda

Bread pakora is a popular North Indian snack of bread fritters. Bread slices are stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes filling, batter-coated and then deep-fried.
Easy 8 hrs 30 mins

Falafel | 2 Delicious Recipes

Falafel is a middle eastern fried snack made with chickpeas or fava beans. Here I share two foolproof and equally delicious recipes for preparing the best traditional falafel and a vibrant green falafel loaded with herbs.
grilled sandwich with the filling side shown some potato wafers on a white plate
Easy 50 mins

Grilled Sandwich

This grilled sandwich recipe is filled with spiced cilantro chutney and delicious vegetables, then grilled to perfection.
ragda patties in a white bowl
Moderate 50 mins

Ragda Patties | Ragda Pattice

Ragda Patties is a popular Bombay chaat recipe where potato patties are topped with ragda (dried peas curry) and the various chaat chutneys, sev and spice powders.
pazham pori recipe
40 mins

Pazham Pori

Pazham pori or ethakka appam is a popular street food snack from Kerala made with ripe bananas. 
two paneer rolls wrapped in butter paper and placed on a square white plate.
Moderate 55 mins

Paneer Roll Recipe | Paneer Kathi Roll | Paneer Wrap

One of the best paneer roll recipe with tasty paneer stuffing paired together with healthy veggie salad and bright green chutney.
two rolled veg frankie on a bed of grated carrots on a square shaped white plate on a burlap
Moderate 1 hr

Frankie Recipe (Veg Frankie)

This Veg frankie recipe is a delicious wrap made with thin wheat rotis stuffed with crisp aloo tikki, veggies and yogurt raita. It makes for a filling and tasty snack.
Easy 30 mins

Classic Onion Pakoda (Punjabi Style)

Onion pakoda are onion fritters made with thinly sliced onions, gram flour or besan batter and some spices. This is a classic Punjabi style onion pakora recipe and one that I make at home as a tea-time snack.
overhead shot of papdi chaat in a white bowl
Moderate 9 hrs 20 mins

Papdi Chaat

Papdi chaat is a popular North Indian street food snack filled with a variety of mouth-watering textures, flavors and consists of papdi (fried flour crackers), boiled chickpeas, potatoes, chutneys and curd (yogurt.
overhead shot of sev puri on a dark purple plate on a a dark blue table
Moderate 45 mins

Sev Puri

Sev puri recipe is a canapé like snack -where crispy fried flour discs are topped with flavorful condiments, veggies, herbs, ground spices and more. Spicy, sweet, tangy, savory, crunchy, crispy flavors – all bursting in your mouth in each bite. Learn to make this mouthwatering snack with my authentic Mumbai style recipe.
closeup shot of dahi puri sprinkled with sev and coriander leaves in a white plate
Moderate 45 mins

Dahi Puri

Dahi puri also known as dahi batata puri is a delicious, yummy, chatpata chaat snack from Mumbai. It is sweet, sour, tangy, spicy and crispy chaat.
bread pizza recipe on tawa, bread pizza recipe without oven
Easy 15 mins

Bread Pizza (Easy 15 Minutes)

This bread pizza made on the griddle is a quick, easy and tasty bread snack. The bread base mimics the pizza base with veggie toppings.
samosa kept in a cream tray with a bowl of green chutney and fried green chillies by the side
Moderate 1 hr 30 mins

Samosa Recipe (Punjabi Samosa)

A Samosa recipe that is your popular and classic Punjabi samosa with a super flaky, crispy crust and a savory, tangy potato and green peas filling.
chana chaat recipe
Moderate 5 mins

Chana Chaat

Chole chaat or chana chaat is a tasty, tangy and easy chaat snack made from white chickpeas or chana, spice powders, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and lemon. You can also use canned chickpeas to make this chatpata chana chaat. 
paneer bread roll recipe
25 mins

Paneer Bread Roll (Baked)

Paneer bread roll is a quick baked snack of bread rolls stuffed with a spiced paneer stuffing. No onion no garlic recipe. Tofu can be substituted instead of paneer.
pav bhaji served in a rectangular serving tray with buttered pav and chopped onions, cilantro and lemon wedges on a white table
Moderate 40 mins

Pav Bhaji Recipe (2 Ways)

Pav Bhaji is a hearty, delightsome, flavorful meal of mashed vegetable gravy with fluffy soft buttery dinner rolls served with a side of crunchy piquant onions, tangy lemon and herby coriander. You will love this pav bhaji recipe for its Mumbai style flavors. I share the traditional method of making Pav Bhaji and a quick Instant Pot recipe.
aloo tikki chole recipe
Moderate 45 mins

Aloo Tikki Chole

Aloo Tikki Chole are crisp spiced potato patties served with a spicy North Indian chickpea curry along with chutneys, onions and sev.
top shot of assembled dahi vada in a light green rimmed cream shallow plate topped with white curd, reddish tamarind chutney, green coriander chutney, pomegranate arils, chaat masala, cumin powder and coriander leaves
Moderate 8 hrs 45 mins

Dahi Vada Recipe

Fluffy, tender, tangy and sweet dahi vada are a combination of all your favorite flavors and textures in one tasty snack. They consist of homemade fried lentil dumpling fritters, dunked in creamy whipped yogurt and topped with both spicy and sweet chutneys.
overhead shot of white plate having halved mysore bonda showing the fluffy texture on top of remaining bonda next to a side of light green coconut chutney
Moderate 8 hrs 30 mins

Mysore Bonda Recipe

Mysore bonda also known as Mysore Bajji is a popular South Indian snack made with lentils, fresh herbs and vibrant spices. The ingredients are combined to create a thick batter, and are then deep fried to make crisp, soft and fluffy fritters.
dal vada arranged neatly on a white plate next to a small white bowl of red chutney
Moderate 2 hrs 35 mins

Dal Vada | Parippu Vada

Dal Vada also known as Parippu Vada or Chana Dal Vada are savory, spiced, crunchy fritters that are a popular street food in South India. Gluten-free and vegan.
40 mins

Aloo Tikki (Crispy & North Indian Style Recipe)

Aloo tikki is a popular North Indian snack of spiced, crisp potato patties.
amritsari paneer tikka recipe, paneer amritsari recipe
55 mins

Amritsari paneer tikka

Amritsari paneer tikka recipe is paneer cubes marinated in a mix of gram flour, spices, herbs+spices and then shallow fried. Tofu can be used as a substitute for paneer.
mushroom tikka recipe, tandoori mushroom recipe
1 hr

Easy Mushroom Tikka

Tandoori mushroom recipe is easy to prepare marinated and grilled mushroom tikka.
hara bhara kabab recipe
Moderate 50 mins

Hara Bhara Kabab

Hara bhara kabab is made with fresh spinach leaves, green peas and potatoes. So they are nutritious as well as delicious. Hara bhara kebab makes for a good Indian starter or snack. This green kabab can also be stuffed in burger buns or sandwiches can be made from them. 
aloo tikki burger recipe
40 mins

Aloo Tikki Burger

Aloo tikki burger recipe where crisp golden potato patties are sandwiched in burger buns and then topped with veggies and spiced with chutneys. Good to look at and good to eat too.
closeup shot of veg cutlet cutlet placed on a tray with a few slices of tomatoes, cucumber
Moderate 45 mins

Cutlet Recipe | Vegetable Cutlet

Vegetable Cutlet are crisp, savory, tender patties made with a mix of hearty veggies, savory spices, fresh herbs and crispy breadcrumbs. Cutlet is a popular snack in Indian cuisine.
Whole round Pizza on a wooden pizza plate with a cut triangular slice on left top side
Easy 1 hr 30 mins

Pizza Recipe | Veggie Pizza

Treat yourself to the best homemade pizza that’s completely customizable to your tastes. Plan your next pizza party using my foolproof recipe for making perfect veggie pizza from scratch every time!

Main Course

dal makhani recipe
Easy 9 hrs

Dal Makhani

This Dal Makhani recipe is a restaurant style version with subtle smoky flavors and creaminess of the lentils. Dal Makhani is one of the most popular lentil recipes from the North Indian cuisine made with whole urad dal (black gram) and kidney beans.
overhead shot of rajma recipe in a blue rimmed white bowl on a jute cloth with a brass spoon and bowl with onion rounds and lemon wedges
Easy 9 hrs 45 mins

Rajma Recipe | Rajma Masala

This Rajma recipe is a creamy, tangy and spiced curry made with dried kidney beans. This restaurant style Rajma Masala is made in a base of sautéed onions, tomatoes, spices and cream making it truly delicious.
white plate with sections filled with chana masala, sliced onions, fresh lime wedges and bhatura on a marble table-top
Moderate 9 hrs 45 mins

Chana Masala | Punjabi Chole Recipe

One of the best chana masala recipe that you can make. This chole masala is made with freshly powdered spices, onions, tomatoes, herbs making the curry taste like the ones you get on the streets of Delhi. 
kala chana gravy with three coriander sprigs on top in a blue rimmed white bowl
Moderate 9 hrs 30 mins

Kala Chana (Black Chickpea Curry)

This one-pot Kala Chana recipe is a delicious dish that is sure to impress the whole family on even the busiest of weeknights. With just 30 minutes of active time, this easy traditional Punjabi dish of black chickpea curry will be on the table and ready for a fuss-free dinner.
paneer butter masala served in a blue rimmed white pan, garnished with cream and cilantro
Easy 40 mins

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala is one of India’s most popular paneer recipe. This recipe with Indian cottage cheese cubes in a creamy tomato sauce is a best one that I have been making for a long time.
maa ki dal recipe, kali dal recipe, black gram dal recipe, sabut urad dal recipe
Moderate 1 hr

Maa ki dal | Kali Dal | Black Gram Dal | Sabut Urad Dal

Black gram dal or kali dal or maa ki dal is a popular and delicious Punjabi lentil dish made with sabut urad dal, onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices.
whole masoor dal recipe, sabut masoor dal recipe, easy masoor dal recipe
30 mins

Creamy Whole Masoor ki Dal (Whole Red Lentils)

This Creamy Sabut Masoor Dal is a spiced and tasty lentil dish made from whole red lentils, onions, tomatoes, herbs, spices and cream.
bharwa bhindi recipe
Moderate 35 mins

Bharwa Bhindi

Bharwa bhindi or stuffed bhindi is a lightly spiced, tasty recipe where okra is stuffed with spice powders and then slow-cooked. These succulently cooked okra tastes too good as a side with roti, paratha, naan or dal-rice. This bharwa bhindi is also made without onion and garlic and a vegan recipe . 
top shot of 3 malai kofta garnished with mint leaves in a silver serving dish with handles on a white marble
Difficult 1 hr 30 mins

Malai Kofta Recipe

Malai Kofta is a delicious recipe of fried balls of potato and paneer in a rich, lightly sweet, creamy mild gravy made with onions, tomatoes, cashews and spices. This melt-in-your-mouth recipe is a labor of love, but one that is well worth it.
methi matar malai in a white bowl with a light blue rim, garnished with a few peas and a sprig of fresh coriander.
Moderate 30 mins

Methi Matar Malai Recipe

Methi Matar Malai is a rich and delicious North Indian curry made with fenugreek leaves, green peas and cream. Smooth and creamy this recipe is a surefire winner with kids and adults alike.
closeup shot of kadai paneer in a small kadai (Indian wok)
Moderate 30 mins

Kadai Paneer Recipe (Restaurant Style)

Kadai Paneer is a tangy, deeply spiced paneer dish that is perfect for enjoying all year round. Made with Indian pantry staples like onions, tomatoes, capsicum (green bell peppers) and Indian spices, this bright dish comes together in 30 minutes.
closeup shot of pindi chana in a metallic wok garnished with onion slices, cilantro, lemon wedge and green chilli strips
Moderate 8 hrs 30 mins

Pindi Chole | Pindi Chana

Pindi chana is a delicious and super easy chickpea dish made in Punjabi style with chole masala powder. It is made without onions and tomatoes and thus a dry dish.
Instant Pot Chana Masala in a rectangle shaped bowl
Easy 8 hrs 45 mins

Instant Pot Chana Masala

An easy and lightly spiced version of chana masala made in the Instant Pot. The recipe does not need the special chana masala spice blend.
chana pulao recipe, chole pulao recipe, chickpea rice recipe
Moderate 50 mins

Chana Pulao (Indian Chickpea Rice)

Chana pulao is a one-pot spiced, fragrant and delish chickpea rice dish made with fragrant basmati rice, melt in the mouth white chickpeas (garbanzo beans or kabuli chana), sharp onions, tangy tomatoes, healthy herbs and bold spices.
overhead shot of green peas pulao in a white shallow bowl with a brass spoon and cucumber slices placed at the left side on a white marble table
Easy 25 mins

Peas Pulao | Matar Pulao

Peas pulao also known as matar pulao is a tasty rice and green peas dish made with caramelized onions and aromatic spices. It can be prepared entirely in a stove-top pressure cooker or in a pan or in the Instant pot. I share all three ways to make this delish peas pulao.
pulao recipe
Easy 40 mins

Pulao Recipe | Veg Pulao

Trying to get more vegetables in your diet? Try this vegetarian one pot meal of pulao. Use the vegetables that you like most, like peas, potatoes, and green beans. Make this simple veg pulao that packs a punch of flavor!
Kashmiri pulao in a brown bowl garnished with fried nuts and onions and a few fresh mint leaves next to a bowl of tomato raita on a beige table cloth
Moderate 45 mins

Kashmiri Pulao

Kashmiri pulao is a delicious variant of rice pulao from Kashmiri cuisine made with nuts, dried fruits, saffron and fresh fruits. It is aromatic, mild and faintly sweet in taste.
overhead shot lobia curry in a ceramic bowl in on an orange tray
Moderate 30 mins

Lobia Recipe (Punjabi Black Eyed Beans Curry)

Flavorful and tasty Lobia recipe is a spiced, tangy curry made with black eyed beans onions, tomatoes, spices and herbs. This delish lobia masala comes together quickly and is simple to make.
dal tadka garnished with cilantro and a topped with fried red chilli with some fried cumin and some red colored oil in a small brass bucket on a light brown jute mat
Easy 30 mins

Dal Tadka (Restaurant Style Recipe)

This restaurant style dal tadka is a smooth and creamy dal tempered with Indian spices with a smoky charcoal flavor.
missi roti recipe
Easy 30 mins

Missi Roti

Missi Roti are savory and nutty flavored flatbreads made with a mix of whole wheat flour, gram flour and spices. Missi roti is a North Indian specialty and is often made in various homes for breakfast or lunch.
paneer kurma served in bowl
Moderate 1 hr 20 mins

Paneer Korma (Paneer Kurma)

Creamy, rich and delicately flavored delicious paneer korma made in a white gravy base of blanched almonds, onions, yogurt and spices. The exotic flavors of this paneer curry is best savored with naan or tandoori roti.
Bhatura
Moderate 9 hrs

Bhatura Recipe (No Yeast)

Bhatura or Bhature is a thick leavened fried Indian bread made with yeast or without yeast. These soft and fluffy no yeast bhatura are made with whole wheat flour (atta) and curd (dahi).
dal bukhara with butter melted in center in white bowl
Moderate 10 hrs

Dal Bukhara Recipe

Dal Bukhara is a rich, creamy slow-cooked whole black gram (urad dal) recipe with with tomato puree, butter and cream. This recipe was made famous by ITC Maurya Hotel in Delhi.
roti or chapati in a white plate on a cream cotton fabric
Moderate 1 hr 10 mins

Roti Recipe | Chapati Recipe | Phulka Recipe

Roti or Phulka or Chapati is an everyday staple Indian flatbread that is made in nearly every part of India. This roti or chapati recipe of an unleavened flatbread is made with basic ingredients – whole wheat flour, ghee, salt and water.
perfect golden puri placed on white parchment paper
Moderate 40 mins

Poori Recipe | Puri

Poori or Puri is a traditional Indian fried unleavened bread made with only whole wheat flour, salt, and water. Make crispy, fluffy, and soft poori to enjoy with your favorite meals.
naan recipe
Moderate 2 hrs 50 mins

Naan Recipe (No Yeast)

Easy naan bread recipe without yeast on tawa or stovetop – soft, chewy and delicious naan bread made on stove-top and on a griddle.
close up shot of biryani on white plate on wooden table
Difficult 1 hr 30 mins

Veg Biryani | Veg Dum Biryani Recipe

This Veg Biryani is an authentic Indian recipe packed full of your favorite rice, veggies, and spices. Made with patience and lots of love, this delicious veg dum biryani recipe requires both care and attention to detail. The savory flavors in your first bite are well worth the time and effort spent in the kitchen.
overhead shot of mushroom biryani in an oblong white tray on a wooden board
Moderate 45 mins

Mushroom Biryani (2 Ways)

Mushroom biryani is the classic vegetarian version of biryani with meaty mushrooms, tender fluffy rice and flavorful spices. I share two delectable mushroom biryani recipes from the South Indian cuisine. These recipes requires only one pot and are made in less than forty five minutes!
yakhni pulao on a white plate
Moderate 45 mins

Yakhni Pulao

This Yakhni Pulao is a delicious vegetarian version of rice based pilaf featuring basmati rice, vegetable stock, mixed veggies, spices and herbs from the Hyderabadi cuisine.
coconut milk rice served on a green plate
Moderate 40 mins

Coconut Milk Rice (Coconut Milk Pulao)

Coconut Milk Rice is a mild, fragrant pulao made with coconut milk, onions, herbs, spices and mixed vegetables. What’s best is the fact that it’s not just vegetarian, but a vegan-friendly recipe too.
saffron rice or yellow rice with coriander leaves garnish on white plate and spoon on a burlap cloth
Easy 40 mins

Saffron Rice | Yellow Rice

Saffron rice or Yellow Rice is a deeply aromatic and flavorful side dish that pairs well with nearly any curry or lentil dish. The taste is slightly earthy and spiced, but not spicy or overly bold.
chana biryani
Moderate 1 hr 15 mins

Chana Biryani

Chana biryani is an aromatic, spiced and delicious dum cooked and layered biryani made with white chickpeas, basmati rice, coconut milk, onion, tomatoes, herbs and spices.
ambur biryani recipe
Moderate 1 hr

Ambur Biryani | Ambur Star Biryani

Ambur star biryani with mushrooms – a vegetarian version of the famous biryani from Ambur.
navratan korma recipe
Moderate 1 hr 10 mins
Navratan korma is made with 9 ingredients and consists of plenty of nuts, dry fruits, assorted vegetables, fruits, cream, a lot of spices and a few herbs.
shahi paneer topped with some saffron strands and served in a white bowl with a spoon
Easy 40 mins

Shahi Paneer

This Shahi Paneer is deliciously rich and creamy, making it one of the most popular recipes in Mughlai cuisine.
shahi bhindi curry recipe, shahi bhindi gravy recipe
Moderate 1 hr

Shahi Bhindi

Shahi bhindi is a delicious recipe of okra in a rich creamy gravy. A good side dish with chapatis or parathas.
kaju masala recipe, kaju curry recipe, kaju butter masala recipe
Moderate 1 hr

Kaju Curry | Kaju Masala

Kaju curry is a restaurant style delicious recipe of a creamy kaju butter masala with a rich, tangy, sweet flavorful gravy made with cashews, tomatoes, cream and spices
chole paneer recipe
Moderate 8 hrs 30 mins

Chana Paneer | Chole Paneer

Chole Paneer is a spicy, delicious curry of white chickpeas and paneer from the Punjabi cuisine. This chole paneer recipe is made with onions, tomatoes, spices and herbs tastes best with roti, naan or paratha.
top shot of khichdi in a bowl with a spoon inside
Easy 40 mins

Khichdi Recipe (Dal Khichdi)

Khichdi recipe is a delicious one pot meal of rice and moong lentils. Moong Dal Khichdi is light and easy to digest healthy food. Stove-top pressure cooker, Instant Pot and Stove-top Pan instructions are included in the recipe card.
chana dal garnished with coriander (cilantro) leaves in a white bowl
Moderate 1 hr 30 mins

Chana Dal (Authentic North Indian Recipe)

This chana dal fry is Punjabi style recipe of bengal gram lentils or hulled and spilt black chickpeas tempered and flavored with onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices.
close up shot of matar paneer on white rectangle plate on white marble table
Moderate 30 mins

Matar Paneer Recipe

Matar paneer, a popular Indian curry dish made with green peas and cottage cheese, is from the versatile Northern Indian cuisine that has many different (and delicious) variations. I’m sharing our family recipe of a flavorful and simple home-style mutter paneer.
kerala veg biryani
Difficult 1 hr

Kerala Biryani

This Malabar Biryani is a mild and delicately spiced vegetable biryani made in coconut milk.
overhead shot of tawa paneer with coriander leaves garnish in a white bowl on a cream linen
Moderate 30 mins

Tawa Paneer Recipe

Tawa paneer is a semi dry curry with capsicum/bell pepper, onions, tomatoes and paneer cubes cooked on tawa or a griddle. A popular paneer recipe served in restaurants.
peshawari chole recipe, peshawari chole masala recipe
45 mins

Peshawari Chole

Spicy and tasty curry made with white chickpeas in Peshawari style.
palak paneer topped with cream, garnished with ginger julienne and served in an orange bowl on a white board
Moderate 40 mins

Palak Paneer Recipe

Palak Paneer that is delicious, smooth and creamy. This easy palak paneer recipe is made with fresh spinach leaves, paneer, onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. This is one of the most popular North Indian dish.
overhead shot of kadala curry in a green bowl on a green plate
Moderate 8 hrs 55 mins

Kadala Curry

Kadala Curry (a.k.a. Kadala Kari) is a delicious spicy curry made with black chickpeas, coconut and a bevy of warming spices.
dum biryani recipe, lucknowi biryani recipe, awadhi dum biryani recipe
1 hr 15 mins

Lucknowi Biryani

This is an aromatic, light, mild and a subtle flavored Awadhi biryani made with mix vegetables.
aloo matar in a white bowl placed on a cream colored doily
Moderate 30 mins

Aloo Matar Recipe | Aloo Mutter

This Aloo Matar is a simple, delicious, comforting curry recipe of potato and green peas in an onion, tomato, spice laden base. It makes for a healthy and comforting meal when paired with Indian breads or steamed rice.
paneer lababdar recipe
Moderate 40 mins

Paneer Lababdar

Paneer Lababdar is an easy-to-prepare, restaurant-style curry of paneer (cottage cheese cubes) in a creamy, mildly tangy and faintly sweet gravy. This vegetarian Paneer Lababdar recipe is also naturally gluten-free.
moong dal in a white bowl
Moderate 35 mins

Moong Dal Recipe | Moong Dal Fry and Tadka

Moong Dal are delicious, healthy and protein rich dishes made from hulled and split mung beans or yellow moong dal. Here I share two different recipes that include these tasty lentils – Moong Dal Tadka and Moong Dal Fry.
kadai mushroom garnished with coriander leaves, ginger julienne and served in a steel kadai on a white napkin on a dark ebony colored board
Easy 30 mins

Kadai Mushroom

Kadai mushroom is a delicious dish of sautéed button mushrooms, onions and bell peppers in a semi-dry gravy of spiced and tangy tomato sauce.
aloo gobi in a white bowl on a white board
Easy 1 hr

Aloo Gobi (2 Ways)

Aloo gobi is a comforting, delicious North Indian dish made with potatoes and cauliflower. Here I share two unique but equally tasty aloo gobi recipes: A creamy restaurant style version, and a simple home style dry variation.
paneer makhani recipe
Moderate 45 mins

Paneer Makhani

Paneer makhani is succulently cooked cottage cheese cubes in a smooth sauce of tomatoes and cream, which is lightly spiced with a hint of tang and sweetness.
kadhi topped with pakora and coriander leaves in a white bowl
Moderate 1 hr 10 mins

Kadhi Recipe (Punjabi Kadhi Pakora)

Kadhi is a popular North Indian dish of onion fritters dunked in a spiced yogurt sauce. Also known as Kadhi Pakora this dish is best relished with steamed rice.
veg makhanwala recipe, veg makhani recipe
1 hr 10 mins

Veg Makhanwala

Vegetable makhanwala is a creamy & rich tomato based gravy with mix vegetables.
Paneer Bhurji
Easy 20 mins

Paneer Bhurji (Punjabi Style Recipe)

Paneer Bhurji is a medley of onions, tomatoes, spices with scrambled cottage cheese. It is a popular North Indian breakfast recipe. This Paneer Bhurji Recipe is Punjabi Style and way it is made in my home.
veg kurma or korma in a white bowl on a dark green wooden tray
Moderate 45 mins

Veg Kurma (Hotel Style)

Absolutely flavorsome and delish is this Vegetable Kurma – a warming, spiced and complexly flavored curry from the Indian Cuisine made with nuts, seeds, spices and mix vegetables.
tomato pulao recipe
Moderate 50 mins

Tomato Pulao

Tomato pulao is a one pot delicious tangy spicy pilaf made with rice, tomatoes, mix veggies, herbs and spices.
dal bukhara with butter melted in center in white bowl
Moderate 10 hrs

Dal Bukhara Recipe

Dal Bukhara is a rich, creamy slow-cooked whole black gram (urad dal) recipe with with tomato puree, butter and cream. This recipe was made famous by ITC Maurya Hotel in Delhi.
chilli paneer, chilli paneer restaurant style
Moderate 30 mins

Chilli Paneer (Restaurant Style Recipe)

Chilli paneer is one of the popular recipe from the Indian Chinese cuisine. This chilli paneer gives restaurant style taste and flavor.
top shot of dry gobi manchurian served a white plate with chopsticks
Moderate 1 hr

Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Manchurian is a popular Indo Chinese starter or snack of batter coated and pan fried crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy, umami, savory, sauce made with alliums, herbs, spices, soy sauce and tomato ketchup.
manchurian or veg manchurian recipe
Moderate 1 hr

Manchurian Recipe | Veg Manchurian

Veg Manchurian is a tasty Indo Chinese dish of fried veg manchurian balls in a spicy, sweet and tangy sauce. This delicious veg manchurian recipe is with a sauce or gravy. A vegan recipe.
chilli gobi
1 hr

Chilli Gobi

Chilli gobi is a popular starter or snack recipe from the indo Chinese cuisine. A fusion dish, chilli gobi is crispy, spicy, slightly sweet and sour tasting. The cauliflower florets are batter coated, deep fried and then mixed with stir-fried spring onions (scallions), capsicum (green bell pepper), sauces, salt and pepper. 
schezwan fried rice in a black and white triangular bowl with bamboo chopsticks at the side
Easy 40 mins

Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezwan fried rice is a zesty, hearty vegetarian stir-fry dish that features a bold and spicy homemade schezwan sauce. Loaded with vegetables, this easy recipe is simple to make from scratch using wholesome ingredients.
fried rice in an oval ceramic bowl with wooden chopsticks on a slate black board
Moderate 45 mins

Fried Rice Recipe

This classic Chinese fried rice recipe is loaded with fresh mixed veggies and aromatic spices for an incredibly hearty, flavorful vegan veg fried rice.

Sweets and Desserts

sheer khurma garnished with some saffron strands and rose petals in a white bowl
Moderate 30 mins

Sheer Khurma Recipe

Sheer khurma is a rich creamy pudding made with vermicelli, milk, dates, nuts, dry fruits, sugar and ghee. 'Sheer' means milk and 'khurma' refers to dates in Persian language.
shahi tukda in a white oblong serving plate with a bowl of homemade rabri
Moderate 1 hr 30 mins

Shahi Tukda Recipe (Shahi Tukra)

Shahi tukda is a rich, royal Mughlai dessert of fried sugar syrup coated bread topped and soaked with fragrant creamy sweet thickened milk or rabri and garnished with dry fruits.
meethi seviyan recipe, sweet vermicelli recipe, dry seviyan recipe
25 mins

Meethi Seviyan

Meethi seviyan is a sweet dessert made from whole wheat vermicelli, ghee, milk, sugar and dry fruits.
closeup shot of malpua with rabdi served in a oval plate
Moderate 1 hr

Malpua Recipe

Malpua is a popular Indian sweet of fried fluffy pancakes dipped in sugar syrup and served with rabdi or sweetened thickened milk.
closeup overhead shot of phirni with pistachios and almond slivers garnish on glass bowl on black board
Easy 30 mins

Phirni Recipe | Firni

Phirni is a classic creamy slow-cooked sweet pudding made with ground rice, sugar, milk, almonds, saffron and cardamom powder. It is a popular North Indian sweet made during festive occasions.
rice kheer recipe
Easy 50 mins

Kheer Recipe | Rice Kheer

Rice kheer recipe is a popular Indian sweet dessert made with basmati rice, whole milk, nuts and saffron. It is easy to make and is made with a one pan or one pot method. Rice kheer is basically Indian rice pudding and makes for a creamy delicious pudding. 
dry fruit ladoo placed on a white plate on a yellow napkin
Easy 20 mins

Dry fruits Laddu

Easy Dry fruits laddu recipe without any added sugar or fats like ghee or oil. Packed with nutrients, good fats and fibre, these energy balls are made with dates, figs and various nuts. Dry fruit laddu recipe gets done quickly and comes together under 20 minutes.
top shot of rabdi in red bowl with nuts and a light sprinkle of saffron powder from top
Moderate 1 hr 20 mins

Rabdi Recipe | Rabri Recipe

Rabdi or rabri is a classic, traditional Indian sweet of thickened sweetened milk filled with layers of clotted cream (malai). It is also known as lachha rabdi in Hindi language.
seviyan kheer served in a glass bowl
Easy 20 mins

Seviyan Kheer | Vermicelli Kheer

This creamy seviyan kheer is a North Indian sweet made with wheat vermicelli, milk, sugar, dry fruits and flavored with spices. This incredibly easy recipe of semiya kheer comes together in 20 minutes and makes for an excellent dessert or sweet.
suji halwa recipe
Easy 15 mins

Suji ka Halwa | Sheera Recipe

Suji ka halwa or Sheera is a classic Indian semolina pudding made with sugar, ghee and dry fruits. The recipe I have shared is a family heirloom recipe. We have been making this suji halwa recipe for decades during family get togethers, special occasions & festivals. The sooji halwa recipe can be easily halved, doubled or tripled.
atta ladoo recipe, wheat ladoo recipe
15 mins

Atta Ladoo

These wheat ladoo make for a good sweet snack for kids as well as for the whole family.  easy and quick to prepare delicious ladoo made with whole wheat flour, sugar and ghee.
gulab jamun served in a white bowl
Easy 45 mins

Gulab Jamun

Delicious gulab jamun recipe made with khoya (mawa) and paneer in the traditional way.
top shot of aamras in glass bowl with a few saffron strands on top on a green wooden tray
Easy 15 mins

Aamras Recipe

Aamras is a popular and traditional mango delicacy from the Western Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Enjoy it as it is or with poori (Indian fried bread).
apple halwa recipe
Moderate 45 mins

Apple Halwa

Apple halwa recipe made with apples, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Apple halwa is a delicious halwa that is easy to make. This apple halwa does not use sooji (rava), milk, khoya or milk powder. Just apples, sugar (optional) and ghee. Flavorings and nuts of your choice can be added to the halwa. 
mysore pak recipe
Difficult 25 mins

Mysore Pak

Mysore pak is a popular and super delicious Indian sweet from the city of mysore. Mysore pak is made with gram flour, ghee and sugar. 
badam halwa recipe, badam ka halwa recipe
Moderate 1 hr 5 mins

Badam Halwa

Badam ka halwa is a rich, luxuruous and popular South Indian style delicious halwa made with blanched almonds, ghee and sugar. This recipe gives you one of best almond halwa that you can make.
jalebi in a basket
Moderate 15 hrs 45 mins

Jalebi Recipe

Jalebi are funnel-cake style fried spirals that are doused in a sweet sugar syrup for a delightful treat. This homemade jalebi recipe makes for crispy, crunchy, syrupy, juicy jalebi and is traditional method.
malai kulfi recipe, matka kulfi recipe
40 mins

malai kulfi

This is an easy and delicious kesar pista malai kulfi made without condensed milk or khoya (mawa).
mango ice cream scoops in an ice cream bowl topped with a red cherry on a wooden tray
Easy 20 mins

Mango Ice Cream

Easy to prepare one bowl Mango Ice Cream made with condensed milk. This is a three ingredient recipe – mangoes, cream and sweetened condensed milk. No ice cream maker required.
besan ke laddu, besan ladoo
Moderate 30 mins

Besan Ladoo (Besan ke Laddu)

Besan Ladoo or Besan ke Laddu is a popular Indian sweet made during festivals. These are round sweet balls made with gram flour a.k.a besan, powdered sugar and clarified butter (ghee).
moong dal halwa recipe
7 hrs

Moong Dal Halwa

Moong dal halwa is an addictive and delicious halwa variety made from mung lentils.
sliced kulfi with a spoon on a white plate
Moderate 35 mins

Kulfi Recipe (Kulfi Ice Cream)

Denser and creamier than ice cream, Kulfi is a traditional Indian sweet that comes in myriad exotic flavors. This simple kulfi recipe is made with khoya, and only takes a few minutes to put together.
mango kulfi sliced and whole on a white plate with a text layover with a steel spoon
Easy 15 mins

Mango Kulfi (Quick, No Cook Recipe)

Quick, easy and a cheat's version of making delicious Mango Kulfi with milk, sweetened condensed milk, cream and mangoes.

Suhoor Recipes

aloo paratha folded and placed on a green ceramic plate on a dark bluish board. sides of butter cubes
Moderate 50 mins

Aloo Paratha Recipe (Aloo ka Paratha)

Punjabi aloo paratha is a popular Indian breakfast of unleavened whole wheat flatbread stuffed with a spiced potato stuffing. Learn to make these flavorful and tasty aloo paratha with my tried and tested family recipe.
mooli paratha recipe, radish paratha recipe
Moderate 1 hr

Mooli Paratha

Punjabi mooli ka paratha is a popular whole wheat flatbread stuffed with spiced grated radish. Make these radish stuffed flatbreads for breakfast or lunch for a satisfying and filling meal.
masala rice served in a bowl
Moderate 20 mins

Masala Rice

Masala Rice or spiced rice is a medium spicy dish made with leftover rice, onions, tomatoes, spices and herbs. Makes for a hearty meal with some raita or salad.
aloo puri recipe
1 hr 15 mins

Aloo Puri

This aloo puri is a traditional Punjabi spiced potato curry served with pooris.
overhead shot of gobi paratha in a white plate topped with two green chillies at the side
Moderate 50 mins

Gobi Paratha

Cauliflower paratha is unleavened whole wheat flatbread stuffed with a spiced grated cauliflower filling. Gobi paratha is often made for breakfast in Punjabi homes as well as served in restaurants and Punjabi dhabas.
gajar matar recipe
Moderate 30 mins

Gajar Matar ki Sabji

This gajar matar sabzi is a delicious dish of dry sauted carrots and fresh green peas.
folded paneer paratha on top of a paneer paratha on a white plate
Moderate 45 mins

Paneer Paratha

Paneer paratha is a popular North Indian flatbread made with whole wheat flour dough and stuffed with savory, spiced, grated paneer (Indian cottage cheese) stuffing. Paneer paratha is one of the most popular stuffed paratha varieties from Punjab and usually made for breakfast.
veg keema served in a bowl
Moderate 30 mins

Veg Keeema Recipe

Vegetable Keema is an easy, delicious Indian recipe made with minced vegetables, spices and herbs. Keema or kheema is a Hindi word for 'mince.'
bhindi do pyaza in a white bowl on a golden polka dotted white napkin
Moderate 35 mins

Bhindi Do Pyaza

Bhindi Do Pyaza is a North Indian dish made from Okra with double the amount of Onions. Try this Bhindi Do Pyaza recipe for a vegan and gluten-free side dish that you will like.
whole wheat pita bread stacked with 2 pita bread in the background placed on a white cotton napkin
Moderate 2 hrs

Pita Bread

This whole wheat pita bread is soft, moist, light and has their trademark pockets.
gajar matar recipe
Moderate 30 mins

Gajar Matar ki Sabji

This gajar matar sabzi is a delicious dish of dry sauted carrots and fresh green peas.
Aloo Beans Recipe, Aloo Beans Ki Sabzi Recipe, Beans Aloo Recipe
Moderate 35 mins

Beans Recipe (Aloo Beans)

Aloo Beans Recipe is a spiced, flavorful, tangy and tasty Punjabi style dish made with french beans and potatoes. Super easy to make and quick, this beans recipe is made with minimum ingredients and yet tastes very good.
two onion paratha placed in a square white plate
Easy 50 mins

Onion Paratha

Onion Paratha are delicious whole wheat flatbreads stuffed with flavorful onions, spicy green chillies and savory spices. Also known as pyaz paratha, this tasty paratha variant is made in many Punjabi homes for breakfast. Make this delish paratha with my family recipe!
overnight oats recipe
Easy 5 mins

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats is a no-cook recipe method of quick-cooking oats or rolled oats soaked overnight in water, milk or yogurt. Later topped with fruits and dry fruits and then served.
top shot of cooked and folded besan chillas on red plate with fresh herbs garnished on top
Easy 30 mins

Besan Chilla Recipe (Savory Gram Flour Pancakes)

Besan Chilla or besan cheela is a savory Indian pancake recipe made with gram flour (besan), onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices. You can add your favorite grated vegetables to make these more nutritious, and serve as a quick breakfast, brunch, or even as a late-night snack.
banana milkshake in a glass with a light sprinkle of ground cinnamon on a dark brown table with a cream jute napkin by side
Easy 10 mins

Banana Milkshake Recipe

This banana milkshake recipe includes sweet bananas and coconut milk for a rich and creamy consistency that everyone (especially kids) will love. Plus we add a bit of vanilla and cinnamon for an extra delicious drink.
avocado toast in a white tray on a green board
Easy 15 mins

Avocado Toast

An easy, simple and flavorful Avocado toast recipe that makes for a quick, healthy, and satisfying breakfast or snack. Add a bit of flair and make vegan avocado toast with garlic bread for an extra flavorful version that's great to load up with your favorite savory toppings.
guacamole sandwich recipe
Easy 25 mins

Avocado Sandwich | Guacamole Sandwich

Easy, filling, tasty and hearty avocado sandwich made with a guacamole filling of ripe avocado, onions, herbs and spices.
potato salad topped with parsley, specks of paprika served in a cream enamel plate
Easy 30 mins

Potato Salad

An easy classic American potato salad recipe that tastes delicious and is too good. Made with a creamy mayonnaise dressing with mildly sweet, tangy and pungent notes.
eggless pancake recipe, easy pancake recipe, best pancake recipe, fluffy pancake recipe
Easy 15 mins

Eggless Pancakes

These whole wheat pancake are fluffy, light and soft. These best pancakes are made with whole wheat flour and without eggs. 
masala chai in white cup on brown board
Easy 10 mins

Masala Chai | Masala Tea (Indian Spiced Milk Tea)

Masala Chai or Masala Tea is an Indian spiced tea made with whole spices, water, black tea and milk. A perfect drink for your breakfast or evening time.
dry fruits milkshake recipe in a glass on a marbled surface
Easy 35 mins

Dry Fruit Milkshake Recipe

Healthy, refreshing, and energy-boosting, this dry fruit milkshake recipe is the perfect beverage to give you a quick boost throughout the day! It includes dried fruits, nuts, and plant-based milk making it a great gluten-free and vegan option.
overhead shot of tropical fruit salad in a white bowl with a blue rim
Easy 15 mins

Fruit Salad

Juicy, sweet, healthy and delicious, this tropical Fruit Salad is sure to become part of your regular summer recipe repertoire. Quick to prepare, easy to digest and packed with nutrients, fruit salads are perfect for any season.
sprouts salad in a white plate with a lemon wedge in the center and a spoon at the side
Moderate 20 mins

Sprouts Salad (Sprouted Moong Salad)

Sprouts Salad is an easy, tasty, healthy, protein packed salad recipe made with moong bean sprouts, veggies, herbs and spices.
avocado salad served in a wooden bowl on a grey jute mat on a small round wooden board
Easy 15 mins

Avocado Salad

Avocado salad recipe with onions, lemons and a tangy lemon dressing. Vegan and gluten-free recipe.
russian salad recipe
Moderate 20 mins

Russian Salad

Russian salad is an easy, healthy, wholesome salad made with peas, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, french beans and eggless mayonnaise. It makes for a delicious side dish or a nutritious snack.
vegetable salad topped with crumbled feta and parsley with a spoon in a white bowl
Easy 15 mins

Vegetable Salad Recipe

This vegetable salad is a healthy and delicious summer salad made with fresh raw veggies, avocado, nuts, seeds, herbs and feta in a light vinaigrette dressing.
Easy 10 mins

Apple Salad Recipe

This easy, creamy apple salad recipe is a wonderful side for any gathering. It is sweet, crunchy and perfect on any buffet table. It is naturally gluten free and perfectly kid-friendly.
banana smoothie in a glass topped with toasted seeds with a bunch of bananas placed at the side
Easy 10 mins

Banana Smoothie

Banana smoothies are wonderfully healthy and delicious to enjoy for breakfast or as a snack. This is a healthy, delicious and filling smoothie made with ripe bananas, coconut milk and flavored with ground cinnamon.

This Iftar Recipes collection post from the archives first published in July 2012 has been republished and updated on 30 April 2022.

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