indian vegetarian recipes | collection of 60 best indian vegetable recipes

Collection of top 60 Indian vegetable recipes posted on the blog. Its a good practice to include vegetables, Salads and Fresh fruits in your diet. Veggies are especially important for growing up kids who need a healthy diet. Its also important that they are introduced to different veggies because at a tender age our food habits are formed.

Try making these delicious vegetarian recipes at home. although in this list, I have shared popular Indian vegetarian recipes from the blog. But I have taken care to include different veggies in the collection to give you many options to choose from. Hope this is helpful to you all.

indian vegetable recipes, veggie recipes

If you want to check vegetarian recipes posted with a particular veggie then you can check these collections:

  1. Aloo recipes (potato)
  2. Beetroot recipes
  3. Baingan recipes (aubergine or brinjal)
  4. Bhindi recipes (okra or lady finger)
  5. Cabbage recipes (patta gobhi)
  6. Capsicum recipes (bell pepper or shimla mirch)
  7. Gobi recipes (cauliflower)
  8. Matar recipes (green peas)
  9. Methi recipes (fenugreek leaves)
  10. Palak recipes (spinach)
  11. Tomato recipes (i know its not a veggie !!!)

Mushroom is not a veggie But I thought of mentioning about them in this collection. As mushrooms are getting very popular among veg food lovers. So you can also have a look at popular Mushroom recipes like:

Top 60 Indian vegetable recipes

1. Bhindi masala recipe – easy to make and lightly spiced North Indian dry curry made with okra. Goes well with soft phulkas or chapatis. You can also check this Bhindi masala gravy version.

veggie recipes

2. Aloo matar recipe – a simple and home style recipe of Punjabi peas and potatoes curry. Best taste with fresh peas though you can even use frozen peas. You can also check this Dry aloo matar and Matar paneer recipe.

veggie recipes

3. Punjabi dum aloo recipe – this dum aloo recipe has a tang from tangy tomatoes and a sweet hint from onions and cashews. In combination with the usual Indian spices, what you get is a creamy and delicately spiced & flavored dum aloo. There are few more variations of making dum aloo recipes. E.g.

  1. Bengali dum aloo which is very simple and lightly spiced.
  2. Banarasi dum aloo (no onion no garlic version).
  3. Dum aloo recipe (restaurant style)

veggie recipes

4. Veg kurma recipe – South Indian hotel style kurma recipe made with mixed veggies, coconut and spices. Korma or kurma is a gravy based dish and is served with chapatis, pooris or steamed rice. There are different ways of making a kurma gravy. Few such variations are:

veggie recipes

5. Lauki kofta recipe – a light tomato based curry dunked with koftas made from bottle gourd (lauki or ghia). goes well with rotis, Butter naan or basmati rice. Few more Lauki recipes you can make are:

lauki kofta recipe

6. Aloo gobi gravy recipe – the classic aloo gobi in an onion and tomato based sauce simmered with spices. Dhaba style recipe. This Aloo gobi has a gravy. there are many variations of making aloo gobi recipe all over India. Few such variations which you can make at times are:

  1. Aloo gobi recipe (dry aloo gobi sabzi)
  2. Aloo gobi masala (restaurant style)
  3. Aloo phulkopir dalna recipe (potato cauliflower curry from the Bengali cuisine)
  4. Flower batata rassa recipe (Maharashtrian style aloo gobi curry recipe)
  5. Aloo gobi matar recipe (another variation where green peas are added)
  6. Aloo gobi methi tuk recipe (easy sindhi recipe where fenugreek leaves are added)

gobi masala recipe

7. Baingan bharta recipe – simple Punjabi style baingan bharta recipe made without the use of many masalas and spices. we simply love this recipe in its simplicity and taste. You can also check this popular maharastrian stuffed brinjals dish called as Bharli vangi recipe.

veggie recipes

8. Stuffed capsicum recipe – green bell peppers stuffed with spiced potatoes. Sometimes I also add green peas to the potato stuffing. This dish also makes for a good tiffin box lunch. Stuffed vegetable dishes are quite popular in India. Few such recipes are:

veggie recipes

9. Veg kadai recipe – restaurant style Punjabi vegetable kadai gravy recipe. Making the veg kadai takes some more time than preparing Kadai paneer as the veggies need to be cooked. But the results are too good and delicious. Other mix vegetable curry recipes you can make are:

veggie recipes

10. Aloo palak recipe – delicious dish of potatoes in a smooth spinach sauce. Goes well with rotis, rice, Naan or Paratha. this aloo palak recipe is similar to the way I make Palak paneer. the potatoes are boiled first and then added towards the end.

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11. Bagara baingan recipe – a popular and delicious dish made with small aubergines (brinjal). This brinjal curry goes very well with biryani varieties or rotis or rice. It is often made to serve as a side dish with biryani.

bagara baingan recipe

12. Mix veg recipe – simple, homely and tasty recipe of mix vegetables made in North Indian Punjabi style. the best part of this mix veg curry recipe is that you can use spare veggies that are in your kitchen and make a one pot tasty mix veg gravy.

mix veg recipe

13. Bhindi fry recipe – easy & spiced bhindi fry North Indian style recipe. In this recipe, everything is cooked together in one pan. The slightly caramelized taste of the onions and the tang of the tomatoes goes very well with the few okra pieces that get golden & crisp.

Punjabi bhindi fry recipe

14. Gobi manchurian recipe – gobi manchurian gravy Is a popular Indo Chinese recipe. This recipe of cauliflower manchurian is super delicious and tasty. You simply can’t stop eating it. I have also shared recipe of Dry gobi manchurian.

gobi manchurian recipe

15. Palak paneer recipe – soft paneer cubes cooked in smooth spinach curry. This palak paneer is one of the most popular paneer recipe on the blog. Few more similar Indian vegetarian recipes made with greens and paneer combo are:

palak paneer recipe

16. Aloo methi recipe – delicious Punjabi aloo methi recipe made with minimal ingredients and a family recipe. It has a lot of flavor and bitterness of methi (fenugreek) leaves combined with the earthy flavor and taste of potatoes. It is less spiced and a dry vegetable sabzi.

aloo methi recipe

17. Green peas masala – creamy and delicious green peas masala gravy. No onion no garlic recipe. this peas masala recipe does not use butter or cream like most of the restaurant style recipes I have posted. Cashews and milk powder are added to make this gravy creamy, smooth and slightly sweet. If you want to make dry version then you can make this Matar sabzi recipe.

matar masala recipe

18. Kovakkai fry recipe (tendli fry) – simple and easy home style kovakkai fry best served as a side dish with chapatis or with Curd rice and dal-rice. Kovakkai fry also goes well in tiffin box paired with some soft phulkas or rotis. Kovakkai is also known as tendli Or tindora Or ivy gourd. i have shared a few more Recipes made with kovakkai or tindora:

tindora fry recipe

19. Drumstick coconut curry – this delicious curry also called as Shengya chi kodi Is a coconut based curry made with drumsticks. The drumsticks that I refer are the pods of the plant Moringa oleifera. These are also called as Saijan ki phalli in hindi. Few more recipes where you can use drumsticks are:

Goan drumstick curry recipe

20. Potato curry recipe – a simple homely curry with potatoes. this potato curry recipe is also one of those recipes that you can make in a hurry after a tired day’s work or when have no veggies or lentils in your kitchen. if you want to make potato curry recipe then few more options you have are:

potato curry recipe

21. Bitter gourd fry recipe – this karela sabzi is an easy and quick dish. This is a North Indian style karela sabzi recipe as I have used the spices which are generally used in North Indian cooking. Another recipe I make with karela is this Punjabi style karela sabji.

karela stir fry recipe

22. Methi matar malai – popular Punjabi North Indian curry made with green peas, fenugreek leaves and cream (malai).

methi matar malai recipe

23. Gutti vankaya recipe – stuffed brinjal curry from the Andhra cuisine. the stuffing is made from a mix of desiccated coconut, peanuts and spices, which is ground finely. Small tender brinjals are stuffed with this ground masala and then cooked. Another similar recipe is this Badanekayi ennegayi recipe. gutti vankaya kura tastes best with Jowar roti or Bajra roti or chapatis. The curry also tastes good with steamed rice.

gutti vankaya kura recipe

24. Aloo rasedar gravy – spiced, thin potato curry made with tomatoes, ginger & spices. no onion no garlic recipe from Uttar Pradesh cuisine. Best served with Matar kachoriPoori or Luchi.

aloo rasedar recipe

25. Veg kofta recipe – delicious and creamy restaurant style mix veg kofta gravy recipe. This veg kofta recipe is similar to the Malai kofta recipe i have shared on blog. It is a rich gravy so best meant for special occasions or for an indulgent weekend lunch or dinner. other popular kofta variations are:

veg kofta curry recipe

26. Cabbage fry recipe – cabbage thoran or cabbage fry is a dry vegetable dish made in Kerala cuisine. Thoran is basically finely chopped or grated vegetables cooked with shallots, chilies, fresh grated coconut and spices.

cabbage thoran recipe

27. Vangi bath (Karnataka style) – delicious recipe of spiced brinjal rice from the Karnataka cuisine. Vangi means, brinjal, baingan, aubergines or eggplant. Bhath or baath means rice.

vangi bhath recipe

28. Kaddu ki sabzi recipe – easy and delicious pumpkin recipe that can be made on regular days and also during Navratri or Ekadashi fasting. this kaddu or pumpkin sabzi is a favorite at home. kaddu ki sabzi Is also known as petha sabzi. 

kaddu ki sabzi recipe

29. Aloo gajar matar – quick and easy dry curry made with potatoes, carrots and peas. No onion no garlic recipe.

aloo gajar matar recipe

30. Beetroot rice recipe – easy lunch idea recipe of beetroot rice or beetroot pulao. This beetroot pulao is slightly spicy with the sweetness of beetroot coming through in the spiced rice. Kind of a complex flavored dish. The recipe can be made quickly in a pressure cooker.

beetroot pulao recipe

31. Kashmiri dum aloo – baby potatoes in a spicy vibrant curd based gravy. A recipe from the Kashmiri cuisine. Served with steamed rice.

Kashmiri dum aloo recipe

32. Vegetable stew recipe – easy to make lightly spiced, delicate and aromatic stew with mixed vegetables, coconut milk and spices. A popular stew from the Kerala cuisine. You can serve vegetable stew with Appam or steamed Basmati rice.

vegetable stew recipe

33. Aloo beans recipe – spiced and tasty french beans and potatoes stir fry made in Punjabi style. This easy and quick to prepare Punjabi recipe is made with minimum ingredients and yet taste very good..

Aloo Beans Recipe

34. Brinjal fry recipe – crispy and delicious pan fried brinjal slices. These brinjal slices have nice sweetish tones and soft in texture from within and crisp from outside.

brinjal fry recipe

35. Potato fry recipe – simple, easy and tasty recipe of potato fry. Aloo fry is one of those dishes that you can easily prepare for a quick lunch or dinner option.

aloo fry recipe

36. Cauliflower curry recipe – healthy and delicious cauliflower curry that goes very well with chapatis or parathas. this cauliflower curry is also one of those curry recipes I make at times. Sometimes I also add peas or potatoes in it.

gobi curry recipe

37. Aloo capsicum – stir fried spiced potatoes with green bell peppers. serve with rotis, parathas or bread. If you want to check some more capsicum recipes, check this link -> 25 capsicum recipes

aloo capsicum recipe, aloo shimla mirch recipe

38. Brinjal masala recipe – one of the special recipes that I make with brinjal is this baingan masala. this Hyderabadi style delicious brinjal curry goes very well with chapatis or bajra bhakri or jowar bhakri or Veg biryani or Vegetable pulao or Cumin rice.

baingan masala recipe

39. Sarson ka saag– this very popular Punjabi recipe is a winter staple in north India. Sarson ka saag is made with 5 green leafy vegetables. They are mustard, bathua (also known as chenopodium in english), spinach, radish and fenugreek. Saag is best served with Makki di roti.

sarson ka saag recipe

40. Gobi recipe – creamy delicious and lightly spiced gobi masala made restaurant style. this cauliflower curry recipe is easy and simple to make and goes very well with rotis, naan, tandoori rotis or just plain steamed rice.

gobi masala recipe

41. Jeera aloo – one of the easiest and simplest recipe made with potatoes and cumin. You can serve it with rotis or pooris.

jeera aloo recipe

42. Dal palak recipe – this delicious spinach dal recipe is a very simple and easy one and won’t take much of your time. Also this dal palak recipe Is made without onion and garlic.

palak dal recipe

43. Gobi 65 – spicy starter snack of fried cauliflower florets. this is a dry version of gobi 65 and does not include sauces like soy sauce or tomato sauce. Other popular variations are:

gobi 65 recipe

44. Palak corn recipe – a mild and lightly spiced curry made with spinach and sweet corn.

palak corn recipe

45. Veg paratha recipe – soft, healthy and delicious whole wheat parathas made with mix vegetables. You can add your choice of veggies. Few more Flat breads or parathas you can make with veggies are:

vegetable paratha recipe

46. Chilli baby corn recipe – quick recipe of a Goan style chilli baby corn. The recipe is slightly spicy. The sweetness of the baby corn accompanies the heat of the green chilies, the sweetness of the onions & capsicum and the aroma of the spices very well in this recipe. For more such recipes you can check this collection of 12 baby corn recipes.

Goan style chilli baby corn fry recipe

47. Matar mushroom recipe – a semi dry delicious vegetable dish made with peas and mushroom. If you want to make gravy version then you can check this recipe of Mushroom peas curry made in South Indian style.

matar mushroom recipe

48. Capsicum masala recipe – delicious Hyderabadi style curry made with capsicum or bell peppers. Good side gravy dish with chapatis or parathas.

capsicum curry recipe

49. Mooli ki sabzi recipe – spiced stir fried radish with carom seeds and cooked in mustard oil. if you don’t like mooli, then you must try this mooli bhurji. You will forget your animosity with mooli. Other recipes you can make with radish are:

mooli ki bhurji recipe

50. Vazhakkai poriyal recipe – easy and tasty South Indian recipe of raw banana dry curry or vazhakkai poriyal. a no onion no garlic recipe. Few more Raw banana recipes on the blog are:

raw banana poriyal recipe

51. Dry arbi recipe – crisp, fried and tasty spiced arbi recipe. the sukhi arbi can also be made for fasting days. Few more recipes you can Make with arbi are:

  1. Arbi tikki
  2. Arbi masala
  3. Dahi wali arbi
  4. Arbi roast recipe

sukhi arbi recipe

52. Veg kuzhambu recipe – spiced and tangy kuzhambu gravy made with mix vegetables. few other kuzhambu varieties which are posted on blog are:

  1. Mor kulambu
  2. Vathal kuzhambu
  3. Poritha kuzhambu
  4. Ennai kathirikai kulambu
  5. Vendhaya mor kuzhambu

veg kuzhambu recipe

53. Yam fry recipe – a simple stir fry dish made with yam, spices, coconut without addition of onions, garlic and ginger. Apart from serving elephant yam fry as a side dish, it also goes well with chapatis. Makes for a nice tiffin box lunch. Few more veg recipes you can make with yam are:

yam stir fry recipe

54. Beans poriyal recipe – a quick and tasty South Indian side dish made with french beans, spices and coconut.

french beans poriyal recipe

55. Kathal recipe – home style delicious curry made with raw jackfruit or kathal. Its one of those curries that have a homely feeling and taste. Few more recipes you can make with kathal are:

kathal masala

56. Kurkuri bhindi recipe – spicy, tasty and crispy okra recipe. It is one of the best side dish you can make with bhindi.

kurkuri bhindi recipe

57. Undhiyu recipe – this is an easy and super delicious undhiyu recipe that does not take much time. Undhiyu is a one pot vegetable casserole dish that is the hallmark of Gujarati vegetarian cuisine.

Gujarati undhiyu recipe

58. Pav bhaji recipe – pav bhaji is a popular Street food from Mumbai consisting of spiced smooth mashed mix vegetables, served with lightly toasted buttered bread or pav.

pav bhaji recipe

59. Sambar recipe – an easy and quick recipe to make vegetable sambar using pressure cooker. In sambar various vegetables are added. Either you can make sambar with a mix of veggies or use only one vegetable. Usually I add vegetables like pumpkin, carrots, drumsticks, green beans, okra, potatoes, brinjals, snake gourd and onions. Few more popular sambar recipes are:

sambar recipe

60. Hara bhara kabab – kabab made from spinach, peas and potatoes. Nutritious as well as delicious. an easy finger food that can be served as a brunch or also as a starter. One which is light and not heavy. Other popular variations of kabab are:

hara bhara kabab

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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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  1. I made hara bhara kabab and it turned out great.

    • thanks arti for sharing this positive feedback on hara bhara kabab. glad to know.

  2. mam,
    really, awesome & tempting your all recipes are.. well presented….easy to see & refer……
    for my any party..kitty or family get together… before food item to decide.. mostly i go through your this site & then plan it out…always

    thank you very much…

    • thanks a lot sarita. glad to read your comment. thanks again and happy cooking.

  3. I am really impressed and have been using this receipes on daily basis and on some grand occasions to, this receipes are vibrant and delicious, look forward for more

    • thanks a lot ashish ????

  4. Dear Amit

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the recipes, your easy to follow, detailed recipes have given us amateurs the confidence to be able to make some delicious meals.

    You have given me the opportunity to learn recipes from yester years. Any compliments we get are all yours in reality and I Thank you once again.

    • thank you alpa for this lovely encouraging comment. i am glad that the recipes are able to help you cook delicious meals. thanks again and happy cooking.

    • Absolutely a wonderful array of recipes…

      Thank you so much ????

  5. Hello Ma’am,

    Everytime I think of something to make at home the first thing I do is to check if the recipe is there on vegrecipesofindia. And it always usually is.
    Everyone thinks I’m a great cook, little do they know I am only following your wonderful recipes. All made with locally available ingredients and so easy!
    My husband and my favourites include the paneer bhurji and the banana bread. Yummy! My husband waits for bananas to ripen and then urges me to make your recipe of atta banana bread.
    I just want to say thank you so much for your wonderful work. I cannot fathom how much effort goes into recipe development and updating everything on the blog but you’re doing a wonderful job. I have sent links of so many recipes to people who have enjoyed the food I make and urged them to make it too.

    Once again thank you. You make me believe that I can cook!

    • thats such a beautiful and lovely comment from you, neha. thank you very much. i do feel inspired and encouraged when i get comments and feedback like yours. i also feel humbled. what you said is right regarding updating everything on blog. its a lot of work. but i do it as i try to give the best to readers and fans of vegrecipesofindia. i have many recipes that need a face lift and have been published many years ago. so slowly and gradually updating them with better pics and content. thanks again neha and stay blessed. all the best to you for your future.

  6. I really enjoyed to see the different different recipes. In recent past, I cooked Paneer Pokora from your menu and found very tasty and easy to prepare. In fact, I do not know ABC of recipes. My age is 57 years and staying alone without my wife. Hence, I decided to learn as to how to prepare different different receips. Thanx a lot to you.

    • Welcome DIPAK KUMAR DAS. Good to know that recipes are helping you to learn different recipes. Feel free to ask any query on recipes posted.

  7. all recipes are amazing


    • welcome muhammad. glad to know this.

  9. Love all ur recipes 🙂 So detailed and nicely explained ! God bless

    • thank you amrita 🙂

  10. HellI dear
    We can’t see the new recipes easily…like the previous format…where the new recipes were posted on the top most….please help…
    Thank you

    • ankita, the new recipes are posted on the front page after the collections get over. you will see pista ice cream and sooji khichdi as the new recipes posted recently.

  11. Can I bake cake in combination mode. Like micro +convection mode… . What are the uses of combination cooking.

    • jaya, avoid cakes to be baked in combination mode. baked goods are best done in the convection mode only. i have never used combination mode for any recipe, so cannot say what are its uses.

  12. Its really yummy recipe i love it????

    • thanks shalini 🙂 for positive feedback.

  13. Wow yummy?

    • thank you

  14. very nice recipe. love to try new recipes ….

    • thank you saba 🙂