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It’s not all lamb Rogan josh and chicken Vindaloo on the Indian rostrum, try these tasty, traditional vegetarian recipes. They could be straight from the streets of India.
While we love a juicy, uncious, meaty curry at delicious, it’s not all meat on the Indian menu. A large percentage of India is in fact vegetarian, especially in Western and Southern India, eating dishes comprised of lentils, aubergine or cauliflower. Want to recreate a traditional vegetarian banquet fit for Indian royalty try this selection of recipes.
A warming and spicy vegetarian dish for those of you on a budget.
TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss's saffron rice recipe ensures fluffy, scented rice every time.
This is a quick version of the classic Indian recipe, Biryani rice. Serve it as an accompaniment to a curry or Goan-style stuffed mackerel.
Cauliflower and coconut complement each other well in this speedy veggie supper that proves you don't have to sacrifice taste if you give up meat.
This divine veggie curry contains paneer, a soft, mild Indian cheese.
This Indian dish of Bund Gobi aur mattar subzi, or cabbage and green peas, is so simple to make and is suitable for vegetarians.
This vegetarian Indian recipe made with coconut milk is a light and easy curry to prepare.
Palak paneer, or spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese, makes a wonderful veggie starter.
No curry feast would be the same without Poories – a traditional Indian-style bread. Making this bread recipe can get messy, but also loads of fun.
This easy Indian soup recipe is a cinch to make - after a little preparation you can sit back and let your hob do the rest.
More Indian recipe inspiration
Celebrate the diversity of Indian food with our favourite vegatarian curries, including spiced cauliflower curry, pumpkin and peanut curry and a recipe for a basic curry sauce.
The UK's love affair with Indian cuisine shows no signs of abating. And why would it? Who can resist a spicy curry, comforting dhal, or fragrant chutney? Take a class and soon you'll be cooking authentic Indian quicker than you can say 'chapati'.
If anyone knows, Cyrus knows; he's proprietor and executive chef of the Café Spice Namasté Group, known for its innovative approach to Indian cuisine.
Biryani is an aromatic oven-baked, pilau-style Indian dish with meat or vegetables. It requires overnight marinating to achieve its wonderful flavour but it’s well worth it.
Whether you're craving a curry, dying for dhal or want to perfect your pilau, delicious. has Indian recipes you will love, as well as tips on how to cook authentic Indian and how to make a classic biryani.
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