Indian recipes for vegetarians

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.

Indian recipes for vegetarians

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.

Aubergine and red lentil curry

Aubergine and red lentil curry

A warming and spicy vegetarian dish for those of you on a budget.

Saffron rice

Saffron rice

TV presenter Jayne Middlemiss's saffron rice recipe ensures fluffy, scented rice every time.

Biryani-style rice

Biryani-style rice

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 dhal

Cauliflower and coconut dhal

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.

Split pea and vegetable curry

Split pea and vegetable curry

This divine veggie curry contains paneer, a soft, mild Indian cheese.

Bund Gobi aur mattar subzi, cabbage and green peas

Bund Gobi aur mattar subzi, cabbage and green peas

This Indian dish of Bund Gobi aur mattar subzi, or cabbage and green peas, is so simple to make and is suitable for vegetarians.

Vegetable curry

Vegetable curry

This vegetarian Indian recipe made with coconut milk is a light and easy curry to prepare.

Palak paneer, spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese

Palak paneer, spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese

Palak paneer, or spiced spinach with Indian cottage cheese, makes a wonderful veggie starter.

Poories

Poories

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.

Dhal soup with pumpkin

Dhal soup with pumpkin

This easy Indian soup recipe is a cinch to make - after a little preparation you can sit back and let your hob do the work.


More Indian recipe inspiration

Top 10 vegetarian curry recipes

Top 10 vegetarian curry recipes

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.

Indian cookery classes

Indian cookery classes

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'.

Cyrus Todiwala's Top Tips for authentic Indian cooking

Cyrus Todiwala's Top Tips for authentic Indian cooking

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.

How to make biryani

How to make biryani

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.

Authentic Indian

Authentic Indian

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.

 

Comments

Please register or sign-in to leave a comment. We’d love to hear what you think.

Sign in
Sign in

Forgot password ?

Why sign up?
Save recipes, enter exclusive competitions and upload you own recipes!

Register for free now
Sign up for our newsletter for the latest news, recipes and offers.
Baking
Baking
Healthy recipes
Healthy
Seasonal
Seasonal
Videos
Videos
Dinner parties
Dinner parties

Get delicious. news & recipes straight to your inbox
* indicates required
( mm / dd / yyyy )