Indian side dishes

No Indian feast is complete without the side dishes. In fact, many would argue that the sides are the best part of the meal. You’ll find plenty of classic Indian side dishes in our collection. We’re talking pakora, pilau rice, crisp onion bhajis and creamy dhals.

If you love pickles and chutneys, try fresh coriander chutney, or Romy Gill’s lime pickle and authentic mango chutney.

Fans of Indian breads and pancakes have so much to choose from: moreish aloo paratha, spicy chilli naan, or classic dosa to name a few.

Complete the meal and make one of our cracking curries made with chicken, beef, lamb, fish – or keep it vegetarian.

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The Roti King’s roti canai

Indian side dishes

The Roti King’s roti canai

This flaky, enriched flatbread might take a few attempts to get right, but when you finally crack the flip-and-slap method...

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Fridge-raid thoran

Sustainable recipes

Fridge-raid thoran

Spice up your leftover greens with this bright, tropical thoran. It’s a particularly useful recipe to have on hand after...

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Maunika Gowardhan’s vegetable korma (Navratan Korma)

Curry recipes

Maunika Gowardhan’s vegetable korma (Navratan Korma)

Maunika Gowardhan‘s rich vegetable korma is packed with cashews, vegetables, ginger and tangy pineapple. Delicious on its own, or as...

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Maunika Gowardhan’s Sindhi fish pulao (Sindhi machhi jo pulao)

Diwali recipes

Maunika Gowardhan’s Sindhi fish pulao (Sindhi machhi jo pulao)

Maunika Gowardhan‘s fragrant sea bream pulao is perfect for serving at Diwali or other special occasions, as part of a...

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Maunika Gowardhan’s spicy potato fry (Chettinad Urulai)

Diwali recipes

Maunika Gowardhan’s spicy potato fry (Chettinad Urulai)

Maunika Gowardhan shares her recipe for authentic Chettinad potato fry. This spicy potato dish sings with chilli, mustard and black...

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Aubergine biryani

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Aubergine biryani

Vegetarians deserve biryani too! In this wonderful recipe from Anshu and Renee of DabbaDrop, aubergine brings meatiness while a tomato...

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Savoury semolina upma

Easy vegan recipes

Savoury semolina upma

“A traditional South Indian breakfast, savoury semolina upma hits a spot at any time of the day and takes minutes...

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Coconut curry dauphinoise

Potato recipes

Coconut curry dauphinoise

This vegan dauphinoise recipe from chef Sabrina Gidda is a revelation. “I’m sure there’ll be many who feel a potato...

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Pudla

Indian side dishes

Pudla

“With a texture somewhere between omelettes and parathas, these crepes from Gujarat are so moreish you’ll need to work hard...

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Chaat plate

Vegetarian starter recipes

Chaat plate

“This is a recipe based on the chaat I used to sneak out and eat on dates with Danesh when...

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Bangla egg-stuffed mutton chops

Coronation recipes

Bangla egg-stuffed mutton chops

Vivek Singh’s mutton chops are inspired by King Charles’s love for mutton, eggs, vegetables. Vivek says: “This quintessential Bengali club...

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Pakora

Diwali recipes

Pakora

Super quick and endlessly versatile, you can put pretty much any vegetable into a pakora – just finely slice anything...

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Pilau rice

Indian side dishes

Pilau rice

There’s a world of difference between perfectly and badly cooked rice. The absorption method – as seen here – is...

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Gunpowder’s Bengali beetroot croquettes

Beetroot recipes

Gunpowder’s Bengali beetroot croquettes

These beetroot croquettes from the menu of London and Lisbon restaurant Gunpowder are such a satisfying snack or starter. A...

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Green coriander chutney

Indian side dishes

Green coriander chutney

Whizz up a batch of green coriander chutney (Dhaniyey ki hari chutney) in ust 10 mins. This zingy fresh chutney...

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Jackfruit pickle (Kathal achaar)

Indian side dishes

Jackfruit pickle (Kathal achaar)

Romy Gill shares her recipe for tangy jackfruit pickle (Kathal achaar). Serve this versatile vegan condiment alongside Indian dishes. Romy...

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