Classic Indian food is perfect for a night in. But if you’re looking for some recipes beyond curry, here are 15 Indian recipes from our Food Monster App that include lots of vegetables. Not only are they tasty, but they’re also nutritious and pack a lot of flavor!
1. Ayuvedic Kichadi
Source: Ayurvedic Kichadi
Kichadi is an ancient Indian dish that is synonymous with healing. It’s meant to rebalance the body by supporting digestion and stimulating digestive fire. This Ayurvedic Kichadi recipe from by The Living Kitchen is one of the best mains to eat wherever you are on your cancer journey; it can ease most side effects as well as reinvigorate your body and spirit.
2. Indian Spiced Popcorn Cauliflower
This phytonutrient-rich cauliflower is so addictively crispy, tender, and perfect that you will want to eat every last piece. You will love this Indian Spiced Popcorn Cauliflower by The Living Kitchen and remember, sharing is optional.
3. Mushroom Mutter Masala
Source: Mushroom Mutter Masala
4. Gobi Manchurian
Source: Gobhi Manchurian
5. Veggie Kofta Balls
Source: Veggie Kofta Balls
This is pure flavor town! These Veggie Kofta Balls from Melanie Sorrentino makes awesome snack or meal that everyone on the table is bound to gobble up! We cannot get over how good fried kofta is in some epic gravy!
6. Cabbage Kofta
Source: Cabbage Kofta
7. Mushroom Butter Masala
Source: Mushroom Butter Masala
If you’ve been to an Indian restaurant, chances are you’ve seen butter masala on the menu. This dish is rich and delicious gravy curry with a sauce made creamy through the addition of milk or cream and butter. This Mushroom Butter Masala from Kushi is a spicy, creamy and a delicious dish that is the perfect accompaniment for steamed rice, flatbread, or even dosas.
8. Cauliflower Biryani with Tomato Cucumber Raita
Pleasantly spicy and full of flavor, this biryani is a real crowd-pleaser. The flavors of cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and more delicately combined with rice and vegetables make an aromatic combination that is hard to resist. This Cauliflower Biryani with Tomato Cucumber Raita from Alenoosh Matakupan pairs perfectly with the creamy, cooling tomato cucumber raita.
9. Curried Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Source: Curried Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
Cauliflower rice is a wonderful grain-free alternative to rice that is lighter, more nutritious, and just as delicious! While you can definitely enjoy cauliflower rice plain, this dish only gets more delectable with more seasoning. This particular Curried Cauliflower Rice Pilaf recipe from Lisa Lotts uses Indian spices like turmeric, curry powder, and cilantro, as well as some popular Indian garnishes like golden raisins and toasted almonds. Yum!
10. Methi Gobi: Indian Caulifower with Ginger and Fengreek
Source: Methi Gobi
The lively colors of this dish work well, particularly with the somewhat duller rainy skies, it pairs perfectly with almost anything we can think of. This Methi Gobi from Rinku BhattacharyaThe flavors perky enough to hold their own with a heavier and bold flavoring and light enough to be served with something light and simple like tofu.
11. South Indian-Style Kurma
Source: South Indian-Style Kurma
Any restaurant you walk in, in India (especially South) will have this kurma. This South Indian-Style Kurma recipe from Charanya Ramakrishnan is a curry with heaps of vegetables and flavored with coconut and fennel seeds.
12. Kasoundi (Spicy Indian Flavored Tomato Relish)
This dish is a big, spicy Indian-flavored tomato relish. This Kasoundi (Spicy Indian Flavored Tomato Relish) from Rosalie Livingstone is good on everything savory: pastries, pies, patties, sandwiches, roasted vegetables…are all improved by the zing of kasoundi.
13. Sambharo: Indian Spiced Carrot
Source: Sambharo: Indian Spiced Carrot
This warm, crunchy cabbage and carrot salad is traditionally served as a side dish in Gutharathi cuisine. This Sambharo: Indian Spiced Carrot from Mira Manek pairs beautifully with bhakri, a more dense version of roti that is spiced with black pepper. However, it can also be served, hot or cold, with any Indian dinner.
14. Carrot Fritters with Tahini Yogurt
If you think the words “fritter” and “good-for-you” can’t go together, this recipe aims to challenge that notion! These Carrot Fritters with Tahini Yogurt from Rachel Hanawalt are loaded with fresh carrots, herbs, and flax, these babies pack a powerful nutritional punch. Serve them over a bed of fresh microgreens and pair them with the simple, creamy tahini yogurt sauce.
15. Quick Vegetable Curry in a Hurry
Source: Curry in a Hurry
Lisa Dawn Angerame‘s Curry in a Hurry is wonderful if you’re in a rush! It’s hearty, nutritious, with just enough spice. With so flavor, you’ll forget you’re eating vegetables. Try out this wonderful recipe!
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