Most Popular Indian Vegetarian Dishes

Veggie foods we love..and you will too! These are some of most searched for and most loved Indian vegetarian recipes. They are not just favorites among Indians. People all over the world enjoy them and some of them have iconic status...well almost.

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    Malai Kofta
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    A dish for special occassions, Malai Kofta is the delicious vegetarian alternative to meatballs.

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    Another hot favorite North Indian dish! This mildly flavored dish is super healthy too.
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    Wholesome, tasty and very, very popular, Rajma tastes great even when served with just plain rice!
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    Serve Mutter Paneer with Parathas, Naans and even Jeera Rice.

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    Kaali Daal
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    Kaali Daal is also known as Ma Ki Daal (mom's lentils) because it is so wholesome and delicious!
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    Serve this crowd pleaser piping hot and accompanied by pooris/bhatooras (fried Indian bread).
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    Bhindi Ki Subji
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    This simple dish tastes great with hot chapatis (Indian flatbread) or parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread). Team with a dish like Rajma and you've got a terrific vegetarian meal.

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    Aaloo Paratha
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    This stuffed flatbread is best eaten with chilled yogurt and your favorite pickle or chutney. Want to be naughty? Aaloo parathas taste delicious with fresh, thick cream or a knob of unsalted, home-made butter!
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    A tasty alternative for those who love kababs but are vegetarian, Hara Bhara kabab gets its name and green colour from the healthy spinach in it.
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    Made with masoor daal (orange lentils) this dish is simple and very tasty. It is in fact almost a staple in most homes. It makes a great accompaniment for plain boiled rice and a vegetable or meat dish.