Vegetarian Indian: carrot biryani

Vegetarian Indian recipes

53 Recipes

Discover some of our greatest vegetarian Indian recipes for a homemade feast. From curries to samosas, bhajis and side dishes, every dish is full of flavour.

Indian butternut squash curry

4.62

(100 ratings)

Get all of your five-a-day in one hit, with this fragrant, low-fat, vegetarian curry
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

4.703705

(27 ratings)

This quick, fibre-rich veggie supper is filling and good for you too. Chickpeas are a great source of manganese, which is essential for healthy bone structure
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot biryani

4.357145

(14 ratings)

Prepare and cook our low-calorie vegetarian biryani in just 25 minutes using carrot, cashew nuts and Indian spices. Serve with coriander and dollops of yogurt
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Indian summer salad

4.75

(16 ratings)

Packed with antioxidants, this superhealthy, colourful salad counts as 1 of your 5-a-day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Matar paneer

4.4

(15 ratings)

Serve this classic veggie Indian dish with cheese and peas in a spicy tomato sauce as an easy midweek meal. It takes just 25 minutes to make
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chapatis

4.75

(4 ratings)

We can't resist a warm chapati with our favourite curry. This traditional Indian side dish is easier than you think and only takes a handful of ingredients...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Grilled flaky naans

5

(2 ratings)

This basic naan dough is filled with ajwain seeds, onion and coriander and quickly cooked on a griddle pan or barbecue to add a smoky finish
  • 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Vegetable samosas

4.5625

(16 ratings)

Serve up these crisp vegetable samosas as a tasty starter or side dish with your favourite curry. They also make great buffet food for your next party
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Saag paneer

4.333335

(9 ratings)

An Indian dish with plenty of flavour, saag paneer is a well-loved vegetarian side. It's rich in calcium and folate from the spinach and is gluten-free too...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower, paneer & pea curry

4.6875

(48 ratings)

Ready in less than an hour, this easy, vegetarian curry recipe made with pan-fried Indian cheese and vegetables is also cheap to prepare
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cabbage koshimbir

5

(1 rating)

Try a healthy accompaniment to tandoori dishes or barbecued meats. Koshimbir is an Indian slaw or crunchy cabbage salad where the chilli is optional
  • 12 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spinach & sweet potato samosas

4.57143

(7 ratings)

These vegetarian samosas are a great way to get 3 of the 5-day into your family. They're also rich in fibre, folate, vitamin C, calcium and iron...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Naan bread

4.884615

(26 ratings)

Make your own Indian flatbreads at home and you'll never go back to buying them. Delicious eaten warm, these naans are ideal served as a side dish to your favourite curry recipe...
  • 55 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Chickpea curry

4.74

(50 ratings)

This Southern Indian chickpea curry, created by reader Jon Gregg, is a vegan recipe that's three of your five-a-day. If you're big on meat, then this is the perfect veggie accompaniment...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced okra curry

4.57143

(21 ratings)

This dish from reader Arjmand Sheikh, passed down from her Indian great-grandmother, proves just how delicious okra can be
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fresh tomato chutney

4.75

(8 ratings)

A fresh Indian accompaniment that goes well with naan bread dippers or poppadums - good for a New Year or Diwali buffet
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Indian winter soup

4.75

(20 ratings)

This warming winter soup is high in fibre, low in fat and can be frozen for ultimate convenience
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced swede fritters

4.6

(5 ratings)

The mild flavour of swede is a great vehicle for vibrant spices, so this twist on Indian vegetable pakoras really works
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tomato kachumber

4.666665

(3 ratings)

This Indian chopped salad makes a fresh and flavourful addition to a sharing or buffet spread with tangy red onion, cumin and coriander
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy cauliflower

4.615385

(13 ratings)

This superhealthy curry side dish is a Punjabi staple. Deliciously spicy, it's also a good source of vitamin C
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Potato and pea samosas

4.8

(5 ratings)

Healthy little pastry pockets of potato and peas flavoured with Indian spices, samosas are ideal for afternoon tea, canapés or a buffet
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

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