Vegetarian Indian: carrot biryani

Vegetarian Indian 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.

159 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Up your veg count and get three of your five-a-day with this fragrant, low fat vegetarian curry

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
76 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
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10 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Serve this veggie Indian at a Indian feast. Made with pumpkin, cabbage and spices, it makes a good side dish with dhal and rice, or eat as a main with roti

20 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
38 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy Bombay potatoes as a brilliant side dish to an epic feast. These Indian-style potatoes made with nuggets of juicy tomato are super-easy to make, spicy and moreish

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
57 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
18 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Packed with antioxidants, this superhealthy, colourful salad counts as 1 of your 5-a-day

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
31 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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
37 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 40 mins
More effort
Vegan
35 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
56 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve these moreish morsels as a starter, light lunch or supper or as part of an Indian meal

40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
128 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Have a go at making your own Indian starter - these vegetarian flatbreads come with a fruity yogurt sauce

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
Healthy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
181 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make your own Indian flatbreads at home and you'll never go back to buying them. Delicious eaten warm, these naans are ideal served with your favourite curry

55 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
269 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 could be the perfect veggie accompaniment

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the contents of your storecupboard with this easy, throw-together rice dish

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegan
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
34 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This warming winter soup is high in fibre, low in fat and can be frozen for ultimate convenience

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This superhealthy, stir-fried side makes a tasty vegetarian supper served with rice and dhal

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
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