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

4.65873

(126 ratings)

Up your veg count and get three of your five-a-day with this fragrant, low fat vegetarian curry
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Indian chickpeas with poached eggs

4.65909

(44 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

Bombay potatoes

5

(4 ratings)

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

Carrot biryani

4.47826

(23 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

4.526315

(19 ratings)

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

Matar paneer

4.347825

(23 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

4.90909

(11 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

4.6

(20 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

4.05263

(19 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

4.657535

(73 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

4.5

(8 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

4.927275

(55 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

4.766355

(107 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

4.59091

(22 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

4.636365

(22 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

4.666665

(6 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

4.625

(16 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

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