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.

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

Loaded naans

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Top Indian flatbreads with a spicy, nutty paste, then load up with red onion, pepper and chunks of paneer for a quick and easy midweek meal
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Indian potato pie

4.342855

(35 ratings)

This impressive vegetarian pie is really versatile - it tastes great hot, warm or cold, so you can make it well ahead
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Indian spiced greens

4.35294

(34 ratings)

This recipe suits any greens you have to hand – from shredded kale to Brussels sprouts. For the less adventurous, less chilli can be used
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Akoori (Indian scrambled eggs)

4.272725

(11 ratings)

Reader Jango Gazdar shares a spicy, flavour-packed breakfast or brunch - perfect with toasted chapatis
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Super-quick Indian rice

4

(1 rating)

Makes a brilliant low-fat accompaniment to just about every Indian curry
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Indian sweet potato & dhal pies

4.25

(60 ratings)

Spiced red lentil dhal is topped with creamy sweet potato mash in these individual vegetarian pies - a cheap weeknight dinner option
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

West Indian sweet potato curry

4

(12 ratings)

Prepare this vegetarian curry in just 15 minutes. Packed with sweet potato, cabbage, tomatoes and red peppers, it contains all five of your five-a-day
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Herby paneer parcels

5

(3 ratings)

Indian paneer cheese is wrapped up with a tangy paste of coriander and mint and quickly cooked on the barbecue or griddle pan
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiced vegetable biryani

4.336735

(98 ratings)

This simple vegetarian curry, full of fresh Indian flavours, is quick to make and cooks in a single pot
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spicy vegetable chapati wraps

4.392155

(51 ratings)

A delicious and healthy vegetarian low-fat alternative to a curry, which can be deceivingly high in fat
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Cauliflower chaat

4.5

(2 ratings)

Make this spicy veggie cauliflower chaat to serve alongside a curry. Topped with pomegranate seeds, green chutney and yogurt, it makes a stunning side dish
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Runner bean samosas

4.5

(2 ratings)

Runner beans work really well with spices and these curried filo triangles are the perfect showcase - a great starter or nibble for 6 people
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Hoppers

4

(2 ratings)

These coconut-laced, rice flour pancakes filled with curry and topped with the sweet-spicy sambol and fruity chutney are perfect for a Sri Lankan feast
  • 50 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Easy veggie biryani

4.270835

(48 ratings)

This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sweet potato masala dosa with coconut raita

4.125

(8 ratings)

These savoury Indian pancakes are traditionally eaten for breakfast or as a tasty snack. Our vegetarian spiced sweet potato filling is complemented with cooling coconut and coriander yogurt
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chana masala (chickpea curry) with spinach

4.37931

(29 ratings)

A superhealthy vegetable-packed curry with chickpeas, spinach and tomatoes. Serve this delicious Indian dish with filling brown basmati rice
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chana masala

4.61111

(18 ratings)

Serve this vegetarian Indian chickpea curry as a main meal or side dish. It's gluten-free, good for you and freezable so you can save any leftovers...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Malai kofta with spicy gravy

4.5

(2 ratings)

This North Indian dish is often served at Diwali and makes the perfect dinner party dish.
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy black dhal with crispy onions

4.375

(16 ratings)

This super-satisfying, slow cooker curry is packed with iron and fibre. Serve with a choice of tasty garnishes to turn your simple supper into a warming feast
  • 7 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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