Vegetarian Indian: carrot biryani

Vegetarian Indian recipes

54 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.

Spicy cauliflower

4.68421

(19 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

4.833335

(6 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

4.324325

(37 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

4.243245

(37 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)

4.357145

(14 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

4.324325

(74 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

(14 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

(4 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

4.35849

(106 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

4.375

(56 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

3.333335

(3 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

4.75

(4 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

4.28302

(53 ratings)

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

Sweet potato masala dosa with coconut raita

4

(10 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

4.285715

(35 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

4.46154

(26 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

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