Vegetarian Dish

55 Vegetarian Indian Recipes – vibrant meals for a delicious vegetarian Indian feast!

My favorite dish when I was growing up in India was a vegetarian dish called Saag Paneer. It is made with spinach, onions, and cheese that are sautéed until soft and then mixed into a sauce of tomatoes,
55 Vegetarian Indian Recipes - vibrant meals for a delicious vegetarian Indian feast | Hurry The Food Up

With this flavourful collection of vegetarian Indian recipes, we want to show you how easy it is to spice up your vegetarian lifestyle with our healthy, tasty recipes.

People often think meatless meals have the risk of being bland and leaving you unfulfilled, but we want to show you just how incredibly tasty vegetarian recipes can be.

Vegetarian Indian Recipes – all styles

With our take on traditional, authentic Indian dishes, you can scroll through a variety of easy-to-make, (including low-calorie) veggie recipes of India. From spicy veggie curry recipes to colourful Indian-styled side dishes, you can create a vegetarian Indian feast in no time!

Mains, sides, and salads

Bonus: fast, spicy, delicious and so good!

We guarantee you’ve never eaten curried potatoes this good – they’re the perfect fusion of Indian curry and Irish ingenuity. They will not be beaten.

Ready in: 25 minutesRecipe by: TheHealthfulIdeasBonus: quick, mega tasty, full of health benefits

Curry Oatmeal with Tandoori Masala Roasted Zucchini (vegan, GF) – savoury oatmeal that’s easy to make, creamy, comforting, and spiced to perfection!

Ready in: 40 minutesRecipe by: WatchWhatUEatBonus: healthy, flavorful and tasty meal

One pot delicious and easy veg biryani prepared using variety of fresh veggies. Healthy and nutritious.

Bonus: very tasty, quick and spicy breakfast

A savory pancake begging to be eaten with pickles and chutneys or yogurts and cream. East meets West with this beautifully, wonderfully healthy dish.

Ready in: 35 minutesRecipe by: AnnaBananaBonus: quick, healthy and simple ingredients

Easy, quick and very delicious recipe for sweet potato curry. Made with only a handful of ingredients, this is a perfect dish for a mid-week dinner!

Ready in: 55 minutes (just 15 minutes prep)Recipe by: AnnaBananaBonus: A delicious pizza substitute!

This naan bread pizza with roasted cauliflower is a great, and a much quicker alternative to a traditional pizza. Try it for lunch or dinner with some side salad and your favourite dip!

Ready in: 55 minutes (just 15 minutes prep)Recipe by: GypsyPlateBonus: easy, tasty, delicious and nutritious dish

Dal, a staple in every Indian household. There are countless varieties. This is one of the most popular and it is always found in any Indian restaurant.

Bonus: super-fast, easy and incredibly delicious

Make the perfect banana curry with our stress-free and much loved recipe. It’s so easy you can’t go wrong – from pan to plate in minutes!

Ready in: 15 minutesRecipe by: WarriorInTheKitchenBonus: mega quick, delicious and so simple

Transform your delicious summer garden vegetables like zucchini and eggplant into a flavorful farm-to-table style meal!

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: GreedyGourmetBonus: easy, versatile, delicious, but yet simple, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Try this irresistible mushroom bhaji recipe today, which is perfect for vegetarians and vegans.

Bonus: simple, delicious and versatile dish

Flavourful Pea Pulao with Lemon. A zesty yet sweet, light but filling rice dish handed down through generations.

Ready in: 55 minutes (just 10 minutes, prep)Recipe by: CooktoriaBonus: tasty, healthy and nutritious dish

This Tofu in Indian Sauce is just bursting with flavor. You’re going to love the delicious mix of spices in this simple but satisfying vegan dish.

Ready in: 50 minutes (just 10 minutes, prep)Recipe by: SavorySpinBonus: easy, healthy, full of flavour and taste

This Easy Vegetable Tikka Masala is jam packed with veggies coated in a tangy, luscious, deliciously spiced sauce.

Ready in: 10 minutesRecipe by: BelatedBreweryBonus: super quick, easy, tasty and healthy, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Try this easy spiced tomato curry rice with lentils and you will get an exotic side dish in no time!⁠

Ready in: 13 minutesRecipe by: CookedByJulieBonus: fresh, tasty and luscious salad

Perfectly seasoned Paneer Spinach Salad! Perfect for lunch or dinner. An easy and wonderful summer recipe.

Bonus: easy, tasty and full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge. Sooooo easy.

This coconut curry is the easiest one we’ve ever made, but mixes it up with the top brass. You won’t find a better effort vs taste curry ANYWHERE!

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: CookedByJulieBonus: quick, mega delicious and healthy dinner

This saag paneer is the ultimate weeknight meal. If you love spinach and cheese then you will devour this.

Ready in: 35 minutesRecipe by: SixHungryFeetBonus: tasty, healthy and simple recipe

Easy to prepare, delicious, healthy and creamy Palak Paneer with Tofu. Vegan and Gluten-free.

Ready in: 40 minutesRecipe by: VeganOnBoardBonus: quick, spicy, healthy and so satisfying!

Simple but so tasty. Plenty of fresh vegetables in a rich and creamy spicy sauce. Simple but so tasty!

Ready in: 25 minutesRecipe by: VeganOnBoardBonus: fast, tasty, hearty, full of health benefits

A rich, flavoursome bowl of red lentils, tomatoes and a top combo of spices that you will hopelessly fall in love with.

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: SpiceCravingsBonus: delicious and healthy dish, can be stored for a while in the fridge

This Matar Paneer features spongy paneer cubes and tender green peas simmered in a richly spiced tomato-onion sauce ready in 30 minutes.

Ready in: 40 minutesRecipe by: RachnaCooksBonus: easy, tasty and nutritious meal

This black eyed beans curry is super tasty and healthy. It is easy to make and is a good option for a healthy meal.

Bonus: great taste, easy and quick meal 🙂

Our stress-free take on the cauliflower classic. Sweet yet punchy, spicy yet smooth. Perfection is here.

Ready in: 35 minutesRecipe by: RachnaCooksBonus: simple, spicy and so delicious

Baingan Bharta recipe is a delicious recipe made with fire-roasted large aubergines and seasoned with onions, tomatoes, chillies and spices. It is finger-licking delicious.

Ready in: 50 minutes (just 20 minutes prep)Recipe by: ThisHealthyKitchenBonus: fresh, healthy and delicious one pot dish

A one pot curry dish that’s packed with big, bold flavour! This chickpea and mushroom curry is fresh and tasty, rich and filling, and completely and utterly delicious.

Ready in: 40 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: EatTheLoveBonus: fast, easy, delicious and healthy side dish

This easy vegetable side dish can be prepped in less than 10 minutes active time and on the table in 30 minutes later. I use coconut oil, which adds a subtle coconut flavor to the dish but feel free to substitute extra virgin olive oil if you don’t have any coconut oil in the pantry.

Ready in: 1 hour (just 20 minutes prep)Recipe by: IndianAmbrosiaBonus: mega healthy, fresh and so tasty meal

A fresh, healthy and vibrant beetroot sabzi that makes for a full meal along with Indian naan or rice.

Ready in: 42 minutesRecipe by: TheBellyRulesTheMindBonus: quick, delicious and full of health benefits

Mumbai style Pav Bhaji, a lip smackingly delicious mashup of spicy potatoes and veggies served with dinner rolls. A quick fix loaded with lots of veggies and flavors.

Ready in: 25 minutesRecipe by: VeggieDessertsBonus: easy, fast, healthy and tasty side dish

These aromatic Spinach Cauliflower Pakoras combine vegetables, Indian spices and gram (chickpea) flour to create tasty baked fritters. Vegan and gluten-free.

Ready in: 35 minutesRecipe by: FramedRecipesBonus: simple, healthy, spicy and full of flavor

A tasty twist to the regular brussel sprouts. A simple preparation that results in flavorful, juiciest and tenderest oven roasted brussel sprouts.

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: JCookingOdysseyBonus: authentic, warming and luscious daal

This rich and aromatic creamy daal is from the kitchens of royals in India.

Ready in: 35 minutesRecipe by: LathisKitchenBonus: easy, quick, tasty and nutritious

This Matar paneer is an onion tomato based gravy. This goes well with any roti variety or Pulao. This is so easy to make for a quick dinner.

Ready in: 25 minutesRecipe by: BeyondMereSustenanceBonus: quick, simple, healthy and nutritious recipe

Warm Indian spices give farm-fresh vegetables an exotic flavor in this quick and healthy dish!

Ready in: 45 minutesRecipe by: EffortlessFoodieBonus: quick and easy to make, full of health benefits

A fusion style twist on a classic Indian curry. Halloumi is fried and mixed into a creamy and fragrant curry sauce, for a delicious Halloumi curry EVERYONE will love!

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: SpicyTamarindBonus: easy, tasty, comfort and full of flavour side dish

Made with split green gram or moong dal, this dish is an absolute comfort food.

Ready in: 35 minutesRecipe by: SpicyTamarindBonus: healthy and easy-to-make, yet tasty side dish

Cabbage palya is a simple Karnataka style cabbage preparation that is served as a side dish.

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: MoonAndSpoonAndYumBonus: easy, tasty, spicy dish

A super flavorful, easy and healthy gluten-free & vegan Spicy Kale and Potato Curry! This Indian side dish, also know as aloo kale, is sure to make your taste buds happy!

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: MrishtannaBonus: simple, quick, nutritious, perfect for a busy weekday evening

The aroma of fresh herbs and rice gives immense satisfaction once they are cooked. Enjoy this pressure-cooked pudina rice with a supporting ‘cool’ raita that balances the flavor.

Ready in: 1 hour 25 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: CookWithKushiBonus: warm, soft and versatile bread

Garlic Naan Bread is a soft and chewy, garlicky and easy to make leavened Indian flatbread that can be served with any of your favorite Indian dishes. This can be cooked in the oven or on a cast iron skillet (tawa / tava).

Ready in: 50 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: CardamomAndCoconutBonus: easy, delicious, spicy and nutritious dish

A flavorful, spicy, creamy tomato gravy with sauteed onions and tofu.

Ready in: 25 minutesRecipe by: LivingSmartAndHealthyBonus: fast, healthy, spicy and authentic breakfast dish

Dal Pakwan is a classic breakfast dish from Sindhi, Indian cuisine. Chana dal is served with pakwan (crisp fried puri), drizzled with some tamarind chutney, mint-cilantro chutney and some chopped onions. Sharing an authentic recipe to prepare this lip-smacking chana dal, using pantry staples. This dal is traditionally served with pakwan, but it goes well with roti, puri or even steamed white rice.

Bonus: healthy, delicious and full of flavor 🙂

An exciting fusion of Pakistani spices combine with crunchy roasted cauliflower in this classically cooked dish.

Ready in: 25 minutesRecipe by: NithisClicknCookBonus: quick, delicious and so satisfying

This Creamy malai kofta recipe is better than any restaurant! It is super easy, lusciously creamy and has got the wonderful flavours with silky texture!

Bonus: healthy, tasty and mega nutritious, can be stored for a while in the fridge

Vegan Chickpea Curry. Our awesome vegan take on the insanely popular dish. Ridiculously tasty and nutritious – just look at all that protein, fibre and iron.

Ready in: 40 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: MyPlantifulCookingBonus: simple ingredients, easy and full of health benefits dish

This Indian tofu stir-fry is super flavourful yet secretly healthy! Plus, it is super easy to make & requires only simple pantry ingredients.

Ready in: 1 hour 10 minutes (just 10 minutes prep)Recipe by: ThinlySpreadBonus: easy curry recipe, full of rich and comforting flavours

A gently spiced easy recipe for autumnal roasted pumpkin curry. Cinnamon and ginger are paired with creamy coconut and earthy lentils to bring you the perfect meal for cosy nights in front of the fire.

Bonus: quick, fresh, healthy and delicious curry

This virtually vegan mango curry is refreshing, tropical, super-quick and soooooo easy! Don’t miss out on this one.

Appetizers, snacks, dips

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: ProfusionCurryBonus: crispy, delicious, healthy, perfect for lunch box

Aloo Tikki is a popular Indian street food. This recipe is perfect for teatime snack, light lunch or appetizer. It is very easy to make restaurant quality Aloo Tikki at home.

Ready in: 1 hour (15 minutes prep)Recipe by: AllThatsJasBonus: spicy, tasty, healthy, yummy 🙂

These fiery little appetizers are absolutely perfect for holiday celebrations like the New Year’s or Fourth of July but also for any gathering and parties.

Bonus: super fast, fresh, healthy and delicious

The ultimate companion to any curry, this cucumber raita is incredibly quick and cooling – a refreshingly perfect side dish.

Bonus: quick, easy and such a satisfying sauce 🙂

Taking the best from both Indian and British chutneys, this Anglo-Indian is the easiest, quickest and tastiest tomato chutney you’ll find on either continent.


Recipe by: TheCurryMommyBonus: tasty, high protein and healthy dessert

A sooji seero recipe that includes semolina, ghee, sugar, and milk. Nuts and spices are added based on preference.

Ready in: 50 minutesRecipe by: VegRecipesOfIndiaBonus: creamy, tasty, nutritious and healthy

Rice kheer is a popular Indian sweet dessert made with basmati rice, milk, nuts and saffron. Rice kheer is easy to make and is made with a one pan or one pot method. Rice kheer is basically Indian rice pudding and makes for a creamy delicious pudding.

Ready in: 30 minutesRecipe by: CookWithKushiBonus: rich, healthy and so nutritious pudding

Carrot Halwa popularly known as Gajar Ka Halwa is a classic, rich and decadent, addictive melt in mouth pudding packed with dry fruits and nuts of your choice. A dessert that will not fail to impress anyone.

Ready in: 2 hours (only 5 minutes prep)Recipe by: CookWithKushiBonus: super delicious, easy to make no bake dessert

Milk Barfi or Milk Burfi is a super delicious, easy to make, melt in mouth Indian sweet or fudge recipe prepared using 5 ingredients in less than 30 minutes. A perfect sweet to make on Diwali, Navratri, Holi, Christmas or any special occasion.

So what’s the first veggie recipe you’re going to create for your Indian cuisine night? Something quick and easy, but packs a punch? Or something that takes a little more effort, helping to evolve your cookery skills?

With such a delicious list of vibrant, super healthy Indian recipes that are all packed with veggies, flavour and powerful Indian spices, we understand it might be hard to just choose one recipe tonight.

So why not bookmark this page and make a note of all your favourite vegetarian Indian recipes you would like to make for a special spicy vegetarian feast.

With so many simple (but DELICIOUS) vegetarian Indian recipes, it’s never been easier to show off to your friends and family!

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