Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Fruits and Vegetable Recipes have always been available in the Indian subcontinent in abundance. Therefore, you could find different veggies and fruits being used in all varieties of cuisines and recipes of India.

Vegetable salad, fruit salad, vegetable fries, caramelized fruits, vegetable pickles, fruit juices, and many other recipes mainly consist of either fruits or vegetables or both. You could also see some fruits like pineapple, jackfruit, etc. being used in curries and vegetable side recipes as well especially in the South Indian recipes.

Some people think that fruits and vegetables lose their nutrition after cooking. Though true in many cases, the Indian cuisines have been using fruits and vegetables to make papads, fries and many other dishes where they are completely cooked or fried.

The traditional Indian cooking methods used special techniques used special utensils made of mud to maintain the nutritional content of these recipes even after cooking. Blending of fruits and vegetables with spices, curds, and other ingredients is a common phenomenon in India.

Here, people love to eat pickles made from unripe mangoes so much that many varieties of mangoes are specially grown for pickle making purposes. Pulav and biryani made from veggies, fruits, and nuts have also become popular these days and people prefer to have them because of their nutritional value as well.

Fruits and vegetables are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and other nutrients which are essential for the overall well-being of our body. Vegetable wraps and side dishes are also popular in Indian food culture because they are both delicious and full of nutrients.

Each cuisine has a different method to cook these veggies and fruits. Some recipes need you to cook, boil or steam the veggies whereas in some recipes you might need to roast or deep fry them. All these variations only enhance the taste quotient of the Indian recipes and provide a sumptuous treat for parties and festivals.

Simple Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

  • Cauliflower Mint Rice is a refreshing and delicious rice dish ideal for lunch (be it at home or office) or dinner. A tasty one-pot dish with that is fragrant and …

  • This Avocado and Mint Soup is not only flavourful and delicious, it is also very easy to make. Ideal soup for any time of the day. Ingredients: Avocados – 2 …

  • Vadams and Vathals are a popular anytime snack across South India. They are often served as an accompaniment to main dishes and also as an evening snack to kids. Ingredients: …

  • Kuzhi Paniyaram is a delicious South Indian snack often served for breakfast or evening tiffen. It is a staple of Chettinad cuisine. This beetroot variation is a refreshing twist to …

  • Palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds) are a rich source of carbs and proteins. During summer months, when jackfruits are in plenty, many households reserve the seeds after eating the fleshy portions. These …

  • Mavadu (or Tender Baby Mangoes) is a very popular summer time variety of green mangoes used to make pickles. In this recipe, the mangoes are used to make a fried …

  • Laddu is a very popular Indian sweet made during almost all festivals and special occasions. There are many variations of Laddu available depending on the occasion and place you are …

  • Strawberry Rose Lassi is a refreshing and simple drink to make for the hot summer days. Lassi is a hugely popular drink across India made with yogurt. There are numerous …

  • A simple and delicious dish, the Coconut, Potato and Egg Curry is a great side dish for any rice, roti or naan. You can slice the eggs or keep them …

  • Capsicums are a rich source of beta carotine, capsaicin, Vitamins A & C. This recipe for capsicum fried rice combines the goodness of the bell peppers and the delicacy of …

  • Lassi is a popular beverage across India. Traditionally consumed during summer time, lassi has numerous health benefits – keeps your body cool from the heat, provides you with protein and …

  • Ridge Gourd Bajji (Heerekai bajji / Peerkangai bajji) is a very popular South Indian tea time / evening snack. Ideally suited for monsoon or winter times, they are a delicacy …

  • Bottle Gourd Burfi (Lauki ki Burfi) is made during festivals or on days of fasting, this burfi is easy to make and nutritious. Ingredients: Bottle gourd – 2 cups, peeled …

  • Okra (also known as Bhindi or Ladies Finger) is a nutritious vegetable. It is low in calories, has a high dietary fiber content and rich in potassium, vitamin B, C, …

  • Paatra or Gujarati Patra is nothing but Fried Colocasia Leaf Rolls. Popular in Surat and other parts of Gujarat, it is either steam cooked, deep-fried or shallow fried and served …

  • Deep fried brinjal slices or Baingan Kachri is a popular North Indian tea time snack. This can also be served as a starter to any meal, especially with dinner. Ingredients: …

  • Aloo ke Dulme or Stuffed Lamb and Potato Curry is a popular dish from the Hyderabadi cuisine. Meat is stuffed in the potato shell and cooked in a gravy. This …

  • A dish from the Mughlai cuisine where minced meatballs are made from a mixture of bengal gram, mango pulp and spices. Best served with rotis, rice, pulao or chapatis. Ingredients: …

  • A healthy and vegetarian Bolognese that is perfect for a cozy weekend lunch or dinner. Traditional bolognese gets its flavor from the meat that’s used. In this vegetarian version, the …

  • Pancakes are a great way to start your day and is one of the easiest/popular breakfast dishes to make. Light and fluffy, serve this with a topping of choice – …