Side Dish

Side dish recipes are vegetarian recipes which are served along with rice and chapatti in a typical Indian thali (plate). The curry and side dish combination makes the Indian food special and tempting.

There is no particular recipe to make a side dish as different vegetables can be cooked or boiled as per the requirements. You can cook a side dish with just one vegetable or blend multiple veggies together. Moreover, each recipe has different treatments and procedures.

Also, there are dry vegetarian side dishes and side dishes with gravy. The most common veggies used in these recipes are beans, cauliflower, cabbage, potato, tomato, ladies fingers, and brinjal.

Moreover, there are different methods to prepare these side dish recipes. You can either use garam masala (blend of spices) or cook it with basic ingredients like chili powder, turmeric, salt, and coriander.

There are plenty of recipes that need the vegetables to be deep roasted or fried well in oil before cooking. Green vegetables like Palak (spinach), Methi (fenugreek), etc. are also cooked either separately or blended with other vegetables like potato, beans, etc.

Nowadays people love the vegetarian side dishes which include green peas and paneer in them. These types of vegetables are available in different varieties in hotels and restaurants as well. However, homemade recipes are always better, nutritious and you can always control the spices and flavor when you are cooking by yourself.

Some of the popular side dishes recipes are Tomato panner sabji, Mango Gotsu, Mushroom Corn Masala, Dal Palak, etc. which are popular all over India. South Indian recipes such as Paneer Podimas, Kovakkai Poriyal, etc. are also delicious and healthy.

Veggies have ample amount of vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals and other nutrients which are good for the overall development and maintenance of our body. Therefore, including them in our daily diet is a must.

Mutter Paneer
Paneer, Side Dish

Mutter Paneer

Mutter Paneer is a delicious preparation made from fresh green peas and paneer cubes. You will usually find this dish in a marriage and some other special occasion since both kids and adults love it equally. The paneer pieces need to be slightly fried before cooking to make it even […]

Kadai Paneer
Paneer, Side Dish

Kadai Paneer

You might have tasted the Kadai Paneer in a hotel or restaurant but have you ever thought of making it at your home? If no, then you are certainly missing out on an awesome recipe which is good enough to find a permanent place in your recipe book. Kadai Paneer […]

Paneer Butter Masala with Roti
Paneer, Side Dish

Paneer Butter Masala

Used since the age of Vedas, Paneer is the most basic and inescapable item of an Indian kitchen. Various recipes of paneer such as matar paneer, rajma paneer, paneer khurchan, paneer pav bhaji, paneer capsicum curry, palak paneer, tomato paneer, etc. have been cooked, tasted and relished in different parts […]

Thenga Chammanthi (Kerala Coconut Chutney)
Chutneys and Sauces, Side Dish

Thenga Chammanthi

Thenga Chammanthi is a Kerala style coconut chutney. A traditional and popular recipe, Thenga Chammanthi is served as a side dish / accompaniment with rice, dosa, or idly. Ingredients: Coconut – 1 cup Tamarind – big amla size Red Chillies – 2 Oil – 1/2 tblsp Salt to Taste Curry […]

Bharwa Parval (Stuffed Pointed Gourd)
Side Dish

Bharwa Parval

Parwal is a popular East Indian vegetable especially in Bengal and Assam. This is a delicious, simple and easy to make side dish for chapatis or rotis. Ingredients: Parval (Potol in Bengali / Pointed Gourd in English) – 250 gms, with ends cut and slit 3/4th way into 4 quarters.(do […]

Punjabi Malai Palak
Paneer, Side Dish, Spinach

Punjabi Malai Palak

Punjabi Malai Palak is a delicious and easy to make side dish for roti, naan or pulao. Spinach is a healthy leafy vegetable rich in nutrients especially fiber, vitamin K, iron, vitamin C and more. It is a healthy addition to any meal. Ingredients: Palak (Spinach) – 1 1/2 cups, […]

Mango Gotsu
Mango, Side Dish

Mango Gotsu

Gotsu is a popular side dish served with Pongal. This variation is made with slightly ripened mangoes and can be served with dosas, rotis or rice items. Ingredients: Mangoes – 2, (not fully ripened) Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2 tsp Bengal Gram Dal – 2 tsp Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp […]