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.

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 […]

Kovakkai Poriyal
Kovakkai (Tindora), Side Dish

Kovakkai Poriyal

Kovakkai Poriyal is a popular South Indian side dish made using Ivy Gourd and is served with rice dishes for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Kovakkai (Ivy Gourd / Tindora) – 250 gms Onion – 1, medium, finely chopped Tomato – 1, small, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp […]

Mushroom Corn Masala
Corn, Mushroom, Side Dish

Mushroom Corn Masala

A delicious and tasty side dish for roti, chapati, naan, plain rice, pulaos and biryanis. Ingredients: Mushrooms – 10 to 12 Sweet Corn Kernels – 1/2 cup Onions – 4, finely chopped Tomatoes – 4, finely chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 1/4 tblsp Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp […]

Coriander Paneer
Paneer, Side Dish

Coriander Paneer

A simple, tasty and delicious paneer side dish for roti, naan or pulao. Ingredients: Paneer – 100 gms Maida – 3 tblsp Corn Flour – 1 tblsp Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp Oil as required Salt – 1/4 tsp For the Coriander Sauce: Coriander Leaves – 1/2 bunch Garlic […]

Dal Pakwan
Dal, Side Dish

Dal Pakwan

A popular and traditional Sindhi breakfast dish, Dal Pakwan is made during special occasions or festivals. A crispy fried puri cooked in a mildly spiced dal and served with green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney. Ingredients: For Pakwan: Maida (Plain Flour) – 3 cups Cumin Seeds (Ajwain) – 1/2 tsp […]

Paneer Podimas
Paneer, Side Dish

Paneer Podimas

A simple and different side dish for roti, chapati or naan. Easy to make and tastes equally delicious. Ingredients: Paneer – 200 gms, crumbled Onion – 1, finely chopped Green Chillies – 3, slit lengthwise Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Green Peas – 1/4 […]

Dal Palak (Spinach Dal)
Dal, Side Dish, Spinach

Dal Palak (Spinach Dal)

Dal Palak (or Spinach Dal) is a very popular North Indian dish made with lentils and spinach. Nutritious and healthy, it is often served as a side dish to roti, chapati or naan. Ingredients: Moong Dal (or Bengal Gram Dal) – 2 cups Palak – 2 cups, cleaned, washed, finely […]

Vegetable Salna (Parotta Salna)
Side Dish

Vegetable Salna (Parotta Salna)

Salna (or Chalna) is a popular side dish served with parotta or chapati. Commonly known as Parotta Salna (Parotta Chalna), this is commonly found in various roadside stalls across Tamil Nadu. Ingredients: Onions – 2 Ripe Tomatoes – 7 to 8, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp Mustard Seeds […]