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.

Bajji Milagai (Bangalore Green Chillies)
Side Dish

Bajji Milagai Masala

While these green chillies are popularly used to make Milagai Bajjis, they can also be used for various other dishes. This gravy/masala makes for a great side dish with roti or chapati. Ingredients: Bajji Milagai (Bangalore Chilli / Italian Pepper) – 300 gms Onions – 3 to 4, chopped Tomatoes […]

Bombay Sweet Potatoes
Side Dish, Sweet Potato

Bombay Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are a healthy and nutritious vegetable rich in vitamins, fiber and anti-oxidants. This Bombay Sweet Potatoes recipes is a perfect accompaniment to your main course – rice or roti. Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes – 125 gms, chopped Garlic – 1 small clove, peeled, chopped Onion – 1 small, chopped […]

cabbage poriyal - Cabbage Poriyal
Cabbage, Side Dish

Cabbage Poriyal

Cabbage Poriyal is a very popular South Indian side dish served with rice and sambar or rasam during lunch or dinner. They are also a popular dish in wedding menu. Ingredients: Cabbage – one medium size, chopped Bengal Gram Dal – 4 tblsp Coconut – 2 tblsp, grated Onion – […]

Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal
Side Dish, Spinach

Ponnanganni Keerai Poriyal

Ponnanganni Keerai (or Dwarf Copperleaf) is a highly nutritious spinach variety popular in South India. Rich in iron, calcium and other nutrients it is commonly used in siddha medicines to treat a variety of ailments. Ingredients: Ponnaganni Keerai – 2 bunches, cleaned, washed, chopped Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Toor […]

Bengali Cabbage Stir Fry
Cabbage, Side Dish

Bengali Cabbage Stir Fry

This quick and easy Bengali style cabbage stir-fry goes well with any dish/meal. Ingredients: Cabbage – 350 to 400 gms, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp Ginger Paste – 1 tsp Onion – 1, chopped Panch Phoran (Five-Spice Powder) – 2 tsp (substitute with Garam Masala Powder if […]

Spiced Potato Curry
Potato, Side Dish

Spiced Potato Curry

This is a quick and easy to make potato curry popular across North East India. The potatoes are cooked in spices and garnish with coriander leaves. Makes a tasty side dish to rice items, roti or dosa. Ingredients: Potatoes – 200 gms, chopped Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Onion – […]

Veg Kolhapuri
Curries and Gravies, Fruits and Vegetables, Side Dish

Veg Kolhapuri

A rich and delicious Maharashtrian style mixed vegetable gravy often served as a side dish with roti, naan, paratha or rice dishes. Ingredients: Carrots – 2, chopped Potatoes – 4, chopped Beans – 1/4 cup, chopped Green Peas – 3 tblsp Cauliflower – 1/2 cup, chopped Red Chilli Powder – […]

Green Peas Masala
Peas, Side Dish

Green Peas Masala

A simple, delicious side dish for almost all dishes – rice, roti, paratha, naan, pulao or biryani. Ingredients: Green Peas – 100 gms, shelled Onions – 2, small (or 1, large) chopped Tomatoes – 2, small, chopped Green Chillies – 2, chopped Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder […]