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.

Capsicum Fry
Capsicum, Side Dish

Capsicum Fry

A simple to make, tasty side dish for rice or roti. Ingredients: Capsicum – 2, chopped Tomatoes – 2, chopped Onions – 3 to 4, depending on size, chopped Pepper Powder – 2 tsp Cumin Powder – 2 tsp Coriander Powder – 2 tsp Spring Onions – 3 to 4 […]

Aloo Gobi
Cauliflower, Curries and Gravies, Potato, Side Dish

Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi is a popular dry (sometimes semi dry) gravy made with potatoes and cauliflower cooked in spices. This is a great, delicious side dish for rotis, naan or rice items. Ingredients: Potatoes – 2 to 3, peeled, chopped Cauliflower – 1 large, chopped Onions – 2, chopped Green Peas […]

Chopped Spring Onion
Side Dish

Spring Onion Poriyal

Spring Onions (or Green Onions) is a popular vegetable often used in salads and chinese cuisine. They are rich in nutrients – Vitamins C, B2, A, K, copper, magnesium, fiber and others. Ingredients: Spring Onions – 500 gms, chopped Onions – 2, finely sliced Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated Roasted […]

Beetroot Masala Curry
Beetroot, Side Dish

Beetroot Masala

A tasty beetroot masala curry with sambar onions, garlic and tomatoes. Serve as a side dish to rice or dosa. Ingredients: Beetroots – 500 gms Shallots (Sambar Onions) – 18 to 20 Garlic – 5 cloves, crushed Tomatoes – 2 Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/2 […]

Mochakottai Masala
Beans, Side Dish

Mochakottai Masala

Mochakottai or Butter Beans (or Lima Beans) is a popular ingredient down South. They are often used to make sambars or sundals. Ingredients: Mochakottai (Butter Beans/Lima Beans) – 500 gms, peeled Onions – 2, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblsp Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt as per […]

Cabbage Masala Fry
Cabbage, Side Dish

Cabbage Masala Fry

A delicious and popular South Indian dish, especially in Tamil Nadu. They are best served with rice, roti or dosa. Ingredients: Cabbage – 2 cups, finely chopped Onions – 2, finely chopped Garlic – 5 cloves, crushed Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Green Peas – 1/4 cup, shelled (optional) Turmeric […]

Potato Masala
Potato, Side Dish

Chettinad style Potato Masala

Potato Masala is a versatile side dish for any dish especially rice, roti, dosa or pulao. This Chettinad style Potato Masala is simple to make and tastes delicious. Ingredients: Potatoes – 4 to 5, depending on size Onions – 1 to 2, finely chopped Garlic – 5 cloves, crushed Tomatoes […]