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.

Ennai Kathirikkai Fry
Brinjal, Side Dish

Ennai Kathirikkai Fry

Ennai Kathirikkai Fry is a delicious South Indian brinjal delicacy served as a side dish with rice items. Ingredients: Kathirikkai (Purple/Violet Brinjals) – 500 gms Oil – 2 1/2 tblsp Mustard Seeds – 2 tsp Urad Dal – 2 tsp Bengal Gram Dal – 2 tsp Coriander Seeds – 1 […]

Potato Onion Fry
Onion, Potato, Side Dish

Potato Onion Fry

This is a simple and tasty Potato and Onion Fry often made in South India. Best served as a side dish to rice or roti. Ingredients: Potatoes – 500 gms Onions – 4 to 5, depending on size Green Chillies – 2, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 to 2 […]

Baby Potato Fry
Potato, Side Dish

Baby Potato Fry

Baby Potato Fry is a delicious, simple and popular dish from South India. Best served as a side dish with rice, roti or dosa. Ingredients: Baby Potatoes – 250 gms Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp (adjust as required) Turmeric Powder – 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder – 2 tsp […]

Achari Dahi Bhindi
Bhindi, Side Dish

Achari Dahi Bhindi

A simple and tangy Punjabi dish with Bhindi cooked with curd, lemon pickle and spices. Ingredients: Bhindi (Okra) – 400 gms, slit lengthwise Mustard Seeds – 2 tsp Saunf – 2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder […]

Drumstick Potato Peas Masala
Drumstick, Peas, Potato, Side Dish

Drumstick Potato Peas Masala

A simple and tasty side dish for roti, naan or rice. Ingredients: Drumsticks – 2, cut into small pieces Potatoes – 3 to 4, depending on size, chopped Green Peas – 1 cup, shelled Onions – 4, finely chopped Green Chillies – 5 to 6, chopped Tomatoes – 4, chopped […]

Pachai Karamani (Long Beans)
Beans, Side Dish

Pachai Karamani (Long Beans) Masala

Pachai Karamani (or Yard Long Beans or simply Long Beans) is a good source of Protein, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and many other nutrients. Ingredients: Pachai Karamani (Long Beans) – 1 bunch, washed, chopped into 3/4 inch pieces Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 10, chopped Garlic – 3 cloves, crushed Tomato […]