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.

Sweet Corn Kernels
Banana, Corn, Side Dish

Vazhaithandu Sweet Corn Poriyal

Serve as a side dish with rice, pulao or biryani. Ingredients: Vazhaithandu – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Buttermilk – 1 1/2 tblsp Sweet Corn Kernels – 2 tblsp Turmeric Powder – a small pinch Coconut – 1 1/2 tblsp, grated Salt as per taste For Tempering: Mustard Seeds – little […]

Spicy Potato Fry
Potato, Side Dish

Spicy Potato Fry

Serve as a side dish with rice or roti. Ingredients: Potatoes – 1 cup, boiled, peeled, chopped Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp Dry Red Chillies – 2, long Salt as per taste Oil – 2 to 3 tsp Curry Leaves – few Turmeric Powder – a pinch Mustard Seeds – […]

Baby Potato Chilli Fry
Potato, Side Dish

Baby Potato Chilli Fry

A simple potato side dish for rice or rotis. Ingredients: Baby Potatoes – 2 cup, boiled, peeled, halved or chopped Green Chillies – 8 to 10, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Tomato Sauce – 1/2 cup Coriander Leaves – handful, finely chopped Sugar – 1/2 tsp Salt […]

Palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds)
Jackfruit, Side Dish

Palakottai (Jackfruit Seed) Podimas

Palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds) are used to make sambar, kootu or fried over open flame and eaten. Ingredients: Palakottai (Jackfruit Seeds) – 200 gms Ginger – 1 inch piece, peeled, finely chopped Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Urad Dal – 1 tsp Coconut – 4 […]

Green Sundakkai 380x380 - Green Sundakkai Poriyal
Side Dish

Green Sundakkai Poriyal

Ingredients: Green Sundakkai – 200 gms Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Urad Dal – 1 tsp Coconut – 4 tsp Onions – 1 cup, finely chopped Oil – 2 tsp Salt as per taste Method: 1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. 2. Saute the green sundakkais for a […]

Brinjals
Brinjal, Side Dish

Nei Kathirikai

Brinjals stuffed with masala and roasted in ghee. Serve as a side dish with roti or naan. Ingredients: Kathirikai (Brinjals) – 3 to 4 Onions – 2, finely chopped Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Green Chillies – 2 Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder – 1 tsp Sambar Powder […]

Rajma Kurma
Side Dish

Rajma Kurma

Rajma Kurma makes a great side dish with any meal. Ingredients: Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) – 250 gms Tamarind Extract – 1/2 cup Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblsp Tomatoes – 100 gms, chopped Onions – 100 gms, chopped Garlic – 5 to 6 cloves Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated […]

Paneer Spinach Dal
Dal, Paneer, Side Dish, Spinach

Paneer Spinach Dal

A delicious and healthy side dish perfect for any occasion or weekend dinners. Not to mention this is a simple way to get kids to eat spinach. Ingredients: Moong Dal – 500 gms Tomato – 1, small, finely chopped Onion – 1, small, finely chopped Oil – 2 tblsp Garlic […]

Bengali Aloo Masala
Potato, Side Dish

Bengali Aloo Masala

A simple and tasty Bengali style dish. Serve as a sidedish to rice, roti or naan. Ingredients: Potatoes – 250 gms Onions – 2, finely chopped Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Black Peppercorns – 1 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Cardamom – 1 […]