Vegetable Recipes are the corner stone of Indian Cuisine. Every region in India has its own locally grown and seasonal vegetables. Each Region has its own unique way of cooking too.
Dry Vegetables are a category of vegetarian recipes which are prepared without curries or gravy. These dry vegetables are enjoyed not only as breakfast with Indian breads but also serve as Main course dishes on their own. They are generally accompanied by Dals (Lentil preparations), Sambar or Raita and are eaten along with Indian breads as well as with Rice.
Dry vegetables are usually fried or shallow fried in vegetable oil with nil or minimal water. Use of Herbs and spices lends them a unique taste and aroma. The selection of spices varies with the vegetables and plays an important role in final aroma and taste.
For example, Ajwain (Carom Seeds) may go very well with dry Arbi Ki Sabzi (Taro root). Methi (Fenugreek) adds beautifully to Kaddu ki Sabzi (Pumpkin Curry) whereas Adrak (Ginger) goes well with Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower).
Many of the Sookhi Sabzis are also prepared with Green Leafy Vegetables. Green vegetables are a good source of vitamins, fibers, anti-oxidants, Iron and minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc etc.
In this section we cover some of the popular dry vegetable recipes.
A Collection of Indian Dry Vegetable Recipes
Aloo Patta Gobi Sabji is an easy North Indian vegetable dish made by stir frying potatoes and cabbage, which is ...See Recipe
Gajar ki sabji is a simple & minimalistic Indian main course dish made by stir frying and tempering fresh diced ...See Recipe
Annakoot ki Sabzi is a special but simple mixed vegetable dish ideally prepared with 56 different ingredients for Annakut Bhog ...See Recipe
Aloo bhindi sabzi is a simple and delicious North Indian stir fried vegetable dish made from bhindi (okra) and aloo ...See Recipe
Aloo beans or aloo phali ki sabzi is a mildly spicy curry made of french beans cooked with potatoes. This ...See Recipe
Kurkuri Bhindi or Fried Bhindi is a quick, tasty, spicy and crispy Bhindi (Okra) recipe. The Bhindis (Okra) are lightly ...See Recipe
Aloo Capsicum or Aloo Shimla Mirch is a dry Indian curry made with stir fried Potatoes & Capsicum. It is ...See Recipe
Bhindi Ki Sabzi or Stir Fried Okra Curry is a very popular vegetable in its own right as well as ...See Recipe
Stuffed Capsicum (Bell Pepper) or Bharwa Shimla Mirch is a flavorful and tasty exotic side dish. For preparing this dish, ...See Recipe
Bhindi Do Pyaza is a spicy Indian dish made from bhindi (okra) and onions. The words 'do pyaza' ('do' means ...See Recipe
Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk or Potato Cauliflower and Fenugreek Leaves Curry is traditionally a Sindhi delicacy. It is a dry ...See Recipe
Bharwa Bhindi or Stuffed Okra is a popular Indian side dish in which bhindi (okra / lady finger) are stuffed ...See Recipe
Aloo Gobi or Cauliflower & Potato Curry is a dry North Indian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and a dash ...See Recipe
Tindora Fry also known as Dondakaya Vepudu is a delicious Indian Curry made with by stir frying thinly sliced Tindora ...See Recipe
Aloo Methi is a dry curry made with potatoes & fenugreek leaves. It is flavored with mild Indian spices. Aloo ...See Recipe