Indian Sabzi Recipes – Dry vegetable recipes or sookhi sabjis are the corner stone of Indian Cuisine. They are a category of vegetarian recipes which are prepared without a gravy.
Indian sabjis or 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).
There is huge variation in the preparation of these sabzis in every region as well. Every region in India has its own locally grown and seasonal vegetables. Each region has its own unique way of cooking too resulting in a wide variety of dry vegetable dishes in the country.
These dry vegetables are enjoyed not only as breakfast with Indian breads but also serve as main course dishes on their own. In a meal, sookhi sabzi is generally accompanied by dal, sambar or raita and are eaten along with bread and rice.
Many of the Indian 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.
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List of Indian Sabzi Recipes | Dry Vegetable Recipes
In this section we cover some of the popular Indian sabji recipes.
Paneer Bhurji is a popular dish made from crumbled or freshly grated paneer which is cooked with chopped onion, tomatoes ...See Recipe
Arbi ki Sabji is a delicious Indian dry curry dish made by stir frying arbi (taro roots) along with a ...See Recipe
Palak Paneer Bhurji is a healthy and delicious Indian dish made with spinach and scrambled paneer (Indian cottage cheese). This ...See Recipe
Vegetable Jalfrezi is a semi-dry Indian curry made with a tangy, colorful blend of stir fried mixed vegetables cooked in ...See Recipe
Gajar Matar Ki Sabji is a delicious Indian dry vegetable dish made from fresh carrots and peas sautéed in oil ...See Recipe
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
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