In today’s age of food saturated with unhealthy ingredients, everyday life needs a regular health boost. The necessity of a fibre rich diet is ever growing. Once in a while, shifting to a vegetarian meal is considered to be extremely beneficial. Unfortunately, a popular notion is that vegetarian food is simply not as delicious or easy-to-cook! Proving otherwise, we have collected a few vegetarian Indian recipes that are healthy as well as packed with flavour. These are easy-to-cook dishes that are sure to give you a dose of good health:
- Hara Bhara Kabab
Made by shallow frying a a cutlet of vegetables and a generous ratio of spinach, hara bhara kababs can be had separately with tamarind chutney and freshly prepared salad, or thin rotis.
Usually had with rotis, mix veg handi is a sabzi or spiced vegetable using a variety of vegetables like beans, cauliflower, cabbage, peas, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, potatoes, and so on in its preparation. The healthy dish contains a wide range of flavours and spices.
This dish is a flavour bomb, a preparation of Okra, or bhindi. Onions and spices play a major role in bringing out the range of taste of this dish. Cumin, mustard seeds, and chillis are part of the spice mixture. The dish is served with rotis.
An integral part of everyday meals in India, Dal Tadka is versatile and can be served with rice, rotis, parathas, or naans. It is a protein rich, flavour-filled preparation of yellow pulses. It is spiced with cumin, rye, onions, turmeric, and salt.
Extremely healthy, especially during the winter months, Missis Roti is a Punjabi speciality, and is served with a variety of gravy based dishes. It is a flatbread made from besani or gram flour. It is a seasonal delicacy.
Similar to missi roti, makka di roti is a seasonal local Punjabi delicacy; a flatbread made from corn flour. It is considered to be very healthy during the cold months, and can be served with all vegetable preparations, especially sarson da saag.
A meaningful, and healthy condiment to any meal, cucumber raita is made by mixing freshly chopped cucumber stripes to whisked and thinned curd. Spices may also be added in the form of a tadka to the preparation to give it added flavour.
A steamed rice preparation that adds the goodness of a variety of vegetables to rice, vegetable pulao includes carrots, potatoes, peas, beans, cauliflower, cabbage and sometimes even tomatoes. It is a fibre and carbohydrate rich diet flavoured with turmeric, salt, red chilli powder, and cumin seeds.
A wondrous drink made by whisking thinned curd, butter milk works miracles for the digestive system. Especially during the dry summer months, chaas is the healthiest drink across Punjab.
Made from tamarind, jal jeera has cumin, mint, black salt, pepper, cardamom, chilli, and so on. The range of flavours make this a spicy drink that is very healthy for the hot summer months. Jal jeera is served cold, before meals so that its digestive properties can work their magic.