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Category: Vegetable Recipes

We all know how important it is to include fresh vegetables and fruits in our diet. These vegetable recipes help us get the vital nutrients for maintaining good health.

Eating lots of vegetables and fruits reduces the risk of many diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories, and have no cholesterol, and as such are ideal for weight-loss diets.

Make your meals more healthy and nutritious with these delicious and easy Indian and fusion vegetable recipes. You will find health benefits and nutrient information for various vegetables on the main vegetable pages such as Sweet Potato Recipes, Eggplant Recipes, Okra Recipes, and so on.

Fresh vegetables work best for Indian cooking. Frozen or canned vegetables don’t retain the texture and freshness that contribute to the taste of Indian dishes. The exception are beans and peas. When using frozen or canned peas, add them towards the end of your cooking, to avoid overcooking.

Purple Cabbage Curry

Purple Cabbage Curry

| March 16, 2013 Comment

Purple Cabbage Curry is not just colorful but also healthy. Teamed with bell-pepper and onions, this is a simple vegetarian and vegan curry that’s more like a light salad and can be rustled up quickly. Cabbage and bell-peppers are rich in calcium and vitamin C. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 4 cups purple […]

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Potato-Onion Soft Curry

Potato-Onion Soft Curry

| March 15, 2013 Comment

This Potato-Onion Soft Curry is one of my favorites. Easy to make and filling, this vegetarian/vegan curry can be served as a side with plain rice, any Indian flatbread, or with the Indian lentil and rice crepe – dosa. Servings: 4 Cooking: 15 minutes Ingredients 3 medium potatoes (4 cups) 2 cups onions, chopped 1/4-inch […]

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Potato-Broad Beans Curry

Potato-Broad Beans Curry

| March 15, 2013 Comment

  Try this potato-broad beans curry the next time you want to make something different with broad beans (chikkudukaya, avaraikkai, fava beans). This is an unusual combination but works well in this curry. If using the microwave, it does most of the work for you, and you can put it together in no time. Broad […]

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Potato Bell-Pepper Curry

Potato Bell-Pepper Curry

| March 15, 2013 Comment

The Potato Bell-Pepper Curry (Potato Capsicum curry) is a lightly spiced North Indian vegetable side that’s great with rice and Indian roti. Potato and bell pepper make a tasty combination. This curry is very popular with my family. This vegetarian/vegan recipe is also very easy to make. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 2 […]

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Plantain Soft Curry

Plantain Soft Curry

| March 15, 2013 Comment

Plantain Soft Curry is a South Indian vegetarian side that’s very popular. This simple and easy-to-make curry is a staple in South Indian vegetarian meals and served in restaurants. Try it next time you want a quick side for plain rice. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients 5 cups plantain, peeled and cut into […]

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Plantain Crumble

Plantain Crumble

| March 15, 2013 Comment

Plantain Crumble or valakkai podimaas is a tasty and healthy curry with a slight crunch to it. A vegetarian/vegan side, it’s very popular in South India. Servings: 2-3 Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 4 medium plantains 2-3 tbsp coconut, freshly grated Turmeric powder, a pinch Salt to taste For Masala 2 tsp coriander seeds (dhania) […]

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Plantain-Chilli Pepper Fry

Plantain-Chilli Pepper Fry

| March 15, 2013 Comment

Try this tart Plantain-Chilli Pepper Fry, if you have the long chilli peppers and have some leftover after making fritters (mirchi bajjis/pakodas). The long chilli peppers are usually quite mild and add a delicious flavor to the plantains. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3 cups plantain (peeled, quartered, and sliced into 1/2-inch thin […]

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Peppery Green Papaya Curry

Peppery Green Papaya Curry

| March 14, 2013 Comment

This Peppery Green Papaya Curry adds color and a different taste to your regular meals. Green or raw papaya is popular in South India, and is used to make a variety of savory dishes. This easy vegetarian/vegan recipe uses a slightly ripe papaya and makes a great side for plain rice. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: […]

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Okra with Tomatoes

Okra with Tomatoes

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Okra with Tomatoes is a simple and easy curry you can make for a quick vegetarian or vegan meal. You can serve it with rice or any Indian flatbread. Okra is a good vegetable to include in your vegetarian diet if you have digestive problems because, like yogurt (curds, dahi), propagates good bacteria in the […]

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Okra Fry

Okra Fry

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Try this okra fry recipe if you want are rushed for time and need to make a quick okra curry for your dinner. This vegetable cooks very easily and is tasty, too! Make this healthy vegetable a part of your meal plans. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 5 cups of okra, cut into […]

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Okra-Coconut Curry

Okra-Coconut Curry

| March 14, 2013 Comment

This Okra-Coconut Curry is a quick and easy side for plain rice. Green chillies and grated coconut add a hint of heat and a lot of flavor to this quick and easy curry. Okra is a wonderful vegetable to include in your vegetarian diet. Like yogurt (curds, dahi), okra propagates good bacteria in the intestines […]

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Mixed Vegetable Curry

Mixed Vegetable Curry

| March 13, 2013 Comment

This Mixed Vegetable Curry is a classy and heathy way to use up all those leftover veggies in your refrigerator. Easy to prepare and full of nutrition, this lightly spiced curry is great with plain rice or any flatbread. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 cup broccoli, cut into small pieces 1 cup […]

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