Here is my collection of 20+ Vegetarian Indian Curries which are wholesome, indulgent, and packed with traditional Indian flavors. From restaurant favorites to classics, these curries will surely please your palate.
Depending on the region the method and the ingredients used in a curry vary. In South India ingredients like green chili, mustard seeds, curry leaves and coconut milk are used to make curries. While in North India, curries use garam masala, whole spices, red chili powder, ginger and garlic, cream and cashew.
Types of Vegetarian Curries?
Vegetarian Curries can be divided into three categories.
Curries made with lentils and legumes ( like Red lentil Curry (dal), Rajma Masala, Chickpea Curry )
Curries made with vegetables (pretty much any vegetable can be used like potato, egg plant, bell pepper, green peas, edamame, zucchini, squashes and more)
Curries made with Paneer ( Indian cottage cheese). Vegans can substitute paneer with extra firm tofu.
What can I serve Indian Curry with?
Curries can be served with chapati, naan, plain rice or cumin rice.
Can I freeze the Curry?
Curries are perfect dishes which can be frozen. Store them in a air tight container for 1 to 2 months. Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator and warm them thoroughly on the stove top.
Easy Vegetarian Indian Curries
This incredibly delicious Indian Style Mango Curry is sweet, spicy and tangy and gets done in one pot under 30 minutes. Best eaten with your hands to truly indulge this flavor combo.
Rajma masala, a popular red kidney bean curry from northern India (punjab).Its popularly called as rajma chawal, which means red kidney beans curry and rice. It is one of the comforting dishes you will ever make.
This Indian vegetarian cashew curry is amazingly rich and flavorful. Delicious and rich curry simmered in a tomato cashew gravy.
Green Moong Dal is a wholesome protein packed lentil soup. Easily made in instant pot and no pre soaking of lentils is required. Serve this dal with rice or chapathi or enjoy as a soup.
Mushroom Masala is a delicious vegan curry made in less than 30 minutes in your instant pot or stove top.
Small tender egg plants are stuffed with ground masala and cooked to tender in the instant pot. This is a easy version of the popular gravy dish from Andhra called Gutti Vankaya Kura.
Flavorful plant based curry made with zucchini, sliced onion and cashew cream. It’s a one pot vegan dish perfect for a weeknight meal.
This Cauliflower Paneer Curry is a easy one pot dish made with cauliflower florets, paneer, creamy coconut milk and warm spices
South Indian style Edamame Curry made with the edamame, coconut, tamarind and sambar powder. Delicious vegan and gluten free curry.
Hearty and comforting curry made with vegetables, aromatic spices and coconut milk. Serve the curry with basmati rice, cumin rice or Indian flat bread.
This Chickpea Coconut Curry made in the instant pot is a delicious comfort meal. Made with simple pantry ingredients, this vegan curry will become your favorite weeknight dinner.
Bottle gourd stew is a lip smacking tamarind-yogurt gravy made with bottle gourd.
Indian Style Edamame Curry made with frozen edamame, aromatic spices and cashew cream. This one pot Vegan Curry can be made both in the instant pot or stove top. Pairs well with rice and roti
This Vegan Red Lentil Curry is spicy, creamy, and packed with flavor. It is a one pot curry which can be made both in the instant pot or stove top.
Baingan Bharta is a mashed egg plant dish from the cuisine of Punjab. This popular North Indian dish is cooked with onion tomato gravy and served with roti, naan or rice. Sharing the easy version of making baigan ka bharta with out roasting.
Hearty mushroom and green peas are cooked in few Indian spices and a tasty tomato cashew base. Makes for a comforting side to serve with naan and rice.
Spinach Stew is a simple and nutritious recipe made with spinach, green chilly, tomato and tamarind. Loaded with goodness of spinach, this easy stew can be served with chapathi or rice.
Palak Kadhi or Spinach Kadhi is a yogurt based gravy made with spinach, chick pea flour and Indian spices. Its a popular North Indian dish often served with rice.
This easy Vegan Jackfruit Curry is a creamy, hearty and delicious dish made with warm aromatic Indian spices.
Ridge Gourd Peanut Curry is a easy and flavorful weeknight curry made with ridge gourd, garam masala and peanuts
Tomato is a very versatile vegetable. There are endless possibilities and recipes with tomato. This particular recipe Masala tomato curry is one of our favourites. Easy recipe which goes very well with chapathi, dosa, pulav, pongal and rice.
Hope you enjoyed my collection of Indian Curries. Please let me know which one is your favorite in the comment section below!
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