20 Meatless Indian Meals You Can Make At Home

20 Meatless Indian Meals

Indian might just be the ideal cuisine for vegetarians looking to branch out. While many restaurants only provide one or two vegetarian options, most Indian restaurants feature a huge variety of meatless fare, thanks to vegetarianism figuring heavily into the cuisine. Awesome, right?! No need to head out to a restaurant for delicious Indian-inspired fare, though – these 20 Meatless Indian Meals can be made right at home!

Tandoori Cauliflower with Indian-Spiced Quinoa

Tandoori Cauliflower with Indian-Spiced Quinoa

A head of cauliflower, smothered in a spicy yogurt marinade and baked. Plenty delicious in and of itself, but the hearty quinoa completes the scene.

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Manchurian Chickpea Bowls

Manchurian Chickpea Bowls

Even though this dish is inspired by Northeastern Chinese cuisine, its Indian influence seems apparent. Taste Space presents roasted cauliflower swimming in a spicy tomato sauce.

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Potato Chickpea Masala Rava Dosas

Potato Chickpea Masala Rava Dosas

How about a dosa delicious? We couldn't resist. We also can't resist these spicy potato-and-chickpea-filled Indian pancakes from Cafe Johnsonia.

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Chana Masala

Chana Masala

In Good Taste presents this Indian classic made with chickpeas and tomatoes. It's the perfect intro to make-at-home, Indian-inspired cuisine - plus, it comes together in less than 30 minutes.

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Navratan Korma

Navratan Korma

Packed full of veggies, crunchy cashews and sweet golden raisins, then made rich and creamy with coconut milk (or cream). We can't get enough of this comforting vegetable korma from The Fig Tree.

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Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

Also known as Butter Lentils, this dish from An Edible Mosaic is indeed a rich and creamy lentil and bean number that's sure to warm up the chilliest of nights. With all those warming spices, this one could not be more comforting if it tried.

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Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

This thick, spicy soup from Connoisseurus Veg is sure to be the cure for whatever ails you - such as an extreme hankering for Indian soup. We love the addition of yellow split peas and the bold scoop of chili paste.

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Curried Red Lentil & Quinoa Bowls with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Curried Red Lentil & Quinoa Bowls with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Refreshing mint chutney is the perfect counterpoint to warm-spiced red lentils and satiating quinoa. We love how easy this one is to put together - great for busy weeknights.

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Saag Paneer

Saag Paneer

Crumb brings us golden-sauteed paneer cheese, tossed with creamy spinach and served atop a bed of brown rice. More, please!

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Chana Dal and Yellow Pepper Soup

Chana Dal and Yellow Pepper Soup

Split chickpeas ("chana" means chickpeas; "dal" means split) give a bit of bite to this comforting soup from The View From Great Island. A dollop of luscious lemon cream takes it over the top.

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Quinoa Biryani

Quinoa Biryani

Intensely spiced quinoa stands in for the traditional rice in this tasty (and easy!) homemade biryani from Connoisseurus Veg.

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Tofu Tikka Masala

Tofu Tikka Masala

Crispy golden tofu swimming in a rich, creamy sauce, then served up with a scoop of colorful quinoa. Straight-up deliciousness from Food, Pleasure and Health.

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Indian Butter Cauliflower

Indian Butter Cauliflower

No butter in this recipe from Vegan Insanity - just deliciousness. Tandoori-seasoned cauliflower smothered in a rich coconut curry sauce? We're in.

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Balti Tofu and Chickpeas

Balti Tofu and Chickpeas

Chickpeas and tofu join up with ginger, cardamom and coconut milk in this protein-rich affair from Ricki Heller. Just, yum!

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Tofu Vindaloo

Tofu Vindaloo

Vindaloo is all about the spices, and this tantalizing tofu version is no exception. Bring on the heat!

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Bhaingan Bharta

Bhaingan Bharta

This Indian eggplant curry from The Roasted Root showcases the hearty veggie in a scrumptiously spicy blaze of glory.

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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

A variety of veggies simmer together with spices to create this comforting Indian stew from Paaka Shaale. What could be better? When it's served with warm ladi pav bread buns, of course.

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Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo

A Brown Table brings us colorful baby potatoes, seared until golden and tender and then served up in a tangy tomato cream sauce. Yes, please!

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Slow-Cooker Indian-Spiced Chickpeas & Potatoes

Slow-Cooker Indian-Spiced Chickpeas & Potatoes

Just a few minutes at the start of the day, and dinner's ready when you get home! These spicy chickpeas and potatoes are the perfect weeknight meal; even better when served with up with warm naan.

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Spinach and Onion Pakora with Green Chutney

Spinach and Onion Pakora with Green Chutney

The View From Great Island brings us tender vegetable fritters, fried until crisp and served up with cilantro and mint green chutney. Irresistible!

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Comments

  1. says

    Thank you for the link love!

  2. AlissaAlissa says

    Every one of these dishes sounds amazing! I’m a total Indian food addict, so it looks like I’ve got a bunch of new things to try. Thanks for including a few of my recipes in this fantastic roundup. 🙂

  3. says

    Thank you so much for including my navratan korma recipe 🙂 Love this round up! Every Monday I like to try a new Indian dish. This list makes choosing recipes to try so much easier! Cannot wait to sample every single one!

  4. says

    I am SO in love with Indian food! What a stellar roundup–and I’m excited to have all these new recipes to try! This oughta keep me going for at least a week. 😉 Thanks so much for including my Balti Tofu with Chickpeas in the lineup! 😀

  5. swati says

    which browser do you use. I am not able to navigate on your site. ..everything looks so interesting and tasty…the suspense is killing me…

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