20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before - ViralStories
Menu

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

Spread the love

There is no food greater than vegetarian food.. All vegetarians will obviously agree but so would or rather should all the non-vegetarians as well. It’s, healthier, cleaner, safer, kinder and not to mention no non-vegetarian dish can become a possibility without something veg in it! Well, that part was just a poor attempt to win the centuries old argument. 😉 :)

To each his own. But undenyingly, there are myriad of choices and ultimately delicious dishes in the veg arena. And as far as our love for good food is concerned, we are always on the hunt for some more! So, here’s a list of some unheard and never tasted lovely vegetarian dishes from across our country that you must definitely try out the next time you visit that place or maybe in a speciality restaurant in your locality! Have a stomachful of pure bliss!

1. Al Yakhini (Kashmir)

It is a bottle gourd cooked in a yoghurt based gravy with turmeric, salt, cinnamon and fennel seeds for the right flavour. And before you make thet face let me tell you it is delicious dish, nothing like you can expect from a lauki ki subzi.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

2. Chaaman (Kashmir)

The fresh pieces of cottage cheese or paneer are fried and then boiled in a spicy gravy made out of just water, turmeric, salt and cardamom. And what chewey unique taste it then gets. Mmmm…

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

3. Dham (Himachal Pradesh)

It is a local delicacy of the mountains which is prepared by cooking together, moong dal, rajma and rice in yoghurt and seasoned with dried red chillies, cardamom and cloves.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

4. Choor Choor Naan (Punjab)

A yummy variant of the much loved naan, choor choor naan is a kind of stuffed naan which has a stuffing of boiled potatoes and onions along with amchur or dry raw mango powder, chopped coriander and carrom seeds. A very delectable bread, it is best eaten with Amritsari chhole and mint chutney.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

5. Litti Chokha (Bihar)

The litti are the yummiest savoury balls which are made of wheat dough stuffed with roasted gram flour, spices and lemon juice and baked till golden brown. And the chokha is the roasted, pulped vegetables that are seasoned with spices and chopped onions.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

6. Pyaz Ki Kachori (Rajasthan)

It is like normal kachori but unlike any kachori you ever had before. The outer crust is flaky and crisp, made with refined wheat flour and is stuffed with thinly sliced onions and spices. These puffed to perfection kachoris are a must try any day with hot tea.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

7. Kair Sangri (Rajasthan)

A wonderful vegetable preparation that is made with kair (a radish like pod) and Sangri (a type of long beans) that are locally available. They are cooked in buttermilk, spices and raisins.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

8. Aamras Ki Kadhi (Rajasthan )

A little weird sounding dish, it’s the tangiest twist somewhere between aamras and kadhi. The traditionally made mango puree or aamras is blended thoroughly with butter milk and gram flour and a spicy tadka of dried red chillies, cumin seeds and other spices are added to it. Truly lip-smacking!

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

9. Rotlo (Gujrat)

This very healthy variant of Indian roti is made with maize and millet flour. Often eaten with pickle, onion and green chillies, when it is eaten alternately with jaggery and melted warm ghee… Mmmm… the taste is out of the world.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

10. Undhiyo (Gujrat)

Traditional Gujrati vegetable preparation which constitutes vegetables stuffed with spices and dryfruit that is deep fried and then cooked in rich spicy gravy. However a much healthier version of it is Malta Undhiyo which is prepared the same way except instead of frying it is barbequed in gravy in a sealed pot.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

11. Lilva Kachori (Gujrat)

Another mouth- watering avatar of Kachori, this one is stuffed liberally with grounded green chick peas and spices and deep fried. This is very a very popular snack in winter times.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

12. Pithale (Maharashtra)

It is just a stew made with gram flour, water, onion and spices and curd to make it tangy. A quick fix, it is a best eaten with steaming hot bhaat or rice.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

13. Sol Kadhi (Maharashtra)

A delightful concoction of coconut milk, kokum and a dash of garlic, pepper and chillies. The kokum gives it a very distinct tangy taste and a lovely pink colour.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

14. Pootharekulu (Andhra Pradesh)

This is an unusual sweetmeat which is prepared with rice starch, powdered sugar and wrapped in ghee. It is paper thin in appearance and you will literally feel it melt in mouth as soon as you put it on your tongue! Yummy by all means.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

15. Muttakos Poriyal (Tamil Nadu)

A very popular vegetable dish which is prepared by shallow frying shredded cabbage with urad dal, chana dal, mustard seeds and grated coconut. It is served with appam or rice.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

16. Bisi Bele Bhat (Karnataka)

A healthy and tasty savoury porridge made with rice, pulses and vegetables and seasoned with aromatic spices like dry red chillies, cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric and garlic. It is a meal in itself. But what gives it a unique taste ist the tangy flavour of tamarind pulp! Tangy and savouring till last spoonful.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

17. Daal Bafle (Madhya Pradesh)

It is very much similar to its counter part of Dal Baati of Rajasthan. While the baati is made by baking the wheat dough balls in charred coal or wood, bafle are made by first boiling the dough balls and then baking them in the similar manner. This makes them more crusty on the outside while keeping them softer and steamy on the inside. A much applaudable upgradation on its other brother. It is served totally smeared with ghee, daal, jaggery, green chutney and Ujjain special kadhi.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

18. Bhutte Ka Kees (Madhya Pradesh)

Another delicacy from the heart of the nation, it is a speciality of Malwa region and is prepared by frying fresh grated corn with mustard seeds, chopped green chillies and asafoetida and then boiling it in milk till dry and then adding some gram flour to bind it. It is by far the most unusually simple, plain, yet most scrumptious evening snack of all.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

19. Dehrori (Chhatisgarh)

It a sweetmeat generally prepared as a part of Diwali goodies. These are basically rice balls or dumplings that are fried in ghee till golden and then dipped in clear sugar syrup and coated with crushed assortment of dry fruit. Yumm…

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

20. Rasabali (Odisha)

A unique dessert made with deep fried balls of paneer, maida, chenna (cottage cheese along with its whey), milk powder etc. and then boiling them in milk. It is served cold. The feel of the soft and creamy rasabali in mouth is indescribable.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

21. Kanchkolar Kofta (West Bengal)

You must have eaten koftas many times now but these are totally different from your previous ones and that’s because they are amde with steamed raw bananas. Now, before you go bananas and skip this, be assured they are the most scrumptious of koftas you could have ever asked for!

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

22. Baingan Lonje (Uttar Pradesh)

It is very delicious tangy stuffed brinjals preparation. A stuffing of fried onions sautéed with various spices like cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, red chillies and cinnamon with a hint of lemon juice is prepared which is filled in cut brinjals and shallow fried.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

23. Bal Mithai (Uttarakhand)

It is a kind of Indian fudge made with mawa or thickened milk and sugarcane juice and decorated with white sugar balls.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

24. Bajra Khichdi (Haryana)

It is your usual khichdi but instead of rice, there is bajra or pearl millets cooked with lentils a and light seasoning until tender and then eaten with a good helping of desi ghee which is quite abundant in Harayana, as we all know and a side dish of raw onion salad, papad, and chhach or buttermilk.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

25. Chhurpi (Sikkim)

This a very strange dish made with a wildly growing fern in the region called as Ningro. It is cut into pieces and cooked with onions, green chillies and assorted spices with a little water to make a mildly spicy curry. It is served with piping hot bowl of sticky rice.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

26. Alu Pitika (Assam)

A very simple and yet a very delectable recipe, alu pitika is made by mixing chopped onions and chillies and hot mustard oil into a bowl of mashed potatoes. It makes a great side dish.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source

 

27. Akhuni (Nagaland)

Tasting a lot like some Chinese fare, it is again a simple dish that is made with fermented soya beans sautéed with chopped ginger, tomatoes and onions.

20 Yummy Vegetarian Dishes Across India That You May Have Never Tried Before

image source


Spread the love
For more such entertaining stories do
and on twitter. You are awesome!