Indian Vegetarian Recipes
India, a vast and ancient nation which spans much of Central Asia, boasts one of the world's greatest cuisines - one that lends itself to vegetarianism better than any other on Earth. The intoxicating and unique blend of spices used in Indian recipes makes it immediately recognizable and not easily forgotten.
Being as large as it is, India has many regions, each with their own cuisines, developed and differentiated over centuries because of religion, geography, and availability of ingredients. Northern Indian food tends to rely on lentils, vegetables, nuts, and spices like saffron and chilis, while Southern recipes tend more towards rice dishes, dosai, a pancake-like dish, soups and stews like sambar and rasam, and a liberal use of ingredients such as coconut, curry leaf, chilies, and tamarind.
Like Southern India, rice is also a staple in Eastern Indian recipes, with Bengali cuisine employing a wide variety of spices, though not too spicy, like mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black cumin, cardamom, and coriander. You will find that Bengali cuisine tends to be quite similar to Bangladeshi cuisine due to the cultural and geographical proximity, much in the same way that Northern Indian cuisine is quite reflective of Pakistani food.
Check out the menu on your right for our list of Indian vegetarian recipes!
Indian Regional Recipes