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Some Popular Indian Vegetarian Fare

Indian cuisine is increasingly gaining popularity all over the world. There are thousands of healthy and delicious Indian dishes that you could easily try at home. However, some of the most popular vegetarian dishes that have won major acclaim worldwide are available even in restaurants abroad. Indian vegetarian dishes taste incredibly delicious and are full of spices and alluring aroma. Here are some of the most popular Indian vegetarian dishes that are appreciated and enjoyed by one and all across the globe.

Mutter Paneer

This is a North Indian delicacy that is made with cottage cheese or paneer and green peas or mutter in rich, spicy and thick tomato-based gravy.  Mutter paneer is a very famous Indian dish that is loved by all irrespective of whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian. It is usually served with roti, naan, tandoori roti, paratha or chapatti. Mutter paneer is mostly available in all Indian restaurants abroad and happens to be the most frequently ordered Indian vegetarian food in restaurants. Mutter paneer also, is a fabulous side dish in any non-vegetarian meal and it is undoubtedly, the most popular vegetarian main dish. It could also be served piping hot on a bed of aromatic plain Basmati rice.

Palak Paneer

This is yet another popular cottage cheese dish that has its origin in North India, Punjab to be precise. Cottage cheese complements the rich, thick and healthy blanched spinach puree. It is usually served piping hot with melted ghee or clarified butter accompanied by an assortment of Indian bread. You could use tofu instead of cottage cheese if you are looking for a dairy-free alternative.

Aloo Gobhi

This is one of the most common Indian vegetarian dishes that are very simple yet very tasty. This dish is made with cauliflower and potatoes with a fantastic blend of spices. There are many recipes for this particular dish. Mostly this is a dry side dish in any meal and often green peas are added to infuse a fresh green flavour to the entire dish.

Dal Tadka & Kali Dal

Dal tadka is a very popular Indian dish that is actually yellow lentils that is tempered with aromatic spices and ghee or clarified butter. This is the most ordered vegetarian dish in a typical Indian dhaba and people enjoy it with hot and soft rotis. Kali dal is a popular North Indian dish, which is really delicious and wholesome. It is usually ordered as a side dish in a non-veg meal.

Malai Kofta

Malai kofta is a very popular Indian vegetarian dish and you are sure to find this authentic Indian delicacy in the menu of all reputed Indian restaurants worldwide. It is certainly a special occasion food. It takes a great deal of effort, patience and time to make malai koftas. Koftas are similar to meatballs but are made purely from vegetables. Malai refers to the creamy and smooth textured gravy. The gravy usually contains cashew nut paste, beaten curd and fresh cream that give the gravy a rich look and great taste. Malai kofta would certainly be available in the best Indian restaurant Melbourne.

Navaratan Korma

Navratan Korma is a hot favourite with the vegetarian Indians. This is an authentic Mughlai dish that contains nine different kinds of vegetables & fruits in a rich, thick, creamy and smooth textured yogurt-based gravy.

Chana Masala

Chana masala is popularly called chole masala as well. It is a very popular traditional Punjabi dish. It is made from chickpeas, onion paste, tomato puree and a wide variety of spices. The garam masala, kesuri methi and ghee add a whole new dimension to the dish. Usually, it is served with bhaturas but could be enjoyed with parathas and rotis as well. Chole bhature is one of the most delicious street food that is available even in Indian restaurants abroad.

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