11 Desi Vegetarian Recipes You Can Make In Under 30 Minutes

Let's look at some of the most delicious Indian vegetarian recipes that you can cook under 30 minutes!

Aanchal Mathur  |  Updated: November 10, 2020 13:44 IST

11 Desi Vegetarian Recipes You Can Make In Under 30 Minutes

Indian cuisine has some of the most delicious vegetarian dishes.

  • World Vegetarian Day is celebrated every year on 1st October
  • Indian cuisine is brimming with delicious vegetarian dishes
  • Here are 11 Indian vegetarian dishes that you can cook in 30 minutes

For anyone who loves to cook but are pressed with time, quick and easy recipes are a saviour. And if you are a fan of Indian cuisine, it seems like a distant dream to even think of having a quick meal, given how elaborate Indian dishes can be. But we have got some of the most amazing desi vegetarian recipes that you can try at home. For times when you are rushing to work and need a quick lunch or have unexpected guests at home and need to toss a quick snack, these 11 Indian vegetarian recipes that can be made in 30 minutes will definitely come handy!

On this World Vegetarian Day 2020, it's the best time to make some of the most delicious vegetarian dishes that the Indian cuisine has to offer.

Here Are 11 Desi Vegetarian Recipes To Try Under 30 Minutes:

(Also Read: 13 Best Indian Vegetable Recipes)

1. Butter Paneer

Who doesn't love a dish full with soft paneer chunks bathed in delicious tomato-onion gravy and laced with butter, milk and cashew nut paste? This quick butter paneer recipe is a soul-satisfying dish with a melange of all that and more! Find the full recipe here.

Creamy, easy and delicious!

2. Basanti Pulao

Also known as Meethe Chawal, this quick and easy rice dish is a lavish dish prepared across India on Basant Panchami. Not just that, it is also a comfort dish that one can relish anytime at home. With the goodness of raisins and cashew nuts, Basanti pulao is a rich and wholesome dish that you cannot resist. Find the full recipe here.

Fragrant, yummy and wholesome.

3. Southern Style Bhindi

Full with the aromatic southern flavours, this bhindi dish makes for a perfect quick and easy lunch option. Fried okra sautéed with coconut, chillies, mustard seeds and more, pair it with chapatis for a flavourful meal. Find the full recipe here.

This bhindi recipe has everything you need- nutrition, flavour and is super quick to make.

4. Aloo Tamatar Ka Jhol

If you are also someone who can't do without the humble aloo, this easy aloo jhol recipe would make you fall for the root vegetable even more! Simple yet satisfying, this recipe has marinated aloo along with paneer tossed in rich tomato gravy. Find the full recipe here.

Doesn't it look yummy in the picture itself!?

5. Matar Pulao

Incredibly easy and quick, matar pulao is a popular rice dish that has mushy peas tossed with flavourful spices and rice. A perfect dish to spruce up your lunch table, you can top matar pulao with pickles, chutneys or curd. Find the full recipe here.

The quintessential rice dish!

6. Dahi Aloo

A quick, easy and absolutely delicious aloo recipe, dahi aloo has potatoes cooked in a pool of spices and mixed with curd, lending a refreshing touch to the dish. Pair it with piping hot puris! Find the recipe here.

Indulge in this delicious aloo dish for your next meal.

7. Kulle Ki Chaat

It can't get any ore desi than a mouth-watering serving of chaat! From the streets of Old Delhi, kulle ki chaat is a tantalising street food that you just won't be able to resist. 'Kulle' literally translates to cups that are scooped out of fruits or boiled potatoes, and is presented with a stuffing of chickpeas, spice, lemon and fruits. Find the recipe here.

Love quick, easy and tantalising snack to gorge on? This one is for you!

8. Veg Pakoda

We never need a reason to gorge on crispy pakodas, do we? All you need is a couple of crunchy veggies mixed with besan into a batter along with a couple of spices and deep-fried to crispy, piping hot pakodas. Find the recipe of vegetable pakoda here.

Your perfect companion with a cup of tea!

9. Kanda Bhaji

A perfect one when craving something spicy and quick, kanda bhaji or onion pakodas are ideal for the rainy season and also when you have unexpected guests to cater at home. Pair with a zesty mint chutney and you're all set. Find the recipe here.

Pair your hot cup of tea with these yummy pakodas!

10. Uttapam

A dosa-like dish, uttapam is a quintessential breakfast/snack dish from the south Indian cuisine made with a mixture of rice, dhuli urad dal, subtle spices and fenugreek seeds. Once it's on your plate, it will finish in a matter of seconds. Find the recipe here.

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A breakfast dish you would love everyday.

11. Khatti Meethi Dal

Give your traditional dal a spin with tamarind pulp, pav bhaji masala and a spicy tadka that will instantly amp up a regular yellow dal. Find the recipe here.

Comforting, satiating and delicious!

Try these quick and easy desi vegetarian dishes at home and share your experiences in the comments section below. Happy World Vegetarian Day 2020!


About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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