Dum Aloo Recipe

Indian vegetarian recipes

Cook a meat-free, Indian-style feast with our recipes, from potato curry to vegan biryani, chana masala to onion bhajis

Looking for vegetarian Indian recipes? Want to create a meat-free Indian feast with vegetable curry and plant-based dahl? Try our recipes below and then check out our favourite vegetarian curry recipes.


Vegetarian Indian recipes

Vegan biryani

Maunika Gowardhan’s classic dish hailing from the southern part of India with influences from the Mughals, this vegetarian staple is indulgent, hearty and full of flavour.

Hyderabadi qabooli biryani

Maharashtrian amti dahl

olive’s Indian cooking expert, Maunika Gowardhan, shares her recipe for a classic sweet and sour plant-based dahl from Maharashtra in Western India.

Maharashtrian amti dahl

Dum aloo (potatoes in a thick nut gravy)

A version of this dish is cooked in almost every traditional Indian household – this particular recipe with new potatoes comes from Asma Khan, chef-patron of Darjeeling Express. Serve with fried bread such as puris.

Dum Aloo Recipe

Shahi paneer

Here, Indian cheese stars in a rich and creamy cashew and tomato curry. This vibrant Indian-style dish is an easy veggie curry recipe that’s also gluten-free. We have lot’s more great paneer recipes over here.

Shahi Paneer Recipe

Saag Aloo

It’s not an Indian feast until you make a saag aloo. Combining potatoes with vibrant spices, this dish always goes down a treat thanks to its dose of comfort. It’s gluten-free, too.

Saag aloo in a serving bowl

Vegetarian brinjal pickle

Try this classic Indian condiment made with aubergine and packed with plenty of spice. A slight sweet hit makes it a great addition to any curry.

Brinjal Pickle (Aubergines) Recipe

Chana masala

Packed with plenty of spice, this plant-based chickpea curry has less than 200 calories. Eat it with roti for a more filling meal that the whole family will love.

Chana Masala Recipe

Mutter paneer

Mutter paneer is a traditional meat-free north Indian curry. The texture of fresh peas stands up well against the paneer, but frozen is fine too. This version can be ready in just 30 minutes. It’s easy to make your own paneer – here’s how to do it.

Best curries - mutter paneer

Spring onion bhajis with mint and coriander chutney

Homemade mint and coriander chutney is the perfect condiment to eat with these crispy spring onion bhajis. Serve as a starter, snack or side at an Indian-themed dinner.

Spring Onion Bhaji Recipe with Mint and Coriander Chutney


Traditionally cooked in Indian households as a snack, these potato cakes are packed with warming spice and served with a fresh, crunchy kachumber salad. This recipe uses sweet potato to keep them lighter.

Aloo Tikki Recipe

Black Dal Recipe With Paneer-stuffed Naan