Vegetarian Food of North India
North India is one of the best and most convenient places in the world to enjoy vegetarian cuisine. The food choices are plentiful, the dishes are amazingly delicious and literally all restaurants are either specialized on, or at least offer a whole range of vegetarian meals. So surviving as vegetarian in northern India is not only extremely easy, but also a very tasty experience.
The most typical meal of North India is the vegetarian thali which varies slightly by region. This dish of the day is not only freshly prepared, but it normally comes as all-you-can-eat arrangement where the little compartments are constantly filled up and rotis are added until one signals that the amount of food has been enough. Besides these thalis there is obviously a vast amount of vegetarian mains available and below you can find a small selection of some classic dishes. Enjoy… : )
Some tasty Vegetable Thali meals
Vegetable Thali from Uttarakhand with black daal, chickpeas, a paneer dish, curd, salad, sour pickle, rice, papad, tandori roti and papaya lassi.
Madhya Pradesh Vegetable Thali consisting of daal and bean curry, mutter paneer, three vegetable sides, salad, papad, rice, chapati and lassi.
Vegetable Thali from Rajasthan of black daal, matter paneer, savory curd, sour pickle, raw vegetables, papad, rice, chapati, lassi and sweet desert.
Gujarat Vegetable Thali with yellow and black daal, two vegetables, sour pickle, yellow vegetable rice, plain rice, papad, chapati and desert.
Simple Vegetable Thali from Punjab consisting of black daal, chickpea curry, curd, raw vegetables and butter roti.
Some classic Vegetarian Dishes
Paneer Butter Masala is a firm white cheese cooked in mildly spiced, rich tomato gravy and here it’s served with plain naan and sweet lassi.
Chana Masala, chickpeas cooked in spicy gravy, can be ordered as snack, side or main dish. Here it’s arranged with butter naan and plain lassi.
Palak Paneer consisting of chunky firm white cheese in creamy, thick gravy of pureed spinach is here served with rice and sweet lassi.
Matter Paneer, green peas and white cheese cooked in mild tomato gravy is here arranged with plain rice and fresh papaya juice.
Aloo Gobi is a turmeric based curry dish of potatoes and cauliflower. This classic dish is here ordered with plain naan and lassi.
Vegetable Curry comes prepared in many different ways with regional vegetables and selected spices. Here it’s served with rice and banana lassi.
- Shan Noodles
- Vegetarian Meals
- Mohinga Breakfast Soup
- Hand Mixed Noodle Salads