Indian Side Dishes

    An Indian curry is always accompanied by a range of side dishes - cook your way through all of them.

    76 Recipes




    Global Cuisine

    93 reviews

    This simple vegan dish combines the distinctive, nutty flavour of quinoa with silverbeet, mushrooms and lentils. Spinach leaves work well in this recipe too.

    Recipe by: ASTROPHE

    39 reviews

    In India, jeera is the word for cumin. This Indian fried rice is fragrant and delicious and makes a perfect side dish for any curry or Indian main.

    Recipe by: Moomal Abro

    86 reviews

    Called 'aloo jeera,' this is a delicious Indian side dish comprising chunks of warm potato tossed with cumin, turmeric and curry powder.

    Recipe by: DRAGONSBANE

    96 reviews

    Make this early in the day and keep in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend and intensify. Add more mint to taste, but do not substitute dried mint; the flavour is just not the same.

    Recipe by: Lisa

    99 reviews

    A colourful, fragrant Indian-style rice. If desired, for presentation purposes, the rice can be pressed into a lightly-oiled bowl, inverted and unmoulded on to a decorative serving plate, and then garnished with fresh coriander and slices of lime and tomato.

    Recipe by: MICHELLE0011

    89 reviews

    Fresh okra is delicious when simmered with tomatoes in this Creole-inspired vegan side dish. Use more cayenne if you like it spicy.


    33 reviews

    Eggplant is a great vegetable but I often find it hard to find things to do with it. I found this recipe to be a simple and tasty meal.

    Recipe by: CARTHA

    32 reviews

    Gobi mutter masala is a vegetarian Indian dish of sauteed peas and cauliflower. They are seasoned with salt, cumin seed and mustard seeds. Enjoy with rice.

    Recipe by: MELLY343

    154 reviews

    A really easy and delicious chapati recipe. Serve with curry, palak paneer and rice - or just use to make sandwich wraps.

    Recipe by: INSHA87

    2 reviews

    Moong Dal Vadas are easy to cook and delicious snacks perfect to be served as evening appetizers. They are spicy, crispy outside and soft inside. The recipe mentioned below will make 24 vadas.

    Recipe by: panchali.mallik

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