23 vegetarian Indian restaurant dishes you can make at home

23 vegetarian Indian restaurant dishes you can make at home

Happy Friday everyone! I hope the week has treated you well and you have exciting plans for the weekend.

Today’s recipe collection post is all about Indian restaurant classics. You know, those dishes that you would never see in India but are pretty much on every single Indian restaurant/takeaway menu in the country. Well, authentic or not, they taste totally amazing so it’s no wonder they’ve become so popular.

Speaking of which, if you are a vegetarian or vegan, don’t you find that Indian restaurants are a real winner when it comes to veggie food? Even the tiny takeaway in the village where I live has an extensive list of vegetarian dishes which is so great to see.

Anyway, in today’s collection we have starters (somebody please make me those paneer tikka kebabs!), main courses, the all-important sundries and dips too.

Fancy turning your kitchen into a curry house this weekend? Here are some of my favourite Indian restaurant dishes you can prepare at home:


Vegetable samosas

Vegetable samosas from Food Fanatic [vegan] (pictured above)
Vegetable pakoras [vegan] from Our Eyes Eat First
Paneer tikka from 7 Saffron Street
Onion bhajis from A Series Of Kitchen Experiments
Gobi (cauliflower) pakoras from Veg Recipes Of India [vegan]

Main courses

Aloo gobi

Aloo gobi (potato & cauliflower curry) from Peaches and Donuts [vegan] (pictured above)
Spiced vegetable biryani from BBC Good Food [vegan]
Vegetable balti from Cuisine [vegan]
Saag aloo (spinach & potato curry) from Hari Ghotra [vegan]

Palak paneer

Palak paneer (spinach & paneer cheese curry) from Tartine And Apron Strings (pictured above)
Muttar paneer (pea & paneer cheese curry) from Hari Ghotra
Chana masala (chickpea curry) from Cookie And Kate [vegan]
Tarka dhal (Yellow split pea curry) from The Kitchen Alchemist
Bombay potatoes from The Daily Mail [vegan]
Paneer tikka masala from Kurry Leaves


Naan bread

Plain naan from Half Baked Harvest (pictured above)
Garlic and coriander naan from KO Rasoi
Pilau rice from Delicious Magazine [vegan]
Chapatis from Avocado Pesto [vegan]


Tomato chutney

Tomato chutney from Plateful [vegan] (pictured above)
Cucumber raita from Budget Bytes
Mango chutney from Frugal Feeding [vegan]
Red chilli chutney from Honest Cooking [vegan]

When it comes to Indian dishes, I am totally partial to paneer – love the delicate taste, love the texture – but I could also overdose on garlicky tarka dahl.
What are your Indian restaurant favourites? Have you tried to replicate them any of them at home?

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