Leafy Green Vegetable Indian Recipes

In India, cooking veggies is something of an art, and a single veggie can be made in a hundred different ways. And it is, given that most homes have their style of preparation for each vegetable. So if you're looking to add good greens to your diet, here are a few tasty Indian recipes for how you can cook and enjoy them.

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    Palak Paneer

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    This is a favorite North Indian dish. This mildly flavored dish is super healthy too. If Paneer is not on hand or you want a dairy-free option, you can also use tofu or veggies like cauliflower or potato.

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    Bund Gobhi Ki Subji

    Serve this simple veggie dish with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and a tangy pickle.

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    Palak Paratha

    This delicious and nutritious Indian bread tastes great with yogurt and Aam Ka Achaar (mango pickle) or Andhra Tomato Pickle.

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    Palak Ki Subzi

    Quick to make and good to eat is the perfect caption for Palak Ki Subzi. This is a tasty vegetable dish, and it is full of good nutrients too. Palak Ki Subzi takes just about 10 minutes to make.

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    Hara Bhara Kabab

    A tasty alternative for those who love kababs but are vegetarian, Hara Bhara kabab gets its name and green color from the healthy spinach in it.

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    Palak Ka Raita

    This raita is both tasty and nutritious. Serve it with your favorite daal and plain boiled or fragrant rice for a lovely vegetarian meal.

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    Chicken Saagwala

    This dish combines chicken with spinach, and the result is a tasty, nutritious and healthy dish. Team it with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) or Parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread).

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    Daal Palak Ka Shorba

    Made from scratch with spinach and lentils, this soup is yummy and seriously good for you. You can have it any time of the year, but it is especially great for when the weather is cold.

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    Sheila's Sai Bhaaji

    Sai Bhaaji is a typical Sindhi (western Indian) food. The greens and veggies in it make it a healthy meal choice.

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    Gobhi Methi

    Gobhi Methi is very easy to make and tastes wonderful. Once you try it you'll never prepare and eat cauliflower another way ever again.

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    Methi Paratha

    Healthy and yummy all in one neat little package. What more can you ask for? Serve Methi Parathas with chilled yogurt and a pickle of your choice.

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    Sarson Ka Saag

    This typically Punjabi (North Indian) dish tastes nice with Makki Ki Roti (Indian maize flatbread) and a dollop of fresh butter.

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    Aaloo Shepoo Chi Bhaaji

    This tasty vegetable dish is from Maharashtra in western India. It takes just 10 to 15 minutes to make from start to finish, but the results are very satisfying indeed. Serve Shepu Chi Bhaaji with hot Chapatis and a bowl of your favorite Daal (lentils).

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    Mint-Cucumber Raita

    This simple recipe uses fresh mint to create a cooling side dish to serve with a Pilaf (or Pulao—rice dish). It is really easy to make.

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    Brussel Sprouts Ki Sabji

    Even though Brussel sprouts are not a vegetable seen in Indian markets or at Indian tables this recipe experiments with them. Brussel Sprouts Ki Sabji is an excellent vegetarian dish to add to your favorite meals.