Leafy, Green Vegetable 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 own style of preparation for each vegetable! So if you're looking to add the good greens to your diet, here are a few tasty suggestions for how you can cook and enjoy them:

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    Palak Paneer

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    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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    Cabbage Foogath

    Cabbage Foogath tastes lovely with hot Chapatis or plain boiled rice and daal.

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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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    Palak Ki Daal

    I love this Daal for two reasons—it's tasty and filled with good stuff! Daals are great, healthy food by themselves, but with the spinach in this dish, things only get better! You can serve Palak Ki Daal with plain boiled rice and a pickle of your choice or have by itself like soup!

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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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    Spinach and Minced Meat Soup

    Spinach and Minced Meat Soup is both hearty and healthy. It is delicately flavored with cumin and ginger and can be served as an appetizer or teamed with crusty bread or plain boiled rice as a whole 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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    Hara Bhara Aaloo

    Hara Bhara Aaloo is easy to cook and looks like you labored over it. It tastes great with freshly made, hot Parathas!

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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

    A reader said the following about Gobhi Methi, "This dish was so very easy to make and tasted wonderful.... Every time we eat cauliflower, this is how it will be prepared in our home!"

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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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    Baghaara Sowa Raita

    A tempered Raita, Baghaara Sowa Raita can be eaten warm or chilled. It is another great accompanying dish to serve with veggie dishes or rice Pilafs/ Pulaos.

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    Aaloo Shepoo Chi Bhaaji

    This tasty vegetable dish is from Maharashtra in western India. It takes just 10-15 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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    Sowa Aaloo Salad

    An Indian twist on a popular American salad! Serve Sowa Aaloo Salad chilled.

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    Sowa Kakdi Raita

    This simple recipe uses fragrant dill 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, I have always been intrigued by them. Try a recipe for Brussel Sprouts Ki Sabji.