7 Delish Vegetarian Dinner Recipes You Must Try
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These meatless dinner recipes aren't just for vegetarians. They're also tasty, healthy, inventive, and simple. There are plenty of great options if you have a vegetarian friend coming to dinner, a teenager who has just sworn off meat, or are trying out a plant-based diet. Vegetarian cooking is simpler than you think, from flavorful sides to hearty main courses.

If you thought vegetarian cooking was all about healthy foods, think again. There are a few 'fast food' options in there, such as crunchy fries and 'takeout' tofu. Meat-lovers and plant-lovers alike will be satisfied with these nutritious and nourishing recipes.

1. Lentil

Lentil or dal is the ultimate comfort food in India. It's a thick, creamy lentil stew that's mildly spicy and aromatic. With each spoonful of this foolproof recipe, you'll feel the cold weather blues melt away. It's a good thing your kitchen will smell like spices are simmering.

2. Dal Makhani

There must be a reason why dal makhani is one of the most popular vegetarian restaurant dishes. The creamy and decadent treat never fails to impress. You can cook the dish to perfection in your own home with this recipe. This stellar recipe, made with the goodness of black urad dal, heart-melting masalas, and lashings of cream, is a must-try.

3. Satrangi Biryani

Thinking about how the meaty delicacy would taste in a vegetarian form? You've come to the right place. The soul-satisfying meal is packed with beetroot, zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, French beans, mint, and a variety of aromatic spices. This biryani is cooked slowly in a clay pot, allowing the rice to absorb all of the flavours of the vegetables and spices.

4. Cauliflower Casserole

In this healthy and filling casserole, cauliflower is baked with garlic, tomatoes, and lemon. It's a bright, tasty side that doesn't take long to prepare. It can be served on its own or with a simple salad and crusty bread.

5. Chinese Style Tofu

This 30-minute recipe is the best way to make restaurant-quality Chinese food in your own kitchen. In this tangy, tasty vegetarian and vegan dish, spicy-sweet tofu is served in a sticky soy sauce. For a flavorful feast, serve with rice and vegetables such as bok choy.

6. Spinach Salad

Spinach is one of the healthiest greens because it is high in folate and iron. It serves as the foundation for a nutritious salad flavoured with a piquant and sweet maple balsamic dressing. It's also high in protein, thanks to the nuts and seeds.

With a sweet kick from the dried cranberries, this isn't just a side salad; it's a one-bowl meal in and of itself.

7. Vegetarian Burritos

Tonight, skip the usual and make the delectable Mexican burritos. The tortillas are packed with kidney beans and a cheesy mixture; simply serve with a fantastic salsa and you're ready to go. Your family won't believe they're healthy because they're so interesting and delicious.