5 Main Course Indian Dishes To Make Without Any Vegetables

Indian cuisine is very versatile, and this is one of the factors that people across the globe are a fan. Known for its rich spices, versatility, and unique preparation method, the food in every part of India is different but it has connected people with a thread of love and affection. Indian cuisine is known for its versatile usage of vegetables- from curries to snacks, from condiments to desserts, and even to beverages. But it happens sometimes when we run out of vegetables at home. Does this mean that you always must rush to the market to buy veggies to cook? NOT AT ALL.

Indian cuisine is diverse and versatile and there is a reason behind it. What if I tell you that there are many main course dishes that can be made with vegetables and yet they are vegetarian? To make these dishes, all you need is some basic kitchen ingredients like flour or spices but definitely not vegetables. Wanna know what these dishes are? Have a look:

Gatte Ki Sabji

This classic dish is the backbone of rich Rajasthani cuisine. Known for its flavourful taste, this dish is made up of gram flour and spices. Not vegetables but it has dumplings made up of gram flour and besan. These dumplings are further cooked in a spicy gravy and served along with chapati, rice, or a plate of Dal-Baati-Churma. 

Papad Ki Kadhi

One can find several kadhi varieties in India, from pakode wali kadhi to dubki kadhi in Chhattisgarh. Well, this kadhi is mostly cooked in Madhya Pradesh and other regions of India and is known for its simplicity. The preparation method of this kadhi is simple but the addition of crunchy papad makes it even tastier.

Dahi Ki Sabji

Don’t have vegetables at home? No problem. Just grab some dahi and spices and you are good to go. This sabji gets ready in less than 15 minutes and is super tasty. To make this dish, you need to cook dahi or curd on low flame as it might burn. With a tadka of cumin or mustard and spices like red chili powder, salt, and cumin powder, this dish becomes worth a shot.

Sev Tamatar Ki Sabji

Sev Tamatar ki sabji is a popular delight in many parts of Maharashtra. It has sev (made up of gram flour and spices) cooked in a flavourful and spicy tomato gravy. The only trick here is to add sev only when you are ready to serve in order to keep the crunch factor intact. Otherwise, the sev will turn soggy and will not taste as expected.

Boondi Ki Sabji

Wait, what? Boondi ki sabji? Yes, you read that right! Boondi is much more than just being put into a raita. When transformed into a main-course dish, it can turn out to be too delicious. All you need to do is prepare a flavorful gravy and add crunchy boondi to it. It is easy to make and super tasty.