5 Vegetarian Dishes For Any Celebration

5 Vegetarian Dishes For Any Celebration

Every celebration is made special with food. Delicious delicacies and special preparations are the essence of all Indian celebrations. Let us explore some vegetarian dishes that you can easily prepare for your next festive celebration.

Indian cuisine is rich and diverse. From quick tasty meals to elaborate preparations of delicious delicacies, Indian cuisine has it all. There are so many flavors, colors, sweet and savory meals to choose from. There is a plethora of spices used and rich ingredients that make it undeniably delicious. The most important and fascinating thing about Indian food is that Indians make it from scratch.

Indian cuisine has the widest variety of vegetarian dishes that you can include in your big Indian feast on special occasions.

Here are some Indian recipes that will add flavor to any festive occasion:

Chana Kofta Biryani

Garbanzo / Chana Kofta Biryani –

Passed down through generations from the Nawabs, this dish is a royal rendition of the traditional Biryani rice. Chana Kofta Biryani is a layered rice dish with a scrumptious Chana Kofta gravy topped with seasoned, flavorful Basmati rice. It has a divine aroma and a heavenly taste that will make it an instant hit amongst your guests at your next dinner party.

To make this special biryani, you will need: 

For the Koftas:

For the gravy: 

For the rice:

  • 1 cup washed and drained Basmati rice
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 Cloves
  • Salt to taste

For the toppings:

  • 2 tbsp warm Milk
  • a few Saffron strands
  • 1 tbsp chopped Mint leaves

How to cook: 

  • Boil the rice with all the other ingredients for around 10 minutes while stirring occasionally. Strain the rice and keep it aside.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the Kofta balls and blend them into a paste using water as required. Make small Kofta balls. Heat the oil and fry until golden brown.
  • Boil the tomatoes until the peel comes off. Blend them into a smooth puree. Heat the oil, add the tomato puree, spices, and other ingredients and cook for 2 minutes. Add the fresh cream and mix well. Cook it for a minute while stirring occasionally. Add the Kofta balls to the gravy and let it cool down.
  • To assemble the Biryani,
    • Spread half of the rice on a greased baking sheet.
    • Then, spread the Kofta gravy over it.
    • Spread the rest of the rice over it.
    • Mix the milk and saffron together and pour the mixture over the rice. Then, sprinkle the mint leaves on top.
    • Cover it with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Your Garbanzo Kofta Biryani is ready to serve.
Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka, one of the most popular vegetarian dishes, is a great way to start off any Indian meal. The cottage cheese cubes and veggies are marinated in authentic spices and are grilled to perfection. You can serve this incredible dish on kabab sticks as an appetizer with some freshly ground mint chutney on the side.

It is now very easy to make tikka and tandoori dishes with our Tikka Masala and Tandoori Blended Spices.

Make Paneer Tikka with just these few ingredients:

  • ½ cup diced Onions
  • ½ cup diced Capsicum
  • 1 cup cubes of Paneer (cottage cheese)
  • ½ cup thick Curd/ yogurt
  • 2 tsp Tikka masala
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 3 tsp Sunflower oil
  • Salt to taste

How to cook: 

  • Add the tikka masala, oil, cubed cottage cheese, and vegetables to the curd and mix well until everything is well-coated.
  • Cover the marinated cottage cheese and vegetables and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, insert a wooden skewer into the marinated cottage cheese and vegetables.
  • Grill the Paneer Tikka and serve hot!

So, if you are lucky enough to stay on a coast, then head to your nearest beach to celebrate Independence Day. 

Along with your beachwear, pack some cooking essentials like a barbecue kit, some veggies, paneer, and our ready-to-use organic food products like Tandoori Masala, Tikka Masala, Kitchen King Masala, and Ginger Garlic Paste

And have a fulfilling Independence Day weekend with friends and family at the beach. 

Veg Pulao

Veg Pulao

Pulao, a one-pot rice dish, is loved and relished in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Iranian cultures. Veg Pulao is a delicious medley of aromatic rice and spiced and curried vegetables served with a side of traditional Raita. Veg Pulao is one of the easy-to-make yet delicious vegetarian dishes that you can prepare at home on a special occasion. 

You will need these ingredients for a one-pot Veg Pulao:

How to cook:

  • In a large pot, heat up the oil and add all the spices to it. Once the spices begin to sputter, add the onions, chilli, and saute it well.
  • When the onion turns golden, add the ginger-garlic paste. Once it cooks a little, add all the remaining vegetables and mint leaves. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add 3 cups of water, salt, and bring it to a boil. 
  • Next, add the rice and cook on a low flame with the lid on. Cook until the water dries up and the rice is cooked.
  • Let it cool for 10 minutes and serve with some Boondi raita.
Moong Dal Samosa

Moong Dal Samosa

A healthier alternative to the traditional peas and potato samosa, this Moong Dal Samosa is just as delicious! Samosa is the most loved snack in all desi cultures and a snack-time favorite. Moong Dal Samosa is stuffed with soaked and spiced moong dal with a crispy outer layer for a perfect balance of healthy and tasty. 

Make this delicious Moong Dal Samosa using these ingredients:

For the stuffing:

For the samosa:

How to cook:

  • Grind the moong dal into a coarse paste. 
  • In a pan, heat the oil and the spices. Once they begin to sizzle add the dal paste.
  • Saute until well-cooked and keep it aside to cool.
  • Add the oil and salt to the flour and knead the dough using cold water. Make small dough balls and cut them in half and shape them into cones.
  • Fill it with the stuffing, fold it up into a samosa, and deep fry until golden brown. Serve hot!
Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo

A plateful of golden-brown, round Besan ladoos topped with rich nuts can bring about the light and brightness of Diwali no matter when you make it. The traditional homemade Besan ladoo is made in pure desi ghee (clarified butter) that gives it a creamy texture and undeniably delicious flavor.


How to cook:

  • In a pan, heat the ghee and add the Chana besan. Keep stirring so that it doesn’t form any clumps. 
  • Roast the besan until golden brown (this takes around 25-30 minutes)
  • Remove from the heat and add the cardamom powder. Once cooled down, add the jaggery powder, nuts, and raisins.
  • Roll into ball-shaped ladoos and serve!

These Indian recipes for delicious vegetarian dishes will make your feasts extra special. You can make them healthier using quality organic products from Dwaraka Organic. We have non-GMO products and chemical-free products that will enhance your health and well-being. You can find our organic food products on our website or any natural food stores near you.