Are you looking for simple yet flavorful vegetarian recipes? Look no further than this collection of 50 easy vegetarian recipes from Tarla Dalal, a renowned Indian chef and cookbook author. These recipes feature a variety of plant-based ingredients that are both nutritious and delicious.


The ingredient list for each recipe is tailored to suit the dish’s flavors, texture etc. Key ingredients include vegetables like tomatoes, onions, potatoes; legumes like chickpeas, lentils and beans; whole grains like rice and quinoa; dairy products such as yogurt or cheese (which can be substituted with vegan alternatives); herbs and spices such as cumin, turmeric or coriander.

Directions / Preparation Instructions

Each recipe includes step-by-step instructions on how to make the dish along with helpful tips. The preparation instructions contain rich and comprehensive details explaining every aspect of making the dish in detail: cleaning/chopping veggies , cooking techniques , assembly etc.

Cooking time & temperature guidelines

Cooking times may vary depending on your equipment but most dishes cook relatively quickly – typically within 30-45 minutes.

My Pro-tips

  1. When boiling root vegetables like potatoes or sweet potatoes, add a teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar to ensure they turn out tender.
  2. Use vegetable stock instead of water when cooking grains like rice or quinoa for added flavor.
  3. Cook using minimal oil by sautéing with water instead.

Seasoning Options

Experiment with different spice blends to find what works best with your personal taste preferences – try Garam Masala Spice Blends which have an aromatic blend including cinnamon,cloves,nutmeg,mace amongst other spices that will put the “spice” in your homemade meals!

Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe:
● Vegetable peeler
● Large Pot
● Strainer or colander
● Blender for sauces and dips

To Sum Up:

These 50 easy vegetarian recipes from Tarla Dalal are perfect for anyone looking to incorporate more plant-based ingredients into their daily meals. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, these recipes provide a flavorful and nutritious option that’s sure to please your taste buds.


Q1. What kind of recipes can I find in ’50 Easy Vegetarian Recipes from Tarla Dalal’?
A: The cookbook features 50 simple and delicious plant-based recipes that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. These recipes include appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, savories, desserts, and drinks made with a range of ingredients like vegetables, lentils or legumes.

Q2. Are the recipes beginner-friendly?
A: Yes! The cookbook is designed for those who are new to vegetarian cooking or preferring quick cooking meals without compromising on taste. All the recipes come with clear instructions that are easy to follow even if you have minimal experience in the kitchen.

Q3. Can I use this cookbook if I have specific dietary needs such as gluten-free or vegan?
A: While not all the recipes in this cookbook may be suitable for every dietary need (such as gluten-free), many of them can easily be adapted based on personal preferences/requirements. For instance ‘Spicy Zucchini Soup’ recipe can be turned vegan by using non-dairy milk instead of regular milk mentioned in the recipe.’Black Bean Quinoa Salad’ is an example where author mentions how easily it is adaptable to suit one’s requirement by replacing cheese with tofu/cottage cheese crumbs/diced avocado etc.