Indian cuisine is a well-known sanctuary for vegetarians, thanks in large to the fact that many areas of the country follow a meat-free diet due to cultural and religious practices. As a result, many regional Indian cuisines offer an array of vegetarian food that is unmatched by other places, where the diet has historically been more meat-focussed.
In this recipe collection, our chefs show off the variety and diversity of Indian vegetarian recipes. Alfred Prasad's dahl makhni is a sublime dish to add to your repertoire, a rich and deeply spiced lentil soup that is perfect for mopping up with homemade naan bread. His Tandoori khumb recipe is the perfect starter for a vegetarian feast, with Portobello, shiitake and oyster mushrooms mingling with piquant pickled onions.
Paneer is, of course, a mainstay of Indian vegetarian cuisine - why not try out Bharwan paneer - a great starter of paneer stuffed with a feisty mint chutney.