Welcome to Indian Veg Cooking

Our aim is to provide you with a healthy culinary experience with the help of well tested homely Indian vegetarian recipes. This website provides step wise instructions for both South Indian and North Indian vegetarian dishes. As with many Indian recipes, feel free to alter the quantity of the spices according to your palate. If you have an awesome recipe you would like to share with the rest of the world, please upload it via the member's recipe section. Welcome to the world of healthy living with the help of healthy Indian vegetarian food.



Spices are sweet smelling, sharp-tasting substances used for flavouring, colouring or preserving food. They are the ideal natural alternatives to unhealthy synthetic colouring and flavouring agents. The word spice comes from the French word 'espice' which means 'appearance' and we have been using spices since 50,000 BC. India has been known as 'the land of spices' even from prehistoric times. Today there is greater scientifically validated knowledge of health benefits of spices.



The word rice comes from the French word 'ris'. Rice is the staple food for over half the world's population and has significant cultural importance. Rice is first mentioned in the Yajur Veda (c. 1500-800 BC). Rice is associated with prosperity and fertility. Hence the custom of throwing rice at newlyweds. The Food Standards Agency recommends that 33% of meal should include carbohydrate rich food such as rice. Rice is a rich source of energy to anyone allergic to gluten. In addition its low in fat and cholesterol and rich in vitamins and minerals.



The word curry originates from the tamil word 'kari' meaning sauce. Curry is a generic term primarily employed in Western culture to denote a wide variety of dishes originating from the Indian sub-continent. The common feature is the incorporation of complex combinations of spices / herbs and fresh or dried hot chillies. Curries differ greatly in their taste and content, not only between countries and within countries but also between chefs. Good cook has his or her own special style and that adds an individual touch to the curry.



The word dessert originates from the French word 'desservir', which originated from the medieval practise of two part meal, where the noble family retreated to private quarters for the second part of the meal. Now the word dessert is synonymous with a course that come at the end of a meal and usually involves a sweet dish. Indian sweets have made Indian food famous throughout history, and their variations have been accommodated to European and American menus.