Explore the most fascinating food dishes that offer the best of Indian cooking and prepare them at home! Flavorful Indian side dishes that are so delicious you won’t believe they are homemade.
Any of these Indian side dishes make the perfect accompaniment when paired with Indian main course dishes. Enjoy these 49 delicious Indian side dishes that you just have to try.
Indian Side Dishes #1: Sweet Corn Curry
Learn how to make sweet corn curry that is very easy to make and so tasty. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #2: Punjabi Chole (Chole Masala)
A spicy tangy tomato-based semi dry gravy with white chickpeas that is best served with any Indian flatbread. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #3: Dal Palak
Indian Side Dishes #4: Dal With Green Leaf
Tur dal cooked with green leafy vegetables is healthy and makes the ideal south Indian meal. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #5: Nellikai Sadam
Indian Side Dishes #6: Besanwali Bhindi
Crispy okra fried with gram flour makes the perfect side dish for any south Indian meal. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #7: Restaurant-Style Sweet Corn Masala Curry
Fresh sweet corn kernels cooked in an onion based spice paste is a delectable side dish for Indian flatbreads. Very rich and tasty! Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #8: Green Peas Masala
Green peas masala is tasty and makes a good accompaniment with roti, naan bread, or even chapati. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #9: Sprouts Masala Curry
Indian Side Dishes #10: Brinjal Fry (Eggplant Fry)
Indian side dishes containing eggplant are nearly a meal in itself. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #11: Mixed Vegetable Rice
Indian Side Dishes #12: Palak Paneer
Creamy rich palak paneer. A very tasty and healthy side dish when served with pulao and roti. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #13: Potato Carrot Roast
Homemade stir-fry that goes well with rice / rotis. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #14: Kadai Vegetables
Healthy, rich, and delicious kadai vegetables which go well with jeera rice, roti, and/or naan. Get the recipe.
Indian Side Dishes #15: Kadai Bhendi/Bhindi
A tasty vegan side dish that goes well with roti or pulao. Get the recipe.
16) Aloo Jeera
17) Simple Vegetable Rice
Dinner doesn’t get simpler than this! An absolutely flavorful and tasty rice with ingredients readily available in most pantries. Get the recipe.
18) Arachu Vitta Kuzhambu
A classic tamarind based stew from Tamil cuisine. Get the recipe.
19) Bombay Chutney
An easy side dish that goes very well with puri or chapathis and also with rice and appalam. Get the recipe.
20) Chettinad Urlai (Baby Potato Roast)
21) Manga Sadham (Mango Rice)
22) Vazhakai Podi
23) Sweet Corn Masala Dosai
A slightly sweet masala with bursting flavors of sweet corn. Get the recipe.
24) Aloo Bhindi Masala
25) Vegetable Curry
Vegetable curry makes a great accompaniment with jeera rice but it can be served with naan bread and roti too. Get the recipe.
26) Dal With Methi
The semi-cooked tur dal with methi and onions makes a great accompaniment with roti or jowar. Get the recipe.
27) Potato Veggie
28) Aloo Methi
29) Beans Parupu Usili
30) South Indian Vegetables
A delicious assortment of stir-fried vegetables. Get the recipe.
31) Tomato Thokku
Tomato thokku is one of the easiest and tastiest relishes you could make and goes great with rice or idly/dosa. Get the recipe.
32) Okra With Tomatoes
Okra is more commonly known as ladyfingers or bhendi in India. Whatever you call it, it’s delicious when blended with tomatoes and onions and is easy to prepare. Get the recipe.
33) Aloo Matar
34) Baby Corn Stir-Fry
A homestyle vegan stir-fry made with baby corn and tomatoes that is simply yummy. Get the recipe.
35) Kathirikai Pitlai (Brinjal Pitlai)
36) Paneer Capsicum Masala
A rich and creamy gravy made with paneer and bell peppers that is also easy to make. Get the recipe.
37) Besanwali Simla Mirch
An aromatic vegan stir-fry Indian side dish made with bell peppers and gram flour. Serve with rice and roti for a healthy and filling meal. Get the recipe.
38) Dal Fry
Hearty and wholesome toor dal cooked with flavorful spices for a restaurant style taste and flavor. Get the recipe.
39) Turnip Dal Fry
40) South Indian Style Vegetable Kurma
A delicious mild flavored mixed vegetable curry that is perfect when served with chapathi or poori. Get the recipe.
41) Carrot Podi Curry
Homestyle carrot stir-fry recipe with a fresh spice blend that tastes even more delicious when paired with rice/rotis. Get the recipe.
42) Onion Tomato Chutney
43) Carrot Chutney
44) Ajwain Tambli
A tasty Tambli made with healthy ajwain leaves. Get the recipe.
45) Mint Chutney
A delightful mint chutney that goes well with samosas, cutlets, and many other side dishes. Get the recipe.
46) Vendhaya Mangai (Mango-Fenugreek Pickle)
Vendhaya mangai is a very famous pickle recipe that is made even better when raw mangoes are in season. Get the recipe.
47) Maavadu (Vadu Mangai)
A spicy and flavorful South Indian raw mango pickle made with tender baby mangoes. Get the recipe.
48) Schezwan sauce
A delicious sweet and sour sauce used in many Indo-Chinese recipes with just the right amount of spiciness. Get the recipe.
49) And the last featured Indian side dishes…Aamras
Fresh mango juice with cardamom that makes a great Indian side dish or even sweet enough served for dessert. Get the recipe.