August 30, 2020

10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti

10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti

Here are my 10 favourite easy veg curries for roti. From simple classics like Gujarati Okra and Potatoes, to contemporary Tofu Tikka Masala, these vegetarian curry recipes are as delicious as they are simple.

Try one of these tasty veg curries for roti for dinner tonight. Either serve as they are, or include a daal option.

You can also double up and choose two complimentary curries from the list to create a larger meal.

In Indian homes, we often choose lentils or legume curries or daals to serve alongside vegetable dishes. This rounds off a meal wonderfully and adds welcome protein.

What is Roti?

Everyday curries take centre stage in traditional Indian homes. They’re typically served with wholewheat chapatis, also known as roti.

Roti are hearty and simple to prepare, although round rolling is a skill that takes practice.

How to make Roti dough

Make the dough with a combination of wholewheat flour (atta), water and optional oil. I like to add a little oil for softer rotis, but you can skip it if you don’t mind them a little chewier.

Some families like to roll their rotis extra thinly to make phulka, which they sometimes place over an open flame to rise.

Having said this, I usually cook my rotis on a steel tawa from start to finish. A frying pan also works well.

I’ll include my simple Homemade Gujarati Roti (Rotli) recipe at the end of this post, along with a fabulous Soft Spinach Roti (Chapati) if you’re a fan of the green stuff.

Ready to be inspired with some easy and delicious vegetarian curry recipes?

10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti

1. Gobi Bhurji (Scrambled Cauliflower)

Gobi Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Cauliflower) recipe
Gobi Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Cauliflower)
Gobi Bhurji (or Scrambled Cauliflower) is one of my favourite ways to enjoy a humble head of cauliflower. Simply grate it using a box grater, and sautee with onions, tomatoes and aromatic spices until tender. Serve this quick and easy scramble with buttered toast or buns for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Gobi Bhurji

2. Bateta nu Shaak (Potato Curry, Dry Style)

Simple Gujarati Koru Bateta nu Shaak Recipe
Gujarati Koru Bateta nu Shaak
A tried and true recipe for Koru Bateta nu Shaak (Gujarati-style dry potato curry). This is my mother's exact recipe and the only way we make it at home. She has a few fabulous tips for achieving intense flavours and the perfect dry bhaji-style texture every time. This shaak pairs perfectly with Masala Poori and dahi (plain yoghurt).
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Simple Gujarati Koru Bateta nu Shaak Recipe

3. Vegetable & Coconut Milk Kurma (South Indian Style)

South Indian-Style Vegetable Kurma
Vegetable & Coconut Milk Kurma
This simple coconut milk-based curry is rich with aromatic spices, nuts and a rainbow of colourful vegetables. Make it in an Instant Pot if you have one, or simply simmer away on the stove. Serve with dosa for a delicious vegan meal that's gluten free too. It also pairs perfectly with rice, roti or paratha. Feel free to add any vegetables you have in the fridge, as long as the total weight is around 600g.
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South Indian-Style Vegetable Kurma

4. Quick & Easy Palak Paneer

Easy, Creamy Palak Paneer 10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti
Easy, Creamy Palak Paneer
Palak Paneer is a stick-to-your-ribs North Indian treasure that was made to be a filling vegetarian option. Serve with laccha paratha, roti, naan or rice!
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Easy, Creamy Palak Paneer 10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti

5. Kadai Tofu & Vegetables

Kadai Tofu and Vegetables
Kadai Tofu & Vegetables
Serve this dish hot with soft chapattis/phulkas, jalebi paratha or simply with jeera rice, salad and a cooling cucumber raita.
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Kadai Tofu and Vegetables

6. Rajma (North Indian-Style Kidney Bean Curry)

Luscious vegetarian Rajma recipe (kidney bean curry)
Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)
While most of us use kidney beans as a filler ingredient in chillies, stews and salads, this Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry) makes the humble red bean the star of the show. The sauce is deeply aromatic, smooth and robust enough to take the beans from basic to beautiful. This is North Indian comfort food at its best.
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Rajma (Kidney Bean Curry)

7. Okra & Potato Sabzi (Gujarati-Style Bhinda & Bateta nu Shaak)

Gujarati okra curry with potatoes 10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti
Gujarati-Style Okra & Potatoes
Gujarati-Style Okra & Potatoes (Bhinda Bateta nu Shaak) is an everyday comfort food in many Gujarati homes, including mine. It’s usually scooped up with soft, hot rotlis (chapattis), which is our daily bread. This curry is delicately flavoured with cumin seeds, turmeric, garlic and lemon juice for a fresh vegan dish that eats more like a stir fry than the heavy restaurant curries one might be used to.
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Bhinda nu Shaak recipe

8. Palak Baingan ka Bhartha (Burnt Aubergine & Spinach Curry)

Burnt Aubergine & Spinach Curry 10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti
Melt-in-the-Mouth Burnt Aubergine and Spinach Curry
Smoky aubergine cooked over an open flame + a WHOLE HEAD of garlic! This Indian Burnt Aubergine and Spinach Curry is a sure-fire hit with spice lovers. Yum!
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Burnt Aubergine & Spinach Curry 10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti

9. Creamy, Restaurant-Style Matar Paneer

Creamy, Restaurant-Style Matar Paneer 10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti
Creamy, Restaurant-Style Matar Paneer
I’ve got a sneaky Restaurant-Style Matar Paneer recipe that’ll knock your socks off and it’s easier than you think. The base sauce is made with ground almonds and tomatoes. The spicing is mild but complex, making you wonder if you really just made that at home in the comfort of your own kitchen, without having to go to a restaurant or pick up a takeaway menu. Mad skills.
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Creamy, Restaurant-Style Matar Paneer 10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti

10. Tofu Tikka Masala

Tandoori Tofu Tikka Masala (Vegan)
Tandoori Tofu Tikka Masala (Vegan)
In my book, anything served on a stick is a winner. It seals the deal if what’s on the stick is smothered in a charred tandoori paste, restaurant style. Here’s my take on a British-‘Indian’ dish. It’s loaded with homemade tandoori spices, garlic, lemon, ground almonds and coconut cream. The best thing about it is that it’s 100% vegan. That’s got to get me extra brownie points, right?
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Tandoori Tofu Tikka Masala (Vegan)

So you have my top 10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti… but how do you make the Roti?

10 Easy Veg Curries for Roti are of course, incomplete without Roti. Here are my two favourite versions of the classic soft rotis.

It’s everyday fare that partners perfectly with any of the curries I’ve shared above.

Soft Spinach Roti
Soft Spinach Roti
Can you believe the dough for these Soft Spinach Chapatis is enriched with a whole bag of spinach? Popeye would be proud! Pack a healthy portion of leafy greens into your meal with this easy recipe the whole family will love.
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Soft Spinach Roti

Enjoy these amazing Indian vegetarian curry recipes! If you make one, please share pictures with me via Instagram. I love to see your creations! Mention me @Sanjana.Feasts and use the hashtag #SanjanaFeasts

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