8 Pakistani dishes for the vegetarian in you

Published: May 27, 2015

These homemade vegetarian recipes will keep you cozy all year round!

These homemade vegetarian recipes will keep you cozy all year round!




Not only is this recipe particularly easy, it doesn’t need many ingredients and doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to cook! Get the recipe here.

Don’t want soupy daal anymore? Can’t stand the look of a Caesar Salad? Have some crunchy bhae ki sabzi instead. It only takes 30 minutes to cook and 30 minutes to prepare! Here is the recipe.

Remember how you wouldn’t eat bagharay bainagan when your mom cooked it? You sure miss it now, don’t you? Well if you do here’s the recipe. It takes about 45 minutes to cook and only 10 minutes to prepare.

Missing mom’s homemade bhindi? Wish you could have some right now? Well we heard your tummy’s wishes and here is how they can come true! The time required to cook this deliciousness is 30 minutes with only 10 minutes prep time.

A meal worthy of a feast without a single piece of meat. Heavenly for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike! All in all, with preparation time and cooking time, this little treat takes only half an hour to make! Here’s the recipe.

A delicious Punjabi dish that can be served at any time of the day and still be relevant! With literally no prep time, this snack can take you less than 30 minutes to make! Get the recipe here.

One of the healthiest, most scrumptious meals you can ever have! Bring out some Makai ki roti and devour – divine! The time required for this dish can be slightly longer – upto an hour and a half, all the way to two hours. But, the wait will only result in the most gratifying award for your taste-buds! Here’s how you do it.

The best thing about Daal (Lentils) is the numerous ways it can be cooked. And Pakistanis love daal, so they are also the most creative when cooking their daal. Here is a delicious recipe that will keep you coming back for more. Cooking time may vary with each chefs creativity level.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Stranger
    May 27, 2015 - 1:34PM

    Slurpy …. now you are talking ….. One of the few good articles on Veg . am trying out these all one by one . Recommend

  • Aramis
    May 27, 2015 - 2:20PM

    where are the recipes of all these yummy dishes ?Recommend

  • Ahmad
    May 27, 2015 - 2:42PM

    Yumm.. Yumm..Recommend

  • Raghav
    May 27, 2015 - 6:15PM

    These are the most popular Veg dishes in India too ! I am glad, even in Pakistan these are cooked, even if sparingly. All that I have read about, and heard from Indian travellers to Pakistan, was the serious problem of availability of. vegetarian food there. I have come to believe that you just cant get veg. food anywhere in Pakistan, except when someone specially cooks them for you at their home.Recommend

    May 27, 2015 - 6:50PM

    For me either Sarson ka Saag or Chana Ghotala.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOMRecommend

  • Hungry
    May 27, 2015 - 11:32PM

    Normal and easily findable dishes of Pakistan..Recommend

  • ALi
    May 28, 2015 - 6:49AM


    Can you indians stop complaining about Pakistan ever. Recommend

  • lewanay
    May 28, 2015 - 7:22AM

    vegetarian should go to india, wiink winkRecommend

  • Usman Tickoo
    May 28, 2015 - 10:25AM

    I Dont knew pakistan was there before 19th century..as these dishes are in India before 19th century…So they are Indian dishes..needless to give them pakistani name….Recommend

  • Sandeep
    May 28, 2015 - 10:59AM

    I am Vegetarian, But i like non-veg jokes.Recommend

  • Harish
    May 28, 2015 - 12:53PM

    Welcome to all and some.Recommend

  • Shaheryar Rafi
    May 29, 2015 - 10:32AM

    The blog has links for the recipes which are all endorsing a particular brand of spice and condiment mixes but the article does not mention that its a indirect promotional effort for that brand. Editorial policy should be clear on this matter. Recommend

  • Shamsi Mehboob
    May 29, 2015 - 11:44AM

    @Raghav: What are you babbling about ? Veg foods are easily available in Pakistan. It is just that many people here consider meat-heavy diets to be a sign of affluence. However, those in the know, and as required for medical reasons, are fully aware of and strive for a balanced diet.Recommend

  • Jibran
    May 29, 2015 - 1:51PM

    @Usman Tickoo: There was an India before the 19th century? I thought there was a Mughal Kingdom and Maratha Kingdoms, Afghan Rulerships, Rajput Kingdoms, Bengal Kingdoms, Gujrati Kingdoms, European concession areas, Langasuka, Funan, Mauryan Empire, Islamic Emirates in the East and Ranjeet Singh’s Empire in Punjab. I see a diverse Subcontinent with varying cultures, languages and yes foods. But no, i dont see an India I’m afraid.Recommend

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