8 Pakistani dishes for the vegetarian in you

Situation: Every eatery that delivers in the middle of the night has some form or meat or the other. What do you do?

Moeen Zuberi May 27, 2015
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.


Jibran | 9 years ago | Reply @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.
Shamsi Mehboob | 9 years ago | Reply @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.
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