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स्टीम - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Steam recipes in Hindi)
સ્ટીમ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Steam recipes in Gujarati)

Veg Steamed recipes, Steamed Indian Vegetarian recipes

Steamed Vegetarian Recipes

Everybody tells you deep-frying is bad, you need to cut down on the oil in your food, and so on, but does anyone tell you that steaming, the healthier alternative, is also awesomely tasty and easy? I mean, the health part is proven, but you have a lot more reason to try it out, and now!

Cooked Rice IdliCooked Rice Idli

Right from idlis to dhoklas and dumplings, we have a fabulously large variety of steamed foods in India. In fact, all world cuisines use steaming and boiling to prepare delicious and healthy foods. Steaming is not only healthier than deep-frying because it cuts down or almost eliminates the use of oil, but it also preserves more nutrients and also retains the natural color and texture of the food to a large extent. Foods cooked by steaming are pretty light on the tummy! 

Not just that, steaming is also less messy and faster than methods like deep-frying, because you can make large batches in one go. You do not need any fancy equipment – just a normal steamer will do. Or, you can just purchase a steamer basket and use it with any of your pots and pans.

Moong Dal and Spinach IdliMoong Dal and Spinach Idli

Indeed, steaming is a basic cooking technique everyone needs to master. Apart from the obvious dishes like idlis, koftas and dumplings that are steamed, you can also start using steaming as an alternative to sautéing and deep-frying in many cases, for example, to make healthy koftas.You can therefore use steaming, not just to make healthy breakfasts, but also for healthy lunch recipes and evening snacks too. During dinner time, especially, it is best to opt for steamed recipes as they are light on the stomach and will get digested before bedtime. 

With a little bit of practice and inclination, you will be able to make a positive change in your eating habits by using steaming instead of sautéing and deep-frying for a lot of recipes.

Steamed Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is one of the most obvious meals of the day, when people opt for steamed recipes like Idlis! Not only is it quick and easy to make a steamed breakfast, but also makes you feel light, energetic and healthy at the start of the day. You will surely notice the difference between days when you start the day with steamed snacks like Idli, Dhokla or Muthia and days when you have oily foods like Puri.

Dhokla Simla MirchDhokla Simla Mirch

Every region of India has its own exclusive range of steamed breakfast options, so you are spoilt for choice. Take the idli for example. Apart from the standard rice and urad idli, you have innumerable variants like rava idli, moong dal idli, oats idliand what not. 

Take dhoklasthere is much more than meets the eye! Look beyond the usual Khatta Dhokla and Khaman Dhokla, and you will find more exciting options like the Poha Dhokla

Poha DhoklaPoha Dhokla

Not to forget the ever-popular Gujarati snack, the fist-shaped muthias, which come in several interesting variants like the Doodhi Muthia

Steamed Vegetarian Lunch Recipes

At lunch time, steaming is an indispensable technique. From steaming veggies and rice, to delicious koftas that drown in your tangy gravies, steaming always comes in handy. 

Not only for everyday simple cooking, steaming is also useful to come up with exotic but healthy dishes like the Palak Kofta Rice, Cabbage Soya Koftas in Coriander Tomato Gravy, and Lauki Kofta Curry.

Palak Kofta RicePalak Kofta Rice

Steamed Evening Snacks

There is a common misconception that evening snacks are always deep-fried. True, evening tea time, always reminds one of bhajiyas, vadas and pakoras, but you can also go for something nice and steamed, like a fluffy dhokla with spicy chutney or Steamed Corn Panki. Steamed evening snacks are not only satiating but also extremely tasty and guilt-free too. 

Kothimbir Vadi, Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi RecipeKothimbir Vadi, Zero Oil Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi Recipe

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings 

Steamed dumplings like Dimsums or Momos are good snack options for the evening. They can also be served as starters for a meal.

When your kids come home from school, you can serve them steamed dumplings, which hide a lot of healthy ingredients inside them. The Spinach Dumpling, for example, is a tasty way to serve healthy greens to them.

MomosMomos

When combined with the proper sauce, steamed dumplings can actually make a wholesome meal itself. For example, the Cottage Cheese Dumplings with Spinach Sauce is a light, healthy and tasty steamed dinner option!

Vegetarian Steamed Dinner

Dinner is one meal when you should not look beyond steamed dishes! At dinner time, it is even more important that you go for steaming, because steamed foods are light on the stomach, easier and faster to digest. So, your food will be comfortably digested by bedtime, and you will not unnecessarily face digestion troubles or weight gain issues.

Any of your breakfast recipes can also double up as dinner. You can happily have idlis, dhoklas and pankis for dinner. Or you can also have a light rice recipe with lots of veggies in it. When you wish to have something different go for steamed dumplings in a nutritious sauce. 

Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani GravyPaneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy

As we said, steaming is a technique that comes in handy to cook any meal, any day. Try our wide range of steamed vegetarian recipes that includes treasures from across the world… 

Enjoy our Steamed Vegetarian Recipes, Veg Steamed Indian Recipes below. 

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Khaman Dhokla, Soft Gujarati Khaman Dhokla recipe
khaman dhokla | Gujarati khaman dhokla | steamed, soft khaman dhokla | with amazing 20 images. The Khaman Dhokla is an all-time favourite Gujarati ....
Healthy Momos recipe
whole wheat momos recipe | healthy veg momos | zero oil steamed momos | atta momos | with 15 amazing images. Momos are dumplings which are derived from South - as ....
Doodhi Muthia ( Non - Fried Snacks ) recipe
Doodhi muthia, here is another tea-time snack that is sure to please you. “muthi” means fist in Gujarati, and the dish is named such because the mixture is shaped into cylindrical rolls using the fist, plus it is almost the same size a ....
Lauki Kofta Curry recipe
Gone are those days when you had to spend half a day in the kitchen preparing kofta curry! With this simple recipe, cooking becomes not only less tedious but also healthier as the kofta are steamed rather than fried. Cook the gravy on a medium flame to avoid burning of spices and onions. Highl ....
Steamed Wontons, Veg Steamed Wonton recipe
Like Modak and Parathas in India, wontons are a wonderful food in Chinese cuisine, as they provide a lot of scope for innovation. You can try your hand at making various unique fillings, and also
Water Chestnut and Bell Pepper Bao recipe
Bao is a type of steamed bun, which is very popular in Chinese cuisine. Here is an exotic bao recipe, in which the steamed buns are stuffed with a delectable mixture of water chestnuts, capsicum and bean sprouts perked up with oriental sauces ....
Doodhi Muthia recipe
microwave doodhi muthia recipe | quick lauki muthia | doodhi na muthia | with 31 amazing pictures A traditional and healthy Gujarati snack made with grated doodhi and s ....
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers recipe
Love the exotic flavour of Sushi but don’t have the time to prepare it, or don’t have access to the ingredients? Not to worry. We have brought together Indian and Japanese styles to create a dhokla-based sushi, which anybody can make and enjoy any time! You can also surprise your guests with thi ....
Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe recipe
khatta dhokla recipe | white dhokla | Gujarati khatta dhokla | traditional khatta dhokla | with amazing 28 images. The ‘khatta’ in the khatta dhokla is the domin ....
Nylon Khaman Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe
nylon khamman dhokla | Gujarati nylon khamman dhokla | instant nylon khamman dhokla | with 18 amazing images nylon khamman dhokla
Faraali Idli Sambhar ( Faraali Recipes) recipe
The famous southie snack can be converted into a healthy and delicious faraal snack by making the idlis with sanwa millet and the sa ....
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla recipe
rava dhokla recipe | semolina dhokla | suji dhokla | instant rava dhokla | no fermentation rava dhokla | with 15 amazing images To make instan ....
Cooked Rice Idli recipe
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal. It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe
doodhi muthiya | Gujarati doodhi muthia | dudhi na muthia | steamed lauki muthia | with 25 amazing images. doodhi muthiya is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's mu ....
Moong Dal Dhokla recipe
moong dal dhokla | Gujarati moong dal dhokla | steamed yellow moong dal dhokla | no fermentation moong dal dhokla | with 24 amazing images. Pucca traditional and perfect to the core, the
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