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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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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 ....
Karela Muthias recipe
Karela and flour dumplings that are enlivened with the addition of onions and garlic to make a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes use of karelas and garlic, the two ingredients that are said to be diabetic friendly as they help to maintain the blood sugar levels. Serve them hot, along with Low C ....
Patra ( Non - Fried Snacks ), How To Make Gujarati Patra recipe
Patra, fame is not easily earned, and if this recipe is so popular, it must be because it combines those rare qualities of flavour and good health! colcocasia leaves are very nutritious as well as tasty, especially if made into patra – a smooth paste of besan with spicy, sweet and sour flavours is a ....
Vermicelli Nut Idli recipe
Vermicelli Nut idli is the perfect choice for those days when you feel like having idli, but have no batter, or when you wish to have a slightly spicy idli. Made of vermicelli and semolina, tempered graciously with broken cashews, this can be had as a starter or as a full meal.
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 ....
Paatra ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe
Patra is sure to take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride! it is sweet, spicy and salty—all at the same time. Here, nutritious and tasty colocasia leaves are stuffed with a spicy mixture. Depending on the size of the leaves, you get normal or mini patras. Although patras taste best when deep-fr ....
Mooli Muthia, Gujarati Radish Muthia Snack Recipe recipe
Mooli muthia, I love making muthias of different varieties, as they are steamed and easy to make. Not only that… they are an ideal way to incorporate flours and vegetables in your daily diet. These muthias taste good with radish and radish leaves, while curds contribute to the flavour of this ....
Kothimbir Vadi recipe
This famous Maharashtrian snack, with the dominant flavour of coriander, is sure to steal your hearts with its irresistible aroma, tongue-tickling taste and lovely crunch. What sets the Kothimbir Vadi apart from many other deep-fried snacks prepared all over the country is that the besan dough for p ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli recipe
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
Oats Rava Palak Dhokla recipe
You might have tried a variety of dhokla with various flours, flavours and tempering, but have you ever tried a combination of oats, semolina and spinach for your dhokla batter? This nutritious combo gives you many essential nutrients including
Palak Methi Muthia recipe
Palak Methi Muthia represents perfection in flavour, nutrition and visual appeal. The flavours of spinach and fenugreek balance each other very well in these steamed iron and folic acid rich dumplings, which get a further boost in aroma from the tempering of mustard and sesame seeds. Palak Methi Mut ....
Mini Cashew Idlis in Milagai Podi recipe
This peppy cocktail snack features cashew-studded idlis coated with spicy milagai podi. Adding spiced cashews to the idli batter gives the idlis a nice peppy crunch, while tossing it with milagai podi raises the spice quotient. Mi ....
Multiflour Idli recipe
This easy-to-make Multiflour Idli has a fabulous, rustic flavour and interesting texture that you will enjoy thoroughly at any time during gestation. A batter of soaked and ground urad dal combined with wholesome flours like bajra, nachni, etc., gives us perfect idlis that replenish your calc ....
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji recipe
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) recipe
Damni dhokla, a nutritious recipe that combines dals and parboiled rice, this might take you a little time to prepare, but it is totally worth the effort. The dals are washed, soaked, dried and ground, making this an authentic though slow procedure. You will also find readymade flour in stores, in c ....
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