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Side Dishes For Indian Meals

Dr. Shweta U. Shah

Dr. Shweta U. Shah
11 Feburary 2021

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Exploding with flavour and low in calories, a side dish plays a pivotal role in your meal. A side dish can make or break your meal and can also wreck your health goals, if you're not careful. Sides are usually super easy to make and do not need too many ingredients or procedures. What’s more they promise to take your bill of fare to the very next level!

5 super side dishes to jazz up your menu!

Try out these 5 healthy sides that you'll immediately want to integrate in to your recipe rotation!

1. Raita:Indian Vegetable Dishes Raita is crunchy and cool and it teams up wonderfully with Biryani, pulao as well as roti and subzi. The crisp veggies make the raita crunchy and the protein-packed and pro-biotic loaded yogurt is cool and tummy-soothing. Raitas are low in calorie, exceedingly tasty and utterly wholesome! Sweet, salty, spicy, zesty and tangy - all join forces in this one dish and you are going to want to serve it with nearly everything. The veggies take your nutrition quotient to the highest level while the herbs and spices make this side extremely delicious.

2. Kachumber: The side dish may not be the star of your menu, but it is as vital as the main. Nothing beats the classic salad that makes for the ideal, ready-in-5 minutes side dish! Kachumber is an excellent veggie option – it proffers loads of fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It can even boosts energy, and brings down cholesterol and sugar levels. Hence, integrating this side into your diet is very essential. Adding chaat masala creates a huge burst of flavour! Get creative and experiment with cucumber, onions, tomatoes, beet, and bell peppers.

3. Kebabs: Prepare to bite in to the healthiest, absolutely scrumptious and totally addictive kebabs ever! Kebabs are an ideal pairing for practically anything that you decide to whip up for a meal. Pulses, veggies and spices seamlessly come together in these beautiful kebabs. Kebabs bring about oodles of flavour to your meal and make the meal so much more exciting!

4. Baby potatoes stir-fry: Side Dishes For Indian Meal Stir fried potatoes are the perfect dinner side dish. Wash the baby potatoes, skin them, boil them, toss them with oil, salt and pepper, spices of your choice and you are done! It will take less than 30 minutes to prepare and goes brilliantly with most dishes. You could also tailor the dish however you like – throw in some garlic, fresh coriander leaves, and chilies. The possibilities are never-ending! These potatoes will be an enormous hit at the table, and are sure to become your go-to recipe when you are hard-pressed for time.

5. Roasted cauliflower: There’s absolutely no better vegetable to roast than the cauliflower! It has hardly any calories, is packed with vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, and fibre. Roasted cauliflower is one of the quick-to-make Indian vegetable dishes. This cruciferous vegetable is excellent for your health, so, jazz this veggie up and its ready in less than 10 minutes. A fabulously yummy and healthy side dish which is cooked up in virtually no-time at all - the most ideal combination!

The side dish may not be the star of your meal, but it’s as important as your main. You need a side that pairs perfectly with the main dish, for instance Indian vegetable dishes, and makes your meal an out-and-out show stopper. The ingredients that you use in your side dishes can make them superstars. Use the good quality ingredients, especially spices which will add a whole lot of flavour to your sides. Try Tata Sampann spices and spice blends as they are authentic spices with natural oils. Make these super quick vegetable-based sides to make your meal healthier and tastier.



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