One pot vegetarian Indian dinner recipes that are super quick, easy to make and delicious. These budget friendly, Indian vegetarian dinners are perfect for the Coronavirus lockdown when access to groceries is limited.
Try these easy Indian dinner recipes to make wholesome, healthy, comforting and super quick vegetarian meals with pantry staples.
These dinner recipes are simply effortless, time savers and can be made from easily available ingredients in the pantry.
One Pot Indian Vegetarian Recipes for Lockdown
These one dish vegetarian recipes from Indian cuisine are perfect to cook during coronavirus lockdown because:
- Most of these recipes are quick to cook, and require 20-30 minutes.
- These are complete meals by themselves. You can eat them on their own or just with a side of curd/raita or pickle is enough.
- Not many dishes to wash after cooking (especially with no house help available during lockdown.
- Everyone can cook these, beginners, novice, experts. Even Bachelors who stay alone and are learning to cook.
- Since access to grocery may be limited, You can cook most of these from the pantry staples we stock in Indian kitchens.
In case you want to know which pantry staples to buy during grocery shopping you can check: 2-3 week's grocery List to Buy during coronavirus Lockdown
The best part is not only during lockdown. These Indian vegetarian meal ideas are perfect for any time. I sometimes serve them for lunch or brunch as well.
If I can not convince you enough, let me tell you these best one dish meal recipes. Especially if you are a lazy cook like me and still want to eat home-cooked meals.
7 Easy Dinner Recipes Video
You can watch all the 7 recipes on video given below or scroll down and click individual recipe links to check out the detailed posts.
Mix Vegetable Pulao
I think this is one of the most common one pot Indian meals ever. Everyone has their own version of mix vegetable pulao. This rice dish is so versatile that you can add different combinations of veggies and every time it tastes different. You can make Vegetable Pulao in Instant Pot or Easy Mixed Veg Pulao in a Regular Pressure cooker.
Saucy Vermicelli Bowl
This easy Asian style vermicelli noodle bowl makes a perfect meal you can make in 20 minutes. This Super flavour packed, healthy, vegetarian, vegan friendly meal is delicious.
You can make it with wheat vermicelli or rice vermicelli. The ingredient list for making this spicy meal is slightly long but most of these are easily available. You can even make substitutions if you can't find certain ingredients for the recipe during lockdown. Do write to me in the comments if you have any queries.
Dalia Pulao/Broken Wheat Pulao
Dalia Pulao is healthy one pot vegetarian Indian meal that you can cook with wheat dalia/broken wheat or even bulgur. You can make this diabetic friendly wholesome and delicious dinner with pantry staples and freezer veggies in 30 minutes.
This flavourful one pot rice dish, Coconut Rice from south Indian cuisine does not require any introduction. If you love coconut flavour you will definitely love it, because this is super easy to make. Serve it with beetroot raita to make a hearty meal in under 30 Minutes.
If I am talking about one pot Indian vegetarian meals, and do not mention this Bhuni Khichdi recipe, it is next to impossible. This insanely delicious chana dal Bhuni Khichdi recipe has been passed on from generations in the family. From my Nani to my mother and then to me. This is not your regular khichdi. Make this delicious bhuni khichdi recipe once and you will know.
Protein Packed Wholesome Vermicelli pulao
Make this awesome tasting vermicelli pulao recipe that is a wholesome, vegetarian meal packed with protein. Vegetables add a healthy dietary fiber tofu is a great source of protein. You can substitute tofu with boiled chana/chickpeas or paneer as well.
This is another flavourful rice dish from southern Indian. Kuska Recipe is a plain biryani that is cooked without any addition. It is mostly served with a salan or an egg curry. But you can serve this spicy rice dish it with a side of cucumber Raita and a popad to make a delicious comfort meal.
Amritsari Chana Pulao
Another delicious one pot vegetarian dinner, that is very spicy and flavourful. Chana pulao or Chickpeas pulao is healthy flavourful and perfectly balanced meal. Amritsari wadi for a flavour punch, chickpeas for a protein and fiber. This is one of the best vegetarian meals for dinner or lunch.
I have complied the easiest one pot Indian vegetarian recipes that I make the most. However There are many more such easy and delicious vegetarian recipes on website.
I also have many Weekly Indian meal plans and delicious Recipe collections. You can checkout and explore the website for them.
Other One Dish Meal Recipes to Try
In case you want to make some one Dish meals that may not be necessarily One pot meals you can try these recipes.