5 simple Indian sabzi’s for a quick weekday meal

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Indian food is simple to make and delicious to eat. And nothing can be better than some comforting ‘ghar ka khaana’ when you’re in a bad mood. If you love Indian home-cooked food, (like I do) and want to try something new for your dinner or lunch today, without any fuss, your quest has come to an end.

Matar Mushroom

Matar and mushrooms are both very nutritious and flavourful ingredients, plus when you cook them with a luscious onion tomato masala and powdered spices great taste is guaranteed. The addition of cashew paste gives it a slight nutty creamy sweetness!

Baingan Ka Bharta

This delicious roasted mashed brinjal dish is one of the most comforting things to eat along with crisp paranthas. Large brinjals are charred on an open flame, mashed and mixed along with chopped onions, tomatoes and basic spices. The mouthwatering smoky flavour that comes from charring the baingan is what makes this dish so amazing.

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

The beautiful colour and aroma of this aloo recipe is enough to make you really hungry. Deep fried baby potatoes cooked in a masala made with ingredients like kashmiri red chilli paste, cardamom powder, fennel seed powder and creamy yogurt.


One of the most popular dishes of Kerala cuisine – a delicious mix of regional vegetables cooked in a yogurt gravy and a South Indian essential – coconut. You can have this with rice or with dosas.

Cabbage Foogath

It won’t take you more than 15 minutes to have this simple and delicious sabzi on your plate. Shredded cabbage cooked in a flavourful tempering made with coconut oil, turmeric, mustard seeds, curry leaves, chana dal, chillies and asafoetida. A generous handful of the South Indian essential, fresh scraped coconut adds a hint of sweetness and texture to this sabzi.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.