3 Amazing Asian Vegetarian Recipes You Should Try


vegetarian recipes

Feel like eating a delicious vegetarian dish? Asian cuisine has plenty to offer. Asia is a huge continent with famous Indian, Chinese, Tibetian, and Japanese cuisines. Those have become famous world cuisines today, and they are no more limited to Asia alone. Here we have three easy and amazing Asian vegetarian recipes that you should try.

traditional Asian vegetarian recipes
Traditional Asian vegetarian recipes

Asian Recipes Vegetarian

Sweet Corn Cutlets

Corn is power-packed with antioxidants which help in delaying the aging process. The high Vitamin E content enhances skin health. This dish has many healthy ingredients that can result in a perfect vegetarian recipe without deep frying.

Ingredients

  • Corn(fresh or frozen) – 1 cup
  • Chick Peas – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1 (chopped)
  • Ginger – 1″ piece (grated)
  • Red/Green chillies – 4-6 (chopped)
  • Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Asaefoetida – a pinch
  • Salt – to taste

Method

  1. Drain and coarsely grind pre-soaked chickpeas in a blender without adding any water.
  2. Add chopped onions, corn, grated ginger, red chilies, and all the other spices and mix well.
  3. Shape them into small cutlets and line them on a greased baking tray. Bake it in the oven for 45 minutes at a temperature of 350 degree celcius.
  4. Serve with a mint dressing.
asian vegetarian recipes cutlets
Asian vegetarian recipes cutlets

Finger Millet Idlis/Dosa

Finger millet benefits weight loss, as it reduces cholesterol and helps digestion. Full of proteins and amino acids, finger millet is an excellent option for those struggling for weight loss.

Ingredients:

  • Finger millet grains – 2 cup
  • Urad dal – 1/2 cup
  • salt – 1 tsp

Method:

Preparing the batter

  1. Soak urad dal and finger millet grains separately for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Grind the urad dal separately till it becomes fluffy, and finger millet separately.
  3. Mix the urad dal and finger millet batter together with required salt.
  4. Let the batter ferment overnight or until it doubles in volume.

Making Finger millet Dosa and Finger millet Idli

Make your finger millet dosa like regular dosa in a non-stick pan without any oil. Prepare the Radii deli by pouring the batter in idli molds and steaming.

Cabbage Salad

Salads are good and fulfilling options for healthy dinners. Full of essential nutrients like choline, phosphorus, vitamin B2, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, pantothenic acid, protein, and niacin. Cabbage is also full of fiber making it a healthy option for dieting.

Ingredients:

  • Cabbage – 1/2 small (sliced)
  • Carrot – 1 (shredded)
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper (capsicum), thinly sliced
  • Sprouted beans and pulses – 1 cup
  • Cilantro – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Almonds – 10 (chopped)

For Dressing

  • Orange Juice – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger juice – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar/ Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1/8 tsp

Method

  1. Mix all the vegetables chopped in a similar size in a bowl.
  2. Whisk all the ingredients together to make a salad dressing.
  3. Add the chopped vegetables in the dressing.

Lentil Soup

Filled with proteins and essential minerals, this lentil soup will be your all-time favorite.

Ingredients:

  • Split lentils – 1/2 cup, rinsed (U can even use mixed lentils)
  • Olive oil-1 tbsp
  • Onions- 1 medium, chopped
  • Garlic – 2 cloves (optional)
  • Green Chilly – 1 small, finely chopped
  • water – 4 cups
  • salt – 1 tsp (or as needed)
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • coriander seeds -1 tsp
  • Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 1/4 cup

Method:

  1. Dry roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, peppercorns, and crush them coarsely.
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan and sauté the onions, garlic, and green chilly.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, leaving out the lemon juice, and bring to boil. Cover and cook for 25 minutes until the lentils are tender.
  4. Puree with a hand blender.
  5. Return the pureed mixture back to the saucepan, reheat, and add some lemon juice.

These are some of the best and most healthy Asian vegetarian recipes that you can try as a side dish or an evening snack. Those dishes use healthy ingredients and are baked instead of deep-frying, which adds to their nutrient quotient.

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