The Food by Gulf News team has put together a list of vegetarian side dishes that are easy to prepare and are sure to impress your guests on the occasion of Eid Al Adha. Celebrate with these classic vegetable-based recipes that are sure to pair with a rich, meat-based main course.
Hara bhara kabab or skewers with spinach and potatoes
A vegetarian kabab filled with spinach and potatoes, it’s a perfect accompaniment to have on your home cooking menu for Eid. All you need is a little prep time, a few pantry staples and you are ready to dip those skewers in hot oil. For a healthier version, you can put them in a non-stick skillet with a few drops of olive oil. Try the recipe here
Bhaja started or fried eggplant (brinjal)
This 15 Minute Eggplant Recipe is perfect when you’re short on time during the festivities. The eggplants are cut into a crisscross diamond-shaped pattern and then coated with salt, sugar, turmeric powder and red chili powder. You can add other spices if you want and then fry them on a shallow depth. Try the recipe here
Pakistani Kurkuri Bhindi or Crispy Lady’s Fingers
These crispy okra are a popular Pakistani side dish and a quick, hassle-free recipe that only takes 15 minutes. Okra are cut lengthwise and rolled in a dough of chickpea flour, prepared using regional spices. Fried in oil and sprinkled with a little tangy chaat masala (a blend of South Asian spices). Try this recipe for your guest this Eid Al Adha.
It’s a popular vegetarian side dish with spinach, fresh feta cheese, and a pine nut garnish. The peppers are strong enough to hold the filling inside while retaining the original flavor of the vegetables. A classic vegetarian side, these can be filled with anything. Try the stuffed peppers recipe here.
Cajun Cheese Potato Skins with Tomato and Red Onion Salad
These Cajun Cheese Potato Skins with Tomato and Red Onion Salad are perfect for a vegetarian on an Eid Al Adha feast. It is cooked with the skin on and flavored with a homemade rustic Cajun seasoning. Prepare the seasoning and potatoes at home to impress your guests. Try the recipe here.
Lebanese spicy potatoes
Traditionally known as Batata Harra, these spicy Lebanese potatoes melt in your mouth and use classic staples like pepper, cilantro, cayenne powder, garlic, and onions. They are fried or roasted until the outside becomes crisp and golden while the inside remains soft. Here is the recipe for making these crispy potatoes.
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