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Written by Navneet Kaur, M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics


10 Protein Rich Vegetables To Try

Embark on a journey through the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine with these protein-packed vegetables. Let's explore the delicious world of plant-based protein together! 


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Palak paneer, anyone? Spinach is a leafy green that not only adds vibrancy to your dishes but also boosts their protein content. Use it in curries, sabzis, or even parathas. 

1. Spinach  

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Gobi masala or aloo gobi, cauliflower is a versatile veggie with a decent protein kick. Experiment with different spices to create mouthwatering dishes. 

2. Cauliflower  

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Matar paneer, pulao with peas – green peas are a delightful addition to many Indian dishes. They bring sweetness and protein to your plate. 

3. Green Peas  

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Methi thepla or aloo methi, fenugreek leaves are not just aromatic but also rich in protein. Incorporate them into flatbreads, curries, or lentil dishes. 

4. Fenugreek Leaves   

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Drumsticks are a unique addition to Indian cuisine. Packed with protein, they add a distinct flavour to sambar, curries, or even rice dishes. 

5. Drumsticks  

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Lauki kofta or lauki sabzi, bottle gourd is a hydrating veggie with a surprising protein content. Explore its culinary possibilities in both savoury and sweet dishes. 

6. Bottle Gourd  

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Known as vegetarian meat, jackfruit is not just a meat substitute but also a protein-rich delight. Try it in biryanis, curries, or as a pulled "meat" alternative. 

7. Jackfruit   

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Amaranth leaves, or chaulai ke patte, are a nutritional powerhouse. Incorporate them into dal or sabzi, or make a hearty soup for a protein-packed meal. 

8. Amaranth Leaves  

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Savour the diverse flavours of Indian cuisine while boosting your protein intake with these wholesome vegetables. Whether you're a fan of lentils, greens, or unique ingredients, Indian cooking offers a delicious path to a protein-rich diet.


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