8 best vegetarian dishes for Dashain

KATHMANDU: Dashain is the greatest and longest festival of Nepali Hindus. Dashain has its own unique religious, cultural and social significance. At the same time, Dashain is a special festival to exchange mutual harmony and brotherhood.

There is a tradition to wear new clothes and eat delicious food during Dashain festival. Many people take Dashain as the festival to eat fish and meat.

People cook a variety of meat dishes to celebrate the festival. But, many people think that Dashain is not for vegetarians.

Nepal Rastriya Sahakari Sangh Chairman Krishna Bahadur Gurung said that there are many dishes vegetarians can eat during the festival. He stressed on eating vegetarian dishes instead of meat.

Here are eight best vegetarian dishes for Dashain:


Normally, Paneer comes as the first choice for vegetarians during Dashain. Creamy and succulent Matar Paneer is one of the most popular paneer dishes. We can also make paneer chilly to change the taste. Chilly Paneer is a popular Indo-Chinese dish where cubes of fried crispy paneer are tossed in a spicy sauce made with soy sauce, vinegar and chilly.


People can eat a variety of mushroom dishes for Dashain. We can find two types of mushroom in the market. Mushroom chilly is a popular mushroom snack.


Green leafy vegetables like mustard greens, spinach, fenugreek leaves and garden cress should be added to food as they help to digest the food.


Vegetable biryani can also be a good choice for vegetarians during the festival. Apparently, biryani is made with Indian spices, rice, and meat, usually that of chicken, goat, lamb, prawn, fish. As many people are considering switching to plant-based diets rather than meat. They have also started making vegetable biryani.

Potato fry

As potatoes are considered the king of vegetables, we can make a variety of dishes out of potatoes. French fries are one of the most popular side dishes in the world.


Asparagus is low in calories yet rich in nutrients. Hence, the soup will be good for your health.


Porridge falls into the category of evergreen food and snacks. That is why porridge can also be eaten during Dashain.

Lentil and beans

Lentil and beans can also be a good option for vegetarians. Various dishes can be made from varieties of beans.



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