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Examples of Cheap Veg Recipes

Vegetarian meals are delicious, good for health, and many of them are very simple to cook. Best of all, they are really cheap and easy to prepare in your own kitchen. Here are some veg cheap recipes that will save you money. Check out our page on examples of cheap way to buy meat

1. Chickpea Curry

Ingredients:

1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 chopped onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp coriander seed
1 tbsp salt, or to taste
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp chopped cilantro


Method:

Heat oil in a large pan and add onions and garlic and cook until light brown for about 10 minutes. Add the chickpeas and tomatoes and cook, stir occasionally for about 30 minutes. Serve with bread or rice. For garnish use cilantro.

Number of servings: 4


2. Rice Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups uncooked rice
2 tsps curry powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen corn kernels
4 chopped onions, finely chopped
2 celery sticks, diced small
2 carrots, grated
1/2 red capsicum, diced small
1 red apple diced small
250 gm cashews

Dressing
1 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsp of mild tasting oil
2 tbsps lemon juice
2 tbsps soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp honey


Method:

Boil 3 litres of water in a pan. Add rice, curry powder, turmeric and salt and cook until the rice is tender for about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the water and let it cool. Put 1 litre water in a pan and add peas and corn and cook for 10 minutes. Drain the water and cool. Put the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well. In a very large bowl add rice and all the vegetables. Drizzle dressing over rice salad. Just before serving evenly distribute the cashews.

Number of servings: 8


3. Bean Curry

Ingredients:

1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp curry powder
2 tsps grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups water
500 gm can of baked beans
2 tsps stock powder
Salt and pepper according to taste


Method:

Heat oil in large pan. Add curry powder, ginger and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. Add vegetables, water salt and pepper. Cover pan and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the can of beans and stock powder and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with rice.

Number of servings: 4


4. Tofu Burger

Ingredient:

4 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green capsicum, finely chopped
1 carrot, grated
350 gm tofu
2 tbsp flour
100 gm grated cheese
Salt and pepper according to taste


Method:

Heat oil in a pan; add onions, green capsicum and carrot. Cook until onion is tender. Mash tofu and add to fried vegetables. Add whole meal flour, cheese, salt and pepper. Shape into 12 burgers. Sprinkle the extra flour on the balls and fry in the remaining oil until golden.

Number of servings: 6


4. Lentil with Rice

Ingredient:

2 chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp dried basil
2 tsps oil
1 cup orange lentils
2 cups of diced carrots
1 cup arborio rice
6 cups water
3 tsps stock powder
4 tbsp tomato paste
Salt and pepper according to taste


Method:

Cook onion, garlic and basil in the oil until the onion begins to turn a light golden color. Add lentil, carrots, rice, water and stock powder. Cook for 30 minutes stir frequently. Add the tomato paste and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Number of servings: 4