Veg and Vegan Options by Royal India

Explore Veg and Vegan Options at Royal India!

Did you know, Royal India offers a large selection of #veg and #vegan options? All of our vegetarian dishes are available in vegan options, offering amazing diversity of vegan choices!

Royal India is proud to serve as Raleigh‘s oldest Indian restaurant. We have a mission to provide the best in Indian food coupled with superb customer service. Royal India has strived to maintain this standard since we launched our restaurant in 1990. Some of the popular veg and vegan options by Royal India include Daal Makhani, Aloo Gobi Masala, Baingan Bharta, Palak, Okra Do Piaza, Chana Peshawar, Navartna Korma, Methi Aloo, and more.

If you wish to see our hours, check our menu (including lunch and dinner specials), read our reviews, learn about take-out, delivery, dine-in reservation options, then please visit our website. For any questions, please call us at 919-981-0849.

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Ingredients of Veg and Vegan Options by Royal India

Royal India offer tasty Indian veg and vegan options for #lunch and #dinner. You can stop by for #dinein or place #takeout or #delivery order. On top, we offer #catering options for all occasions.

Some of our popular veg and vegan options include:

Daal Makhani – Simmered black lentils and red kidney beans sautéed with tomatoes, ginger, cumin, onions and fresh garlic.

Aloo Gobi Masala – Fresh cauliflower and potatoes cooked with ginger, tomatoes, peas and mild spices.

Stuffed Baby Eggplant – Baby eggplant stuffed with mild spices and herbs.

Palak – Fresh creamy spinach sauce (non-vegan option includes paneer/cheese in spinach sauce).

Okra Do Piaza – made of fresh okra simmered with diced onions and tomatoes.

Chana Peshawar – Chick peas slowly simmered with tart pomegranate seeds cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices.

Navartna Korma – Assortment of vegetables cooked with dry fruits in a curry sauce.

Methi Aloo – Fenugreek leaves cooked with cubes of potatoes and a selection of herbs.

In addition, Royal India offers vegetarian and vegan platters daily as part of our lunch specials:

Lunch Special Menu 4 (Vegetarian Platter): Palak Paneer, Channa Masala, Daal Makhani, Samosa and Naan. Includes Dessert.

Lunch Special Menu 5 (Vegan): Vegan Palak Paneer, Channa Masala, Daal Makhani, Samosa and Naan. Includes Dessert.

We offer vegan appetizers (including samosa, pakora, aloo tikki), salads, and much more.

Almost all of our vegetarian cuisine is available in vegan and non-vegan options. You can choose our cuisine for mild, medium and hot seasoning choices.

Indian Veg and Vegan Specialties offers authentic Indian veg and #vegan dishes for lunch and dinner. You can order from our menu or place an order for vegan combo platter. Stop by for #dinein or place #takeout or #delivery order. #Cater for vegetarian or vegan party in #Raleigh or beyond!

Royal India offers extensive veg and vegan appetizers and snacks, in addition to entrees. These include #Samosa, #Pakora, #AlooTikki, samosa chat, lentil dumplings, achari mushrooms, and more. Moreover, you can also order vegan and vegetarian lunch platter #specials.

Royal India offers Indian seasonal vegetarian specialties and custom menu items. These include stuffed tinda (Indian squash), stuffed bitter gourd (karela), saag (mustard greens) with makki roti (Indian corn bread baked in tandoor), and other Indian vegetarian specialties.

Daal Makhani

Dal makhani (“Buttery lentils”) is a restaurant based modern dish originating from the Moti Mahal restaurant in New Delhi. The primary ingredients are whole black lentils, red kidney beans, butter and cream. We also offer vegan options.

Dal makhani is a rich vegetarian dish that can be enjoyed as a main meal, included as part of a buffet, or as an accompaniment to a meal. It’s preparation involves a series of time-consuming procedures.  The lentils need to be soaked a minimum of 5-6 hours for the best flavor.

Royal India serves Dal Makhani as a vegetarian and vegan option. Make dine-in reservation today for lunch or dinner and enjoy our mouth watering Dal Makhni along with other dishes. We request patrons to make dine-in reservations via our website, or call us at 919-981-0849.

Eggplant Dishes at Royal India

Stuffed Eggplants are baby eggplants, slit & stuffed with a spicy stuffing made with onion, tomatoes & spices. They are then cooked in oil till they caramelize from outside and become pulpy from inside. This gives the eggplants a smoky flavor that is intense & hard not to love!

Baingan Bharta is a vegetarian dish that is prepared by mincing eggplant that has been grilled over charcoal or direct fire. This infuses the dish with a smoky flavor. It is then mixed with cooked tomato, onion, ginger, garlic, cumin, cilantro, chili pepper & mustard oil.

Did you know that eggplants have a unique range of health benefits? They promote weight loss, improve memory, build strong bones, combat dry skin, boost hair growth, lower blood pressure & balance blood sugar levels. Eggplant dishes served at Royal India provide taste & nutrition.

If you are not familiar with Indian food & have a hard time choosing from Royal India’s extensive menu, please do not be worried. Our lunch specials make it easier to sample a variety of our popular dishes. Each special offers combos of our popular veg, non-veg, and vegan dishes.

Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi is a vegetarian dish from the Indian subcontinent made with potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gobi), and Indian spices. It is yellowish in color due to the use of turmeric, and also has curry leaves, garlic, ginger, onion, coriander stalks, tomato, peas, and cumin.

This spiced potato & cauliflower stir fry is a popular Indian dish & is prepared in most homes in South Asia. It goes well with plain rice, roti, paratha, naan or rice. This traditional potato & cauliflower curry that helps look after your bones, blood and immune system. is open for #lunch and #dinner, 365 days a year! Visit our website to read our reviews, browse our menu, and make #dinein reservation, place #takeout or #delivery order. In addition, contact us for #catering for birthdays, weddings or any event.

Catering food for special and large events can be stressful. With our vast experience, we try to make the process easy for you. Royal India offers free consultation for your catering needs. You can also stop by to taste our food. Contact us today to learn more!

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a vegetarian dish, consisting of paneer (cottage cheese) in a thick paste made from puréed spinach (Palak). It is spiced with ginger, garlic, tomatoes, turmeric, chili powder and cumin; and enjoyed with roti, naan, paratha, or boiled white rice.

Palak Paneer is one of those rare foods that are full of taste and nutrition. As per nutritionist ‘It is a complete dish. Spinach is a source of vitamins while cheese gives the calcium and protein. It is a rich source of dietary fiber which helps control your appetite’. We also offer vegan option without panner/cheese.

Did you know, Royal India offers a large selection of tasty Indian #vegetarian and #vegan selections for #lunch and #dinner? Stop by for #dinein or place #takeout or #delivery order. #Cater for vegetarian or vegan party in #Raleigh or beyond!

Okra Do Piaza is a popular vegetarian and vegan dish offered by Royal India Restaurant in Raleigh, NC
Okra Do Piaza

Okra do piaza is an Indian dish made with Okra, spices, herbs & double the amount of onions. “Do piaza” refers to two onions. This popular and delicious dish is vegan & gluten-free. Royal India’s Okra do Piaza is served with freshly cooked Roti, Paratha, or freshly baked Naan.

Okra boasts an impressive nutrient profile with many health benefits? Okra is rich in antioxidants that may reduce your risk of serious diseases, prevent inflammation & contribute to overall health. Most notably, it contains polyphenols that may contribute to heart & brain health.

Did you know each of Royal India’s lunch special is accompanied with fresh tandoor-oven baked #naan bread, aromatic basmati rice & vegetarian #samosa. Many of our lunch #specials are accompanied with desserts (gulab jamun or rice pudding). Check out our lunch special menu.

Navaratan Korma

Navratan Korma is a rich, creamy, & flavorful dish that literally translates to nine-gem curry. The “gems” are vegetables, & nuts that make up the curry. Vegetable korma was created in imperial kitchens & served to kings, queens, & other royals during the Mughal era.

You can order Indian food from the comfort of your home or office. If you reside outside the delivery range then please consider stopping for dine-in or place #takeout order and pick from our restaurant. Visit our website to check out our menu.

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All our food can be ordered at mild, medium, or hot seasoning options. You can order securely via Clover link. Contact us for specialty items, catering questions, or hosting a socially distant party at Royal India by emailing us at

Chana Peshawar

Peshawar is a popular city in South Asia known for its delicious cuisine, which includes a prominent use of flavorful & tangy spices. Peshawari Chana (chickpeas) is a simple, yet flavorful dish made with Black Chickpeas, Onions, Tomatoes, Ginger & spices and naan, paratha or rice.

Mughlai cuisine consists of dishes developed in the medieval Indo-Persian cultural centers of the Mughal Empire. It represents a combination of food of the Indian subcontinent with cooking styles & recipes of Central Asian & Iran, which gives a unique flavor & aroma to the food.

Mughlai cuisine is renowned for the richness & aroma of the meals due to extensive use of spices like saffron, cardamom, black pepper, dry fruits and nuts, as well as rich cream, milk & butter. Modern day Indian cuisine is greatly influenced by the Mughlai cuisine.

Royal India’s tasty menu of authentic Indian vegetarian, vegan & non-veg cuisine has made our restaurant popular beyond the Triangle area of North Carolina. We have served patrons from Fayetteville, Greensboro, Winston Salem, Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville, Wilmington & beyond.

Methi Aloo

Aloo methi is a delicious vegan and gluten-free Indian dish made with potatoes (Aloo), fenugreek leaves (Methi) & spices. Lightly roasted soft potatoes & distinct bitterness of fenugreek leaves makes this a super delicious dish on the whole, served with Roti, Paratha or rice.

Laced with a distinct aroma, unique flavor & host of good-for-you properties, fenugreek is used in Indian cuisine in its varying forms. From amber colored seeds to dried leaves to ground powder & garden fresh leaves it is used to create some of the simplest & sensational dishes.

Royal India offers authentic Indian vegetarian, vegan, and non-veg cuisine. We prepare bread, and many entrees in a traditional Indian Tandoor oven. Royal India is open throughout the year, offering lunch and dinner daily. We also offer takeout, delivery, and catering options.

Did you know, multiple food critics and food bloggers have reviewed! As the oldest #Indian #restaurant in #Raleigh, we have received awesome food bloggers reviews over the years. Visit our website to check out some of these reviews.