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Last Updated : Mar 09,2020



मेन कोर्स वेज - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Main Course recipes in Hindi)
મેન કોર્સ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Main Course recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Main Course Vegetarian Recipes, Main Dish Recipes

In any meal, the main course comprises the most filling and important part of the meal. The main course is served after the starters or snacks and is followed by the dessert. It may be made up of a single sumptuous dish, or a combination of a couple of dishes. It is common to find Subzis, curries or Dal served with Roti, parathas or rice as part of the Indian main course recipes.

On the other hand, dishes like biryanis, pasta, pizzas and baked dishes make up one-dish meals. When planning a menu, one must focus on the main course because it leaves a lasting impression on the diners, being the most comprehensive course of the meal. One dish meals are generally easy to make which ensure you never sleep with an empty stomach as they are also quite filling.

Indian Main Course Recipes, Subzis

Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk
Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk

Subzis/Sabzis are vegetables , pulses/dals cooked with a myriad of spices and tempered with aromatic, flavorful ingredients like cumin/mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafetida. Indian cuisine is vast and food of every region is influenced not only by locally available ingredients but also, cultural background of the community and seasonal availability. The markets are flooded with a number of gourds like bottle gourd, bitter gourd during summers. Whereas with the arrival of monsoon, the markets brim with luscious, green leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek leaves, dill leaves.

Winters showcase green garlic, mogri, fresh toovar, yam that are used to make winter special traditional subzis. Vegetables like tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, beetroot are available around the year.

Badami PaneerBadami Paneer

In case of North India, the sabzis make abundant use of dairy products and rich ingredients like dry fruits. Southern India uses vegetables like jackfruit, yam, raw banana, yellow banana, ash gourd and pumpkin with coconut milk and curry leaves to cook an array of dishes. In western Indian states like Gujarat, they make use of a combination of vegetables perked up with a sweet ingredient like jaggery/sugar giving it a spicy-sweet flavor and in regions like Rajasthan, they make use of lots of curd/ buttermilk instead of water. Eastern India makes use of panch phooran masala to enhance the flavor of subzis. Explore subzis from all over India in our section and make delectable Kashmiri Dum Aloo, Manglorean Drumstick Curry, Rasawala Sev Tameta, Bengali Style Jackfruit Curry, Dahi Bhindi ki Subji, Shahi Paneer Mutter

Indian Main Course Recipes, Flatbreads

Butter NaanButter Naan

Indian flatbreads like roti, chapatti and parathas are mostly made with wheat flour but, you can also make use of plain flour or multigrain flour. They are usually served with subzis and dals or with accompaniments like achaar and curd. Each region has its specific type of flatbread and indigenous ways of making them. Parathas can be made into different varieties by stuffing them with vegetables or a combination of vegetable and cheese/paneer, seasoned with enough spices to make delectable stuffed parathas.

Cooking in the tandoor is another aspect widely used for making crispy yet soft flatbreads. Tandoori Naan, Tandoori Kulcha, Tandoori Laccha Paratha, Tandoori Missi Roti and Tandoori roti are some popular flatbreads made in a clay pot oven and tastes amazing with North Indian gravies and Mughlai subzis. Aloo kulcha and Paneer kulcha smeared with butter taste amazing as they are and can be relished as breakfast with a tall glass of sweet lassi.

PurisPuris

Puris are the perfect accompaniment for certain subzis like aloo bhaji , oondhiya and desserts like shrikhand, aamraas. These deep-fried , piping hot puris are surely soul satiating if not thought about the number of calories consumed. You can even enhance the taste by adding various spices, beetroot/ palak puree or sometimes using different flours and leafy vegetables to make delights like Masala Puris Served with Curds and Chunda a common breakfast in Gujarati households. Spinach Puri, Beetroot Puri, Nachni Soya Puri, Phudina Puri are some variants you can try.

Indian Main Course Recipes, Dals and Kadhi

Dal Tadka
Dal Tadka

For most Indians, lunch and dinner are incomplete without dal or kadhi with rice. Dals are a staple in India. They are lentils cooked and tempered with whole spices and seeds, while some are enhanced using masala pastes. Peppy ingredients like kokum, lemon juice, tamarind are added to give a zingy flavor whereas jaggery /sugar balances the tangy taste. An addition of coconut paste, crushed groundnuts, cream boosts the flavor fourfold. Traditional Indian meals feature dal as it acts like a soupy accompaniment and also provides with the necessary daily nutrients for a healthy body. No matter whether it is prepared as Rasam or as Maa ki Dal, Dal Banjari or as Dal Tadka, every region has its favourite dals and every meal is sure to include a bowl of it!

KadhiKadhi

Kadhi is another soupy accompaniment made using curd/buttermilk and besan. The flavor highly relies on the tempering and can be enhanced by adding vegetables or pakodi. Punjabi Pakoda Kadhi from the North , Kokum Kadhi, Gatte ki Kadhi from west, have a look at these wide ranges of Kadhis and try these simple side dish to enjoy with rice, khichdi or sometimes even with roti/rotla.

Indian Main Course Vegetarian Recipes, Rice

Restaurant Style Tomato PulaoRestaurant Style Tomato Pulao

There are numerous types of rice available in India which are used to make different varieties of rice preparation. Basmati rice is used for Biryani/pulao, Surti Kolam is used for khichdi, parboiled rice is used to make idli and dosa batters. They can be served plain or with currys/kadhi and dal or transformed into a delicious one-dish meal. From traditional Biryani, Curd Rice, Khichdi to Creamy Beetroot Risotto, Chinese Fried Rice, Mexican Rice we have them all. Whether you want to cook something in a jiffy or something elegant with elaborate preparation , you can find a rice dish for every occasion.

Enjoy our collection of Indian Main Course Vegetarian Recipes given below. 


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Basic Hydrabadi Paste (  Popular Restaurant Recipes )
Recipe# 33497
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Basic hydrabadi paste, characterised by the liberal use of select condiments and spices like sesame, peanuts etc. , hyderabadi gravies are famous for their delicious taste and aromatic nature. The basic gravy gets its unique flavour because of the roasted sesame and peanut powder combination. The re ....
Hari Bhaji
Recipe# 274
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Brimful of nutrients — nothing can describe the hari bhaji better. Loaded not just with vegetables but also the abundant goodness of spinach and herbs like dill and mint, this recipe is so tasty and wholesome, you cannot wish for anything better!
Cheesy Stuffed Veggie Burger
Recipe# 38588
Today

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by Tarla Dalal
This is a burger all right, but totally different from anything you’ve ever tasted before! The buttered burger bun is smeared with fiery chilli sauce and then packed with a whole lot of usual burger ingredients like coleslaw, tomato and onion s ....
White Sauce Pasta, Indian Style White Sauce Pasta
Recipe# 40459
14 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
white sauce pasta recipe | Indian style white sauce pasta | pasta in white sauce | with 30 amazing images. White sauce is the main ingredient in making white sauce pasta. White sauce is one ....
Kadai Paneer (  Rotis and Subzis)
Recipe# 272
02 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Here is one popular recipe that is there on almost every indian restaurant’s menu, all over the world! deep-fried paneer in tomato-based gravy, you can opt to make this mild or spicy as per your taste. However, try not to omit the capsicum and kasuri methi, because their sharp flavours complement th ....
Dal Makhani
Recipe# 30900
14 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
dal makhani | how to make dal makhani | dhaba-style dal makhani | punjabi dal makhani | with 30 amazing photos. Dal Makhani or maa di dal
Pav Bhaji ( Pressure Cooking )
Recipe# 33334
12 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s all-time favourite street food is now so much more easier to prepare, with our handy kitchen helper – the pressure cooker! Temper, sauté, pressure cook, that’s all there is to preparing a delicious bhaji to accompany fresh, butter-toasted pav buns. Served with onions and wedges of lemon, th ....
Indian Style Veg Pizza, Tava and Oven Veg Pizza
Recipe# 41225
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
tava pizza recipe | tawa pizza | Indian style veg tava pizza | oven tava pizza option given | with amazing 80 pictures. Our tava pizza recipe is an
Soya and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 3084
11 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Fresh spices lend an irresistible aroma to this simple but sumptuous pulao, made with colourful veggies like carrots and green peas together with wholesome soya granules. The protein rich soya granules are semi-cooked before adding to the rest of the ingredients, so that they are completely cooked i ....
Palak Corn Subzi
Recipe# 38854
11 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
The palak corn subzi is a mellow preparation of nutrient-rich spinach and sweet corn. These two star ingredients complement each other well not just in flavour and texture, but in looks too. The corn kernels look like shiny pearls laid on bright green silk. , kindling one's appetite both through the ....
Lifafa Paneer Paratha
Recipe# 37908
04 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A soft and sumptuous paratha shaped like a lifafa or envelope to hold the tangy and peppy paneer stuffing. Making the flour dough with milk and ghee imparts a crusty and soft texture to the envelope, while the addition of mint, coriander and lemon juice gives the stuffing a zesty feel. Serve the Lif ....
Jowar and Vegetable Paratha ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40361
11 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Generally, people are wary of packing millet based Rotis for lunch because they think it would harden. However, when prepared with the right mix of wheat flour and other ingredients like vegetables and spices, they remain soft and tasty f ....
Paneer Makhanwala
Recipe# 276
11 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though just a tablespoon, the butter gets a status equal to the paneer in this recipe as you can guess from the name of Paneer Makhanwala. This is because frying the spice powders and tomato-onion puree in butter gives this dish its unique, intensely rich flavour. At each stage, make sure you sa ....
Egg Masala, Egg Masala Dry
Recipe# 40663
11 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
egg masala recipe | egg masala dry | anda masala recipe | Indian style egg masala | with 19 amazing images. egg masala recipe is a dry egg masala which is called ....
Lajjatdar Paneer
Recipe# 30947
11 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
The basic mughlai gravy has been used to prepare this delicious paneer dish. Since the use of various pastes is common in mughlai cooking, a paste of garlic, ginger, cardamoms, cloves and poppy seeds has been used. Using grated onion gives the gravy a better texture. Instead of grating the onions yo ....
Masoor Biryani, Veg Masoor Biryani
Recipe# 32818
08 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Masoor spells iron shakthi, which is very important for building haemoglobin levels and to ward off fatigue and tiredness. Here is an interesting biryani made using this nutritious ingredient. Make the basic milk rice in advance to save time and effort. I have added apricots and raisins to the ....
Brown Rice ( Pressure Cooker Method)
Recipe# 39929
11 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
how to cook brown rice in pressure cooker | how to cook brown rice Indian style | cooker brown rice | with 5 amazing images. how to cook brown rice in pressure cooker is a quicker method th ....
Spicy Paneer Burger  ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
Recipe# 36338
08 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Think spicy and our Indian masalas are sure to spring up in your mind! Yes, this cutlet features a blend of common Indian spices, ensuring a top rating by our desi taste buds. The mint chutney used in this recipe uses a good lot of onions, resulting in a very unusual flavour. When teamed with ma ....
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
Recipe# 3581
07 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian masala bhaat recipe | healthy masala brown rice | healthy masala vegetable pulao | with 26 amazing images. Maharashtrian masala bhaat recipe is a famous delicacy from west of ....
Shahi Gobhi
Recipe# 271
07 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
The mughals liked everything rich—and this recipe says it all! A careful and neat preparation of parboiled cauliflower in lightly-spiced tomato gravy, laced with fresh cream, shahi gobhi is sure to steal the show every time it is served!
Creamy Macaroni with Broccoli
Recipe# 3308
11 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
No Neapolitan meal is ever complete without a dish of macaroni. Macaroni was invented in this region and the word today has almost become generic for dried pasta. Although known elsewhere in Italy as "maccheroni", macaroni is the spelling used in Naples and throughout Europe. Macaroni tossed in a cr ....
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
Recipe# 39569
07 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is a wonderful, versatile Indian food. It is satiating and easy to prepare, and fits perfectly into any meal, be it lunch or dinner. It also lends itself to a lot of innovation, and you can come up with varied versions with unique combinations of dals, veggies and spices. Masoor Dal and Pala ....
Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe
Recipe# 7540
06 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The buttery taste and luscious mouth-feel of the gravy makes Vegetable Makhanwala an ever-popular favourite. It is an item that features on the menu of most restaurants and in wedding spreads as well – and has earned a good share of fame across the world. Here we present Vegetable Makhanwala wit ....
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav
Recipe# 37212
06 Jul 20

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by Tarla Dalal
misal pav | maharashtrian misal pav | homemade misal pav | with 25 amazing photos. One of the most famous of Maharashtrian recipes, Misal is a scr ....
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Main Course
5
 on 10 Jul 20 12:20 AM


Looks scrumptious:)
Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again