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Last Updated : Nov 02,2018



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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Bhujiya Paratha, Aloo Bhujia Paratha
Recipe# 42092
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a meal that combines the zesty appeal of aloo bhujiya with the guaranteed satisfaction of having a paratha. In this innovative recipe, a mixture of aloo bhujiya, juice veggies and spice powders is used as a stuffing for satiating parathas. The perfectly cooked parathas have an exciting mo ....
Khatta Moong ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 617
17 Feb 20

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by Tarla Dalal
khatta moong recipe | Gujarati khatta moong | khatta mag | dahiwala khatta moong | green moong in buttermilk curry | with amazing 22 images. k ....
Minty Paneer Biryani
Recipe# 39562
22 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Succulent paneer is always a great addition to any Indian dish, be it a subzi or a biryani but being a flavour-absorber it calls for some thoughtful cooking. Here is how you can turn rice and paneer into an irresistibly flavourful biryani! Quickly sauté it with a tangy paste of mint, coriander, lemo ....
Oats Roti
Recipe# 5286
21 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
oats roti recipe | oats chapatti | oats roti for weight loss | healthy oats roti | with 19 amazing images. Oats roti is an easy simple recipe to make. To whole wh ....
Mooli Jowar ki Roti
Recipe# 4778
19 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Jowar has a rustic and homely flavour, which you will start preferring over even wheat flour once you develop a taste for it. Here, we have reinforced the jowar flour with grated mooli, which gives a splendid flavour and aroma upon cooking. Not only that, the moisture from the mooli keeps the Mooli ....
Pyaz Wali Bhindi for Weight Loss, Diabetics, Heart
Recipe# 5571
21 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
healthy pyaz wali bhindi | pyaz wali bhindi recipe | okra onion sabzi | Punjabi pyaz wali bhindi | with amazing 15 images. healthy pyaz wali bhindi is a perfect l ....
Mirchi Ka Salan ( Hyderabadi Style)
Recipe# 268
18 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
mirchi ka salan recipe | Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan | healthy mirchi ka salan | with amazing 28 images. Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan is an Indian curry of Bhavnagri chillies, flavoured with ....
Appam, Appam Kerala Recipe
Recipe# 193
21 Feb 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Appam is a famous dish from the Keralite repertoire of South Indian cooking. This recipe is an easy-to-make, instant version of the otherwise tough-to-make dish. Since yeast is used, the batter need not be fermented for long unlike the traditional vers ....
Veg Red Thai Curry,  Red Thai Curry with Vegetables
Recipe# 472
15 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
veg red thai curry | red thai curry with vegetables | Indian style red thai curry | thai red curry | with 18 amazing images veg red thai curry is made with
Gobi Paratha,  Punjabi Gobi Paratha
Recipe# 30915
05 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
gobi paratha recipe | Punjabi gobi paratha | gobi ka paratha | cauliflower paratha | with 20 amazing images. Gobi paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! Whil ....
Grated Cauliflower with Peas
Recipe# 22214
12 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower has an innate charm, which pleases people of all age groups if prepared properly. Its subtle flavour is not only pleasing to the palate, but also works well with varied ingredients and spices, as you will see in this delicious preparation of Grated Cauliflower with Peas. Fiber-rich g ....
Egg Masala, Egg Masala Dry
Recipe# 40663
12 Feb 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 ....
Spicy Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 2216
12 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Have you ever wondered how common ingredients result in a wide range of delectable dishes when cooked smartly with varied cooking techniques and in balanced proportions? here is an example to prove this point. The spicy vegetable pulao features a common blend of veggies and everyday spices, yet the ....
Tava Paneer, Mushroom and Green Pea Subzi
Recipe# 22785
06 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This subzi is so tasty you can finish it off all by itself even without any rotis or rice! Chock-full of your favourite ingredients ranging from paneer and mushrooms to green peas and potatoes, this subzi is just too flavourful, although it is very easy to make and uses only common ingredients. ....
Pav Bhaji ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33423
17 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
pav bhaji | mumbai roadside pav bhaji | pav bhaji without pressure cooker | with 35 amazing images. mumbai roadside pav bhaji is so popular, that it's available all over Mumbai. Each smal ....
Malabari Curry (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 38793
06 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The western coast of india generally features coconut-rich food. This malabari curry from the kitchens of kerala is no exception. The veggies rest in a base of coconut milk, and coconut is used in the masala paste also. So, overall the soothing flavour of coconut and the soft feel of boiled vegetabl ....
Paneer Makhani ( Punjabi Subzi )
Recipe# 30897
03 Feb 20

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by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any punjabi restaurant! paneer makhni as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of the punjab. It uses one of punjabi cuisines most loved ingredients butter. In traditional punjabi houses, the women folk make pure white butter from thick ....
Vegetable Noodle Soup For Kids
Recipe# 2577
03 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a mealy soup that your young ones will enjoy thoroughly. The best part is that they can make this satiating treat with their own little hands, with a spot of help from you. Delicious veggies and yummy noodles come together in a soupy form, seasoned simply with black pepper, to make thi ....
Vitamin Khichdi ( Protein Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35066
31 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is one meal but multi-nutrient! it is packed with vitamins and proteins that are found in abundance in paneer, moong sprouts and dalia. The veggies, masala and curd ensure that you have a delicious, and healthy meal.
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
19 Feb 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
rotla recipe | bajra rotla | Gujarati style bajra rotla | healthy pearl millet roti | with amazing 17 images. rotla also called bajra rotla
Valor Papdi Nu Shak, Winter Sabzi
Recipe# 41454
31 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Valor Papdi nu Shak is a homely and tasty winter subzi, which tastes great with chapatis. Fresh and juicy valor papdi is cooked with a traditional tempering of mustard seeds, and flavoured with a mix of taste-givers like garlic paste and green chilli paste. Coconut adds to the taste of this ....
Palak Corn Subzi
Recipe# 38854
31 Jan 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 ....
Achari Paneer
Recipe# 1736
31 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
achari paneer recipe | Punjabi achari paneer | restaurant style achari paneer | healthy achari paneer | with 19 amazing images. achari paneer recipe is also calle ....
Coconut Kadhi ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35112
31 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Coconut milk is gifted with a mellow flavour and a creamy texture, which makes any dish it is added to feel comforting and light yet pampering and rich at the same time! This Coconut Kadhi is an example of that rare class. It has a very light flavour yet feels intense, all thanks to coconut milk com ....
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again