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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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Pyaz Wali Bhindi for Weight Loss, Diabetics, Heart
Recipe# 5571
01 Oct 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 ....
Piedmontese Gnocchi with Tomato and Red Wine Sauce
Recipe# 3315
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Piedmont, is a region in italy bordering both france and switzerland. Piedmontese food is a substantial, peasant type fare. Garlic features predominantly in their recipes. Gnocchi are often offered as a first course when soup in not served. In this recipe of piedmontese gnocchi, little potato vegeta ....
Jowar and Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 42672
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
jowar moong dal khichdi reicpe | healthy jowar khichdi | jowar moong khichdi | jowar khichdi for diabetes | sorghum khichdi | with 18 amazing images.
How To Cook Basmati Rice for Biryani
Recipe# 5299
15 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
how to make basmati rice for biryani recipe | simple Indian basmati rice for biryani | basmati rice in pot for biryani | perfect basmati rice water ratio | with 15 amazing images.
Aloo Palak
Recipe# 30887
15 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
aloo palak recipe | Punjabi style aloo palak sabzi | aloo palak sukhi sabzi | with amazing 15 images. aloo palak is a Punjabi style aloo palak sabzi which is a
French Style Baked Pancakes in Spinach and Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 70
15 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you are in the mood to have something exotic for breakfast, try the French Style Baked Pancakes in Spinach and Tomato Sauce. This exotic creation can be served as part of lunch or dinner, or as a snack too. Here, pancakes are rolled up with a tasty spinach stuffing and some homemade tomat ....
Burrito Bowl
Recipe# 40598
15 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Burrito Bowl sounds elaborate, but the fact is that it is not too time-consuming. Moreover, it is a satiating one-dish meal, which is completely worth the effort. Here, rice is boosted with colourful veggies, ketchup and appropriate seasonings; layered with refried beans, sour cream and unco ....
Mixed Vegetables in Creamy Sauce
Recipe# 1399
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mixed Vegetables in Creamy Sauce is a dish that is sure to pamper your palate with its luscious texture and appealing flavour. Colourful and juicy veggies are sautéed with flavourful ingredients like green chillies and onions, and cooked with white sauce. The white sauce should neither be too th ....
Jackfruit Kofta Curry, Kathal Kofta Curry
Recipe# 41657
15 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
jackfruit kofta curry recipe | Indian style kathal kofta curry | kathal ke kofte | raw jackfruit kofta curry | with 35 amazing images. jackfruit kofta curry recipe
Raw Banana Subzi, Veg Raw Banana Sabzi Recipe
Recipe# 6428
13 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Relish raw banana, the South Indian way! A simple, dry subzi of raw bananas, tempered traditionally with mustard seeds, red chillies, et al, and garnished with grated coconut. While you can ....
Creamy Tomato Onion Sabzi
Recipe# 41485
13 Apr 21

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by Tarla Dalal
creamy tomato onion sabzi recipe | creamy pyaaz tamatar | creamy tamatar pyaaz ki sabzi | Indian style tomato onion sabzi | with 22 amazing images. creamy tomato onion s ....
Pizza Paratha Recipe, Cheesy Kids Paratha
Recipe# 42178
13 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
pizza paratha recipe | cheesy pizza paratha | cheese and vegetable stuffed paratha | with 15 amazing images. A desi delight with a Western touch, the pizza paratha is a
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe
Recipe# 32893
16 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
curd rice recipe | South Indian curd rice | dahi chawal | thayir sadam | with 20 amazing images. Just like khichdi is to Gujarati, rajma chawal is to Punjabi, the curd rice is to South-Indi ....
Pav Bhaji
Recipe# 2813
13 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
homemade pav bhaji | how to make pav bhaji at home | mumbai pav bhaji made at home | with 25 amazing images. There is nothing healthier than making your homemade pav bhaji versus opting fo ....
Indian Style Veg Pizza, Tava and Oven Veg Pizza
Recipe# 41225
08 Apr 21

 
 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
Dal Moghlai
Recipe# 4789
09 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
It may have originated from the royal kitchens, but this one’s a delight to make in the kitchen as well as relish. Toovar and chana dals are pressure cooked with lauki, tomatoes and turmeric and mixed well, before a tadka of garlic, ginger and jeera is added to it. Delicious!
Dahiwali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 22168
09 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
dahiwali toor dal recipe | healthy dahiwali tuwar dal | healthy toor dal | oil free toor dal | with 26 amazing images. Dahiwali toor dal is a simple everyday fare ....
Mooli Moong Dal, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22324
09 Apr 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The spiky flavour of white radish and the mellow, comforting nature of moong dal complement each other beautifully in this nutrient-dense dish. As it is low in sodium, radish is an apt ingredient for those with hypertension. Also try other low salt recipes like
Aloo Paratha, How To Make Aloo Paratha
Recipe# 2172
03 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
aloo paratha recipe | how to make aloo paratha | stuffed aloo paratha | whole wheat aloo parathas | with 24 amazing images. aloo paratha recipe is a
Italian Sizzler
Recipe# 4840
03 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Italian cooking is wholesome and flavourful. This sizzler is a hearty combination of pasta tossed in a robust mushroom and black pepper sauce and served with zucchini pancakes. Buttered vegetables and a perfectly baked potato topped with a knob of butter complete this meal.
Ker Sangri
Recipe# 3637
03 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delightful bean and berry combo unique to Rajasthan, Ker Sangri is a traditional, spicy subzi made with the ker berry and the sangri bean. Cooked simply and easily with common ingredients like red chillies, carom seeds and a couple of spice powders. Ker Sangri is nevertheless extremely tasty, leav ....
Potato Bhaji, Aloo Bhaji
Recipe# 1661
03 Apr 21

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by Tarla Dalal
aloo bhaji recipe | aloo bhaji with puri | batatyachi bhaji | with 16 amazing images. Potato Bhaji also called Aloo Bhaji is made in every household in India. Ea ....
Drumstick and Potato Subzi
Recipe# 40636
12 Apr 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
drumstick and potato sabzi recipe | sahjan ki sabji | sindhi aloo sabzi | drumstick with potatoes | with 24 amazing images. drumstick and potato sabzi recipe |
Palak Toovar Dal
Recipe# 3885
01 Apr 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Toovar dal has a knack of combining well with greens, providing the right mushiness without becoming gooey. Here, palak and toovar dal come together, smartly pressure-cooked and hand-blended to the right consistency. A couple of whole spices added as a tempering impart a fresh aroma and irresistible ....
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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