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Last Updated : May 06,2021



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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Darbari Dal (  Mughlai Khana)
Recipe# 38162
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This simple dal made with toovar and masoor dals is transformed when curds and cream are added to it. The curds provides the right amount of tanginess. Dals were made by the mughals by simering them over a slow flame for hours together, however we the recipe provided makes use of the pressure cooker ....
Pumpkin Kootu ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33371
16 Feb 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pumpkin kootu, a ballet of vegetables and dal, this healthy combination cooked along with a coconut paste. Go for any choice of veggies such as white pumpkin, cabbage etc. You can top with tempering of oil, mustard seeds and curry leaves to give a refreshing feel to the kootu.
Baked Beans with Buttered Rice, Bean Vegetable Rice
Recipe# 2217
24 Dec 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
baked beans with buttered rice recipe | bean vegetable rice | canned baked beans and rice | Indian baked beans rice | with 29 amazing images. baked beans with buttered r ....
Macaroni in Cheesy Carrot Sauce ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40371
02 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Carrot purée is a wonderful addition to whole wheat based white sauce, as it makes it creamier and colourful too. Add to it some cheese and a dash of pepper, and you have a perfect base that kids will love. Throw some macaroni, seasonings and herbs into this creamy sauce, and there you have a yummy ....
Achari Paneer
Recipe# 1736
27 May 22

 
 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 ....
Rajasthani Style Kaddu Aur Soya ki Subzi
Recipe# 6430
03 Aug 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rajasthani kaddu aur soya ki sabzi recipe | healthy bhopla soya sabji | soya chunks vegetable recipe | with 30 images. Rajasthani kaddu aur soya ki sabzi is a popular dry Rajashtani sabzi. ....
Rajma
Recipe# 22784
15 Jul 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
rajma recipe |Punjabi kidney bean curry |authentic Punjabi rajma | healthy rajma recipe | with amazing 20 images. Rajma is one of the most popular dishes in Nort ....
Corn Palak Sabzi, Healthy Sweet Corn Spinach Sabzi
Recipe# 6412
17 Jul 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
corn palak sabzi recipe | sweet corn spinach sabzi | healthy corn spinach vegetable | with 16 amazing images. Widely available and full of nutrients, spinach makes a colourful and flavoursome companion to corn in thi ....
Misal
Recipe# 33442
29 Sep 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
misal recipe | spicy Kolhapuri misal | how to make Maharashtrian misal | with 43 amazing images. misal recipe | spicy Kolhapuri misal | how to ....
Cabbage Masala (  Healthy Sabzi)
Recipe# 39683
22 Aug 23

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
cabbage masala recipe | cabbage sabzi | healthy patta gobi matar sabji | with 25 amazing images. cabbage masala recipe is a healthy Indian sabzi made with lots of shredded cabbage. Learn h ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
03 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
Corn ki Sabzi, Makai ki Sabzi
Recipe# 37379
05 Jul 23

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by Tarla Dalal
corn ki sabzi recipe | makai ki sabzi | creamy masala corn sabzi | Indian sweet corn sabzi | with 38 amazing images. corn ki sabzi recipe | ma ....
Dal Makhani
Recipe# 30900
05 Aug 23

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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
Valor Papdi Nu Shak, Winter Sabzi
Recipe# 41454
22 Feb 23

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
valor papdi nu shaak recipe | valor nu shaak | Gujarati papdi nu shaak | winter special flat beans sabzi | valor papdi nu shaak is a homely and tasty winter sabzi ....
Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3894
01 Feb 23

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
bajra khichdi recipe | Rajasthani bajra khichdi | healthy black millet Indian khichdi | with 20 amazing images. When one thinks of homely food, khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. A wholesome khichdi c ....
Sukhi Bhindi, Punjabi Dry Bhindi Recipe
Recipe# 30882
10 May 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
sukhi bhindi recipe | Punjabi dry bhindi | Indian bhindi ki sukhi sabzi | Indian masala bhindi | with 10 amazing images. sukhi bhindi recipe |
Drumstick Curry, South Indian Drumstick Potato Sabzi
Recipe# 32919
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a sweet and spicy drumstick and potato curry made the South Indian way i. e. Flavoured with coconut and whole spices. This curry has a predominant garlic flavour and tastes great with steamed rice . You can als ....
Spicy Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 2216
08 Aug 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
spicy vegetable pulao recipe | masala pulao | veg pulao | with 25 amazing images. spicy vegetable pulao is a simple, easy and quick pulao recipe to make. Learn how to make
Spicy Potato Kadhi
Recipe# 2408
04 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Lose yourself in this exciting potato-packed kadhi, which is so delicious it is likely to overshadow the rest of the main course! What makes this kadhi different is that it is burgeoning with potato cubes and flavoured excitingly with whole spices and spice powders. Tempering whole spice ....
Chawli Batate Nu Shaak
Recipe# 35932
11 Mar 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
chawli batata nu shaak recipe | chawli bateta nu shaak | choli bateka nu shaak | Gujarati chawli batata nu shaak is a simple sabzi from the land of Gujarat. Learn how to make
Cauliflower Indad
Recipe# 22193
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yet another dish made with the versatile cauliflower. Since gobhi has a bland flavour, it can go well with any gravy and combination of spices. Here is a wonderful treat for all you spice lovers. To enhance the dish's allure, use fresh cauliflower and keep the florets slightly big in size. ....
Rajasthani Kadhi
Recipe# 43022
14 Apr 23

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajasthani kadhi recipe | Marwadi kadhi | besan kadhi | with 26 amazing images. Marwadi kadhi is an authentic and traditional yoghurt based curry recipe prepared with besan and other season ....
Soya Bhurji ( Pressure Cooker)
Recipe# 33347
19 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Soya bhurji, enjoy this mouth-watering delicacy, brimming with goodness of soya. Pressure cooking does not require soaking soya granules as it gets cooked with other ingredients. Do not open the lid immediately let it stand for a while so that the granules soak up excess water if any. It is ....
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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