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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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Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Paatal Bhaji
Recipe# 770
12 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian patal bhaji recipe | palak ki patal bhaji | healthy patal bhaji | with step by step images. patal chi bhaji is a nourishing daily fare which can be enjoyed by people of all a ....
Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 2969
10 Aug 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
broccoli, carrot and paneer sabzi recipe | broccoli aur carrot ki sabzi | Indian broccoli with paneer sabzi | Broccoli paneer sabzi for pregnancy | broccoli, carrot and ....
Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack
Recipe# 42123
12 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
karela chips recipe | bitter gourd chips | how to make crispy karela - bitter gourd chips | with 17 amazing images. fried karela chips have strong spicy and bitter notes combined with an ir ....
Dal Dhokli ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 578
19 Mar 20

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by Tarla Dalal
traditional Gujarati dal dhokli recipe | dal dhokli | with 48 step by step amazing images. Dal dhokli is a Sunday morning delight in most traditional Gujarati households! A perfect combination of spiced whole wheat ....
Mooli Paratha, Punjabi Radish Paratha
Recipe# 4669
06 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
mooli paratha recipe | Punjabi mooli paratha | traditional mooli ka paratha | radish paratha | diabetic friendly mooli paratha | with amazing 23 images.
Low Fat Paneer (  How To Make Low Fat Paneer)
Recipe# 8688
04 Aug 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
low fat paneer recipe | how to make low fat paneer at home | nutrition in low fat paneer | low fat paneer for weight loss | with step by step images. low fat paneer
Mexican Tarts with Refried Beans and Sour Cream
Recipe# 1249
06 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tarts are usually very attractive, not just because of their dainty size but also because they are open containers that show off their contents! This kind of makes the snack all the more appetizing and makes it impossible to resist. We have used readymade tarts for this recipe, which makes it ve ....
Dal Tadka, Punjabi Dal Tadka
Recipe# 30903
25 Jul 22

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by Tarla Dalal
dal tadka recipe | Punjabi dal tadka | restaurant style dal tadka | with 30 amazing images. The Dal Tadka is one of the most popular dals while eating out at Indian restaurants and even r ....
Onion and Karela Sabzi
Recipe# 7452
21 Jul 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
onion karela sabzi | pyaz wale karele | bitter gourd sabzi | healthy onion karela sabzi | with 24 amazing images. Wonderfully flavourful, this Onion and Karela Sabzi
Baby Corn and Paneer Jalfrazie
Recipe# 22800
18 Jul 22

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by Tarla Dalal
baby corn paneer jalfrezi | paneer vegetable jalfrezi | Punjabi baby corn paneer jalfrezi | with 20 amazing images. baby corn paneer jalfrezi is an exciting preparation of baby corn and pan ....
Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe
Recipe# 3579
16 Jul 22

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by Tarla Dalal
A traditional parsi dish usually prepared on sundays for a family meal. As the name says, dhansak is an interesting combination of dals (dhan) and vegetables (saak) perked with loads of spices to make it a mouth-watering dish. Being cooked only with 1 teaspoon of oil this is a really healthier ....
Baked Spaghetti with Paneer Balls in Spinach Sauce
Recipe# 31104
15 Jul 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yummy paneer balls baked with a creamy spinach sauce, this dish has an exquisite and sumptuous nature that lures every food lover.
Burmese Khowsuey
Recipe# 4953
14 Jul 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
burmese khowsuey | veg burmese khowsuey | khow suey burmese curry | with 40 amazing images. This one-dish meal is sure to strike every single of your ta ....
Bhindi Onion Stir-fry , Kerala-style Ularthu
Recipe# 41477
13 Jul 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi coupled with everyday ingredients like onions, green chillies and garlic gives you a tasty and healthy subzi that you can make any day. It is really simple but tastes awesome. Try other healthy subzis like Baingan Methi ki Subzi and
Fajeto ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 614
23 Nov 14

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by Tarla Dalal
The famous gujarati ‘ras-puri’ meal is incomplete without fajeto! fajeto cannot be classified as kadhi, dal or subzi… it is a class apart from any other recipe. What else can you expect from a classical preparation of mango juice cooked together with curds, besan and select spices? despite its uniqu ....
Sprouts Kadhi
Recipe# 22326
13 Jul 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
Give your regular kadhi a nutrient boost by adding sprouts to it. A traditional tempering gives the Sprouts Kadhi an appetising aroma, while ingredients like green chilli paste and spice powders give it an irresistible flavour. The sprouts not only contribute immense nutrients and fibre but al ....
Tomato Rice( South Indian Recipes )
Recipe# 32889
13 Jul 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
This spicy and tangy rice preparation is ideal for packing in a lunch box, and sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike. Enjoy it hot and fresh with papads or pack it with a katori of coconut pachadi; either way it will taste just as appealing, as it combines an assortment of ingredients that compl ....
Turiya Patra, Gujarati  Turiya Patra Nu Shaak
Recipe# 591
05 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
turiya patra sabzi | Gujarati turiya patra nu shaak | healthy ridge gourd vegetable | with 25 amazing images. Turiya patra features an unusual combination of ridge gourd and patra. But, h ....
Avial, South Indian Curry
Recipe# 22366
08 Jul 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This mouth-watering South Indian curry is nothing short of a delicacy with its unusual combination of veggies, flavoured aesthetically with a mildly-spiced coconut paste. Do not chop the veggies too finely when making Avial, because the veggies should re ....
Palak Corn Subzi
Recipe# 38854
05 Jul 22

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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 ....
Broken Wheat Vegetable Delight ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33331
16 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Broken wheat vegetable delight, the easiest and no frill recipe to make when you are home tired and don’t want to cook an elaborate meal. The veggies along with broken wheat make up for all that would be required in one meal. I like to eat it along with curds.
Masale Bhat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhat
Recipe# 42881
04 Jul 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
masale bhat recipe | Maharashtrian masala bhat | Indian style masala rice | with 50 amazing images. masale bhat recipe | Maharashtrian masala bhat |
Stuffed Corn and Paneer Footlong, Baked Veg Paneer Sandwich
Recipe# 38853
04 Jul 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
Stuffed Corn and Paneer Footlong is an irresistible snack (or meal!) of fresh footlong bread, crisped to perfection and stuffed with a combination of delicious ingredients like tomato for tang, capsicum for flavour, sweet corn for a refreshing crunch, and paneer for a luscious texture. Top thi ....
Cabbage Jowar Paratha  (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38606
30 Jun 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Jowar flour replaces wheat flour in this garlic infused traditional north indian breakfast delicacy. Make a filling mini meal by accompanying the parathas with fresh curds.
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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