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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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Aloo Palak
Recipe# 30887
16 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Always a great hit, potatoes and spinach come together yet again, in a Punjabi version of Aloo Palak. Once you have peeled and chopped the cooked potatoes and chopped the washed spinach, this dish is a breeze to prepare as it simply makes use of readily available spice powders and everyday ingredien ....
Chana Soya Masala
Recipe# 6418
16 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This protein-rich combination of chana and soya is sure to steal the show, as the texture and flavours will be loved by everybody young and old. Flavoured amply with masala pastes and powders, and kasuri methi for a final highlight, the Chana Soya Masala is a delightful subzi that is very easy to pr ....
Chocolate Cheese Paratha
Recipe# 42581
15 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
At the heart of these awesome parathas is a unique combination of cheese and chocolate. The interplay of these two ingredients gives the paratha a lovely gooey intensely chocolaty core! It is very important to serve the Chocolate ....
Moghlai Aloo (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1485
14 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Moghlai aloo is a popular preparation of deep-fried or marinated baby potatoes in a spicy, creamy base. Moghlai cooking is known for its richness and elaborate masalas, and that is true of this recipe also. Like most moghlai recipes, here too the onions, poppy seeds and fresh cream play essential ro ....
Carrot Methi Subzi ( Delicious Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3503
14 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a great combination of textures and fragrant, spicy flavours that has the added advantage of being quick to make. Enriched with vitamin A, iron and fibre, it is nutritious too.
Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39570
14 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
An elaborate yet easy khichdi that makes a wholesome and delicious meal, the Dal Khichdi is made of toovar dal and rice combined with not just whole spices but also onions, garlic and tomatoes. This imparts a tangy twist to the khichdi making it holistic in terms of taste too. When you don’t have ti ....
Kobi Batata Nu Shaak  ( Cabbage and Potato Vegetable)
Recipe# 35933
14 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat combination of shredded cabbage and cubed potatoes makes a wonderful dry subzi, with the peppy flavour of green chillies and coriander powder, aptly supported by an aromatic tempering of mustard and cumin seeds. This delicious Kobi Batata nu Shaak (Cabbage and Potato Vegetable) goe ....
Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40367
08 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pesto, a sauce made of nuts and herbs is made richer here by the addition of spinach, which gives it a vibrant colour, unique flavour and creamier texture too. Along with olive oil and cheese, it makes a great home for perfectly cooked fusilli. Kids are sure to enjoy this Creamy Pesto Pasta for lunc ....
Bharwa Lauki
Recipe# 6402
07 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Scooped containers of boiled bottle gourd are packed with a flavourful, soft paneer stuffing, and topped with tangy tomato gravy. Known for its good health quotient, bottle gourd becomes all the more desirable in this Bharwa Lauki recipe, as it combines tastefully with protein-packed paneer and Vita ....
Burnt Garlic Fried Rice
Recipe# 40049
05 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Sautéeing the garlic till brown gives this rice preparation its unique flavour. Together with green chillies, crunchy vegetables and soya sauce, burnt garlic lends an exciting touch to perfectly cooked Chinese rice. Serve the Burnt Garlic Fried Rice hot, with a garnish of spring onions and fried gar ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
05 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Masala Karela
Recipe# 7462
05 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains a ....
Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce
Recipe# 3305
02 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Romans often make this delicate preparation of pasta tossed with a lightly flavoured red pepper sauce spiked with herbs and jalapenos. As with many recipes where there are a few ingredients, it is the quality of the ingredients which makes the difference between a mediocre dish and an exceptional on ....
Pasta in White Sauce
Recipe# 40459
30 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
White sauce, with its soothing texture and flavour, plays host to not just perfectly cooked fusilli but also a medley of colourful and crunchy veggies. Colourful capsicums, vibrant broccoli and crunchy baby corn endow this dish with a splash of colours, which is pretty to behold and tempting to bite ....
Burmese Khowsuey
Recipe# 4953
25 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This one-dish meal is sure to strike every single of your taste buds with its vibrant flavour! The Burmese Khowsuey features layers of noodles, a vegetable curry made with coconut milk and an elaborate masala of spices, coconut and cashew nuts, and an elaborate garnish of fried onions, garlic, vaal ....
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
Recipe# 30899
25 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area. This combination of spinach and paneer is no ....
Jowar and Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 42672
23 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An excellent and super healthy recipe made with whole jowar and moong dal to give an amazing khichdi. You can even perk up this khichdi by adding some spices to it and maybe even throw in some veget ....
Bengali Style Okra (  Rotis and Subzis)
Recipe# 38905
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When something can be cooked quickly and easily, and is also too tasty to resist, it appeals to everybody! such is the case with the bengali style okra. A fine powder of mustard and poppy seeds lends a unique flavour to this subzi, which features only simple ingredients that can be found in anybody' ....
Vegetable Maggi (  Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40122
22 Oct 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Maggi is a huge hit with kids. They just love to stash the long, chewy noodles into their mouth, sucking it in with a fun, whooshing sound. By adding loads of colourful and crunchy veggies to it, you can turn their favourite treat into a satiating tiffin. Here, we have sautéed the veggies and the Ma ....
Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti
Recipe# 2462
22 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Think of this dish as three tasty units placed together with the sheer motive of delighting the diner! Flavourful and succulent cottage cheese balls; tangy tongue-tickling tomato sauce; and perfectly cooked, herbed spaghetti... each of these is as perfect as can be, whether in terms of flavour, ....
Sindhi Kadhi
Recipe# 4359
22 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi cuisine is very nutritious with a predominant use of vegetables in each and every dish. Sindhi kadhi is one such example where all the vegetables are used beautifully to complement each other in taste, colour and texture.
Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe
Recipe# 22786
20 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabi repertoire, which is flavoured with a large assortment of spice powders and other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions, which lend an irresistible flavour and aroma to it. While ....
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again
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