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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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Recipe# 39047
07 Dec 13

 
 by MEENA SAVLA
No reviews
I am sure all the Chivda lovers will enjoy this ` CHIVDA RICE. A quick and easily prepared rice. Take care cooked rice is not mushy, each rice grain of the cooked rice should be separate. Cook the rice with salt, 1 teaspoon ghee and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
Carrot Garlic Masala Rice
Recipe# 39048
08 Dec 13

 
 
by me and my style
No reviews
Wow.... this was a special simple rice that I prepared for my husband today morning... It came out well .... the rice with lightly sweet and garlicky taste, nice.
Recipe# 39051
12 Dec 13

 
 by NEENA SAVLA
No reviews
Pina coconaka rice is a mild sweet rice with a rich flavour of coconut and pineapple. You can also add tender coconut malai (chopped) to enhance the taste. It can be prepared on any occasions and i am sure there will be repeated demand for it. It taste equally good even cold.
Recipe# 39052
12 Dec 13

 
 
by Amarendra Mulye
No reviews
Paneer Tikka Biryani is one of the richest Mughlai recipes. This is a combination of Paneer Tikka, Jeera Rice and Paneer Tikka Masala topped with brown onions, mint leaves and fried Cashewnuts.
Recipe# 39053
12 Dec 13

 
 by Amarendra Mulye
No reviews
Dalimbi Bhaat or Field beans Rice is a traditional Maharashtrian delicacy and is cooked on special occasions. Though this recipe is not as popular as Masale Bhaat, it is still cooked in many Maharashtrian homes.
Recipe# 39026
29 Nov 13

 
 
by damyantiben
No reviews
Originally pilaf or pilav, plov, palao, polu and pulaw is a staple food and a national dish in afghan, uzbek, tajik, and bukharan jewish cuisines. Here is the vegetarian, aromatic and healthy pilaf for your loved ones.
Recipe# 39027
30 Nov 13

 
 
by damyantiben
No reviews
Tickle your taste buds with this creamy and cheesy risotto mildly spiced with Indian flavours. It is just heavenly when served piping hot on a cold winter evening.
Recipe# 39030
30 Nov 13

 
 
by shalinivenkatesh
No reviews
The tempering of dals, curry leaves and chillies in coconut oil is very aromatic and characteristic of south indian cooking. Coconut rice tastes good with sambhar or any south indian subzi.
Recipe# 39031
01 Dec 13

 
 
by shalinivenkatesh
No reviews
Pepper Puliyodharai is a South Indian rice delicacy. The tangy and spicy tamarind paste adds taste and flavour to the rice.If you like it spicy add more pepper powder.
Mexican Tomato and Bean Hakka Noodles
Recipe# 39032
02 Dec 13

 
 by Foodie 1994
No reviews
A quick, tangy, delicious version of hakka noodles. Can be made with any noodles. A favorite at parties and the kids love it.
Special Brinjal Rice (vaangi Bhaat)
Recipe# 39036
05 Dec 13

 
 by me and my style
No reviews
This is the traditional rice dish of South Karnataka made with simple blended spices and lots of brinjals, very tasty and yummy recipe, serve accompanied with raita
Recipe# 40646
23 Aug 16

 
 by MSangeetha
No reviews
Green Peas Pulao, tasty and easy to make. This pressure cooked pulao is spiced and aromatic. Sauteing the rice in ghee gives a nice flavour. Interesting combination of garlic ,spices and green peas compliment each other and impart an aromatic flavour to the pulao.
Recipe# 40671
25 Feb 16

 
 by Siri1974
No reviews
A tasty green peas chawal ki roti and bhindi ki curry would serve a tasty breakfast for all ages.
Recipe# 40723
21 Mar 16

 
 by Jyoti V B
No reviews
Red kidney beans are filling and nutritious. This curry is a favourite in Punjab and loved by all. Instead of the usual tomato gravy, I tried a broccoli gravy and it turned out to be delicious. This makes a wholesome meal when served with chapati, rice, bhatura etc.
Recipe# 40728
22 Mar 16

 
 by Alkajena
No reviews
For those of you who have never made Red Kidney Beans or Rajma before, this recipe will pleasantly surprise you and give you everything that you look for in an Indian curry with tangy, mildly spicy and comforting flavours. And for those of you who have been cooking rajma, this recipe will prove to ....
Recipe# 40730
23 Mar 16

 
 by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Baked Mexican Rajma, a delicious baked dish with an Indian touch. The melted cheese on the top adds extra taste and flavour to the dish.
Recipe# 40738
16 Apr 16

 
 
by Surekha Parekh
No reviews
We make Dal Vadas regularly at home. One day I planned to make Rajma vadas, and it turned out to be a very tasty and healthy food for my family. I gave it a Chinese twist and everyone just loved my new innovation.
Recipe# 40596
23 May 16

 
 by Jeena Suraj
No reviews
Surti Undhiyu is a authentic / traditional dish of Gujarat, basically traditionally cooked on earthen pots. Undhiyu is basically a mix of vegetables, specially winter vegetables, and I what I am sharing is the one of the South Gujarat - Surat side known as Surti Undhiyu. Undhiyu is one of the main ....
Recipe# 40623
28 Jan 16

 
 by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Methi Batani Bhat, this is a combination of methi and peas with dash of masala, though simple very delicious. The coconut gives it a nice flavour.
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again