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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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Recipe# 39807
26 Nov 14

 
 by supriya006
No reviews
Ratatouille is a traditional French stewed vegetable dish but here it is given with the Indian touch that can be served either with rotis or paranthas.
Bulgur Wheat Stuffed Mini Bellpeppers
Recipe# 39831
06 Dec 14

 
 by Anu Nagaraja
No reviews
Vegan, healthy appetizer with mini peppers stuffed with bulgar wheat with spices baked in the oven.
Ahmedabadi Pizza ( Street Side)
Recipe# 39834
11 Dec 14

 
 
by Swapnil Thakkar
No reviews
Age old very very famous ahmedabadi street side pizza made of very crispy pizza base and sweet-tangy sauce, with a lots of grated cheese on top... Everyone must try it once in their life.
Authentic Bombay Pavbhaji
Recipe# 39836
11 Dec 14

 
 
by Swapnil Thakkar
No reviews
A real bombay street side pav bhaji that everyone loves! For that we ll need a large pan with a flat bottom. To make it more tastier, i cook it in noon, when it cools down, put it in fridge and reheat it before dinner, trust me it tastes better this way!
Recipe# 39852
12 Dec 14

 
 by Dhara Mehta
No reviews
You will definitely love this quick dish which is low in calories too. Simple dish with few ingredients is worth trying .
Restaurant Style Sambar
Recipe# 39912
30 Dec 14

 
 
by Swapnil Thakkar
No reviews
Do u always fail to make a sambar that tastes as delicious as restaurant style sambar? Then here is a wonderful recipe that will be really helpful to u. Lets start cooking :)
Recipe# 40073
07 Apr 15

 
 by vegindulge
No reviews
I got fresh baby corn in the market.it was so fresh that I thought of making something healthy...not the regular deepfried baby corn crispies , or baby corn manchurian. Corn is sweet so something spicy gravy will be taste enhancer.,,, and added greens which matches with yellow. Along with baby corn ....
Recipe# 40329
05 Aug 15

 
 
by Nisha Sidhwani
No reviews
It is the most delicious and nutritive paratha which people of all ages will love. The combination of cabbage and cottage cheese is just scrumptious.
Recipe# 40335
15 Aug 15

 
 
by Foodie #640018
No reviews
Just had some bellpeppers and soya chunks handy and needed to make a quick subzi. So just added some onions and tomatoes to it with simple spices. It turned out very delicious and everyone loved it.
Recipe# 40229
27 Jun 15

 
 by Aditya Vikram Shah
No reviews
A taste of Afghanistan for your taste buds if you are bored with the regular variants of Paneer curries. Serve with bread or rice.
Recipe# 40233
09 Jun 15

 
 
by Foodie #636140
No reviews
A Potato and cilli baked dish which can be served as a snack during parties and even as a snack for kids's bday parties.
Healthy Grilled Chilli Paneer
Recipe# 40240
29 Jun 15

 
 
by The Working Foodie
No reviews
Indian food is so flavourful but it can often by quite unhealthy. This healthy take on Chilli Paneer retains all the taste with very little oil. Good for your tastebuds and your diet!
Recipe# 40243
24 Jun 15

 
 by shweta soni
No reviews
Baked Basmati Rice with Squash and Chilli prepared with minimal and simple ingredients is quite satiating. You will love the sweet, nutty flavour of the squash perked up with garlic and chilli and also the creamy cheese toppping.This bright and delicious midweek, veggie recipe is a standout dish tha ....
Recipe# 40244
24 Jun 15

 
 by shweta soni
No reviews
Make this time-saving Lemon, Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Pasta Bake recipe for a quick, simple and appetizing midweek meal. Pasta shells are stuffed with a mixture of citrus flavoured spinach and ricotta and baked in a thickened sauce of cherry tomatoes.
Recipe# 41154
27 Sep 16

 
 by MEENA SAVLA
No reviews
Soya 65 Wraps, a wrap that makes a meal by itself. It has the goodness of protein rich soya, spiced and wrapped in jowar based pancakes.
Recipe# 41266
16 Nov 16

 
 
by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Its time to enjoy some good hot wraps on a wintry evening. Garlicky Mushroom Wraps, garlicky, spicy and tangy are mushroom lovers delight.
Recipe# 41267
16 Nov 16

 
 
by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
We have all tasted a variety of aloo subjis. Hara Bhara Lehsuni Aloo has a smoky garlicky flavour and can also be served as a starter.
Recipe# 41271
25 Nov 16

 
 
by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Green Garlic in Gravy is a unique sabji with a coconut based gravy. Chana dal in the paste helps thicken the gravy, while tamarind and jaggery gives it a little tany sweet tate. Relished this delicious subaji with roti, naan or steamed rice.
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again