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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# 41275
28 Nov 16

 
 by Jyoti V B
No reviews
This recipe is a health wonder! This sabzi is a quick and easy to make! The combination of broccoli, green garlic and other green vegetables is very delicious. The leafy vegetables add a bit of crunch to this delight. This tastes best when served hot!
Recipe# 41144
24 Sep 16

 
 by Kanwal 9
No reviews
Couscous is very healthy grain. This is the best wrap recipe because all healthy and low calories ingredients are used in this recipe .
Recipe# 41150
26 Sep 16

 
 by Alkajena
No reviews
Falafel is a common dish eaten throughout the Middle East. The fritters are now found around the world as a replacement for meat and as a form of street food. Falafel plays an iconic role in Israeli cuisine and is widely considered to be the national dish of the region.The best part of this dish is ....
Recipe# 41135
21 Sep 16

 
 
by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Avocado Veggie Green Wraps, this wrap is for those who want to avoid cheese and are health conscious.
Recipe# 40907
30 May 16

 
 by sanchari_jayanta
No reviews
Paneer is a fresh cheese and very famous across the globe to prepare a lot of great delicacies. Paneer is rich in carbohydrates, vitamin and protein and helps to create some great mouth-watering dishes. On the other hand, Mango is a tropical fruit, popularly known as ‘King of Fruits’, mainly avail ....
Recipe# 40912
30 May 16

 
 by SamKooking
No reviews
A beautiful medley of sweet, savory, and heat. Mangos give the dish a gentle reprieve from the heat generally given by Samuel's interpretation of the classic curry. Garnished with fresh cilantro, this dish can be served hot or cold and is a favorite of the household!
Recipe# 41783
24 May 17

 
 
by DRGG
No reviews
Power Pack Frutti Tutti Rice is healthy. It is packed with the goodness of fruits and sprouts and also tastes great. A healthy way to add nutrition in your diet.
Recipe# 41448
01 Feb 17

 
 by Radha Hoizal
No reviews
Pizza is such a food that attracts everyone. I thought why shouldn't I try by making the base of traditional recipe that is akki roti. Akki means "Rice" in Kannada. Children run away listening to the name of rice roti so thought of making my innovation to make them eat the traditional food in an inn ....
Grated Yummy Boiled Egg Sandwich with Chilli Sauce and Mayo
Recipe# 42557
26 Apr 18

 
 by Mohammed Fahim
No reviews
Grated Boiled Egg Sandwich is a protein rich recipe for kids lunch box and even for elders. Quick and simple recipe. that gets ready in just few minutes. Loved by children of all ages.
Recipe# 42515
25 Mar 18

 
 
by Jyoti V B
No reviews
Tempt your palate with this flavoursome rice recipe. This rice can be accompanied with raita, curds and green chutney .This recipe is unique and healthy! The flavour of the green tomato chutney with various spices is a perfect combo! This is a great option as a lunch box recipe.
Recipe# 42679
12 Sep 18

 
 by Jyoti V B
No reviews
This Maharashtrian Masala Flat Bread is easy to make and uses minimal ingredients. It is a homely and easy to make recipe. The spices make this roti even more flavourful than the normal jowar roti. It tastes best when eaten with flax seeds chutney, curd, pickle, etc.
Recipe# 42284
05 Dec 17

 
 by purva kulkarni
No reviews
Ukdicha Paratha has anusual stuffing made from a mixture of rice flour and onions. These parathas are tasty and are good to serve with gravy based subzis.
Recipe# 42318
24 Dec 17

 
 by Siri1974
No reviews
A tasty and nutritious paratha for one and all. Bananas are rich in potassium and fibres hence a healthy surprise too.
Recipe# 42319
24 Dec 17

 
 by purva kulkarni
No reviews
This paratha is not much popular but one must try this because it has crunchy texture and different taste. This paratha can be eaten in breakfast.
Recipe# 41951
01 Aug 17

 
 
by Jyoti V B
No reviews
This recipe is a innovation with noodles that can be enjoyed by all, especially kids! The combination of avocado pulp, and mint, chillies, coriander, basil, spring onion and lemon juice with the noodles is very delicious and delectable.
Aloo Beans Subzi
Recipe# 38589
26 Jul 13

 
 by Sandipan
No reviews
A very healthy and tasty dish. Quick and easy to make. I frequently make this dish for my office lunch or sometimes even have it as a snack.
Recipe# 13718
19 Mar 03

 
 by yak
No reviews
Dudhi ki sarki is a vegetable curry recipe with Dudhi or bottle gourd. The Dudhi or ghiya is chopped and then cooked with onion, chillies, tomatoes and enjoyed with rice.
Recipe# 14891
28 Aug 11

 
 by namratacom
No reviews
A tangy curd flavoured potato vegetable preparation or potato subzi , dahiwale aloo is irrestible! try this spicy and mazedar dahi wale aloo recipe with puris or parathas and get ready to entice your family and guests.
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again