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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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Quick Tava Rice
Recipe# 219
10 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, this quick tava rice is a meal in its own right, with loads of fresh and crunchy veggies, tomatoes and curds for tang and texture, and red chillies for a dash of spice. A quick garnish of grated cheese makes it sumptuous too!
Pumpkin and Potatoes- Rajasthani Style
Recipe# 1500
10 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Almost all the aromatic spices and seeds in your masala dabba come together in this recipe, transforming two simple, everyday vegetables into a mouth-watering delicacy. Curds, tomatoes and dried mango powder impart the required tang to the potatoes and red pumpkin cubes, while a couple of common spi ....
Sprouted Moong Khichdi, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 669
09 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Let’s try making khichdi with an interesting twist! Here, normal moong dal is replaced with sprouted moong, and the effect is awesome. Add to this a tongue-tickling masala of coconut, coriander seeds, spice powders etc. and you get a fabulous S ....
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
Recipe# 32909
09 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Avial is a dish that originated in kerala, but gained an equal fanfare in tamilnadu as well. Rare is the wedding or festive menu that does not include avial! the key to making excellent avial is to pay equal attention to the visual appeal – vegetables with contrasting colours such as carrot, beans, ....
Navratna Korma, Veg Navratan Korma
Recipe# 2407
08 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
You’ll find it in a restaurant menu in London, in a wedding feast in Chennai, or a weekend dinner in New Delhi. That’s how popular this rich, semi-sweet vegetable dish is. Navratna Korma features a delectable assortment of vegetables and fruits in an intense gravy burgeoning with cashew paste ....
Rasawala Chana ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35786
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ummmm. . . . Here is a sweet tangy kathol preparation that leaves your taste buds with food memories. Besan adds the required thickness to the kathol, but remember to sauté the besan on a slow flame till brown or else it will impart a raw taste to the kathol. Do not make this recipe too much in adva ....
Aloo Methi
Recipe# 22789
02 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Methi is an everyday recipe... easy, tasty and awesome. Yet, every time you taste it, it feels exotic, with the softness of potatoes and the pleasing bitterness of methi. Indeed, this Indian favourite deserves the global fame that it has earned! You will f ....
Paneer Butter Masala
Recipe# 38973
01 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One of the first items that we all tend to look for in a restaurant menu, the Paneer Butter Masala fits all descriptions - classic, all-time favourite, droolworthy, best of the best! Yes, this restaurant-style Punjabi gravy is a necessary a ....
Chick Pea and Mint Rice
Recipe# 5586
23 Aug 11

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by Tarla Dalal
An all-rounder that contains ingredients from four cereal groups – cereals, pulses, veggies and oil, the chickpea and mint rice is a satiating one-dish meal. The brown rice and mixed veggies used in this delicious preparation provide not just nutrients but also lots of fibre, to keep cholesterol lev ....
Corn and Vegetable Pulao
Recipe# 2471
01 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Corn and vegetable pulao is a delicious combination of corn and colourful mixed vegetables with perfectly cooked rice. Onions and assorted spices give it a tasteful punch with fried cashews impart an enjoyable crunch. Make sure the grains of rice are separate and not clumpy.
French Beans and Carrot Thoran, Kerala Dry Sabzi
Recipe# 41546
01 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
‘Thoran’ is a traditional vegetable preparation that is popular in Kerala. It is a dry subzi that can be prepared with many different veggies. In this recipe, we have used a colourful combination of French beans and carrot. First, the veggies are sautéed with onions and an aromatic tempering of ....
Chawal ki Roti
Recipe# 3455
01 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rice flour combined with cooked left-over rice can be used in many surprising and novel ways. I have used this combination to prepared delicious rotis. To perk up their flavour garlic, ginger and green chillies are added. Curds are added to make the rotis soft. This is a good way to make use of left ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
11 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Methi Paneer Paratha
Recipe# 3591
01 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer paratha itself is quite popular. Being succulent and flavourful, it appeals to everybody. Now, here is an even more exciting version made using low fat paneer that is perked up with aromatic fenugreek leaves! The methi contributes not just flavour but also substantial amounts of vitamin A and ....
Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi
Recipe# 41214
01 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This quick and easy, no-fuss dish brings together three of your favourite ingredients – spinach, cottage cheese and green peas. A tempering of everyday ingredients and a dash of common spice powders gives the trio a fantastic taste, which combines beautifully with Indian breads of all kinds, be it < ....
Paneer Tikka Masala, Green Pea and Paneer Tikka Masala
Recipe# 7546
15 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Juicy green peas and chunky paneer are coated with a peppy mix of veggies and spice powders to make a tongue-tickling treat! A flavourful marinade of assorted spice powders and dried fenugreek leaves makes the succulent cubes of paneer quite exciting to bite into, while a readily-available Jain toma ....
Kele ki Sabzi, Banana Subzi
Recipe# 40790
27 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
The Banana Subzi has an awe-inspiring sweet-and-spicy flavour! Despite the unbelievable simplicity of this recipe and the super-fast procedure, the Kele ki Sabzi has a very enjoyable flavour, which will be loved by all. It is also very convenient to prepare, because it makes use of common temper ....
Drumstick and Potato Subzi
Recipe# 40636
27 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Put this Drumstick and Potato Subzi on the table and marvel at its rolling success! Indeed, it will belittle the other dishes with its striking flavour and appetizing aroma. Drumstick gifts its mind-blowing aroma and flavour to any dish that it is added to, and this subzi is no exception. A si ....
Boriya Diya Palang Saag
Recipe# 42369
27 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A classic Bengalii dish of moong dal dumplings cooked in a spinach gravy. The vibrant taste and unique mouth-feel of this dish make it a great hit, not just with Bengalis but anybody who tastes it. Boriya Diya Palang Saag literally means a gravy (saag) of ....
Mixed Vegetable Subzi, Restaurant Style Sabzi
Recipe# 41174
25 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The rich hue, strong aroma and irresistible taste of this Mixed Vegetable Sabzi will make you addicted to it! A gravy of tomatoes, onions and cashewnuts forms the base of this marvelous creation, which features a horde of colourful and juicy veggies, which are sautéed separately in oil and then ....
Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya
Recipe# 41773
25 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
For a taste of authentic Gujarati cuisine, have a go at the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya. Ladies finger, cooked with a stuffing of roasted besan and spice powders, the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya has a very different taste, which leaves a lingering warmth on your pal ....
Dal Fry
Recipe# 1965
25 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
From roadside dhabhas to global Indian restaurants, almost all diners serve this all-time favourite Dal Fry. A mixture of moong and masoor dal cooked to perfection and perked up with an aromatic tempering along with fried onions and tomatoes, this dal has a very pleasing texture and irresistib ....
Methi Cheese Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 42136
25 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An utterly cheesy paratha with the sprightly flavour and appetizing aroma of methi, this paratha is a sure-shot winner with young and old alike! What makes it so, is the perfect balance of cheese and spices in the stuffing. Apart from regular ingredients like ginger and green chillies, the stuff ....
Tava Paneer, Mushroom and Green Pea Subzi
Recipe# 22785
24 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This subzi is so tasty you can finish it off all by itself even without any rotis or rice! Chock-full of your favourite ingredients ranging from paneer and mushrooms to green peas and potatoes, this subzi is just too flavourful, although it is very easy to make and uses only common ingredients. ....
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again