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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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Masala Puri ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 627
27 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
masala puri | masala poori | Gujarati masala puri | Maharashtrian Tikkat puri | with 16 amazing images. masala puri is a popular Indian deep fried bread. Made fro ....
Soya Kofta Curry
Recipe# 4325
19 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Protein-rich soya granules make a very versatile ingredient, which is liked by young and old alike. It fits well into a lot of dishes, from upmas to subzis. Here is a strikingly flavourful preparation of soya granules and mashed potatoes made into mint-flavoured koftas, which are dunked in a tomato- ....
Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3894
27 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When one thinks of homely food, khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. A wholesome khichdi can warm your heart and make you comfortable after a long and busy day, and this sumptuous Bajra Khichdi is sure to live up to your expectations.
Veg Red Thai Curry,  Red Thai Curry with Vegetables
Recipe# 472
26 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
veg red thai curry | red thai curry with vegetables | Indian style red thai curry | thai red curry | with 18 amazing images veg red thai curry is made with
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, ....
Dal Amritsari
Recipe# 30904
16 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Dal Amritsari, as the name suggests is a dal from the city of Amritsar in North India. Prepared with whole black lentils or whole urad, this dal is ready in a jiffy when cooked in a pressure cooker, without compromising on the taste. A tadka or tempering is prepared for this dal with tomatoes ....
Kerala Parota, Flaky Kerala Paratha
Recipe# 40869
10 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kerala Parota or Malabar Parota is a unique dish from Malayalam cuisine, which is not to be confused with North Indian parathas. The Kerala Parota is made of a plain flour dough, rolled in a special way using a lot of oil for greasing. This gives it a characteristic texture that is flaky and slightl ....
Aloo Poshto, Bengali Sabzi
Recipe# 22364
10 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Bengali specialty is one of my favourite recipes and I recommend that you give this one a try. This recipe proves that poppy seeds and potatoes are a match made in heaven! try other Bengali subzis like Mulor G ....
Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe
Recipe# 42514
10 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a quick and easy everyday subzi with a classic Malvani touch. The rustic mealy texture of cooked kala chana is enhanced beautifully by the spiciness of the Malvani gravy and the tang of tamarind pulp. Common veggies like tomatoes and onions along with ginger and garlic add taste and volum ....
Vegetable Kolhapuri
Recipe# 38075
09 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A colourful bunch of veggies in a medium-spicy and tangy gravy, the Vegetable Kolhapuri is sure to steal your heart. It is a fabulous accompaniment for rotis as well as puris , si ....
Vegetable Lasagne, Vegetable Lasagne
Recipe# 31090
09 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This elaborate Vegetable Lasagne is a gourmet’s treat, and will surely boost your reputation as a culinary expert! Although it requires quite a few components, ranging from a tangy tomato sauce and a creamy vegetable mix to a mouth-watering assortment of roasted vegetables, it is actually easy t ....
Matki Sabzi, Guajarati Dry Matki Subzi
Recipe# 41565
09 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A homely and satiating subzi that is much-loved by the Gujaratis, the Matki Subzi is a dry preparation that is usually served with kadhi . It is extremely easy to make and uses very simple, common ingredients like mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric po ....
Noodle Basket with Vegetable Stir Fry
Recipe# 36054
08 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A pretty looking golden brown noodle basket that’s filled with a warm and crunchy vegetable stir-fry made from baby corn, capsicum, carrot, cabbage and French beans make a satiating One Dish Meals .
Dry Karela Subzi
Recipe# 41314
06 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An exciting mixture of sweetness, tanginess and spiciness makes this Dry Karela Subzi a fabulous treat for your palate. What makes this subzi so enjoyable is the perfect way in which the bitter gourd is prepared – right from marinating in salt, to washing it with water after cooking it on a tava ....
Pizza Rice ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40138
04 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Um, never met a kid who does not like pizzas nor one who can resist any other pizza flavoured treat! You might have tried topping bread or even rotis and rolls with pizza sauce, but now here is a totally unique tiffin of rice perked up with all-time favourite pizza sauce, colourful veggies and sweet ....
Colocassia Leaf Usli
Recipe# 5703
04 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Colocasia leaf is frequently used in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine in preparations like paatra and wadi. Now, it is time to think beyond these and find many more flavourful ways to include this iron-rich ingredient in your diet. A variant of the popular South Indian dry subzi made of vegetables ....
Soya ki Sabzi
Recipe# 3098
06 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
soya ki sabzi | soya sabzi with mixed vegetables | indian soya vegetable This mildly spiced and nutritious Soya ki Subzi will make an excellent accompaniment for
Baked Vegetable Jalfrazie (low Calorie Healthy Cooking)
Recipe# 1367
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A medley of different vegetables is not only pleasing to the eye but equally appealing to your taste buds. A vitamin packed fare, rich in fiber and proteins, this recipe is great for increasing immunity as well as for cleansing the intestine.
Badshahi Khichdi
Recipe# 1972
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
While the word khichdi normally brings to mind a homely and simple meal, here is a royal version that proves the mettle of our humble khichdi. A dal-rice combo cooked with everyday spices is topped with a flavourful potato vegetable and a layer of tempered curds. Served piping hot, the Badshahi Khic ....
Burritos, Veg Burrito
Recipe# 1277
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Burritos are almost synonymous with Mexican cuisine. Yummy tortillas packed with rice, re-fried beans, salsa, sour cream and cheese, this dish has everything packed into it. It is self-contained in terms of flavour with a bit of tang, spice and cheesiness, and is quite filling too. This makes it ....
Kabuli Chana Biryani
Recipe# 5297
24 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Kabuli Chana Biryani is a unique blend of rice and pulses. Saffron-tinged rice is layered with a tongue-tickling kabuli chana gravy, covered with foil, and baked for a while till the flavours meld to make an awesome one-dish meal. This dish is so delicious that you just need to serve it with ....
Kulcha, Plain Kulcha, Butter Kulcha
Recipe# 41472
24 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious Indian bread that is very popular in North India, and in Indian restaurants all over the world, the Kulcha has a unique texture and taste that make it a special treat for the palate. It has a neutral taste, with the appetizing aroma and mild flavour ....
Vegetable Hong Kong Style with Steamed Rice
Recipe# 315
22 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Diagonally cut vegetables, especially when they come in contrasting colours like white, yellow, green and orange, are a beautiful sight to behold. However, this pretty combo transforms into a fiery tongue-tickler when combined with pungent sauces, red chillies, ginger and garlic, as you will exp ....
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Main Course
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again