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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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Sev Tameta, Gujarati Sev Tameta Nu Shaak Recipe
Recipe# 605
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A quick but delectable preparation of tomatoes tempered with cumin seeds and ginger, served with sev. Sev is a deep-fried, vermicelli-like snack made with gram flour. It is so common that it is found in almost all stores, right from the street vendors to the large supermarkets! All in all, this is a ....
Rajgira Paratha  (  Gluten Free Recipe)
Recipe# 38601
11 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Though not very commonly used, rajgira flour combines beautifully with potatoes in these peppery parathas. The potatoes ensure that the parathas remain soft. Serve these parathas with spicy green chutney and curds.
Paneer Pasanda (  Subzi Recipe)
Recipe# 4327
20 Jul 19

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by Tarla Dalal
What makes this Indian cottage cheese preparation very special is the use of two onion pastes. One is a mixture of cooked onions with cashews, which imparts a unique creaminess to the Paneer Pasanda; and the other is a brown onion paste, which imparts a very rich and intense flavour to it. Ideal to ....
Cheese Paneer Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 42448
03 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An utterly cheesy paratha that combines cottage cheese and processed cheese into a flavourful stuffing. A thoughtful selection of veggies like capsicum and onions are included in the stuffing to complement the gooeyness of cheese with their crunch and pungency. A sprinkling of Kitchen King m ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Osaman ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 611
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Osaman is a hot, liquid recipe akin to rasam, but not so spicy! the use of toovar dal water imparts a very comforting feel to this recipe. The dal used to make this recipe can later be utilised in other recipes like lachko dal. Enjoy osaman hot, with rice and lachko.
Turiya Paatra ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 591
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Turiya paatra features an unusual combination of ridge gourd and paatra. But, however uncommon the combination might sound to you, it is very common in gujarati tradition, and is a must-serve item for weddings held in gujarat. In the customary way, people add the paatras directly without steaming, b ....
Corn Methi Pulao
Recipe# 1744
17 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sweetness of corn and the innate bitterness of methi complement each other well in this pulao. By using simple seasonings and the pressure-cooking technique, tasty Corn Methi Pulao can be prepared quite fast.
Rice Vegetable Risotto
Recipe# 22617
21 Jan 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
The colourful veggies in this dish makes it extremely appealing and also irresistible due to their aromatic flavours while being cooked.
Aliv Nutri Paratha
Recipe# 35092
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aliv or garden cress seed is a real treasure-trove of nutrients, and a must have in every kitchen. This little-known Indian food is one of the best vegetarian sources of iron, and is worth including in the diet, whether as a powder or in seed form. This delicious Aliv Nutri Paratha is a great wa ....
Spicy Pineapple and Tofu Pizza
Recipe# 41663
20 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Enjoy the jazzy flavour of Oriental cuisine in this unique sweet and spicy pizza. This amazing pizza is topped with sweet and juicy pineapples, spruced up with a sprinkling of peppy herbs and spice powders. A tongue-tickling mix of cubed tofu and soy sauce boosts the taste of the pizza and also ....
Aloowali Roti
Recipe# 30916
12 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The delicious and versatile potato doesn't seize to amaze us as it takes on a new form in this magnificent dish. All of us have eaten the traditional aloo ka paratha. Aloowali roti is an innovative dish where mashed potatoes and other masalas are combined with the dough while kneading. Melted butter ....
Burmese Khowsuey
Recipe# 4953
06 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
burmese khowsuey | veg burmese khowsuey | khow suey burmese curry | with 40 amazing images. This one-dish meal is sure to strike every single of your ta ....
Kadai Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 58
08 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Treat yourself to this fine subzi, made in traditional kadai paneer style, spiced up with an assortment of spices and pastes. The addition of dried fenugreek leaves gives the Kadai Paneer Subzi its characteristic taste, while capsicum and tomatoes complement the paneer well in texture, flavour a ....
Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe
Recipe# 39833
03 Apr 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Theplas are an inherent part of Gujarati meals, and are used for regular meals, travelling and for picnics! eaten with chunda or sweet mango pickle, theplas can be enjoyed hot or otherwise. Sometimes whole jeera or til can be added to enhance the flavour o ....
Sambhar
Recipe# 3578
08 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 583
19 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed dal handvo is a traditional gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk. Although readymade flour is available in the market, we suggest you try this version to experience the true flavour. The grated bottle gourd is a very critica ....
Sabudana Khichdi in Microwave
Recipe# 2749
17 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian snack, which is often had for breakfast or supper. With a few small tweaks like using sendha namak instead of sea salt, it is also used to sustain oneself on a fasting day. It always helps to know ....
Thepla Paneer Wrap
Recipe# 33085
03 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is an exciting new use for theplas, which you would always have seen as a traditional Gujarati snack. In this recipe, you will find that flavourful methi-tinged theplas transform into an all-new treat when smeared with tangy chunda and packed with a peppy flavoured paneer and cauliflower mixtur ....
Kadhai Paneer, Punjabi Kadai Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 22799
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A tantalizing dish to rustle up when you are in a hurry. Replace the paneer with mixed boiled vegetables to make subzi kadai. A hot bowlful of this subzi can perfectly match any Rotis of your choice.
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.
Chole, Punjabi Chole Masala, Chole Recipe
Recipe# 2824
27 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist the masaledar taste and tempting aroma of Chole? A popular chaat famous all across the country, and now all over the globe, Chole features boiled white chickpeas flavoured with a wide range of spice powders, notably a special Chole Masala, along with onions, ginger and garlic. A ....
Dal Ke Parathe
Recipe# 3890
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sumptuous whole wheat parathas stuffed with a lip-smacking filling of soaked and sautéed green moong dal simply spiced with fennel seeds, turmeric and chilli powders. You might wonder what use a quarter teaspoon of turmeric and half a teaspoon of fennel could be, but these wonder ingredients work ma ....
Methi Papad
Recipe# 4330
27 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Methi Papad is a mouthwatering delicacy that provides you a clear taste of Gujarati cuisine – simple yet irresistibly tasty! A thin sauce like preparation with fenugreek leaves and a traditional tempering, is topped with shredded papads and served hot with roti, puri or rice. Remember to add the pap ....
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again