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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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Tomato Rasam ( Eat Well Stay Well )
Recipe# 33475
27 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tomato rasam, a perfect, low-calorie recipe to enjoy the true flavours of home-made south indian cooking. Serve this protein- and vitamin-packed rasam as an accompaniment to plain steamed rice. Tomatoes are bountiful of vitamin a, folic acid that helps boost immunity. This recipe is low in calories, ....
Turiya Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 592
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a day-to-day preparation in gujarati households, preferred mainly due to its simplicity. With a hint of basic gujarati spices and a peppiness imparted by lemon juice, this preparation of ridge gourd and moong dal is quite unique and entertaining in its own way. Turiya mag ni dal is indeed ve ....
Bharwa Lauki
Recipe# 6402
24 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Scooped containers of boiled bottle gourd are packed with a flavourful, soft paneer stuffing, and topped with tangy tomato gravy. Known for its good health quotient, bottle gourd becomes all the more desirable in this Bharwa Lauki recipe, as it combines tastefully with protein-packed paneer and Vita ....
Spicy Urad Dal Puris ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32808
20 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Serve these delicious urad dal puris with a sweetish pickle and hot tea on a sunny sunday morning, to recreate a complete rajasthani ambience right in your living room!
Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao
Recipe# 41351
20 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy but enchanting, the Matar Pulao is a timeless classic of Indian cuisine. The rich taste of ghee and the mind-blowing aroma of whole spices makes this dish a really mouth-watering one, so good that you can just have it plain without any accompanim ....
Hot Garlic Sauce with Baby Corn and Broccoli
Recipe# 22777
20 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy broccoli and versatile baby corn find their home in a garlicky gravy that is perked up with Schezuan sauce and tomato ketchup. The intermixing of flavours, ranging from the pungency of garlic and the spiciness of green chillies to the tanginess of the sauces is quite exciting, making the Hot ....
Methi Pitla ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 37842
05 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Methi Pitla is a simple yet tasty Maharashtrian delicacy that can be rustled up in a jiffy to enrich your diet with iron, folic acid and zinc too. Zinc plays an important role in maintaining your immunity levels, and also lends a stunning glow to your skin. Just make sure you serve the Pitla immedia ....
Bisi Bele Bhaat
Recipe# 32894
20 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This traditional spicy rice dish from karnataka is quite addictive – served piping hot topped with lots of ghee and accompanied by fried papads and a cool raita, it is almost impossible to say no to! improvise by adding field beans, peas, kidney beans or other legumes along with the vegetables, for ....
Broccoli, Baby Corn and Paneer Stir Fry
Recipe# 22684
20 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli, baby corn and paneer stir-fry is a flavourful combination of fresh veggies and lemon grass. It is interesting to note that lemon grass, which is generally used as a garnish or flavouring agent, is used as a key ingredient in generous quantities in this recipe. Since the vegetables are stir ....
Achari Baingan
Recipe# 30888
17 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most delicious methods of cooking brinjal or Baingan. The achaaris masala is very popular in Punjabi cooking and contrary to popular belief does not use any actual achaar or pickle. It is a flavourful blend of carefully chosen spices and curds. The achaaris masala is truly represe ....
Ghanto Tarkari ( Odisha Style Mixed Vegetable Recipe)
Recipe# 42768
24 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed veg curries are popular all over the world, and every cuisine has innumerable such recipes. However, it is truly fascinating how different one recipe is from another. Mixed veg curries of South India are totally different from those cooked in the West, East or North. This difference arises ....
Baked Whole Wheat Puris, Jar Snack
Recipe# 7579
28 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Appetizingly tasty, these Baked Whole Wheat Puris make a healthy and filling snack for kids – but sure to be enjoyed by adults too. These scrumptious whole wheat crispies have a lingering taste, thanks to simple, readily available spice powders. The procedure is easy and there is no time-consumi ....
Kadala Curry, Kerala Curry for Appam, Puttu and Dosa
Recipe# 32912
08 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spicy and tongue-tickling, this Kadala Curry is a traditional Kerala favourite that has now become well-known throughout the world as the best combination for soft, fluffy Appam ! This sumptuous curry features cooked kala chana pepped up with a coconut-based masala that ....
Makai ki Roti, Punjabi Makki Di Roti Recipe
Recipe# 30908
08 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Corn is grown to a large extent all over Northern India and thrives particularly well in Punjab. Using corn flour or makai ka atta to make bread is a little out the ordinary for some people, but when served with Sarson ka Saag , one o ....
Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33249
08 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor dal with spinach, the unbeatable combination of masoor dal with spinach nourishes your body with proteins, iron and folic acid. Tomatoes and amchur powder lend a nice tangy flavour to the dal. Needless to add, this is a super-healthy recipe as protein-rich dals are an indispensable part o ....
Paneer Schezwan Frankie
Recipe# 42089
07 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Frankies have a very high excitement quotient – for the sheer thrill of biting into a Frankie and discovering the treasures wrapped into it is just amazing! The Paneer Schezwan Frankie is one such chatpata Frankie recipe, where the tortillas are loaded with a tongue-tickling mix of paneer and ve ....
Potato and Corn Rolls
Recipe# 22261
06 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The kathi roll is a boon to Indians! We can think of it as the desi answer to sandwiches, wraps , rolls and other convenient on-the-go foods. While you can wrap y ....
Green Pea Parathas (  Delicious Diabetic Recipes)
Recipe# 3496
17 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Parathas are sustaining and wholesome. Puréed green peas are combined with whole wheat flour to make this delicious paratha dough. Both whole wheat flour and green peas are rich in fibre, which aids in controlling blood sugar levels. Each paratha being co ....
Paneer Tikka Sizzler
Recipe# 4836
06 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Succulent pieces of paneer marinated in a tantalizing tandoori masala grilled to perfection and served with pulao, a stuffed capsicum and tangy makhani gravy. If you like, serve some grilled onions with it too.
Bhatia Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 610
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this kadhi recipe hails from the bhatia community. It is a sweet and sour version made with cooked toovar dal water, curds and vegetables. This interesting combination of ingredients makes all the difference—be it in terms of taste or aroma. You can even add sliced potatoes to ....
Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe
Recipe# 32816
06 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is how South Indian love to have their chana, and it’s so tasty that everybody will enjoy it, without a doubt! Cooked kala chana is tempered with mustard, urad dal and other traditional ingredients, and garnished with fresh and juicy grated coconu ....
Mooli Jowar ki Roti
Recipe# 4778
03 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Jowar has a rustic and homely flavour, which you will start preferring over even wheat flour once you develop a taste for it. Here, we have reinforced the jowar flour with grated mooli, which gives a splendid flavour and aroma upon cooking. Not only that, the moisture from the mooli keeps the Mooli ....
Methi Moong Dal Subzi (  Cooking Under 10 Minutes)
Recipe# 1737
01 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, simple recipes taste more awesome than the elaborate ones! this is one such example. A very easy recipe combining iron-rich fenugreek leaves and protein-rich green gram dal, the smell of methi moong dal subzi bubbling on the stove will draw your family to the table!
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again