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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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Baked Stuffed Tomatoes ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22454
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A flavorsome stuffing of mixed vegetables and paneer adds body to tomatoes, which are a storehouse of the folic acid required along with vitamin b 12 to build new red blood cells of both mother and child.
Methi Tofu
Recipe# 22431
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Methi peps up even the simplest of dishes! This is no exception. Add salt to the methi and squeeze it well to remove the inherent bitterness of the methi leaves. You can even salt and squeeze the methi and store it in the freezer for days or even months; just defrost and use whenever you want. Just ....
Soya Vegetable Medley
Recipe# 22432
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Mixed vegetables and soya in a coconut based gravy a very thoughtful combination indeed! The dish can be cooked in very little time as all the veggies added are pre-cooked. Make sure the tomatoes are cooked well; otherwise the coconut milk will curdle.
South Indian Baby Corn Curry
Recipe# 22522
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Baby corn in a delicious curry form, flavoured subtly and aesthetically with a blend of south indian spices.
Soya Aur Gobhi ki Bhaji
Recipe# 22518
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Try this tasty bhaji, which is made with healthy soya granules and grated cauliflower, cooked in the microwave. It tastes best when eaten steaming hot.
Spicy Stir- Fried Rice Noodles
Recipe# 22561
20 Mar 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This recipe has just the right combination of crunchiness and softness contributed by the vegetables and rice noodles respectively.
Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Gravy (  Microwave)
Recipe# 22524
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is certainly a no-hassle subzi. . . . Just toss in all the ingredients and let the microwave work its magic.
Malai Kofta Curry (  Microwave)
Recipe# 22525
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple yet flavourful tomato-based curry takes on a rich form with the addition of potato and cottage cheese kofta stuffed with dry fruits.
Hare Mutter ki Curry Mein Aloo
Recipe# 22509
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Green peas take on a new avatar, forming the gravy for this innovative dish. Beware, the bowl will be empty even before you know it!
Vegetable Korma, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 22510
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Need to whip up a party fare within short notice? This quick-to-prepare, tasty and rich recipe is the perfect choice. A simple and tasty Microwave version of vegetable korma, this is best eaten with hot
Khumbh Lajawab
Recipe# 22513
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Kasuri methi bestows a classic flavour to this subzi, which is prepared with mushrooms and a delectable combination of spices. It is a perfect accompaniment for hot Rotis or bread.
Mawa Mutter,  Quick Khoya Mutter
Recipe# 22514
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Mutter comes together with mawa in this truly royal recipe. Cooked in a blend of carefully chosen spices, this is certainly a meal fit for a king… the food of the maharajas cooked in the Microwave !
Khatte Meethe Kaddu
Recipe# 22490
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Tickle your taste buds with this sweet and sour subzi. The versatile pumpkin can be cooked within minutes and makes this an ideal dish to whip up when you are in a hurry. You can also try other recipes with kaddu lie Kaddu ka Bharta and
Ganthia ki Subzi
Recipe# 22506
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A Gujarati specialty, this dish can be prepared even when no veggies are available. Its simplicity and great taste make it one of my favourite preparations. For the perfect experience, add the ganthia just before serving thus preventing it from becoming soggy.
Khuswale Baingan
Recipe# 22493
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Curds and onions add zing to this baingan recipe. Teamed with steamed rice it forms a meal that will be fondly remembered by your taste buds.
Peshawari Paneer
Recipe# 22494
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A rich and creamy Mughlai specialty that is laden with cashews and khoya, Peshawari Paneer is best eaten with hot butter naans.
Paneer Akuri
Recipe# 22495
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Crumbled cottage cheese cooked in tomatoes and spices. A unique parsi specialty that is very delicious despite being relatively simple and quick-to-make.
Paneer Kalimirch (  Microwave)
Recipe# 22496
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A luxurious starter of paneer coated with cream and a rich cashew-onion paste, Paneer Kalimirch is sure to make you feel quite royal! The best part however is that this super experience comes quite easily. All it takes is minimal preparation and minutes to cook in the microwave!
Aloo Poshto, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 22499
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This all-time favourite Bengali dish can be made easily and quickly in the microwave oven. Aloo Poshto is a classic Bengali recipe of crisp potatoes coated with roasted and powdered poppy seeds and green chillies. The special aroma and texture of roasted popp ....
Mirch ka Salan
Recipe# 22501
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The traditional hyderabadi salan can now be prepared in the microwave, in just a few minutes and with absolutely no compromise on taste.
Goanese Potatoes
Recipe# 22502
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This Goanese specialty involves a special cooking method. The masala or paste is pre-cooked and then added to the subzi, thereby giving it a distinct flavour. Serve with Tandoori Roti or
Stir-Fried Vegetable Parathas
Recipe# 22407
26 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ever thought Chinese and Indian cuisine would meet in a Paratha? That is precisely what makes this recipe very unique! The horde of well-chosen ingredients makes this recipe tasty and healthy. Bean sprouts and vegetables impart crunch to these Parathas; hence take care not to overcook them. The Para ....
Dal and Soya Parathas
Recipe# 22408
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Now, here is a delectable and even slightly elaborate Paratha that you can cook in a jiffy nonetheless! Because you can make the stuffing well in advance and store in the deep freezer to use as and when required. Powdered soya chunks blend well with any ingredient and add bulk too, especially in the ....
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again