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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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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.
Stuffed Tomato with Rice and Paneer Stuffing
Recipe# 22599
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A rare combination of tomatoes with dry fruits. The rich dry fruit stuffing is assembled in tomato shells and baked till the shells are soft and moist to bite into. If using large tomatoes, cut them lengthwise and scoop the halves to stuff the mixture.
Kabuli Chana Stir- Fry
Recipe# 22675
06 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A spicy stir-fry version of the famed chana masala. This dry version is a combo of chana and potatoes perked up with ginger, garlic, green chillies and chana masala powder. Serve with rotis or as a part of the main course al ....
Chilli Pineapple Stir-fry Rice
Recipe# 22666
06 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Pineapple lends a refreshing tangy taste to this spiced rice, enough to get your taste buds reviving.
Rajma and Palak Stir-Fry
Recipe# 22679
06 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Enjoy rajmah - the Queen of beans with spinach and tomatoes. Dry mango powder has also been added for that extra zing!
Broccoli and Water Chestnut Stir Fry
Recipe# 22697
06 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ta feisty preparation of nutritious vegetables, which are otherwise rarely used in everyday cooking in india. The broccoli and water chestnut stir-fry also looks very appealing because of the multi-coloured capsicums used in it. Another tasty twist to this recipe is the use of fresh red chillies, no ....
Zucchini and Brinjal Bake
Recipe# 31092
21 Dec 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Zucchini and brinjal sautéed with garlic and layered with a tangy tomato sauce, this delectable baked dish acquires a velvety appearance as it is topped with cheese.
Pomodoro Lasagne
Recipe# 31100
21 Dec 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This elegant vegetable lasagna showcases the merits of both tomato and cream sauce. The rich baked dish is packed with layers of pasta filled with vegetables and tomatoes topped with Italian mozzarella cheese and baked until golden brown in colour. Pomodoro sauce, that is, tomato sauce flavoured wit ....
Paneer and Tomato Tortilla Bake
Recipe# 31096
21 Dec 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This layered tortilla casserole is stuffed with cottage cheese and a rich, thick and creamy mustard-flavoured sauce that adds a pungent flavour to the dish. Truly a party fare!
Baked Crêpes with Capsicum Sauce
Recipe# 31098
02 Jun 17

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Scrumptious crêpes prepared with a batter of flours and milk, are stuffed with a mixture of sautéed capsicum and paneer, and topped with a creamy capsicum sauce, all set to be baked with a sprinkling of grated cheese. With its sumptuous filling and soothingly spicy topping, these Baked Crêpes wi ....
Cauliflower and Broccoli Pie
Recipe# 31109
17 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A homemade pie crust houses a creamy filling of cauliflower and broccoli in white sauce, flavoured with pepper and covered with cheese, ready to be baked into a delicacy that none can resist! The pie crust has a superb melt-in-the-mouth texture, which perfectly complements the gooey filling. J ....
Paratha and Sprouts Stir-fry
Recipe# 31053
01 Jan 1900

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Worried about what to do with the leftover Parathas? If you have sprouts on hand, leftover Parathas can be magically transformed into nothing short of a delicacy.
Peshawari Chana
Recipe# 31060
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This 'chatpata' treat should be accompanied with steaming hot puris. The chole masala imparts a zesty flavour to this dish, and is commonly available at most provision stores.
Potato Amritsar ( Subzi)
Recipe# 31039
05 Jun 09

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Rich and luscious, the Potato Amritsari derives its grandeur from a paste of cahewnuts and onions, with green chillies and other ingredients. This creamy paste together with curds and spice powders forms a delicious base for deep-fried potato cubes, offering the diner an experience par excellence.
Spicy Potato
Recipe# 31032
05 Jun 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A fiery combination of spices, dominated by the exclusive taste of poppy seeds, cumin seeds and dry coconut, adds a special touch to this dish.
Rajma and Palak Stir-fry (  Cooking with Sprouts)
Recipe# 31066
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Rajmah- a wonder bean is packed with nutrients like protein, zinc, fibre etc. Makes a nutritious, tasty and colourful combination with vitamin a rich palak. Wrap up this stir-fry in a chapatti to whip up healthy food for little fingers.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again