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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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Moussaka
Recipe# 3470
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Slices of grilled brinjals interlaced with a creamy vegetable mixture and a tangy tomato sauce create a delightful combination of delicate flavours in this classic greek favourite. To cut down on calories, I have used a low calorie white sauce made with a bottle gourd purée instead of using the ....
Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce
Recipe# 4140
16 May 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple yet satisfying dish of vegetables tosses in a spicy schezuan sauce. Feel free to use any combinations of your choice.
Canneloni - Neapolitan Style ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe)
Recipe# 4100
07 Jul 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Very often we impress our guests with this robust italian pasta dish baked in tomato sauce and cheese. You would be surprised to know that one serving of this dish provides 434 calories against its low fat version which adds upto only 190 calories per serving. To minimize your calorie intake, check ....
Sesame Asparagus Stir Fry
Recipe# 4150
16 May 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
There can be nothing more appeasing to the taste buds than the combination of asparagus and sesame seeds cooked to perfection. Quick to make and yummy to eat is what rightly describes this stir fry.
Hakka Noodles, Chinese Veg Hakka Noodles
Recipe# 4155
16 May 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An all time favourite! Noodles tossed with garlic and vegetables or any other ingredients of your choice like mushrooms etc. This celebrated Chinese dish gets its name from the Chinese province of Hakka. Restaurants in India do not add as much chilli as men ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5296
17 Nov 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Nutritious soya nuggets add a full-bodied flavour to this pulao. Soyabean and green peas, both functional foods, play a major role in reducing bad cholesterol (ldl) and increasing good cholesterol (hdl) levels in our body.
Hyderabadi Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 5291
04 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Grated cauliflower replaces coconut to create a healthier and heart-friendly version of the traditional Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan. Although most people will not think of pressure-cooking brinjals, here we have opted for that method so as to retain the nutrients and reduce the oil required. As a res ....
Grilled Curry Rice
Recipe# 4864
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An aromatic rice preparation steamed in a banana leaf. This is a perfect meal to go with all the great starters that you make on your barbeque.
Pasta with Chunky Tomato Sauce ( Microwave Recipes)
Recipe# 4904
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Farfalle (bow-shaped pasta) tossed in a tomato basil sauce makes a quick and delicious snack to kids. You may use any other pasta if the bow shaped one is not available. The time taken to cook will differ with the different shapes and sizes of the paste.
Malpua Rabri Sizzler
Recipe# 4843
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A mithai lover's delight! Sumptuous malpuas filled with seasonal fruits and topped with creamy rabri that's made in a jiffy. You can substitute the seasonal fruits with any one fruit of your choice like mango, strawberries etc. Feel free to serve this dessert without the
Mixed Vegetable Stir-fry ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4923
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Fresh vegetables like baby corn, snow peas and bean sprouts are tossed together in garlic to make this delectable stir-fry. The cornflour and water mixture helps to make a thick sauce which coats the veggies lightly and prevents them from drying out.
Green Tomato and Bhujia Vegetable
Recipe# 4994
21 Aug 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Bhujia is generally considered a tea-time snack or an addition to chaats and other savoury preparations. Have you ever tried mixing it into a subzi? In this innovative variant of the traditional Gujarati preparation Sev Tameta nu Shaak, we bring together two unusual ingredients into a quick vegetabl ....
Farfalle with Tomato Sauce and Olives
Recipe# 4962
22 Jul 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Bow shaped pasta tossed in a simple olive tomato salsa and herbs. Add a portion of Garlic Bread and a glass of wine if you like to complete this meal. Do keep in mind that the olives are pickled in brine and so you may need to be a little cau ....
Khus-khus Ke Parathe
Recipe# 5615
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
You are sure to have used khus-khus, a reservoir of iron and zinc, in sweets, kheers and gravies too, but have you ever tried using this wonderful ingredient as a rich filling for parathas? Khus-khus ke Parathe features an aromatic and spicy stuffing of poppy seeds, whole spices and ginger packed in ....
Paneer Pasanda ( Forever Young Recipes )
Recipe# 5624
16 Jun 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This simple and delicious paneer recipe for all those who want to pop up their muscles with protein.
Pyaz ki Roti
Recipe# 5581
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple preparation with the addition of wheat bran to wheat flour, to enhance your fibre intake. Initially start with 2 tablespoons of bran and once you have adapted to it, feel free to double the quantity of wheat bran.
Gavarfali with Bajra Dhokli
Recipe# 5572
23 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Gavarfali and bajra, the two fibre rich ingredients have been combined to make this mouth-watering delicacy. Served hot with phulkas to make a hearty and healthy meal.
Stuffed Spinach Leaves in Tomato Gravy
Recipe# 6417
05 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Spinach and tomato make a standard pair, no doubt, but you might never have thought of preparing them this way! This nutritious subzi, loaded with vitamin A, Vitamin C and folic acid, also turns out to be quite stunning in appearance and flavour, as it is prepared by stuffing spinach leaves with an ....
Methi Mangodi
Recipe# 6408
23 Mar 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Substitute dairy products with low fat versions and go easy on the oil for a healthy version of this classic Rajasthani specialty.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again