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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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Dhapate, Authentic Maharashtrian Thalipeeth
Recipe# 42684
30 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A a sure-shot winner, Dhapate is also known as the Maharashtrian Thalipeeth. It has been made with love and care in Maharashtrian homes since several generations, and is a dish that instantly connects a person with memories of home, childhood, m ....
Pizza Bombs
Recipe# 42686
04 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
It looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it turns out to be a pizza! Can there be anything more awesome than this? The Pizza Bomb is a unique snack that appeals to both the sandwichlovers and the
Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42659
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Vegetables add a splash of colours and refreshing textures to what might otherwise be a boring khichdi. The Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi is a wonderfully tasty and super healthy dish that’s ideal for those with diabetes, kidney problems or
Masala Tikadia
Recipe# 3891
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A tasty snack made with readily available ingredients, Masala Tikadia is rich with the flavour of jeera. Soft, chewy and crisp at the same time, these are sure to entertain your palate with their simple flavours and fresh texture. Just make sure you serve the Masala Tikadia immediately after cooking ....
Layered Potato, Spinach and Pineapple Baked Dish
Recipe# 2463
14 Sep 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Each layer of this baked dish tastes great, but when put together it surpasses itself! First comes a comforting layer of potatoes, flavoured with mustard and lemon juice. Then, there is a peppy layer of spinach and crumbled cottage cheese, jazzed up with chilli sauce and tomato ketchup. But, the che ....
Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33037
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Plain ridge gourd subzi gets transformed into a yummy dish with the addition of poppy seeds and chillies. Very little fat and loads of fibre make it perfect for mothers keen to lose their pregnancy kilos.
Masala Macaroni
Recipe# 14088
31 Aug 19

 
 by irafee
Masala macaroni is a mouthwatering pasta recipe cooked in the traditional Indian way with select spice powders or masalas. The boiled macaroni is tossed with onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and garam masala and served hot. A true fusion recipe of Italian macaroni pasta enrobed in Indian flavours ....
Coconut Rice with Fenugreek Seeds
Recipe# 38725
27 Aug 19

 
 
by Nupurs UK Rasoi
A very different and unusual rice made in coconut milk, with fenugreek seeds adding to the taste and health. A perfect rice dish for elderly people, due to its high fiber and iron content. Very good in diabetes. .
Recipe# 10922
05 Aug 19

 
 
by triptigp
Goan Kesari rice or sakhar bhaat is a sweet rice preparation flavored with saffron or kesar. The addition of whole spices like cloves and cardamoms along with chopped nuts and sugar in kesari bhaat taste amazing.
Egg Noodles, Spicy Maggi Egg Noodles
Recipe# 14311
28 Jul 19

 
 by lp99
Get ready to dish out the Egg noodles within minutes by simply cooking Maggi noodles with beaten eggs and vegetables. A smart way of adding nutrients in a child's favorite noodle recipe.
Butter Paneer Masala
Recipe# 16404
21 Aug 19

 
 by radha.ts
Delicious Butter Paneer Masala is hot thick gravy made with pieces of paneer mixed in a buttery sauce of tomatoes, onion paste and lots of spices. Enjoy Butter Paneer Masala with
Recipe# 10630
23 Jul 19

 
 by Foodie #48100
Chole masala (jain) is a jain style chickpea preparation with choicest spices and ingredients. The kabuli chana or chole are boiled along with tea leaves tied in a muslin cloth and then cooked in a delicious spicy gravy. Serve chole masala(jain style) with roti or rice.
Recipe# 11478
01 Jun 19

 
 
by rusona
Dahi bhaat(dahi waale chaawal) is a north indian take on the traditional south indian curd rice recipe. The rice is tossed with beaten curd and spices and served as main course meal.
Daal Panchvati
Recipe# 14547
30 May 19

 
 by chanchal_04
Daal panchvati brings forth an innovative dal recipe which takes you away from the regular lentil recipes. The dal panchvati has the perfect medley of five different dals namely, chana, urad, moong, masoor and tuar and these dals are cooked with spice powders, ginger garlic paste and chopped tomatoe ....
Havmor Style Chhole
Recipe# 39914
05 Apr 19

 
 by Swapnil Thakkar
All Gujarati people are fond of havmor restaurants Chhole puri! I am going to describe almost the same recipe as theirs, please enjoy cooking and leave me feedback.
Recipe# 15604
04 Feb 19

 
 by nidhibhat
Shahi methi rajma tastes best with fresh methi or fenugreek leaves but can also be prepared with kasuri or dried methi.The cooked beans blend perfectly with the methi flavour and makes for a lovely side dish with chapatis or rice.
Recipe# 14337
01 Feb 19

 
 by ved
Palak subzi in curd brings out a delicious gravy recipe with palak or spinach puree added to a spicy curd mixture and tempered with grated coconut and chillies. A sweet and tangy vegetable dish , palak in curd is best paired with steamed rice.
Tasty Matar Paneer
Recipe# 35480
02 Jan 19

 
 by Foodie#463573
Here is an easy but awesome recipe that can make an everyday meal seem special. The all-time favourite combination of green peas and paneer is perked up with readily available veggies like tomatoes and onions, and an assortment of spice powders, which are sure to be there in every Indian kitch ....
Recipe# 40583
04 Dec 18

 
 
by jenice joy
It is a very quick, simple and easy dish. It gives a spicy flavour to your mouth. It is a very simple yet very tasty recipe.
Recipe# 13748
30 Oct 18

 
 by roopa_s
Simply an amazing concept of preparing curry with mixed fruits, fruit curry is laden with the goodness of fruits in a delectable spicy curry. The fruits added to coconut paste, green chillies and ginger garlic paste in the curry bring out a nice variation to a typical vegetable based curry.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again