This category has been viewed 1141226 times

 Course >
4235

Main Course recipes


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. 


Show only recipe names containing:
  



Recipe# 42654
10 Jul 18

 
 
by Meena R Batham
It's a kadhi different from normal bhajiya kadi which contains kadi patta and dhaniya in paste form which enhances its taste with least quantity of besan which makes it more healthy.It can be eaten with rice ,paratha or puri.It's a perfect dish for rainy season.
Recipe# 11157
03 Jul 18

 
 
by Foodie #48100
The mouthwatering and quick rajma masaledaar (Jain)recipe of cooking rajma or chickpea beans in a spicy thick tomato based gravy. Serve the rajma or chickpea curry, cooked in Jain style without any onion or garlic with steamed rice. Enjoy and learn many vegetable recipe, rice recipe, lentil or dal r ....
Recipe# 15458
19 Jun 18

 
 by amarpreetsonia
Baked rajmah delight presents a protein and calcium rich baked beans recipe with the cooked rajmah beans topped with chopped capsicum and grated cheese and then baked till the cheese melts. Enjoy with toasted french bread.
Recipe# 9040
23 Apr 18

 
 
by rashidixit
Shahi paneer is an easy tasty recipe to prepare the traditional favorite shahi paneer. Mouthwatering, quick to prepare and a perfect vegetable or paneer dish to serve on special occasions!
Vegetable Hyderabadi Biryani
Recipe# 9219
22 Aug 18

 
 
by anu_bunny
Biryani is almost synonymous with Hyderabadi cuisine (there are A LOT of options to try like Mughlai Vegetable Biryani Recipe or Hy ....
Recipe# 14432
26 Sep 11

 
 by geetav
A luscious vegetable recipe ,kaju-korma is simply divine with the paneer and vegetables stir fried and then simmered in a thick, creamy and rich cashew nut or kaju and khoya based gravy.
Lauki Moong Dal Curry
Recipe# 38110
02 Apr 13

 
 by BETHICA DAS
The simple Lauki cooked with roasted split moong dal and fried vadis. This is a side dish and can be had both with chapattis or rice.
Recipe# 12328
29 Jun 01

 
 by ranju36
Spaghetti Bolognese is a traditional and popular Italian dish serving spaghetti with roasted tomato paste and delectable blend of sauces. This tasty and healthy spaghetti dish is going to make your mouth water and crave for more.
Recipe# 13574
22 Oct 00

 
 
by rubi
A simple, mouthwatering, healthy and easy to prepare hot pot rice recipe, Vegetable Hong Kong with rice offers a complete meal in itself. Cooked in true Oriental cuisine style, the vegetable hongkong are placed over rice and cooked till done.
Recipe# 9734
10 Jan 06

 
 
by bindiyashastri
A Mexican cuisine inspired recipe, Mexican veggie chimichanga has tortillas filled with a beans(boiled rajmah), onion, red capsicum and green chilies mixture along with a spicy salsa sauce. The crispy chimichangas are served with a sour cream topping and garnished with olives, pepper and lettuce.
Recipe# 9048
22 Oct 00

 
 by rubi
Malai mushroom matar makes for a tasty flavorsome vegetable dish in a rich creamy gravy. Mushroom malai muttar is a tempting quick mushroom recipe with mushrooms, peas, cream (malai) ,Indian spice powders and green coriander leaves.
Recipe# 14723
26 Feb 02

 
 
by charmainedsouza
A delicious and appealing tea time muffin recipe, apple cinnamon muffins are filled with a apple puree and flavoured with a hint of cinnamon powder. Enjoy the apple muffins as dessert or tea time snack.
Aloo Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 15490
08 Apr 19

 
 by manju_bijoy
Both brinjal and potato are common veggies available in our local markets all round the year. This simple subzi brings these two ingredients together with daily masalas. The Aloo Baingan Subzi has a homely yet appetising flavour, which combines the tang of tomatoes with the peppy taste of ginger ....
Tindora Masala
Recipe# 38312
04 Oct 18

 
 by BETHICA DAS
Tindora or tendli is very popular in the south, especially andhra. I prepared this dish with a tempering of mustard, curry leaves and asafoetida and finished off with a combination of masalas like coriander and cummin seeds, dry red chillies and sesame seeds. Lemon juice is added instead of tamarind ....
Recipe# 11761
27 Aug 03

 
 by SAJITHAA
Dudhi dahi kadhi is a tasty savory dish prepared from boiled dudhi or bottle gourd. The healthy dudhi are stir fried with an array of dried spices simmered in curd based kadhi, garnished with chopped coriander leaves and served with plain rice and salad. A nutritious main course dish, dudhi dahi ka ....
Vegetable Lasagne
Recipe# 34115
31 Jan 11

 
 by ChefOfTheFuture
Vegetable Lasagne is an Italian staple. It is vegetable mixed with sauce and layered in between of the lasagne sheets. If you want, you can add other vegetables as well such as brocolli, mushrooms, eggplants etc. And to make it healthier you can also use whole wheat lasagne sheets. Tastes great with ....
Recipe# 12321
07 Jul 11

 
 by ranju36
Simple, easy and delicious rice recipe with chopped fenugreek(methi) leaves , potatoes , paneer and whole indian spices, methi paneer pula is flavorsome and appealing in looks. Methi paneer pulao is a nice variation to the good old pulao or chawal recipe.
Subscribe to the free food mailer

Diwali`

Missed out on our mailers?
Our mailers are now online!

View Mailer Archive

Privacy Policy: We never give away your email

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name
Password

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with Tarladalal.com, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new Tarladalal.com account will be created.

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?

Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again