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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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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 ....
Masala Macaroni
Recipe# 14088
05 Dec 18

 
 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 ....
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.
Cabbage Masala
Recipe# 38581
08 Oct 18

 
 by Sandipan
A delicious dish and can be cooked with very little amount of spices and oil. Very healthy and also one of my favorites. Hope you all like it.
Recipe# 38980
20 Aug 18

 
 
by damyantiben
Pressure cooked hard durum wheat pasta like penne pasta, spaghetti, butterfly pasta are more fluffier, tender and hence easy to digest and also saves time and fuel.
Recipe# 9193
30 Jul 18

 
 by Reena Agarwal
Soya Kadhi, kids love this nutritious protein rich kadhi with soya nuggets. If you wish you can replace the soya nuggets with besan pakori or boiled mixed vegetables.
Egg Noodles, Spicy Maggi Egg Noodles
Recipe# 14311
12 Jul 18

 
 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.
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# 10630
04 Oct 18

 
 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# 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.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again