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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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Ravioli, Veg Ravioli in Pink Sauce
Recipe# 2206
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ravioli is an Italian delicacy, which takes a bit of time and effort to prepare but is completely worth every second you spend! The Ravioli is prepared by cooking dough stuffed with a cheesy spinach and corn mixture. The stuffing includes ingredients like ga ....
Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 2969
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
broccoli, carrot and paneer sabzi recipe | broccoli aur carrot ki sabzi | Indian broccoli with paneer sabzi | Broccoli paneer sabzi for pregnancy | broccoli, carrot and ....
Broccoli Paratha ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40362
Today

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
broccoli paratha recipe | broccoli paratha for kids | easy broccoli paratha for tiffin | healthy broccoli recipe | broccoli paratha is an Indian style paratha wit ....
Methi Chole Recipe, Easy Chick Pea Curry
Recipe# 42399
Yesterday

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 by Tarla Dalal
Methi Chole is an easy but vibrant chick pea curry, which is sure to thrill your taste buds! The combination of pleasantly bitter fenugreek leaves with nutty chick peas, flavoured awesomely with an onion paste, tomato paste and spice powders, this recipe is a wonderful match for both
Restaurant Style Jeera Rice
Recipe# 41702
Yesterday

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by Tarla Dalal
restaurant style jeera rice | jeera pulao | authentic jeera rice | with amazing 18 images. restaurant style jeera rice is a flavour-packed rice preparation with the enticing and appetizing ....
Ceylonese Curry with Rice Noodles
Recipe# 1484
Yesterday

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by Tarla Dalal
Ceylon’s cuisine is characterised by the abundant use of coconut, which is available ample in that country. In this particular ceylonese curry, chopped mixed vegetables are cooked in a coconut milk base, with a wide choice of spices, which are also cultivated commonly in that land. This curry is to ....
Thai Green Curry, Veg Thai Green Curry
Recipe# 470
Yesterday

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 by Tarla Dalal
Thai green curry recipe | Indian style Thai green curry | veg Thai green curry | with 24 amazing images. We present you the Vegetarian Thai Green Curry which is traditionally a non veg Tha ....
Paneer Capsicum Stir-fry
Recipe# 37774
25 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
paneer capsicum stir fry recipe | stir fried capsicum and paneer | Indian style paneer stir fry | paneer bell pepper stir fry | paneer capsicum stir fry is quick ....
Jackfruit Kofta Curry, Kathal Kofta Curry
Recipe# 41657
25 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When the jackfruit season is in, everybody clamours for the fruit, but only the wise know the value of the raw form! Raw jackfruit has a rustic taste, which if handled properly gives rise to many wondrous recipes. While many people use the kathal to make subzis, we offer you yet another choice – ....
Mutter Paneer Butter Masala
Recipe# 4322
23 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
matar paneer butter masala recipe | restaurant style mutter paneer butter masala | Punjabi paneer matar | with amazing 35 images. matar paneer butter masala recipe is a masala paste sauté ....
Mini Green Theplas ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35076
22 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
mini green thepla recipe | healthy thepla | mini palak thepla | high fibre breakfast | with step by step images. mini green thepla is a nourishing breakfast and s ....
Pizza in A Pan, No Oven Pizza Recipe
Recipe# 1894
22 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
pizza in a pan recipe | pan pizza | no oven Indian pizza | homemade pan pizza | pan pizza without oven | with 36 amazing images. pizza in a p ....
Plain Ragi Roti, Plain Nachni Roti
Recipe# 41164
22 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
plain ragi roti recipe | soft ragi roti |plain nachni roti | gluten-free nachni roti | with amazing 16 images. A hearty roti that is sure to remind you of home. The plai ....
Karela Bateta Nu Shaak
Recipe# 35914
22 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
karela batata nu shaak recipe | aloo karela sabzi | karela bateta nu shaak | bitter gourd potato sabzi | karela batata nu shaak is a simple Indian sabzi which spe ....
Paneer Tamatar Paratha
Recipe# 32997
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer tamatar paratha recipe | healthy tomato paneer paratha | stuffed tomato paratha | paneer tamatar paratha is an interesting variation of the paneer paratha with the zest and tang of t ....
Nutritious Thalipeeth
Recipe# 7457
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nutritious thalipeeth recipe | healthy multigrain thalipeeth | jowar bajra thalipeeth | thalipeeth for diabetes | nutritious thalipeeth is a nourishing breakfast ....
Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas
Recipe# 3495
21 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
bajra methi paneer paratha recipe | paneer bajre ka paratha | bajra methi paneer paratha for diabetes | winter special - stuffed bajra paneer paratha are a nourishing Indian bread good to ....
Pyaz ki Roti
Recipe# 5581
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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pyaz ki roti recipe | pyaaz ki roti | pyaj wali roti | healthy onion roti | pyaz ki roti is a delectable dish with a mix of basic ingredients which suits people o ....
Palak, Methi and Corn Subzi
Recipe# 22436
21 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
palak methi and corn sabzi recipe | palak methi makai | palak methi makai sabji | with step by step images. healthy palak corn sabzi is a nutri packed sabzi which can be served as a daily f ....
Cheesy Onion Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 5222
21 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
cheese onion grilled sandwich recipe | onion cheese grilled Indian sandwich | grilled cheese and onion sandwich | toasted onion cheese sandwich | with 25 amazing images.
Raw Papaya Paratha
Recipe# 42421
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Raw papaya is a wonderful ingredient for savoury cooking, whether you want to add it to a subzi or a paratha. It has a subtle but unique flavour and a nice mouth-feel. The flavour of the stuffing is boosted using a combination of common ingredients, which works perfectly with the raw papaya. ....
Chawli Masoor Dal
Recipe# 22446
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite, this recipe combines chawli leaves with wholesome masoor dal and a flavourful masala paste to make a dish that surely wins the diner’s heart! Apart from the irresistible taste, there are many more reasons that make the Chawli Masoor Dal a must-have, especially during pregnancy ....
Egg Bhurji Paratha
Recipe# 42393
21 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves bhurji – be it of paneer or egg, because of its succulent mouth-feel and spicy taste. Put your favourite bhurji into a whole wheat paratha and you get a filling and super-tasty dish! The Egg Bhurji Paratha is an all-time favourite Punjabi breakfast, which is crisp and buttery out ....
Amla Rice, Gooseberry Rice
Recipe# 42340
21 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Here is a peppy rice dish with the tangy taste of amla, which is a must-try when the berry is in season. It has a refreshing taste, which excites the palate. Perfectly cooked rice is flavoured with grated amla and perked up with a crunchy seasoning of mustard seeds, dals and peanuts. This tangy ....
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Main Course
5
 on 10 Jul 20 12:20 AM


Looks scrumptious:)
Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again