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Last Updated : Mar 09,2020



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# 15968
07 Jan 05

 
 by shobsi
No reviews
Stuffed Ladys Finger or bharwan bhindi is a typical Indian vegetable preparation with the bhindis or lady finger slit and then stuffed with a mix of spice powders and then stir fried with chopped onions and tomatoes.
Recipe# 10744
09 May 02

 
 
by Megha_a
No reviews
Stuffed kulcha is a North Indian kulcha recipe with a spicy stuffing. The leavened maida or refined flour flat breads called kulchas are stuffed with potatoes (aloo), paneer and chopped coriander leaves. Stuffed masala kulcha are best served with channa and pickle.
Recipe# 12282
07 Jul 01

 
 
by sgambhir
Stuffed masala kulich is a North Indian stuffed kulich recipe. The leavened Maida or refined flour flat breads called kuliches are stuffed with spices and onion and served with channa or pickle
Recipe# 13735
22 May 02

 
 by setseeani
No reviews
you would have never known that our good old onion can be made into such a delicious recipe until you tried this Stuffed onions. The onions are scooped out from the centre and stuffed with a sesame seeds and mango powder based masala. Stir the stuffed onions with little oil and serve garnished wit ....
Recipe# 12676
01 Jan 00

 
 by uma_alloo
No reviews
The potatoes can be substituted with mince meat.

You might have to tilt the rotis so as to fry the sides evenly.

Serve with tomato ketchup.
Recipe# 11411
27 Dec 01

 
 by ektamit
No reviews
Take care not to heat the tava too high, as this pizza tends to burn quickly.
enjoy this unique nutritious pizza with your children family and friends.
Recipe# 35467
22 Nov 16

 
 
by Foodie #525828
No reviews
This recipe is a curry which can be relished with rice or parotas. Its a Parwal based curry. Hope you would like. . . .
Recipe# 14720
01 Feb 02

 
 
by Foodie #48100
No reviews
Truly an amazing vegetable recipe, the Stuffed potatoes are prepared by stuffing the boiled potatoes with a delectable spicy cheese filling. Enjoy the stuffed potatoes dry as starter or in gravy with breads of choice.
Recipe# 12862
22 Jun 01

 
 by naheedasatopay
No reviews
A lovely Stuffed potatoes recipe which can be put on the table within minutes. The small jacketed potatoes are stuffed with grated coconut and spice powders and then cooked till crispy done in microwave.
Recipe# 11026
13 Feb 02

 
 by sonaprem
No reviews
Stuffed spinach pizza is a novel pizza recipe with spinach or palk leaves chopped and mixed with the pizza dough The spinach stuffed pizza is baked to a crispy finish and is a healthier option than the typical junk food maida based pizza. The pizzas are served with a topping or sauce of your choi ....
Recipe# 15427
21 Apr 04

 
 by khushi solanki
No reviews
Stuffed tawa baingan is a spicy eggplant recipe with the brinjals or baigan slit lengthwise and then stuffed with spice powder. These stuffed baigan are stir fried covered and the relished hot with rotis.
Recipe# 13736
22 May 02

 
 
by setseeani
No reviews
Enjoy the Stuffed tomatoes, a vegetable recipe which is prepared from the whole tomatoes which are scooped out and then stuffed with mashed potatoes, peas, paneer and spices. An easy stuffed tomato recipe which can be enjoyed dry or with gravy as main course accompaniment.
Recipe# 11982
05 Jun 01

 
 
by summi_agrawal
No reviews
In this way you can make parathas stuffed with potatoes, cauliflower, raddish and any other dal or peas.
Recipe# 15621
16 Nov 04

 
 by sapnil
No reviews
Subz Biryani is a tempting vegetable or subz Biryani recipe with assorted vegetables chopped and stir fried with cooked rice, whole spices and relished garnished with coriander leaves and roasted cashews.
Recipe# 39237
25 Mar 14

 
 by Yummy- me
No reviews
A yummy maincourse dish ,tastes best when served with breads or rice. The salient feature of the dish is it tastes a bit sweet and sour because of curd and has wide variety of vegetables in it.
Recipe# 14061
29 Jul 11

 
 by khavu
No reviews
Subzi dal is a lentil preparation with vegetables like dudhi, tomatoes and spinach added. Enjoy the spicy and mouthwatering subzi dal with roti or rice.
Recipe# 9889
09 Oct 03

 
 by veenahegde
No reviews
Keep the peas boiled before starting the cooking, it saves the time, of cooking.
alu should be cut in to thin long pieces so that it cooks early.
use a nonstick kadai, in which only 1 tsp of oil is sufficient for the cooking.
Recipe# 9995
23 Jul 02

 
 
by Sucheta123
No reviews
Sujata-stuffed potatoes is a vegetable recipe with tomatoes stuffed with boiled potatoes. Discover easy to prepare stuffed vegetable recipe, potato recipe at tarladalal.com
Recipe# 12259
07 Jul 01

 
 by sgambhir
No reviews
Sukhe chole is sure to bring forth the authentic Punjabi dry or Sukhe chole( chickpeas) masala dish to your table. The easy to prepare lip smacking Sukhe chole recipe is rich in spices and taste. Serve with raw onions and pickles for a typical Punjabi fare.
Recipe# 13869
15 Jul 14

 
 by vinodsharma
No reviews
Sukhi chana dal is a dry lentil preparation with kabuli chana or chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, chillies and Indian spice powders. Enjoy this sensational and delicious sookha chana with Paratha or puri.
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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