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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# 11426
24 Jan 02

 
 by shubaraj
No reviews
Find mouthwatering fast food veg fried rice recipe and many more pulao, biryani , rice recipes at tarladalal.com. A delicious alternative to traditional fried rice recipe.
Recipe# 16643
20 Jun 05

 
 
by sukanyaa
No reviews
Veg gravy using coconut milk is a unique gravy preparation which is tasty and healthy. Savour it with steamed rice or rotis.
Recipe# 31921
22 Aug 07

 
 by Foodie #381172
No reviews
Chinese salt gives the typical chinese taste but it is opitonal. amount of sauces and vegetables can vary as per taste.
Recipe# 11175
26 Jan 02

 
 by shitalparande
No reviews
Veg jalfarezie is a tempting and delicious vegetable dish with assorted vegetables cooked with choicest spices and cream. An unique combination of vegetables with delectable spicy flavours. Definitely worth a try with this simple, healthy and green vegetable jalfarezi recipe.
Recipe# 12385
05 Oct 16

 
 by shachi_rana
Vegetable korma presents a medley of vegetables in a rich and spice laden gravy. The vegetables are stir fried and then simmered in a delectable gravy cooked in typical Indian way. Relish the vegetable korma with Parathas or naan.
Recipe# 11799
13 Feb 02

 
 by sonaprem
No reviews
Looking for easy recipe to prepare the Italian cuisine speciality, veg lasagna? Look no further as here is the perfect recipe to preapre the best veg lasagna with a host of veggies combined with cheese and herbs.
Recipe# 39370
25 May 14

 
 by Foodie #613379
No reviews
This recipe is very good for children as it is very nutritional. It has a rich amount of proteins and can be prepared easily.
Recipe# 12170
01 Dec 01

 
 
by anithajagadeesh
No reviews
Keep an eye on your pizza and don't over roast it, it then become hard to eat.
you can always reduce your cooking time in having ready tomato puree, but then the taste will differ
Recipe# 14618
12 Jan 02

 
 by parminder_k
No reviews
The veg pizza is a simple recipe to recreate the magical Italian delight, pizza at home. The veg pizza base is topped with a spicy tomato based pizza sauce ,select chopped veggies and grated mozzarella cheese. The veg pizza can be baked in an oven till the cheese melts or on a hot pan on stove.
Recipe# 9945
01 Nov 03

 
 by krhea
No reviews
Veg.korma is a mixed vegetable recipe in a rich, tasty curry. The flavorsome, mildly spiced and creamy veg.korma taste awesome with rotis or paranthas.
Recipe# 8978
11 Aug 15

 
 by Foodie #380706
No reviews
Vege Fajita, soft tortillas stuffed with crunchy veegies and sprouts, excitingly flavoured up with Guacamole, chilli garlic sauce and pepper powder are wrapped and grilled on a griddle. Crunchy and tasty to bite into this dish is a treat for your taste buds.
Recipe# 9290
16 Jun 15

 
 
by gpisupati
No reviews
Vegetable and Sprouts Kootu, a delicious sync of vegetables and sprouts subtly flavoured with a delectable blend of South Indian spices. Tastes great with hot rice or chapattis.
Recipe# 14003
24 Sep 02

 
 by goldenharish
No reviews
A medley of assorted vegetables in this Continental vegetable dish, Vegetable au gratin. The vegetables are baked in a cheese laden herbed white sauce and enjoyed as a side dish with breads of choice.
Recipe# 40329
05 Aug 15

 
 
by Nisha Sidhwani
No reviews
It is the most delicious and nutritive paratha which people of all ages will love. The combination of cabbage and cottage cheese is just scrumptious.
Vegetable Cheesy Kodri ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33657
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Risotto is best when freshly prepared and promptly eaten! Since rice is not advisable for diabetics, kodri is a better option. Full of fibre and iron, it tastes equally good. In fact, you could try replacing rice with kodri in your regular diet to keep a check on blood sugar levels. That apart ....
Recipe# 15571
26 Dec 01

 
 
by renusa
No reviews
Vegetable chinese fried rice is a mouthwatering fried rice recipe with rice cooked with stir fried vegetables and select sauces like soysauce, vinegar , chilli sauces and ajinomoto.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again