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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# 11724
27 Jul 11

 
 by gachopra
No reviews
A north indian lentil( black urad and rajmah beans) delicacy flavored with tomatoes, ginger, garlic and cream, dal makhani is sure to tempt all. Relish dal makhani with naans or roomali roti.
Recipe# 14961
16 Sep 10

 
 by sumagandlur
No reviews
Kadai paneer is a typical punjabi recipe of preparing a spicy and rich paneer dish with paneer cubes simmered on a gravy comprising of tomato puree, fried onions, kasuri methi and capsicum. Enjoy with naan or parathas.
Recipe# 36682
14 Aug 15

 
 by Foodie #569216
No reviews
In summer when raw mango is available in abundance and are bored of vegetables try this delicious tangy mango curry. The addition of jaggery imparts a slight sweetness and reduces the sourness of the raw mangoes making it more pleasing to the palate and a perfect combination to go with rotis and pur ....
Recipe# 13308
24 Jan 11

 
 
by bhagyshree0
No reviews
Methi mutter malai, methi or fenugreek leaves cooked in a rich creamy gravy. Serves best with parathas.
Recipe# 10745
04 Dec 10

 
 by Megha_a
No reviews
A step by step guide to prepare a delectable and aromatic rice preparation with sprout and spices. Serve this tasty rice with any gravy of your choice.
Recipe# 11218
07 Jul 11

 
 by namrata_asrani
No reviews
Navratan pulao recipe attempts to bring the exotic authentic nawabi cuisine to your table. The choice of rice, spices and flavorings make this rice specialty a pure culinary delight.
Recipe# 13618
04 Dec 01

 
 by dips_dipu
No reviews
Tasty noodles is a tasty noodles or spaghetti recipe with boiled noodles stir fried with vegetables and sauces. A healthy accompaniment or side dish which also makes for a perfect tiffin or packed lunch option with salads.
Recipe# 34292
28 Feb 11

 
 by Foodie #514824
No reviews
Tasty potato pizza, boiled, mash potatoes is the base, veggies and tomato puree is spread evenly on top of the mash potatoes and baked.
Recipe# 12422
20 Nov 18

 
 
by sejal ranka
No reviews
You have to try this simple and tasty Vegetable Grilled Sandwich made with crunchy toppings sandwiched between slices of buttered bread spiced with a spread of peanut flavoured green coriander chutney. The sprinkling of freshly mixed dry masala adds to the delight. Pair it with a bowl of hot soup fo ....
Recipe# 14252
07 Feb 03

 
 by navdeepsoniya
No reviews
Tawa aloo adrak is a delicious ginger or adrak flavoured potato stir fry preparation which is sure to appeal to every taste buds. The tawa fry aloo preparation, tawa aloo adrak can be relished as a starter or even as a side dish with chapattis.
Recipe# 11129
03 Aug 11

 
 by Foodie #48100
No reviews
A delightful paneer khurchan recipe comes right from a chef's table and can now be recreated at home. The paneer or cottage cheese is crumbled and sauteed with onions, green chillies, tomatoes, pepper and spice. Relish paneer khurchan or bhurjee with chapati.
Recipe# 11074
05 Oct 11

 
 
by Foodie #48100
No reviews
Methi paneer masala is a tempting paneer or cottage cheese recipe with a typical punjabi touch. The paneer cubes are cooked with fenugreek leaves or methi leaves in a spicy masaledaar gravy and relished best with paranthas. Share your favorite paneer recipe online.
Recipe# 10818
06 May 02

 
 
by meghnamalik
No reviews
Teriyaki sesame vegetables is flavorful dish which serves as an easy way to get your children to enjoy vegetables. Make extra teriyaki sauce and serve it over fish or chicken.
Recipe# 10462
28 May 02

 
 by vishakha_p
No reviews
An authentic spicy red Thai curry simmered with assorted vegetables. An excellent accompaniment to steamed rice, Thai curry is simply amazing!
Recipe# 13737
18 May 02

 
 by viranj
No reviews
Thai Green curry presents an aromatic Thai recipe prepared from assorted vegetables, lemongrass and chosen herbs. A traditional Thai Green curry recipe which is typically enjoyed with rice . It can also be prepared with chicken or fish.
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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