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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# 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.
Recipe# 14631
16 Nov 00

 
 by priti_usa
No reviews
Here is a delicious Vegetable combo recipe which is sure to satiate your hunger and delight your taste buds with the choice of vegetables stir fried in select spice powders, cream and dressings.
Recipe# 9280
14 Aug 06

 
 by Rajeshwari.Ch
No reviews
A delicious vegetable dal recipe with a blend of tuar and moong dal along with vegetables. The dals are tempered with mustard and cumin seeds and flavored with tomatoes, sugar and jeera powder. Simply delicious!
Recipe# 14351
01 Aug 11

 
 by sanyabansal
No reviews
Enrich your diet with great taste and great nutrition by adding the vegetable dalia pulao in your menu. The dalia or broken wheat is cooked with water and then stir fried with chopped mixed vegetable and masalas.
Recipe# 16390
08 Apr 06

 
 by anu_bunny
No reviews
A tasty and healthy preparation of mixed blanche vegetables in a sauce od various condiments and pineapple juice and cashewnuts.
Recipe# 11029
13 Feb 02

 
 
by sonaprem
No reviews
Vegetable fried rice is a simple, easy and delicious fried rice recipe with mixed vegetables like potatoes, peas, French beans, cauliflower, carrots etc and whole Indian spices. The veg Fried rice recipe is a nice healthy variation to the good old pulao or chawal recipe. Share your favorite sprouts ....
Recipe# 12007
15 Aug 01

 
 
by subhasrim
No reviews
A simple, popular and delicious vegetable fried rice recipe with an array of vegetables and flavors added to long grain aromatic rice. Relish vegetable fried rice with manchurian
Recipe# 13574
22 Oct 00

 
 
by rubi
A simple, mouthwatering, healthy and easy to prepare hot pot rice recipe, Vegetable Hong Kong with rice offers a complete meal in itself. Cooked in true Oriental cuisine style, the vegetable hongkong are placed over rice and cooked till done.
Recipe# 16653
07 Mar 07

 
 
by hiraljeyur
No reviews
Vegetable jalfrezi is a saute different vegetables mixed with different spices. Serve with rotis.
Recipe# 12257
07 Jul 01

 
 
by sgambhir
No reviews
Vegetable jalfrezi is a mildly spiced up and sizzling vegetable recipe with an array of vegetables like carrots, peas, capsicum, cauliflower etc embodied in a mildly spiced gravy. The vegetable jalfrezi is a special dish which may be served to guests on gatherings and parties.
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again