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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# 9972
08 Nov 03

 
 by nayna kothari
No reviews
After making ghee from malai don't throw the mawa of the ghee. take a big vessel put the mawa in the water and mix it and than keep for boiling for 10 to 15 mins.after it gets boiled keep in the freezer. the remaining ghee will come up in a thick layer.
Recipe# 14249
03 Sep 12

 
 by npm
No reviews
A popular comforting food among indians, the vegetable khichdi is basically a rice and lentil based preparation with added vegetables and spices. Enjoy the subtly spiced vegetable khichdi with raita and roasted papad.
Recipe# 32326
25 Nov 16

 
 
by Anupama Murali
No reviews
Unusual vegetables are used to make this Vegetable Kofta Curry. You can choose your choice of vegetables to make the koftas. The koftas are simmered for a few minutes in onion-tomato based gravy tempered with whole spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, fennel seeds and cumin seeds. Serve ....
Recipe# 36376
06 Apr 12

 
 
by AM108
No reviews
Usual methods of making vegetable korma are very time consuming as the vegetables take a while to cook. However, this simple recipe to cook it in a pressure cooker helps save time and give u a delicious dish!
Recipe# 11010
30 Jun 16

 
 
by sonaprem
No reviews
The tempting and appealing Vegetable Lasagna Primavera has a range of fresh and seasonal vegetables which are tossed together with cheese and herbs.A delectable vegetable lasagna reciepe to be served as a main course along with soup and salads. Discover an easy way of preparing lasagna at
Recipe# 11051
01 Feb 02

 
 by Foodie #48100
No reviews
Vegetable makhanwala is an easy rich creamy vegetable gravy recipe with an array of mixed vegetables cooked in a delicious onion tomato mix. The veggies are stir fried in a rich makhanwala(creamy) gravy and served with roti or paranthas.
Recipe# 11217
29 Apr 02

 
 
by sapnasree
No reviews
The mouthwatering vegetable makhanwala is a tempting vegetable recipe with a combination of vegetables cooked in a rich buttery(makhani) gravy. Share your favorite vegetable recipe online.
Recipe# 11030
13 Feb 02

 
 by sonaprem
No reviews
Vegetable Malai kofta is a vegetable and paneer kofta curry (besan coated dumplings) simmered in a rich and spicy tomato based gravy. Enjoy cooking this vegetable specialty, vegetable malai kofta using this easy to prepare tasty malai kofta recipe. Share your favorite kofta recipe, malai kofta recip ....
Recipe# 12715
03 Sep 01

 
 by indirakumar
No reviews
Devour a nice easy and spicy vegetable moong dal recipe. A lovely combination of lentils with vegetable, the vegetable moong dal can be served with rice or enjoyed simply as a soup.
Recipe# 15827
27 Feb 04

 
 by pallavi_sri
No reviews
Vegetable Paratha are prepared by mixing chopped vegetables with wheat flour while kneading and then shallow frying these rolled out vegetable parathas in hot oil or ghee. Relish as breakfast or healthy snack with curd.
Vegetable Pasta in Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Penne Recipe
Recipe# 30839
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kids love Pasta , and get irritated when you forbid store-bought, fat-laden pasta treats! Instead of a blanket ban on pasta, use smart homemade versions as a means of including more nutritious ingredients in their diet. Here, we have made the Vegetabl ....
Recipe# 14385
07 Apr 03

 
 by ffr
No reviews
A pleasing Vegetable pie recipe with an assortment of mixed vegetables cheese and herbs. An easy pie recipe which is sure to tempt all with its appealing looks, great taste and high health benefits.
Recipe# 8850
18 Oct 10

 
 
by jesanthony
No reviews
Irrestible and quick vegetable pulao recipe. Ideal main course rice dish with mixed vegetables and fragrant spices.
Recipe# 15168
09 Apr 04

 
 
by kamalacute
No reviews
The versatile and popular Vegetable pulao recipe has aromatic rice cooked with chopped vegetables, fried onions, spice powders and then served hot with fresh chopped coriander leaves as garnish.
Recipe# 8906
05 Jan 01

 
 by smsyed
No reviews
According to my choice I like vegetable pulao and I prepared it several times. my family enjoys with raita. and if you are non vegetarian you can add some shrimps, meat, minced meat or any other vegetables also it all depends upon the different choices. preparing raita is very easy, just grate cucum ....
Recipe# 15890
26 Feb 05

 
 by SSSHENOY
No reviews
A tempting Vegetable Pulao with a range of select vegetables stir fried with cooked rice along with choicest spice powders and seasoning. The vegetable pulao is a favorite rice recipe among all and is best relished with raita.
Recipe# 35012
30 Jun 16

 
 by Nitika Jain
No reviews
Vegetable Quiche, the tart has a cheesy base filled with fresh and colourful vegetables, paneer and cheese. This quiche looks stunning and tastes wonderful. Good for lunch and dinner with some soup or salad as an accompaniment and equally good to serve as party food.
Recipe# 15333
05 Apr 04

 
 by pratishthas
No reviews
Sneak in healthy vegetables like carrots, beans and peas with this mouthwatering Vegetable rice recipe. The whole spices flavour the rice and the vegetables add taste and crunchiness to this rice recipe.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again