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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# 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
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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.
Recipe# 11746
11 Jan 02

 
 by sohniekudi
No reviews
An innovative fruity vegetable rice cooked in coconut milk, Thai layered rice is a Thai cuisine specialty. A healthy mix of fruits, veggies with aromatic rice, the layered rice looks appealing and taste awesome.
Recipe# 10035
29 Nov 01

 
 
by tiwari_anuja
No reviews
An authentic spicy red Thai curry simmered with assorted vegetables. An excellent accompaniment to steamed rice, Thai red curry is simply amazing!
Recipe# 15691
20 Jan 05

 
 by gurmeet sachdeva
No reviews
Thai stir fry is a healthy and delicious stir fry recipe with the assorted veggies tossed over with peanut sauce and choicest herbs. Enjoy as a side dish or with rice noodles.
Thai Stir- Fried Noodles with Tofu, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33672
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Who can say no to Thai -style noodles, stir-fried with tofu and bean sprouts, laced with a tinge of ginger and garlic? Peanuts and bean sprouts impart an exciting crunchy texture to this tangy, easy noodle preparation. Tofu, for its p ....
Recipe# 8898
26 Jul 07

 
 by maithreyisatish
No reviews
This an authentic tanjore recipe. other vegetable that can be used in the recipe include: yellow pumpkin, brinjal, broad bean, white pumpkin, banana, potatoes, colocasia, sweet potatoes. a dish can be made with a mix of all the above veggies. if all the vegetables are added, add one cup grated and ....
Recipe# 14075
26 Feb 02

 
 by munniv
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Presenting a traditional way of preparing the most authentic Thayir saadam, a main course item enjoyed with pickle in Tamil households. The rice based thayir saadam has curd, grated mango and chopped cilantro as ingredients.
Recipe# 14188
13 Oct 01

 
 by mcgraff
No reviews
The simplest chana dal is truly one of the simplest lentil preparation without compromising on the taste. A perfect recipe for bachelors or cooking shy people , the simplest chana dal is prepared in microwave within minutes and may be served with seasoning of choice.
Recipe# 39603
01 Sep 14

 
 by Su's Kitchen
No reviews
Pumpkin flowers and leaves cooked in authentic Kerela style. . You can always grow pumpkin plants in a pot and use the flowers to make a special dish.
Recipe# 12527
06 Jun 01

 
 by luxmi
No reviews
Get a complete package of proteins, calcium and taste with the mouthwatering Three beans curry. The rajmah beans,moong dal and white peas are cooked together in a delicious spicy and tangy curry. Relish the three bean curry with rice.
Recipe# 14714
05 Feb 02

 
 by lotus_63
No reviews
Three layered macaroni with baked spinach is simply an amazing layered baked dish with boiled macaroni layered with spinach puree and grated cheese. Bake this exciting mix of macaroni with spinach till the cheese melts and enjoy as main coarse meal.
Recipe# 12587
31 May 01

 
 by cowsee
No reviews
The thumbprint cookies is a tasty treat prepared from flour and eggs. The thumbprint cookies are made appealing by placing a thumbprint on the face of the cookie and then placing the jam as topping in the depression. Thumbprint cookie is a perfect dessert or sweet snack item to be relished on part ....
Recipe# 10548
06 Jul 11

 
 by roopa_s
No reviews
Discover the magic of soft, tasty and healthy til ki roti with this roti recipe. The wheat flour is mixed with maida, til seeds, milk, sugar and cardamom and kneaded into a dough. This til or sesame seeds based dough is then rolled into roti and cooked on a tawa with little oil.
Recipe# 39974
13 Jan 15

 
 by meera girdhar
No reviews
Winters are on. Paneer is a rich source of proteins. I added sesame seeds and served it with assorted vegetables to create taste and nutrition combo for family.
Recipe# 39984
29 Jan 15

 
 by Cherrie
No reviews
One can never eat enough in winters. One very common winter dish is Bajra ki Roti, an Indian bread. when you add til to already healthy and rich in calcium bajra you get an amazing Indian bread
Recipe# 39990
31 Jan 15

 
 by Neerja Deva
No reviews
Kathi rolls with the crunch of sesame seeds that would leave a nutty after flavor. This is a complete meal in itself, upto you what time of the day you want to enjoy it.
Recipe# 12262
07 Jul 01

 
 by sgambhir
No reviews
Tinda bhurta imparts a typical Indian style of rich cooking with tindas or small gourds. The roasted tindas are stir fried with onion-tomato paste,khoya and peas. A rich and spicy tinda vegetable dish which goes well with roti or Paratha.
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again