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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# 8885
18 Nov 10

 
 by pratiti
No reviews
Tiranga pulao is a very tasty rice preparation, popular in northern india, especially kashmir. Learn how to prepare tiranga pulao by following this easy recipe.
Recipe# 11821
06 Feb 01

 
 by UPATEL
No reviews
A protein rich and flavorful Tofu cilantro sandwich ,ready to be served with chilli sauce or ketchup. The tofu cubes are stir fried with fresh chopped cilantro or coriander and spiced up aptly before placing on the bread slices. An easy and healthy sandwich recipe for all.
Recipe# 15545
12 Oct 04

 
 by sindhusuresh
No reviews
Discover the soft crumbly texture of tofu jacketed in a crispy fried covering in this Tofu kofta curry recipe. The mashed tofu is made into dumplings or koftas and then dropped in a rich onion tomato based curry .
Recipe# 13545
06 Feb 01

 
 by upatel
No reviews
Simple, easy and healthful rice recipe with chopped tofu or soya paneer pieces cooked with potatoes and whole Indian spices. Tofu rice brings a healthy variation to the good old pulao or chawal recipe and is loaded with goodness of protein rich tofu.
Recipe# 15516
09 Dec 03

 
 by agra
No reviews
Prepare Tofu thai style with tofu cubes stir fried with onion, capsicum, chillies and sauces.Enjoy with noodles or rice or enjoy as snack or starter with cocktails
Recipe# 14786
28 Feb 04

 
 by houdiniz
No reviews
The healthy combination of protein rich tofu with calcium rich broccoli in the Tofu-broccoli stir fry recipe is sure to be loved by all. Find many interesting and healthy stir fry recipe, broccoli recipe, tofu recipe at tarladalal.com
Recipe# 10727
15 Dec 00

 
 by jap
No reviews
tofu-Broccoli medely is delicious stir fry recipe with broccoli florets tosses with tofu cubes, garlic and onion in bean sauce.A tempting main course dish which also looks great on the table.
Recipe# 15799
03 Dec 03

 
 
by goodmorning
No reviews
Tofu-Broccoli with Figs present a lovely combination of tofu or soya paneer cubes tossed over with dried figs and crunchy broccoli florets.
Recipe# 14972
29 Aug 03

 
 by shalinisarda
No reviews
Healthy and mouthwatering tom pizza is an inspired recipe with unique combination of tomatoes and mushroom as topping and garlic based tangy tomato paste as dressing. Find many interesting and novel pizza recipe at tarladalal.com. A tasty, spicy and simple tom pizza recipe is best enjoyed as a meal ....
Recipe# 10047
09 Dec 03

 
 
by hpatel7
No reviews
Tomato and cauliflower curry boasts of overwhelming flavors and a great taste. An Indian vegetable preparation, cauliflowers and tomatoes are stir fried together with garam masala in this delicious tomato and cauliflower curry recipe.
Recipe# 9634
22 Mar 07

 
 by krishnabhuwalka
No reviews
This is a great party dish. instead tomatoes you can use any vegetables or even left over salads along with the tomatoes.
Recipe# 14913
18 Mar 04

 
 
by motilall
No reviews
A spicy curry recipe with a tangy touch, Tomato curry is quite easy to prepare and goes very well with steamed rice. The choice of spice powders and ingredients blend completely with the tomato puree based curry.
Recipe# 12576
29 May 01

 
 
by mehrumistry
No reviews
Tomato Egg curry is an easy and delicious non-vegetarian dish prepared from boiled eggs which are cooked in a spicy tomato-onion based gravy. The egg curry is a great way of adding protein to your diet and best paired with rotis. Try this simple and delicious egg curry recipe.
Recipe# 15117
13 Feb 04

 
 by flying chef
No reviews
Tomato pasta is an Italian pasta recipe with the boiled pasta tossed with freshly prepared tomato puree and a generous use of choicest Italian herbs. Add grated cheese to the lovely tangy and delectable pasta dish and you have a special pasta recipe on the table.
Recipe# 14917
28 Mar 01

 
 
by harithab
No reviews
An appealing and irrestible pulao recipe, Tomato pulao has the long grain aromatic rice cooked in tomato puree and select seasonings. A meal in itself, the flavoursome tomato pulao is best enjoyed as packed munch or main course meal.
Recipe# 9751
21 Sep 07

 
 
by Foodie #385484
No reviews
You can add onion and other vegetables like cauliflower, carrot, capsicum, peas etc. also if you wish. then increase the maggi tastemaker accordingly.
Recipe# 9633
13 Jun 05

 
 
by jayshreechintan
No reviews
Do not over cook onions and tomatoes as the taste will not be good. they get smashed .

also you can add already cooked rice but fresh cooked rice tastes better.
Recipe# 12473
17 Jul 01

 
 
by nithyavaidya
No reviews
Tomato Rice, a chawal preparation with tomato puree as the base. The sweet and tangy tomato flavor embodies the pulao and tastes excellent when served with any vegetable or meat gravy.
Recipe# 9640
04 Nov 05

 
 
by suganthi 321
No reviews
Tomato Rice, a chawal preparation with tomato puree as the base. The sweet and tangy tomato flavor embodies the pulao and tastes excellent when served with any vegetable or meat gravy.
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again