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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# 32246
22 May 02

 
 
by setseeani
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Simply serve with crusty bread & a green salad. or serve with mashed potato & pan-fried steak.
Recipe# 40633
08 Feb 16

 
 
by Simple cooking
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I bet you will love this recipe,its for people who have got bored of putting onions in every dish and want to tickle their taste buds for something new and refreshing. My mother is an amazing cook and whatever I have learnt so far ,I owe to her.I learnt this recipe from her.
Recipe# 14612
10 Jan 02

 
 by packia
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Nothing can simply beat the taste of the freshly baked yummy Yummy pizzas. The pizza base is prepared at home with simple ingredients and then smeared with tomato sauce and topped with cheese and stir fried vegetables.
Recipe# 15962
10 Jun 05

 
 by Ranganayaki
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Yet Another Alu Sabzi is a simple and delicious vegetable recipe with boiled potatoes sautéed with spices and the served garnished with chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy with parathas or puris.
Recipe# 10728
06 Aug 01

 
 
by sonalpasricha
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This is a perfect dish for the diet watchers for it is a zero oil dish,moreover mushrooms itself are fat free.
Recipe# 39462
10 Jul 14

 
 by Foodie sona
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I got the idea to make BHINDI DO PYAZA from the recipe of paneer do pyaza . Combination of bhindi with shallot goes very delightful.
Recipe# 35225
27 Jun 11

 
 
by Amarendra Mulye
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A delicious recipe comprising of roated tomatoes and corn. This can be served as main course with naan or plain roti.
Recipe# 12136
24 Jul 01

 
 by sivam
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This can be served as a side dish for parathas of all types phulkas,roti, dosas of all types, idlis. this can be kept inside bread slices and as toasts. this can be mixed with plain rice and eaten.
Recipe# 9978
13 Nov 03

 
 by meera_khan
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When done, khichdi should be 'wet' in consistency.
serve with green chutney and papad. a spoonful of 'desi ghee' will enhance the taste immensely.
Recipe# 13757
04 Apr 03

 
 by neetuaneja
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Prepare vegetables in a hurry with this Zatpat sabji. Simply add the chopped vegetables with chosen spice powders and you have a mouthwatering vegetable dish on the table.
Recipe# 10714
27 Apr 02

 
 by co0kie78
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Zesty taco casserole is a main course baked dish with rice, corn and vegetables like onion, celery mixed with capsicum and cheese.A perfect dish to entice your guests and family alike.
Recipe# 14951
09 Dec 03

 
 by Hpatel7
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This elegant vegetable lasagna recipe, zucchini and eggplant lasagna showcases the lovely flavour of tomato and cheese sauces along with a colourful display of zucchini and eggplant slices. An amazing lasagna recipe with innovative ingredients and great presentation.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again