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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# 14461
20 Jan 02

 
 
by meetu123
Enjoy the heavenly Tomato rice in coconut milk recipe as main course dish. The tomato puree laden basmati rice is cooked in coconut milk and served garnished with fried cashews and chopped coriander leaves.
Recipe# 14949
15 Dec 03

 
 by amsn
No reviews
An easy vegetable dish for sudden guests, the Tomato subzi is prepared by sautéing the chopped tomatoes with garlic, onions, ginger, spice powders and then served spicy hot with chapatis.
Recipe# 13634
10 Jun 11

 
 by vindali
No reviews
An authentic tomato sar or curry recipe which can be used as a soup or curry with steamed rice. Simply grind together the garlic, ginger, chillies and coconut and mix it with tomato puree. A hot and spicy tomato curry or saar recipe with typical south indian cuisine flavour.
Recipe# 35663
20 Oct 11

 
 
by Foodie#342868
No reviews
you cannot imagine this lovely combination of tomato, onion and cheese paratha....hmmm....tangy, cheesy and yummy!!!
Recipe# 15016
02 Apr 04

 
 by swatibhargava
No reviews
A simple vegetable dish, tomato capsicum with subtle spicy flavours and a delectable combination of capsicum cooked with chopped tomatoes and spice powders. Serve with roti or Parathas.
Recipe# 10992
12 Sep 02

 
 by Paarvathy
No reviews
Tomatoe Rice, a chawal preparation with rice cooked in tomato puree and spices. The sweet and tangy tomato flavor embodies the pulao and tastes excellent when served with any vegetable or meat gravy.
Recipe# 9857
28 Jul 11

 
 by jolu
No reviews
Kashmiri alu dum is a traditional kashmiri potato delicacy where the potatoes are cooked under pressure (dum) in a rich spicy gravy
Recipe# 15007
30 Apr 03

 
 
by heenakshah
No reviews
A pleasant Italian lasagna recipe, tortilla lasagna has the layers of Mexican bread, tortillas layered with refried beans and then baked topped with grated cheese and cream sauce .
Recipe# 14671
28 Jan 02

 
 by v.devyani
No reviews
Warm up with the healthful and tasty tortilla soup prepared from tomatoes, corn chips, cottage cheese and choice of herbs. You are sure to find a wide selection of soup recipe, dal soup recipe at tarladalal.com
Recipe# 9385
21 May 07

 
 by sweeta1
No reviews
U can make this pasta recipe out of left over jawar bhakari or rice bhakari also
but u should serve it hot only. otherwise it gets sticky
Recipe# 14614
11 Jan 02

 
 
by nazie
No reviews
A quick, easy to prepare traditional pizza recipe with a freshly prepared pizza base which is topped with pizza sauce, vegetables and grated cheese. Traditional pizza makes for an excellent snack or meal option and is a favorite among children
Recipe# 11801
13 Feb 02

 
 
by sonaprem
No reviews
A Traditional pizza recipe with traditional garlic flavoured tomato puree as pizza sauce and stir fried vegetables and cheese as topping.
Recipe# 12727
16 Nov 00

 
 by priti_usa
No reviews
A tricolored healthy Paratha recipe,Tri rangi Paratha is stuffed with cauliflowers, green peas and carrots. The stuffing is cooked with spices till soft and dry and then filled in the wheat dough balls.
Recipe# 14552
01 Aug 11

 
 by parkhi
No reviews
Tridali dal is a delicious dal recipe with three dals such as chana, green moong and tuar all blended together with tomatoes, ginger, garlic and indian spice powders. A thick tridali dal recipe which is best served with parathas.
Recipe# 12124
27 Oct 01

 
 
by bhairu
No reviews
Tui waro mogo (yuca root/ cassava) is a delicious vegetable recipe with yuca rots or cassava. Popular in African countries, the cassava roots are cut, boiled and then cooked in a delectable coconut milk based curry.
Recipe# 11406
25 Dec 01

 
 by suchi04
No reviews
1. pizza base can be done instantly by replacing baking powder with yeast.
2. you can bring variations in toppings by adding grated panner,pineapple, corn and spring onions.
3. kids love pineapple by itself as a topping.
3. make pizza base from the leftover dough of naan. its equally good.
Recipe# 10158
27 Dec 03

 
 by sumagandlur
No reviews
This recipe of puris uses an urad dal paste that gives bulk to the puris and also makes them crisper. onion seeds add a hint of flavour to these puris
Recipe# 15788
15 May 02

 
 by namratacom
No reviews
Usli is a savory preparation made from a mixture of sprouts. The usili can be enjoyed as a salad or a main course dish with rice or rotis.
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again