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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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Aloo Frankie (  Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32655
30 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Frankie recipe | how to make aloo Frankie | Mumbai street food Aloo Frankie | potato Frankie | with 30 amazing images. Our very own roll, from the
Aloo Fry Recipe, How To Make Potato Fry
Recipe# 41958
02 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Fry is a chatpata dry potato preparation, made with a large assortment of spice powders including tongue-tickling ones like garam masala and amchur. It is amazing how common spice powders and an everyday veggie can result in something so tasty when used in the right proportions and cooked t ....
Aloo Gobhi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 22374
13 Mar 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
A homely and simple dish that is sure to satiate you, the Aloo Gobhi ka Pulao is fortified with loads of stomach-friendly veggies. This mildly-flavoured pulao uses minimal spices so as not to irritate your stomach. Even if you have acidity problems, you can enjoy this dish occasionally when you ....
Aloo Gobi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 4758
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Soft potatoes and cauliflower florets are sautéed with cinnamon, dry ginger and turmeric and other spices and then pressure-cooked with rice for a tasty one-dish dinner. Served hot garnished with mint springs for a comforting dinner.
Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk
Recipe# 4357
05 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tongue-tickler to the core, the Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk is a tasty subzi featuring deep-fried veggies perked up with a traditional tempering and fenugreek leaves. Deep-frying the potato wedges with the peels on, gives it a rustic flavour that you will thoroughly enjoy. Fenugreek and chaat masala, on the ....
Aloo Khaas
Recipe# 30960
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A truly spectacular marriage of spices creates this delightful dry potato subzi. Using potato roundels and spices like cumin seeds, aniseed, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and chaat masala, this dish is a treat for your taste buds. The Kashmiri red chillies add the required spark of colour to the di ....
Aloo Ki Puri
Recipe# 243
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo ki Puri is a fabulous puri with so much flavour ingrained in it that you don’t need any accompaniments to complete it! The dough is reinforced with boiled potatoes and a thoughtful mix of spice powders, which gives it a wonderfully soft texture and energetic flavour. The Aloo ki Puri is ....
Aloo Kulcha, Amritsari Potato Kulcha
Recipe# 42052
11 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Kulcha is a delicious, flavour-packed Indian bread , which is stuffed with a tasty, mildly-tangy potato mixture. A sprinkling of black sesame seeds and chopped coriander on the rolled ....
Aloo Lajawab, Mughlai Aloo Lajawab Recipe
Recipe# 30955
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A richly-flavoured potato dish from the Mughlai repertoire, Aloo Lajawab is prepared in the typical opulent style of the Nawabs, with lots of dairy products and cashews too. Cashews are used not just in the paste but also halved and added along with the potatoes ....
Aloo Methi Tofu Parathas
Recipe# 22397
10 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Aloo and methi are made-for-each-other, irrespective of the form in which they are cooked. With tofu, they become even more enticing! Although fenugreek makes an ideal combination, you can also replace it with other greens like palak for a change. I have not cooked the stuffing in this recipe; howev ....
Aloo Mutter Korma in White Gravy
Recipe# 38469
17 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A Punjabi delicacy, which is worthy of its fame across the world, the Aloo Mutter Korma in White Gravy features an ever-popular combination of vegetables in a luxuriant white gravy. The base of the gravy is a rich onion-cashew paste, which is perked up with wh ....
Aloo Mutter Korma, Punjabi Aloo Matar Korma
Recipe# 22201
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Potato and green peas is an evergreen combination, which works effectively in varied dishes, ranging from salads and sandwiches to kormas and subzis . ....
Aloo Mutter Tariwale, Punjabi Tariwale Aloo Matar
Recipe# 22795
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This luscious Punjabi subzi features the standard combo of potato and peas, but in an enticing new form. Here, the duo is soaked in a tantalizing gravy of curds, spices and a special blend of onions, cashewnuts, melon seeds and green chillies. With curds and ....
Aloo Mutter,  Alu Matar Recipe
Recipe# 31035
05 Jun 09

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by Tarla Dalal
This is one dish that needs no introduction! an evergreen favourite among Indians of all age groups and ethnicities.
Aloo Palak
Recipe# 30887
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Always a great hit, potatoes and spinach come together yet again, in a Punjabi version of Aloo Palak. Once you have peeled and chopped the cooked potatoes and chopped the washed spinach, this dish is a breeze to prepare as it simply makes use of readily available spice powders and everyday ingredien ....
Aloo Palak ( Microwave )
Recipe# 22488
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Aloo palak is a very easy and simple recipe with a combination of cubed potatoes and chopped spinach cooked with masalas and red dry chillies. Serve this subzi hot with rotis or parathas.
Aloo Palak Roti
Recipe# 31045
05 Jun 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes by themselves are healthy and tasty if not deep fried. Add to this the goodness of spinach, yoghurt and wheat flour and you're left with nothing more to wish for!
Aloo Palak Roti (  Kadhai and Tava Cooking Delights)
Recipe# 39146
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes themselves are a great value-add for any roti or subzi, and much loved by kids and adults alike. Add to this the goodness of fresh spinach, creamy yoghurt and energizing wheat flour, and there you have on the table a power-packed meal!
Aloo Paratha  By Meenam2001
Recipe# 11781
11 Aug 11

 
 
by meenam2001
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Prepare the best tasting aloo parantha preparation with this simple and delicious stuffed parantha recipe. The boiled and mashed potatoes are stuffed in wheat paranthas and served hot with curd and pickle.
Aloo Paratha, How To Make Aloo Paratha
Recipe# 2172
21 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A must-try recipe, which is an indispensable part of north Indian cuisine, where it is enjoyed any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Luscious whole wheat Parathas are stuffed with ....
Aloo Pethe ka Saag
Recipe# 3874
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes and pumpkin (petha) are favourite vegetables of the Rajasthanis and feature in different ways in their meals. Aloo Pethe ka Saag cooked with whole spices and curds can be relished with plain or stuffed puris. The addition of fennel gives this vegetable its characteristic Rajasthani flavour.
Aloo Poshto
Recipe# 31040
05 Jun 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A scrumptious Bengali delicacy of deep-fried potatoes coated with a lip-smacking masala of roasted poppy seeds and spicy green chillies. The aroma of roasted poppy seeds, the crispness of the potato cubes and the warm taste of green chillies on your palate makes ....
Aloo Poshto, Bengali Sabzi
Recipe# 22364
10 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Bengali specialty is one of my favourite recipes and I recommend that you give this one a try. This recipe proves that poppy seeds and potatoes are a match made in heaven! try other Bengali subzis like Mulor G ....
Aloo Poshto, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 22499
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This all-time favourite Bengali dish can be made easily and quickly in the microwave oven. Aloo Poshto is a classic Bengali recipe of crisp potatoes coated with roasted and powdered poppy seeds and green chillies. The special aroma and texture of roasted popp ....
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again