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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 Tikki Burger
Recipe# 42205
09 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Even international food chains are introducing a touch of Indian magic in their burgers and pizzas, because of the tongue-tickling taste and rich texture that they give. This Aloo Tikki Burger is a perfect example. It brings into burgers the unbridled fun of Indian food. Aloo Tikki made of potat ....
Aloowali Roti
Recipe# 30916
12 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The delicious and versatile potato doesn't seize to amaze us as it takes on a new form in this magnificent dish. All of us have eaten the traditional aloo ka paratha. Aloowali roti is an innovative dish where mashed potatoes and other masalas are combined with the dough while kneading. Melted butter ....
Alu Methi
Recipe# 38680
24 Apr 17

 
 by Sandipan
No reviews
Absolute delight is the word. Very healthy and suited for all. It was back in 2011 when i learnt this dish from one of my friend. It is very tasty and please do make this dish as it has got lots of healthy nutrients in it.
American Chop Suey
Recipe# 2167
22 Feb 00

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A chinese "bhel" topped with fried noodles, a dish which never fails at parties. Be sure that the noodles are absolutely crisp.
American Chop Suey ( Easy Chinese Recipes)
Recipe# 4161
22 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
american chop suey recipe | veg american chop suey | veg chinese chopsuey recipe | with 30 amazing images. american chop suey recipe | veg american chop suey is ....
American Chopsuey
Recipe# 22765
23 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
American Chopsuey represents the confluence of western and oriental cuisines, and when served with fried noodles, it is often considered an overseas adaptation of the popular Chinese dish, Chow Mein. Chopsuey is essentially sautéed veggies flavoured with sauces and thickened with corn flour. When se ....
Amla Rice, Gooseberry Rice
Recipe# 42340
09 Mar 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Here is a peppy rice dish with the tangy taste of amla, which is a must-try when the berry is in season. It has a refreshing taste, which excites the palate. Perfectly cooked rice is flavoured with grated amla and perked up with a crunchy seasoning of mustard seeds, dals and peanuts. This tangy ....
Amla Thecha
Recipe# 37342
29 Sep 12

 
 by Jyoti V B
No reviews
This ia good source of vitamin c and iron. It reduces the body heat and weight. Instead of all time michi thecha i tried amla thecha and everyone liked it.
Amritsari Gobi Mutter
Recipe# 7547
21 Nov 07

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower and green peas, the popular duo, feature in a rich, white gravy that is so flavourful you would hardly notice the absence of onions and garlic! While cabbage gives a crunch and flavour akin to onions, bottle gourd acts as the main ingredient in the gravy, giving it volume and a creamy te ....
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42207
04 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box! Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
Appa, Malabar Pathiri
Recipe# 33140
16 May 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Appa is also called pathiri in Malabar cooking. These are essentially thin rice rotis that are dipped in coconut milk just before serving. Serve these coconut milk dipped Appas with curries like Kadala Curry ,
Appam, Appam Without Yeast
Recipe# 41038
20 Jul 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
It is a delight to watch an experienced chef swirl the kadhai to make a perfect bowl-shaped Appam! You can master the art too, within a few tries. Appam is a delectable South Indian dish, which is comparable to dosa, but with a special texture and shape. ....
Apple Sticks ( Tiffin Recipe)
Recipe# 40319
19 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but sometimes it can be a real challenge making your kids eat up this wonder fruit, especially on school days when you cannot run behind them! Here is how you can serve it up in their snack box. Adding a dash of lemon juice to neatly cut Apple Sticks not only gi ....
Arbi ka Saag
Recipe# 3872
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Colocassia, a vegetable that many are wary of because they are not sure how to get rid of its gooeyness, transforms into a spicy delicacy here! Prepared in true Rajasthani style, Arbi ka Saag can be served as a sta ....
Arbi Naveli, Colocossaia in Creamy Tomato Gravy
Recipe# 22805
21 Dec 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Arbi Naveli is an exquisite preparation of deep-fried colocasia slices floated in a tongue-tickling gravy. The tomato-based gravy is perked up with a special masala paste that features poppy seeds and melon seeds. The masala paste gives not only an exotic flavour but also a creamy consistency ....
Arbi Subzi
Recipe# 22804
04 Nov 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique preparation of colocassia, which is easy and quick to make but very, very tasty. In this subzi, roundels of cooked arbi are tossed with a mixture of spices and beaten rice, which gives the subzi an appealing flavour and a mild, pleasant crunch too. To prepare this easily, cook the arbi in a ....
Arhar ki Dal with Spinach, Punjabi Toovar Aur Palak ki Dal
Recipe# 30906
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
A spectacular preparation where a simple tovar dal combined with spinach that enhances the appearance and flavour of the dish. This mildly spiced recipe is a storehouse of nutrients since the dal is rich in proteins where as the spinach is a rich source of calcium. Arhar ki Dal with Spinach sh ....
Asparagus and Corn Augratin
Recipe# 31089
21 Dec 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Asparagus and corn come together augratin; in a delectable dish that is ideal for small family dinners. Augratin typically means 'covered with cheese, filled with white sauce and baked in an oven'. You may be amused to note that the literal translation of the french phrase is 'with the burnt scrapin ....
Aubergine Au Gratin, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33698
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Au gratin - the name says it all. A dish covered with a healthy sauce, whole wheat bread crumbs and mozarella cheese and then baked. It is usually served form the dish in which it is baked. Submerge yourself in this divinely baked dish to please your taste buds occasionally. Try other
Authentic Bombay Pavbhaji
Recipe# 39836
11 Dec 14

 
 
by Swapnil Thakkar
No reviews
A real bombay street side pav bhaji that everyone loves! For that we ll need a large pan with a flat bottom. To make it more tastier, i cook it in noon, when it cools down, put it in fridge and reheat it before dinner, trust me it tastes better this way!
Avial ( South Indian Recipes)
Recipe# 32909
09 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Avial is a dish that originated in kerala, but gained an equal fanfare in tamilnadu as well. Rare is the wedding or festive menu that does not include avial! the key to making excellent avial is to pay equal attention to the visual appeal – vegetables with contrasting colours such as carrot, beans, ....
Avial, South Indian Curry
Recipe# 22366
11 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This mouth-watering South Indian curry is nothing short of a delicacy with its unusual combination of veggies, flavoured aesthetically with a mildly-spiced coconut paste. Do not chop the veggies too finely when making Avial, because the veggies should re ....
Avocado, Broccoli and Bellpepper Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42254
13 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A dashingly colourful salad with a very high feel-good factor, just perfect to pack for lunch ! The Avocado, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Lunch Salad has a splash of various colours, textures and flavours ranging from the creaminess of avocadoes ....
Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 33087
08 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice is so colourful that kids will immediately yearn to dig their spoons into the tiffin box when they see it! Not only is it visually appealing, but it appeases the appetite too as it contains a wholesome combination of rice and vegetables, flavoured excitingly with tang ....
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again