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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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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 ....
Baby Corn and Capsicum Stir-fry Envelope
Recipe# 32605
21 Jan 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 envelope exotic veggies stir-fried in spicy schezuan sauce make a flavourful filling for whole wheat rotis – a delicious, healthy, meal by itself.
Baby Corn and Paneer Jalfrazie
Recipe# 22800
13 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Lose yourself in this exciting preparation of baby corn and paneer tossed in a traditional jalfrazie gravy. This vibrant gravy, which features tomatoes in myriad forms like puree and ketchup, capsicums and spring onions, together with appropriate spice powders, is a delight to behold and devour. ....
Baby Corn and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 6405
30 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When your tongue yearns for something peppy and tangy, but you do not have much time to prepare an elaborate treat, the Baby Corn and Paneer Subzi is just what you need! With crunchy capsicums and spring onions for company, fresh baby corn and succulent paneer transform into a true delicacy. ....
Baby Corn and Soya Stir-fry
Recipe# 30998
27 Jul 08

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to health food, stir-fries are always on top of my list, as it is quite easy to monitor the amount of fat used. I have chosen soya nuggets because of their low 'bad' cholesterol, and baby corn adds the much-needed crunch w ....
Baby Corn and Sweet Corn Pizza in A Pan
Recipe# 38864
25 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Made quickly using readymade pizza bases, this unique pizza features a topping with two types of corn – baby corn and sweet corn. It can be made within minutes using a simple pan. Now, you can surprise your guests with tasty, babycorn and sweet corn pizza in a pan even without an oven.
Baby Corn Aur Paneer ka Salan
Recipe# 4354
16 May 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The addition of crunchy baby corn and creamy soft paneer enhance the flavours and provide an interesting new twist to the recipe of Salan. The sweet and spicy flavours marry to make a very filling and tasty main dish that requires only rotis or parathas alongside.
Baby Corn Masala
Recipe# 22515
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Baby corn, sliced onions and capsicum literally play together in this attractive, mouth-watering and crunchy dry subzi. Using coloured capsicums greatly enhances the visual appeal of this dish.
Baby Corn Palak
Recipe# 22196
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and baby corn blend with in this scrumptious and nutritious dish. Spinach provides lots of calcium while baby corn provides fibre. To retain the bright green colour of spinach, ensure that you blanch it just for a few minutes and do not over cook it. Serve with
Baby Corn Paneer Jalfrazie ( Quick Recipe)
Recipe# 6169
01 Jan 1900

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 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious dish that can be made in a jiffy! paneer and baby corn is tossed in colored peppers spring onions and tomato puree. The masalas enhance the flavors. Garnish with coriander and eat it hot!
Baby Corn Paneer Jalfrazie ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33040
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Baby corn paneer jalfrazie, new mothers will relish this exotic riot of colours with spring onion, baby corn and capsicum. Practically oil-free, this recipe certainly gets my vote for being balanced with ample protein, vitamins and minerals from the low-fat paneer and the veggies.
Baby Potatoes and Bell Pepper Stir-fry
Recipe# 41015
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of the Baby Potatoes and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry is appetising. The chunky veggies with the aromatic seasonings make you want to grab a bite immediately. And it would do you a world of good to sink your teeth into this tasty stir-fry, as it is loaded with folic acid from the potatoes and ....
Babycorn and Mushroom Curry Rice
Recipe# 457
26 Nov 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Long grains of rice interspersed with colourful and chunky veggies, and lusciously flavoured with coconut milk and red curry paste. The ultimate touch to the Baby Corn and Mushroom Curry Rice is the addition of lemon rind and basil leaves, whose aroma is indelibly locked in by cooking the rice wrapp ....
Badami Paneer
Recipe# 22498
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Finger-licking fare, this truly is! Succulent cubes of cottage cheese are cooked in a luxurious paste of almonds and onions, along with a horde of spice powders that add a lot of zing to this intensely rich dish. Although the almond paste seems similar to the cashew-onion paste that is used in ....
Badshahi Khichdi
Recipe# 1972
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
While the word khichdi normally brings to mind a homely and simple meal, here is a royal version that proves the mettle of our humble khichdi. A dal-rice combo cooked with everyday spices is topped with a flavourful potato vegetable and a layer of tempered curds. Served piping hot, the Badshahi Khic ....
Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja
Recipe# 40603
06 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Amongst traditional Bengali recipes, Baingan Bhaja is an evergreen favourite. The original recipe involves shallow-frying the baingan in lots of oil till it is succulent and aromatic. We have tweaked the recipe smartly to get the same awesome results with minimal ....
Baingan Bharta with Curds, Roasted Eggplant with Curds
Recipe# 41568
01 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing twist to the traditional Baingan Bharta that is sure to surprise you pleasantly! Here, the roasted eggplants are blended with curds and a couple of flavour-givers like green chillies and coriander, and then chilled, to make a delectable dish that will tickle your taste buds. Chi ....
Baingan Bhurta
Recipe# 22503
21 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Roasted, peeled and mashed, the brinjals transform into an aromatic ingredient perfect to create this traditional Punjabi subzi. Cooked along with tangy tomatoes and pungent ingredients like onions, ginger and green chillies, Baingan Bhurta is an accompaniment that goes equally well with rotis and r ....
Baingan Methi ki Subzi
Recipe# 39681
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes it is magical how even simple ingredients can be transformed into splendid delicacies by using the right combinations and methods. In the Baingan Methi ki Subzi, the humble brinjal combines with iron and calcium rich methi, and a freshly-prepared masala powder, to form a scrumptious dry su ....
Baingan Musasalam, Mughlai Baingan Masala
Recipe# 30952
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A delightful combination of brinjals and tomatoes with spices and fresh cream, the Baingan Musallam has a luscious texture and mouth-watering flavour. It has an intense flavour and aroma, which will linger on your palate for a long time. While the traditional Mu ....
Baitha Varan
Recipe# 22172
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
Bajra Aloo Roti
Recipe# 3889
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bajra grows abundantly in large parts of arid Rajasthan, especially in the areas around Jodhpur and Dungarpur i.e. Western Rajasthan. Bajra rotis and khichdi are therefore more popular in these areas. Bajra rotis are preferred in the winter months as bajra is considered to be heat producing. I ha ....
Bajra Aloo Roti ( Iron Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 5696
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Keep anaemia at bay, the bajra-potato way! This iron-rich roti maintains your body temperature and protects you from cold weather too. Rich in iron and fibre, it helps remove toxins from the body, and also helps transfer oxygen from cell to cell, enhancing the glow in your skin! Potato, a good sourc ....
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again