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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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Sweet Kand Puri, Maharashtrian Upwas Recipe
Recipe# 41444
31 Jan 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet Kand Puri is a quick and easy recipe that will keep your tummy happy on a fasting day without breaking any rules! Kand or purple yam is a winter root veggie, which arrives conveniently during the Maharashtrian month of Margashis, when fasting for five Thursdays is said to please Goddess Pa ....
Sweet Potato Roti
Recipe# 42587
05 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The Sweet Potato Roti is an off-beat roti with the pleasant flavour of sweet potatoes, perked up with spice powders and coriander. The scrumptious mouth-feel and peppy flavour of this mildly-sweet roti is sure to be loved by young and old alike. It is comparable to thepla but quite different too ....
Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos
Recipe# 1257
01 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Travel into the heartlands of Mexico with hearty and satiating Tacos, one of the most famous dishes of that region. A crispy taco shell, loaded with wholesome rajma topping and tangy uncooked salsa is a delight, which is enhanced further by peppy sauces, juicy lettuce and oh-so-yummy grated cheese! ....
Tagine, Veg Moroccan Tagine with Broken Wheat
Recipe# 4975
07 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Broken wheat is a very versatile ingredient, which can be used to make dishes ranging from upma to salads. Tasty treats like Broken Wheat Upma and
Tamarind Rice
Recipe# 4757
25 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Called Puliyodare in Tamil, this is an Iyengar cuisine classic. A heart-warming dish that uses tamarind to create a magical flavor. The South Indian style tadka adds both flavor as well as appeal, making this a great lunch/dinner recipe. Enjaaai!
Tamarind Rice( South Indian Recipes )
Recipe# 32895
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This rice preparation is well-known all over south india, although there are likely to be mild variations in the way it is performed in various regions. Since most ingredients used in this recipe are dried or pre-processed spices, it remains good for a long time and is ideal to pack and take along w ....
Tamatar ka Kut, Hyderabadi Tomato Curry Recipe
Recipe# 41445
05 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One of the most popular delicacies in the Telangana region, Tamatar ka Kut is a rich and spicy curry of tomatoes, flavoured with a powder of roasted sesame, groundnut and coconut. The ‘kut’ in the recipe name refers to this dry-roasted and powdered spice mix. This eggless version of Tamatar ka K ....
Tamatar ki Kadhi
Recipe# 3574
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Like many other dishes, kadhi differs from region to region. This Sindhi Kadhi is a rather special one as it is made using tomatoes. Tomatoes are very low in calories and provide plenty of vitamin A which required for a glowing skin and healthy vision. I assure you that your family will relish this ....
Tamatar ki Kadhi ( Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 1960
30 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who does not like tangy, lip-smacking kadhi? Here is a tangier, more tantalizing version made of tomato purée (instead of dahi), thickened with besan, and spiced up with an assortment of pungent ingredients. The order of adding ingredients, and the duration of cooking, need to be maintained in ....
Tamatar ki Kadhi ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35115
22 Feb 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Does kadhi always have to be curd-based? not really. Experiment with this tamatar ki kadhi. The tanginess of tomatoes replaces the flavour of curds quite smoothly in this smart variant.
Tamatar ki Kadhi ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22460
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A richly-flavoured kadhi with the delectable tang of tomatoes! Borrowed from Sindhi cuisine, this mouth-watering Tamatar ki Kadhi is flavoured with a traditional tempering and thickened with besan. Loaded with tomatoes, this kadhi provides you antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C and lycopen ....
Tameta Muthia Nu Shaak
Recipe# 22149
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional treat from the kitchens of Gujarati , the Tameta Muthia nu Shaak will amaze you with its fenugreek flavoured muthias in a tangy tomato base. While the original recipe calls for oodles of oil, we have managed to recreate the same magic without a ....
Tameta Muthia Nu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 588
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you want to prepare a vegetable side-dish that is as easy as easy can be, this is the perfect choice for you! select nice and ripe tomatoes to ensure the success of your tamata muthia nu shaak. Also, if the sharp taste of methi is not liked by your family, you can even make muthias of bottle gour ....
Tandoori Aloo Gobi Sukhi Subzi
Recipe# 42386
13 Mar 18

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by Tarla Dalal
This is an ideal winter subzi made with the season’s best veggies and nice spicy masalas that warm your taste buds! Of course, since cauliflower and potatoes are available all through the year, you can make it any time you want. Scrumptious and tasty, the Tandoori Aloo Gobi Sukhi Subzi is flavour ....
Tandoori Gobi, Veg Gobhi
Recipe# 5289
17 Nov 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Just a teaspoon of oil is needed to cook this cauliflower marinated in low fat curds. You don't even need a tandoor to acquire that distinctive smoky flavour!
Recipe# 41151
26 Sep 16

 
 
by Jeena Suraj
Tandoori Mayo Paneer Frankie is an easy and a delicious Frankie that will surely be liked by kids as well as elders. I have used tandoori mayonnaise to bring that tandoori taste.
Tandoori Mushrooms ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22207
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Now, here's a healthy dish you are going to fall head-over-heels in love with! Mushrooms are low in calories and a valuable source of protein and folic acid. Folic acid protects the heart from the harmful action of an amino acid called homocysteine, and is essential for the formation of new re ....
Tandoori Paneer Pizza
Recipe# 6238
01 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
India meets Italy in this unique Tandoori Paneer Pizza! An assortment of veggies is first soaked in a richly flavoured marinade, and then sautéed to intensify the flavour, before being added as a desi style topping to thin crust pizza bases. The topping is sautéed on a tava to give it a tandoori fin ....
Tandoori Paratha
Recipe# 22223
13 Jun 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The well-thought-out choice of spices in the stuffing is sure to delight your taste buds. This healthy variation of Tandoori Paratha is a sure hit! Oil is usually added to the flour to make a smooth and soft dough, but to curb the use of oil, Low-fat curds have been added which also produces the ....
Tangy Gobi Masala
Recipe# 38617
27 Jul 13

 
 by Sandipan
No reviews
This is a favorite of one and all. There are a lot of variations to this dish. The one that i have shown here is a very basic one. This dish can be made very quickly and requires very less oil so undoubtedly healthy and very nutritious.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again