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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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Tangy Green Moong Dal
Recipe# 39159
28 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Here is a nourishing dish that displays many characteristic rajasthan flavours. Made of four dals cooked simply with conventional spices, ginger and chillies, with a dash of lemon for added tang, the tangy green moong dal should be enjoyed fresh with hot masala baati. You can have it with any roti o ....
Tangy Kachi Keri Rice, Raw Mango Rice
Recipe# 40835
20 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite, the Raw Mango Rice is prepared in South Indian homes at least once a week when the mango season is on. A traditional tempering and partially cooked raw mangoes give this rice a tangy flavour and exciting crunch. While red and ....
Tarkari Khichdi
Recipe# 22155
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this dish brims with Tarkari (vegetables) and the nutrients that they contain. To add to the goodness of vegetables, moong dal is also a rich source of protein, folic acid and zinc. An interesting combination of health and taste makes this dish a must-try!
Tasty Matar Paneer
Recipe# 35480
02 Jan 19

 
 by Foodie#463573
Here is an easy but awesome recipe that can make an everyday meal seem special. The all-time favourite combination of green peas and paneer is perked up with readily available veggies like tomatoes and onions, and an assortment of spice powders, which are sure to be there in every Indian kitch ....
Tasty Onion Paratha
Recipe# 9940
31 Mar 11

 
 by dipalit
No reviews
Delicious onion paratha is a traditional recipe of mixing the finely chopped onion along with green chillies and spices in to the wheat flour while making the dough for parathas. Enjoy this parathas with curds or with pickle.
Tava Paneer, Mushroom and Green Pea Subzi
Recipe# 22785
24 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This subzi is so tasty you can finish it off all by itself even without any rotis or rice! Chock-full of your favourite ingredients ranging from paneer and mushrooms to green peas and potatoes, this subzi is just too flavourful, although it is very easy to make and uses only common ingredients. ....
Tava Rice ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35110
22 Feb 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A simple and quick cure for a sudden bout of hunger! you can even toss this up as brunch or supper for kids. But, who needs a tava in this modern ear?
Tava Roti ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe)
Recipe# 32697
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Truly versatile, the Tava Roti combines with practically any dish! While you might have often served rotis with dal and subzis, have you ever thought of including it in a platter of kebabs and tikkis? Interestingly enough, many people like to finish their meal with a tasty and crunchy selection of s ....
Tava Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 5583
23 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mildly spiced rice, to which sprouts and veggies have been added, is garnished with mint, to enhance its flavours. Sprouting pulses leads to the production of enzyme called "amylase" which helps in enhancing the process of digestion. The pulses when combined with any other cereal like rice, as i hav ....
Tava Sprouts Pulao ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33044
20 Aug 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Tava sprouts pulao, the famous tava rice has been given a healthy makeover – i’ve added a sprout which makes it rich in protein, iron, zinc and fibre. Veggies spiced with pav bhaji masala add just the right touch of flavour!
Tendli Aur Matki Subzi
Recipe# 6422
19 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chockfull of nutrients, this subzi is an easy preparation of tendli and matki in a traditional manner, with usual taste-givers like onions, green chillies, tomatoes and spice powders. What makes this Tendli aur Matki Subzi unique is the combination of tendli and sprouts, which offers calcium, protei ....
Tendli Batata Nu Shaak, Tendli Aloo Subzi
Recipe# 40692
12 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tendli is so much more attractive when combined with potatoes than when it is cooked alone! A traditional tempering and a few readily-available spice powders are all that it takes to transform this duo into a tongue-tickling and satiating subzi. A pinch of sugar is essential to balance the fla ....
Tendli Bhaat ( Jain Recipe)
Recipe# 7554
21 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ripe green tendlis, long grains of rice and aromatic spices cooked to perfection in a maharashtrian style. This dish is almost sure to leave the diners asking for more!
Tendli Bhaat ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33042
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Tendli bhaat, nutritious tendli comes together with spicy rice for a delicious change from the usual rice and dal. I have reduced the quantity of coconut to retain the flavour of the original while keeping the dish low-cal. Serve it with low-fat curds to mellow the spices and make for a wholesome me ....
Tendli Bhaat, Microwave Recipe
Recipe# 33903
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tendli or ivy gourd is found almost all over the country. In fact, it is available even abroad, under the name of gherkins. But, every community has a favourite way of cooking it. Telugu people make stuffed tendli curry, while tamilians cook it with a simple tempering. The konkan people like to ....
Tendli Cashewnut
Recipe# 264
23 Sep 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Both tendli and cashewnuts are favourites along the south-western coastal regions of india, especially in mangalore. Tendli cashewnut is an interesting subzi that combines both. Simply flavoured with just a seasoning of mustard seeds and red chillies, this recipe ensures that all the focus is on the ....
Thai Crispy Veg Noodle
Recipe# 466
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
All kinds of fun packed into one dish, the Thai Crispy Veg Noodle is one that will instantly recharge your happiness quotient! A scrumptious base of crispy noodles is topped with delectable sautéed veggies and a tongue-tickling sweet, sour and spicy sauce. A garnish of crushed peanuts and spring ....
Thai Fried Rice
Recipe# 461
01 Dec 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A vibrantly flavoured green curry paste is at the heart of the Thai Fried Rice. The paste, which is used to flavour both the rice and the coconut sauce, is a blend of myriad flavours derived from tangy lemon, ginger, onions, garlic, coriander and some spices too. Rice cooked with crunchy vegetables, ....
Thai Green Curry, Veg Thai Green Curry
Recipe# 470
19 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
We present you the Vegetarian Thai Green Curry which is traditionally a non veg Thai curry. All ingredients for this Veg Thai Curry are easily available in India. The Thai Green Curry features chunky veggies in a li ....
Thai Green Stir-fry Rice
Recipe# 22664
06 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Coconut milk powder and green curry paste make this recipe truly unique. Also try other Thai rice recipes like Thai Pineapple Rice or Babycorn and M ....
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again