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Last Updated : Mar 09,2020



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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Suva Masoor Dal, Zero Oil Healthy Dal
Recipe# 22176
26 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, dal is the ideal comfort food. It satiates and soothes, while also giving you ample nutrition. The Suva Masoor Dal is a veritable treat for such dal lovers. The unique combination of dill with masoor dal gives this recipe a distinct flavour, which is boosted by the addition of garlic, ....
Suva Moong Dal
Recipe# 22371
29 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Suva Moong Dal is a tasty and healthy treat, with the pleasant taste of cooked moong dal and the herby taste of dill, perked up with a simple tempering of cumin and onions. Dill being alkaline in nature, this dal is a "go for it" dish for those who complain about acidity. Onions too are very eff ....
Suva Moong Dal Subzi
Recipe# 39685
23 Mar 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Iron-rich suva and protein and zinc rich moong dal are a perfect combo for building haemoglobin in the body, and therefore a must-have for the whole family. Moreover, Suva Moong Dal Subzi is something you can make often because it is easy, and requires minimum time for preparation and cooking. Serve ....
Suva Palak Methi Subzi
Recipe# 42634
29 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Do those awesome greens tempt you in the market? Go ahead and pick all of them, and pump them into a delicious dish like this to top up on nutrients like iron, folic acid and
Sweet and Sour Vegetable Stew
Recipe# 2452
29 Aug 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a dashing vegetable stew that will make any meal seem super exciting! An assortment of colourful and juicy veggies like beans, carrots, cauliflower and beans is cooked with whole spices and tomato ketchup to make a tangy and aromatic stew. The highlight of this recipe, however, is the ....
Sweet Corn and Spring Onion Soup
Recipe# 6488
23 Dec 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
sweet corn and spring onion soup recipe | veg spring onion and corn soup | healthy heart, pregnancy friendly sweet corn and spring onion soup | with amazing 12 images. In sweet corn and spring on ....
Sweet Corn Rotis
Recipe# 22394
26 Nov 07

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These Rotis are ideal for serving with Subzis... thanks to the mild flavours of sweet corn and cheese. Buy fresh sweet corn and boil them till they are just cooked, avoiding over-cooking as that will result in hard Rotis. Crushed sweet corn helps to bind the dough, so be careful not to add too much ....
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
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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
13 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
tacos recipe | Mexican tacos recipe | Vegetarian Tacos | with 20 amazing images. Travel into the heartlands of Mexico with hearty and satiating tacos, one of the most famous dishes of that ....
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
24 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
tamarind rice | South Indian style tamarind rice | pulihora rice | puliyogare rice | chitrannam rice | with 35 amazing images. tamarind rice< ....
Tamarind Water, Imli ka Paani
Recipe# 225
09 Mar 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tamarind has a unique tang, which is quite different from lemon, tomatoes or other tangy ingredients. From dals and curries to gravies and South Indian dishes like Sambhar and
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
16 Sep 20

 
 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
30 Mar 20

 
 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 ....
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Main Course
5
 on 10 Jul 20 12:20 AM


Looks scrumptious:)
Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again