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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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Turai Aur Nariyal, Microwave Subzi
Recipe# 2768
14 Nov 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
In a rush but want to have something nutritious and tasty? Go for this Turai Aur Nariyal, a quick and easy subzi made in the microwave oven. In this mouth-watering recipe, the ridge gourd is cooked with a traditional tempering and flavoured with ginger and green chillies. Enhanced with cocon ....
Turai Onion Vegetable
Recipe# 3500
12 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Turai, a vegetable that is low in calories and carbohydrate, is combined with onion and flavoured with ginger and garlic to make a simple dish ideal for those of us who like simple flavours. Though the recipe says to use peeled turai feel free to use them unpeeled to take advantage of the fibre cont ....
Turia Dhokli
Recipe# 4334
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Adding whole wheat flour dhokli to a vegetable preparation helps to balance the flavour and also makes the dish more filling. Here, coriander-flavoured wheat flour dhoklis are cooked with a simple ridge gourd subzi, making it more wholesome and tasteful. Serve hot and fresh, for a soothing and sumpt ....
Turiya Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 592
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a day-to-day preparation in gujarati households, preferred mainly due to its simplicity. With a hint of basic gujarati spices and a peppiness imparted by lemon juice, this preparation of ridge gourd and moong dal is quite unique and entertaining in its own way. Turiya mag ni dal is indeed ve ....
Turiya Paatra ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 591
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Turiya paatra features an unusual combination of ridge gourd and paatra. But, however uncommon the combination might sound to you, it is very common in gujarati tradition, and is a must-serve item for weddings held in gujarat. In the customary way, people add the paatras directly without steaming, b ....
Two in A Bowl Soup,  Potato and Broccoli Soup
Recipe# 6503
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A very delicious soup, that looks extremely different and inviting. Thick potato soup is served in one half of a soup bowl, with the other half filled in by thick, deliciously green broccoli soup. The soups must be thick so they don’t mix in the bowl. Slurp up! Also try other satiating and comfo ....
Recipe# 42284
05 Dec 17

 
 by purva kulkarni
No reviews
Ukdicha Paratha has anusual stuffing made from a mixture of rice flour and onions. These parathas are tasty and are good to serve with gravy based subzis.
Undhiyu
Recipe# 15390
18 Feb 14

 
 by bhoomisoneji
Get home the traditional gujarati vegetable recipe, undhiyu with this simpers and authentic oondhiyu recipe. The vegetable are cooked together with buttermilk, coconut and spice powders and enjoyed hot with rice.
Urad Dal Puris
Recipe# 2923
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you want the crispiest of crisp puris, Urad Dal Puri is the best choice! Reinforcing the whole wheat dough with a paste of soaked urad dal adds bulk and crispness to the puris, while the nigella seeds impart a unique and lingering flavour to them. Enjoy these puris fresh and hot, with Dahiwali ....
Urad Dal Roti
Recipe# 39152
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Urad dal is generally associated with south indian breakfast items like idli, dosa and vada. Or, you might have used it to make dals. Here is how you can include this protein-rich ingredient in your rotis too. Urad dal roti has a pleasant texture and an aesthetic flavour brought about by traditional ....
Urad Dal with Paneer
Recipe# 212
05 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique combination of urad dal and paneer, this seemingly elaborate recipe can be prepared quite swiftly if you work smartly. Just remember to soak the urad dal for an hour, and you are all set to go. The best part of urad dal with paneer is that it is made with everyday ingredients, yet turns out ....
Urad Dal with Spinach, Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach
Recipe# 22453
25 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Urad Dal with Spinach is a sumptuous accompaniment to Indian breads with the distinct flavour of caraway seeds. Teamed up with onions, tomatoes and green chillies for volume and flavour, this unusual mix of urad dal and spinach carries a healthy dose of B-complex vitamins. For a truly fulfilli ....
Usal
Recipe# 31065
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A healthy twist to a common Marathi tale! Serve with steaming hot rice and oodles of ghee for an authentic Maharashtrian experience. You can use any sprouts of your choice instead of mixed sprouts.
Usal ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6420
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using an assortment of sprouted pulses. Sprouting not only increases the protein content but also makes the dish easier to digest and richer in calcium. While some methods of preparation use kokum, we have used tomatoes for tang so that it can b ....
Vaal Drumsticks Subzi, Sprouted Butter Beans and Drumstick Recipe
Recipe# 4374
06 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The mellow creaminess of sprouted butter beans and the amazing flavour of drumsticks get along very well in this simple but super-tasty recipe! A traditional tempering and a pungent paste of coconut and garlic, are all it takes to transform these simple ingredients into an irresistible Vaal Dr ....
Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
Vaal Ki Usal  ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32821
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a popular, easy-fix maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to this usal, which is made using vaal.
Vaal Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 618
16 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vaal ni dal is an interesting and unique preparation of field beans, that is prepared often in guajarati households. The raisins contrast and complement the choice of spices used in this recipe. When served with rice and a good choice of sweet, vaal ni dal qualifies as festive fare!
Vaal Ni Dal No Pulao ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 624
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rice and sprouted vaal waltz together to make a delectable one-dish meal! you can also make this pulao with only garlic and red chillies. Whichever way you make it, remember that the specialty of this dish is that it is to be cooked in oil unlike other rice preparations, which are usually cooked in ....
Vagharela Bhaat ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35788
23 Nov 14

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by Tarla Dalal
No waste, no haste! here is an easy and tasty dish that can be made in a jiffy with leftover rice. As a variation of this vagherala bhaat recipe, you can also add and sauté some onions after the tempering. Serve with fresh curds, to complement the spicy nature of this delicacy.
Vaingya Ambot, South Indian Brinjal Dal
Recipe# 41435
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vaingya Ambot is a tongue-tickling preparation of brinjals, cooked with tamarind and dal. Tamarind together with a paste of coconut and red-chillies gives this dish a wonderfully tangy and spicy flavour. A dash of spice powders and a tempering of mustard seeds and asafetida add to the taste and ....
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again