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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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Recipe# 9950
29 Jul 11

 
 by gayatrinaik
3 dal khichdi is a rice preparation with three lentils or dals mixed with rice and spices. The 3 dal khichdi imparts an unique taste and consistency as compared to the traditional rice-dal khichdi.
5 Spice Tofu and Bean Sprouts Rice
Recipe# 22769
21 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, Five Spice Tofu and Bean Sprouts Rice gets its special flavour from the popular Chinese masala, the five spice powder that consists of star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, fennel, cinnamon and cloves. You are sure to notice that this recipe does not contain any dominating vegetabl ....
Ajwaini Roti
Recipe# 4390
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ajwain has such a tantalising aroma and flavour that it can pep up a dish as a standalone spice! You will realise this when you try this mouth-watering Ajwaini Roti. Quick and easy, all it takes it the addition of carom seeds to the flour when making the roti dough, but it makes such a notable diffe ....
Aliv Nutri Paratha
Recipe# 35092
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aliv or garden cress seed is a real treasure-trove of nutrients, and a must have in every kitchen. This little-known Indian food is one of the best vegetarian sources of iron, and is worth including in the diet, whether as a powder or in seed form. This delicious Aliv Nutri Paratha is a great wa ....
Recipe# 14524
29 Jul 11

 
 by PALAVI
All-in-one dal is a complete health package in itself with the protein rich dals cooked together with vitamin rich carrots, peas and spinach. A lovely lentil recipe with the goodness of vegetables added to a delectable spicy preparation.
Aloo and Kand Rasawala Shaak, Faraal Recipe
Recipe# 41478
26 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a mouth-watering preparation of kand and potatoes in a base of curds, thickened with rajgira flour. The Aloo and Kand Rasawali Shaak gets its finger-licking flavour and appetizing aroma from green chilli paste and a tempering of cumin seeds. The best part is that you can have this ....
Aloo Aur Kaddu ki Subzi
Recipe# 4346
20 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Soft potatoes and fibrous red pumpkin cooked with an aromatic tempering of assorted seeds and spices, a couple of traditional spice powders, a dash of curds and tomatoes, the Aloo aur Kaddu ki Subzi is a choice you will not regret, whether for a homely meal or a friendly gathering. It burgeons with ....
Aloo Baingan Subzi
Recipe# 15490
08 Apr 19

 
 by manju_bijoy
Both brinjal and potato are common veggies available in our local markets all round the year. This simple subzi brings these two ingredients together with daily masalas. The Aloo Baingan Subzi has a homely yet appetising flavour, which combines the tang of tomatoes with the peppy taste of ginger ....
Aloo Frankie (  Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32655
04 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Our very own roll, from the streets of Mumbai, the Aloo Frankie is the perfect snack for everyone! It is exciting, super tasty, filling and easy to make – name your need and it will fit the bill. The chatpata, spicy taste of the Frankie makes it ....
Aloo Fry Recipe, How To Make Potato Fry
Recipe# 41958
02 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Fry is a chatpata dry potato preparation, made with a large assortment of spice powders including tongue-tickling ones like garam masala and amchur. It is amazing how common spice powders and an everyday veggie can result in something so tasty when used in the right proportions and cooked t ....
Aloo Gobhi Ka Pulao
Recipe# 22374
13 Mar 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
A homely and simple dish that is sure to satiate you, the Aloo Gobhi ka Pulao is fortified with loads of stomach-friendly veggies. This mildly-flavoured pulao uses minimal spices so as not to irritate your stomach. Even if you have acidity problems, you can enjoy this dish occasionally when you ....
Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk
Recipe# 4357
05 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tongue-tickler to the core, the Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk is a tasty subzi featuring deep-fried veggies perked up with a traditional tempering and fenugreek leaves. Deep-frying the potato wedges with the peels on, gives it a rustic flavour that you will thoroughly enjoy. Fenugreek and chaat masala, on the ....
Aloo Ki Puri
Recipe# 243
23 Sep 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo ki Puri is a fabulous puri with so much flavour ingrained in it that you don’t need any accompaniments to complete it! The dough is reinforced with boiled potatoes and a thoughtful mix of spice powders, which gives it a wonderfully soft texture and energetic flavour. The Aloo ki Puri is ....
Aloo Kulcha, Amritsari Potato Kulcha
Recipe# 42052
11 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Kulcha is a delicious, flavour-packed Indian bread , which is stuffed with a tasty, mildly-tangy potato mixture. A sprinkling of black sesame seeds and chopped coriander on the rolled ....
Aloo Lajawab, Mughlai Aloo Lajawab Recipe
Recipe# 30955
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
A richly-flavoured potato dish from the Mughlai repertoire, Aloo Lajawab is prepared in the typical opulent style of the Nawabs, with lots of dairy products and cashews too. Cashews are used not just in the paste but also halved and added along with the potatoes ....
Aloo Methi Tofu Parathas
Recipe# 22397
10 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Aloo and methi are made-for-each-other, irrespective of the form in which they are cooked. With tofu, they become even more enticing! Although fenugreek makes an ideal combination, you can also replace it with other greens like palak for a change. I have not cooked the stuffing in this recipe; howev ....
Aloo Mutter Tariwale, Punjabi Tariwale Aloo Matar
Recipe# 22795
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This luscious Punjabi subzi features the standard combo of potato and peas, but in an enticing new form. Here, the duo is soaked in a tantalizing gravy of curds, spices and a special blend of onions, cashewnuts, melon seeds and green chillies. With curds and ....
Aloo Mutter,  Alu Matar Recipe
Recipe# 31035
05 Jun 09

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by Tarla Dalal
This is one dish that needs no introduction! an evergreen favourite among Indians of all age groups and ethnicities.
Aloo Mutter, Aloo Matar Pressure Cooker
Recipe# 33353
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo mutter, one of the quickest vegetables to prepare, it will come to your rescue whenever you are pressed for time! Tomato puree gives a nice, evenly coated texture to this subzi. Try other recipes like Pindi Chole or
Aloo Palak ( Microwave )
Recipe# 22488
21 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Aloo palak is a very easy and simple recipe with a combination of cubed potatoes and chopped spinach cooked with masalas and red dry chillies. Serve this subzi hot with rotis or parathas.
Aloo Palak Roti
Recipe# 31045
05 Jun 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes by themselves are healthy and tasty if not deep fried. Add to this the goodness of spinach, yoghurt and wheat flour and you're left with nothing more to wish for!
Aloo Paratha,  Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 37300
19 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! While north Indians like to have it any time of the day, for breakfast, Indian lunch or
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again