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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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Kadai Paneer
Recipe# 2765
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you go to a restaurant and wish to order a dish that everyone will like, Kadai Paneer is one of the first options that is voted for! This all-time favourite paneer dish is so popular because of the rich texture and intense flavour of the gravy, which results from the interplay of ingredient ....
Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 42659
31 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Vegetables add a splash of colours and refreshing textures to what might otherwise be a boring khichdi. The Vegetable Bulgur Wheat Khichdi is a wonderfully tasty and super healthy dish that’s ideal for those with diabetes, kidney problems or
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 ....
Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Stir-fry
Recipe# 7449
11 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An easy but fabulous preparation of mushrooms, blanched broccoli and bean sprouts sautéed with garlic, and flavoured with thyme and little red chilli sauce. It is the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of crunchy broccoli stems, which makes this recipe so fantastic. The outcom ....
Nutritious Cabbage and Methi Roti
Recipe# 22357
10 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A combination of healthy flours and vegetables is used to make these nourishing rotis. Cabbage adds crunch to this multi-flour roti while methi gives it a classic aroma and flavour. A squeeze of lemon gives the Nutritious Cabbage and Methi Rotis a tongue-tickling tang, avoiding the urge to have ....
Creamy Mughlai Vegetable Subzi
Recipe# 30959
09 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant preparation that everyone is sure to enjoy! This effortless preparation of mixed vegetables, raisins and golden brown cashewnuts, perked up with garam masala, is a real treat for both your eyes and your senses. Capsicum adds crunch to this dry subzi, while cream gives it a luscious ....
Hara Bhara Subz Pulao ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33367
07 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Hara bhara subz pulao, it gets its name from delicately flavoured green paste. Pressure cooking allows the absorption of intricate flavours of the paste, resulting in a uniformly charming taste throughout the dish.
Vegetable Biryani (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1551
07 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable biryani is a traditional mughlai main course item loaded with chopped vegetables, spices, saffron and dry fruits. On normal days, you can make it as a one-pot meal. Even as ingredients like capsicum and coriander spread their aroma, whiffs of saffron and other spices rise above all and pam ....
Barley Khichdi
Recipe# 40397
06 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive. An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
Onion Roti
Recipe# 1477
06 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The onion roti is flavorful yet moderately-spiced so it will be appealing to the whole family. Spiced with cumin seeds, ginger, coriander and green chillies, this whole wheat based roti is rather versatile-it can be had with an elaborate vegetable preparation or just a cup of curds and pickle.
Green Tomato Salsa and Veggie Wrap
Recipe# 39649
10 Oct 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Exciting iron-rich serving coming up! A perfect low-calorie main course dish, the Green Tomato Salsa and Veggie Wrap is packed with crunchy veggies for not just good health but an enjoyable texture and taste too. Iron-rich soya flour and parsley used in the dough pack more iron into this sumptuous w ....
Paneer Pulao, Quick Paneer Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 1747
08 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer pulao recipe | paneer rice | quick paneer pulao in a pressure cooker | with 15 amazing images. To make the paneer rice recipe in a pressure cooker , take a pressure cooker. Put the o ....
Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39567
28 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No time to prepare khichdi and kadhi? Here is a delicious recipe that combines the goodness of both in one bowl. Made with rice, yellow moong dal and curds, along with everyday spices, the Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi has the lingering flavour of curds and an inherent simplicity and lightness that mak ....
Baked Vegetables in Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 73
28 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Whether you like your sauce creamy white or tangy tomato, this recipe brings together the best of both worlds in an irresistible way. Baked Vegetables in Tomato Sauce features deep-fried brinjal and potato slices topped with a mouthwatering combination of veggies in tomato sauce, drizzled with white ....
Onion Paratha Recipe, Pyaaz Ka Paratha
Recipe# 42146
24 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Onion Paratha is a simple, everyday recipe that is nevertheless a wonderful treat for the palate. The masaledar stuffing of crunchy onions, perked up with green chillies and a range of spice powders, makes every bite a thrilling experience. You will surely enjoy the crackling mouth-feel and ....
Methi Papad ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 600
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An unusual delicacy of fenugreek seeds cooked with papad in a sweet and spicy gravy. Methi seeds have excellent medicinal properties—amongst other benefits, they are iron-rich while also being a natural body coolant. Normally, only a few spoons of methi seeds are used in any recipe; hence the plenti ....
Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer Pesto
Recipe# 41169
23 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a famous Italian sauce made with basil, nuts and garlic. While pine nuts are used in the original recipe, the results are equally awesome when walnuts are used instead. Here, is a totally unique and innovative dish, in which hearty ragi rotis are st ....
Cucumber and Carrot Curd Rice
Recipe# 22375
21 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a bowlful of cool curd rice on a hot summer’s day? And if you suffer from acidity, then this soothing bowlful is more than tasty – it is nothing short of ambrosia for you! When reinforced with carrots and cucumber, the curd rice gets all the more pleasing for your stomach and tast ....
Methi Mutter Malai, Punjabi Methi Matar Malai Recipe
Recipe# 275
19 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
methi mutter malai | punjabi methi matar malai | methi matar malai | with 35 amazing images. To make methi mutter malai we add salt to fenugreek and keep it aside for 15 minutes. We squeeze ....
Sabudana Khichdi
Recipe# 39657
20 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi | maharashtrian sabudana khichdi | sago khichdi | with 26 amazing images. Sabudana Khichdi is a Maharashtrian dish m ....
Methi Mutter Malai
Recipe# 4241
20 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
methi mutter malai | fenugreek green peas curry | restaurant style methi malai matar | with 35 amazing images. Think Punjabi main course, and this is one of the ....
Biryani, Veg Hyderabadi Biryani
Recipe# 2226
16 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Biryani is an everlasting relic of the Moghul era that continues to live and breathe in innumerable restaurants and kitchens across the globe. Not only that, this traditional recipe has stood the test of time by being constantly adapted to suit the tastes of each generation. While many modern ve ....
Baked Rice with Corn Curry
Recipe# 2477
18 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice, cooked with onion and spices, is layered with a tangy tomato-based corn curry, and baked, resulting in a truly tongue-tickling delicacy with a unique texture and mind-blowing flavour. The Baked Rice with Corn Curry owes its flavour to the curry, which in turn gets its exotic richness fro ....
Bateta Chips Nu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 598
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The potato is really a wonder ingredient, which can slide beautifully into gourmet dishes as well as into daily fare! bateta chips nu shaak is a calorie-rich delight that is popular in wedding and festival menus. The sweet, sour and salty blend of flavours caused by the tempering of cumin, poppy and ....
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again