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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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Bhindi Do Pyaza
Recipe# 4326
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Do pyaza denotes presence of double the quantity of onions than that found in any other style of preparation. Bhindi Do Pyaza is a home style comforting subzi that can be cooked in minutes and makes an ideal dish to cook often and also when you are in a hurry. In this Bhindi Do Pyaza recipe the ....
Stir Fried Bhindi with Peanuts
Recipe# 41610
02 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Homely and quick, this is a no-fuss recipe that you can make on any day. It is made with everyday ingredients and the all-time favourite vegetable bhindi. And most importantly, it tastes awesome! Try serving it to your family and nobody will believe that it was so easy and quick. The Stir-Fried ....
Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya
Recipe# 41773
05 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
For a taste of authentic Gujarati cuisine, have a go at the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya. Ladies finger, cooked with a stuffing of roasted besan and spice powders, the Stuffed Bhindi Sambhariya has a very different taste, which leaves a lingering warmth on your pal ....
Bhindi Masala Gravy
Recipe# 42108
27 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is an awesome Bhindi Masala Gravy that feels special, due to an interplay of method and ingredients. Sautéed bhindi is cooked with a flavour-packed tomato paste, a medley of spices and a dash of fresh cream. Herbs like coriander and fenugreek complement the tanginess of the tomatoes, bringi ....
Pyaz Wali Bhindi for Weight Loss, Diabetics, Heart
Recipe# 5571
26 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
healthy pyaz wali bhindi | pyaz wali bhindi recipe | okra onion sabzi | Punjabi pyaz wali bhindi | with amazing 15 images. healthy pyaz wali bhindi is a perfect l ....
Achari Dahi Bhindi, Punjabi  Sabji
Recipe# 22779
10 May 20

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by Tarla Dalal
achari dahi bhindi recipe | Punjabi dahi bhindi sabji | achari dahi wali bhindi | okra in achari curd gravy | with amazing 33 images. achari dahi bhindi recipe i ....
Sukhi Bhindi, Punjabi Dry Bhindi Recipe
Recipe# 30882
04 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi also called okra or ladies finger has acquired an exotic image in the west, but in fact this is one of the most commonly consumed vegetable in India. The Punjabis love their bhindi and eat it in every form, fried curries and stuffed. Here this delicious vegetable has been deep-fried, making i ....
Stuffed Bhindi with Paneer (  Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6427
23 Mar 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is common to stuff bhindi with besan and masala powders. But, you can give the popular dish a twist by stuffing it with paneer instead. By using low-fat paneer, you can ensure guilt-free dining too! What makes the Stuffed Bhindi with Paneer all the more delightful is the thoughtful combination of ....
Bhindi in Peanut Masala
Recipe# 38904
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Roasted and coarsely crushed peanuts transforms the humble bhindi into a connoisseur's delight. It imparts a crunchy texture and nutty flavour, which is sure to be loved by young and old alike. The amchur powder is a must in this recipe as it peps up the bhindi in peanut masala with its tangy touch. ....
Bhinda Ni Kadhi, Gujarati Bhindi Kadhi
Recipe# 609
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The versatile ladies finger is used widely in Gujarati cuisine, in many dry as well as gravy recipes. Here we present, Bhinda ni Kadhi, where ladies finger mingles with the traditional kadhi. As a slight variation to this recipe, you can add sliced and sautéed o ....
Stuffed Bhindi with Paneer
Recipe# 207
05 Jul 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Typically, when you think of stuffed bhindi, you might imagine a filling of besan and spices; but here is an innovative preparation of bhindi stuffed with a soft and luscious cottage cheese mixture. Amchur powder gives the paneer mixture a tanginess that complements the bhindi well; and traditional ....
Dahi Bhindi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22321
07 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dahi Bhindi is a mouth-watering recipe, which can be part of your daily fare. It takes a while to cook but since bhindi is low in sodium content, it is definitely worth making this for those with high blood pressure. The combination of vegetables and spices is perfect, to lift the taste of subzi ....
Bhindi Onion Stir-fry , Kerala-style Ularthu
Recipe# 41477
14 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi coupled with everyday ingredients like onions, green chillies and garlic gives you a tasty and healthy subzi that you can make any day. It is really simple but tastes awesome. Try other healthy subzis like Baingan Methi ki Subzi and
Dahi Bhindi (  Kerala Style )
Recipe# 267
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A kerala-style preparation of bhindi, with an aromatic seasoning, and the added flavour of tomatoes and onions. Churned curds form the base for the dahi bhindi, giving it a tangy yet light mouth-feel. It goes great with puris.
Bhindi Masala
Recipe# 22206
25 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
healthy bhindi masala recipe | dry lady finger sabzi | tava okra in coriander and onion paste | with amazing 27 images. Bhindi Masala always brings to mind a yummy dish, literally floating ....
Bhindi Mappas,  Bhindi in Coconut Gravy, Kerala Vendakka  Recipe
Recipe# 32908
16 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite of the Syrian Christians in Kerala, Bhindi Mappas features sautéed bhindi in aromatic coconut milk gravy. Although the bhindi does take some time to cook, this recipe is otherwise quite easy as it makes use of everyday ingredients and simple cooking methods. An assortm ....
Bhindi Sambhariya
Recipe# 4333
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An elaborate masala of sesame, coconut and coriander together with other spices and powders is at the heart of this mouth-watering preparation of fresh ladies finger. Small and tender okras are stuffed with this aromatic masala and cooked with a tempering of asafoetida. Cover and cook the stuffed o ....
Masala Bhindi Wrap with Curd Dip ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40363
02 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cumin flavoured rotis are rolled up with a peppy bhindi mixture, which is innovatively flavoured with chaat masala. This Bhindi Wrap stays fresh in the tiffin box for at least 4 to 5 hours, and can be accompanied by a cupful of Curd Dip, again flavoured with chilli and cumin powders, which makes cum ....
Crispy Bhindi Aur Pyaz
Recipe# 4356
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Even those who do not like the mushiness of ladies finger a sure to fall in love with this recipe! Here, deep-fried ladies finger strips are mixed with perky spice powders and caramelised onions, to make a scrumptious accompaniment for dal-chawal. Deep-frying the ladies finger gives the humble veggi ....
Pyazwali Bhindi
Recipe# 22365
22 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mostly, ladies finger is sautéed in lots of oil or deep-fried before adding to various recipes. If you are a bhindi fan, but have been avoiding the vegetable for this reason, Pyazwali Bhindi will come as a pleasant surprise to you. Here, the ladies finger is cooked in minimal oil to suit the nee ....
Bhindi Chorchori ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34573
22 Feb 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi chorchori is an easy stir-fry of ladies finger in mustard oil, spiced with a dash of panch phoron, the authentic bengali tempering mix. Watch bengal come alive in your kitchen, and so quickly too!
Lahsuni Bhindi,  Garlic Bhindi Recipe
Recipe# 42468
02 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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A quick and easy recipe with bhindi that can be made on any day for lunch or dinner , the Lahsuni Bhindi as the name suggests stands out because of the distinct flavour of garlic. Onion, green chillies and common spice powd ....
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Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again