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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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Recipe# 10401
05 Sep 02

 
 by ruchaved
No reviews
An amazingly flavorsome biryani rice recipe, badshahi biriyani with beans like rajmah and sprouts and spices is a great way to show your culinary skills to your family and guests. Topped with dried nuts and coriander leaves, badshahi biryani takes you on a gastronomical trip.
Recipe# 14815
28 Feb 04

 
 by pearlie
No reviews
Spice up the traditional rice recipe with roasted chopped onions, green chillies and tomatoes and enjoy the Bagara rice with raita as main course meal choice. The spice laden bagara rice is quite easy to prepare and a quick recipe which can be also prepared with vegetables.
Recipe# 9340
17 Aug 11

 
 by rakesh_m
No reviews
Tip: you can add fresh coconut also. In that case make a paste of grated fresh coconut with peanuts, sesame and red chilies.
Recipe# 11204
16 Aug 11

 
 by bhuvanaygsr
No reviews
A spicy eggplant or brinjal(baigan) bhurta recipe with roasted brinjals mashed and cooked with onion, tomato and ginger-garlic paste. The baigan bharta recipe is just rightly spiced to suit all palates. A simple yet unique variation to a typical brinjal preparation.
Recipe# 10315
05 Aug 02

 
 by DIA
No reviews
A novel rice or pulao recipe, baigan pulao with fried eggplant or brinjals is easy to prepare and delicious. The appealing look matches with contrasting taste and an aromatic flavour in the baigan pulao or rice recipe.
Recipe# 33872
29 Jul 11

 
 by suman_001
No reviews
Bajra chana dal pulao is a winter pulao and by adding chana dal to bajra and rice makes it very innovative,nutritious and tasty too.
Bajra Methi Puri
Recipe# 33884
13 Dec 10

 
 by Palak Rajput
Bajra Methi Puri is a snack dish from Gujarat, absolutely amazing in taste and healthy too as it doesn’t absorb much of oil.
Recipe# 33925
30 Dec 19

 
 by HARSHA DAND
Indian version of the pizza. Replacement of maida with bajra flour in Bajra Pizza makes it low in calories and thus healthy. Good alternative for pizza lovers!!
Recipe# 14394
05 Oct 01

 
 
by nasim2001
Baked and layered casserole is a layered one pot baked recipe with rice, vegetables and nuts layered one over the other and then baked till done.
Recipe# 15936
19 Jun 04

 
 by nuruddink
No reviews
Apples are made into a sweet baked delicacy, the Baked Apple Blow by baking the apples till soft and done. Enjoy as dessert or snack in the evenings.
Recipe# 14465
16 Aug 11

 
 by hubby
No reviews
Baked brinjal are a baked vegetable dish with the brinjal or eggplants slit and then filled with a spicy mixture before placing them in baking dish. The stuffed brinjal are tied with a rope and then roasted till done and delicious.
Recipe# 40243
24 Jun 15

 
 by shweta soni
No reviews
Baked Basmati Rice with Squash and Chilli prepared with minimal and simple ingredients is quite satiating. You will love the sweet, nutty flavour of the squash perked up with garlic and chilli and also the creamy cheese toppping.This bright and delicious midweek, veggie recipe is a standout dish tha ....
Recipe# 15331
05 Apr 04

 
 by pratishthas
No reviews
Baked beans is a quick and convenient beans preparation with the beans or Rajma cooked with tomato puree and then used as filling , topping or simply a side dish with any breads.
Recipe# 12786
09 Aug 01

 
 by Foodie #22614
No reviews
Before extracting juice from a lemon keep it in the microwave for 1 sec.at high. you will be able to extract more juice than otherwise.
Recipe# 14479
19 Aug 01

 
 by anu20
No reviews
Baked egg peas offer a lovely protein rich baked recipe with eggs and a spicy peas mixture baked to perfection. This healthy and low cal baked recipe is great choice for meals and are best enjoyed with wheat breads.
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again