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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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Baingan Methi ki Subzi
Recipe# 39681
02 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes it is magical how even simple ingredients can be transformed into splendid delicacies by using the right combinations and methods. In the Baingan Methi ki Subzi, the humble brinjal combines with iron and calcium rich methi, and a freshly-prepared masala powder, to form a scrumptious dry su ....
Baingan Musasalam, Mughlai Baingan Masala
Recipe# 30952
30 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
A delightful combination of brinjals and tomatoes with spices and fresh cream, the Baingan Musallam has a luscious texture and mouth-watering flavour. It has an intense flavour and aroma, which will linger on your palate for a long time. While the traditional Mu ....
Baitha Varan
Recipe# 22172
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
Bajra Aloo Roti
Recipe# 3889
19 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bajra grows abundantly in large parts of arid Rajasthan, especially in the areas around Jodhpur and Dungarpur i.e. Western Rajasthan. Bajra rotis and khichdi are therefore more popular in these areas. Bajra rotis are preferred in the winter months as bajra is considered to be heat producing. I ha ....
Bajra Aloo Roti ( Iron Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 5696
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Keep anaemia at bay, the bajra-potato way! This iron-rich roti maintains your body temperature and protects you from cold weather too. Rich in iron and fibre, it helps remove toxins from the body, and also helps transfer oxygen from cell to cell, enhancing the glow in your skin! Potato, a good sourc ....
Bajra Gajar Palak Paratha, Gluten Free Recipe
Recipe# 38603
13 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin A-rich spinach and carrots combine with bajra flour to make these filling parathas. Garlic paste lends additional flavour. For variety replace carrots with cabbage and spinach with any other greens. Have a go at other gluten free parathas like
Bajra Kand Rotis
Recipe# 3593
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bajra flour combined with purple yam, curds and garlic paste makes an interesting variation to plain bajra rotis which we often eat. Protein and iron are two important nutrients provided by these rotis. Like all bajra rotis, they tend to get chewy if they are served cold without a brushing of ghee ....
Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3894
16 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
bajra khichdi recipe | Rajasthani bajra khichdi | healthy black millet Indian khichdi | with amazing images. When one thinks of homely food, khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. A wholesome khichdi can wa ....
Bajra Khichdi To Control Acidity
Recipe# 22379
27 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Bajra is one of the cereals, other than jowar, which is alkaline by nature and thus suitable for those suffering from acidity. Bajra Khichdi to control acidity has been wisely paired with yellow moong dal, which is the most eas ....
Bajra Khichdi with Green Moong Dal
Recipe# 35084
27 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Millets are wonder foods – our very own, local super foods! Apart from being treasure troves of nutrition, they all have some exclusive benefits too. If you take millets like bajra and nachni, they keep our system warm in the winters and help absorb nutrients and build muscle tissue. Here is a w ....
Bajra Peas Roti, Low Acidity Recipe
Recipe# 22359
14 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is one more Indian bread made using bajra flour. This innovative recipe combines the stomach-friendly flour with boiled and mashed green peas, to get a roti that tastes and feels great. A good amount of coriander is used in this recipe, to get a peppy flavour, which is heightened by adding ....
Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
21 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | with amazing 16 photos Though bajra is grown only in certain ....
Bajra Roti in Kadhi
Recipe# 22445
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Keep anaemic at bay with this super-tasty and satiating Bajra Roti in Kadhi. This delicious recipe features sumptuous bajra rotis suspended in a tongue-tickling and easy-to-cook kadhi. Bajra is rich in iron, and very effective in keeping up your haemoglobin levels. That makes this a wonderful ....
Bajra, Methi and Paneer Parathas
Recipe# 3495
26 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious bajra and methi rotis stuffed with delicately spiced mixture of paneer and tomatoes. Both bajra and methi are iron rich with a wealth of fibre too. Paneer is a rich source of protein and calcium. Preferably, use fresh home-made paneer made with low calorie milk. If you wish, do no ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
29 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi recipe | whole moong bajra and green pea khichdi | healthy green pea bajra and whole moong khichdi | with 20 amazing images. Watching weight or on a diet or want to eat someth ....
Bakar Khani Naan, Hyderabadi Baked Naan
Recipe# 41492
18 Feb 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bakar Khani Naan is a unique baked naan that is coated with poppy seeds and flavoured with cardamom powder. Baking gives this Hyderabadi naan a special taste and aroma, which are heightened by brushing it with melted butter before serving. Make sure you s ....
Baked Beans and Potato Baked Dish
Recipe# 2211
05 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Close your eyes, think of everything you like, open your eyes and you will find them in this dish! Baked Beans and Potato Baked Dish is made with common ingredients but arranged artistically to create a huge impact. Fresh cabbage leaves, baked beans, potato slices, white sauce and cheese are set per ....
Baked Beans Veg Cannelloni
Recipe# 38877
21 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The word cannelloni is derived from 'canna' and literally means big tubes of pasta. These homemade , fresh Pasta sheets are boiled, filled and rolled up into a cylindrical shape to form cannelloni and generally baked in a rich sauce . Filled with a mixture of baked beans and red capsicum, this c ....
Baked Beans with Buttered Rice
Recipe# 2217
20 Sep 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Rice, when tossed with a dollop of butter, gets a luxurious aroma and flavour that is subtle but easily noticeable. A pungent topping of baked beans, onions, capsicum and ketchup complements the buttered rice very well, and when coated with grated cheese and baked, the Baked Beans with Buttered Rice ....
Baked Cabbage in Tomato Onion Gravy
Recipe# 248
11 Jul 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique and appealing preparation of cabbages, halved and baked in a spicy onion-tomato gravy, topped with juicy green peas and of course, loads of cheese and cream. It is interesting to note that unlike most dishes in which cabbage is used in shredded form, here it is kept as halves with onl ....
Baked Cheesy Eggplant in Tomato Salsa, with Eggs
Recipe# 41119
07 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Slices of brinjal, coated with eggs and breadcrumbs, are cooked till they become a irresistible golden in colour. These are then drowned in homemade tomato salsa and baked with a topping of cheese, and more cheese! The tomato salsa has a fabulous mouth-feel, with the crunch of onions and capsi ....
Baked Corn in White Sauce
Recipe# 2625
06 Feb 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet corn with its crunchy texture and soft interiors is a much-loved food the world over. The versatile corn goes just as well with an indian subzi as with a continental dish. It also blends well with a variety of bases, be it tangy tomato or mellow white sauce. In this creation, boiled corn is ba ....
Baked Corn with Asparagus
Recipe# 2197
06 Jul 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Juicy sweet corn and exotic asparagus in a perfect white sauce, baked with a topping of cheese and red chilli flakes, this is a sumptuous and tasty dish. The key to getting the Baked Corn with Asparagus right is the consistency of the white sauce – it should neither be too thin nor too thick. ....
Baked Crêpes with Capsicum Sauce
Recipe# 31098
02 Jun 17

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by Tarla Dalal
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Scrumptious crêpes prepared with a batter of flours and milk, are stuffed with a mixture of sautéed capsicum and paneer, and topped with a creamy capsicum sauce, all set to be baked with a sprinkling of grated cheese. With its sumptuous filling and soothingly spicy topping, these Baked Crêpes wi ....
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again