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Last Updated : Mar 09,2020



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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Baked Doodhi Kofta Curry
Recipe# 6404
30 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Make a note of the tomato gravy used in this recipe, as it is a versatile base that combines well with a wide range of veggies and koftas. However, serving the gravy with these special doodhi koftas gives it a healthy twist because they are steamed and not deep-fried. The Baked Doodhi Kofta Curry is ....
Baked Fettuccine with Spinach in Paneer Sauce
Recipe# 31093
21 Dec 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-watering and delicious italian preparation of cooked fettuccine with a healthy dose of spinach and a luscious cottage cheese sauce. A generous sprinkling of grated cheese before baking, ensures a perfect finish to the baked fettuccine with spinach in paneer sauce. Garnish with chilli flakes an ....
Baked Jacket Potatoes with Baked Beans and Cheese
Recipe# 77
18 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes cooked with their jacket on have a special rustic flavour that everybody loves. It is quite different from the bland taste of potatoes cooked without the skin. There are many ways of preparing jacket potatoes and this is one of the most delectable options! Here, parboiled potatoes are s ....
Baked Kand
Recipe# 54
22 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A seemingly elaborate procedure, which is actually done in minutes! the baked kand is a lip-smacking preparation of yam slices layered with a green peas mixture, topped with coconut sauce, and baked till the texture is perfect and the aroma irresistible. Indeed, your guests will shower you with prai ....
Baked Kidney Beans with Alfredo Sauce
Recipe# 31082
21 Apr 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A chunky, cheesy delight that is sure to bowl you over! Baked Kidney Beans with Alfredo Sauce features tortillas packed with a fabulously peppy stuffing of kidney beans, chunky veggies and sauces, and laced with creamy Alfredo Sauce. Alfredo Sauce seems similar to continental white sauce, but ....
Baked Layered Coconut Rice with Curry
Recipe# 1582
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Watch out for that look of bliss on the face of the diners after they try this delectable recipe! You cannot expect anything less, given the mind-blowing mouth-feel and exciting range of flavours that this dish offers you. Here, we begin with rice cooked in coconut milk, which has a soothing f ....
Baked Masala Baati
Recipe# 39658
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dal, Baati and Churma – the combo is synonymous with Rajasthani cuisine. Here is a delicious Baked Masala Baati, made of whole wheat flour and stuffed with a flavourful green peas stuffing. The interesting twist here is that the baati is baked, reducing the oil requirement and also making it easy to ....
Baked Mexican Rice with Cheese Patties
Recipe# 1078
11 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Baked Mexican Rice with Cheese Patties is simply party perfect! Although it involves preparing the Mexican rice, cheese patties and a special tomato sauce too, each of these is quite easy to prepare and will not take too much time. You can prepare all these in advance and arrange them in a baking di ....
Baked Mixed Vegetable Layered with Rice
Recipe# 2455
29 Jun 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rice, simply and elegantly flavoured with tomato ketchup, is topped with a tangy, tomato-based mixed vegetable gravy, peppy pineapple and juicy tomato slices. The interesting arrangement is then baked with a garnish of cheese, to get a super-tasty one-d ....
Baked Mushroom Macaroni
Recipe# 31091
04 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Macaroni fits well into almost any baked dish. Here's a quick combo of macaroni and vegetables, which satiates your hunger pangs and delights your taste buds at the same time.
Baked Mushroom Rolls with Tomato and White Sauce
Recipe# 7455
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Baked Mushroom Rolls with Tomato and White Sauce is a treat that is sure to please almost everybody, whether they love creamy sauces or tangy ones! This dish scores a winning point by using fibre-rich mushroom, which helps maintain blood sugar levels. Another favourable aspect of this recipe is that ....
Baked Noodles with Spinach and Yoghurt
Recipe# 31094
04 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An unusual combination of noodles and curds, all mixed together and baked, this is one quick, easy and tasty dish to conjure up. The dish is usually a little sour, but if you like it otherwise then add a pinch of sugar.
Baked Oondhiya
Recipe# 53
16 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati oondhiya cooked in the original style and served in an earthen pot with delicious chutneys and sauces.
Baked Paneer in Spinach with Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 676
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a vibrantly tasty and colourful baked dish made within minutes in the microwave oven! A tasty blend of spinach and onions is mixed with juicy veggies and succulent cottage cheese cubes, drowned in a tangy tomato sauce, and cooked swiftly in the microwave oven, to get a wonderful baked di ....
Baked Paneer in White Sauce
Recipe# 1620
11 Mar 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cheese, in and out, that’s what this dish is all about! an assortment of veggies sautéed in butter is mixed with strips of paneer and white sauce, coated with ample cheese, and baked to perfection. Close your eyes and relish the creamy, cheesy feel of the baked paneer in white sauce.
Baked Pav Bhaji Pasta, Pav Bhaji Pasta
Recipe# 40837
13 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
baked pav bhaji pasta recipe | pav bhaji pasta | Indo Italian pav bhaji pasta | with 36 amazing images. When an all-time favourite desi snack crosses paths with a popular Italian dish, the result is this fascinating ....
Baked Potato with Onion and Thyme
Recipe# 41547
10 Mar 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The mellow, pleasantly-flavoured potato transforms into a vibrantly-flavoured treat when baked with onion, garlic, seasonings and herbs. Thyme gives the baked potatoes an irresistibly appetizing aroma, while onions give it a wonderful crunch. A dash of spices like pepper and red chillies raise t ....
Baked Rajma and Macaroni with Cottage Cheese Balls,  Jain Recipe
Recipe# 1597
17 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A mind-boggling dish that’s extremely satiating in all respects, the Baked Rajma and Macaroni with Cottage Cheese Balls tastes exciting, looks appealing, has multiple textures for an awesome mouth-feel, and is quite filling too. It is a thoughtful and well-balanced fusion of
Baked Ratatouille Pancakes in White Sauce
Recipe# 863
08 Apr 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ratatouille is a traditional stewed vegetable dish of French origin. It almost always features brinjals along with an assortment of other veggies like tomatoes and onions. Ratatouille Pancakes are basically pancakes stuffed with ratatouille. Here, the plot ....
Baked Rice with Corn Curry
Recipe# 2477
10 Mar 20

 
 
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 ....
Baked Rice with Green Curry
Recipe# 1549
23 Sep 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Subtly-spiced rice interspersed with a coriander and mint flavoured curry carrying cubes of paneer – surely, the baked rice with green curry will prove to be a fantastic treat for your taste buds! an aesthetic sprinkling of green peas and potato slices around the rice adds to the good looks.
Baked Spaghetti with Paneer Balls in Spinach Sauce
Recipe# 31104
30 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yummy paneer balls baked with a creamy spinach sauce, this dish has an exquisite and sumptuous nature that lures every food lover.
Baked Spinach Dumplings in Creamy Sauce
Recipe# 845
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and cottage cheese make these dumplings superb in taste.
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 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again