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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 Spinach Rolls ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22457
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach is good for everyone! these spicy vegetables rolled in spinach leaves provide supplies of vitamin a, which boosts the immune system, improves vision and nourishes the skin of a mom-to-be and her baby as well.
Baked Spinach with Corn
Recipe# 860
14 Aug 14

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by Tarla Dalal
A soft layer of potato and paneer topped with a mouth-watering spinach and corn layer, garnished with tangy tomato slices – if that does not sound tempting enough, the best part is yet to come – the whole arrangement is topped generously with cream and cheese and baked to perfection. Indeed, the bak ....
Baked Spinach with Spaghetti
Recipe# 2198
08 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vibrant green spinach puree and soft white spaghetti look great against each other. Pepped up with chillies and onions and bound by white sauce and oodles of cheese and cream, baked spinach with spaghetti is a rich offering that every diner is sure to relish. Remember to serve it fresh out of the ov ....
Baked Stuffed Capsicum Or How To Make Baked Stuffed Capsicum Recipe
Recipe# 31102
21 Dec 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Risotto is a famous continental preparation of rice with milk products, especially cheese. It is flavoured richly with garlic, pepper and optionally a few herbs too. With its lusciously creamy texture, it becomes a perfect stuffing for spicy capsicum in this delectable dish! Topped with loads of gra ....
Baked Stuffed Mushroom Pancake
Recipe# 891
26 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Baked Stuffed Mushroom Pancake is a delicacy that features super-soft pancakes with a creamy, saucy, herby mushroom filling. The stuffed pancakes are topped with white sauce and cheese and baked till the layers fuse to create an irresistibly tasty dish. Baking also gives the Baked Mushroo ....
Baked Stuffed Tomatoes
Recipe# 1406
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous mixture of low-fat paneer and assorted veggies is baked inside juicy tomatoes, resulting in an aesthetic yet healthy 80-calorie appetiser.Tomatoes give vitamin A, low-fat paneer gives calcium while the fibre is derived from mixed veggies. The best part is that you can prepare this nutrie ....
Baked Stuffed Tomatoes ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22454
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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A flavorsome stuffing of mixed vegetables and paneer adds body to tomatoes, which are a storehouse of the folic acid required along with vitamin b 12 to build new red blood cells of both mother and child.
Baked Vegetable Au Gratin
Recipe# 2193
27 Jun 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Baked Vegetable Au Gratin is one of the first dishes that comes to mind when one thinks of continental delicacies. Much loved across the world, this French dish is made by baking a mixture of assorted veggies and white sauce, coated with cheese or bread crumbs. The secret to making perfect Au Gr ....
Baked Vegetable Jalfrazie (low Calorie Healthy Cooking)
Recipe# 1367
23 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A medley of different vegetables is not only pleasing to the eye but equally appealing to your taste buds. A vitamin packed fare, rich in fiber and proteins, this recipe is great for increasing immunity as well as for cleansing the intestine.
Baked Vegetable Pancakes in White Sauce with Eggs
Recipe# 2213
29 Jun 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You would perhaps have never imagined that pancakes could transform into something so exotic. Traditional plain flour pancakes with eggs, are layered with a mixture of white sauce and veggies, garnished with tomato slices and cheese, and baked to perfection in an oven, till the sauce oozes into the ....
Baked Vegetable Risotto, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33231
12 Mar 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Like our desi khichdi , Risotto also has a unique flavour and soft texture, which Italians find comforting. Once you develop a taste for this Italian delicacy, you will find it a pleasure to rest eve ....
Baked Vegetables in Low Calorie White Sauce
Recipe# 22331
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
High in sodium, cheese is an absolute no-no for those with high blood pressure. An innovative cottage cheese sauce is a healthy substitute for high calorie white sauce in this popular baked dish.
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce
Recipe# 72
28 Dec 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce is a sumptuous preparation of assorted vegetables in a creamy sauce that is reinforced with spinach puree. The spinach adds a new dimension to the white sauce, making it more colourful and tastier too. Myriad veggies add flavour, crunch and a delightful splash of co ....
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33792
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious way to imbibe the goodness of spinach into your meal! A variety of veggies immersed in spinach sauce and topped with cheese, yet as healthy as can be. Healthy and yummy guide to provide the adequate nutrients for you especially for those suffering from diabetes. It is a complete on ....
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 ....
Baked Vegetables with Creamy Coconut and Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 905
10 Jul 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Just when you are enjoying a juicy raisin, a creamy cashew peeps in; and just as you are enjoying the soothing flavour of coconut milk, tangy tomato sauce pipes up! Indeed, the Baked Vegetables with Creamy Coconut and Tomato Sauce is an indescribable delight that has to be experienced. Bread slices ....
Baked Whole Wheat Puris, Jar Snack
Recipe# 7579
12 Dec 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
baked whole wheat puri recipe | whole wheat masala puri | healthy baked papdis | with amazing 18 images. Weight watching and looking for a jar snack to munch on? We have got you an ideal recipe which is
Banana and Rajgira Puri, Upvaas Recipe
Recipe# 41480
11 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Craving for puris on an upvaas day? Well, nothing wrong in having a piece or two of this tasty, upvaas friendly Banana and Rajgira Puri to satisfy your hunger and top up the energy levels. These yummy puris are made of a dough of ....
Banana Methi Thepla
Recipe# 39211
09 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sweetness of bananas is highlighted and well-complemented by the slightly bitter methi leaves making the duo an exciting filling for theplas. You will love the blend of flavours and the pleasing texture of the Banana Methi Thepla. It is also go ....
Banana Paratha, Delhi Street Food
Recipe# 41356
21 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A culinary gem from the streets of Delhi, the Banana Paratha is a delicacy that is much-loved by kids and adults alike. As soon as you read the name Banana Paratha, you would have assumed several things, like say, a paratha with a spicy filling of raw banana! No, this recipe is completely the op ....
Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 40115
15 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Life can be tough without comforting khichdi to keep you company! One of the homeliest of meals, khichdi is satiating and soothing to the palate. Here’s an innovative twist, we have used fibre-rich barley to make this khichdi. A good replacement for rice, barley combines very well with moong d ....
Barley Khichdi
Recipe# 40397
12 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
barley khichdi recipe | jau khichdi | barely vegetable khichdi | healthy barley khichdi | with 20 amazing images. barley khichdi also known as
Barley Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 22378
08 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
There is no better way to end a busy day, than with a bowl of khichdi and curds. However, those who suffer from acidity often have to stay away from rice-based khichdi. However, you can have this Barley Vegetable Khichdi instead, because barley is more stomach-friendly. The veggies give the khic ....
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5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again