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Last Updated : May 06,2021



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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Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 621
13 Aug 20

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by Tarla Dalal
moong dal khichdi | Gujarati moong dal khichdi | how to make yellow moong dal khichdi | with 8 amazing images. yellow moong dal and rice cooked together with peppercorns and flavoured with ghee, m ....
Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos
Recipe# 1257
09 Oct 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
tacos recipe | Mexican tacos recipe | Vegetarian Tacos | with 20 amazing images. Travel into the heartlands of Mexico with hearty and satiating tacos, one of the most famous dishes of that ....
Shahi Pulao
Recipe# 1581
05 Oct 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
shahi pulao | shahi veg pulao | mughlai shahi pulao | how to make shahi pulao | with 30 amazing images. The presence of the word Shahi always hints at the richness of a recipe. Indeed, ....
Pasta in Red Sauce
Recipe# 37563
05 Oct 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
red sauce pasta recipe | pasta in red sauce | Indian style red sauce pasta | pasta in arrabbiata sauce | with 40 amazing images Red Sauce Pasta is a perfectly-coo ....
How To Freeze Parathas, How To Store Parathas
Recipe# 41619
06 Oct 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
frozen paratha recipe | how to freeze whole wheat parathas | how to store frozen parathas | frozen indian bread | with amazing images. We show you how to freeze paratha ....
Egg Roll, Breakfast Or Snack Recipe
Recipe# 42180
30 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Egg Roll is a unique and tasty recipe, in which cooked rotis are lined with an egg mixture, cooked again, and then wrapped with the yummiest assortment of onions, veggies and sauces. With an amazing mix of textures and flavours, the Egg Roll is sure to appease young and old alike. It can be ....
Besan Chilla, Besan Cheela
Recipe# 33439
28 Sep 21

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by Tarla Dalal
besan chilla recipe | Rajasthani besan cheela | healthy gram flour veg omelette | with amazing 19 amazing images. This besan chilla recipe also called Rajasthani besan cheela is a tasty In ....
Kabuli Chana and Paneer with Mixed Vegetables
Recipe# 1978
28 Sep 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
This subzi comes with all the works! Kabuli Chana, Paneer and Mixed Vegetables, cooked with tongue-tickling spice powders, tomato ketchup and kasuri methi too. Once you have the chana soaked and cooked, there is practically nothing more to this subzi. It will take just minutes to sauté everyth ....
Sambar Recipe, South Indian Homemade Sambar Recipe
Recipe# 1557
28 Sep 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
sambar recipe | South Indian sambar recipe | homemade sambhar recipe | how to make sambar | with 20 amazing images. Sambar is a definite part of
Aloo Biryani, Dum Aloo Biryani
Recipe# 42446
25 Sep 21

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by Tarla Dalal
aloo biryani recipe | restaurant style veg aloo biryani | dum aloo biryani | potato biryani | with 86 amazing images. aloo biryani recipe | re ....
Lehsuni Paneer Palak Subzi
Recipe# 40431
24 Sep 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Nothing so new about the palak and paneer combo, you might think, but when blended with garlic and green chillies, it acquires a completely new flavour and aroma, which you will find truly irresistible. A generous amount of milk and cream are used in the Lehsuni Paneer Palak, not just to bring a ....
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
23 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
gujarati kadhi | traditional gujarati kadhi | how to make gujarati kadhi | with 12 amazing images Kadhi is a traditional Gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thi ....
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33311
24 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed dal handvo, the traditional Gujarati savoury cake made using a procedure that ensures perfection – you just can’t go wrong with this. It deserves to be a meal by itself when served with chutney or buttermilk as an accompaniment. Readymade flour is av ....
Minty Green Peas and Cabbage Paratha
Recipe# 22360
21 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Staying fit is mainly about understanding your body and eating foods that suit it. Consuming the right ingredients can be quite exciting if you add them to tasty foods. Mint, for example, is a great acidity reliever. Fresh mint juice had early in the morning can do wonders, but you can also cons ....
Bhakri ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 628
17 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
bhakri recipe | Gujarati Style Biscuit Bhakri | Kathiyawadi Bhakri | with 16 amazing images bhakri recipe is typically biscuit-like bread flavoured with ghee and cumin seeds. The
Corn Methi Pulao
Recipe# 1744
20 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The sweetness of corn and the innate bitterness of methi complement each other well in this pulao. By using simple seasonings and the pressure-cooking technique, tasty Corn Methi Pulao can be prepared quite fast.
Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
Recipe# 40541
20 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi is a very tasty and versatile veggie, which absorbs the flavours that it is cooked with. Unfortunately, many people tend to think that doodhi is bland. Here is a lip-smacking recipe that will change your mind. Supported by an apt combination of spice powders and pastes, bottle gourd mor ....
Lauki Kofta Curry (  Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 5567
20 Sep 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
These koftas are prepared with lauki in a larger proportion, in comparison to potato, to minimize the caloric value of the dish. Also, koftas are not deep-fried, but are simmered and cooked in the curry itself. This makes a tasty combination with lachha soya paratha.
Malaysian Noodles
Recipe# 22763
18 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crushed peanuts and paneer mingle with crunchy and colourful vegetables to turn perfectly cooked flat noodles into an exotic treat for your taste buds. A thrilling culinary adventure, the Malaysian Noodles is further enhanced with flavourful additions like garlic, soy sauce, lemon juice and a crunch ....
Coconut Rice, South Indian Coconut Rice
Recipe# 32890
16 Sep 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
coconut rice recipe | South Indian coconut rice | nariyal chawal | easy coconut rice Indian recipe | with 28 amazing images. coconut rice recipe |
Panchmel Khichdi ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33902
18 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
We are lucky to be living in a land of such diverse and dynamic cultures, and we should exercise that good fortune by frequently trying our hand at cuisines from across the country. As mentioned earlier, gujarat is the hub of vegetarianism, and this is one of their favourites. Panchamel refers to a ....
Vatana Muthia Nu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 590
12 Aug 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
vatana muthia nu shaak recipe | matar muthia ki sabzi | Gujarati shaak | with 61 amazing images. vatana muthia nu shaak recipe | matar muthia ki sabzi |
Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal
Recipe# 4379
09 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickler from the Marathi culinary files! Dalimbi Usal, a traditional accompaniment to rice and rotis is made by cooking field beans with a traditional tempering, tangy kokum and everyday spices. Jaggery creates a nice sweet and sour effect, while other ingredients like ginger, ....
Bharwan Baingan, Healthy Bharwan Baingan, Stuffed Brinjal Recipe
Recipe# 3567
13 Sep 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bharwan Baingan always means a dose of excitement for your taste buds, whether it is made the Punjabi way with a rich coconut-based masala, or in a healthy way with less oil! Here is a super tasty version of Bharwan Baingan, in which the brinjals are stuffed with a sweet, tangy and spicy besan m ....
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Main Course
5
 on 10 Jul 20 12:20 AM


Looks scrumptious:)
Main Course
5
 on 08 Nov 17 01:47 PM


Yes excellent recipe happy to do it again and again