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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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Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
12 Nov 21

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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 ....
Chana Dal Fry, Punjabi Masala Chana Dal
Recipe# 42370
11 Nov 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
chana dal fry recipe | North Indian chana dal tadka | easy chana dal masala | how to make Punjabi masala chana dal | with 32 amazing images. chana dal fry recipe ....
Masala Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables
Recipe# 6198
10 Nov 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Masoor Dal with Mixed Vegetables is like a Dal and Subzi combined into one tasty treat! Masoor Dal is combined with a traditional tempering, an assortment of spice powders, a horde of flavour enha ....
Pizza Bombs
Recipe# 42686
26 Nov 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
It looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it turns out to be a pizza! Can there be anything more awesome than this? The Pizza Bomb is a unique snack that appeals to both the sandwichlovers and the
Raw Banana Methi Sabzi, Kela Methi Nu Shaak
Recipe# 42476
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
raw banana methi sabzi recipe | methi aur kache kale ki sabzi | Gujarati kela methi nu shaak | quick Indian raw banana sabzi | with 19 amazing images. raw banana methi s ....
Jowar Roti
Recipe# 41569
11 Nov 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
jowar roti recipe | jowar ki roti | jowar bhakri | healthy jowar roti | sorghum roti | with amazing 12 photos. Jowar roti is an unleave ....
Moong Dal Dosa  (  Idlis and Dosas )
Recipe# 1698
10 Nov 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
moong dal dosa recipe | moong dosa | green moong dal dosa | South Indian moong dal dosa | moong dal dosa is an easy to make South Indian delicacy which requires o ....
Pav Bhaji
Recipe# 2813
15 Jun 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
homemade pav bhaji | how to make pav bhaji at home | mumbai pav bhaji made at home | with 25 amazing images. There is nothing healthier than making your homemade pav bhaji versus opting fo ....
Milk Roti, Dudh ki Roti
Recipe# 42294
11 Nov 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The world of Indian breads is wondrous. With a few basic ingredients and a tava it is amazing to see how many varieties of rotis and parathas can be made by slightly altering the ingredients or proportions, or using a stuffing. ....
Mini Rava Uttapam, Sada Sooji Uttapam
Recipe# 37911
11 Nov 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
mini rava uttapam recipe | sada sooji uttapam | masala rava uttapam | instant vegetable rava uttapam | with 36 amazing images. mini rava uttapam recipe |
Dal Makhani
Recipe# 30900
08 Apr 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
dal makhani | how to make dal makhani | dhaba-style dal makhani | punjabi dal makhani | with 30 amazing photos. Dal Makhani or maa di dal
Soya Kofta Curry
Recipe# 4325
11 Nov 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Protein-rich soya granules make a very versatile ingredient, which is liked by young and old alike. It fits well into a lot of dishes, from upmas to subzis. Here is a strikingly flavourful preparation of soya granules and mashed potatoes made into mint-flavoured koftas, which are dunked in a tomato- ....
Layered Spinach and Tomato Rice
Recipe# 1396
31 Aug 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A gourmet rice dish, which features layers of tomato gravy, rice and spinach gravy, cooked with a topping of cheese. This combination is a real winner, thanks to the interplay of flaovurs, colours and textures. Ingredients like ginger, garlic and onions mask the raw flavour of spinach and transf ....
Sindhi Kadhi
Recipe# 4359
11 Nov 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sindhi kadhi recipe | Sindhi kadhi chawal | kadhi chawal | with 27 amazing images. Sindhi kadhi is the most popular Sindhi dish had with chawal. Sindhi kadhi is a ....
Three-in-one Rice
Recipe# 1545
11 Nov 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tangy orange-coloured rice with accents of tomatoes and carrots; fresh green-coloured, coriander flavoured rice interspersed with juicy green peas; and soothing white rice tinged with shahjeera and loaded with paneer – are all assembled fantastically in an oven-safe bowl and baked till the aroma fil ....
Vegetable Makhanwala, Jain Recipe
Recipe# 7540
11 Nov 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The buttery taste and luscious mouth-feel of the gravy makes Vegetable Makhanwala an ever-popular favourite. It is an item that features on the menu of most restaurants and in wedding spreads as well – and has earned a good share of fame across the world. Here we present Vegetable Makhanwala wit ....
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 583
11 Dec 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
mixed dal handvo recipe | Gujarati handvo | handvo recipe | with amazing 25 images. Mixed dal handvo is a traditional Gujarati savoury cake (Gujar ....
Chana Dal Puri
Recipe# 42449
11 Nov 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Game for some unusual fare today? Try this delectable Chana Dal Puri, which combines soaked and ground chana dal with wheat flour and semolina in the dough. A couple of spices and coriander do their bit in jazzing up the taste of these puris. Do not fry too many puris at once, and while frying a ....
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 ....
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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