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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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Corn Paneer Sabzi, Indian Makai Paneer Bhaji
Recipe# 1662
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
corn paneer sabzi recipe | Indian sweet corn paneer bhaji | makai paneer sabzi | sweet corn and cottage cheese sabzi | with 18 amazing images. corn paneer sabzi recipe
Quick Veg Spaghetti, Indian Style Tomato Spaghetti
Recipe# 65
Yesterday

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 by Tarla Dalal
quick veg spaghetti | Indian style tomato spaghetti | tiffin box veg spaghetti | with 26 amazing images. quick veg spaghetti is made from cooked spaghetti, together with mixed veggies, toma ....
Layered Spinach Paneer Au Gratin, Paneer and Spinach Baked Dish
Recipe# 890
20 Sep 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a lovely, double-layered Au Gratin that will bowl over all your guests! First comes a luscious paneer layer that features crumbled paneer held together with myriad ingredients like bread, potatoes and curds, flavoured with a dash of green chillies and coriander. This is followed by a s ....
Tamarind Rice
Recipe# 4757
20 Sep 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Called Puliyodare in Tamil, this is an Iyengar cuisine classic. A heart-warming dish that uses tamarind to create a magical flavor. The South Indian style tadka adds both flavor as well as appeal, making this a great lunch/dinner recipe. Enjaaai!
Goan Curry ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33862
20 Sep 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Goan cuisine embodies the coastal spirit. Luscious, lazy, pampering, loaded with coconuts and spices… one cannot help but nod off after a hearty meal! try goan culinary magic at home. Make a beginning with this simple goan curry. The coconut-based gravy imparts a delicious creamy flavour, making it ....
Dum Aloo, Popular Restaurant Style Punjabi Dum Aloo Recipe
Recipe# 33534
20 Sep 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
dum aloo recipe | restaurant style dum aloo | Punjabi dum aloo | dum aloo curry | with 43 amazing images. Our dum aloo recipe is also called P ....
Hariyali Makai Stuffed Padwal
Recipe# 7542
21 Sep 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The timid padwal is hardly given a thought when planning special menus. But with a stuffing of corn and fresh fenugreek, they are sure to leave your guests asking for more!
Lehsuni Paneer Palak Subzi
Recipe# 40431
20 Sep 22

 
 
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 ....
Vegetable Hariyali
Recipe# 22794
15 Sep 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
vegetable hariyali recipe | veg hariyali | sabzi hariyali | restaurant style vegetable hariyali | with 32 amazing images. vegetable hariyali is a Punjabi style sa ....
Chana Dal Fry, Punjabi Masala Chana Dal
Recipe# 42370
15 Sep 22

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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 ....
Methi Paratha
Recipe# 41171
15 Sep 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
methi paratha recipe | methi ka paratha | fenugreek leaves paratha | Punjabi methi paratha for breakfast | with 17 amazing images. methi paratha recipe is a sump ....
Dahli Aloo, Rajasthani Dahi Wale Aloo ki Sabzi
Recipe# 3638
15 Sep 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
dahi aloo recipe | dahi wale aloo ki sabzi | Rajasthani dahi wale aloo | potatoes in yogurt curry | 25 amazing images. dahi aloo recipe is a R ....
Panchkutiyu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 599
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous preparation of five types of vegetables cooked in a gujarati style coriander and coconut masala. The combination of vegetables with methi muthia makes this dish comparable to oondhiya. Once again, note that we prefer to cook the muthias this way rather than deep-fry them, in an attempt t ....
Methi Mutter Malai
Recipe# 4241
07 Sep 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
methi mutter malai | fenugreek green peas curry | restaurant style methi malai matar | with 35 amazing images. Think Punjabi main course, and this is one of the ....
Spaghetti with Spinach and Mushrooms
Recipe# 1833
07 Sep 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
Spaghetti with Spinach and Mushrooms is a satiating meal that satisfies not just your stomach but your culinary senses too, with its creamy texture and crunchy interludes. Going beyond plain white sauce, this spaghetti preparation features a milky, cheesy, creamy sauce chock-full of spinach and mush ....
Aloo Gobi Ke Parathe, Aloo Cauliflower Paratha Recipe
Recipe# 30913
01 Sep 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
aloo gobi ke parathe recipe | aloo cauliflower paratha | masala gobi paratha | aloo gobi paratha dhaba style | with 30 amazing images. aloo gobi ke parathe recipe ....
Osaman ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 611
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Osaman is a hot, liquid recipe akin to rasam, but not so spicy! the use of toovar dal water imparts a very comforting feel to this recipe. The dal used to make this recipe can later be utilised in other recipes like lachko dal. Enjoy osaman hot, with rice and lachko.
Chinese Egg- Fried Rice
Recipe# 2618
29 Aug 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Chinese egg fried rice recipe | egg fried rice | How to make simple egg fried rice at home | egg fried rice restaurant style | with 31 amazing images. Chinese egg fried ....
Minty Green Peas and Cabbage Paratha
Recipe# 22360
25 Aug 22

 
 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 ....
Plain Ragi Roti, Plain Nachni Roti
Recipe# 41164
25 Aug 22

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by Tarla Dalal
plain ragi roti recipe | soft ragi roti |plain nachni roti | gluten-free nachni roti | with amazing 16 images. A hearty roti that is sure to remind you of home. The plai ....
Paneer Pasanda
Recipe# 30894
25 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Punjabi paneer pasanda recipe | Indian style paneer pasanda gravy | veg Punjabi recipe | with 36 amazing images. Punjabi paneer pasanda recipe | Indian style paneer pasa ....
Pav Bhaji ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33423
22 Aug 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
pav bhaji | mumbai roadside pav bhaji | pav bhaji without pressure cooker | with 35 amazing images. mumbai roadside pav bhaji is so popular, that it's available all over Mumbai. Each smal ....
Dal Amritsari
Recipe# 30904
07 Mar 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
Amritsari dal recipe | Punjabi Amritsari dal | langarwali dal | healthy Amritsari dal | with 24 amazing images. Amritsari dal, as the name suggests is a dal from ....
Vegetable Au Gratin, Indian Style Veg Au Gratin
Recipe# 4097
19 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
vegetable au gratin recipe | Indian style veg au gratin | roasted vegetable au gratin | with 17 amazing images. vegetable au gratin is a famous French delicacy that is can be had as a sid ....
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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