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          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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          Plain Ragi Roti, Plain Nachni Roti
          Recipe# 41164
          Today

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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 ....
          Egg Bhurji Paratha
          Recipe# 42393
          Yesterday

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          Everybody loves bhurji – be it of paneer or egg, because of its succulent mouth-feel and spicy taste. Put your favourite bhurji into a whole wheat paratha and you get a filling and super-tasty dish! The Egg Bhurji Paratha is an all-time favourite Punjabi breakfast, which is crisp and buttery out ....
          Amla Rice, Gooseberry Rice
          Recipe# 42340
          Yesterday

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          by Tarla Dalal
          Here is a peppy rice dish with the tangy taste of amla, which is a must-try when the berry is in season. It has a refreshing taste, which excites the palate. Perfectly cooked rice is flavoured with grated amla and perked up with a crunchy seasoning of mustard seeds, dals and peanuts. This tangy ....
          Chawli Masoor Dal
          Recipe# 22446
          Yesterday

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          An all-time favourite, this recipe combines chawli leaves with wholesome masoor dal and a flavourful masala paste to make a dish that surely wins the diner’s heart! Apart from the irresistible taste, there are many more reasons that make the Chawli Masoor Dal a must-have, especially during pregnancy ....
          Raw Papaya Paratha
          Recipe# 42421
          Yesterday

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          Raw papaya is a wonderful ingredient for savoury cooking, whether you want to add it to a subzi or a paratha. It has a subtle but unique flavour and a nice mouth-feel. The flavour of the stuffing is boosted using a combination of common ingredients, which works perfectly with the raw papaya. ....
          Rajgira Paratha  (  Gluten Free Recipe)
          Recipe# 38601
          20 Oct 20

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          Though not very commonly used, rajgira flour combines beautifully with potatoes in these peppery parathas. The potatoes ensure that the parathas remain soft. Serve these parathas with spicy green chutney and curds.
          Mixed Dal
          Recipe# 22370
          22 Feb 12

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          This recipe proves the fact that dal can be super tasty without being spicy. A mixture of three dals is perked up with tomatoes, onions and other ingredients, which give it a fabulous flavour. Since spicy meals trigger and aggravate Acidity , this Mixed Dal u ....
          Gujarati Style Urad Dal Recipe
          Recipe# 42231
          19 Oct 20

           
           
          by Tarla Dalal
          Next time you decide to make dal, reach out to the jar of urad and make this tasty Gujarati Style Urad Dal Recipe! Subtly flavoured with curds and a dash of spices, this dal has a homely but very satiating taste. You can prepare this dish earlier on, but bef ....
          Corn Capsicum
          Recipe# 6407
          17 Oct 20

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           by Tarla Dalal
          Close your eyes and imagine a bowlful of vibrantly coloured chunks of capsicums mixed with juicy yellow sweet corn kernels. Isn’t it a sight that makes you drool? Add to it an assortment of well-chosen ingredients like onions, tomato pulp, dried fenugreek leaves, and such, and there you have a Corn ....
          Methi Chi Patal Bhaji
          Recipe# 40163
          17 Oct 20

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          This tongue-tickling subzi of fenugreek leaves and peanuts has a wonderful blend of textures and flavours, which is sure to make your taste buds yearn for more. While the traditional spice enhancers like mustard and cumin seeds feature in this Methi chi Patal Bhaji too, the unique aspect here is a f ....
          Sama Pulao, For Vrat Or Upvas
          Recipe# 41170
          17 Oct 20

           
           
          by Tarla Dalal
          A wholesome pulao perfect for fasting days, the Sama Pulao combines the unique, earthy flavour of the sanwa millet with the aroma and flavour of whole spices and coriander. Crushed peanuts give the pulao a fabulous texture and ....
          Burrito Bowl
          Recipe# 40598
          16 Oct 20

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           by Tarla Dalal
          The Burrito Bowl sounds elaborate, but the fact is that it is not too time-consuming. Moreover, it is a satiating one-dish meal, which is completely worth the effort. Here, rice is boosted with colourful veggies, ketchup and appropriate seasonings; layered with refried beans, sour cream and unco ....
          Gujarati Kadhi
          Recipe# 106
          16 Oct 20

           
           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 ....
          Vegetable Lasagne,  Indian Style Veg Lasagna
          Recipe# 31090
          16 Oct 20

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           by Tarla Dalal
          vegetable lasagna recipe | veg lasagne Indian style | vegetable lasagne | easy cheese veg lasagne is an elaborate gourmet’s treat, and will surely boost your reputation as a culinary exper ....
          Mixed Dal Chillas, Healthy Breakfast, Snack Recipe
          Recipe# 42217
          16 Oct 20

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           by Tarla Dalal
          These thin, savoury pancakes are so tasty you will love to snack on them any time; at the same time they are so satiating that you can even have them for breakfast. Made with a batter of mixed dals perked up with ginger, green chillies and other ingredients, the Mixed Dal Chila is both tasty and ....
          Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas
          Recipe# 1260
          16 Oct 20

           
           
          by Tarla Dalal
          Excite your taste buds, the Mexican way! Spicy Mushroom Enchiladas is an absolutely adventurous dish that features corn tortillas stuffed with a tangy and herby mushroom filling. The enchiladas are drowned in tomato sauce, topped with loads of cheese and ba ....
          Cashew, Mushroom and Makhana Curry
          Recipe# 41495
          14 Oct 20

           
           
          by Tarla Dalal
          The richness of this recipe resonates on your palate and in your memory long after you are done with the meal! With a creamy tomato-onion gravy as the base, this luxuriant curry features an exciting mix of ingredients such as mushrooms and lotus seeds. A generous dose of sautéed cashewnuts a ....
          Chinese Egg- Fried Rice
          Recipe# 2618
          14 Oct 20

           
           
          by Tarla Dalal
          Unlike some hurried versions in which the eggs are placed in one chunk above the fried rice, here they are cooked along with the vegetables to make scrambled egg rice. If you wish, you can even first cook the eggs like an omelette and then cut into small pieces and mix with the rice, veggies and ....
          Paneer Tamatar Paratha
          Recipe# 32997
          Today

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          paneer tamatar paratha recipe | healthy tomato paneer paratha | stuffed tomato paratha | paneer tamatar paratha is an interesting variation of the paneer paratha with the zest and tang of t ....
          Baby Corn and Paneer Jalfrazie
          Recipe# 22800
          13 Oct 20

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          by Tarla Dalal
          baby corn paneer jalfrezi | paneer vegetable jalfrezi | Punjabi baby corn paneer jalfrezi | with 20 amazing images. baby corn paneer jalfrezi is an exciting preparation of baby corn and pan ....
          Doodhi Subzi ( Bottle Gourd Vegetable)
          Recipe# 40541
          13 Oct 20

           
           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 ....
          Tacos, Mexican Tacos Recipe, Vegetarian Tacos
          Recipe# 1257
          13 Oct 20

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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 ....
          Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi
          Recipe# 3882
          12 Oct 20

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          by Tarla Dalal
          The highlight of the Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi is the addition of crisp and fresh besan pakodas! This imparts a chewy, crunchy dimension to the kadhi making it more satiating. You will also find this kadhi to be more flavourful, as it uses a wider selection of spices than normal, everyday kadhi recipe ....
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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
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