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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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          Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
          Recipe# 3894
          18 Jun 21

           
           
          by Tarla Dalal
          bajra khichdi recipe | Rajasthani bajra khichdi | healthy black millet Indian khichdi | with 20 amazing images. When one thinks of homely food, khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. A wholesome khichdi c ....
          Dal Chenchki
          Recipe# 41362
          17 Jun 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          A very interesting way of preparing dal, learnt from the Bengalis, the Dal Chenchki has a really mouth-watering flavour and appetizing aroma. Typically, most Bengali dishes are tempered with a mix of seeds including mustard, fenugreek and nigella. The Dal Chenchki too derives much of its flavour ....
          Methi Chole Recipe, Easy Chick Pea Curry
          Recipe# 42399
          17 Jun 21

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           by Tarla Dalal
          Methi Chole is an easy but vibrant chick pea curry, which is sure to thrill your taste buds! The combination of pleasantly bitter fenugreek leaves with nutty chick peas, flavoured awesomely with an onion paste, tomato paste and spice powders, this recipe is a wonderful match for both
          Cashew, Mushroom and Makhana Curry
          Recipe# 41495
          17 Jun 21

           
           
          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 ....
          Shahi Soya Subzi
          Recipe# 22430
          17 Jun 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          Even the humble soya chunks become royal when floated atop a rich "Shahi" white gravy. Drain out the water and also the foam that forms on top of the onions and cashew mix when cooking as the flavour will be spoilt if you keep the foam on.
          Pressure Cooker Veg Pulao, Veg Pulao in Pressure Cooker
          Recipe# 1745
          17 Jun 21

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           by Tarla Dalal
          Veg Pulao in Pressure Cooker | Pressure cooker Veg Pulao | quick vegetable pulao | with 14 amazing images. quick vegetable pulao is actually Veg Pulao in Pressure Cooker ....
          Potato Saung, Konkani Style Potatoes
          Recipe# 4363
          17 Jun 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          This Konkan delicacy is sure to steal your heart with its homely charm, which combines spice and simplicity in ideal proportions. Just a bit of chilli powder for spice, a dash of tamarind for tang and onions for flavour and crunch... that is all it takes to prepare the Potato Saung. The proced ....
          Vegetable Biryani (  Desi Khana)
          Recipe# 1551
          15 Jun 21

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          by Tarla Dalal
          vegetable biryani recipe | desi veg biryani recipe | 3 layers biryani | with 44 amazing images. vegetable biryani recipe is a desi veg biryani recipe which is a < ....
          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 ....
          Sprouted Kabuli Chana and Palak, Folic Acid Rich Recipe
          Recipe# 35071
          14 Jun 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          A perfect combination of sprouted kabuli chana and palak that will tickle your taste buds, and keep your protein , calcium and iron lev ....
          Veg Fried Rice, Vegetable Chinese Fried Rice
          Recipe# 2165
          05 Jan 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          veg fried rice | vegetable fried rice | Chinese fried rice | Indian style Chinese fried rice | with 30 amazing images Off day and want to cook something different from everyday dal roti? < ....
          Seviyan Pulao, Semiya Pulao, Vermicelli Pulao
          Recipe# 40372
          18 Jun 21

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           by Tarla Dalal
          seviyan pulao recipe | semiya pulao | vermicelli pulao for breakfast and lunch box treat | sevai pulao | shavige pulav | with 14 amazing images.
          Triple Schezwan Rice, Mumbai Roadside Recipe
          Recipe# 33436
          12 Jun 21

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           by Tarla Dalal
          triple schezwan rice | triple schezwan fried rice | Mumbai roadside triple schezwan rice | with 50 amazing images. Triple Schezwan Rice is a Indo-chinese dish and is a combination of noodl ....
          Dodkyacha Bhaat
          Recipe# 40187
          12 Jun 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          Dodkyacha Bhaat is neither a khichdi nor a pulao, but it has a very homely and satiating flavour! A Maharashtrian preparation of rice and ridge gourd perked up with common spices and pastes, Dodkyacha Bhaat is very easy to prepare and very tasty too. ....
          Palak Corn Subzi
          Recipe# 38854
          12 Jun 21

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           by Tarla Dalal
          The palak corn subzi is a mellow preparation of nutrient-rich spinach and sweet corn. These two star ingredients complement each other well not just in flavour and texture, but in looks too. The corn kernels look like shiny pearls laid on bright green silk. , kindling one's appetite both through the ....
          Kadai Paneer Subzi
          Recipe# 58
          14 Jun 21

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           by Tarla Dalal
          kadai paneer subzi recipe | restaurant style kadai paneer sabzi | homemade kadai paneer sabzi | with amazing images. Treat yourself to this fine sabzi, made in traditional restaurant style kadai p ....
          Usal ( Healthy Subzi)
          Recipe# 6420
          11 Jun 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using an assortment of sprouted pulses. Sprouting not only increases the protein content but also makes the dish easier to digest and richer in calcium. While some methods of preparation use kokum, we have used tomatoes for tang so that it can b ....
          Bhakhri Pizza (  Gluten Free Recipe)
          Recipe# 38089
          10 Jun 21

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           by Tarla Dalal
          bhakhri pizza recipe | gluten free Indian pizza | healthy bhakri pizza on tava | baked bhakri pizza | with 51 amazing images. bhakhri pizza recipe |
          Bhatura,  How To Make Bhatura, Punjabi Bhatura Recipe
          Recipe# 2744
          05 Feb 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          bhatura recipe | bhatura with yeast | Punjabi bhatura | with 20 amazing images. Bhatura is a deep fried Indian bread made with plain flour (maida), dry yeast, curd, sugar and a bit of ghee. ....
          Mexican Rice (  Zero Oil Dal and Chawal)
          Recipe# 22160
          10 Jun 21

            This recipe has an associated video
           by Tarla Dalal
          The use of vibrant red chilli flakes, mealy kidney beans, peppy capsicum and pungent garlic make the Mexican character of this dish very clear indeed. This rice delicacy is made without oil, and using brown rice instead of white to enhance the fibre content. Moreover, lots of fibre-rich and nutritio ....
          Malai Kofta
          Recipe# 2174
          10 Jun 21

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           by Tarla Dalal
          malai kofta recipe | malai kofta curry | restaurant style malai kofta | with 35 amazing images. Malai Kofta is a super popular Punjabi curry. Deep fried koftas ( made from paneer, potatoes ....
          Cheese Paneer Paratha Recipe
          Recipe# 42448
          09 Jun 21

           
           
          by Tarla Dalal
          An utterly cheesy paratha that combines cottage cheese and processed cheese into a flavourful stuffing. A thoughtful selection of veggies like capsicum and onions are included in the stuffing to complement the gooeyness of cheese with their crunch and pungency. A sprinkling of Kitchen King m ....
          Cheesy Veg Footlong
          Recipe# 5241
          07 Jun 21

           
           by Tarla Dalal
          Cheesy, saucy, amazing! This Cheesy Veg Footlong is a really sumptuous snack that holds a tasty assortment of sautéed veggies within it. The combination of veggies is also unusual, including sweet corn, brinjals, celery and much more. The addition of tomato ketchup and mixed herbs gives it a pun ....
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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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