Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and culture, the cuisines across regions vary significantly from each other. Every cuisine and almost every region, uses its own available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices, traditions and festivals that are passed on from generations.

A traditional vegetarian diet in India typically consists of lentils, legumes, vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products and more. In this section you will find more than 200+ main course recipes that are ranging from Sambars, Rasams, Curries, Poriyals, Kuzhambu, Rice from the South to the Dals, Rajma, Chana, Kadhi, Dry Sabzi, Pulao, Parathas and more.

Matki Chi Usal Recipe (Spicy Green Moong Sprouted Salad Recipe)

Matki Chi Usal Recipe (Spicy Green Moong Sprouted Salad Recipe) is one staple food in most of the Maharashtrian households as it is very easy to make and very nutritious as well. All you need is to just sprout the moong lentil one day in advance and keep them.  It is tossed with some basic Indian spice and then finished with some crushed dry red chilli and grated coconut. Serve the Matki Chi Usal Recipe (Spicy Green Moong Sprouted Salad Recipe) along with Phulkas and Kachumber salad for a weekday ...

Arunachal Style Kharzi Rice Recipe

Arunachal pradesh, the land of seven sister states is occupied by various tribes.They each have a unique method of cooking. Some tribes use fermented cheese in their cooking which is very common for monpa tribes of Arunachal. Kharzi Rice is a dish from the monpa tribes, which is very tasty. Serve Kharzi hot with Mooli Raita. Other recipes that you can try are: Spinach Rice Recipe Thakkali Sadam Recipe (Spicy Tomato Rice) Spiced Rajma Pulao Recipe (Spiced Kidney Bean Rice)

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Konkani Style Sol Kadhi Recipe (Kokum flavored Coconut Curry Recipe)

Konkani Style Sol Kadhi Recipe (Kokum flavored Coconut Curry Recipe) is an authentic delicacy in Goa. As many of the local people relish this as a refreshing drink. It can also be served as a curry with your everyday meals. Kokum is the essential ingredient used in this dish, which is an Indian Fruit. The fruit is dried in the sun till it loses it moisture and then used in many of their local dishes. This is what yields the slight pinkish color because of its dark purple tinge. Serve the Konkani ...

Mangalorean Style Bendekayi Huli Koddel Recipe (Ladies finger Dal without Coconut Recipe)

Mangalorean Style Bendekayi Huli Koddel Recipe (Ladies finger Dal without Coconut Recipe) is a variation to the authentic recipe made in the households of Mangalore. Usually in most of the mangalorean dishes, the addition of coconut is always a must but in this recipe we have cut down coconut and created a dal which has Bendekayi otherwise called as ladies finger. Serve the Mangalorean Style Bendekayi Huli Koddel Recipe (Ladies finger Dal without Coconut Recipe) along with steam rice or Phulka.  If ...

Pui Shaager Chorchori Recipe (Malabar Spinach Sabzi)

Pui Shaager Chorchori is a traditional vegetable side dish from mom's kitchen.The combination of vegetables is important in this case .The use of the right veggies in the right proportion makes this dish very tasty. Malabar spinach is a green leafy vegetable popular in Asia .It is very popular in Chinese and Filipino cuisines besides India.The leaves are thicker than regular spinach and crunchy to taste.Like spinach this vegetable is also rich in iron and vitamins. The leaves also go very well ...

Kashmiri Rajma Gogji Recipe

Kashmiri cuisine is characterised by the pungent flavour due to the use of mustard oil and whole garam masalas. It is rich and flavourful without including much spices. Although it mainly consists of meat dishes, it has a handful of vegetarian dishes which are cooked with unique spices. Kashmiri Rajma Gogji Recipe is one of them. Kashmiri rajma is very different from the normal rajma, it has deep red colour, it is tiny and also adds a beautiful nutty taste to the dish. This recipe is simple to make. ...

Karotkhabi Kanghou Recipe (Manipuri style Bitter Gourd & Potato Stir Fry)

Karotkhabi Kanghou is a Manipuri style vegetable dish prepared with bitter gourd and potato. Like every North Eastern state Manipur also has its own style of cooking. Generally Bitter gourd dishes are always served first in meal. This dish is good when it is serve warm with hot steamed rice.  Serve Karotkhabi Kanghou with steamed rice topped with ghee along with Tomato Onion Sambar. Other recipes you can try are: Carrot Poriyal Recipe (Steamed Carrot Stir Fry) Chow Chow Curry ...

Manipuri Style Chana Kanghou Recipe (Kala Channa Dry Subzi Recipe)

Manipuri Style Chana Kanghou Recipe (Kala Chana Dry Subzi Recipe) is a dry subzi made from black chickpeas. The cooking method Manipuri is very simple and they use less of spice mix to create a simple and humble dish. Manipur being one of the seven sister states, the cuisine hailing from Manipur is little different from the rest of north eastern areas. Their dishes usually prefer to use chilli peppers thus the result of it their dishes are very spicy. Serve the Manipuri Style Chana Kanghou Recipe ...

Manipuri Style Sana Thongpa Recipe (Paneer and Green Beans in Milk Gravy Recipe)

Manipuri Style Sana Thongpa Recipe (Paneer and Green Beans in Milk Gravy Recipe), this dish hail from manipur which is one of the seven states of the north eastern part of India. Manipur is located near the eastern part India that shares the border with Burma. They mainly consume ingredients that are fresh and grown in their households. The actual dish consists of paneer and green peas which is simmered in milk with the basic spice available. But instead of peas we have substituted with green beans, ...

Manipuri Style Alu Kangmet Recipe (Mashed Potato in dry red chillies Recipe)

Manipuri Style Alu Kangmet Recipe (Mashed Potato in dry red chillies Recipe), simply tossed mashed potatoes in roasted dry red chillies and salt. This dish has only three ingredients and is one of the staple meal for the manipuris. Manipur is located near the eastern part India that shares the border with Burma. They mainly consume ingredients that are fresh and grown in their households. Since the vegetables are grown at home and the same is sold in their market, their cooking includes all seasonal ...

Manipuri Style Chak Angouba Recipe (Vegetable Pulao Recipe)

Manipuri Style Chak Angouba Recipe (Vegetable Pulao Recipe) is a staple food for Manipuri cuisine. They prefer to use black rice more than the normal white rice. Vegetables are grown in their house gardens so they mainly consume ingredients that are fresh and grown in their households. Since the vegetables are grown at home and the same is sold in their market, their cooking includes all seasonal vegetables only. Chak Angouba is cooked rice with vegetables and simple spice powders. They also prefer ...

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Manipuri Style Tan Ngang Recipe (Refined Flour/Maida Indian Puri Recipe)

Manipuri Style Tan Ngang Recipe (Refined Flour/Maida Indian Puri Recipe) is a Manipuri style Bread which is fried and made with refined maida flour. Manipur is located near the eastern part India that shares the border with Burma. Manipur being one of the seven sister states, the cuisine hailing from Manipur is little different from the rest of north eastern areas. This puri is paired up with any kind of dry preparation as well as gravy dishes to be eaten along with. Serve the Manipuri Style Tan ...

Mooli Gobhi Aur Methi Sabzi Recipe

Mooli Gobhi Aur Methi Sabzi Recipe is a simple stir fry of winter vegetables. We have added very little spices to bring out the flavours of the winter produce. Fresh fenugreek leaves are a great source of iron and antioxidants, hence it is good to include in our diets regularly. Serve the Mooli Gobhi Aur Methi Sabzi Recipe along with Phulkas and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita for a simple weeknight dinner along with Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad. Here are a few more sabzi recipes that you might ...

Bhopli Mirchi Chi Peeth Perun Bhaji Recipe

Bhopli Mirchi Chi Peeth Perun Bhaji is basically Maharashtra style green Capsicum besan sabzi. When you are mixing besan into the sabzi, you need to add it little by little with constant stirring. Also remember that you can add plain water instead of about 2 tablespoons of oil to make sabzi not too dry. It is an easy recipe that can be done within 30 minutes and be served as a side dish with phulka and a gravy side dish or along with steamed rice and rasam of your choice. You can pack them away for ...

Oats, Peas & Tofu Stuffed Paratha Recipe

Oats, Peas & Tofu Stuffed Paratha Recipe is an innovative version adding a twist to your stuffed paratha. It is very important to incorporate as much as good nutrition into your paratha as it becomes easy to relish it as well as it goes into your everyday diet. Tofu and Peas has good amount of protein content whereas oats are good for dietary fibers. The stuffing is well sautéed with spices and then stuffed into a whole wheat bread. Serve the Oats, Peas & Tofu Stuffed Paratha Recipe along ...

Green Beans Paruppu Araichu Recipe (Paruppu Usilli)

Beans Paruppu Araichu or Paruppu Usilli is a common accompaniment or karamadhu (poriyal) that is served in Tamil style weddings. Not once have I come across a wedding that did not serve this truly wonderful dish. The specialty of this dish is the grainy texture, it is soft to chew, yet it looks very granular and dry. In certain Iyengar (Tam Brahm) households, Paruppu Usilli is referred to as Paruppu Araichu, because the lentils are soaked and ground to a coarse paste, hence the name. In thamizh ...

Paasi Parupu Beans Poriyal Recipe (Moong Dal & French Beans Stir Fry)

Poriyal is essentially a part of the Tamil Nadu meals. It is a stir fry prepared using various vegetables with or without coconut in it. Paasi Parupu Beans Poriyal Recipe (Moong Dal & French Beans Stir Fry) is a simple yet delectable poriyal recipe. French beans have the highest amount of fibre, also enough protein to take care of your daily requirements. So does moong dal, making it a suitable protein enriched food for the vegetarians. Serve the Paasi Parupu Beans Poriyal Recipe (Moong Dal & ...

Tripura Style Kosoi Bwtwi Recipe (Sauteed Tofu & Green Beans Stir Fry With Garlic)

Tripura Style Kosoi Bwtwi Recipe is a recipe from North East. Tripura Style Kosoi Bwtwi Recipe is a vegetarian delicacy with simple spices but protein rich tofu in it. the people from Tripura also use Shrimp sauce instead, that manages the protein content in the meal. Tis Tripura Style Kosoi Bwtwi Recipe is served as a side dish along with a meal of steamed rice and Assamese Bilahi Boror Tenga Recipe (Sour Curry With Red Lentil Fritters) and garlic dal recipe. Here are a few ...

Manipuri Mangal Ooti Recipe

Manipuri Mangal Ooti is a Manipuri side dish served  during Kang festival in their region. A simple peas dish that is very popular a breakfast or dinner option. It is cooked in soda and mustard oil tadka and makes for a delicious accompaniment. Serve Manipuri Mangal Ooti with khichdi or phulka for lunch. Other recipes you can try are: Dry Methi Malai Matar Recipe Matar Mushroom Curry Recipe No Onion And No Garlic Aloo Gajar Matar Ki Sabzi Recipe

Ari Pathiri Recipe | Malabar Rice Flatbread Recipe

Ari Pathiri Recipe | Malabar Rice Flatbread Recipe are thin flat breads made of rice flour, and I wouldn’t say it’s exactly a breeze to prepare as you need to work with hot dough; need to knead and shape the rice dough while it’s hot or it will crack, and is not easy to roll the dough into thin sheets. But I must say – it’s worth the effort! Pathiri can be served with any gravy curries. You can serve Ari Pathiri Recipe | Malabar Rice Flatbread Recipe with Kerala Chicken Curry Recipe With ...

Karnataka Style Badanekai Yennegai Gojju Recipe (Stuffed Brinjal Recipe)

Karnataka Style Badanekai Yennegai Gojju Recipe (Stuffed Brinjal Recipe) being the signature dish of “North Karnataka” are stuffed with brinjal also called as eggplant and fried in oil. The dish has a whole lot of rich and ground masala flavor to the gravy itself. At Archana’s Kitchen we have made it by consuming less oil by sautéing well on the pan itself. Serve the Karnataka Style Badanekai Yennegai Gojju Recipe (Stuffed Brinjal Recipe) along with Palak Makki Ki Roti Recipe (Spicy Spinach ...

Rajasthani Chawle Wale Dhokle Recipe

Maize Flour is widely eaten in Rajasthan during winters. One of the popular dish which is made out of Maize flour is Rajasthani Chawle Wale Dhokle. Usually made in Marwar side of Rajasthan, you can use different lentils as a base to make this steamed dumplings.  Serve Rajasthani Chawle Wale Dhokle on its own with Kachumber Salad and a dollop of ghee on top. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajasthani recipes such as Rajasthani Khooba Roti Recipe Rajasthani Sev Tamatar Ki ...

Assamese Bilahi Boror Tenga Recipe (Sour Curry With Red Lentil Fritters)

Assamese Bilahi Boror Tenga Recipe (Sour Curry With Red Lentil Fritters) is a North Eastern recipe belongs to Assamese cuisine. Usually, fried fish is added to the curry. But being a pure vegetarian, in this recipe I have added red lentil (masoor dal) fritters in a light sour curry and sour curry is made with the kokum and tomatoes. Serve Assamese Bilahi Boror Tenga Recipe (Sour Curry With Red Lentil Fritters) with Spicy Yogurt Chapati Recipe, Assamese Amitar Khar Recipe and Egg Shoap Recipe (appetizer). Here ...

Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe

Kerala Style Murungai Keerai Thoran Recipe is quick stir fry of the drumstick leaves tossed with ground masala coconut. The fresh coconut and with other spices like cumin seeds, red chilli powder and turmeric are ground first and then it is added to a kadai with hot oil. It is fried for few minutes and then tossed with the drumsticks and sautéed till everything combines and flavor develops. Drumstick leaves are excellent source of protein and vitamins. It has a unique taste which has slight bitterness ...

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