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 Indian diet in India typically consists of dals, vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products and more. In this section you will find more than 1000+ main course recipes spread over North Indian Vegetarian Recipes, South Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Rice Recipes, Non Veg Recipes and much more. Below are some of the collections.
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Konkani Style Alasande Randayi Recipe-Black Eyed Beans and Yam Gravy is a perfect combination to make a coconut based gravy. The curry is made with freshly ground spice mixture that are usual in the Konkani cuisine. The curry is very tangy and sweet and yet rich and flavorsome because of the generous use of fresh coconut.
“Alsande” in konkan means black eyed beans and “Randayi” refers to any water gravy that is prepared in konkan cuisine.
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Incorporating millets in our diet is very important and Foxtail Millet Pongal Recipe is an effort at this. I try to include different types of millets in my breakfast dishes. Also healthy, they make the dish tasty too. For all health conscious people, millets are a boon. This foxtail millet Pongal is one such recipe that includes health and taste. Soaked foxtail millet and yellow lentils are cooked and seasoned with cumin, whole peppercorns, ginger pieces, curry leaves and cashews fried in ghee to ...
Light & Healthy Methi Matar Ki Sabzi is a classic dish that is most often made with a lot of cream and cashew nuts, making it heavy. This recipe is light and nutritious and made with ingredients like hung curd and almonds to neutralize the bitterness of the fenugreek leaves. You can serve the Methi Matar Malai along with Tawa Paratha for a weeknight dinner.
If you are looking for methi recipes here are some :
Aloo Methi Masala Recipe | Potato & Fenugreek curry
Methi Muthiya ...
Kerala Style Taro Root Curry uses Arbi which is widely used across India in various ways. This Kerala style Taro Root curry is made using fresh coconut and is classically served with steamed rice. Malabar tamarind is traditionally used as a souring agent, which also helps in destroying the allergens, if any, from the starchy tuber. Though it has a distinct smoky flavor, you can substitute the Malabar tamarind with dried Kokum skin or the regular tamarind.
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Burnt Garlic Veg Fried Rice Recipe has a very distinct, slightly bitter and nutty flavor. It blends itself very well with the Chinese sauces and Vegetables. This burnt garlic Vegetarian fried rice will become a favorite at home. So easy to put together and ready in under 30 minutes, this dish is perfect for weekday dinners in itself or served with a light Chinese gravy. You can add any assortment of vegetables into the rice to keep it healthy and nutritious.
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Goan Kaju Curry is yet another delicious dish from the western coast of India or the Konkan region. Goan Kaju Curry is normally made using the best quality goan cashew nuts and served as a vegetarian delicacy in goan weddings and parties. The Goan Kaju curry is made by following the traditional style of goan cooking which consists of roasting grated coconut along with onion, garlic and spices and addition of tamarind. Tamarind is used as a souring agent in most of the Goan dishes.
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Konkani Style Southe Koddel Recipe is an authentic recipe from the coastal region of Karnataka. It is a creamy and tangy curry simmered with Mangalore cucumber. The curry is then seasoned well with some crispy curry leaves and Crackled mustard seeds.
Southe means Mangalore cucumber in Konkani and Koddel refers to coconut curry. This recipe is made preferably in the monsoon season as it is very comforting to be eaten along with some steamed rice.
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Karamani Poriyal is a very traditional South Indian style stir fry, that is very healthy, nutritious and quick to make. Karamani also known as Yard Long Beans, is a very nutritious vegetable having the lowest amount of calories and highest amount of soluble and insoluble fibers making it a perfect food for weight watchers. Addition of red chilli during making the tadka is completely optional.
Serve the Karamani Poriyal with Steamed Rice and Sambar/Rasam for the weeknight meal.
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Begun Doi Sorse Posto bata Jhol or Eggplant in Mustard Poppy Seed Yogurt Gravy is a Bengali vegetarian dish. The eggplant is its main ingredient which is first marinated in chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. It is then shallow fried till golden and then simmer in a gravy of mustard-poppy seed paste and curd. Panch Phoran masala adds a signature Bengali flavor to the Eggplant gravy.
Serve Eggplant In Mustard Poppy Seed Yogurt Gravy Recipe with Steamed Rice Recipe or Phulka ...
Parsi Cuisine is one of the traditional cuisine of the Parsis of India. Parsis are known for their love for good food, good music. Parsi cuisine has a West Indian cuisine influence. They also retain their food flavors and techniques from ancient Persian cuisine. One of the most popular Parsi foods is Dhansak. It’s traditionally meat and vegetables cooked in lentils. A very flavorful special masala called the dhansak masala makes this dish special and unique. Though Parsis are enthusiastic non-vegetarians, ...
Vetrilai Sadam or Betel Leaves Sadam is a traditional Kongunadu special variety of rice. It is healthy, flavorful, and tasty that gets a peppery flavor from the betel nut leaves. Preparing this rice requires grounded masala that adds flavor to it. Betel leaves have many health benefits, it is rich in calcium and aids in digestion. This rice has unique flavors of betel leaves and garlic.
Did you know: Betel leaves are full of vitamins like vitamin C, B Vitamins and a very good source of calcium. ...
Sesame Peanut Potato Mix is a delicious combination of potatoes and peanut. It is spicy and tangy in taste and can be served as a side dish with your meals.
Serve Sesame Peanut Potato Mix with Phulkas or Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas. You can also have it on its own with a cup of hot tea as a tea time snack.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dry vegetables recipes such as
Vendaikkai Podi Curry
Vankaya Ulli Karam Recipe (Eggplants In Spicy Onion Gravy) is a delicious version of eggplants that is made in Andhra households. This recipe is traditionally made from small eggplants that are locally available in Andhra and tastes so different from Gutti Vankaya Recipe of Andhra, which is a slightly trickier recipe than this. You can create same recipe with pointed gourd and ivy gourd too, instead of brinjals.
Serve Vankaya Ulli Karam Recipe along with Steamed Rice, and Moong Dal Rasam/Pesara ...
Karate Batate Puddi Sagle is a simple and delicious konkani style bitter gourd side dish. Konkani cuisine predominantly uses coconut in its recipes. Bitter gourd is one of the vegetables not preferred by many. However, the freshly prepared spice mix along with grated coconut adds a wonderful flavour to the otherwise boring bitter gourd.
Serve the Karate Batate Puddi Sagle along with Steamed Rice and Kollu Rasam Recipe (Nourishing HorseGram Stew) with a cup of curd for a weeknight dinner.
Andhra Ripe Red Chilli Chutney also known as the Pandu Mirapakaya Pachadi is a simple South Indian chutney which is made with fresh red chillies. This chutney is easy to make and requires very few ingredients. This is a perfect chutney to serve along with Dosa, Idli and Uttapam for your breakfast.
Serve Andhra Ripe Red Chilli Chutney/ Pandu Mirapakaya Pachadi along with Ghee Roast Dosa and Keerai Sambar for a weekday breakfast.
If you like this Pandu Mirapakaya Pachadi, ...
If you love Kadhi Chawal, then you will absolutely love this one dish meal bowl which is a classic and traditional kathiyawadi dish called Bhaat Na Rasawala Muthia Dhokla made from rice dumplings simmered in a delicious kadhi.
Serve the Bhaat Na Rasawala Muthia Dhokla as a one dish meal for any weeknight dinner when you are looking for a comforting meal.
If you are looking for more gujarati recipes, below are a few favorites
Bhaat Ka Thepla Recipe - Spiced Rice Paratha
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A sweet, juicy and tasty fruits and yogurt delicacy with lots of coconut and green chilies makes Fruit Pachadi Recipe. This is a South Indian style fruit raita where fruits are cooked and then mixed with yogurt and tempered with chilli and mustard. The pachadi tastes heavenly when served with lunch or dinner and of course, it suits to play the role of mock role of dessert as well. Serve Fruit Pachadi Recipe with Fried Samvat Rice recipe or with Amritsari Ajwaini Paneer Recipe with hot Phulkas.
Goan Style Tonak Alsanyache Recipe (Black eyed beans cooked in Tonak Masala Recipe) is a typical Goan dish that is made from a legume and potatoes. The gravy is traditionally made from a red cow peas but the masala that is used in this gravy can be used for any legumes or vegetables.
The Tonak masala spice mix used in this recipe has unique blend of whole spice such as coriander seeds, cinnamon, red chilies, peppercorns, star anise, cloves, cumin and cinnamon.
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Chingiri Paturi or Prawn Paturi is a famous traditional dish from Bengal cuisine that also belongs to the coastal region of West Bengal. Prawns cooked with minimum ingredients are parceled in banana leaf and then steamed is a delicious recipe that comes from my mother's diary. The dish is typically enjoyed with plain hot rice with a tinge of lemon on it.
The dish is typically enjoyed with plain hot rice with a tinge of lemon on it.
Here are few Bengali dishes which you can try at your home.
Green Chilli Vegetable is a quick and easy recipe which can be served with paratha or roti. It is best served as a side dish along with your Rajasthani or Gujarati meal. The spiciness and the sweetness of this dish makes the entire meal more tasty and flavourful.
Serve Green Chilli Vegetable along with Panchmel Dal and Hot Phulkas for a simple and delicious weekday lunch or dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dry Vegetable recipes such as
Aloo Gajar Ki Sabzi Recipe
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Doddapatre Tambuli Recipe is a popular healing, nourishing cold yoghurt curry from Karnataka. Doddapatre, also known as Big Thyme in English, Ajwain leaves in Hindi, Karpooravalli in Tamil, Owa in Marathi and Pani Koorka in Malayalam - is known to have a lot of medicinal values. It has a very distinct smell and flavour to it, which resembles camphor and is known to improve digestion, relieve chest congestion and have overall good health benefits. It also reduces skin related issues when crushed and ...
Andhra Style Davva Aava koora Recipe (Sweet and Spicy Banana Stem Peanut Curry Recipe) is an Indian curry made from Banana stem and crunchy peanuts tossed in sweet and spicy Andhra style gravy. Banana Stem Banana Stem is a local ingredient in Tamil Nadu which is prepared in most of their house hold. Banana Stem is very fibrous and diabetic friendly ingredient. It helps to solve any gastric problems in the body.
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Hariyali Tawa Fish Fry Recipe is a lip smacking non vegetarian fish recipe where the fish is marinated with a hint of traditional spices like garam masala powder, lemon, coriander leaves and also mint leaves and then pan fried.
The besan and onion adhering to the fish pieces crisps them up and the lemon imparts a nice tangy flavour to this appetizer. This fish fry has a earthy flavour because of garam masala, green chilli, and garlic.
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Ajwaini Tamatar Bhindi is a delicious version of bhindi which is gravy cooked in tomato gravy with a twist of ajwain flavour and can be served in lunch or dinner for your special guests.
Serve Ajwaini Tamatar Bhindi with Butter Garlic Naan and Boondi Raita for a perfect weekday lunch.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bhindi recipes such as
Makai Wali Bhindi
Punjabi Bhindi Kadhi