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, Biryani Parathas and more.

Palak Paratha Recipe-Spiced Spinach Flatbread

The Palak Paratha Recipe is one of those recipes that is simple, nutritious and super tasty. I learnt this recipe from my mother in law. I have had so many different versions of the paratha, over the many years, but her recipe stood out. The secret ingredient is Saunf (fennel seeds) that adds to the additional flavor and taste and not to miss out the green chillies. Did you know: Spinach is one the many green leafy vegetables that have been recommended by nutritionist over the years to ...

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - Stir Fried Beetroot

The Beetroot Poriyal Recipe also known as Beetroot Curry is a delicious and healthy preparation of the beetroot vegetable. In this recipe, the beetroot is steamed and seasoned with mustard leaves, curry leaves, asafoetida and coconut. Sometimes we add finely chopped onions as well to give it an added flavor. A very nutritious dish which can be served to children from 6 months of age. Did you know: Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, ...

Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe - Yellow Moong Dal With Bitter Gourd & Bottle Gourd

Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe is a traditional Bengali dal recipe usually made during the summer season. This dal recipe great way to include bottle gourd and bitter gourd in your diet. Lau die Tetor Dal is a very healthy and light dal made without onion and garlic but is flavored with green chilies, ginger and mustard oil. Serve Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Aloo Parwal Sabzi for a delicious Bengali style lunch. Did you know: Bitter gourd contains certain ...

Gujarati Dal Recipe - Sweet Tangy and Spicy Dal

Gujarati Dal Recipe is a sweet, tangy and spicy staple dish of every Gujarati home that is made from pigeon pea lentils also known as toor dal. One of the ways we savor the Gujarati Dal at home is to have it over a hot bowl of rice topped with ghee and a green vegetable by the side. Dal is full of proteins and is made in different ways in different homes. If Kokum is not available you can even add lemon juice or tamarind pulp for the sourness. However kokum lends a unique flavour to the dal. Serve Gujarati ...

Green Moong Dal Sundal Recipe

Green Moong Dal Sundal Recipe is a super healthy South Indian stir fry of sprouted whole green moong dal. The green moong sprouts are tossed along with mustard cumin and curry leaves and finished off with some coconut and fresh lemon juice.  It can be served along with a South Indian meal or eaten as an evening snack or even be packed in a snack box. Did you know: Green Moong or Whole Moong Dal is packed with protein and low in carbohydrates and is one of the best vegetarian ...

Nendra Pazham Pulissery Recipe - Ayurvedic Recipe

Nendra Pazham Pulissery Recipe is a wonderful twist on a traditional pulissery that we all know. It is usually has vegetables like ash gourd that is added into the curry but here in this recipe we have created a twist by adding ripened banana that compliments well with the flavor of ground coconut mixture and curd. It is also considered to be a part of baby food that you can make it with less spice levels. Serve the Nendra Pazham Pulissery Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe and ...

Chow Chow Poricha Kootu Recipe

Chow Chow Kootu is made from a white squash called chow chow. It is combined with moong lentils, ground coconut, cumin, yogurt and curry leaves to form its delicious gravy base. The taste is fantastic and goes well with hot phulkas or Spicy Potato Roast Recipe (Urulaikizhangu Poriyal) and steamed hot rice. So enjoy cooking this delicate preparation of a chow chow kotu, which is simple and delicious and makes a one dish healthy meal. Alternate vegetables that can be used are chayote squash, bottle ...

Beetroot Sambar Recipe - Tangy Beetroot Lentil Curry

Beetroot Sambar Recipe is a very traditional South Indian lentil curry made from beetroots that is cooked with tangy tamarind and flavored with homemade sambar powder. My father used to make the beetroot sambar almost every Sunday along with potato roast and it continues to be my all time favourite for me and now my children too. Serve Beetroot Sambar along with Chow Chow Thoran, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for a weekday meal.  If you like this recipe, you can also try ...

Chenai Kizhangu Masiyal-South Indian Style Yam Masiyal

Chenai Kizhangu Masiyal is a yam dish, where it is pressure cooked and mashed and made into a masiyal along with peanuts. Hing, mustard seeds, simple spices and curry leaves add great flavour and depth to this dish. This starchy yet fibrous vegetable when flavoured with such earthy simple spices, tastes absolutely delicious.  Yam can be stored for many days without refrigeration and it is a very healthy vegetable. It is a rich source of minerals like potassium, magnesium, selenium, ...

Kumbalakai Majjige Huli Recipe- Ash Gourd Buttermilk Curry

Kumbalakai Majjige Huli Recipe is a traditional South Indian recipe, a must for functions and festivals. It is a tangy curry made from buttermilk and coconut. This curry is usually made with water based vegetables like cucumber, white pumpkin, squash or snake guard. Okra is also a great vegetable that goes well in Majjige Huli. It is an authentic Karnataka recipe and you can find similar recipes across the south of India. Some make this recipe spicy and some make it less spicy with fewer ingredients.   Serve ...

Kerala Style Varutharacha Sambar Recipe - Tangy Coconut Sambar Recipe

Varutharacha Sambar is a delicious Kerala Style Sambar Recipe that is made from roasted coconut homemade sambar powder that adds to the authenticity and flavor of the sambar. The aromas from the ground spices when combined along with tamarind water and cooked lentils, make this sambar very delicious and festive. An Onam sadya is incomplete without the freshly prepared spicy Varutharacha Sambar. It gives the whole meal a definition and lifts the Sadya to a new dimension. Did you know ? ...

Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe

Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe makes for a quick one pot meal. This no onion/garlic recipe is very simple to prepare. The rice is cooked with coconut milk, lemongrass and vegetables. The subtle flavors of lemongrass and coconut are very soothing to the palate, and vegetables can be added as per your preference. In case its difficult to find tender stalks of lemongrass, make a bundle of leaves and use instead, and discard the same before serving. Though Lemongrass Coconut Rice is delicious on its ...

Jain Style Whole Green Moong Dal Sabzi Recipe - Gujarati Vaghareli Mag

Jain Style Whole Green Moong Dal Sabzi Recipe is a dry moong dal dish which uses absolutely no onion and no garlic, making it a Jain dish as the name suggests.   Vagharela in Gujarati means tempered with seasonings like mustard, cumin, ginger and the like. Steamed mung beans when seasoned with green chillies and ginger along with a gentle squeeze of lemon makes this sabzi flavourful. With a little planning, making this dish for a hearty morning breakfast will become a breeze. Did You ...

Satsaagi Recipe - Sindhi Seven Vegetable Sabzi No Onion No Garlic

Satsaagi Recipe is a super nutritious sabzi that is made in almost all Sindhi households.  In Sindhi, 'Satta' means seven and 'saag' means vegetables, hence the name Satsaagi, meaning a seven vegetable sabzi.  This dry sabzi is packed with vegetables namely aloo, arbi, capsicum, peas, carrot, beans and lauki. However if you wish you could also add other vegetables like cauliflower.  While this is a no onion no garlic recipe, there are many different ways in which this sabzi can ...

Phulka Recipe (Roti/Chapati) - Puffed Indian Bread

Phulkas also known as Roti or Chapati in some regions are a whole wheat soft and thin puffed flat bread. The phulka is a daily bread for many regional Indian cuisines. It is not only rich in the nutrients and fibers, that whole wheat brings along with it, but also low in fat and very light on the stomach. Traditionally Roti’s are cooked on an iron skillet and later put on direct flame for it to rise and puff. If you have never tried making these flat breads before, it can get a little overwhelming. ...

Chicken Sholay Kebab Recipe

Chicken Sholay Kebab Recipe is a finger licking good kebab made with boneless chicken, that is popular in South India.  Chicken is coated in a spicy batter of all purpose flour, gram flour and rice flour along with some spices and deep fried in hot oil.  The chicken dish is incomplete without a serving of the crispy fried curry leaves that goes over these piping hot kebabs.  Serve Chicken Sholay Kebab as an appetizer or as part of a meal, along with steamed rice, and Chettinad ...

Plain Dalia Recipe- How To Cook Broken Wheat In Pressure Cooker

Plain Dalia/ broken wheat is a high fiber, full of nutrition tasty carbohydrate. It can be easily made in a pressure cooker. Broken wheat is great to be included in your diet. There are lots of recipes that you can make with broken wheat. They can all easily be cooked in a pressure cooker but if you like you can cook the broken wheat in a saucepan as well. When cooking in a saucepan ensure that you put enough water. Remove any excess water in the pan after the broken wheat/ dalia is cooked. Broken ...

Nawabi Kofta Curry Recipe

The Nawabi Kofta Curry Recipe is dish from the royal kitchens. Koftas made using potatoes that are stuffed with paneer and dry fruits and simmered in spicy tomato cream gravy, iCurry to makes an absolute delight to your taste buds.  This is a perfect Curry to make for your weekend Lunch and Dinner or when you have guests coming in for meals. Serve the Nawabi Kofta Curry Recipe along with Dal Makhani, Tomato Onion Tadka Raita, Butter Naan and Vegetable Pulav for ...

Vazhakkai Varuval Recipe- Raw Banana Roast Recipe

Vazhakkai Varuval is a simple South Indian Style dry preparation. Vazhakkai, also known as Plantain or Raw Banana and is used extensively in the South Indian Cuisine. Vazhakkai Varuval can be made in different ways with different masalas according to you taste. We have made a flavourful, tasty Vazhakkai Varuval with everyday spices which are easily available in your pantry. Did you know: Although plantains belong to the same family as banana, they contain more potassium, vitamin A and B-complex ...

Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe - Stuffed Brinjal Masala

Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe, a super simple and delicious recipe of roasted eggplants that are filled with peanuts, sesame spice mixture and cooked in a tangy tomato puree.  Brinjal is a vegetable that absorbs flavors of all kinds from delicate to spicy and tangy. You can choose to leave it dry by shallow roasting the filled brinjals or slow cook them in a tangy tomato gravy.  Serve the Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe along with, Dal Makhani, Ghee Rice and Phulka for ...

Dhaba Style Green Moong Dal Makhani Recipe

Green Moong Dal Makhani is a wholesome lentil curry that is made in the similar way to the Dhaba Dal of Punjab. Made with Green Moong, flavoured with subtle Indian spices and simmered optionally with cream and butter for as long as 15 minutes makes this dal rich, nutritious and delicious.  Serve the Green Moong Dal Makhani along with Missi Roti and Lauki Raita and it would make a perfect dinner or lunch. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes which you can ...

Paneer in White Gravy Recipe-No onion & No Garlic

Paneer in White Gravy Recipe -No onion & No Garlic is a comforting curry made rich with a mixture cashew nut paste cooked in milk and curd. The paneer is then toasted separately and dunk in the gravy and served. The gravy is flavored with star anise, bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and sprinkled with dried fenugreek leaves. The paneer gravy is made with no onion and no garlic option which can also be added as an Ayurvedic option. Serve the  Paneer in White Gravy Recipe along with thepla, Moong ...

Rajasthani Kadhi Recipe

Rajasthani Kadhi is a very popular dish in the households of the state. It is usually made with a side dish to serve it along with phulka or rice. It is spicy and is specially made during the winter season. This kadhi has some delicious flavours which comes from the spicy masalas used in the dish. Serve Rajasthani Kadhi along with Bajre Ki Roti, Rajasthani Kaddu Aur Aloo Ki Sabzi and Masala Chaas for a weekday lunch. If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes such as Punjabi ...

Paneer Matar Pulao Recipe

Paneer Matar Pulao Recipe is a quick nutritious rice dish flavoured with spices and paneer .  Basmati rice, cooked in ghee, with whole spices, lend their lovely flavours to this pulao. The star ingredient of the pulao being paneer, makes it delectable, adding to the nutritive value of the pulao.  Serve Paneer Matar Pulao Recipe along with Shabnam Curry and Boondi Raita for a delicious weekday lunch.  If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rice recipes such ...

     
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