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.

Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe With Carrots & Peppers

The Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe is one of those dishes that you must try when watermelons are in season. This watermelon curry is subtly spiced with ajwain and chillies, along with the addition of roasted vegetables, that bring out refreshing flavors and taste.  It is a great summer curry recipe. Carrots and capsicum along with watermelon make this recipe high in fiber and nutrition. Serve the Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe with Carrots & Peppers along with steamed Jasmine ...

Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe - Pumpkin Capsicum Sabzi

Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe makes a simple and quick weeknight dinner when served along with phulka and kadhi/dal. It is a simple stir fry where capsicum and pumpkin are cooked in everyday masalas. It is very easy to make and gets ready in no time, therefore you can make it for your everyday meals or pack it in your lunch box. Serve Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe along with Gujarati Kadhi, Phulka and Satvik carrot Sprouts Salad for a weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can ...

पालक पुलाव रेसिपी - Palak Pulao Recipe

पालक पुलाव रेसिपी एक सरल और सेहतमंद रेसिपी है जिसमे पके हुए चावल को पालक और रोज के मसालों के साथ पकाया जाता है. इसमें सांबर पाउडर और इलाइची पाउडर का भी इस्तेमाल किया जाता है जो इसमें और भी स्वाद ...

Dondakkai / Kovakkai Poriyal Recipe - Tindora Poriyal

The Kovakkai Poriyal Recipe is a classic South Indian vegetable that you can serve for your everyday meals. Kovakkai is also known as Dondakkai or Tinda or Tindora or Tendley. At home we simply love the taste and flavors of this vegetable when it is just steamed and then tossed in a seasoning that has only mustard, curry leaves, salt and coconut. Serve the Kovakkai Poriyal along with Jeera Rasam, Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Beetroot Pachadi, Steamed Rice and Elai ...

Hyderabadi Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe

The Hyderabadi Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe is a rich gravy dish that has a creamy texture, lots of vegetables, has a spicy taste and is packed with flavors. The addition of almond paste into the recipe adds great flavors and the richness to the Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry.   Serve the Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha Recipe, Palak Raita and Pickle for a weeknight dinner or even as a main course for a party. If you are looking for more Curry Recipes, ...

Tawa Paratha Recipe - Plain Paratha

Plain Parathas also known as Tawa Paratha are crisper and flakier version of phulka's and are traditionally cooked in ghee on an iron skillet. Being relatively quick to make; the Parathas are a good substitute for Naans or Tandoori Rotis. The Parathas can be made circular, triangular or square in shape and served with vegetable dish or eaten plain with pickle or honey.  Serve the Plain or Tawa Paratha for dinner along with Batata Nu Shaak or Baingan Bharta and Palak Dal for a weekday ...

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, ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chettinad Style Poondu Rasam Recipe - Garlic Rasam Recipe

The Chettinad Style Poondu Rasam Recipe is a lip smacking rasam recipe, that is packed with flavors from the chettinad masala and pounded garlic.  Rasam is a traditional South Indian soup that is made using the juice of particular vegetables or even fruits. They are good for health and can be included in your daily diet. Garlic is used in this rasam and it has innumerable health benefits and it is recommended to use at least a small amount of garlic in your daily diet. Serve Chettinad Poondu ...

Chettinad Dry Pepper Chicken Recipe

Chettinad Dry Pepper Chicken Recipe is very easy to make and tastes delicious. Chettinad chicken recipes are very popular in almost all the restaurants in South India. Chettinad cuisine originates in Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. This cuisine is considered  as one of the spiciest and the most aromatic in India. The cuisine is famous for its use of a variety of spices used in preparing mainly non-vegetarian food.  Serve Chettinad Dry Pepper Chicken Recipe with Pickled ...

Punjabi Chana Masala Recipe-North Indian Chole Masala

The Punjabi Chana Masala recipe is a famous North Indian dish that is served along with Bhaturas or Puris. The Chola or Chickpeas are simmered in spiced ginger and tomato gravy. The combination of black salt, garam masala, and dry mango powder enhance the taste of the Chola masala. The Punjabi Chana Masala most often makes a complete meal, along with a Puri or Batura and some tomato, cucumber and onion sliced salad. Most homes make their own version of the chole masala. We can buy the ready ...

Paneer Kulcha Recipe-Cottage Cheese Stuffed Leavened Flatbread

Paneer Kulcha Recipe is a popular variety of leavened flat bread stuffed with cottage cheese and seasoned with spices. Popular in North India, especially during winters, it is usually made in a earthen oven or tandoor, over hot coals. But here's an easy recipe to teach you how to make it in your own kitchen over a stove top. The spicy paneer filling adds a perfect zing to these soft, fluffy kulchas which can be enjoyed for a weeknight dinner as well as a special Sunday lunch, Serve Paneer ...

     
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