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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Ghanta Tarkari is a signature Odia recipe where variety of vegetables are cooked with soaked pulses and legumes in huge quantities and distributed among neighbors. Due to the presence of so many vegetables, the nutrient content of this curry is also high. This mixed vegetable dish from Odisha is somewhat similar in the lines of Aviyal of Kerala or Undhyoo of Gujarat. Though this curry is made during festivals throughout the year, but the Ghanta which is prepared the next day on the occasion of Dwitbahana ...
Narthangai Curry in the South Indian cuisine, especially tamil cuisine, citron is widely used in pickles and preserves. Here is delicious sweet and sour recipe of this fruit that can be had with steamed rice, dosa's or even along with phulka's.
In Tamil, the unripe fruit is referred to as 'Narthangai', which is usually salted and dried to make a preserve. The tender leaves of the plant are used with chilli powder and other spices to make a powder, called Veppilakatti or Narthellai podi. Both ...
Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu is a delicious mango curry made from ripe mangoes simmered in a delicious coconut and yogurt based gravy. The Mor Kuzhambu is also popularly known as Pulissery in Kerala and is often made with a variety of vegetables like ripe bananas, ash gourd, capsicum, drumstick, lady's finger and carrots used either just as one vegetable or as a combination of 2 vegetables.
Serve Mambazha Mor Kuzhambu Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Chow Chow Thoran and Elai Vadam for ...
Maharashtrian Masale Bhat Recipe is a rice preparation from Maharashtra which gets it unique taste from the addition of Goda masala. The conventional Goda Masala provides the spicy and tangy flavour to this rice preparation. Along with rice plenty of colorful seasonal vegetables are also added to the Masala Bhath.
Did you know: Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C needs and iron. It is the antioxidant beta-carotene that gives carrots their bright orange color. Beta-carotene ...
Tuna Rasam Bhaji is one of my favourite dishes. It is an extremely simple dish and goes best with daal and rice. The earthy flavour of the tuna fish paired with crunchy vegetable is delicious.
What makes it special is the use of Rasam powder instead of the regular garam masalas!! I have used branded Rasam powder, but you can use a home made Rasam powder as well, loaded with vegetables and very little oil, this dish is very healthy!! Also, feel free to add any vegetables you want the fussy ...
Methi Aur Kache Kele Ki Sabzi Recipe is a stir fry recipe made from Fenugreek Greens & Raw Banana. These main ingredients are sauteed in a tadka of onions, tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and then combined with simple spices like red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder.
This is one of the many ways in which you can include fenugreek in your diet. Remember to soak the raw banana in water until they are used since they will brown when they are exposed to air. The bit of bitterness ...
Ridge gourd has many nutritional benefits as it is loaded with fibers, vitamins, and minerals. From an Ayurvedic point of view, ridge gourd increases vata and kapha, but it cools down and pacifies the dosha pitta in the body. Since the ridge gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, it is the ideal diet for those who are looking for weight loss.
Ridge Gourd Pachadi is a typical South-Indian condiment. The word pachadi is a portmanteau of the words pachai, meaning raw or green and adi, ...
Chicken Donne Biryani Recipe, is found and sold by many vendors and restaurants in almost all over the city of Bangalore.
The Biryani is made using the South Indian special rice called Seeraga Samba/Jeeraga Samba rice, which is cooked in a freshly ground masala of fresh coriander and mint leaves along with some whole spices
In Bangalore, a very popular restaurant named 'Shivaji Military Hotel' serves the best Donne Biryani in town.
Traditionally the biryani prepared in ...
Raw Banana & Ajwain Paratha Recipe is a healthy way to consume raw banana in the form of stuffed Paratha. The recipes is very simple and also filling for a breakfast or Lunch. Raw banana mixed with Ajwain gives it an earthy flavor to the whole dish.
Raw Banana is considered to be diabetic friendly, so people can now start making this Paratha as a tasty breakfast to crave their appetite.
Serve the Raw Banana & Ajwain Paratha Recipe along with Raitha to enjoy your Breakfast meal.
If you ...
Goan Style Khatkhatem Recipe (Mixed Vegetable Gravy) is a divine vegetable stew made from a mix of seasonal vegetables. The dish mainly prepared in Hindu household. The gravy will contain mostly vegetables like pumpkin, raw banana, raw jackfruit, yam and radish. The gravy is simmered in a coconut curry with moong dal and flavored with chilli powder and turmeric.
As the gravy contains a lot of vegetables it will help you in gaining good amount of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
Sweet Potato Paratha Recipe is simple quick to make and delicious to eat. These sweet potato thepla's or parathas or flat bread, as you wish to call them, are made from sweet potatoes, combined with cumin, coriander leaves and whole wheat flour, makes a healthy kids lunch box or a breakfast.
Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene and a fibrous and nutritious vegetable. The soft nature of this paratha, makes it’s a great snack for children as young as 10 months. It can also make a great lunch ...
Olya Kaju Chi Amti Recipe is a simple dish packed with flavours. A recipe from the Malvani cuisine, a combination of toor dal and masoor dal are cooked together, and given a tadka of freshly ground masala and not to forget the star of the dish the cashew nuts.
Although the authentic recipe, calls for the fresh cashew fruit, before it turns into a nut, the cashew nuts can be boiled and used as well.
The reason these cashews are used in the region's cooking is that it is freshly ...
Chokh Vangun Recipe is a very popular eggplants dish from the Kashmiri Cuisine. The baby eggplants are first fried in mustard oil and then cooked in a spicy tart tamarind based gravy.
The dry ginger and fennel seeds powder adds a very rustic flavour to the dish. It is a little time consuming, however the delicious eggplant dish at the end makes up for the amount of time spent making it.
Serve Chokh Vangun Recipe along with Lahsuni Dal, Phulkas and Kachumber Salad for a delightful weeknight dinner.
The Stuffed Makai Paratha Recipe is made from a stuffing made from sweet corn, fresh coriander leaves and green chilies. This paratha is packed with fiber and nutrition that comes from corn and whole wheat flour (Chakki Atta - Raita.
Here are more recipes that you can prepare with Vivatta Chakki Atta-
Vivatta Whole Wheat Flour Puttu Recipe
Whole Wheat Flour Murukku Recipe
Chocolate Coconut Gujiya Recipe
Whole Wheat Espresso Chocolate Streusel Cake Recipe
Kolambi Bhaath is a marathi style rice preparation with Prawns. To my mind it closely resembles tomato rice with added prawns. Cooked rice is mixed with prawns stir fried with onion and tomatoes along with some dry spices to make a delightful and yet easy lunch/dinner.
Serve Kolambi Bhaath with Burani Raita, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other Raita of your choice for a perfect weekday lunch or dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Prawn recipes such as
Goan Prawns Balchao
Paka Kela Ki Sabzi Recipe is a Gujarati Jain dish that is made from ripe bananas, that are sautéed with turmeric, asafoetida, curry leaves and chillies. The sweet and spicy combination that arises from the bananas and chillies makes it a delectable dish.
Serve Paka Kela Ki Sabzi along with of Phulka, Gujarati Dal and a bowl of dahi.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Vegetable recipes such as
Lauki Badi Ki Sabzi Recipe
Malvani Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe
Senai Kizhangu ...
The Lauki/ Doodhi Kofta is a simple, healthy recipe where the koftas are not fried. Traditionally Kofta's are fried and loose it nutritive value. But in this Lauki Kofta I have pan fried them in a Non-Stick Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan and simmer the kofta's in a quick and simple spiced tomato gravy.
The Lauki/Doodhi kofta’s are big favourite in my family, and considering they are non-fried gives me the satisfaction that my family is eating healthy.
Serve the Lauki Kofta Curry along ...
Turai Moong Dal, also known as Turiya Mag Ni Dal, has a subtle sweetness that it gets from the ridge gourd (turai) itself. When combined with some spices and cooked along with the lentils it imparts a soft and tender texture to the palate.
Serve this Turai Mag Ni Dal/ Turai Moong Dal along with Sukhi Aloo Sabzi and Thepla that are almost necessity to be made along with this dish. Another favorite combination that we love is to pour a ladle full of Turai Moong Dal ...
Batata Nu Shaak or Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi is a simple and delicious recipe made with potatoes that are simmered in a tangy tomato gravy spiced with cinnamon and coriander. Potatoes are a staple food in every Gujarati home and many other regional homes of India and this Batata Nu Shaak is an absolute favorite in every gujarati home.
Not only do the Gujaratis love potatoes as a vegetable but you will notice that they use it along with other vegetables to make the dish look attractive and tasty.
Kasuri Methi Chole Recipe is a delicious chickpeas cooked in kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) curry. It has no onion-garlic or dairy products added into it, making it suitable for vegans. Chickpeas are a high in proteins and insulin making it a perfect food to be included in the diets of diabetics and high blood pressure. It also aids in bone health. The addition of kasuri methi adds a strong aroma and makes the dish even more delicious.
Serve the Kasuri Methi Chole Recipe, along with Phulkas ...
Mushroom Ghee Roast Recipe is a finger licking good recipe made of mushrooms made the South Indian way. Cooked in ghee made similar to that of a Mangalorean ghee roast.
The mushrooms are marinated with yogurt and spice powders and then pan roasted with ghee and curry leaves that lend a lovely flavour to the dish. The freshly ground spice masala is what makes it that lip smacking dish that it is.
Serve it as an appetizer or along with some neer dosas.
Serve Mushroom ...
Whole Rice grains with only hull removed is called brown rice. The brown rice is unpolished and hence has all the nutrition of the bran and germ intact. Whole rice has a mild nutty flavor and this rice is particularly rich in thiamine, a B vitamin and iron.
Brown Rice needs double the cooking time than the white rice. All the recipes that include any variety of white rice can be prepared with brown rice. Note that the brown rice is marginally beneficial than white rice and makes very slight difference ...
Chicken Chops belong to cutlet family. This chicken chops recipe is the simplest chicken recipe. These chops are perfect finger food for parties.
Chops actually mean cooked meat or vegetables that are deep fried. Chops are actually British food, and we adapted it to our very own taste buds. So chops is a fusion of British and Indian food styles.
Serve these delicious crunchy outside, soft inside Chicken Chops Recipe immediately with Raw Mango and Spring Onion dip as a party appetizers ...
Aloo Paratha Recipe is a classic Spiced Indian Potato paratha made from boiled potatoes flavored with onions, green chillies, coriander. Traditionally these parathas are cooked in ghee and had with a dollop of butter. The addition of Ghee makes these parathas crispy and delicious.
It is a staple breakfast recipe for most North Indians and the filling of these aloo parathas vary from region to region. It is simple and easy to make and you can also make it for your dinner as well or pack in your ...