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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The Spicy Sweet Potato Roast also known as Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Poriyal is a delicious preparation of the sweet potatoes cooked South Indian style. Even the Bengalis have a similar preparation with a subtle variation and call it Aloo Bhaja.
These potatoes are seasoned with mustard seeds and a few condiments, then slow roasted until the sweet potatoes get coated with a crispy brown texture. The result is simply delicious.
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The Spicy Potato Roast also known as Urulai Kizhangu Roast is a delicious preparation of the potatoes cooked South Indian style. Even the Bengalis have a similar preparation with a subtle variation and call it Aloo Bhaja.
Boiled potatoes are seasoned with mustard seeds and a few condiments, then slow roasted until the potatoes get coated with a crispy brown texture. The result is simply delicious.
Serve Urulai Kizhangu Roast along with Keerai Sambar and Steamed Rice for a weekday lunch. You ...
Southekayi Palya Recipe (Mangalore Cucumber Palya/ Sabzi) is an integral part in most of the coastal region of Karnataka as they use a lot of Mangalore cucumber in their cooking. The dry dish are mainly referred to as Palya in their local language. “Southekayi” refers to any cucumber family. In this recipe, the mangalore cucumber is simply tossed with some ground masala and then stir fried in onion, garlic and most importantly coconut oil.
Serve the Southekayi Palya Recipe along with Phulka, ...
A lip smacking robust spicy dish, the Chettinad Kathirikai Chops gets its aroma from the freshly roasted and ground spices. Although it can be served with Chapatis or Jeera Rice, the brinjal chops served with biryani is a match made in heaven.
Serve Chettinad Kathirikai Chops along with Hyderabadi Biryani With Basmati Rice (Mutton & Chicken) or Ambur Star Chicken Biryani Recipe and Sweet & Spicy Coriander Tadka Raita for a complete Biryani meal.
Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi Recipe is a popular side dish which is packed with flavour and taste with simple spices used in the kitchen.
Serve Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi along with Palak Dal, Phulkas and Jeera Rice for an everyday meal.
Did you know - Karela or Bitter gourd has so many benefits on its own. Blood sugar levels are controlled if you consume bitter gourd on the regular basis. It also handles your cholesterol and keeps the kidney clean.
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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.
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Hyderabadi Biryani is a traditional celebration meal made using meat and rice and is a staple of Hyderabadi cuisine. This recipe was shared to me by a Muslim friend who makes the most awesome Biryani that I have tasted. The recipe of Hyderabadi Biryani has a few stages to making it. I make it in many different ways and the one mentioned below is one of the methods to make it super delicious.
Serve Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani Recipe along with Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan, Onion Tomato Cucumber ...
Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe is traditional and very famous recipe from Udupi which belongs to Karnataka. Udupi cuisine is purely “Satvik Cuisine” where they don’t prefer onion and garlic in their dishes. This rasam consists of ripped tomatoes that is cooked in tangy tamarind water which is again boiled with cooked toor dal. The rasam’s secret ingredient is addition of the rasam powder which is blend of various roasted spices.
Serve the Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe along with steamed rice and ...
We call Pomfret as Paplet in Goa and If you love Goan food, then Paplet Hooman/Pomfret Curry is a must to try out. This curry is coconut based curry where you prepare coconut paste by grinding together freshly grated coconut along with spices. It goes well with hot and steamy rice.
Serve Paplet Hooman Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Rava Fried Prawns for a weekday meal.
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Sweet Potato Sabzi is a very easy sabzi to cook, also it is healthy given the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes. It can be cooked in a jiff when you do not have much time to spare.
Serve this Sweet Potato Sabzi with phulka and buttermilk for a light afternoon lunch.
Other similar recipes that you can try are:
Jeera Aloo Sabzi Recipe
Rajma Saagwala Recipe
Sookhi Moong Palak Dal Recipe
Egg Butter Masala (Egg Makhani) is similar to Paneer butter masala. The butter masala is a delicious creamy curry which is mildly spiced. To the same gravy you can either add paneer or boiled eggs. Since it is mildly spiced, it can even be given to kids along with plain rice or rotis. The creaminess to this gravy is due to the addition of cashew-nuts. You can even add fresh cream instead of cashew nut paste. This dish is ideal to serve for dinner parties along with jeera rice or butter garlic naan. ...
Cauliflower Curry with Bell Peppers and Carrots is simmered in a in spiced milk gravy is simple and quick to make for those busy weeknight dinners. Spices like saffron (optional) and cardamom along with cumin with the crunchy florets make it delicious. Serve itCauliflower Curry with Bell Peppers and Carrots in spiced milk gravy along with plain parathas or phulkas or even a pita bread toasted with butter.
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Eating whole grain and ancient grains is helping me keep fit and healthy. There was a time when I kept away from the grains not knowing it’s benefits. But once I learnt about the benefits of whole grains I started including it in my diet. Initially, I have been experimenting with the grain by making dishes out of it and ate it all by my own. Now, I started giving it to my family and kids too. Buckwheat is actually not a grain; it’s a grain like fruit seeds, a super food. Buckwheat may be one ...
A medley of freshly roasted whole spices combined with coconut, this Mushroom Shagoti is an authentic Goan curry that is bursting with flavours. With a hint of sourness from the tamarind and richness from the poppy seeds and mushroom as a star ingredient, this Indian recipe is something different from the usual and worth a try.
Serve this Mushroom Shagoti Recipe with Goan Style Sana Recipe (Soft Steamed Rice Cakes) or Steamed Rice or pav for a weeknight dinner with ...
Raw Jackfruit Kofta Curry recipe will surely satisfy your taste buds with its taste and flavour. This is a Bengali Curry where Koftas are made from jackfruit and then added to a delicious tomato and coconut gravy.
Though the vegetable is little complicated to cut and clean but it is so easily available in market with approaching summer time. The rustic texture and the taste when blended with the right ingredient, it creates an exotic side dish which can be prepared for house parties.
The Kadai Mushroom recipe is a simple, healthy and delicious recipe that is packed with flavours from the spices like badi elaichi. The roasting the the vegetables along with onions, capsicum and mushrooms brings out the flavours of the dish.
Serve the Kadai Mushroom recipe along with Phulka and Raita for a quick and simple dinner.
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Gawar Phali Methi Ki Sabzi Recipe is a delicious combination of fresh fenugreek leaves that is sauteed along with crunchy and soft gawar phali in other words called as cluster beans. We have kept it simple by adding gawar phali and methi with sautéed onions, garlic and tomatoes till it is soft and mushy. Simple Indian masalas like red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala are added to lift up the flavour of the dish.
Fresh fenugreek leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals that get easily ...
Sangacho Ross Recipe is a traditional Goan Drumstick Curry that is delicious, nutritious and one of the typical preparations during vegetarian days in a Goan household. This is a complex curry, made with simple ingredients. It gets its texture thanks to the coconut, extra depth and silkiness from the dal and a whole load of nutrition from the drumsticks. Kokum is usually used as the souring agent, but like in this recipe you can use tamarind which is easily available in every home.
The Broccoli & Vegetable Curry Recipe is a twist to the traditional curry from the Mangalorean Cuisine in Karnataka. This curry is made from roasted condiments and made into a curry paste with coconut. The broccoli is cooked and simmered in a tangy and spicy coconut curry base, that brings out the best flavors of this dish. Serve the Broccoli & Vegetable Coconut Curry, along with Neer Dosa or Kerala (Lachha) Paratha or even plain steamed rice.
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Dahi Bhindi Recipe is a simple and delicious dish that is made from fresh yogurt, combined with gram flour, spices, and roasted bhindi, also known as okra. The addition of caramelized onions and roasted bhindi in spiced yogurt is a delight to the palate.
Serve the Dahi Bhindi along with Phulka Recipe or Steamed Rice and Green Moong Sprout Salad for a simple weeknight dinner or even a weekend lunch.
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Mulakootal Recipe is a very old, traditional Palakkad Brahmin recipe. It’s a curry made from a combination of lentils and vegetables and coconut gravy. It is a mildly spiced gravy that goes well with steamed rice and ghee. There are some variations of mulakootal, basically depending on the type of vegetable one uses in cooking it. There is keerai mulakootal made with lentils and spinach, there is pumpkin mulakootal made using pumpkin and vegetable mulakootal uses different types of vegetables. ...
Prawns Vindaloo is a popular Goan Dish which is made with a spicy vindaloo paste made up of red chillies, aromatic whole spices and vinegar. the sweetness of the prawns compliments the spiciness of the gravy.
Some Goans add potatoes as well in this gravy. We have not added it . You can add one potato as well to the recipe if you like.
Serve Prawns Vindaloo along with Steamed Rice, Moongachi Usali and Amlechi Uddamethi for a weekday lunch.
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Makki Roti with Sarson Saag is everyone's favourite in winter. But this recipe comes with a twist in our normal makki Roti. It contains the goodness of fenugreek/methi which is healthy and a great way to include green leafy vegetables in our diet.
Serve Makki and Methi Roti with Sarson Ka Saag and Burani Raita for a delicious weekday meal.
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Warqi Paratha Recipe is a delicious flaky paratha. Warqi means layers, the dough is flattened and folded multiple times, each times brushed generously with butter and dusted with flour to help those layers stand out beautifully.
A rich paratha, warqi dough is loaded with ghee and milk, to give rich after taste in your mouth .
A process that's absolutely worth the end product of the warqi paratha that you will be left with.
Serve Warqi Paratha along with Shahi Paneer ...