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.

Creamy Dal Makhani Recipe

Dal Makhani or Dal Makhni Dal Makhani is a popular North Indian dish (especially in delhi & punjab). The primary ingredients in dal makhani are whole black lentil with red kidney beans, cream and butter. In it whole black lentils and kidney beans are soaked in water overnight and then boiled and simmered in spices and cream. It has very rich and creamy texture because of lot of butter and cream. Serve Creamy Dal Makhani with Jeera Rice and Tawa Parathas for a delicious meal. If you like this ...

Chakolaya Recipe (Maharastrian Varan Phal)

Chakolaya Recipe ( Maharashtrian Varan Phal) is an amazing meal on its own which is more or less like Rajasthani Dhokli. The Dish is made up of wheat dumplings and is cooked in a toor dal mixture and is allowed to get the flavours from the dal. The recipe resembles more like Rajasthani Dal Dhokli but the spices used in maharastrian style is different.  Enjoy the Chakolaya Recipe (Maharastrian Varan Phal) as a meal on its own for a yummy lunch.  Here are few more Maharastrain ...

Garlic Dal Recipe

Garlic Dal is one of the simplest but the yummiest dal to prepare. If you love garlic then this will surely go into your list of favorites. This creamy dal is filled with the garlic punch along with it being spicy and tangy. Garlic dal is best served with hot lachha paratha or steamed rice or ragi mudde along with a dollop of ghee. Other tasty dals that you can try as well: Lauki Chana Dal Recipe Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka Navrang Dal Recipe

Katachi Amti Recipe (Spicy Accompaniment To Maharashtrian Puran Poli)

Katachi Amti is a typical accompaniment to the quintessential Maharashtrian sweet Puran Poli. Majority of the festive fares in Maharashtra feature Puran Poli- Katchi Amti combo as its star attraction. Katachi Amti is made from the stock leftover from cooking Chana Dal, which is used as a stuffing for Puran Poli. This stock is thinned down and flavoured with different spices. Spicy Katchi Amti complements the sweet Puran Poli or you can also serve it with steamed rice. If you like this recipe, you ...

Pudina Moong Dal Recipe (Mint Moong Dal)

Mint has many health benefits as it is good for digestion, detoxifies the body etc. This recipe is simply a moong dal just flavoured with mint leaves. Really an aromatic tasty dal it is and is perfect for your weekday meals. Serve Pudina Moong Dal along with Capsicum Usili and Phulkas for a weekday lunch or dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as Katachi Amti Recipe Ulava Charu Recipe Delicious Dal Makhani Recipe

Palak Tambuli Recipe (Udupi Style Spinach Tambli)

Palak Tambuli is a spinach based gravy recipe from Udupi, Karnataka. It is a simple, healthy and comforting side dish. Tambuli with green leafy vegetables are neither spicy nor oily. Tambuli is a light, nutritious, mild and soothing recipe, served with hot rice and pickle for simple dinner. If you like this recipe, look here for more similar recipes Yellow Pumpkin Dal Recipe Aloo Methi Masala Recipe | Potato & Fenugreek curry Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam Recipe Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe ...

Dhingri Matar Recipe (Mushrooms and Peas Spicy Curry)

Dhingri aka Mushrooms along with peas, made with a delicate combination of spices makes this dish truly delicious. The addition of yogurt adds a special sourness. The ground poppy seeds and cashew nuts paste made it rich texture. I typically avoid the cashew nuts as I like to to be low in fat content. The poppy seeds do give the richness that is required in the gravy. You do want to add the cashews, then you can roast them slightly and add it as a garnish. Serve Dhingri Matar Recipe (Mushrooms ...

Sweet & Spicy Kadala Curry Recipe With Tamarind and Coconut Milk

Kadala Curry is a very traditional dish of kerala, where kala chana, also known as the desi chana is cooked and simmered in a spiced coconut gravy. This dish, is an inspired version of the original where we have played with the tastes by making it sweet and spicy. The addition of Dabur Homemade Tamarind paste along with Dabur Homemade Coconut milk and jaggery makes the kadala curry lip smacking delicious. Serve the Kadala curry along with steamed rice and a Cabbage And Carrot Thoran ...

Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe (Bottle Gourd In Coconut Yogurt Curry Recipe)

Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe (Bottle Gourd In Coconut Yogurt Curry Recipe) is a traditional curry originated from Mysore which comes under Karnataka. The curry is a buttermilk based curry which is made by mixing in the pressure cooked bottle gourd which is then simmered with spicy coconut paste. There is a different style of the yogurt based bottle gourd curry made in the region of Mangalore or Udupi, the spices added to it differs which makes it less spicy. Serve the Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe ...

Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe

Awadhi Style Sultani Dal Recipe is a an authentic recipe that has been picked up from one of the royal cuisines of India which is the Awadhi Cuisine. This dal is one of the staple food prepared during the time of Mughal empire. It is made from toor dal simmered with milk , cream, and yogurt to make it a rich dish for the emperors to consume during their daily feast. A tempering of ginger, garlic , green chili, and spices give it a strong flavor which lifts the whole dish up.  Serve the Awadhi ...

Awadhi Style Dal Masoor Musallam Recipe

Awadhi Style Dal Masoor Musallam Recipe is a classic dal preparation from Awadhi Cuisine, it is traditionally prepared from the Masoor dal also known as Brown lentil. The dal being the staple food for most of the Indian eater, this recipe will be something unique and give it a rich flavor to the meal. This will also help in increasing the protein content as one cup of this dal serving will provide almost 15 grams of protein into your diet. Serve the Awadhi Style Dal Masoor Musallam Recipe along ...

Chettinad Keerai Mandi Recipe With Amaranth Greens

Chettinad cuisine is usually associated with its aromatic and spicy recipes. However, there are a few interesting recipes that are simple and flavourful, cooked in the Chettinad household's every day. Chettinad Keerai Mandi Recipe With Amaranth Greens is one of those simple dishes cooked on a regular basis. Mandi means the leftover water after washing the rice in Tamil. The recipe uses very basic ingredients found in the kitchen, yet turns out to be pretty flavourful. The use of coconut milk is optional ...

Subz Noor E Chashm Recipe (Nawabi Curry Recipe )

Subz Noor E Chashm Recipe (Nawabi Curry Recipe) is a rich and creamy curry filled with assorted vegetables which go well with Indian bread. The curry was originally from Awadhi cuisine, which was a feast for all the royal families. Thus the gravy consists of almonds and cashew nuts to give it a rich and luscious consistency. The curry can be made with any different kinds of assorted vegetables that are locally grown at your place to make a delicious and comforting meal for the day. Serve the Subz ...

Matar Butter Masala Recipe

Matar Butter Masala Recipe is a delicious and creamy green peas gravy dish that can be prepared quickly. The subtle use of the spices gives it a brilliant flavour and the cashew paste, a rich and creamy texture. Serve the Matar Butter Masala along with flaky Parathas or Phulkas and green Sweet potato and green beans salad for a weeknight dinner. If you like this recipe, here are a few more gravy recipes to try Awadhi Style Khatti Arbi Ka Salan Recipe (Pressure Cooked Colocasia Curry Recipe) Bengali ...

Paneer Kundan Kaliyan Recipe

Paneer Kundan Kaliyan recipe comes from Awadhi Cuisine where succulent pieces of paneer are cooked in yogurt along with some onions, tomatoes and Indian spices. This Kundan Kaliya is rich and has a royal Nawabi history few nuts and rose petals are added in with the gravy as well as for the garnish. Paneer Kundan Kaliyan is often seen accompanied with plain rice or roti. You can also serve it alongside your favorite Pulao. Here are few more recipes of Nawabi style to try Nawabi Mixed ...

Vazhakkai Podimas Recipe (South Indian Style Plantain Mash)

Podimas means mash in tamil. Vazhakkai Podimas Recipe is a simple stir fry recipe using raw bananas or plantains. Plantains are a powerhouse of nutrition. It boosts the immune systems and has the largest amount of potassium and magnesium which also helps in controlling the blood glucose levels there by lowering the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Serve the Vazhakkai Podimas Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetable Sambar Recipe for the weeknight dinner. Look here for more healthy recipes ...

Traditional Bihari Litti Chokha Recipe

Litti is a snack food found in India's Bihar  and Nepalese state of Madhesh. It consists of wheat and sattu combined along with spiced and stuffed into maida balls and deep fried in ghee or baked in the oven. Although Litti very often confused with Baati from Rajasthan, it is a completely different dish in terms of taste, texture and preparation. It may be eaten with yogurt, baigan bharta, alu bharta, and papad. The litti are traditionally baked over a cow-dung fire, but you can either deep ...

Lentils and Mixed Grains Kichada Recipe

Lentils and Mixed Grains Kichadi Recipe is made from lentils and grains and is a main course food by itself. This protein rich preparation is sumptuous and healthy. The grains need to be soaked in advance. Right mix of masala brings out the goodness of lentils and rice as a delightful joy. Decorate Lentils and Mixed Grains Kichadi Recipe with coriander leaves, a lemon wedge, onions or carrots to make an appetising presentation. Here are a few other lentil recipes you shall find interesting: Mixed ...

Manga Ogre Recipe (Mango Rice)

Mongo ogre recipe is a summer recipe where we use mangoes in it. The most loved feature of summer is mangoes. Mangoes-unripe or ripe are much loved by the majority of Indians. The green, unripe mangoes find their way in anything from simple summer drinks to laborious preserves like pickles. This Manga Ogre or Mango rice is one such recipe that makes use of the season’s bounty of green mangoes, along with some coconut and mustard seeds. This is a very easy and quick recipe that helps you to put ...

Gehun Ki Bikaneri Khichdi Recipe (Wheat Kernel And Moong Dal Khichdi)

Gehun Ki Bikaneri Khichdi Recipe (Wheat Kernel And Moong Dal Khichdi) is a lentil preparation made by blending wheat kernel and moong dal in pressure cooker till it is well done. The Khichdi is then given a tempering with the Indian spice. The recipe hails from Bikaner as the name suggests which is a part of Rajasthan. It is the place where people prefer to eat wheat more than rice thus many of their dishes consists of wheat. This recipe is diabetic friendly as well as quick to make for a breakfast ...

Baked Whole Wheat Masala Baati Recipe (Healthy Rajasthani Spiced Wheat Dumplings)

Baked Whole Wheat Masala Baati is a traditional Rajasthani recipe for a crusty baked dumpling-shaped cookie made of whole wheat kneaded together with spices. It has a fascinating origin, dating back to the ancient days when soldiers ate it as a staple war-time sustenance. During those days grains like wheat, jowar, bajra were a part of everyday meal. So soldiers would bury the prepared dough into smaller chunks and place it underground. The blistering heat of Rajasthan, with the sun beating down ...

Urulaikizhangu Puli Thokku Recipe (South Indian Style Potatoes with Tamarind)

Urulaikizhangu Puli Thokku Recipe (South Indian Style Potatoes with Tamarind) is a quick and easy to make. It is different from the other regular potato roast recipes. The addition of tamarind renders a beautiful flavour and taste to the potato dish. It is spicy and tangy, also it has no onion or garlic in it. Serve the Urulaikizhangu Puli Thokku Recipe along with the steamed rice, Thakkali Vengayam Sambar recipe, Beets, Garlic, Lemon rasam, Carrots and Beans Poriyal and Papads as a part of your ...

Classic Pavakkai Stir Fry Recipe (Bitter Gourd Fry)

Bitter Gourd is known as Pavakkai in Tamil. Many people do not prefer eating it due to its bitter taste, however it is filled with nutrition. It has the lowest amount of sodium making it an excellent source to lower cholesterol. Also, it stimulates easy digestion and good for diabetics. This Classic Pavakkai Stir Fry Recipe is a simple to make side dish that you can have with parathas or steamed rice and dal tadka as a healthy lunch meal. Other similar recipes that you can try are: Cauliflower ...

Bharva Baingan Recipe (Stuffed Roasted Eggplant)

Bharva Baingan Recipe also known as Bharelu Ringna Nu Shaak in Gujarati is a delicious dish with small brinjals filled with delectable spices. This Bharva Baingan recipe is very meditative to cook. From the process of making the filling, slitting of the brinjal, to stuffing and finally cooking is long but yet calming. Tiny brinjals are filled with condiments like coriander, cumin, turmeric combining this with touch of sweetness imparts special flavors. Bharva Baingan is served with hot ...

     
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