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.

Gavarfali Ki Sukhi Sabzi Recipe

Gavarfali Ki Sukhi Sabzi is a Rajasthani delicacy prepared by cooking cluster beans with the essential spices which are available in our kitchen like cumin seeds, coriander powder, chili powder, and garlic. Unlike normal beans, cluster beans have a pinch of bitterness and usually grated coconut, jaggery and tomatoes are used to reduce bitterness. This dish is a simple recipe which can be prepared easily with the available ingredients in the kitchen and is a great way to add such a healthy vegetable ...

Kaigari Pirattal Recipe (Chettinad Style Mixed Vegetables)

Kaigari Pirattal in Tamil means stir fried vegetables. This unique mixed vegetable stir fry uses aromatic Chettinad spices. Chettinad cuisine makes use of fennel in various forms in its recipes. The Kaigari Pirattal Recipe is mildly flavored with fennel seeds and is a great accompaniment with steamed rice and Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu. Explore more recipes from Chettinad cuisine here- Chettinad Style Mulaikattiya Pasi Payaru Kuzhambu (Sprouted Green Gram Curry) Chettinad Rasam Powder ...

Cauliflower Pepper Fry Recipe (Chettinad Style)

This Cauliflower Pepper Fry is a quick and healthy Chettinad style recipe that uses very few ingredients and has loads of flavors. It is spiced with the right amount of cumin and pepper powder making it a yummy side dish to be had with Steamed rice and Beetroot Garlic Lemon Rasam to make an easy and wholesome lunch or dinner. See some of the other cauliflower recipes that we have Gobi Musallam Recipe (Spicy Cauliflower Creamy Gravy) Cauliflower Coconut Milk Stew Recipe Stuffed Gobi Ka Paratha ...

Zunka Recipes (Spicy Gram Flour)

Zunka Recipe is a very popular Maharashtrian recipe which is made using the chickpea or besan flour. It is one of those quick dishes to be prepared if you run out of fresh vegetables at home. It needs only a few ingredients and gets ready in no time. A traditional dish that is spicy and is enjoyed many.  Serve Zunka for lunch or dinner and it can be packed for lunch as well. Serve Zunka with Jowar Bhakri with some smoked dal makhani.  You would also like other besan recipes, try them ...

Cauliflower Thoran Recipe (Kerala Style Cauliflower)

Thoran is a simple Kerala style side dish, usually served along with steamed rice. This Cauliflower Thoran uses a flavoured combination of coconut and curry leaves, quintessential to Kerala cuisine. It is quick, easy and needs few basic ingredients. You can substitute the cauliflower with other fresh vegetables like cabbage, beans, carrots, leafy vegetables etc. Also if you like, you can add more flavour by adding some ginger and garlic to this basic recipe. Serve Cauliflower Thoran with Mixed Vegetable ...

Cabbage And Carrot Thoran Recipe

Cabbage and Carrot Thoran Recipe is a simple Kerala cuisine preparation commonly done in all houses and served as an accompaniment for rice. Cabbage and carrot are grated finely, mixed with spices, cooked in medium flame without the addition of water and grated coconut is generously added to the thoran. The recipe can be prepared easily in a few minutes and can also be packed as part of lunch. Prepare this simple thoran than usual poriyal, and serve with hot boiled rice, Cheriya ulli sambar and ...

Chena Mezhukuparrati Recipe ( Eggplant Foot Yam Stir Fry)

Chena Mezhukuparrati Recipe (Eggplant Foot Yam Stir Fry) is a traditional vegetarian dishes prepared in Kerala. The vegetables are stir fried with spices and onions. Few prefer to use big onions where some use shallots. It is otherwise known as upperi recipe. Chena Mezhukuparrati Recipe ( Eggplant Foot Yam Stir Fry) can be prepared with the various type of vegetables like beans, raw banana, Elephant foot Yam, Ivy gourd, Bitter Gourd etc.  Chena Mezhukuparrati Recipe ( Eggplant Foot Yam Stir ...

Mushroom Thoran Recipe-Kerala Style Mushroom Sabzi

Thoran is a stir fry made with any type of vegetable and coconut in Kerala. Mushroom thoran Recipe or mushroom stir fry in Kerala style is a vegetable dry sabzi made with finely chopped mushrooms. These mushrooms are mixed with a paste made of coconut and shallots to make this recipe. It is then tempered with mustard and cumin seeds and curry leaves. This dish has a mild flavor and is not spicy. We loved having Mushroom Thoran Recipe-Kerala Style Mushroom Sabzi with steamed rice and Cheriya Ulli ...

Green Beans Fry Recipe

Green Beans fry is a simple, nutritious and delicious recipe filled with the goodness of beans which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. It makes a perfect side dish along with Indian meals of boiled rice and Mixed Vegetable Sambar to make a wholesome meal. Have a look at other Green beans recipes Green Beans in Pomegranate Cream Sauce Recipe Thai Stir Fried Green Beans Recipe Carrot and Beans Poriyal Recipe (Mixed Vegetable South Indian Stir Fry) Sweet Potato & Green Bean Salad ...

Togarikaayi Usli Recipe (Green Pigeon Peas)

Togarikaayi Usli Recipe (Green Pigeon Peas) is a Karnataka Cusine dish. 'Usli' in Kannada means stir fried lentils. Usli is usually made during festivals and distributed amongst friends and family. But there are some uslis which is specially made during certain seasons and produce. Like Avarekaayi ( broad beans) and Togarikaayi ( green pigeon peas) are beans that taste divine when made into Usli. Togarikaayi Usli Recipe can be served for lunch. Serve the Togarikaayi with hot rice and chow chow ...

Kaya Tholi Thoran Recipe (Raw Banana Thoran)

Kaya Tholi Thoran Recipe is prepared using Plantain peel and grounded coconut with chili, garlic, and cumin seeds. Thoran is a Kerala delicacy and can be prepared with a variety of vegetables. This can be served as an accompaniment for rice. Some used to prepare the dish without garlic whereas some used to prepare with onion and garlic. If you have tried kaya thoran, then you will be amazed at the taste of plantain peel too and you will not waste the peel of banana next time.  Serve thoran ...

Kelyachi Bhaji Recipe (Raw Banana Stir Fry)

Kelyachi Bhaji also known as the Kacche Kele Ki Subzi or Raw Banana Stir Fry is a simple yet healthy and delicious recipe that you can make for a quick dinner or even pack into your lunch box. The addition of coconut and onions gives this recipe a twist to the regular raw banana recipes we eat. Serve the Kelyachi Bhaji (Raw Banana Stir Fry) as a side dish for your lunches and dinners. Serve it along with your favorite Sambar along with rice and ghee to make the meal complete. If ...

Maharashtrian Batatyacha Kees Recipe (Pan Fried Spiced Potatoes with Peanuts)

Batatyacha Kees Recipe (Pan fried shredded potatoes) is usually made during religious fasts in Maharashtra, but it’s a great breakfast or tea time snack too. Shredded Potatoes (Kees) are tossed with green chilies, cumin and crushed roasted peanuts to make this quick but very filling snack. The crushed peanuts add a nice crunch to the soft potatoes, while cooking them in ghee adds a rich earthy flavor. Serve the Batatyacha Kees Recipe as a tea time snack or during fasts or even as a side dish ...

Moongachi Usali (Goan Style Sprouted Green Gram Stir Fry)

Moongachi Usali is a traditional Goan Style preparation of sprouted green gram. This dish is packed with nutrition and is so easy to prepare. it requires very little oil, and is made without onion or garlic, making it suitable for festival days too. What is unique about this dish is the addition of a little jaggery which adds an unexpected flavour to it. This dish used to be served in "Baal-wadis" or pre-schools for children, as a nutritious snack. Serve this dish with Steamed Rice and Amlechi Uddamethi, ...

Cabbage Palya Recipe

Cabbage Palya has many interpretations and versions of the same in different regions of the country and each one is lip-smackingly delicious. It is prepared with the pre-cooked cabbage tossed in garlic and tomatoes. Cabbage Palya is best served with steamed rice and mixed vegetable sambar, or as a tiffin box dish with chapatis. If you like this recipe, you can also try other dry vegetable recipes such as Cabbage Besan Fry Whole Green Moong Dal Sabzi Makai Wali Bhindi  

Cauliflower Matar Bhurji Recipe

Cauliflower Bhurji with Matar is prepared by cooking grated cauliflower with peas and spices. They serve as great accompaniment for rice and is a modern twist to the traditional cauliflower fry. Ensure grated cauliflower are not over fried to avoid them from becoming soggy. This bhurji can be used as stuffing for roti/chapatti and can be packed for travel. They are a perfect recipe to be packed for kids lunch box. Serve Cauliflower Bhurji with Matar along with Boondi Raita and Phulkas for a ...

Mixed Millet Khichdi Recipe

Mixed Millet Khichdi is a hearty meal comprising multiple kinds of millets cooked together. This recipe uses foxtail millet and kodo millet in equal measure. Millets are considered very healthy and therefore used commonly to replace some of the more common grains we consume like wheat and rice. They are loaded with nutrients like copper, manganese, phosphorous and magnesium too. It helps that they are versatile, quick to prepare and very comforting when combined with a handful of ingredients. They ...

Manathakkali Kootu Recipe

The Manathakkali Kootu Recipe is a very classic South Indian recipe that is packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals. Kootu is a combination of dal and vegetable, with or without coconut. Manathakkali Kootu is a simple yet nutritious gravy that helps in controlling and treating acidity related problems. Serve the Manathakkali Keerai Kootu along with Steamed Rice, Salad for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner or even for a quiet Sunday lunch with family. If you like this recipe, ...

Bengali Phool Gobhir Paturi Recipe (Cauliflower & Potatoes With Poppy Seed Paste)

Phool Gobhir Paturi is a Bengali side dish prepared by cooking cauliflower and potato with poppy seed and black cumin seeds. The addition of poppy seed paste and black cumin seeds gives a unique aroma and taste to the dish. This delicious potato-cauliflower blend sabzi can be prepared in few minutes and is a versatile recipe which can be served along with rice, roti or chapati. If you like this recipe, explore more recipes from the Bengali Cuisine Bengali Luchi Recipe (Traditional Bengali Style ...

Urulaizhilangu Podimas (South Indian Style Potato Mash)

Urulaizhilangu Podimas is a very popular recipe from Tamil Nadu. It is also a simple recipe to cook and serve in no time. It is mildly spiced and is a perfect dish to be had along with Plain Rice and Rasam on a rainy day. It uses very little oil and spice making it a healthier choice to even pack it in kids lunch box. Serve this amazing Urulaizhilangu Podimas with Steamed Rice and Tomato Rasam or Sambar for the weeknight dinner along with some roasted papads. Here are few more potato recipes which ...

Tangy Corn Tamatar Bharta Recipe

What do you do when you run out of fresh vegetables at home? We make use of the frozen corn or peas. This Corn Tamatar Bharta Recipe was one such innovation on one of those days. It is simple, spicy and quite flavourful dish and is an amazing way to make use of the sweet corn. Serve the spicy and tangy Corn Tamatar Bharta with light Phulkas for dinner along with Chanar Dalna Recipe (Bengali Style Paneer & Potato Gravy) and steamed rice to make it a complete meal. If you like this recipe, try ...

Tandoori Chickpea & Cauliflower Curry Recipe (Vegan Curry)

The Tandoori Chickpea & Cauliflower Curry is a delicious twist to a curry that is packed with smoked flavors from the coal and crushed fennel seeds. The addition of chaat masala powder along with the spices gives this Gobi Curry a delectable taste. You can choose to make this dish dry or even in gravy form by adjusting the amount of tomato puree you add to it. Serve the Tandoori Chickpea & Cauliflower Curry in Tomato Curry along with hot steamed rice and a kachumber salad for a wholesome ...

Healthy Fulkopir Paturi Recipe (Bengali Style Cauliflower Dumplings)

This Fulkopir Paturi recipe is a vegetarian twist to the traditional Bengali ‘Paturi’, which is typically made with fish. Fish are marinated with spices dominated by mustard and then steam cooked in a banana leaf. In this vegetarian Paturi recipe, 'Fulkopir' or Cauliflower is grated and marinated in a spicy paste. Since this dish is steam cooked, there is very less use of oil. The flavours of the marinade remains intact after steaming. Fulkopir Paturi is a healthy and guilt free side dish that ...

     
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