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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Indian Non Veg Recipes
Goa is a total bliss when it comes to sea food lovers. Most restaurants get their fresh catch every day, which gets showcased right at their entrance. Customers are free to pick and choose from the display, that later gets served at their dinner table. One such dish which I always relish at my favourite restaurant in Goa is the Prawn Balchao. My colleagues love the prawn masala used in this one as the dish is a mixture of sweet, spice and sourness. The unique ingredient that makes the prawn even ...
Cooking a magnificent dish with so few ingredients and all in one pot is a perfect busy weekday lunch or dinner. This recipe is not just quick and easy but constructed to maximise flavour. The Kerala Style Konju Curry With Thengakothu is a culinary delight and such a wonderful recipe for those who dislike being in the kitchen for long hours. Kerala Style Konju Curry With Thengakothu is a perfect dish for all those bachelors or single people out there trying their hand at cooking for the first time.
Mustard Prawns In Coconut is a cuisine of coastal West Bengal and is quite famous during the monsoons. One interesting fact is that dish is prepared during "jamai sosti”, the festival celebrated in West Bengal where son-in-laws are offered different varieties of food by their respective mother-in-law and prayers are offered in their name along with gift exchanges. Regarding the nutritional aspect the dish is rich in protein (due to prawns)and good cholesterol (due to coconut as well as prawns).
What’s the best part about coastal places? The beaches, the serene beauty, and of course delicious food. Talk about coastal food, fish curry is the first dish that comes to my mind. Any coastal place I visit I make sure I taste the Nadan Meen Curry or Kerala Style fish curry which is a Kerala delicacy. The fresh catch and the unique spices used make the curry delicious.
This Nadan meen kari is traditional Kerala recipe. It’s a red spicy curry which uses kodumpuli (Malabar tamarind) and shallots ...
Moryechi Xacuti / Shark Curry Recipe is almost the same as chicken xacuti, only that you have to use less quantity of spices in order to get all the flavors of shark to get mixed up into the gravy. Only make sure that the shark is fresh and not frozen and try to use freshly grated coconut instead of dry one. Moryechi Xacuti/Shark Curry Recipe is one of the popular Goan fish recipe.
Serve Moryechi Xacuti along with Whole Wheat Lachha paratha or Steamed Rice for a weekday dinner.
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Spicy Jawla stuffed in Brinjal is an amazing seafood dish that is cooked with brinjal. Jawla are a kind of fish that come from prawn family and they are very small. These jawlas are cooked and stuffed in brinjal and can be served as a side dish.
Spicy Jawala stuffed in Brinjal tastes best with wheat chapatis, rice bhakris or steamed rice.
Here are few more brinjal recipes which you can try.
Kathrika Podi Curry
Brinjal Capsicum Subji
Beer Batter Prawns is a light and crispy appetizer which can be served with drinks like cocktails or mocktails for parties. Beer should be added while making the batter and immediately the prawns should be deep fried. These crispy golden fried prawns are a perfect finger food. You can serve these prawns with mayo or any type of dipping sauce. These prawns should be served hot as it turns crispy on the outside and soft inside. I have added pizza seasoning and garlic powder to this recipe. However, ...
Makki Atta and Mooli are a great combination enjoyed abundantly in winters up north. This recipe is a gluten free flatbread recipe enriched with sprouts and other salad to make this wholesome. This recipe uses typical punjabi ingredients to make a south Indian style patted roti.
Enjoy this flavourful Mooli Makki Roti with a cup of Masala Chai for a healthy wholesome breakfast.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Roti recipes such as
Masala Roti Recipe
Gluten Free Ragi Roti Recipe
Biyyapu Rotte or Rice flour roti is an authentic breakfast dish in south household's, traditionally served with kurma or peanut chutney. These rotis are cottony soft, tasty and healthy too. They make for a perfect breakfast or lunch option.
Other rotis that you can try are:
Besan & Atta Ki Roti Recipe
Masala Roti Recipe
Rajasthani Khooba Roti Recipe
Rajgira Puri Recipe (Navratri Fasting/Vrat Recipe) is a unleavened Indian fried bread made with rajgira flour/amaranth flour and potato as a binding agent. It is slight different from the normal puris made from the wheat flour. This is because of the type of different flour being used which is the rajgira flour giving varied texture. The Rajgira puris are much soft and grainy in texture.
The dish is preferred to be made during the Vrat season or the Fasting season of Navratri in the Northern region ...
Bhetki Begum Bahar is one rich and spicy fish curry that comes from Bengali Cuisine. A very popular dish is Bengali marriages and special occasions. The fish fillets have a typical shape that are marinated and later fried golden. The curry is typically cooked in mustard oil where the richness comes from the poppy seeds and the cashew paste used. The extensive use of mace and nutmeg powder gives the curry an amazing aroma and flavor and also gives a rich look. Serve Bhetki Begum Bahar Recipe with ...
Matar Ajwain Ki Puri is a simple and easy dish being very versatile as it can be had any time of the day, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. It has the added goodness of peas and does not take too much time to prepare.
The plus factor of Matar Ajwain Ki Puri is that it tastes amazing with yogurt alone.
Other puri recipes that you can try are:
Rajgira Puri Recipe
Achari Masala Puri Recipe
Palak (Spinach) Puri Recipe
A Bengali meal is always incomplete without a fish item. Either it's a fish fry or a curry like Macher Kalia, Macher Jhol, Bhapa Ilish or Paturi. Each dish has it's own charm & delicacy. So here I am with such a dish which is truly robust, a taste that lingers in your mouth. The recipe of ‘Doi Maach’ that I am going to share is very easy to follow. Just marinate the fish for 15 to 20 minutes and slow cook for 15 minutes. Voila, your dish is ready!
Serve Bengali Doi Maach along with Chingiri ...
Makki Ki Puri is a great and wonderful deep fried Indian bread which can be served with almost any sabzi made with maize flour and wheat flour. It is very popular bread as everyone loves eating them.
You will relish eating the Makki Ki Puri with side accompaniment of pickle, Aloo Dum and Tomato Onion Cucumber raita.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Puri recipes
Bihari Chana Dal Puri Recipe
Rajgira Puri Recipe
Achari Masala Puri Recipe
Rice Bhakri (Tandalachi Bhakri) is a typical Maharashtrian flatbread made using rice flour. It takes just a couple of ingredients to make Rice bhakri and once you get a hang of it ,they are quite simple to make. Rice bhakri should be had hot, smeared with butter or ghee. Rice Flour Bhakri Recipe (Maharashtrian Tandalachi Bhakri) can be served with curries or simply topped with some Lahsun ki Chutney and raw onion on the side, or with Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka. For a variation, you can add some ...
Lamb is the most popular meat used in Kashmiri cuisine. Wazwan, a royal feast, which is a multi-course meal spread consists mostly non vegetarian dishes. Most of the dishes are lamb based dishes, chicken is used too. It’s a feast fit for kings and consists of an array of about more than 30-course banquet. Rogan gosh, goshtaba, saffron pulao, kahwa, phirnee being some of the most popular dishes. In Kashmiri cuisine curd is used in most of the dishes, be it for gravy or in marinating. A range of ...
Parsi Salli Boti is a quintessential mutton dish that comes from Parsi cuisine and is typically served with crispy potato fries. Salli Boti is a semi dry spicy mutton curry that is slow cooked with various spices and gets the hot flavour and often teamed up with plain steamed rice. Served in every special occasion, Salli Boti is common favourite mutton dish in the community and outside as well.
Serve Parsi Salli Boti along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha and Steamed Rice for a weekend lunch or dinner.
The Karuveppilai Kuzhambu Recipe is a classic and a traditional south indian curry recipe, that is made from fresh curry leaves also known as Karuveppilai. The curry leaves are ground with roasted spiced and added to a spicy and tangy tamarind water. The flavors from roasted methi seeds and coriander seeds brings out delicious flavors and taste.
Serve the Karuveppilai Kuzhambu along with steamed rice and Potato Roast along a weekend lunch with family.
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Mushroom Pasanda is delicious creamy Mughlai gravy made with button mushroom, spices, saffron and cream. The addition of almonds into the curry along with roasted mushrooms and spices, brings out a very festive feel to this dish. Serve the Mushroom Pasanda along with Naan or Tawa paratha or a simple Jeera Pulao.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other recipes such as
Chena Kaya Erissery Recipe
Moong Dal Dubka Recipe
Paneer Kundan Kaliyan Recipe
Bandhakopir Ghonto is a simple yet flavourful stir fry dish from the Bengali Cuisine. Cabbage is a power house of so many nutrients. It is rich in Vitamin E that gives a glowing skin and healthy hair when consumed regularly. It is also high in Vitamin K that helps in improved brain function and protects one from nerve damage. It is anti inflammatory and helps build a strong immune system to fight illness. So, it is most ideal to include this humble vegetable in our daily diet. You can make ...
Moong Dal with Radish Greens Recipe is a quick and easy nutritious vegetable that you can make in a jiffy for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Fresh radish leaves not only add crunch to the dal but also increase its iron quotient of this sabzi. Radish Greens are high in fibre and make an excellent ingredient to cook with when catering to a diabetic person in the family. Serve this Moong Dal with Radish Greens for dinner or lunch as it is an excellent accompaniment for salad.
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Lentil Dal with Coconut Milk Recipe is a quick dal which gives a twist where the dal gets its flavors from coconut milk and a blend of five spices and fresh ginger and garlic. When garnished with coconut bits and a squeeze of lime juice, this dal recipe makes it rich, sumptuous and healthy.
Serve the Lentil Dal with Coconut Milk along with a steaming bowl of steamed rice, pickle and papad for an easy trip down to your granny’s.
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Sambar is a stew prepared with lentils that is served in southern part of India with Rice, Idli, Dosa and other recipes. Sambar is prepared with a variety of vegetables and is prepared differently depending on the region. In Kerala, sambar typically contains coconut. Most of the Kerala dishes use shallots or small onions. Red onions were never used in cooking until a decade or two before. In most of the villages small shallots were grown in their garden and used during cooking. Cheriya Ulli or shallots ...
Bhatura is a traditional North Indian Punjabi classic bread savored with Chola Masala - together called as "Chola Bhatura". The Bhatura is a spongy deep fried bread is made my combining flour along with yogurt and yeast that is made to ferment so that it gets that little sour taste from the yogurt which gives that classic favor and yet the softness. The addition of nigella seeds, fennel seeds or ajwain seeds enhances the flavor of this delicious Bhatura.
Yeast is not traditionally added ...