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.
Well, if the name itself wasn't enough to get you drooling, this version has some fragrant and inviting pickling spices to take the already amazing smoky eggplant dish many notches higher.
Enjoy Achari Baingan Bharta with Phulkas and Panchmel Dal for a weekday meal.
You can also try other Baingan recipes such as
Bihari Style Baingan Ka Chokha
Palak Baingan Ki Sabzi
Bengali Style Shaak Bhaja Recipe (Stir Fried Green Amaranth Recipe) is an vegetarian dry dish made from green amaranth leaves.The leaves are tossed with poppy seeds and roasted peanuts to a give a crunchy element which balances out the dish. Every Bengali meal is completed by serving a dish made from these leaves.
Using greens in your dish helps to give essential vitamins and iron that are required for a healthy body. Amaranth leaves especially is full of antioxidants and minerals which help in ...
Boondi And Spring Onion Green Sabzi is easy to make and can be served with paratha or roti. It is something different and the boondi makes it even more delicious. If you are bored of regular Spring onion Sabzi, give this recipe a try!
Serve Boondi And Spring Onion Greens Sabzi along with Panchmel Dal and Tawa Paratha for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Veg Dry recipes such as
Stuffed Karela With Aloo Recipe
Capsicum Usili Recipe
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Roasted Cauliflower is a very simple but delicious side dish. Cauliflower florets are tossed with some olive oil and spices and then roasted in the oven. The humble vegetable gets an appetising make over as it slightly caramelizes and is sure to please even those who are not fond of it. Roasted cauliflower can be served as a party snack or a side dish with some couscous or quinoa.
Serve Roasted Cauliflower as a starter or as a side dish along with Panchmel Dal and Phulkas for a weekday lunch or ...
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
Bhindi with Cashews & Coconut Sabzi Recipe is a nice way to cook bhindi as a side dish. This sabzi recipe is apt when you have guests at home, since it's easy and impressive side dish. This recipe of Bhindi with cashews and coconut sabzi goes well with rasam.
Here are a few more variation that can be created with Bhindi
Dahi Bhindi Recipe (Okra in Yogurt Curry with Caramelized Onions)
Shahi Bhindi Recipe in Cashew Nut Gravy (Okras in Cashew Nut Curry)
Masalewali Bhindi Recipe
Kurkuri Bhindi And Onion Masala is a go to recipe for your house parties. Simple yet something different, I am sure your guests will love it. Try this twist to your regular bhindi and you will make it again and again.
Serve Kurkuri Bhindi And Onion Masala along with Panchmel dal and Phulka for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bhindi recipes such as
Dahi Bhindi Recipe
Bhindi Masala Recipe
Ajwain Tamatar Bhindi Recipe
Amrood Ni kari ( Parsi Style Dry Guava Curry) is a twist to the normal Indian subzis that use vegetables. In this recipe, we have incorporated spice into the guava fruit by making it as a curry. The guavas are pressure cooked so that we get soft but still a firm texture.
The recipe has been inspired from Parsi Cuisine, the cuisine has a lot of techniques used while cooking but one of the most famous methods is their pressure cooking techniques, which helps to build the flavour and ...
Besan Aur Mirch Ki Sabzi is a perfect side dish to serve along with your meal. In Rajasthan, it is usually made to serve along with Dal Baati. It can be made and stored in fridge for 2 to 3 days.
Serve Besan Aur Mirch Ki Sabzi along with Rajasthani Dal Baati Churma for a holiday lunch with your friends and family.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dry Vegetable Sabzi such as
Kashmiri Style Turnip Tchat Goji Recipe
Black Chana Masala Recipe
Chatpata baby Potato Recipe
Doodh Doodhi is a basic, simple, healthy, creamy, light on the tummy curry which can be served with chapatis. Simple and quick to make, this curry tastes good when it is hot, but also tastes great in room temperature. It is a perfect dish to serve in your kids lunch box too.
Serve Doodh Dudhi Recipe along with Phulkas or Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas for a weekday meal.
You might also like to try these recipes-
Lauki (Doodhi) Kofta
Doodhi Na Muthiya Dhokla
Doodhi Tomatar ki Sabzi.
Here's a bowlful of simple, healthy and comforting side dish, that's great to cool your body naturally. Tambli is a very traditional Karnataka dish which our grannys have been making from many years . Thambli is mild, medicinal and soothing dish that makes a meal wholesome. For better understanding we can call term tambli as medicated buttermilk / a type of raita / cold soup .You can prepare tambli with anything and most of them takes just 10 mins.Today it is " Menthe Tambli ( Tambuli ) / Fenugreek ...
Dahi Suran Ki Sabzi Recipe (Stir-Fried Yam in Dry Yogurt Curry Recipe) is an innovative recipe tried with diced yam pieces which are tossed with regular Indian spice and coated with thick yogurt. The curd helps to provide a gravy texture to the whole dish and thus does not let the spices overpower it too much.
This recipe is very simple and can be made in few minutes, whenever one is in a hurry to go out for work. This will help in providing a good amount of nutrition to the body as it does ...
Chena Vazhakkai Erissery is a healthy vegetable made from raw bananas and yam. The Erissery is a traditional dish from the Kerala that is flavored with coconut, black pepper, cumin, and turmeric. It is also served during the Onam Sadya, a meal that is made during the Onam festival of Kerala. Serve Chena Vazhakkai Erissery with steamed rice and Tomato Rasam for wholesome weekday lunch.
Did you know: Yams are one of carbohydrate rich, staple tuber vegetables of West African ...
The Idichakka Thoran Recipe is a super healthy and high in fiber vegetable that is a speciality dish of South India. The young fruit is called "Polos" in Sri Lanka, and ‘Idichakka” in Kerala and "Panasa Pottu Koora" in Andhra. The skin of unripe young jack fruit must be shaved off first, only after which the edible portion is chopped to be cooked and eaten. The young jackfruit has a mild flavour and distinctive texture and when combined with spices like green chillies and coconut, ...
Stuffed aubergines, bharwan baingan or as we call this dish in Marathi ‘bharleli vaangi’ are delicious whichever name you choose. My aubergine averse better half is now a convert, thanks to this recipe.
This recipe can be baked in an oven as well. Try use small, firm and gleaming aubergines for the recipe. The small rounds ones work just as well, but my personal favourites are the slim and tapered variety for best results in the sauté pan.
Did you know: Eggplant is a very good source ...
Poricha Kuzhambu is a traditional recipe from the Tirunelveli region of Tamil Nadu. It is a mixed vegetables and lentil stew, prepared using the mildly spiced coconut mix. It makes for a wonderful side dish with steamed rice. Since it uses mild spices, it is easy on the tummy as well.
Serve the Poricha Kuzhambu along with steamed rice, Manathakkali Kai Vathal Kuzhambu, Carrot and Beans Poriyal Recipe and potato roast for a full course Tamil Nadu style lunch menu on the weekend.
If you ...
Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu is a traditional Tamil Nadu style spicy and tangy dish made with urad dal papads and had along with steamed rice. It is easy to prepare and comes in handy on days you run out of fresh vegetables in the pantry. Serve the Appalam Vathal Kuzhambu along with steamed rice and Chow Chow Kootu for an interesting weeknight dinner.
Other similar kuzhambu recipes that you can try are:
Tirunelveli Style Mor Kuzhambu Recipe
Ellu Kuzhambu (Sesame Seeds Kuzhambu) Recipe
The Mustard Vegetable Curry is made from a delicious blend of Dijon Mustard, mixed vegetables and a subtle set of ingredients like cumin, chilli, and coconut milk. The dijon mustard and the coconut milk make a delicious and unique combination for a curry, making it perfect to be served along with a crusted bread or even steamed rice or tawa paratha for dinner.
If you like this recipe, here are more curry recipes to try
Marwadi Gatte Ki Kadhi Recipe (Gram Flour Dumpling In Yogurt Curry Recipe)
The Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry is a perfect blend of pan roasted cauliflowers and bell peppers that are simmered in a delicate coconut milk curry flavored with coriander powder, curry leaves, chillies, cloves and cinnamon.
Serve the Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry, along with a hot bowl of steamed Foxtail Millet or Pearl Millets or Rice for a weeknight dinner
Did You Know: Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory ...
Lobia or black eyed beans is one of the most nutritional dried beans which can be included in our diet. It has no fat and is low in calories making it a perfect food to be included for diabetics and heart patients. It also has good amount of folates and potassium, which is needed during pregnancy. Punjabi Lobia Masala is a delicious and spicy curry which uses simple spices. Lobia as such does not have any taste of its own, hence it is easy to cook it with various spices to make it flavourful. Serve ...
Kerala, the land of spices, is known for it's lip smacking coastal malabari cuisines, World famous onam sadya and many more delicious dishes. Nadan Tomato Curry is a flavourful, simple and delicious side dish from Kerala Cuisine. Fresh and juicy tomatoes are cooked along with green chillies in a coconut cumin paste. The tempering of coconut oil and mustard adds to the flavour of this dish. This dish can be made within ten minutes and can be served along with rice, appams or dosas. A must try!
Tomato Methi Rice Recipe is a power packed delicious rice dish. Methi or fenugreek leaves are a powerhouse of iron and Vitamin C. Since it is also rich in dietary fibres, it is beneficial for controlling the sugar level and cholesterol in the body. It uses mild spices making it a perfect kids lunch box recipe.
Serve the Tomato Methi Rice Recipe along with Tomato Onion Cucumber raita and roasted papad for kids lunch box or for a light weeknight dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other ...
The Gobi Musallam Recipe is a delicious and simple preparation of the cauliflower vegetable. I had tasted this recipe in one of the North Indian restaurants while I was living in the US and it immediately attracted my palate. In the traditional method of making this dish, the entire cauliflower is boiled in pot/ roasted and cooked, but I prefer making florets of the cauliflower as it is quicker to cook and also easier to eat as well. I simply love this recipe, as it is bursting with flavors ...
Light & Healthy Methi Matar Ki Sabzi is a classic dish that is most often made with a lot of cream and cashew nuts, making it heavy. This recipe is light and nutritious and made with ingredients like hung curd and almonds to neutralize the bitterness of the fenugreek leaves. You can serve the Methi Matar Malai along with Tawa Paratha for a weeknight dinner.
If you are looking for methi recipes here are some :
Aloo Methi Masala Recipe | Potato & Fenugreek curry
Methi Muthiya ...