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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'Bhogichi Bhaji' is a traditional winter recipe cooked all across Maharashtra on the day of 'Bhogi' which is a day prior to 'Makar Sankranti.' This dish celebrates the seasonal bounty of winter vegetables along with groundnuts and sesame seeds which provide the much needed warmth and nourishment to the body during winters. It is packed with all essential nutrients and vitamins from seasonal vegetables like red carrots, fresh green Chana (Chola/chickpea/harbhara), flat green beans (Val Papdi) and ...
Mirchi Ka Salan is a very traditional recipe from the Hyderabadi/ Andhra cuisine served on the Eid festival. Salan is hot and spicy and has a tangy gravy. All the spiciness comes from chillies and tamarind, and the gravy blended with other freshly ground spices and peanuts. Mirchi ka salan is traditionally served as a side dish for Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani. You can also serve this dish with plain steamed rice or Tawa Paratha.
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The Spinach & Millet Pulao Recipe is a great way to include millets in your diet. I have used foxtail millet, also known as Thinai in Tamil. It is one of those millets that are easy to cook. You can also use broken wheat to make this pulao. A lot of times, when I make a pulao with grains or millets, I tend to use either broken wheat or foxtail millet instead of rice. This recipe of the pulao is also satvik and does not use onion and garlic and making it even more healthy and nutritious. ...
Corn Korma Recipe is a quick recipe when compared with other vegetable korma recipes. It is spiced mildly with peppercorns and is much creamy in consistency in spite of not adding any nuts, which is due to its main ingredient, corn. Serve Corn Korma with hot phulkas and Moongphali Bhindi Recipe to make it a complete weeknight dinner.
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Navratan Korma Recipe
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The Mooli Ka Saag & Moong Dal Ki Sabzi is a nutritious and healthy stir fry vegetable that is made with the greens of radish together with moong dal. The dish is cooked with less oil and has a perfect blend of spices and can be served as side dish along with hot steamed rice or even roti.
Serve the Mooli Ka Saag & Moong Dal Ki Sabzi along with Phulka, Aloo Tuk and Carrot Tomato Salad for a wholesome weeknight dinner.
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The taste of every version of food has its own joy! Dry Methi Malai Matar is a very rich and creamy dish of North India which is made with the paste of cashew nuts and loads of fresh cream. Well, this recipe is made only with cream but you can always add cashew nut paste whichever suits your taste buds.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other methi recipes like Aloo Methi Sabzi, Chana Methi Dal and Methi and Palak Paratha.
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Methi Moong Dal Sabzi is a lip-smacking dry preparation of fresh fenugreek and split green gram tossed with spices. Since this is a dry preparation, it can easily be carried in a lunch box for a school or an office. If you wish to make this preparation as no onion-no garlic recipe, skip the onions and follow the rest and you have an amazingly delicious light healthy meal ready to be served.
Serve Methi Moong Dal Sabzi with phulkas, jeera rice and Rajasthani dal for a delicious meal.
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The Baingan Ka Chokha Recipe is a delicious Smoked & Spiced Eggplant dish that is a very popular recipe from Bihari cuisine.It is often made during winters in bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand region and served along with Litti, which is a spiced crisp spread made from wheat flour and sattu atta. The combination of the dish is called Litti Choka.
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Goan Pumpkin Sabzi is yet another delicious and healthy dish that we make in Goa especially on the vegetarian days. Try this recipe to give a twist to your regular pumpkin sabji. It is even enjoyed by the kids because of the sweet taste of pumpkin.
Did you know- Pumpkins are considered to be a super food and since they are rich in vitamin A, they also boost eye health. They also lower the blood pressure and protects the heart.
Serve Goan Pumpkin Sabzi with Goan Mushroom Xacuti, Steamed rice and ...
The Chawli (Beans) Ajwain Ki Sabzi Recipe get whole new meaning due to the addition of ajwain and a little bit of jaggery along with chili powder. The addition of mustard oil gives this sabzi a great zing and flavor. The chawli beans handles the sweet sour and spicy taste really well and goes well with Phulkas or even Gujarati Dal and Chawal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dry Vegetable recipes such as
Sweet Corn Poriyal Recipe
Awadhi Style Karela Ka Dulma Recipe
Methi Turai Ki Sabzi is a dry vegetable preparation of fenugreek leaves and ridge gourd stir fried together with some spices. This healthy combination makes a delicious quick comforting addition to a homely lunch or dinner. Enjoy the combined goodness of both these vegetables packed into one delicious dish. Serve Methi Turai Ki Sabzi along with hot salad.
Did you know: Ridge gourd has several nutritional benefits, is loaded with fibers, vitamins, and minerals and is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. ...
Sookhi Moong Palak Dal is a dry spinach sabji made with whole green moong and is a great healthy accompaniment for almost any Indian meal. It uses few ingredients but is flavourful and packs quite a nutrient punch. Usually, it is made with Raita. It is best made in an iron kadhai/skillet, for the look and for the taste/nutrition.
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Arbi (Colocasia) is one of the finest source of fiber, iron, vitamin B-complex, zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese. The flavors from the tomato and onions, make this dish truly delicious and tasty.
Serve Arbi Tomato Onion Sabzi with phulkas and Rajasthani Kadhi for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Arbi recipes such as
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Sesame Peanut Potato Mix is a delicious combination of potatoes and peanut. It is spicy and tangy in taste and can be served as a side dish with your meals.
Serve Sesame Peanut Potato Mix with Phulkas or Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas. You can also have it on its own with a cup of hot tea as a tea time snack.
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Bharwa Bhindi and Pyaaz Ki Sabzi is a popular Rajasthani dish which is spicy and delicious. It is mostly served as a side six along dal, rice and phulkas. In this dish, spicy garlic and onion paste is filled in the bhindi and is fried along with pearl onions.
Serve Bharwa Bhindi and Pyaaz Ki Sabzi with Panchmel Dal, Steamed Rice and Phulkas for a delicious meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajasthani recipes such as
Pitor Ki Sabzi
Rabodi Ki Sabzi
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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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) 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.
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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 ...