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.

Kerala Style Eggplant Curry Recipe

Kerala Style Eggplant Curry is a dish that I learnt from my mum. A very simple dish which is just perfect for a cold rainy day. It warms you up with all the spices and the richness from the coconut milk. It is super easy to make, yet has all the flavours and warmth of a traditional Kerala dish. Did you know- Eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and copper. It is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients ...

Tandoori Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe

The Tandoori Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe is a quintessential dish of the North Indian cuisine. In this recipe the Paneer, the Indian Cottage cheese is flavored with a variety of spices including chaat masala to give it the additional punch. I have also used the Coal Smoking Method  to give the Paneer Tikka Masala a tandoori flavor. Serve the Paneer Tikka Masala along with a favorite Raita to me a complete dinner for your family. Take a look at what more dishes can be whipped up ...

Beetroot Stew with Coconut Milk Recipe (With a South Indian Flavor)

The Beetroot Stew with Coconut Milk Recipe is a wholesome stew on its own that is quick and easy to make for a weeknight dinner or a summertime party at home. The beetroots are cooked separately along with the spices and then simmer along with a coconut milk curry. The seasoning of mustard and urad dal along with curry leaves, adds to the punch of this delicious curry. Give it a try and Serve the Beetroot Stew with Coconut Milk along with Indian Bread Did You Know: Beetroots ...

Chole Capsicum Masala Recipe

Chole Capsicum Masala is a north Indian style chickpea preparation with capsicum. This cuisine is popular all over India. The chole / kabuli-chana and capsicum (here I have used the green capsicum) are cooked deliciously in a cashew-based curry. The unique flavour of capsicum lends itself really well in this masala curry. Often I made this as a side dish for roti / paratha / any pulao. So why to wait? Let’s go by detailed instructions mentioned below in order to make this delicious chole capsicum ...

Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi Recipe / Sev Tamta Nu Shaak

Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi also known Sev Tameta Nu Shaak in Gujarati is a delicious recipe made from sev cooked in a tangy tomato gravy. This sabzi is made popularly during the festival of paryushan parva when roots and other vegetables are not included in the diet. Chunky tomatoes are stewed in turmeric and asafoetida which gives it a unique flavor and finally garnished with crispy Sev. Serve Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi Recipe / Sev Tamta Nu Shaak with rotis or missi roti for lunch. If you like ...

Saag Tofu Recipe (Tofu Simmered in Spiced Mustard & Spinach Leaves)

The Saag Tofu Recipe is a twist to the traditional Saag Paneer. Saag, is a spiced North Indian dish that is made from fresh greens, like mustard leaves and spinach leaves. The addition of garlic, and ginger along with garam masala brings out the flavors of the delicious and classic recipe. The Saag Tofu is made vegan and can be relished along with pickle onions and Tawa Paratha or Makki Roti for lunch or dinner. If you like Recipes with Spinach and Paneer, then you might ...

Goan Style Black Chickpeas And Cucumber Masala Recipe (Taushem Tondak)

The Taushem Tondak is a delicious Goan style Black Chickpeas and Cucumber Masala Curry that is made in a tangy and spicy coconut base. Taushem means cucumber and tondak means masala gravy. The addition of Kabuli chana or black chickpeas to this tondak to make it a bit unique and a twist I have given to the recipe. You can add any type of gram to this tondak to make it a high protein and wholesome dish. Serve the Black Chickpeas And Cucumber Masala (Taushem Tondak) along with steamed rice for ...

Vegetable Malai Kofta Curry Recipe (Non Fried)

Vegetable Malai Kofta Curry Recipe (Non Fried) is a healthy version of the traditional dish that is a specialty of Northern India. The curry has small vegetable balls known as Kofta's that are usually fried before adding it to the spicy gravy.  In this recipe, I have shown you a method of how you can make your Kofta's healthy without deep frying them. Serve the delicious Vegetable Kofta Curry with Rice Dish of your choice. You can also serve these pan fried Vegetable Malai Kofta Curry Recipe ...

Pineapple Gojju Recipe (Karnataka Style Tangy And Spicy Pineapple Curry)

Pineapple Gojju Recipe is a sweet and spicy, tangy curry made using pineapples, typical to Karnataka. It is a festive dish and served during weddings and other celebrations when a traditional meal is served on a banana lead. It is rich in flavour, thanks to the pineapple and freshly ground spices that are used. It is best served with hot Steamed Rice, but can also be served with Chapatis. Have you tried some other regional specialities like Kerala Cheriya Ulli Sambar, Hyderabadi Khatti Dal and Parsi ...

Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe is a Punjabi dish which is usually cooked on Tawa or a frying pan! Cooking in a tawa gives a unique flavor and consistency to the dish. A semi dry gravy of paneer cooked in tomato gravy with spices and fresh cream, this masala features an aromatic array of flavors. They are great for chapatis/roti. Serve paneer Tawa masala with hot Rotis or Phulkas and raitha of your choice! Here are a few other interesting paneer recipes worth trying Smoked Tandoori Paneer Tikka Recipe Achari ...

Green Peas Nimona Recipe

Green Peas Nimona is a traditional side dish recipe of North India. It is generally made in winters because peas is easily available in the market. This dish is famous in Lucknow and Kanpur and is an amazing recipe if you want to try something different with peas. Serve Green Peas Nimona with Jeera Rice and Lauki Raita for a weekday lunch. If you like this recipe, you can also try Dry Methi Malai Matar, Lauki Bharta and Achari Aloo Parwal Sabzi.  

Garlic Chickpeas And Spinach Curry Recipe

Garlic Chickpeas And Spinach Curry Recipe is a Middle Eastern-inspired  curry with light flavours. It is perfect to serve with roti, rice, breads or just as it is, like soup from the bowl. I like to add a fried egg on top and have it for breakfast as well. Rich in proteins, iron and vitamin C, it is nutritious and perfect for vegans to consume as well. Serve this delicious Garlic Chickpeas And Spinach Curry Recipe with Saffron Pilaf and Pita Bread, or Jeera Rice. If you like this recipe, you ...

Goan Mushroom Xacuti Recipe

Goan Mushroom Xacuti is an authentic Goan traditional dish which tastes the best when cooked using wild or forest mushrooms, which are available during the rainy season. On the other hand Xacuti is a Goan Masala with certain blend of spices which is extremely popular across India and is used to prepare gravy based recipes.You can also cook this recipe with simple mushrooms, but for the real taste you should always go for the forest ones. Wild mushrooms are a bit more rubbery in taste and takes more ...

Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe (Pumpkin with Desi Channa or Black Eyed Beans in Spicy Coconut)

Kerala Kootu Curry Recipe is a very traditional north Kerala dish that is made from Yellow Pumpkin cooked along with Desi Channa or Black Eyed Beans and spiced with coconut. When I first had this dish in an ayurvedic restaurant I fell in love with it. The beans you wish to add is purely your choice and taste. I sometimes add whole toor dal (as shown in the image), desi chana (dark brown chickpea) or even black-eyed beans. Serve Kerala Kootu Curry along with Sambar of your choice. If you like ...

Pitor Ki Sabzi Recipe

Pitor Ki Sabzi is a traditional Rajasthani curry of shallow fried chickpea dumplings in spicy yogurt gravy. Pitor ki Sabzi, is very easy to cook but it needs a little technique to get the perfect pitor. It is usually served with hot steamed rice which is a flawless combo, do try it to believe it. Basically, the curry of the pitor is thin, but if you prefer you can adjust its consistency as per your need. Serve Pitor Ki Sabzi with steamed rice or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha and Lauki raita for a complete ...

Amtekai Gojju Recipe - Indian Hog Plum Curry

The Indian hog plum is also known as Amtekai or Ambade and if you haven't, you are really missing something. It's tangy and looks little similar to tiny raw mango . That's why may be it's called wild mangoes too. Amtekai is a very popular fruit in Coastal Karnataka and is used as a souring agent to make pickles, curries , chutneys, raita and much more. The Amtekai Gojju Recipe is a classic dish made from this fruit which is flavored with traditional south indian spices in a coconut curry base. ...

Mooga Gathi (Sprouted Moong In Coconut Paste) Recipe

Mooga Gathi or Mooghache Gathi is a traditional Goan dish usually served in temples. This dish is made using green gram or moong sprouts in a delicious coconut gravy which is tempered with mustard leaves and curry leaves. This is a pure veg dish made without using onion and garlic. Yet, this dish tastes so delicious that you will want to eat more. This dish is also made on special occasions like religious functions and festivals where we eat pure veg food. It tastes best with pooris, but some people ...

Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry Recipe

Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry Recipe is a creamy coconut based curry with an Indian touch of turmeric powder and garam masala. This recipe is a perfect dish for your weekend dinners with your friends or family.  Serve Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry Recipe along with Steamed rice or Pudina Tawa Paratha for a weekday lunch or dinner. If you like this Tofu recipe, you can also try Tofu & Capsicum Paratha and Tofu masala rice.

Kerala Style Vendakkai Pachadi Recipe (Okra in Coconut Curry)

Pachadi is an essential side dish at any Kerala Sadya (Grand feast), whether it is a wedding or a religious holiday or a birthday. Pachadi is a side dish made from different vegetables like ginger, cucumber, pineapple, lady’s finger, bitter gourd or ginger. The traditional Vendakka Pachadi uses deep fried okra/ lady's finger. But my version of Kerala Style Vendakkai Pachadi Recipe uses baked okra making it healthier with very less oil. A Pachadi usually uses only yogurt for the gravy but I ...

Cabbage & Buttermilk Curry Recipe

Cabbage & Buttermilk Curry Recipe is one of my mother’s creation adapted from Gujarati kadi recipe. To prepare the curry, spicy buttermilk is mixed with seasoned shredded cabbage.This easy and healthy buttermilk curry is great when had with hot chapati, phulka or plain cooked rice. Have a look at the other popular buttermilk based recipes that we have Poha Buttermilk Idli Recipe Oats Mor Kali (Kazhi) Recipe (Oats & Buttermilk Breakfast Porridge) Gujarati Khatta Mag/ Moong Recipe (Green ...

Soya Pilaf/Pulav Recipe

For all those who don't like soya chunks, Soya Pilaf is one such pot meal studded with dry fruits and is simply aromatic that will certainly tantalize your taste buds and make you fall in love with the soya chunks. Trust me, this simple Soya Pilaf is no less than a laborious traditional Biryani. A perfect lunch or dinner option on sudden arrival of guests. Serve Soya Pilaf with Burani Raita, Beetroot Raita or any other Raita of your choice. You can also try other similar Pulav Recipes like Beans ...

Mixed Sprouts Sabzi Recipe

Mixed Sprouts Curry Recipe is a healthy and easy dish to make. It is a high protein dish made with mixed sprouts of your choice. Prepare sprouts during the previous day to whip up this quick meal the next day. Shorter the sprouted germ, more is the helpful protein within. This Mixed Sprouts Curry Recipe can be served with Pulao for a complete meal. Take a look at How to make sprouts at home. If you like this recipe, take a look at what more can be done with sprouts Sprouts Salad Recipe Sprouted ...

Tomato Gojju (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe)

Tomato Gojju is one of the easiest side dish (South Indian Style Tomato Curry Recipe) that can be made, especially when you are pressed for time. Tomatoes are cooked with jaggery and a couple of spices to make this quick accompaniment for rotis or rice. This no onion no garlic side dish is also good for those days when you have majorly tomatoes alone in your crisper. Sweet, spicy and tangy Tomato Gojju with Roti or Rice along with Paruppu Podi makes for a quick weekday or lunch box meal. If you ...

     
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