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.

No Onion No Garlic Cabbage Kofta Curry Recipe

The festivals are arriving and this is the time when some particular religious communities quit eating Onion and Garlic. As India is a multi cultural country, hence their are certain casts who never intake onion garlic, such as Jainism. In Jain community the intake of Onion and Garlic is strictly prohibited, or anything that grows beneath the soil is not acceptable to eat. Thankfully our food culture is so vast that for every ingredient we have some substitutes ready. Hence making a No Onion No Garlic ...

Himachali Chana Madra Recipe (Chickpeas In Yogurt Based Gravy)

Madra is a thick yogurt based gravy which is a very popular dish in Himachal. Most of the time it is prepared in Himachal’s traditional function called Dhaam and is eaten along with rice and other similar delicacies. Serve Himachali Chana Madra with steamed rice and Kachumber Salad for a perfect meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chickpea recipes such as Chickpea Sundal Recipe Kala Vatana Amti Recipe Chickpea and Peanut Salad Recipe  

Vepampoo Kara Kuzhambu Recipe (Dried Neem Flower Gravy)

Vepampoo has myriad of benefits and is perfectly suitable for all age groups. I generally include vepampoo weekly once in any one of my dish as it has antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. One of the dish which I make out neem flowers is Kara Kuzhambu. This dish does not show the bitterness of neem flower if cooked properly. The tangy taste of tamarind combined with roasted neem flowers is really drool worthy. Serve Vepampoo Kara Kuzhambu along ...

Danyachi Amti Recipe (Maharashtrian Style Groundnut Curry)

Danyachi Amti (Groundnut Amti) is a simple groundnut based curry that is typically made during religious fasts in Maharashtra. This protein rich curry usually accompanies Bhagar. Groundnut paste is tempered with ghee and a couple of spices to make this simple Maharashtrian Style Groundnut Curry. Buttermilk or Amsul (Dried Kokum skin) is used as a souring agent which also aids in digestion. The buttermilk quantity may vary depending on its sourness. Serve Danyachi Amti with Sabudana Khichdi. Explore ...

Mochar Ghonto Recipe (Traditional Banana Blossom Curry From West Bengal)

'Mocha' in Bengali means Plantain flowers or Banana blossoms. Plantain Flowers have amazing health benefits. They are high source of vitamins and minerals and also helps to prevent infections. They are beneficial for nursing mothers as it is believed to increase breast milk. The magnesium in the banana blossom makes it a 'happy' flower as it is believed to reduce anxiety and alleviate your mood. The 'Mochar Ghonto' is a traditional Bengali preparation, where the banana flowers are cooked along with ...

Vegan Navratan Korma Recipe

The Vegan Navratan Korma Recipe is a rich gravy with vegetables, fruit, dry fruits and nuts with a delicate flavour and richness from all the nut paste and creamy yogurt. This is a great dish to make when you have special guests or when you are in a mood to pamper your family.  Serve the Vegan Navratan Korma along with a Paneer Pulao with Green Peas and Tadka Raita Recipe (Spiced Curd With Onions) to make a delicious weeknight dinner or even serve as a main course for parties.  If ...

Suran Moongphali Curry Recipe (Yam/Jimikand Curry with Peanuts)

Yams are a good source of Vitamin B6, vitamin C, healthy fats, antioxidants and also aid in healthy digestion.  Suran Moongphali Curry Recipe is something that can be eaten during fasts as well, as it has high nutritional content and will keep you feeling full for a long time. This Suran Moongphali Curry Recipe is super easy and quick to prepare, with a delicious crunch of ground peanuts, that you can serve along with Sabudana Khichdi during fasting days or along with steamed rice for ...

Kurkuri Bhindi With Spicy Tomato Yogurt Gravy Recipe

Kurkuri Bhindi With Spicy Tomato Yogurt Gravy is a lip smacking side dish which can be served with any dal or kadhi for a wholesome meal. It is spicy, tangy and the crispy bhindi in it adds to the taste and flavour. Serve Kurkuri Bhindi With Spicy Tomato Yogurt Gravy along with Panchmel Dal, Phulkas and Rice for a perfect weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Vegetable gravy recipes such as Achari Paneer Recipe Spicy Matar Masala Recipe Maharashtrain Kulith Shengole ...

Tomato Onion Gravy Sabzi Recipe

Tomato Onion Gravy Sabzi is a perfect dish to cook when you are out of vegetables in your fridge. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. It is very popular in Rajasthani households and is usually cooked as a side dish along with dal. It is one of those recipes which takes less than 30 minutes to cook. Try this one and you will cook it again and again. Serve Tomato Onion Gravy Sabzi along with Gujarati Dal and Phulkas for a weekday lunch or dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other ...

Hara Chana Masala Recipe

Hara Chana or popularly known as Choliya or Green Chickpeas is a winter speciality of the Northern India. The fresh green chickpeas are tender, sweet and a delight to munch on. It has ample amounts of dietary fibres making it a super food to include in our diets. This recipe however, makes use of the dried green chickpeas variety. It is cooked with mild aromatic spices, making it a perfect accompaniment with roti's or steamed rice on a rainy evening. Serve the warm Hara Chana Masala Recipe along ...

Vegan Chickpeas And Broccoli Curry Recipe

If you are particular about veganism, then chickpeas and broccoli curry would come as a saviour and sounds delicious. Chickpeas with its numerous health benefits help to manage weight, lowers the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decreases the risk of heart disease. Broccoli being nutrition powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little calories. The combination of chickpeas and broccoli supply essential nutrients needed for a person for a day and what’s more interesting is, it is ...

Oriya Style Ghanta Tarkari Recipe (Mixed Vegetables Curry)

Ghanta Tarkari is a signature Odia recipe where variety of vegetables are cooked with soaked pulses and legumes in huge quantities and distributed among neighbors. Due to the presence of so many vegetables, the nutrient content of this curry is also high. This mixed vegetable dish from Odisha is somewhat similar in the lines of Aviyal of Kerala or Undhyoo of Gujarat. Though this curry is made during festivals throughout the year, but the Ghanta which is prepared the next day on the occasion of Dwitbahana ...

Mullangi Curry(South Indian Style Radish Stir Fry) Recipe

Radish is called 'Mullangi' in Tamil. A juicy root vegetable , radish is filled with nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It is high in fibre and is most beneficial for weight loss. Radish is very effective in relieving one from constipation, respiratory disorders and blood pressure. Radish oil, leaves and seeds are used even for many medicinal preparations too. It is wise to include this vegetable in our daily diet. This Mullangi Curry recipe is a simple South Indian Style Stir fry that can be prepared ...

Goan Moolyacho Ross Recipe (Goan Radish Curry)

Goan Moolyacho Ross is a traditional Goan preparation. Ross means Goan curry and moolo means radish. This curry is similar to Goan drumstick curry or sangacho ross, but to this curry mom does not add black pepper seeds. You can have this curry with steamed rice, rava fried vegetable, stir fry or bhaji, kokum kadi, papad and salad to have a simple Goan veg lunch. This curry may appear simple, but it is nutritious as radish is loaded with fibre, vitamin B6 and folic acid which are very good for health. ...

Amritsari Gobi Matar Recipe (Punjabi Style Creamy Cauliflower and Peas Curry)

Cauliflower or Gobi as it is known in Hindi, is a favourite winter time vegetable in North India. It is stuffed inside a delicious paratha or cooked along with vegetables like potatoes(aloo), peas(matar) to be served as an interesting side dish. Now a days, Gobi is available through out the year, there by allowing us to consume this wonderful vegetable any time. In South India, 'Gobi' is more loved as a crunchy snack. The cauliflower (Gobi) is full of nutrients, vitamins and fibre. In this recipe, ...

Sev Usal Recipe

Sev Usal Recipe is one of the tastiest usal I have tried! This usal is hot spicy, tangy and sweet. It is an easy usal recipe since it is a pressure cooker recipe, and hence so no-hassles! Ready in no time to enjoy Sev Usal Recipe with Pav and Gol Gappa Chaat Recipe during tea time with Kadak chai. If you like this recipe, look here for more similar recipes Vatana Usal Recipe (Spicy Peas Curry) Moong Sprouts Usal Recipe (Indian Salad Chaat) Usal Pav (A Delicious Mumbai Street Food) Kolhapuri ...

Odiya Style Chana Dal With Potato & Pumpkin Curry Recipe

Odiya Style Chana Dal cooked With Potato And Pumpkin is a very sought-after dish in every Odia household. This Chana Dal With Potato And Pumpkin Curry Recipe is a dal liked by all for its amazing taste of spicy dal blended with sweetness of pumpkin. It is a nutritious and a wholesome dish which goes very well with rice or poori. This dal is prepared with Buta dali or Chana dal or Bengal gram, along with bay leaf, potato, pumpkin, ginger, and coconut, mostly on festive occasions and does not include ...

Cauliflower and Vegetable Curry (With Almonds and Spices)

The Cauliflower and Vegetable Curry is a simple and delectable combination of steamed vegetables in an almond gravy, with the mild spices and low-fat milk cream. The addition of homemade Raita for a weeknight dinner or even parties. Look at our other similar recipes: Garlic Chickpeas And Spinach Curry Recipe Indian Spiced Brussel Sprouts Sabzi Recipe (Brussel Sprouts Stir Fry) Sweet Potato & Oatmeal Kofta Curry (Non-Fried) Bengali Bhog Khichuri Recipe (Bengali Khichdi)

Dahi Bhindi Recipe (Okra in Yogurt Curry with Caramelized Onions)

Dahi Bhindi Recipe is a simple and delicious dish that is made from fresh yogurt, combined with gram flour, spices, and roasted bhindi, also known as okra. The addition of caramelized onions and roasted bhindi in spiced yogurt is a delight to the palate. Serve the Dahi Bhindi along withSalad and Papad for a simple weeknight dinner or even a weekend lunch. Take a look at in the other forms that Bhindi can be served: Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe (South Indian Style Okra Stir Fry Spiced With Sambar Powder) Moongphali ...

Ringan Ravaiya Recipe (Parsi Style Stuffed Eggplant Recipe)

Ringan Ravaiya Recipe (Parsi Style Stuffed Eggplant Recipe) is a typical Parsi style stuffed eggplant with the authentic spice which is the " dhansak masala " along with other accompaniments like coconut and pearl onions. The eggplant is then pressure-cooked in order to bring out its succulent texture and it is then dipped in a rich and tangy curry made from coconut and tamarind. Then finally simmered with its own spices.  It can be made for used as lunch box. Serve your tasty ...

Goan Chana Ros Recipe (White Peas Curry)

Goan Chana Ros is a vegetarian dish from Goan cuisine made with dried white peas (safed vatana). In Ros recipes, we add freshly grated coconut, instead of roasted coconut which is used for many other Goan dishes. Simply roast the spices and grind along with freshly grated coconut and add to the boiled white peas to prepare this recipe. Serve Goan Chana Ros recipe with steamed rice, Kelyachyo Fodi (banana) to have a nice Goan vegetarian meal. You can also serve chana Ros with bread and rotis, but ...

Beans And Matki Bhaji Recipe (Maharashtrian Green Beans And Sprouted Moth Beans)

Beans and Matki Bhaji (curry) is a simple Maharashtrian style curry made using green beans and sprouted moth beans. This no-onion/garlic side dish is part of many festive fares. The simple curry is spice with Goda masala. You can add sprouted moong beans to it along with moth beans. Usually kokum syrup or dried kokum skin is used as a souring agent. You can substitute it with tamarind pulp. Beans and Matki Bhaji can be served with roti,rice or bhakri or can be served on its own as a snack topped ...

Baale Dindu Kadale Kaalina Palya (Banana Stem Curry With Chickpeas Recipe)

Baale Dindu Kadale Kaalina Palya is South Indian Style Banana Stem Curry With Chick Peas Recipe. Select a banana stem which has a thin rind. Usually, the thinner the rind of the stem, tender is the banana stem. This banana stem curry is a healthy recipe since banana stem prevents the formation of kidney stones and is naturally fibrous to promote digestion. Banana stem pairs well with Kadale Kaalu or chickpeas and the flavors are subtle in this curry with fewer spices. Pair Baale ...

Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani Recipe

Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani Recipe is a South Indian version that is cooked with assorted spices and given the authentic Chettinad flavors by a wide usage of shallots, black pepper and coconut. Chettinad of cooking is an integral part of South Indian Cuisine, the rustic flavors of South India brings and amazing texture, flavor, and aroma to the food preparations. Chettinad spices are used both in vegetarian and nonvegetarian cooking and leave an equal impact on both versions. Typically ...

     
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