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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Gavar (Gaur or Cluster beans) and Pumpkin (Kaddu/Lal Bhopla) sabji is a simple and healthy accompaniment for rotis or rice. The sweetness of the Pumpkin balances the slight bitterness of the Gavar beans and both these vegetables pair up well in this humble sabji. There are various ways to prepare the sabji, this recipe uses basic spices, easily available in the pantry.
Serve Gavar Pumpkin Sabji as a side dish with Panchmel Dal and hot Phulkas.
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Andhra Style Beetroot Vepudu is an extremely easy and healthy way of cooking beetroot so that the nutrients are not lost during the cooking process.
Did You know- Although beets have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, most people can safely eat beetroots a few times a week. Beetroots are also known to be low in calories and contain no cholesterol. It is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and is high in plant derived anti-oxidants. Additionally, the green leaves of the beetroot are ...
Pyaaz Ki Sabzi is one of those recipes which is very easy and quick to make. It is a perfect dish to prepare when you are tired or want to make something in jiffy. Not only it is easy, this recipe also taste great with phulkas, rice and dal.
Serve the Pyaz Ki Sabzi along with Kadhi and Chawal or Phulkas and Raita for lunch or dinner.
You can also try onion recipes such as
Spicy Indian Style Onion Rings
Whole Wheat Onion Stuffed Kulcha
Onion Rava Bhakri
Lady Finger or Okra or locally known as Bhindi is one of the most liked and cooked vegetable in the Indian cuisine. It is a great source of dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins making it a super food beneficial for blood sugar regulation, cholesterol, weight management, flawless skin and cancer protection to name a few. Makai Wali Bhindi, is a twisted recipe of the original Marwari Besan Wali Bhindi. Maize flour is used instead, for it is a rich source of Iron and antioxidants properties. The maize ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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Pachadi's are nothing but a kind of raita known in Tamil. Carrot Pachadi with Coconut Recipe is one of the easiest and a little different variety of carrot raita you can prepare when you plan your next party menu. It is yummy and easy on the tummy.
Serve the Carrot Pachadi along with Vegetable Biryani or Paneer Biryani for your weekend brunch along with Kachumber salad.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other raita recipes such as
Bhindi Raita Recipe
Boondi Raita Recipe
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 ...
A sweet, juicy and tasty fruits and yogurt delicacy with lots of coconut and green chilies makes Fruit Pachadi Recipe. This is a South Indian style fruit raita where fruits are cooked and then mixed with yogurt and tempered with chilli and mustard. The pachadi tastes heavenly when served with lunch or dinner and of course, it suits to play the role of mock role of dessert as well. Serve Fruit Pachadi Recipe with Fried Samvat Rice recipe or with Amritsari Ajwaini Paneer Recipe with hot Phulkas.
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.
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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)
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 ...
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 ...