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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North Indian Vegetarian Recipes
South Indian Vegetarian Recipes
Indian Non Veg Recipes
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
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 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.
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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 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.
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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 ...
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 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 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.
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 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 ...
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
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
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.
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Peanut Curry or Shengdanachi Amti is a Maharashtrian curry made especially during fasting days. This curry is usually served with varicha bhaat which is made using samo seeds. This Varicha bhaat and shengdanyachi amti is usually made during the holy month of Shravan when most people fast. Peanuts are high in protein and fibre and helps to improve satiety and aids in weight loss. They are rich in vitamin B6 and vitamin E and lots of minerals like magnesium, zinc, iron, magnesium, etc. Peanuts also ...
Palak Kichdi is an one pot meal which is a delicious mix of vegetables, dal and rice with a twist. High in protein great for growing kids and easiest way to include your servings of greens for the day. Alternately you can even use quinoa or millets in place of rice to make it even more healthier.
Serve Palak Kichdi with Lauki Raita, Avocado Raita or any other raita of your choice for a comforting weekday meal.
You can also try other Khichdi recipes such as
Green Moong Dal Khichdi
Mushroom Biryani is an easy Indian style biryani made which is spicy in taste. It is easy and can be prepared in less than an hour. This also makes a great dish to serve during your house parties or for weekend dinner with family.
Serve Mushroom Biryani with Burani Raita, Beetroot Raita or any other raita of your choice.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes such as
Lucknowi Murg Biryani
Crunchy Ginger Capsicum Rice is a very flavorful and colorful recipe prepared using various colored capsicum or bell pepper. Serve the healthy & Crunchy Ginger Capsicum Rice in kids lunch box or along with chicken/vegetable Manchurian to make an interesting weeknight dinner.
Did you know: Capsicum or bell peppers are a great source of vitamin B6 and magnesium making it a super food for increasing immunity in the body. It also aids in fighting cancer, curing skin ailments and weight loss.
Tofu Masala Rice is a delicious Indian recipe that can be served as a main course as it is, or along with a raita. You could make this one pot Tofu Rice on the days when you are lazy and just want your food to be ready in less than an hour. The Tofu rice recipe is high in fiber and protein. The addition of tofu adds a delicious creaminess to the dish. Tofu as a vegetable sometimes doesn't please everyone's taste buds, but with the right mix of spices, this pulao makes a quite scrumptious dish.
Incorporating millets in our diet is very important and Foxtail Millet Pongal Recipe is an effort at this. I try to include different types of millets in my breakfast dishes. Also healthy, they make the dish tasty too. For all health conscious people, millets are a boon. This foxtail millet Pongal is one such recipe that includes health and taste. Soaked foxtail millet and yellow lentils are cooked and seasoned with cumin, whole peppercorns, ginger pieces, curry leaves and cashews fried in ghee to ...
Broken Wheat And Green Moong Khichdi is a quick, healthy, one pot meal that is perfect for busy weeknights. Unlike the usual rice-lentil combination, this khichdi is made using wheat Dalia and lentils. This fiber-rich khichdi is also packed with fresh seasonal vegetables and is as comforting as it is nutritious. The Broken Wheat And Green Moong Khichdi is delicious on its own, but you can serve it with the usual accompaniments.
Serve Broken Wheat And Green Moong Khichdi with Mooli raita or Gujarati ...
Eating whole grain and ancient grains is helping me keep fit and healthy. There was a time when I kept away from the grains not knowing it’s benefits. But once I learnt about the benefits of whole grains I started including it in my diet. Initially, I have been experimenting with the grain by making dishes out of it and ate it all by my own. Now, I started giving it to my family and kids too. Buckwheat is actually not a grain; it’s a grain like fruit seeds, a super food. Buckwheat may be one ...
Did you know that India is the largest producer of Ginger? Ginger is a hot, fragrant kitchen spice that is juicy and fleshy with a very sharp taste. Try this ginger mango rice that is packed with flavors from ginger and makes a delicious lunch.
Serve the Ingi Mangai Sadam along with a bowl of yogurt or buttermilk for a lunch box or even along with your main course meal.