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.
Aal Ke Kofte is a delicious combination of bottle gourd pakoras and spicy gravy. It is a perfect dish to make when you have guests at your home for dinner. Try this recipe and you will make it again and again.
Serve Aal Ke Kofte with Lauki Raita and Tawa Parathas for a perfect weekday meal.
You can also try other gravy based recipes such as
Arbi Dahi Wali Sabzi
Nadru Ke Kebab
Tamter Wangun is an authentic Kashmiri Pundit recipe with no garlic and in some case prepared with or without onions. This is a simple yet flavorful dish prepared by cooking fried eggplants in a tomato base gravy and with spices. It is a tasty vegetarian dish from Srinagar.
Serve Tamter Wangun for dinner or you can also pack it for kids lunch box. Jeera Rice and Aloo Naan make a good combination for the Tamter Wangun Recipe.
Here are few tomato recipes, try them at your home.
Kerala, God's own country, is known for its greenery. What can be more fitting compliment to this visual experience but a culinary experience like Kerala Special Vegetable Stew. An array of vegetables like carrots, peas, beans, potatoes are cooked in coconut milk. You can extract fresh coconut milk or use the ready made ones. They are mildly flavoured with Kerala's authentic spices. One does not need too many ingredients to prepare this delicacy. This is a gluten free and vegan dish with international ...
Aubergine in Spicy Peanut Sauce Recipe is made with Aubergine/eggplant which are the vegetables that are probably less versatile in Indian kitchen. This Aubergine in Spicy Peanut Sauce is a mildly spiced curry with very distinct Thai flavours. It is a flavourful dish which is very easy to make in no time. You can also substitute ginger with the Thai galangal to make it even more pungent and flavourful. Serve the Aubergine in Spicy Peanut Sauce with Chilli Coriander Fried Rice for a light lunch.
Kerala Style Taro Root Curry uses Arbi which is widely used across India in various ways. This Kerala style Taro Root curry is made using fresh coconut and is classically served with steamed rice. Malabar tamarind is traditionally used as a souring agent, which also helps in destroying the allergens, if any, from the starchy tuber. Though it has a distinct smoky flavor, you can substitute the Malabar tamarind with dried Kokum skin or the regular tamarind.
Serve Kerala Style Taro ...
Bamia is a simple Okra (Bhindi/Lady’s Finger) and Tomato stew, popular across the Middle East. Okra is gently simmered with tomatoes to make this classic dish, which can be served with Rice or bread. Meat may also be added to this stew, but this vegetarian version is equally delicious. Use tender, fresh Okra so that they cook well.
Butter Garlic Naan or Saffron Pilaf can be served with Bamia Okra Recipe.
Here few Okra recipes which you will like to try at your home.
Vendakkai Poriyal ...
People from Rajasthan make different types of dishes using green chickpeas but Lilve Ki Sabzi is quite popular in almost all the households which is usually served with chapatis.
Serve Lilve Ki Sabzi with hot steamed rice and rotis for a weekend meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajasthani recipes as well,
Rabodi Ki Sabzi
Pitor Ki Sabzi
Pointed Gourd/Parwal is called 'Potol' in Bengali and 'Dolma/Dorma' means a stuffed vegetable. This Bengali delicacy is usually made using prawns or fish. But in this vegetarian and low calorie version of the Potoler Dolma, the potol/parwal is stuffed with Indian Cottage Cheese and dry fruits. The stuffed potol is shallow fried instead of deep frying and is tossed in a tangy and spicy tomato-cashewnut gravy.
Potoler Dolma is a wholesome and delicious dish that can be served along with phulkas or ...
Fresh Broccoli florets and Tofu are cooked in a spicy green curry to make this fragrant Broccoli and Tofu green curry recipe. This is a very easy recipe and with a little advance prep work, it takes just under 20 minutes to make. You can make a stock of the green curry paste ahead of time, freeze and use as required. Broccoli and Tofu green curry recipe is served with Rice, is perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
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Tofu & Capsicum Paratha Recipe (Stuffed ...
Gobi Ke Kofte is a delicious combination of cauliflower pakoras and spicy gravy. It is a perfect dish to make when you have guests at your home for dinner. Try this recipe and you will make it again and again.
Serve Gobi Ke Kofte with Burani Raita and Phulkas for a perfect weekday meal.
You can also try other gravy based recipes such as
Pitor Ki Sabzi
Rabodi Ki Sabzi
Aloo Matar Ki Sabzi
Moilee is a very traditional Kerala dish where the fish or vegetables are cooked in mildly spiced coconut milk. Mint Vegetables Moilee is a twisted recipe, using mint flavour to further enhance the dish making it even more refreshing.
Serve the Mint Vegetables Moilee Recipe with Appams or Idiyappams or Steamed Rice for Sunday brunch.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes such as
Kerala Style Cauliflower Kurma
Maavina Hannina Gojju
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 ...
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 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 (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.
'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 ...
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.
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 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 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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...