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.
Narali Bhaat Recipe is a delicious sweetened coconut rice that is typically prepared in Maharashtra on the occasion of Narali Poornima - a full moon day during the auspicious month of Shravan, when coconuts are offered to the sea. This Coconut Rice is sweetened with jaggery, is made to celebrate the day that marks the end of the monsoon and the beginning of the fishing season once again.
The fisherfolk offer prayers and honour Varuna, the Lord of the Sea, invoking good luck and prosperity as ...
Barnyard Millet and Ragi Khichdi Recipe is a wholesome twist to a traditional Khichdi where we make a mish mash of millets or millets and lentils with an optional addition of vegetables. Every family has a favorite way to make a Khichdi. Some make it in a dry form and a few other make the Gadelu (semi gravy like). At home we often serve the Khichdi along with Kadhi and a Batata Nu Shaak.
Serve the Barnyard Millet and Ragi Khichdi along with Batata Nu Shaak (Aloo Tamatar Sabzi) for ...
Kuthiraivali also known as the Barnyard millet is a wholesome grain that can be used to make a variety of dishes. It makes a great substitute for rice as well. Sweet pongal when made from the barnyard millet gets cooked easily and tastes delicious along with jaggery and cardamom.
Serve the Kuthiraivali Sakkarai Pongal as a wholesome sweet after a delicious Indian lunch or even serve it as a snack for kids.
Hare Chane Ka Pulav is a easy, quick and light on stomach recipe which you can prepare in less than 30 minutes for your lunch or dinner. One can also prepare this one pot dish for house parties or when you have sudden guest at your home. Hare Chane makes it taste a bit different and makes it more flavourful.
Serve Hare Chane Ka Pulav with Burani Raita for a healthy and light meal.
You can also try similar Pulav recipes such as
Spinach and Millet Pulav
Capsicum Bath is an easy, simple and yummy rice recipe which is perfect when you want to cook something in a jiffy or one of those days when you are in no mood to cook. This recipe is easy and hardly takes 15 minutes to get ready. This dish is also ideal for your lunch box, if you are looking ways to use the leftover rice.
Serve Capsicum Bath with Lauki Raita, Beetroot Raita, Burani Raita or any other Raita of your choice.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other rice recipes such as
Curry Fried Quinoa Rice Recipe is a quick and healthy recipe which can be made with one-day old quinoa and brown rice. This recipe is a great combination of vegetables and quinoa and works great for kids lunch boxes too.
You can also try
Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice
Fenugreek & Egg Fried Rice Recipe
Chinese Vegetarian Fried Rice With Apples Recipe
Drumstick Leaves Fried Rice Recipe
Sago Khichdi is one of the tastiest recipes which is made especially during the fasting days. It is mostly preferred on Navratri fasting days or on Shivratri. But you can enjoy this savoury on any day in breakfast or as a snack as well. Soaked sago pearls or tapioca is sauteed with bite-sized potatoes and peanuts to prepare the dish. To this white pearl beauty, we have added a few red pearls (pomegranate kernels) and it definitely took the dish to another level.
Serve Sago Khichdi on its own or ...
Delicious and low calorie meal, enjoy this amazing combination of low calorie food in your lunch or in your dinner. To balance the quantity of fiber in our body, Whole Green Moong Khichdi is the perfect option with this delicious Palak Ki Kadhi. Kadhi is a spicy dish whose thick gravy is based on Gram flour (Besan) and contains vegetable fritters called Pakoras, to which sour yogurt is added to give it a little sour taste.
Serve Moong Ki Khichdi with Gujarati Kadhi for a light and healthy meal.
Tomato Rice With Basil is a delicious fusion recipe where rice is cooked with tomatoes with a twit of basil. The rich and delicious taste of this rice makes it a great dish to serve for house parties or weekend dinners.
Serve Tomato Rice With Basil on its own or with a raita of your choice.
If you like this recipe, you can also try
Mango Rice is a variety rice that has the punch of mango in it. Summer season is on and mangoes and raw mangoes have started to come up in the market.This Mango Rice Recipe can be had for lunch and even packed for kids lunch box. Mango Rice recipe is tangy in taste. This combination of mango and coconut go hand on hand with the rice and come is a wonderful dish that can be served for lunch.
You can serve mango rice with spicy potato roast or any kind of vegetable curry with ...
Ragi Sankati also known as Ragi Mudda is made from cooked rice and ragi flour (finger millet flour). Serve it with any spicy curry veg or non veg it tastes equally good. If you have some cooked rice on hand then ragi Sankati can be made in 15 minutes. Its an excellent way to use up the leftover rice too. If you want you make it vegan avoid using ghee.
Did you know- Ragi besides being fortified with calcium and soluble fibre is believed to be natural body coolant. During summers when sun is ...
Oh yes! You read it right. Today’s recipe is cauliflower fried rice which can be cooked within 15 minutes. Well actually there is no actual rice in this recipe. It is just made with grated or shredded cauliflower which resembles rice. The same procedure of making fried rice is followed to make this cauliflower fried rice, hence the name. This is a low-carb and healthy recipe which can be prepared in a jiffy and packed in the lunch box too.
Did you know- Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C and since ...
Vaangi Bhaat or Brinjal Rice is a quintessential Maharashtrian rice preparation made using Brinjals, flavoured with some spices. Usually the purple-black variety of Brinjals is used. Like most recipes, there are many variations of Vaangi Bhaat too. This no onion/garlic preparation is simple and is part of many festivities. The Vaangi Bhaat spice mix can be made ahead and stocked.
Serve Vaangi Bhaat with Lauki Raita, Burani Raita or any other Raita of your choice.
If you like this recipe, you can ...
Dal Chawal is an all time comfort food all over India. Dal is prepared made differently in every home and every cook's hands. This recipe is the very famous Dal Chawal with a slight twist!
Serve Khatti Meethi Dal Chawal on its own with a papad for a weeknight meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rice recipes such as
Pudina Rice Recipe
Jeera Rice Recipe
Tofu Masala Rice
Mushroom Pulav spiced up with green chillies and cinnamon makes a perfect one dish dinner that can be made under an hour. Mushroom as a vegetable might be a little bland and sometimes doesn't please everyone's taste buds. But with the right mix of spices and aromatics, this simple vegetable produces a dish quite scrumptious. All the flavours of the exotic spices infuse into the rice giving this pulav the perfect flavour.
Serve Mushroom Pulav along with Boondi raita for a weekday lunch or dinner.
Vangi Bath simply translates to Brinjal rice and everyone has their own way of making it. This recipe uses quinoa instead of rice and a simple substitution secret, if you don't have access to Vangi bath powder. Enjoy this protein rich vangi bath with chilled yogurt for a soulful breakfast.
Serve Quinoa Vangi Bath with plain yogurt, tomato onion cucumber raita or any other raita of your choice.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Quinoa recipes such as
Spicy Thai Style Tofu with Quinoa
I consider the variety in rice dishes is a blessing! When you are in a hurry to cook up a meal or too lazy to make an elaborate meal, the variety of rice dishes come handy. Not just that, variety rice recipes works fantastic for left over rice. I can safely call it instant rice dish( all you need is left over rice to be ready in hand). Among all the variety rice recipes, Milagu Sadam or Instant pepper rice is the most simplest. It’s a straight forward dish which uses minimal, common ingredients ...
Curd Rice Style Overnight Oats brings together the comfort of curd rice and the benefits of oats in one. This recipe is for everyone who prefer savoury oats over sweet. A dish for anytime of the day and extremely simple to make. South Indian style tempering takes this dish to the next level.
Serve Curd Rice Style Overnight Oats on its own with Elai Vadam and Cauliflower Thoran for a healthy and light dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Oats recipes such as
Oats Mor Kali
With the morning rush we always prefer to have some dish which can be cooked faster and at the same time it should be healthier too. Cooking Black rice consumes a lot of time as we need to soak them for a minimum of 8 to 10 hours. However, black rice congee is one recipe which can be cooked very fast if the congee powder is prepared in advance. This soup or congee is a combination of black rice, barley, flax seeds roasted and powdered coarsely and cooked along with tossed garlic & spinach. Black ...
Vempampoo or Dried neem flowers are generally used in various tamil cooking recipes. This is a simple but very healthy recipe of tempering of dried neem flavours with spices and finally tossing the black rice with them. I generally take these flowers from my mom’s place where we have a neem tree. The flowers would automatically fall down between march to may month. So we generally put a cloth below the tree and collect these flowers. The process does not stop here, we would then dry them up in ...
Ulundorai / Ulundogorai is made at Srirangam Temple in Trichy and offered to Lord Balaji especially on Saturdays. Most traditional dishes at South Indian Temples are based on rice. All of these offerings made in temples are free of onion - garlic.This dish is fragrantly spiced with Urad Dal (split black gram) and other spices and makes for a great tiffin box option too.
Ulundogorai can be served as it is or with lauki raita and papad.
Other rice variants that you can try
Lemon Rice Recipe
This quick and tasty rice is made for offerings to God (Naivedyam). Thengai Sadam (or coconut rice) is healthy given the nutritional benefits of coconut and makes for an excellent tiffin box option too. Make sure to use fresh coconut for great results.
Thengai Sadam can also be served with kurma or curd.
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Lemon Rice Recipe
Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe
Beetroot Rice Recipe
Vangi Bhath or Brinjal Rice is a quintessential Maharashtrian rice preparation made using Brinjals, flavoured with some spices. In this recipe, we are using Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker in one single pot to prepare the Vangi Bath in one single pot using freshly ground spices.
Serve Vangi Bath with Burani Raita or any other Raita of your choice for a quick weeknight dinner or even pack it into your lunch box.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other rice recipes such as
There are days when we want to get away with a little cooking. Carrot And Capsicum Rice recipe is perfect for such days as it is easy and tasty at the same time. Carrot and capsicum give a different texture when it is mixed with the rice. Capsicum gives the crunch as well. Do try this recipe at home! This an easy recipe for lunch box as well. Serve Carrot And Capsicum Rice Recipe with raita of your choice.
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