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
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Beetroot Tambuli, also otherwise known as Saasive is a gem from the Kannada cuisine bursting with flavours. This dish pairs very well with rice and a great addition on special menus.
Serve Beetroot Tambuli with Mixed Vegetable sambar and steamed rice for a delicious meal.
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Puli Keerai is a traditional South Indian Recipe that serves a main course. It is more like a sambar or rasam that goes well with rice. Puli Keerai is a simple recipe that doesn’t need any special ingredient. The spinach that is used gives good amount of iron to the body. This can be packed even for lunch. Puli Keerai is a quick dish that can be prepared in minimum time on a busy day.
Serve the Puli Keera Recipe (Tamarind Spinach Curry) with rice and Vendakkai Poriyal.
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Curd Rice is more often eaten by the south Indians as a part of their meal. It makes a great summer food as well. Rice and curd are the 2 main ingredients that go towards making this. It is called as ‘thayir sadam’ in tamil and ‘daddojanam’ in telugu. It is an easy and quick recipe which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Serve Curd Rice With Carrots as a side dish with your delicious meal or have it on its own for a light and healthy lunch. You can also pack it for your lunch box.
Kurma in Kerala is a typical curry made with different vegetables, yellowish in colour with slightly mashed veggies and a vibrant flavour of coconut milk. Cauliflower Kurma is one such kind of curry that is teemed up with small chopped carrots and green peas and is particularly served with Idiyappam or Rice.
Serve Kerala Style Cauliflower Kurma with steamed rice and Elai Vadam for a comfort meal. Cauliflower Kurma also goes well with Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas.
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Peshawar, a popular city in Pakistan in known for its rich art and culture. It is also known for its delicious cuisine which is rich and has a prominent use of flavorful and tangy spices. Most of our Punjabi cuisine in India is influenced by the Peshawar style of cooking. Peshawari Kala Chana Recipe is simple to make, yet flavorful with nutritional benefits of sprouted black chickpeas or kala chana.
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Mavina Hannina Gojju is a Karnataka Style Curry Recipe which is prepared from ripe mangoes. This curry is a cascade of spicy, tangy and sweetish taste. It requires fewer ingredients to make this finger licking Mangalore special maavina hannina gojju. The dish is traditionally made from fibrous mango variety (wild mangoes or kaadu maavu) which are sour and sweet and hence provide a unique flavor.
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Tangy Tamarind Pumpkin curry is delicious, quick and easy side dish to prepare. Tamarind adds tangy flavour to the curry and takes it to another level. Plus, it adds the health benefits of having pumpkins. You can serve Tangy Tamarind Pumpkin Curry Recipe with chapati, Spicy yogurt chapatior paratha as a side dish for weeknight dinner.
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Spiced Turnips with Spinach Recipe is a nutrient-packed spicy side for Indian bread like naan, chapati or parathas. My mom used to feed this with hot chapatis saying that they were actually potatoes since I never used to like the idea of turnips. But once I grew older enough to understand its nutritional benefits, I started liking turnips as well.
Did you know: Turnip is a good source of vitamin C, A, K and calcium.
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Rabodi Ki Sabzi is one of the oldest traditional dish from Rajasthani cuisine. Rabodi is made from buttermilk and makai. When makkai is in season and available in plenty, people make this rabodi and store it in air tight containers. To cope up with harsh climate conditions in Rajasthan, people make this rabodi and use it when there is scarcity of vegetables to cook. Rabodi Ki Sabzi is simply rabodi soaked in water until tender and cooked in curd with other basic Indian masalas. You can serve this ...
Kolambi Bhaath is a marathi style rice preparation with Prawns. To my mind it closely resembles tomato rice with added prawns. Cooked rice is mixed with prawns stir fried with onion and tomatoes along with some dry spices to make a delightful and yet easy lunch/dinner.
Serve Kolambi Bhaath with Burani Raita, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other Raita of your choice for a perfect weekday lunch or dinner.
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The Beans and Carrot Masala Pulav with Black Eyed Beans, is a wholesome and delicious combination of rice along with spices. Combining black eyed beans (known as Lobia, or Kara Mani or Chora in various Indian languages) along with rice, spices and nuts was one of the best dishes I have savored in my lifetime of marriage into the Gujarati food. Black-eyed beans are one of the few beans that easily absorb the spices thrown into it and it dresses the Pulav deliciously.
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Avarekaalu or Broad beans are available in Karnataka during the winter season. This bean is soft, mushy and has a distinct aroma. My mom used to prepare a number of dishes using this bean. Avarekaal rotti and avarekaal usli have been my long time favourites since then. Avarekaalu Usli is a simple gravy recipe made with Broad beans and spices.
Serve Avarekaalu Usli with Roti or Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha for your weekday lunch or dinner.
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If you are in hurry and want to serve a delicious meal on the table quickly, try this quick one pot meal of Spicy Watermelon Seeds Rice Recipe. Watermelon seeds are loaded with essential nutrients and addition to rice makes a complete meal to savour.
This nutty watermelon seeds rice is served warm or at room temperature makes an excellent meal just like you like having Lemon Rice Recipe,Coconut Rice,Tamarind Rice etc.
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Dalma is a dish made from Toor Dal and Vegetables. It is a traditional curry from Odisha, which is a part of Chappan Bhog served in Puri Jagannath Temple. Dalma is generally made from toor dal and contains chopped vegetables like Elephant yam, Unripe Banana, Eggplant, Pumpkin, Radish, Drumstick etc. It is tempered with panch phoran masala and garnished with coconut and coriander. In temples the Dalma is made in earthen vessels using the authentic recipe, though the recipe has many variations too.
Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu is a yellow pumpkin curry combined with spinach to make a delicious weeknight dinner. This is a favorite preparation where the combination of green chillies and coconut along with coriander seeds and jaggery adds a touch of spice and sweetness. We love the pumpkin spinach curry (Parangikkai Keerai Kuzhambu) at home and typically savor it with steamed rice or broken wheat.
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Goan Kaju Curry is yet another delicious dish from the western coast of India or the Konkan region. Goan Kaju Curry is normally made using the best quality goan cashew nuts and served as a vegetarian delicacy in goan weddings and parties. The Goan Kaju curry is made by following the traditional style of goan cooking which consists of roasting grated coconut along with onion, garlic and spices and addition of tamarind. Tamarind is used as a souring agent in most of the Goan dishes.
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Ringna No Olo Recipe is char roasted brinjal delicately flavored with ginger and spices. Ringna No Olo is a classic dish made from roasted brinjals and when combined with green chillies, ginger and spices they release flavors that are absolutely delectable. This dish known as Baingan Bharta in some regions of India, is prepared in a similar way with subtle variations. The family favourite of savoring Ringna No Olo Recipe dish is along with Bajra Na Rotla or Bhakri and Gujarati Kadhi or Fajeto.
Soya Chunks Masala in Coconut Milk is a spicy preparation of protein rich soya chunks in coconut milk which has its own list of benefits. This gravy pairs up perfect so well not only with hot steamed rice but also with wheat phulkas. The spiciness of the gravy can be adjusted according to the palate. The preparation of the soya chunk masala is an effortless affair with subtle flavours of spices and coconut milk, hence can be a top option of a lazy weekend menu.
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Sautéed Aubergine With Tamarind Recipe is a perfect dish for dinners or lunches. Makes an elegant dish for the lent season as well. The flavor comes from the tangy tamarind juice or paste which leaves your taste buds tingling and wanting more. Sautéed Aubergine With Tamarind Recipe is a super simple and abundantly flavorful dish that is perfect as a side for rotis/chapathis or plain rice.
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Navratan Korma, refers to ‘nine gems’ which could be the combination of either 9 vegetables or a mixed combo of dry fruits and vegetables. I have used 5 vegetables and 4 dry fruits in the recipe. This is a rich, filling and nutritious curry made without cream. Coconut milk can be replaced by milk and cream.
Serve Navratan Korma with Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas and Mushroom Pulav for a delicious lunch or dinner.
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Badanekaayi Gojju or Brinjal curry is one lip-smacking curry. A creamy, spicy, tangy curry that can be served with roti or rice. If you are bored of the usual Brinjal sabzi, you can give this recipe a try and it will surely be loved by your family members.
Serve Badanekaayi Gojju with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha and Lauki raita for a perfect weekday lunch.
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Cauliflower Curry with Bell Peppers and Carrots is simmered in a in spiced milk gravy is simple and quick to make for those busy weeknight dinners. Spices like saffron (optional) and cardamom along with cumin with the crunchy florets make it delicious. Serve itCauliflower Curry with Bell Peppers and Carrots in spiced milk gravy along with plain parathas or phulkas or even a pita bread toasted with butter.
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Mulakootal Recipe is a very old, traditional Palakkad Brahmin recipe. It’s a curry made from a combination of lentils and vegetables and coconut gravy. It is a mildly spiced gravy that goes well with steamed rice and ghee. There are some variations of mulakootal, basically depending on the type of vegetable one uses in cooking it. There is keerai mulakootal made with lentils and spinach, there is pumpkin mulakootal made using pumpkin and vegetable mulakootal uses different types of vegetables. ...