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.

Kashmiri Dahi Baingan Recipe

Kashmiri Dahi Baingan Recipe is a lip smacking dish where the eggplant is diced and cooked in a simple yogurt gravy, which ideally is the Kashmiri style of cooking.  The recipe calls for the dahi baingan to be cooked in mustard oil that lends a lovely aroma and flavour to the dish. All the spices added in the dish like the fennel seeds, dry ginger powder, cardamom seeds are not overpowering and complement the roasted brinjal beautifully. Kashmiri Dahi Baingan has a just a few steps of cooking ...

Dal Vangi Recipe - Spicy Lentils with Roasted Eggplant

Dal Vangi Recipe is delicious combination of fresh Brinjals and Lentils, seasoned with fresh spices making it a very comforting Maharashtrian dish. Simple pantry ingredients and fresh seasonal Brinjals is all that takes to make this Dal Vangi Recipe. Special Maharashtrian Goda Masala is added to lift the flavours in this dish. Serve the Dal Vangi Recipe along with hot Steamed Rice , a dollop of ghee and some papad on the side or pair it with Bhakri to make a wholesome meal for the busy weeknight ...

One Pot Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe In Preethi Electric Pressure Cooker

The Punjabi Rajma Masala is a very famous recipe from the North India. Rajma Masala is an absolute comfort food in a Punjabi home. It is usually served with basmati rice or a hot phulka. Rajma Chawal will be available in all restaurants when you travel North of India.  In this recipe I have cooked, the rajma masala in Preethi's Electric Pressure cooker. From sautéing the masala to cooking of the rajma all got done in a single pot. And the best part about cooking in the Electric Pressure ...

Rajasthani Kadhi Recipe

Rajasthani Kadhi is a very popular dish in the households of the state. It is usually made with a side dish to serve it along with phulka or rice. It is spicy and is specially made during the winter season. This kadhi has some delicious flavours which comes from the spicy masalas used in the dish. Serve Rajasthani Kadhi along with Bajre Ki Roti, Rajasthani Kaddu Aur Aloo Ki Sabzi and Masala Chaas for a weekday lunch. If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes such as Punjabi ...

Bengali Bhindi Doi Posto Recipe

'Posto' is the poppy seeds gravy that is popular in the Bengali Cuisine. Bengali Bhindi Doi Posto is a recipe made using poppy seeds and curd. A quick and easy recipe that is also flavourful. Traditionally, ladies finger is deep fried to maintain its crispy texture. But in this recipe, I have shallow fried the Bhindi to make it more healthy. The entire dish comes together within 20 minutes. Use tender /small ladies finger to get the best tasting Bhindi Posto. Note:The gravy thickens after it cools ...

मटर मसाला रेसिपी - Matar Masala Recipe

मटर मसाला रेसिपी, एक आसान रेसिपी है जिसे आप अपने रोज के खाने के लिए बना सकते है. इसमें ताज़ा मटर का प्रयोग करें, लेकिन अगर आपके पास ताज़ा मटर नहीं है तो आप इसमें फ्रोजन मटर का भी प्रयोग कर सकते है. आप इस सब्ज़ी को अपने लंच बॉक्स के लिए भी पैक कर सकते है. मटर मसाला रेसिपी को बूंदी रायता और तवा पराठा के साथ दिन के खाने के लिए परोसे।  अगर आपको यह रेसिपी पसंद है, तो आप यह भी बना सकते है, आलू गाजर मटर की सब्ज़ी रेसिपी तीखा मटर मसाला रेसिपी गोभी मटर की भुर्जी रेसिपी    

Matar Masala Recipe - Peas In Onion Tomato Gravy

Matar Masala Recipe is a must try recipe when fresh peas are in season. Though I make a lot of dishes with peas as it is available throughout the year in dried form, I love fresh peas more than anything else and when fresh peas are available in plenty in the market, one is that I make the most is this Matar Masala Recipe. There is definitely a difference in look and taste when you use fresh green peas in place of dried ones. So next time you see fresh green peas in farmers market, pick a bag ...

Tomato Quinoa Recipe - With A South Indian Twist

South Indian Style Tomato Quinoa Recipe is a healthy take on using quinoa to make a simple tomato rice. The quinoa is cooked along with sautéed onions, tomatoes and garlic. The addition of sambar powder with quinoa brings in a wonderful flavour to the dish. The masalas are simple and is used in our everyday kitchen. Quinoa is a gluten free ingredient that makes it an excellent food for people who are following a gluten free diet. It is considered as a seed that contains twice the amount of fibre ...

Kalyana Veetu Senai Curry Recipe - South Indian Spicy Roasted Yam

Kalyana Veetu Senai Curry also called as Senai Kizhangu, is a yam recipe where cooked yam is roasted with coconut and everyday South Indian masalas like sambar powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Yam is cooked in different styles during special occasions, but this one is specially cooked during weddings in Tamil Nadu. This Senai Curry is spicy and tastes good with rasam/sambar and steamed rice. Do give this recipe a try and we are sure you will make this often for your everyday meals. Serve ...

Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe - Yellow Moong Dal With Bitter Gourd & Bottle Gourd

Bengali Lau Die Tetor Dal Recipe is a traditional Bengali Dal usually made during the summer season. This Dal recipe is a great way to include bottle gourd and bitter gourd in your diet. Lau Die Tetor Dal is a very healthy and light dal made without onion and garlic, but is flavored with green chilies, ginger and mustard oil. Did you know: Bitter Gourd contains certain chemicals that are like insulin which help to reduce blood sugar levels. Bitter gourd is not like most medicinal drugs, which are ...

Saffron Pilaf Recipe - Kesar Flavoured Rice

Saffron Pilaf Recipe is a flavourful rice that is cooked along with strands of kesar. Saffron not only adds to the flavour of the rice, but also adds a great colour. It is extremely easy to prepare and delectable to eat.  This is a delectable rice recipe that you can make on festivals or during special occasions. Saffron is a spice widely used in Middle eastern and Indian Cuisines. It is one of the costliest spice in the World. A few strands of saffron goes a long way when added to a dish.  Serve ...

Mushroom Curry Recipe

Mushroom Curry is yet another tasty dish that we can add to weekday lunch/dinner menu. Earthy Mushrooms and capsicum are cooked in an onion-tomato gravy and simple spices like red chilli powder and garam masala makes it a delicious accompaniment for hot rotis/phulkas.  Did you know: Mushrooms are an exceptionally nutrient-dense food, with one serve offering a surprising amount and array of essential nutrients. Mushrooms are naturally low in sodium, fat, cholesterol, and calories and have often ...

Mushroom Ghee Roast Recipe

Mushroom Ghee Roast Recipe is a finger licking good recipe made of mushrooms made the South Indian way. Cooked in ghee made similar to that of a Mangalorean ghee roast.  The mushrooms are marinated with yogurt and spice powders and then pan roasted with ghee and curry leaves that lend a lovely flavour to the dish. The freshly ground spice masala is what makes it that lip smacking dish that it is.  Serve it as an appetizer or along with some neer dosas.  Serve Mushroom ...

Yellow Pumpkin Dal Recipe

Yellow Pumpkin Dal recipe is a tasty thick pumpkin based lentil curry, that makes for a soothing and comforting meal especially on weekdays. The addition of garlic and other spices and the quick way it can be put together, makes it a lovely dish that goes well with steaming hot rice topped with ghee, Serve Yellow Pumpkin Dal with Phulka or Steamed Rice , Kalonji Gobi Aloo and Spicy Lime Pickle Recipe (Naranga Achaar) for a complete meal. If you like this ...

Onion Thepla Recipe

Onion Thepla Recipe is an easy and quick flatbread that is delicious and can be had along with your everyday subzi. Caramelized onions with Indian spice powders is added into the atta or the wheat flour and then kneaded to form a dough. The dough is then rolled thin to form a round shape which is cooked on tawa on either side till there are brown spots on either side. This is one of the way to add in an extra crunch and flavor to your everyday paratha. You can pack Onion thepla into your kids lunch ...

Kathal Masaledar Sabzi Recipe - Jackfruit Masala Sabzi

Kathal Masala Sabzi Recipe is a delicious and spicy gravy prepared with kathal/ raw jackfruit along with potatoes cooked in a spicy tomato and onion gravy. Kathal is a seasonal fruit and is available during the initial months of the summer season in India - February, March and through the summer months. Kathal having a meaty texture, can be used as a substitute for chicken or mutton.  Did you know: Raw Jackfruit comes with a whole host of benefits - it is a diabetic friendly fruit which also ...

Carrot Methi Jowar Thepla Recipe

Carrot Methi Jowar Thepla Recipe, a delicious soft spiced Indian bread. Thepla are famous from North India and typically from Gujarat. You can add any vegetable or green leaves to make a nutritious filled thepla. This is a best way to add in ingredients into your everyday diet and keep your body fit. In this recipe we have combined carrot and methi which are two unique ingredients that have their own benefits that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Carrot is filled with Vitamin C and the other hand ...

गाजर शिमला मिर्च पोरियल रेसिपी - Carrot Capsicum Poriyal Recipe

गाजर शिमला मिर्च पोरियल रेसिपी एक सरल पोरियल रेसिपी है जिसमे गाजर और शिमला मिर्च को छोटा छोटा काटकर राइ, जीरा, उरद दाल और कढ़ी पत्ते के साथ पकाया जाता है. यह एक दक्षिण भारतीय डिश है जिसे हर घर में सांबर, ...

Matar Mushroom Curry Recipe

Indian cuisine has a huge list of delicious curries, Matar Mushroom curry is also one of those recipes which are so tempting and delicious when it cooked in the gravy of onion, tomatoes and garlic. This Matar mushroom dry curry recipe is a special treat for any busy weekday with phulkas or tawa paratha or with other specialties like a dry sabzi like Makai Wali Bhindi and a dessert like Mini Key Lime Pie on a weekend too. Look at our other mushroom delicacies Mushroom Strudel Recipe (Pie Dough ...

Kerala Style Chemmeen Moilee Recipe - Prawn Curry

Kerala Style Chemmeen Moilee Recipe -Prawn Curry is a comfort curry made from shrimps cooked in rich coconut milk. The curry is so simple to make as it is made in a one pot. Moilee is a very common dish in Kerala and is usually made from a variety of fish but we can use different kind of seafood as well to create this wonderful delicacy. This curry does not use any tamarind but has strong flavors from the whole spices like the cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks and whole peppercorns. Serve the Kerala ...

Steamed Rice Recipe - Pressure Cooker & Sauce Pan Methods

Rice can be cooked in a variety of ways. Personally I find the pressure cooker method quick and effective, that can produce rice grains of different textures - from soft to grainy. There are a number of different types of rice grains available and you might choose the variety that your family has been eating for generations or you might want to try another new variety.  Each type of grain, when cooked produces different texture of the rice. The older the rice, the longer it takes to cook. The ...

Thakkali Sadam Recipe - Spicy Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice popularly called as Thakkali Sadam in South India is a very quick to make rice dish that is packed with flavours from tomatoes, cardamom, and the sambar powder. Most often I like to make it more nutritious by adding some grated carrots to it as well. The Thakkali Sadam tastes delicious when served along with a raita and some papad. This rice also makes a perfect lunch box for kids, as they find it easy to eat and tasty too. Serve Thakkali Sadam recipe along with Boondi Raita and ...

Muttaikose Poriyal Recipe - Cabbage Stir fry With Coconut

The Muttaikose/Cabbage Poriyal Recipe is a very traditional South Indian dry vegetable made from cabbage. Muttaikose Poriyal is made by power cooking cabbage with a very simple seasoning of mustard seeds, curry leaves, salt and freshly grated coconut. It takes very less time to make and is an  amazing side dish which can be had along with any south Indian Meal.  Cabbage is really good for you as it is high in fiber and helps keep your digestive health in good shape.  At home we simply ...

Jeera Milagu Rasam Recipe - South Indian Pepper Cumin Rasam

The Jeera Milagu Rasam Recipe also known as the Pepper Rasam is a very classic dish of the South Indian Cuisine. This rasam is simmered with tamarind water along with freshly pounded pepper, cumin and a tempering with ghee. A lot of times this rasam is given when one is suffering from a cold or sore throat making it very soothing because of the black pepper. Serve the Jeera Milagu Rasam along with Cabbage Poriyal (Muttaikose) and Steamed Rice for a quick weeknight dinner. If you like Rasam's, ...

     
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