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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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 ...
Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma Recipe is a very traditional recipe from Rajasthan and one if the favorites at home. The Baatis are made from whole wheat flour, sooji and ghee with the addition of ajwain that adds to the delicious flavor of the baati.
I like to personally use freshly ground wheat for certain dishes like baati as it brings out the best flavors. The dal is usually a combination of multiple dals and I keep making variations to the dal to give the family a fresh taste.
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Singhara Pulao Recipe (Water Chestnut Mixed Rice Recipe) is a fasting recipe that can be often prepared during the Navratri season. As during that time of the year people usually avoid dishes that contains onion, garlic and any root vegetables. Singhara is often consumed in many ways, even the flour is used to make thalipeeth and khichdi.
Singhara in other words called as water chestnut; it is an aquatic plant which has its seed as the edible part. The seed is rich in protein and dietary fiber. ...
Tamarind Rice is a common feature in a South Indian kitchen, but mostly loved everywhere, here is a little twist to tamarind rice with lots of coriander and goodness of millets, perfect for a working day. This is a low GI recipe suitable for diabetics. You can make it for your weekday dinners when you want to eat some healthy yet tasty.
Serve Coriander Tamarind Millet Rice along with Tadka Raita, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other raita of your choice.
If you like this recipe, you can also ...
Aloo Matar Sabzi Recipe is a very traditional Punjabi dish that is made with potatoes and peas, simmered in light and tangy tomato gravy. The recipe has a delicate addition of spices , it is simmered to perfection brings out the essence of this flavorful dish.
Serve the Aloo Mutter Sabzi along with steamed rice, parathas, phulka's or naan's for a perfect weeknight dinner.
Have a look at what other recipes can be made with aloo:
Mughlai Aloo Matar Gobi Recipe
Chole Aloo ...
Dahi Ma Bheeda Recipe (Dahi Bhindi - Parsi Style Okras Cooked In Yogurt Recipe) is a simple yogurt-based curry made without incorporating gram flour or besan to it as compared to a typical "kadhi". The consistency of the gravy is thus very thin. The shallow fried okras are then dipped into the curd and cooked in order to bring out the best flavor to the curry.
This recipe is so simple that it can be made in few minutes without even bothering to prep for any ingredients.
Serve the hot the ...
The Cabbage Poricha Kootu Recipe is a wholesome and delicious recipe where the moong dal is cooked and mixed along with steamed cabbage and a fresh coconut masala, finished off with a crunchy tadka. You can use the regular cabbage or the red cabbage to make this south indian kootu recipe which is essentially a cabbage dal with coconut.
The addition of cumin seeds and black peppercorns ground along with freshly grated coconut adds to the taste of the dish.
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Paneer Gassi Recipe is a delicious coconut and red chilli based curry from the coastal region of Mangalore. Traditionally the curry is made with chicken. This curry has a lovely blend of different fragrant spices, which is quite unique to Mangalore's cultural heritage. Mangalore cuisine is mostly influenced by Tulu speaking Bunts, the Kannada speaking Brahmins, Konkani speaking Catholics and Goud Saraswat Brahmins to name a few.
Coconut plays an important part in Mangalorean cuisine and the main ...
Phalguni Dal Recipe is a must try recipe when green peas are in season during winters. Phalguni Dal Recipe is a rich and creamy Bengali style dal prepared with the combination of masoor dal and green peas. This is a vegan, gluten free and protein rich accompaniment to your meals.
Did you know: Green peas have traces of origin in the sub-Himalayan plains of India. Green peas are rich in phytonutrients, minerals, vitamin A, C, K, folic acid and antioxidants.Peas are packed with anti aging properties ...
The Murungai Keerai Kollu Kuzhambu Recipe is a wholesome tangy curry that is made from horse gram dal and drumstick leaves - both of which being super foods for a healthy diet. Serve this curry along with a bowl of hot rice for a comforting weeknight dinner.
Chettinad cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines of Southern India, that is packed with a few essential ingredients and that is the baby onion and the black peppercorns. And this Kuzhambu is packed with flavors of just that.
Did you know: Did ...
This Gutti Vankaya Recipe is an Andhra and Telangana speciality of making stuffed eggplant. Eggplant or brinjals are cooked with a spicy peanut based stuffing and gravy base.
Serve the Gutti Vankaya recipe can be served as a side dish with Biryani or goes well with Akki Rotti or Phulkas.
Here are few more creational possibilities with brinjal
Kathirikai Podi Curry Recipe (Roasted Brinjal with Spices)
Baingan Bharta Recipe (Smoked Roasted Eggplant with Green Chillies and Ginger)
Palak Baingan ...
Chicken with Bamboo shoot recipe is an another Nagaland cuisine delicacy. This recipe doesn't need any oil, and the spiciness of green chilies and taste of Bamboo shoots makes it a unique recipe.
A simple nutritious and healthy recipe with goodness of chicken. It just take 30 to 40 minutes to be plated.
Serve Naga Style Chicken With Bamboo Shoot Recipe warm with hot steamed rice and Hmarcha Rawt for a simple weekend meal for your family.
If you like this recipe, ...
Hariyali Matar Recipe is a North Indian side dish which is made with fresh green peas in flavourful coriander base. Matar dishes are usually crowd pleaser and you will love this variation too. It is one of the nutritious vegetables available during the winter season.
Come winters, the markets are flooded with fresh green peas. Hariyali Matar Recipe is a delicious way of cooking green peas in a simple yet so flavourful.
Serve the Hariyali Matar Recipe along with Tawa Parathas and Gajar ...
The Punjabi Rajma Masala also known as the North Indian Red Kidney Beans Curry is a very famous recipe from the North India. Rajma Masala popularly known as Rajma Chawal is considered as a comfort food in a Punjabi home. This makes a one dish meal, when the Rajma Masala is served along with steamed hot rice where the wonderful flavours of the rajma comes out when chewed along with rice.
Serve Rajma Masala Recipe for Sunday Lunches, when served along with Steamed Rice and Aloo ...
Punjabi cuisine is a mother of many favourite recipes like Punjabi Dal, Aloo Paratha, Lassi and more. Tandoori Potatoes Recipe, this is a simple carb rich food that you will love every time you prepare it for side dish. In this recipe, Chatpate Aloo Recipe With Sesame Seeds, the potatoes are boiled in water, and then they are also fried in oil which enhances the flavour of this recipe.
Serve Chatpate Aloo Recipe With Sesame Seeds along with Punjabi Dal Tadka, Butter Naan Recipe and ...
The Kathirikai Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu Recipe is a delicious Chettinad style tangy gravy which is simmered along with tamarind, jaggery, homemade spices and along with sundakkai and brinjal.
Vatha meaning dried is a common ingredient that are added in Kuzhambus in Tamil Nadu and the common kind of Vatha that are used in Kuzhambus are Manathakkali, Veppam Poo and Appalam. It is traditionally called Kuzhambu when tamarind pulp and spices are combined and cooked with dried (vatha) ingredients ...
Maharashtrian Aloo Bhujne Recipe is a simple Maharashtrian Style Potato Stir Fry. Bhujne is a 'curry' that is unique to the seafood-loving Pathare Prabhu community.
This is the vegetarian version that gets made on the days when no meat or fish can be consumed.
Serve the Maharashtrian Aloo Bhujne along with Dal Tadka, Steamed Rice and Phulkas for an everyday lunch or dinner.
Did you know: Potatoes are known be to be packed with phytonutrients that include carotenoids, flavonoids ...
Konkani Style Batata Song Recipe-Dry Red Chili Potatoes Fry is a dry dish made simply with ground dry red chillies and tamarind into a smooth paste and mixed with soft potatoes.
The dish is from a part of Konkan Cuisine which belongs to Saraswat Brahmin. They are a community who are primarily Brahmins who live in the west coastal region of India. Saraswat Brahmin are strictly vegetarians.
Serve the Konkani Style Batata Song Recipe along with Phulka/ Tawa Paratha and Gujarati Dal Recipe ...
Sindhi Dal Pakwan is a popular and a royal breakfast dish in Sindhi community. The crisp deep fried Maida Puris (Pakwan) are served with simple Chana dal, garnished with chutney and chopped onion.The Pakwan accompanied with dal is often served in various special occasions and even in regular days for breakfast.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as
Dal Banjara Recipe
Urad Ki Sukhi Dal Recipe
Panchmel Dal Recipe
Here's a bowlful of simple, healthy and comforting side dish, that's great to cool your body naturally. Tambli is a very traditional Karnataka dish which our grannys have been making from many years . Thambli is mild, medicinal and soothing dish that makes a meal wholesome. For better understanding we can call term tambli as medicated buttermilk / a type of raita / cold soup .You can prepare tambli with anything and most of them takes just 10 mins.Today it is " Menthe Tambli ( Tambuli ) / Fenugreek ...
‘Mangsher Jhol’ and Sundays are synonymous in Bengali kitchen. I remember my childhood days when Sunday used to be dance classes in the morning, ‘Tekona Porota’ and ‘Aloo Chorchori’ for breakfast or ‘Luchi-Sada Aloor Chorchori’ for breakfast and Chicken Curry or Mutton Curry for lunch was a must. I still remember when Maa used to grind the masalas in ‘shil-nora’ (a traditional way of grinding spices with the help of a oblong stone piece on a large stone square piece). And the ...
Sorakaya Koora or Sorakaya Masala Curry is a simple and tasty Andhra Style curry where Bottle Gourd/Lauki is cooked with simple South Indian masalas. This recipe is simple to make and therefore its perfect to make during busy mornings to pack in your lunch box.
Did you know - Bottle Gourd is a vegetable high on water (about 92%) and is a rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium. It helps in maintaining a healthy heart and brings down bad cholesterol levels. It is low in saturated ...
Shavige, a popular Udupi Indian breakfast recipe prepared with Red parboiled rice dough. Though it is labour intensive but the end result is all worth it. One can relish it with rasayana / sweet coconut milk / season as lemon sevai. Do try and enjoy this age old recipe.
Serve Shavige along with South Indian Coconut Chutney or you can make other recipes like Kara Sevai.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Udupi recipes such as
Udupi Style Alsande Kayi Saaru Recipe
Mutton Varattiyathu Recipe is a Malabar style Mutton Roast, marinated along with simple spices and stir fried to give it a lovely roasted flavour.
Coconut oil and curry leaves lend the South Indian notes to this lip smacking dish.
Serve this Indian Non-Vegetarian Dish as part of your weekend meals or put it on your dinner party menu.
Serve this Mutton Varattiyathu along with Kerala Style Appam Recipe or Malabar Parotta Recipe for a quick weekend ...