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.

Matar Masala Tofu Recipe

This is a low-fat vegan recipe, extremely delicious to taste for those who have already introduced tofu in their daily diet. For others who already know the important nutritional values of tofu but still thinking how to introduce in the main course then this recipe will help them find a way to balance with native Indian taste. Here it is used as a substitute for paneer recipe. Tofu, a component in Asian cuisine has gained much popularity due to its high protein content that simply help ...

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 Bajri 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 ...

Paneer Matar Pulao Recipe

Paneer Matar Pulao Recipe is a quick nutritious rice dish flavoured with spices and paneer .  Basmati rice, cooked in ghee, with whole spices, lend their lovely flavours to this pulao. The star ingredient of the pulao being paneer, makes it delectable, adding to the nutritive value of the pulao.  Serve Paneer Matar Pulao Recipe along with Shabnam Curry and Boondi Raita for a delicious weekday lunch.  If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rice recipes such ...

Sweet Corn And Capsicum Gravy Recipe

Corn and Capsicum are one nice pair to make a pure vegetarian dish. The simplicity of yogurt cashew based gravy makes for a delicious combination. Kids will love the natural sweetness of the two vegetables and it makes for quite a colourful plate. It is healthy, nutritious and digestive friendly recipe for your whole family to feel light and good for the entire day. Serve Sweet Corn and Capsicum Gravy Recipe along with hot Phulkas or Tawa Parathas and Bhindi Raita Recipe ...

Capsicum In Coconut And Peanut Gravy Recipe

Capsicum In Coconut And Peanut Gravy is a delicious gravy recipe which you can make for your everyday food. Flavours of Capsicum come out very well along with peanuts. Addition of coconut makes the gravy rich and nourishing. You can also pack this for your lunch box with parathas and your choice of raita. Serve Capsicum In Coconut And Peanut Gravy Recipe along with Tawa Paratha and Palak Raita for your everyday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Capsicum Recipes which ...

Paneer Peshawari Recipe - Cottage Cheese In Rich Gravy

Paneer Peshawari is one of those recipes which we often see on restaurant menus. Paneer Peshawari is a delicious North Indian preparation of soft cubes of Cottage Cheese/Paneer cooked in a rich gravy of onion, tomatoes, cashew and cream, spiced with the spices available in our Indian masala dabba and finished with crushed Kasuri Methi. It is simple and quick to make, it makes for a perfect weeknight dinner. Peshawari indicates the cultural influence of using spices and ingredients that are ...

Methi Makhana Mutter Korma Recipe - Methi, Green Pea & Lotus Seeds Curry

Here’s a delightful and rich recipe especially for the vegetarians - Methi Makhana Mutter Korma. This recipe is similar to North Indian Paneer Mutter Masala but a much healthier yet rich version of the same with Makhana (Lotus Seeds) & Methi (Fenugreek). The glycemic index of lotus seeds is significantly lower than most carb rich ingredients.  You can also roast the lotus seeds and eat them as a snack and can also use them to add them in different gravies. It is a great way to use ...

Tomato Kurma Recipe - Thakkali Kurma For Biryani & Parotta

Tomato Kurma Recipe is a delicious gravy recipe that is prepared with ingredients that are found in every South Indian Kitchen. A ground masala of coconut, fried gram dal, green chillies and fennel are added to a flavourful tomato onion gravy and garnished with chopped coriander leaves. This sort of gravy is really easy to make and be prepared in less than 30 minutes. While you are cooking this recipe up, you call roll out your parathas or prep for your biryanis/pulavs and get your whole meal done ...

Kadai Broccoli Masala Recipe - Broccoli Cooked With Indian Spices

A lip smacking dish, the Kadai Broccoli Masala Recipe is a delicious gravy made using freshly ground kadai masala with the goodness of Broccoli. A twist of Broccoli to the North Indian classic, Kadai gravy. This is a simple recipe and gets ready in very less time, therefore you can make it for your everyday lunch. Did you know: Broccoli is a vegetable that is packed with essential nutrients, it is high levels of fiber, it has a rich source of vitamin-C, vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex ...

Matar Chi Usal Recipe - Green Peas In A Onion Tomato Gravy

Matar Chi Usal as said in Marathi language, means Green Peas Vegetable Curry. Green Peas, one of my most favourite vegetables, were previously available only during the winters. I remember my mom making all the different varieties of green peas dishes during that period. Matar usal, Maatar patal bhaji, Matar pattice, etc. Matar Chi Usal Recipe is a delicious gravy recipe which is easy to make and thus you can make it for your everyday lunch or dinner. Did you know: Green Peas are the immature seeds ...

Kacche Aam Aur Lehsun Ki Dal Recipe -Curried Lentils With Mango & Garlic

The Kacche Aam Aur Lehsun Ki Dal Recipe is wholesome delicious dal that is packed with flavors of roasted garlic and grated raw mangoes. You must try this Mango Dal during summers when mangoes are in full season. Lots of recipes are made using raw mangoes and they not only taste great but are good for you. Did You know: Raw mangoes are extremely good to be had during summers as it protects from intense heat and dehydration. High in Vitamin C it helps boost your immunity and also is good ...

Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe - Spiced Raw Mango Tempered Rice

Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe is a delicious preparation of rice from the raw green mangoes that you get in the summers. The tartness of the mangoes along with the green chillies and the seasonings, brings out the flavors of this classic South Indian Rice recipe.  While you’re probably enjoying the beautifully luscious ripe mangoes of the season, don’t forget to enjoy your share of the raw mangoes too by trying this Mavinakayi Chitranna Recipe. Summer feels incomplete without getting enough ...

मक्की की पूरी रेसिपी - Makki Ki Puri Recipe

मक्की की पूरी रेसिपी एक स्वादिष्ट और सरल रेसिपी है जिसे आप किसी भी सब्ज़ी के साथ परोस सकते है. इसे ज्यादातर सर्दियों के दिनों में बनाया जाता है. आप इस अपने ब्रंच के लिए भी बना सकते है.  मक्की की पूरी रेसिपी को आलू दम और बूंदी रायता के साथ दिन के खाने के लिए परोसे।  अगर आपको यह रेसिपी पसंद है, तो आप यह भी बना सकते है  अजवाइन पूरी रेसिपी मटर अजवाइन की पूरी रेसिपी पालक पूरी रेसिपी 

Kathirikai Gothsu Recipe -Spicy and Tangy Eggplant Curry

Kathirikai Gothsu is a tangy gravy preparation of brinjal/eggplant that is cooked soft with the least amount of spices. Sambar powder is added which makes this recipe mouthwatering. To balance the spicy flavours we have added a little bit of jaggery as well. The Onions, curry leaves, tamarind bring out the flavors of this wonderful dish that is traditionally served along with Ven Pongal.  Kathirikai Gothsu is made in many different ways across South India. Many people roast the ...

Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe - Kerala Style Stir Fried Beans

The Beans Mezhukkupuratti Recipe is a delicious dish where the beans are tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, cooked with onion slices and finished with turmeric powder, pepper powder which adds a beautiful mild flavours to the beans. Mezhukkupuratti means stir fry in Malayalam. There are many kinds of stir fries that forms a part of the Kerala meal, however using French Beans is the most common stir fries which is had by the malayalis on an everyday basis. The beans are a healthy source ...

Pineapple Rasam Recipe

The Pineapple Rasam Recipe is a twist to the traditional and a staple dish of the south Indians. The sourness from the pineapple and the subtle sweetness brings great flavors to the traditional rasam. I make this rasam as often as I make the tomato garlic rasam, as rasam's are an all time favorite dish in every household.  Serve the pineapple rasam with hot steamed rice, a dash of ghee and Cabbage And Carrot Poriyal Recipe - No Onion And Garlic for a comforting weekday meal.  If ...

Laal Maas Biryani Recipe

Laal Maas Biryani Recipe is a flavourful mutton biryani, made by combining the traditional Rajasthani laal maas along with basmati rice.  Basmati rice flavoured with caramelised onions, some earthy ginger garlic and a few whole spices is combined with the fiery mutton cooked in a red masala - essentially from where the mutton dish gets its name 'laal' meaning red and 'maas' meaning meat.  Serve this biryani at dinner parties, carry it to your potluck parties or make it for a weekend meal ...

Paneer Bhutuwa Recipe -Nepalese Paneer Curry

This a vegetarian version of famous Nepalese dish "Lamb Bhutuwa" which is often sold at roadside eateries. You can substitute lamb with paneer and it tastes equally delicious. You can make this delicious curry for your everyday food and serve it with rice, paratha or phulka. As it includes paneer, it is high in protein and thus helps you to fulfill daily intake of your day. Serve Paneer Bhutuwa along with Nepali Aloo Tareko  and Steamed Rice for your weekday meal. If you like this ...

Chana Dal Pulao Recipe

Chana Dal Pulao is a traditional Punjabi Cuisine recipe specially prepared on festive occasions like Lohri and Dusshera.  This recipe is a great one-pot meal idea for the weekend lunch or the light summer meal post indulgent weekend meal. A combinaion of carbohydrates and proteins all packed in this one meal, that can be packed in lunch boxes or just served as a simple weekday meal. Serve Chana Dal Pulao Recipe along with Tomato Onion Raita and Satvik Carrot Sprout Salad for the wholesome ...

Spiced Kumbh Pulao Recipe - Spicy Mushroom Rice

Spiced Kumbh Pulao Recipe is basically marinated rice with mushrooms. If you love mushrooms, you can't resist yourself adding this 'Tandoori' dish in your North-Indian menu. This makes for a great weekday dinner. It is a quick and easy recipe and does not take up too much time to prepare. Serve Spiced Kumbh Pulao Recipe along with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita, Palak Raita or any other Raita of your choice and a roasted papad. If you are looking for Mushroom recipes, do give these recipes also ...

Vagharelo Bhaat Recipe - Gujarati Masala Rice

Vagharela Bhaat most often made from leftover rice and cooked in spicy buttermilk is one of the most delicious comfort foods to savor on a cold winter night. Rustic and calming aromas get released when the rice gets cooked in buttermilk that is flavored with asafoetida, red chillies and ginger. Each family from Gujarat has a special way of making the Vagharelo Bhaat Recipe and I attribute this recipe to the way my mother in law and her past generations have been making it.  Gujarati grandmothers ...

Bengali Bhog Khichuri Recipe - Bengali Khichdi Using Electric Pressure Cooker

“Bengali Bhog Khichuri” is a traditional version of Khichdi which basically is a mixture of rice and pulses cooked together. This particular recipe is a popular Bengali cuisine which is often made during pooja or special occasions and offered as Prasadam to Maa Durga. The specialty of this Khichdi is the rice used in it. It’s special rice which is known as “Gobindo bhog” and is jam packed with fragrance. In case you don’t have this rice available with you, any choice of rice should be ...

Gajar Pulao Recipe - Spiced Carrot Rice

Carroty Flashed Rice as I like to call this Gajar Pulao is packed with nutrients, along with the Basmati Rice is pleasantly aromatic for your weekday lunch and dinner. Simple to make and delicious to eat, you should definitely give this recipe a try. Serve Gajar Pulao along with Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other raita of your choice and a roasted Papad for a delicious weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rice Recipes that you can pack in your Lunch Box or make ...

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 ...

     
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