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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Maize Flour is widely eaten in Rajasthan during winters. One of the popular dish which is made out of Maize flour is Rajasthani Chawle Wale Dhokle. Usually made in Marwar side of Rajasthan, you can use different lentils as a base to make this steamed dumplings.
Serve Rajasthani Chawle Wale Dhokle on its own with Kachumber Salad and a dollop of ghee on top.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajasthani recipes such as
Rajasthani Khooba Roti Recipe
Rajasthani Sev Tamatar Ki ...
Parsi Style Chicken Mahivalla Recipe is a delicious Parsi bake, with layers of chicken, nuts, almonds, and caramelised onions topped off with a rich cream.
This layered dish is baked in the oven, for the flavours to infuse and then served piping hot.
Perfect brunch recipe or dinner recipe for your family gatherings.
Serve Parsi Style Chicken Mahivalla as a standalone meal along with Lavender Lemonade Cooler Recipe for a simple Sunday brunch.
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Jolada roti or Jowar bhakri is a must in any North Karnataka house. It is an unleavened Indian bread made out of jowar (Sorghum), which is not just delicious to taste but also contains good source of nutrients. The Jolada roti is a staple diet of most of the districts of North Karnataka, where it is eaten with pulse curries such as Jhunka, Enne Gai or with assorted chutneys. It is gluten free and is diabetic friendly dish. It’s a delicious and healthy flatbread which is also very low in calories. ...
Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe is a delicious sambar made from drumstick leaves also known as Moringa leaves that is cooked along with sambar onions, mooli, sambar powder in tamarind water. It is very important to use a homemade sambar powder to get the best taste from the Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe.
Did you know: Drumstick leaves is known for its excellent source of nutrition and is natural energy booster. Drumstick leaves also known as Moringa, helps lower blood pressure, blood sugar ...
Ragi Mudde Recipe is an authentic dish of Karnataka. It is most of the staple food for farmers who live in the rural parts of Karnataka. It is always an art to make this at everyone’s house as you need to get the proportion right and even the technique followed by each family will be different.
Usually Ragi mudde is made on a sauce pot with water being boiled and then we add ragi flour and whisked till it thickens. The Ragi mixture is slightly cooled and shaped into balls. Ragi is a staple ingredient ...
Palak Kichdi is an one pot meal which is a delicious mix of vegetables, dal and rice with a twist. High in protein great for growing kids and easiest way to include your servings of greens for the day. Alternately you can even use quinoa or millets in place of rice to make it even more healthier.
Serve Palak Kichdi with Lauki Raita, Avocado Raita or any other raita of your choice for a comforting weekday meal.
You can also try other Khichdi recipes such as
Green Moong Dal Khichdi
Corn Methi Malai gravy is a rich and creamy classic Punjabi Style Gravy dish that bodes well with any kind of bread such as Phulkas, Naans or Kulchas.
Corn or Makai is steamed and add to a rich creamy tomato based gravy, cooked along with some roughly chopped Methi or Fenugreek leaves and finally garnished with chopped coriander leaves on top.
Inclusion of fresh cream at the end of the recipe, add that extra richness along with the ground cashew masala making this dish a sure winner when ...
Arabian Chicken Mandi is a traditional Yemeni dish and it’s very popular among all the Arab countries.
The word 'mandi' comes from the Arabic word nada, meaning 'dew', and reflects the moist ‘dewy’ texture of the meat. The Mandi Masala is a spice mixture made by dry roasting whole spices which give the main flavour to this dish.
Mandi is a delicious combination of rice, chicken and a mixture of spices. Traditionally, Mandi is cooked in a tandoor but this is our version to make ...
Lemon Thyme Rasam Recipe is a wonderful twist to one of the most regular side dish of South India - rasam. Rasam is a part of a traditional South Indian household, served with rice, poriyal and appalam. Thyme is a beneficial herb added into this rasam recipe with its positive benefits of smell, flavour and digestive properties.
Did you know: Thyme is helpful in combating sore throat and eases cough and bronchitis. It is a lesser known fact that thyme boosts mood due to a natural chemical ...
Hyacinth Beans are called the Avarekalu in Kannada. Many dishes are prepared using Avarekalu during the winter months and Avarekalu Usli Recipe is one of the famous ones from the state of Karnataka.
The hyacinth beans are boiled and then tempered in a simple tadka of mustard and curry leaves, finished with a grated coconut, cumin, green chilli mix. Hyacinth beans contains the highest amount of iron, zinc and copper making it a highly nutritional.
Serve the Avarekalu Usli Recipe along ...
Rajasthani Dal Muthiya is a perfect and delicious combination of simple yellow mogar dal and fried whole wheat flour dumplings. This recipe is very similar to the Rajasthani dal baat but it has a different taste and flavour which makes it different from others.
Serve Rajasthani Dal Muthiya on its own with fried chillies and Masala Chaas for a delicious weekend lunch.
You can also try other Rajasthani recipes such as
Rajasthani Dal Baati
Pitor Ki Sabzi
Rabodi Ki Sabzi
Roasted Eggplant and Chickpea Curry Recipe is a flavorful dish made in a coconut milk curry. The distinct flavors of curry leaf, turmeric, coriander along with garam masala leave a delectable taste to the palate. Serve Roasted Eggplant And Chickpea Curry Flavored With Curry Leaves And Mustard Seeds along with Indian Breads and rice for lunch/dinner.
Here are a few more curry recipes that might interest you
Sweet Potato And Bitter Gourd Kulambu Recipe
Paneer Bhurji Gravy Recipe
Baked Whole Wheat Masala Baati is a traditional Rajasthani recipe for a crusty baked dumpling-shaped cookie made of whole wheat kneaded together with spices. It has a fascinating origin, dating back to the ancient days when soldiers ate it as a staple war-time sustenance. During those days grains like wheat, jowar, bajra were a part of everyday meal. So soldiers would bury the prepared dough into smaller chunks and place it underground. The blistering heat of Rajasthan, with the sun beating down ...
Ringna Batata Nu Shaak also known as Aloo Baingan ki Sabzi is a popular sabzi in every Gujarati household.
Potatoes and Brinjals are a classic combination cooked in everyday spices and a rich tomato puree.
Brinjal is one such vegetable that gets cooked until it is almost blended as gravy with subtle pieces of purple that stand out. Potatoes get paired with many vegetables like brinjal making it one of the staple ingredients in Gujarati cuisine.
Serve the Aloo Baingan Ki Sabzi ...
Chettinad Mutton Chops Kuzhambu is a spicy and delicious mutton chops dish which has a twist of flavor packed Chettinad style curry. If you are a spice lover you should definitely try this recipe for your weekend dinners. Its a perfect dish to serve during the house parties and your family and friends will love it for sure.
Serve Chettinad Mutton Chops Kuzhambu with Steamed Rice, Dosa or Phulkas for weekend dinners.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other gravy based recipes such as
Khandeshi Dal is definitely a new name for almost everyone, specially who is not familiar with the typical Maharashtrian cuisine. Yes, Khandeshi Cuisine is one of the Maharashtrian Regional Cuisine. Khandeshi cuisine is quite spicy, simple and flavorful. I'm going to share, one of the simple but delicious recipe of Dal today from a unique Khandeshi Cuisine. It is a good replacement to the regular dal we cook in our kitchen. The aroma of the Pakka-Masala being roasted is truly amazing and that's the ...
Carrot Cauliflower Peas Sabzi Recipe is made in a minimalist way and yet is full of flavour and tastes delicious. Carrots, cauliflower and peas are sauteed and simmer in a oil flavoured with ajwain, an whole spices like pepper, bay leaves and cardamon. It's a simple and saatvik recipe that brings in the flavours of the vegetables into the palate.
Serve this delicately flavoured Carrot Cauliflower Peas Sabzi Recipe with Lahsuni Palak Dal, Ragi Wheat Phulka and Methi ...
The Masala Akki Roti Recipe is a delicious spicy flat bread from Karnataka that is made from rice flour. The akki roti makes a great vegan and gluten free breakfast option. Made from rice flour, shredded vegetables and spices, the Akki Roti makes for an excellent tea time snack when you have sudden guests at home.
There are different variations and recipes to make akki roti across Karnataka. This recipe is a simple recipe which even beginners can follow and make delicious foolproof akki rotis. We ...
'Jolada' means Jowar/sorghum, a gluten free grain. This traditional dish, the 'Jolada Mudde' is a North Karnataka breakfast special. It is tasty and can be cooked within a few minutes. Mixing the jowar flour in water or thin buttermilk without lumps and then adding it to the tempered mixture of green chillies , onions and curry leaves gives this dish a smooth texture. Though this dish is popularly called as 'Mudde' means balls /rounds , it is often served in a semi solid consistency. When less ...
Bajra Matar Ki Khichdi is a common breakfast recipe prepared in the states of Haryana and Rajasthan. When one thinks of a salivating creamy dish for breakfast, Khichdi tops the list. Bajra Matar Ki Khichdi is a satiating dish which is beautifully flavored with spices and with a creamy consistency. Health benefits of Pearl Millets make it a perfect choice for diabetic persons and it is gluten free too. Bajra Khichdi is a wholesome option as Pearl millets are high in starch content, making it a high-energy ...
Aloo Bhindi Sabzi Recipe is a combination of potatoes and lady's finger/ Bhindi/ Okra cooked separately and combined together with spices. This sabzi makes a perfect vegetable as a side dish with phulka's and kadhi. Different regions of India make it in many different ways, go ahead make your own modifications to the method to suit your palate.
Did you know: Okra is a low-calorie vegetable and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. They are rich sources of dietary fiber, ...
Vendakkai Podi Curry also known as the Vendakkai Poriyal is a delicious South Indian dish made with the combination of fresh lady fingers spiced with sambar powder and paruppu podi. It is super simple and easy to make and absolutely delicious to eat as well.
Serve Vendakkai Podi Curry along with Jeera rasam and Steamed Rice for a simple and easy weeknight dinner.
If you are looking for more Vendakkai/ Lady's Finger Recipes you must try some of our other favorites.
Paneer Malai Makhani Recipe is a quick and simple recipe to cook for dinners or lunch boxes on weekdays. Since I love the spices of South India and Srilanka, I have fused the spices and method of cooking into this paneer malai makhani recipe.
Serve Paneer Malai Makhani Recipe with Pudina Tawa Paratha or phulkas with Indian Style Black Chickpea Salad Recipe for a complete meal.
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Andhra Gongura Pachadi or this Andhra style chutney made of sorrel leaves an authentic delicacy typical to Telugu cuisine. It is an important part of every festive meal or feast. Although these leaves are called different names in different regions, the nutritional properties of sorrel leaves remain constant.
Did you know: Sorrel leaves are rich in iron, vitamins, folic acid and antioxidants, these leaves are highly recommended for patients of heart conditions and diabetes.
This Gongura Pachadi ...