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.
Dal Fry is a delicious and lip smacking bowl of health that is a daily dish in most of the Indian homes. This dal fry recipe is made of chana dal or split bengal grams and is usually thicker than the daily dal. The tempering or tadka takes it to another level altogether. You can use other dals like tur dal or masoor dal as well if you like.
You can also make this simple yet delicious dal for house parties or everyday meals or pack it into your office lunch boxes.
Serve Dal Fry with Steamed ...
Aloo Gajar Matar Sabzi Recipe is an one pot delight that can be made or your everyday meals. This quick recipe is made in a pressure cooker. It is ideal to make for weeknight dinner and can be packed into yours and yours kids lunch boxes.
The base of the Curry is made from tomato puree that is spiced up with everyday Indian Spices. Adding different vegetables into the curry is a very good option as it will help in providing good amount of nutrients into your everyday diet.
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Whole Masala Gobi Recipe or Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a sure shot way to impress your dinner guests. Intensely flavourful, and healthy too, this cauliflower dish is a wonderful way to present this humble vegetable. Combined with a burst of spices, onions and potatoes, the Whole Masala Gobi makes for a fantastic dinner option.
Masala Gobi is a baked dish and makes a great centerpiece at any party. Cauliflower is low in calories and full of vitamins too.
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पापड़ एर डालना रेसिपी, एक स्वादिष्ट बंगाली रेसिपी है जिसे हर बंगाली घर में रोज के खाने के लिए बनाया जाता है. इसे ज़्यदातर दुर्गा पूजा के समय बनाया जाता है. यह बहुत ही सरल रेसिपी है जो बहुत कम समय में ...
The Vatanyacha Phadna Recipe is a simple stir fry of the Sugar Snap Peas. Spring brings fresh sugar snap peas into the season and Vatanyacha Phadna is a simple and delicate dish that makes the most of these jade beauties.
Black pepper adds a punch to this recipe, while the caramelised pods sprinkled with grated coconut yield a sweeter taste. You can also make the dish from petit pois or any other variety of tender, sweet peas.
Serve Vatanyacha Phadna with Khandeshi Dal and Phulkas ...
Kuruku Kaalan Recipe is a delicious dish made from ripe bananas and cooked in a yogurt and coconut curry. It is a delectable traditional dish in Kerala cuisine, that is eaten almost every other day and is also a part of the famous Onam sadya.
Did You Know: Bananas are good for the heart, digestive system and vision. They are packed with potassium, a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating. Bananas' high potassium ...
Baale Dindu Kadale Kaalina Palya is South Indian Style Banana Stem Curry With Chick Peas Recipe. Select a banana stem which has a thin rind. Usually, the thinner the rind of the stem, tender is the banana stem. This banana stem curry is a healthy recipe since banana stem prevents the formation of kidney stones and is naturally fibrous to promote digestion. Banana stem pairs well with Kadale Kaalu or chickpeas and the flavors are subtle in this curry with fewer spices. Pair Baale ...
The Kerala Bhindi Curry also known as the Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu is a tangy and spicy curry made from okras also known as lady's fingers. The curry is cooked in a tamarind and tomato curry base and flavored with baby onions, fenugreek seeds, coriander powder and curry leaves.
Serve the Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu along with steamed rice for a delicious Sunday lunch meal.
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Pomfret Shorshe (Pomfret in mustard gravy) is an authentic Bengali recipe which is made with pomfret fish. This is one of easiest recipe with minimal ingredients. Mustard sauce gravy can be used to cook other fishes like hilsa, rohu, catla, catfish and various other river fishes.
The usage of mustard oil and mustard paste is what makes Pomfret Shorshe heavenly when had with hot white rice.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bengali recipes such as
Bengali Bhog Khichuri
The Achari Masala Puri Recipe is a delicious recipe of the Indian Puri that is spiced with achar masala or even a pickle masala. All you have to do is combine the pickle into the wheat flour and make a dough and fry it. It makes a great snack as it is and even adds a twist to the regular Puri.
Serve the Achari Masala Puri along with a Urulai Kizhangu Masiyal Recipe (Lemony Potato Curry) and Paka Kela Raita for a weekend breakfast, lunch or a weeknight dinner.
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Andhra Style Chama Dumpa Pulusu Recipe (Arbi With Sesame Tamarind Sauce Recipe) is a traditional dish that we have inherited from our ancestors, made using boiled arbi that is simmered in sesame tamarind sauce. It is a perfect to make during weekdays lunch or dinner.
Serve the Andhra Style Chama Dumpa Pulusu Recipe (Arbi With Sesame Tamarind Sauce Recipe) along with Phulkas and Kachumber Salad for a weekday lunch or dinner.
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Kobbari chaaru is an authentic sambar/rasam that is made in Telangana region using coconut milk and roasted chana dal. This Coconut Milk & Dal Sambar is silky smooth in texture with subtle sweetness of coconut milk and mildly spicy with ground green chillies, overall making this a perfect lunch combo with hot steamed rice and fryum (Akki Peni sandige) or just with Phulka Recipe (Roti/Chapati) - Puffed Indian Bread.
Did you know: Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, ...
Parippu or Lentil Curry is a very simple dish that is also a part of the Onam sadyaa. Served with piping hot rice, the dish is a delicate and simple balance of flavours that prepares the palate to the explosion of flavours in the dishes that follow thereafter. The parippu can be prepared in a variety of ways using different kinds of lentils. Using Green Gram lentils (Moong Dal) or Split Pigeon Dal, one can prepare a nutritious and beautiful dish that is delectable in its simplicity.
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Papad er Dalna is a Bengali recipe that is prepared specially during Durga Puja. It provides the "pujo pujo aroma " (the essence of Durga Puja). This recipe is quick and easy for the days you are too lazy to cook up an extravagant meal.
Papad er Dalna can be served with phulka, paratha or steamed rice.
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Matwadi Palya Recipe is essentially a Madhwa Brahmin Style Methi-Chana Dal Sabzi which uses ground masala which is steamed and then mixed with the other sauteed ingredients like fenugreek leaves. This side dish is great for high protein vegetarian diet since methi and dal are rich in proteins. In addition, methi is a source of ample iron.
Serve Matwadi Palya Recipe (Madhwa Brahmin Style Methi-Chana Dal Sabzi) along with Tawa paratha, Karnataka Special Huli Tovve Recipe and steamed ...
Lasun Batata Poori Recipe (Spiced Coriander Fried Bread Recipe) is a deep fried Indian bread flavoured with some indian spice and fresh herb like coriander leaves to bring out the flavour to the dish. These pooris are quite soft as it contains potato in the dough. You can also add any starchy vegetables like colocasia or tapioca to the bread.
Serve the Lasun Batata Poori Recipe (Spiced Coriander Fried Bread Recipe) along with Chutney to enjoy your Lunch meal.
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Mooli Palak Sabji is a simple and easy recipe that is delicious and super healthy too given the health benefits of radish and spinach. Radish and spinach are powerhouses of essential minerals and vitamins like vitamin B6, A, C, K, folate, fiber, potassium et al. This is a diabetic friendly dish as radish and spinach help in maintaining blood sugar levels.
Mooli Palak Sabji is a very simple recipe to cook and has aromatic flavours to it.
Serve Mooli Palak Sabji with Phulka and Burani ...
Raw Banana Thoran is a common dish in Kerala and is widely served as a side dish. One cannot think of vegetarian food from God's own country and miss mentioning the thoran. This lightly spiced stir-fry is made with many vegetables and makes the taste of the vegetable taste yummy. In this Thoran we are using raw banana which is the much-loved vegetable in Kerala. The vegetable is combined with mild spices and freshly grated coconut.
Serve the Raw Banana Thoran along with Steamed Rice, Beetroot ...
Ghee Rice Recipe | Neychoru, it is such a flavorful rice usually prepared in the festival days. It is such a comfort food ,with just a large dollop of Ghee cooked along with Basmati Rice and all the whole spices bring such a nice flavour to the food.
Ghee Rice Recipe | Neychoru is best served with Kozhi Kuzhambu (non-veg) or Senai Kizhangu Ghostu (veg) and Tadka Raita for complete meal.
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Karnataka Style Avarekalu Chitranna
Zucchini Paratha Recipe is a healthy option of including zucchini in your breakfast. Zucchini stuffed paratha is a comforting dish to start a busy day. Make this easy zucchini paratha and serve it with instant red chilli pickle recipe.
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Muli Paratha (Radish Paratha) Recipe
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Vendakkai Uppadan is a traditional spicy recipe from the state of Kerala. Unlike, other dishes from this region, this one does not use coconut in it. The simplest of the spices are freshly dry roasted, ground and added to the recipe making it very aromatic. It is spicy and tart making it a perfect accompaniment with Rice. Serve Vendakkai Uppadan Recipe (Kerala Style Okra Curry) with Steamed rice, Snake Gourd Thoran Recipe (Turai Thoran) and Paruppu Podi for a weeknight dinner.
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Iyengar Style Vendakkai Mor kuzhambu Recipe is a variant to the regular Pooshanikai More Kuzhambu .This type of preparation is something very commonly seen in many Iyengars (a sect of Tambrahms Community) households. In other words it is also called as a south Indian version of “Bhindi Kadhi”. In the south Indian version of mor kuzhambu, It does not require Garam masala or garlic. The specialty in our cuisine is without these ingredients we can prepare an equally flavorful dish. Vendakkai ...
Dalma is a Chickpea Dal Cooked With Vegetables and Raw Papaya, a delicacy from the state of Orissa. It can be made using toor (arhar) dal, and an assortment of vegetables typically raw banana, eggplant, green papaya and pumpkins, simmered in a special spice blend.
Topped off with an aromatic tempering of panch phoron and coconut shavings seasoned in ghee, the dalma is aromatic and wholesome. The Dalma Recipe has the right combination of taste and health, that is packed with proteins from the dal ...