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.
Arbi Jhol Recipe is Uttar Pradesh Style Colocasia & Lotus Seeds Sabzi prepared without onion and garlic. But at the same time, this sabzi is so flavourful that you will make this recipe often. Everyday spices and kasuri methi makes this gravy recipe packed with flavours.
Makhane are usually used during fasting days in recipes where you don't use garlic and onion.
Serve Arbi Jhol Recipe - Uttar Pradesh Style Colocasia & Lotus Seeds Sabzi with Pudina Tawa Paratha, Baingan ...
Papad Ki Sabzi is very cooked in almost every household of Rajasthan. There are days when you don’t have vegetables in your house, then you can prepare this Papad Ki Sabzi. It is made in different ways, but here I have used curd to prepare the sabzi, as it makes the dish even more flavourful.
When making any gravy with curd base make sure that you do not cook on high heat. High heat curdles the curd and hence changes the taste and texture of the gravy. So while making the gravy for the Papad ...
Stuffed Kathal is a dish with fiery onion-tomato masala with a twist of cheese.
Onion and fennel seeds masala is stuffed in raw jackfruits and then baked.
Garnish with spring onions and serve Stuffed Kathal with hot Laccha paratha/tawa paratha recipe for a weeknight dinner.
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Mughlai Zafrani Murg Recipe is a delicious recipe made with chicken in yogurt gravy, flavoured with saffron. Chicken is marinated with lot of yogurt, fresh cream and handy spices and spice powders like cumin powder, coriander powder and lemon juice. This a quick method of preparing the dish since I have used microwave oven to cook the dish. You can also make it in kadai which will take about 40-50 minutes. Make sure you prepare this dish in a non stick pan since there is absolutely no oil used in ...
Bendekaayi Gojju is also known as Saasive Gojju (Mustard seeds curry) as it uses raw mustard seeds. This creamy gojju is a tangy, sweet and spicy curry that goes well with roti and rice. You can serve it for a weekday lunch or dinner.
Serve Bendekaayi Gojju with phulka or steamed rice for a healthy and satisfying weekday meal.
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South Indian Style Vegetable Kurma is a delicious mild flavored mixed vegetable curry that is usually paired with chapathi or poori. Wonderful aromatic spices are subdued with thick coconut paste and cashew paste to give it a rich creamy texture. Poppy seeds are must that goes into the kurma. Grind it with cashews to get a nice thick creamy paste. The flavor of poppy seeds in the kurma makes a lot of difference. Add any vegetables of your choice to this kurma, but the best options are carrots, beans, ...
Aratikaya Masala Pulusu Recipe (Raw Banana Stir Fry Recipe) is a simple dish that has the authentic flavors of Andhra. The raw banana is simply tossed with some ground paste of ginger, garlic and raw rice for the crunch and is then simmered with tamarind gravy which is then balanced with the right amount of spice.
Serve the Aratikaya Masala Pulusu Recipe with Steamed Rice and Dosakaya Pappu Recipe to create a satisfying meal.
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I consider the variety in rice dishes is a blessing! When you are in a hurry to cook up a meal or too lazy to make an elaborate meal, the variety of rice dishes come handy. Not just that, variety rice recipes works fantastic for left over rice. I can safely call it instant rice dish( all you need is left over rice to be ready in hand). Among all the variety rice recipes, Milagu Sadam or Instant pepper rice is the most simplest. It’s a straight forward dish which uses minimal, common ingredients ...
Vaalachi Rassa Bhaaji Recipe is a Maharashtrian dish made using ‘Kadve Vaal’ and coconuts. Kadve vaal are referred to as ‘field beans’ in English. We get different types of vaal in India, like Kadve Vaal (bitter field beans), Goade Vaal (dalimbi / sweet field beans), Surati Vaal, Pavta, etc.
Field beans are smaller in size and are relatives of Broad beans. They are rich in proteins as well as Vitamin A, B-Complex, C and E as well as various minerals and enzymes too!
Kadve Vaal are ...
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 ...
The Kadai Vegetable Sabzi Recipe is a quick and easy sabzi to make that has the goodness of a variety of vegetables adding colour, taste and nutrition to your weeknight dinner. This recipe I have steamed the vegetables a little but before tossing them on the kadai to make the sabzi. By doing this, we preserve nutrition and also helps in the faster cooking process.
Serve the Kadai Vegetable Sabzi Recipe along with Hot Phulkas to enjoy a wholesome meal.
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The Moringa Kadhi Pakora comforting spicy yogurt based curry cooked with pakora that is cooked along with drumstick leaves and tempered with cumin seeds and green chilli.
Be it Punjabi or Rajasthani Cuisine, Kadhi Pakoda recipes are always too good to go with any meal. Add some Drumstick Leaves to make the pakoras today and feel the difference in taste.Simultaneously feel great for the ingredient that you have used is actually a powerhouse of nutrients that will contribute to the health ...
Pita saga (glinus oppositifolius) bati basa - Pita saga (glinus oppositifolius) is cooked in a coarsely pounded mustard-garlic green chilli paste along with chopped eggplant, tomato and potato.
The botanical name of the pita saga is Glinus oppositifolius. Glinus oppositifolius is an erect or almost prostrate, much-branched annual herb. This annual herb is bitter in taste and reputed to exhibit anti-diabetes and anti-microbial properties.
In Odisha state of Indian subcontinent, the bitter ...
South Indian Style Sorakkai Kootu Recipe -Bottle Gourd Cooked with Lentils Recipe is a delicious combination of lentil and vegetables. The flavors used in this recipe are typically used in day to day cooking in the South Indian Style Kitchen. Coconut is one of the key ingredient present for all of their dry vegetable side dishes.
Serve the South Indian Style Sorakkai Kootu Recipe (Bottle Gourd Cooked with Lentils Recipe) along with Steamed Rice and Parappu Rasam to enjoy a comforting meal.
Besan Methi Paratha Recipe is a filling paratha, where the dough is stuffed with methi leaves combined with besan that is roasted along with spices, that gives the paratha a punch.
Serve it long with raita, pickle or even wit chutney for breakfast or dinner too.
Did you know: Fenugreek are known to have a storehouse of minerals and are also known to be a rich source of vitamin C and K as well. A certain study suggest that fenugreek seeds may be helpful to people with diabetes because ...
Mughlai Keema Paratha is a classic recipe of street food found on the streets of Bengal of a stuffed paratha with a layer of egg and spicy mutton keema wrapped to make a lifafa-envelope style flaky parathas
This paratha is then shallow fried and cooked until crisp. Although the traditional recipe calls for mutton keema you could also use chicken keema if you like.
Serve Mughlai Keema Paratha by cutting it into little squares along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and pickled onions ...
Tamatar Wali Arbi Sabzi Recipe is a delicious dry sabzi recipe made with Colocasia. The par boiled colocasia is shallow fried and tossed in a garlic and tomatoes gravy flavoured with panch phoran masala. The panch phoran lends a beautiful flavour and texture to the dish.
Colocasia is a healthy root vegetable having high amounts of dietary fibers, if taken in moderation it is beneficial for us. Make sure that you par boil the colocasia with a little tamarind and remove the skin to avoid itchy throat.
Mooli Gobhi Aur Methi Sabzi Recipe is a simple stir fry of winter vegetables. We have added very little spices to bring out the flavours of the winter produce. Fresh fenugreek leaves are a great source of iron and antioxidants, hence it is good to include in our diets regularly. Serve the Mooli Gobhi Aur Methi Sabzi Recipe along with Phulkas and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita for a simple weeknight dinner along with Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad.
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The Bengali Aloo Dum Recipe is a delicious recipe of potatoes that are simmered in spicy tomato onion garlic and a yogurt gravy. The potato is simmered in the dum aloo masala for a good 30 minutes until all the flavors are absorbed. Aloo Dum also known as Dum Aloo is a delicious spicy and tangy recipe that is a favorite at home.
Dum is a process of slow cooking on low heat where we cook the rice or vegetables in its gravy and spices in a sealed vessel simmered for a long period of time.
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Bengali Style Chicken Rezala Recipe - Chicken Korma is an authentic white coloured gravy dish that has got its roots from Bengal. The chicken thighs and drumsticks are usually used in this curry to lift up the flavour well and make it quite rich.
The chicken is first marinated with curd, onion paste, sesame and poppy seed paste. It is then slow cooked with whole spice like cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom and dry red chillies. By simmering slowly with the curd mixture and whole spice, it keeps ...
Bihari Karela And Aloo Ki Sabzi Recipe, a healthy side dish which can be relished by everyone. It is a popular Bihari side dish which is prepared on a daily basis in all the households. In this, the main spice used is panch phoran masala which makes the sabzi even more flavourful and delicious.
Did you know - Karela or Bitter gourd has so many benefits on its own. Blood sugar levels are controlled if you consume bitter gourd on the regular basis. It also handles your cholesterol and keeps the kidney ...
In Parshe Macher Jhal, Mullet is cooked whole in a hot mustard sauce and flavoured with goodness of coriander leaves. It is easy to make and mustard sauce adds an extra flavour to it.
Serve Parshe Macher Jhal along with Steamed Rice and Bengali Style Cholar Dal for a weekday meal.
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Avarakkai Poricha Kootu Recipe is a comforting side dish from south India. Avarakkai in other words called as broad beans is a wonderful legume which is rich in proteins and fibre. It is also a good source of minerals like potassium, iron and zinc.
Poricha kootu is a traditional recipe from Tamil Nadu, the vegetable is usually steamed separately and mixed along a cooked dal. A tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves is drizzled on top over the end to complete the dish.
Serve the Avarakkai ...
Dahi Baingan Recipe (Brinjal In Curd Based Gravy) is a famous North indian dish. The combination of brinjal and yogurt with spices gives a unique taste and goes very well as a side dish with the main meal.
You can serve Dahi Baingan Recipe with Phulka Recipe or Pudina Tawa Paratha. You can also serve it with mild Saffron Pilaf Recipe (Kesar Pulao).
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