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.
The nine day fast festival of Navratri is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Durga. Navratri fasting period is approaching soon and Samvat rice is one of the type of grain, which is allowed during that fasting period.
Samvat rice is good source of proteins and carbohydrates. There are lots of fasting dishes which can be prepared by samvat rice but today I am making fried satvik rice from them. This dish is super yummy & tasty after having this, I am sure you will like navtari fast more than ...
Pumpkin Erissery Recipe is a traditional recipe of Kerala which is a must have in the Onam Sadya and other festive feasts. Easy to make and healthy, this dish typically is made with pumpkin and coconut. Sometimes other vegetables are also used to make erissery, but the most popular version is made with yellow pumpkin.
Did you Know : Yellow pumpkin is rich in vital antioxidants, and vitamins and very low on calories. This dish is perfect for the ones who are watching their daily calorie intake.
Tomato Sheer is a mild curry made with coconut milk and tomatoes. This soothing curry is apt during hot days. Besan is mixed with coconut milk to make the gravy thick and creamy. Make this on a rushed morning to be packed into our kids lunch box with steamed rice or phulkas.
Serve Tomato Sheer with Manathakkali Kootu, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for a comforting lunch.
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आलू पोस्टो रेसिपी एक पारम्परिक बंगाली रेसिपी है जिसे हर बंगाली घर में रोज के खाने के लिए बनाया जाता है. इसमें खुस खुस का पेस्ट बनाकर आलू के साथ मिलाया जाता है. यह एक स्वादिष्ट रेसिपी है जिसे आप अपने लंच बॉक्स में भी तवा पराठा के साथ पैक कर सकते है.
आलू पोस्टो रेसिपी को बंगाली लुच्छी और फालगुनी दाल के साथ दिन के खाने के लिए परोसे।
अगर आपको यह रेसिपी पसंद है, तो आप यह भी बना सकते है,
आलू पालक की सब्ज़ी रेसिपी
आलू परवल की सब्ज़ी रेसिपी
आलू भिंडी की सब्ज़ी रेसिपी
Pumpkin Thoran is a very simple vegetable preparation. This sabzi can be prepared for busy weeknight dinners. Made with only basic ingredients and cooks in under 15 minutes.
Serve Pumpkin Thoran with Cherupayar Curry, Steamed Rice and Moru Kachiyathu for a lovely lunch.
Here are a few more sabzis that you must try
Bamboo Shoot Stir Fry Recipe
Assamese Amitar Khar Recipe
Shimla Mirch Ki Launji Recipe
थोरन एक आसान सब्ज़ी है जिसे केरला के हर घर में बनाया जाता है. इसमें नारियल का प्रयोग किया जाता है जो इसका स्वाद और भी बढ़ाता है. आप थोरन में किसी भी सब्ज़ी का प्रयोग कर सकते है लेकिन यहाँ हमने आज मशरुम ...
The Thandu Keerai Poriyal Recipe is a wholesome recipe made from Amaranth leaves, that is steamed and stir fried with a simple seasoning. Amaranth is a very nutritious green leafy vegetable, that is packed with taste when it is eaten in a steamed form. The recipe is simple, uses less oil and perfect for diabetic friendly diet.
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South Indian Style Tomato Quinoa Recipe is a healthy take on using quinoa to make a simple tomato rice. The quinoa is cooked along with sautéed onions, tomatoes and garlic. The addition of sambar powder with quinoa brings in a wonderful flavour to the dish. The masalas are simple and is used in our everyday kitchen.
Quinoa is a gluten free ingredient that makes it an excellent food for people who are following a gluten free diet. It is considered as a seed that contains twice the amount of fibre ...
Mambazha Pulissery Recipe is a traditional Kerala cuisine and is prepared by cooking vegetables in a curd and yogurt. It has subtle flavors of spiciness and tanginess.
This authentic recipe is commonly prepared in all households for Onam and served as an accompaniment for rice. Fresh ripe juicy mangoes are cooked with spice powders in a coconut based yogurt gravy.
The recipe calls for very few ingredients and is a perfect dish for summer where mangoes are in season. The curry can be prepared with ...
Sukha Kala Chana Masala Recipe is a delicious and super healthy dish that is synonymous with the navratri ashtami prasad.
Kala chana is boiled and tossed in a rich tadka of ghee and dry spices. Simple to make and great in taste, this dish is not just packed with flavours but also super healthy.
This kala chana recipe is suitable for Jains as well, as it contains no onion no garlic, and great to be served to diabetics as well.
The classic combination of puri chana halwa, is a ...
Cabbage Chana Dal Sabzi is a crunchy cabbage/ patta gobi sabzi, made by combining it with bengal gram or chana dal as it is popularly known.
Chana dal is cooked and then stir fried fried with cabbage seasoned with simple Indian masalas used everyday in our kitchen.
Did you know: cabbage is a good source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Cabbage also protects us from radiation which is very crucial for Cancer treatments.
Serve Cabbage Chana Dal Sabzi along with Bajre ...
Satsaagi Recipe is a super nutritious sabzi that is made in almost all Sindhi households.
In Sindhi, 'Satta' means seven and 'saag' means vegetables, hence the name Satsaagi, meaning a seven vegetable sabzi.
This dry sabzi is packed with vegetables namely aloo, arbi, capsicum, peas, carrot, beans and lauki. However if you wish you could also add other vegetables like cauliflower.
While this is a no onion no garlic recipe, there are many different ways in which this sabzi can ...
Carrot & Capsicum Sabzi Recipe is a delicious mix of crunchy Delhi carrots and capsicum that is tossed with masalas . This dish won’t take much of your time and easy to carry it for your lunch box along with phulka, dal or even just some tossed rice and raita.
Adding vegetables that have great benefits in them is a must for your everyday diet as it will keep your healthy and fit.
Serve the Carrot & Capsicum Sabzi Recipe along with Gujarati Dal Recipe, phulka for a simple lunch ...
Saaru Maas Diya Adar Jhol Recipe is Fish In Ginger Gravy which is an Assamese specialty, is a lightly spiced recipe traditionally. Since this dish is made with small fishes, the recipe is great and tastes light and creamy with bits of tender fish you can have in every bite.
Assamese Saaru Maas Diya Adar Jhol Recipe can be served with Steamed Rice and any Salad of your choice for your weekday meal. You can also make Rava Fried Prawns as a side dish with this meal.
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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.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bengali Recipes such as
Bengali Style Chal Potol Recipe
Narkoler Chance Recipe
Bengali Jhinge Narkol Chenchki
Mahura is a traditional mouth watering odia dish, that can be either made with no onion and garlic called Niramish Mahura or with fish known as Amish Mahura. What makes this recipe unique is that here the fish is steamed first then de-boned and then fried in oil before being added to the curry.
In Temple Style Mahura, only desi vegetables or vegetables which are grown locally are used. But when we make the same in our home, we are free to use other vegetables also. But that taste will ...
Neymeen Vatti Pattichathu Recipe (Seer Fish with Spicy Masala), fish dishes in Kerala have always been a delicacy for most of the food lovers. As Kerala lies on the coastal borders of India, it has various types of dishes using a wide variety of fish like seer fish, pomfret, pear spot etc.
This dish consist of seer fish that is cooked over a bed of flavor packed Indian gravies. Coconut is also one of the main ingredient that also helps in enhancing the flavor in the dish and makes it quite rich.
दाल एक ऐसी डिश है जिसे हर भारतीय घर में बनाया जाता है. सिर्फ भारत में ही नहीं, भारत के बहार भी इन दालों को अलग अलग तरीके से बनाया जाता है. आज हम यहाँ मसूर दाल बनाएंगे जिसमे हमने राजमा का भी प्रयोग किया ...
Spiced Onion Pulao Recipe is a super simple flavoured rice recipe that is roasted and then pressure cooked with some whole spices.
The rice is first washed, pat dried and dry roasted. Dry roasting the rice, enhances the flavour of the pulao and helps the rice grains stand out well separately after it is cooked.
Flavoured with ginger-garlic and onions, and aromatics like bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon, this pulao recipes needs no accompaniments and tastes great by itself too.
Prawns Kuzhambu Recipe is a lip smacking prawn gravy made South Indian style. The flavour emanates once the tamarind paste is added to it and you can taste the tangy masala with each bite of prawn.
You may add more red chilli powder, which is a perfect balance with the sweetness of fresh coconut. Weekend lunch with Prawns Kozhambu in the main course is a special attraction for all the family members eventually you will feel special too.
Serve Prawns Kuzhambu along with Steamed Rice and Cucumber, ...
Paneer Stuffed Bhindi Masala Recipe is a delicious dish made by stuffing lady's finger also called as bhindi with a spicy crumbled paneer. You can prepare this dish in both a gravy form by adding a tomato base to the stuffed bhindi recipe.
Did you know: Okra is a low-calorie vegetable and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. They are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.
Serve the ...
Bihari Style Kadhi Bari Recipe is popular dish from the state of Bihar. Kadhi is a yogurt based stew made with mixing yogurt and gram flour and tempered with few aromatic spices. Bari's are the pakoras or fritters added into this Kadhi while boiling.
The bari's are traditionally fried, however we have made a healthier version by preparing it in a paniyaram pan, which uses less oil. Kadhi Bari makes for a comforting meal along with steamed rice for a weekend lunch.
Serve the Bihari Style Kadhi Bari ...
Bajra Na Rotla also known as Bajra Roti is a plain and simple flat bread made from pearl millet flour. Bajra Na Rotla and Ringna No Olo is an all time winter favorite food, especially when the rotla comes straight out of the stove to the plate. The millet flour is rich in proteins, and is also a source of iron, calcium and other minerals like potassium, magnesium and zinc.
In many regions of Gujarat, hot rotla’s are also eaten with fresh butter and jaggery and often given to children ...
Gongura Pappu is an lip smacking dal made from the gongura leaves which brings in a natural tangy taste to the dal. Gongura Leaves are also known as Sorrel Leaves in English, pulicha keerai in Tamil, Pundi Palle/Pundi Soppu in Kannada and ambaadi In Marathi.
In this recipe, the Gongura leaves are cooked separately along with onions and garlic and a few spices and then combined into the cooked dal to make the Gongura Pappu.
Did you know: Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, ...