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.
Indian Bread Recipes
Indian Rice Recipes
North Indian Vegetarian Recipes
South Indian Vegetarian Recipes
Indian Non Veg Recipes
Jain Style Whole Green Moong Dal Sabzi Recipe is a dry moong dal dish which uses absolutely no onion and no garlic, making it a Jain dish as the name suggests.
Vagharela in Gujarati means tempered with seasonings like mustard, cumin, ginger and the like. Steamed mung beans when seasoned with green chillies and ginger along with a gentle squeeze of lemon makes this sabzi flavourful. With a little planning, making this dish for a hearty morning breakfast will become a breeze.
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Karnataka Style Badanekai Yennegai Gojju Recipe (Stuffed Brinjal Recipe) being the signature dish of “North Karnataka” are stuffed with brinjal also called as eggplant and fried in oil. The dish has a whole lot of rich and ground masala flavor to the gravy itself. At Archana’s Kitchen we have made it by consuming less oil by sauteing well on the pan itself.
Serve the Karnataka Style Badanekai Yennegai Gojju Recipe (Stuffed Brinjal Recipe) along with Jolada Roti Recipe (Jowar Bhakri) and Nuggekai ...
Konkani Style Vali Bendi Recipe-Malabar Spinach Curry, a simple authentic curry made from Malabar spinach or in other words called as vine spinach is cooked in ground fresh coconut, dry red chilies and tamarind paste. In Konkani, “Vali” refers to the Spinach that is used in the curry, the leaf is rich in lot of nutrients. It reduces cholesterol and is highly fibrous. It is good for digestion also.
Serve the Konkani Style Vali Bendi Recipe along with steamed rice with a dollop of ghee on ...
The Foxtail Millet Khichdi Recipe is a wholesome twist to a traditional Khichdi. Khichdi is a mish mash of millets or rice, lentils and vegetables served along with Kadhi and a Batata Nu Shaak in a traditional Gujarati home. You can also additionally add vegetables in the Khichdi to make it more nutritious. Serve the Foxtail Millet Khichdi along with Batata Nu Shaak (Aloo Tamatar Sabzi) for a warm wholesome weeknight dinner.
‘Pohala’ fish is a common variety we get in local fish market. Usually small sizes are available through out the year. Few days back when I went to the biggest Fish Market in Bhubaneswar I managed to get some big sizes.This curry is a spicy fish curry which can be enjoyed with hot steam rice. Fish are fried first with a generous amount of Mustard Oil. You can use different cooking oil too.
Serve Pohala Jhola with hot steamed rice for a delicious weekday lunch or dinner.
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Peas Pulao Recipe is a lovely rice preparation made with green peas as the star ingredient. Long grain basmati combined with whole spices like bay leaf, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves and star anise, tempered in ghee and cooked along with fresh green peas.
This super simple matar pulao can be put together in under 30 minutes.
Serve Peas Pulao Recipe along with Smoked Dhaba Dal Recipe, Masala Lachha Paratha Recipe, Achari Paneer Masala Recipe or Easy Creamy ...
Andhra Style Tomato Cauliflower Koora is a simple recipe made with a tomato and onion gravy that is spiced up with simple masala garam masala powder and red chilli powder.
The dish can also be made into a curry based and can also be served in a dry form. The vegetables that we have used are locally available in the kitchen. You can also have varied choice and use different vegetables like raw banana, bottle gourd etc.
Serve the Andhra Style Tomato Cauliflower Koora along with Tawa Paratha, ...
Spicy Rice Stuffed Paratha is a perfect recipe, if you have leftover rice in your fridge. We are usually left with rice after our meal and we end up throwing them. From now, don’t throw them instead use them in making stuffed parathas for your filing breakfast.
Serve Spicy Rice Stuffed Paratha with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Burani Raita for a healthy breakfast.
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Kerala Kadala Curry Recipe is a delectable recipe that is a popular dish from the Kerala Cuisine. Kadala in this dish means chickpeas and most popularly the kala chana or the brown chickpea is used to make this dish. The coconut is ground along with fennel and coriander seeds and then cooked along in a gravy that has flavours coming from baby onions, green chillies and curry leaves along with the addition of cooking it in coconut oil.
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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.
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Kachri is a wild variety of cucumber that resembles a brown yellow small melon.They come in different shape and size. Kachri Phali Ki Sabzi Recipe (Wild Cucumber And Beans Sabzi) is famous recipe in Rajasthan. It is easy to make and can be made with few ingredients and hence can even be made on weekdays. Serve Kachri Phali Ki Sabzi Recipe (Wild Cucumber And Beans Sabzi) along with Phulka, and Smoked Dal Makhani Dhaba Style for a weekday lunch.
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Sautéed Aubergine With Tamarind Recipe is a perfect dish for dinners or lunches. Makes an elegant dish for the lent season as well. The flavor comes from the tangy tamarind juice or paste which leaves your taste buds tingling and wanting more. Sautéed Aubergine With Tamarind Recipe is a super simple and abundantly flavorful dish that is perfect as a side for rotis/chapathis or plain rice.
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Mangalorean Style Kuvalyacho Pollav Recipe (Yellow Pumpkin Curry Recipe) is a simple traditional Mangalore curry which uses coconut as its base to make the gravy. Usually the onions and coconut used in this recipe are sun dried and then ground along with other spices into a course paste. But as the lifestyle changed people starting making it on the pan itself. But whatever it is the true flavor of the old traditional flavors will always remain divine.
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Mint has many health benefits as it is good for digestion, detoxifies the body etc. This recipe is simply a moong dal just flavoured with mint leaves. Really an aromatic tasty dal it is and is perfect for your weekday meals.
Serve Pudina Moong Dal along with Capsicum Usili and Phulkas for a weekday lunch or dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal recipes such as
Katachi Amti Recipe
Ulava Charu Recipe
Delicious Dal Makhani Recipe
Urulai Kizhangu Masiyal Recipe (Potatoes in a Tangy lemon and Ginger Gravy) is a very classic tamil brahmin dish that is eaten along with puri's or chapatti. As a child I would not eat any potatoes apart from my favorite urulai kizhangu roast (potato roast), but now that I am all grown up and eaten things as bland as a leaf, I just love this dish. I love this dish for it tangy lemon and ginger flavors that get so well absorbed by the potatoes. The dish is made healthy using less oil, spiced just ...
Awadh Style Bakarhani Roti Recipe ( Thick Spiced Flat-Bread Recipe ) is soft flaky bread which is seasoned with cardamom and also sweet on the palate. It is usually cooked in a tandoor which helps to give a charred and smoky flavour to the bread.
The bread was originally from Old Dhaka which is a part of Bangladesh. But since the technique and the cooking method got influenced by various states, the technique of making Bakharani Roti spread over to Awadhi Cuisine as well.
The Manathakkali Kootu Recipe is a very classic South Indian recipe that is packed with proteins, vitamins and minerals. Kootu is a combination of dal and vegetable, with or without coconut. Manathakkali Kootu is a simple yet nutritious gravy that helps in controlling and treating acidity related problems.
Serve the Manathakkali Keerai Kootu along with Steamed Rice, Salad for a quick and healthy weeknight dinner or even for a quiet Sunday lunch with family.
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Senai Kizhangu Ghostu Recipe (Spicy & Tangy Yam Curry Recipe) is a comforting recipe made with chopped yam that is pressure cooked with tangy and spicy curry. Yam is a wonderful root vegetable that will help as a cooling agent. It is the best vegetable to fight against any cold or flu.
Serve the Senai Kizhangu Ghostu Recipe (Spicy & Tangy Yam Curry Recipe) along with Ven Pongal for a wholesome dinner or a Sunday lunch.
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The Kovakkai Poriyal Recipe is a classic South Indian vegetable that you can serve for your everyday meals. Kovakkai is also known as Dondakkai or Tinda or Tindora or Tendley. At home we simply love the taste and flavors of this vegetable when it is just steamed and then tossed in a seasoning that has only mustard, curry leaves, salt and coconut.
Serve the Kovakkai Poriyal along with Jeera Rasam, Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Beetroot Pachadi, Steamed Rice and Elai ...
Kerala Cherupayar Curry Recipe (Green Moong and Yellow Moong Dal Recipe) is a comforting dal made from a blend of green mung bean and yellow mung bean lentil. Cherupayar refers to the green moong lentil in Malayalam. The curry is made with simple flavors and the addition of coconut oil in the dal lifts the whole flavor of the dish. Mung Beans are a high source of fiber, protein and antioxidants. As it has the high nutrient intensity it will be really helpful for fighting diseases like diabetes and ...
Nawabi Mixed Vegetables Recipe is a mildly spiced and rich dish without the use of cream in it. It is quite flavourful and simple to cook. It is easy to prepare and has a very royal taste to it.
Serve Nawabi Mixed Vegetable Gravy at one of your house parties lunch menu along with rotis, Pudina tawa paratha or jeera rice.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Gravy based recipes such as
Gobi Ke Kofte
Dimer Malai Curry
Vankaya Ulli Karam Recipe (Eggplants In Spicy Onion Gravy) is a delicious version of eggplants that is made in Andhra households. This recipe is traditionally made from small eggplants that are locally available in Andhra and tastes so different from Gutti Vankaya Recipe of Andhra, which is a slightly trickier recipe than this. You can create same recipe with pointed gourd and ivy gourd too, instead of brinjals.
Serve Vankaya Ulli Karam Recipe along with Steamed Rice, and Moong Dal Rasam/Pesara ...
A delicious paratha recipe, Stuffed Mooli Paneer Paratha, has a stuffing of radish and cottage cheese seasoned with salt and cumin powder. The addition of ginger-garlic-green chilli in the filling gives the paratha a lovely flavour.
Did you know: Radish is a low calorie vegetable, rich in fibre is known to be very good for the liver and stomach and it acts as a powerful detoxifier too. Radishes have long been known to have a low glycemic index, which means that eating it does not ...