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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Pudina Tambuli/Tambli is a very traditional Karnataka dish which our grannys have been making from many years. Its basically a uncooked yoghurt based dish served along with rice. One can make thambli using different herbs/seeds/peels/ingredients. Today we have Pudina Tambli / mint leaves thambli. The heavenly aroma that comes out of your kitchen when you are roasting these leaves along with some cumin and pepper seeds is so awesome.
Serve Pudina Tambli in room temperature with hot steaming rice ...
Cabbage & Dal Stuffed Paratha is a healthy breakfast option and is packed with nutrition. It is a perfect nutritional combination of cabbage and yellow moong dal. This recipe is also perfect to be served in your kids lunch box.
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Did you know- Cabbage is rich in vitamin C and is richer than oranges and hence it promotes overall health. It helps make the immune system strong, helps speed healing ...
Andhra Style Davva Aava koora Recipe (Sweet and Spicy Banana Stem Peanut Curry Recipe) is an Indian curry made from Banana stem and crunchy peanuts tossed in sweet and spicy Andhra style gravy. Banana Stem Banana Stem is a local ingredient in Tamil Nadu which is prepared in most of their house hold. Banana Stem is very fibrous and diabetic friendly ingredient. It helps to solve any gastric problems in the body.
Serve the Andhra Style Davva Aava koora Recipe (Sweet and Spicy Banana Stem Peanut Curry ...
Paneer Tikka Pulao is a simple one pot meal that is prepared by cooking marinated and pan roasted Paneer tikka along with rice and spices in a pressure cooker.
If you have left over paneer tikka from previous day, you can just make this quick rice dish by mixing them together. It makes a brilliant lunch box recipe that can be prepared overnight and carried over for next day's lunch.
Serve Paneer Tikka Pulao along with Tomato Onion Raita or Tadka Raita for a simple ...
Karnataka Style Huggi (Rice and Moong dal Savory Porridge) Recipe is a traditional khichdi prepared in Karnataka. During the famous festival Sri Krishna Matt that is celebrated in parts of Udupi. It is nothing but similar to “kara Pongal” that is prepared in Tamil Nadu. Huggi is usually accompanied along with tamarind gojju. Where the tanginess of the gravy goes along with the subtle but rich flavor of the lentil and rice.
Serve the Karnataka Style Huggi Recipe along with Karnataka ...
Tomato Gotsu Recipe also known as the Thakkali Curry is a quick and easy to make, spicy and tangy tomato gravy you can prepare for a change as a breakfast accompaniment or even as a side dish along with Ven Pongal, Khichdi, Paratha or Dosa.
Tomato Gotsu that is packed with simple flavours from roasted baby onions simmered along with tamarind and sambar powder giving it that delectable taste.
Serve Tomato Gotsu / Thakkali Curry Recipe with Ven Pongal and South ...
Masala Vada Curry Recipe also known as the Chana Dal Vada curry is a delicious South Indian curry made from masala vada cooked in a tomato onion gravy.
Masala Vada Curry Recipe is a delicious and one of the best side dish for Idli/Dosa/Chapati. This curry is mostly made in north eastern parts of Tamil Nadu. It is packed with proteins and the goodness of Indian spices.
Traditionally, this dish is made with deep-fried masala vadas. But, this one is made out of steamed vadas which is much simpler ...
Thengai Paal Sadam or Coconut Milk Pulao is a deliciously aromatic, mildly spiced one pot rice dish that is easy to prepare in a jiffy.
Coconut milk is cooked along with the rice in a pressure cooker and later garnished with ghee fried cashew nuts. Coconut milk is easy to prepare at home and can be stored up to 4 days in a airtight jar in the fridge. It can be used for a variety of dishes like stews, curries and even eaten along with appams.
How to make Coconut Milk at home : Add freshly ...
The Hyderabadi Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe is a rich gravy dish that has a creamy texture, lots of vegetables, has a spicy taste and is packed with flavors. The addition of almond paste into the recipe adds great flavors and the richness to the Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry.
Serve the Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha Recipe, Palak Raita and Pickle for a weeknight dinner or even as a main course for a party.
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Udupi Style Alsande Kayi Saaru Recipe (Long Beans Gravy Recipe) is a favorite among the locals in Udupi. It is a gravy that is made out of long beans. It is rich in Vitamin A which is one of the essential requirement for our body as it helps to improve our skin completion. The curry is made by grinding the roasted spices to provide the authentic flavor from the Udupi.
Serve the Udupi Style Alsande Kayi Saaru Recipe (Long Beans Gravy Recipe) can be had along with steamed rice and Yellow Pumpkin Dal ...
The Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry is a perfect blend of pan roasted cauliflowers and bell peppers that are simmered in a delicate coconut milk curry flavored with coriander powder, curry leaves, chillies, cloves and cinnamon.
Serve the Cauliflower In Coconut Milk Curry, along with a hot bowl of steamed Foxtail Millet or Pearl Millets or Rice for a weeknight dinner
Did You Know: Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory ...
Traditionally Goan Brinjal Bharta Recipe is cooked by roasting brinjals on charcoal. But the brinjals also can be grilled on a grill or directly on the gas by keeping a wired mesh. I have roasted it on a wired mesh in this recipe.
You can also roast in an OTG. Goan Style Brinjal Bharta Recipe tastes delicious due to the addition of finely chopped onion and tamarind. The tangy taste of tamarind makes this recipe truly delicious. For a no onion and no garlic version, simply avoid the addition of chopped ...
Dry Navratan Korma Recipe is a variation of the curry version of the same. Navratan Korma aka Nine- Gem-Curry gets its name after the nine ingredients 9 vegetables, fruits and nuts used in making a creamy, semi-sweet Mughlai Curry.
This royal curry was made in the imperial kitchens known as 'Bawarchi Khana' for the Kings and the Queens during the Mughal Era. Navratan Korma is a blend of spices with cream and nut paste.
The royalty looks in the very first looks of the delicacy specially when it ...
Kerala Style Eggplant Curry is a dish that I learnt from my mum. A very simple dish which is just perfect for a cold rainy day. It warms you up with all the spices and the richness from the coconut milk. It is super easy to make, yet has all the flavours and warmth of a traditional Kerala dish.
Did you know- Eggplant is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin B1, and copper. It is a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, niacin, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Eggplant also contains phytonutrients ...
Tirunelveli Mor Kuzhambu recipe that has a perfect blend of spices and a curry simmered in yogurt gravy. The addition of red chillies, cumin seeds, methi seeds roasted and ground along with coconut makes this curry absolutely delicious. You can add a variety of vegetables into the mor kuzhambu like carrots, drumstick, chow chow and even green capsicum to make it nutritious and tasty.
Serve the Tirunelveli Mor Kuzhambu along with Steamed Rice, Lemon Sevai and a Urulai Roast for a delicious ...
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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