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.
Spicy Matar Masala is a simple and easy dish which can be prepared in a short time. When you are out of vegetables these frozen matar come to your help. The Spicy Matar Masala is cooked in a gravy form where the matar is cooked in an onion and tomato base gravy.
Serve the Spicy Matar Masala with Naan or Kulcha with Dal for dinner.
Here are few more exciting Peas/Matar recipes which you can try at your home.
Hari Matar Ke Pakode Recipe
Matar Samosa Chaat Recipe
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Jain Style Corn Palak is a delicious combination of corn, spinach, and spices. This dish is made without onion and garlic and serves as a great side dish with phulka or pulav. The freshness of spinach makes this dish even more tasty and flavourful.
Serve Jain Style Corn Palak along with Phulka, Pudina Tawa Paratha or Steamed Rice for a weekday lunch or dinner.
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Potoler Dolma Recipe
Spicy Matar Masala Recipe
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Dhaba Style Dal Fry is a perfect dal when you want to have something spicy yet simple. The creamy dal fry consists of five different kind of dals like Toor Dal,Moong Dal, Urad Dal, Masoor Dal and Channa Dal. It is very popular on the road side dhabas in North India and is prepared with the mixture of many dals. The dal will yield you enough protein that you would require for your day to day diet.
Serve Dhaba Style Dal Fry with Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita and ...
Potato Stuffed Dal Dhokli Recipe can be translated as Mashed potato dumplings steamed in Lentil Curry. There are a variety of Indian curry recipes for mashed potatoes but this recipe is quite different. Here I have slightly modified dal dhokli recipe which is a traditional Gujarati dish.
Serve Potato Stuffed Dal Dhokli Recipe along with Masala Khichia Recipe (Spicy Corn Flour Papad) for a meal in itself.
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Besan Katli Ki Sabzi is a recipe that hails from Uttar Pradesh, and is often prepared during monsoon season. Couple of decades ago, during monsoon, fresh vegetables were seldomly available hence "Besan Ke Paneer" was the go to option for home cooks. Nowadays since monsoons doesn't affect the availability of other veggies and seeing how busy people have gotten with their lives, this recipe is scarcely prepared.
Serve Besan Katli Ki Sabzi along with Phulkas and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita for a weekday ...
Kerala Style Prawns & Shrimp Biryani (Chemmeen Biryani Recipe) is a robust flavored seafood biryani made from prawns and shrimps. This is a perfect monsoon and winter season food with wonderful coastal flavors within and aroma spreading from this hot Prawns and Shrimp pilaf.
Try this Kerala Style Prawns & Shrimp Biryani one pot meal for lunch or dinner with Burani Raita or Lauki Raita.
Explore more of the Kerala non-vegetarian cuisine here
Kerala style Fish Curry Recipe
Ellu Sadam is made with sesame seeds and is ground with spices to give a good flavour. This sesame powder is added to the cooked rice and is served hot. Usually, ellu Sadam is given as Saturday prasadam in most of the temples in Tamilnadu.
Serve the Ellu Sadam for lunch with Mor Kuzhambu so that it makes a satisfying meal for your family.
Here are few more rice recipes which you can try at your home
The Spicy Aloo Naan Recipe is a twist to a traditional naan where the addition of spiced potatoes and garlic gives a delicious taste.The Naan is super simple to make and you can even serve the Spicy Aloo Naan as an appetizer for your parties or along with Paneer Makhani for a weeknight dinner.
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Gujarati Methi Thepla
Cabbage Paneer Paratha Recipe
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Saunf Wale Aloo Baingan Recipe is a tasty dish that is spiced with fennel seeds powder. Potatoes and brinjals are a classic combination and are preferred the most. The saunf has a strong flavor and aroma that is handled very carefully. Not all vegetables go well with the flavour of fennel seeds but this Saunf Wale Aloo Baingan Recipe is an exemption.
Serve Saunf Wale Aloo Baingan Recipe for lunch and it can also be packed for lunch box.
Saunf Wale Aloo Baingan Recipe can be served with ...
We Indians love biryani’s. Biryani originates originally in Persia and was introduced in India by the Arabs. Biryani is a rice dish with lots of flavours and textures, made with quite a few variants of rice. The key to a good biryani lies in good quality rice, fresh spices and ingredients and style of cooking. Vegetable Biryani Recipe With Chatpata Aloo is a way to spice up your biryani with shallow fried aloo.
Serve Vegetable Biryani Recipe With Chatpata Aloo with Lauki Raita, Raw Mango ...
Aloo parathas are Indian Potato Flatbread made from whole wheat flour and stuffed with a spicy mixture of onions and potatoes. These Parathas are a bit different from the usual aloo parathas. They are stuffed with a combination of potatoes, onions and cheese. You will love this twist to the routine aloo parathas.
Serve Cheesy Aloo Paratha along with Boondi Raita and Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for a filling breakfast or serve it for weekday dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Paratha ...
Matar Ki Tehri Recipe is a traditional dish from Eastern UP, where rice is cooked with whole spices and fresh peas. Tehri is different from pulav as it is moist and a little sticky. There are two types of tehri, one with potato, cauliflower and carrot, and the other one with just peas. With the goodness of fresh peas, the aroma of desi ghee, luscious tomatoes and fresh coriander, this recipe has been handed down from generation to generation in UP.
Serve the Matar Ki Tehri Recipe as a ...
The Kharbyaali Masale Khara is a very traditional North Karnataka Spice Powder that is used in making the Kharbyaali Nuggekai Saaru and even certain vegetable dishes. It is made with a combination of the various spices and smoked dry coconut that brings out the special flavor of the North Karnataka Kharbyaali Masala.
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Home Made Dhansak Masala Recipe
Maharashtrian Achar Ka Masala (Pickle Mix Recipe)
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Kulcha is a type of mildly leavened flatbread that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is a variation of Naan. Kulcha is a essentially a Punjabi dish, invented as a local version of the naan which was brought into Punjab. Here I'm making baked kulcha without yeast and that turned out really delicious trust me! Serve it hot in your dinner with Punjabi Chole!
Serve Baked Amritsari Kulcha along with Pindi Chole and Aam Ka Achaar for your weekend dinner.
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Aloo Subz Dum Biryani is a delicious one pot meal that makes a good lunch box recipe or a perfect week-night dinner. You can always include more vegetables other than potatoes in this recipe.
Serve Aloo Sabz Dum Biryani with Lauki raita, Raw mango raita or any raita of your choice.
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Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani
Amritsari Chole is a variation from the normal chole recipe. You can normally find them dhabas and restaurant. In this recipe, we are using chickpeas that are cooked in tomatoes and onion gravy with a whole lot of Indian Spices. It is a favourite of many and is enjoyed with roti.
Bhaturas, Poori, and Kulcha are the best combinations for Amritsari Chole.
Here are other chickpea recipes which you will like.
Chickpea Sundal Recipe
Chickpea Orange And Sundried Tomato Recipe
Moongphali Bhindi Recipe is a quick and easy to do okra recipe with the crunch of peanuts and spices. The addition of peanuts, coriander powder, dry mango powder, red chillies along with the okra works like a charm and creates one delicious dish out of the simple ingredients. Serve Moongphali Bhindi along with hot Phulkas or Tawa Paratha for lunch.
Did you know: Okra is a low-calorie vegetable and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. They are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, ...
Bengali Style Chal Potol Recipe (Pointed Gourd and Potato with Yogurt Gravy Recipe) along with mishti Pulao which is a Bengali style flavoured sweet rice makes it a main course for all the bengali households. It is prepared without garlic and onion. This is prepared mostly during Durga Puja or Durga Ashtami when bengalis mostly follow a ‘no onion no garlic’ diet.
Serve Bengali Style Chal Potol Recipe (Pointed Gourd and Potato with Yogurt Gravy Recipe) along with Bengali Holud Mishti ...
Combine simple ingredients into one dish for a complete meal that doesn't require extra work. These quick and easy one dish recipes are simple enough for any meal of the day. Sambar Rice Recipe is a one dish recipe that South Indians love as a comforting soul food for lunch and dinner.
This recipe has vegetables and lentils, making it a perfect meal. Sambar rice recipe, comparatively is lighter and simpler than Bisibele bath, and a recipe that has intense ...
Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe is a very famous side dish for idlis and dosa from the Kumbakonam/Tanjore region of Tamil Nadu. It is a stew made using moong dal and potatoes with the addition of coconut in it. The simplicity of the dish makes it pretty flavourful and a brilliant side dish for any south indian breakfast recipes.
Serve the Kumbakonam Kadappa Recipe along with steaming hot idlis and crispy dosa's for the weekend breakfast.
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Parsi Salli Murgh is a spicy chicken curry that is typically served with potato straws as a garnish, hence the name, salli murgh.
The curry is a quintessential dish in Parsi community that has to be served on every special occasion. Parsi Salli Murgh itself is a rich and flavorful dish that needs no side dish to company and is enjoyed with either berry pulao or plain white steamed rice.
Serve this Parsi Salli Murgh along with Irani Berry pulao, and finsih off with a traditional, Parsi ...
Spicy Dalia Pulao Recipe is a healthy twist to Pulao which we normally make at home. Instead of using Basmati rice or normal rice, we have used Dalia. Dalia or broken wheat is a healthy substitute in a Pulao that is nutritious, high in iron and fiber.
It is very easy to make Spicy Dalia Pulao and doesn’t take as much time as a normal Pulao. You just have to cook Dalia and mix fried vegetables to it. You can use any vegetable of your choice to make it more delicious.
Spicy Dalia Pulao can be served ...
The Egg Biryani Recipe is a simple and wholesome biryani that you can make in a jiffy for a weeknight dinner.
Think biryani and you usually imagine laborious recipes with plenty of tedious steps to follow. This recipe uses straightforward method of making an egg biryani that gets its additional body and flavor from coconut milk. Perfect for busy days when you want to eat a hearty rice preparation but also want it to have the kick and spice of masalas.
Serve the Egg Biryani along with Onion ...
The Pumpkin Sabji with Panch Phoron Masala recipe is simple to make dish that requires no prior planning and gets done in no time at all. The addition of mustard oil along with the panch-phoron masala brings out the intense flavor of this Pumpkin Sabzi. Serve the Pumpkin Sabzi Recipe with Panch Phoron Masala along with Tawa Paratha and Punjabi Kadhi Pakora for a wholesome weeknight dinner or even pack it into your lunch box.
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