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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Coorg Kumbala Curry Recipe (Pumpkin Sabzi) is an authentic dish from Coorg where in diced pumpkins are simmered in a coconut base resulting in a creamy, mildly spicy, tasty curry. The mild flavor of Cumin seeds and garlic enhances the flavor of the curry. Serve Coorg Kumbala Curry Recipe (Pumpkin Sabzi) with Akki Rotti Recipe (Spicy Gluten Free Rice Flour Flat Breads ) and steamed rice.
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Varutharacha Mutta Curry Recipe is a popular Kerala dish made with eggs. The eggs are hard boiled and is cooked further in spicy coconut based gravy. This flavourful and easy to prepare egg curry can be made on weekdays. Serve Varutharacha Mutta Curry Recipe as a side dish along with No Yeast Kerala Style Appam Recipe, as traditionally served for breakfast in Kerala, or pair it up with Kerala parotta for simple dinner.
If you like this recipe, here are more egg curry recipes to try
Jowar Atta Pyaz Thepla Recipe is a delicious and wholesome thepla that you can make at home. It is packed with the goodness of jowar flour and the onions adds to the taste of this thepla.
Did you know - Jowar flour is rich in calcium, protein and Iron that helps in regulating the proper blood regulation. It is a part of millet family so therefore it is rich in fiber as well.
Millets are extremely good for diabetes and hence this Jowar thepla, makes a great diabetic friendly recipe.
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Konkani Style Vengaya Sagle Recipe is a very famous dish among the Konkani. “Sagle” in konkan means anything that is made with ground masala like coconut, coriander seeds and urad dal. It has a very spicy and sweet flavor to it. You can add any choice of your vegetable to this dish, keeping the ground masala constant.
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Potala as you all know is the Odia name for Parwal or Pointed Gourd and Rasa means gravy. In this recipe, Parwal is cooked with coconut, poppy seed and cashew nut gravy and all spices to give the dish a rich feel. This curry is mainly made during religious festivals when the uses of onion and garlic food is prohibited. The stuffing makes it irresistible for kids to say no to this.
Serve Potala Rasa along with Tawa Paratha, Phulka or Steamed Rice for a delicious weekday lunch or dinner.
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Tawa Tandoori Roti Recipe is a very essential accompaniment to most of the Indian dishes. Tandoori Roti is a type of Indian bread that is made from whole wheat flour. It is traditionally cooked inside a tandoori clay oven and thus the name. The clay oven helps to give a charred flat surface over one side and a toasted black spots on the other. But in this recipe we have used just a plain cast iron tawa to create the similar texture to the bread.
Serve the Tawa Tandoori Roti along with Bihari Karela ...
Chettinad cuisine is usually associated with its aromatic and spicy recipes. However, there are a few interesting recipes that are simple and flavourful, cooked in the Chettinad household's every day. Chettinad Keerai Mandi Recipe With Amaranth Greens is one of those simple dishes cooked on a regular basis. Mandi means the leftover water after washing the rice in Tamil. The recipe uses very basic ingredients found in the kitchen, yet turns out to be pretty flavourful. The use of coconut milk is optional ...
Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi also known Sev Tameta Nu Shaak in Gujarati is a delicious recipe made from sev cooked in a tangy tomato gravy. This sabzi is made popularly during the festival of paryushan parva when roots and other vegetables are not included in the diet.
Chunky tomatoes are stewed in turmeric and asafoetida which gives it a unique flavor and finally garnished with crispy Sev.
Serve the delicious Jain Style Sev Tameta Nu Shaak along with freshly made Gujarati Thepla for lunch or ...
Bharwa Lauki is a stuffed gravy dish which is prepared with the combination of creamy gravy and stuffed paneer bhurji. You can give this recipe a try as it is an easy way to make your family eat a regular vegetable with a twist and this recipe will definitely change your view to Bottle gourd. Who knows it may beat any of your favourite recipes?
Serve the Bharwa Lauki along with Lahsuni Palak Dal, Palak Raita and Phulka for an everyday meal.
If you like this, you can also try other Stuffed ...
Ridge Gourd Tambli combines the traditional preparation of tambli, a cold curry made with curd (or buttermilk) with ground spices and coconut, with the humble ridge gourd. Many mistake this to be a tasteless, fibrous vegetable, but it has innumerable health benefits. By combining it with a cold curry, best had with hot rice and a dollop of ghee, it makes a comforting and wholesome main component of any South Indian meal. Serve the Ridge Gourd Tambli along with hot steamed rice for ...
The Bhey Vangan Saag is a traditional Sindhi dish with lotus stem as the star ingredient. The dish is a medley of vegetables that include Bhey (lotus stem), Vaangan (brinjal), Saag (palak) and Aloo (potatoes), and some Indian spices which makes it a very nutritious meal in itself.
It is a sattvic dish that uses no onion and garlic. It can be paired with either rice or phulkas or both.
This dish is highly significant in Sindhi weddings and is a part of a pre-wedding meal.
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Huli Tovve is a speciality from Karnataka and is a must have curry in a traditional wedding meal. Huli Tovve is a kind of sambar made using ground masala with a lot of mixed vegetables.
Serve Huli Tovve with hot steamed rice and Elai Vadam.
If you like this recipe, you can also try Kerala Style Varutharacha Sambar and Tomato Onion Sambar.
Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe is one of the most loved dish in Bihar. Any auspicious occasion is incomplete without feasting on Kadhi Badi. It is a soothing sour curd base recipe with chickpea flour dumplings called badi in it (besan).
Serve Bihari Style Kadhi Badi Recipe with Jeera Rice, Kachumber Salad and Masala Khichia for an everyday meal.
Here are some Bihari Recipes that you can try at home:
Bihari Kale Channe Ki Ghugni Recipe
Bihari Channa Dal Puri Recipe
Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu is a delectable curry usually served with steamed rice. Cucumber pieces are cooked till soft and then mixed with a coconut-mustard-curd gravy. This simple curry is very flavourful and uses ingredients easily available in the pantry. This is a great way to use up leftover cucumbers lurking in the refrigerator. You can alternatively use white pumpkin.
Serve Cucumber Mor Kuzhambu with steamed rice and Keerai Sambar for a comforting weekday meal.
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Potato Kaarakozhambu has been a part of some of the best culinary memories of my childhood. Passed on by my grandmother, my mother has become a pro at mastering it. To me it is a vital part of my comfort food list. It is easy to make and is a great dish to make during weekend.
Serve Chettinadu Style Potato Kaarakozhambu along with Steamed Rice, Beetroot Thoran and Elai Vadam for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other South Indian Potato recipes such as
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Kashmiri Dahi Baingan Recipe is a lip smacking dish where the eggplant is diced and cooked in a simple yogurt gravy, which ideally is the Kashmiri style of cooking.
The recipe calls for the dahi baingan to be cooked in mustard oil that lends a lovely aroma and flavour to the dish. All the spices added in the dish like the fennel seeds, dry ginger powder, cardamom seeds are not overpowering and complement the roasted brinjal beautifully.
Kashmiri Dahi Baingan has a just a few steps of cooking ...
Panasa Pottu Ava Koora Recipe is shredded Raw Jackfruit cooked in a flavoursome mustard coconut masala, that is essentially Andhra Style.
Shredded/grated raw jackfruit is called Panasa Pottu in Telugu. The traditional process of shredding raw jackfruit is elaborate. There used to be a special knife used only for finely chopping jackfruit.
In the jackfruit season, this curry recipe is a must for Andhra Brahmin wedding menu.
Did you know: Jackfruit is one of the least known ...
Mangalorean Mavinakayi Menasinakai Curry Recipe-Raw Mango Coconut Curry made with roasted and ground spices with fresh grated coconut. There is a distinguished aroma emanating from the curry due to sesame seeds added to the masala.
You can use any oil but coconut oil is preferred so that you can get the traditional Mangalorean taste in the recipe.
Serve Mangalorean Mavinakayi Menasinakai Curry Recipe with steamed rice or Phulka and Kalyana Veetu Senai Curry for lunch or Pumpkin ...
Pulikuthi Upperi Recipe is a traditional Palakkad style mixed vegetable sabzi/ poriyal cooked with tamarind and finished with a freshly prepared spice mix. The vegetables used in this recipe are preferably country vegetables like - white or yellow pumpkin, raw banana, lady finger, broad beans.
In this recipe of Pulikuthi Upperi Recipe we have used raw banana, yellow pumpkin and lady fingers. It is spicy, tart, sweet side dish which pairs very well with simple curd rice.
Serve the Pulikuthi ...
Gujarati Dal Recipe is a sweet, tangy and spicy staple dish of every Gujarati home that is made from pigeon pea lentils also known as toor dal. One of the ways we savor the Gujarati Dal at home is to have it over a hot bowl of rice topped with ghee and a green vegetable by the side.
Dal is full of proteins and is made in different ways in different homes. If Kokum is not available you can even add lemon juice or tamarind pulp for the sourness. However kokum lends a unique flavour to the dal.
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Ringna No Olo Recipe is char roasted brinjal delicately flavored with ginger and spices. Ringna No Olo is a classic dish made from roasted brinjals and when combined with green chillies, ginger and spices they release flavors that are absolutely delectable. This dish known as Baingan Bharta in some regions of India, is prepared in a similar way with subtle variations.
The family favourite of savoring Ringna No Olo Recipe dish is along with Bajra Na Rotla or Bhakri and Gujarati Kadhi or Fajeto.
Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe makes a simple and quick weeknight dinner when served along with phulka and kadhi/dal. It is a simple stir fry where capsicum and pumpkin are cooked in everyday masalas.
It is very easy to make and gets ready in no time, therefore you can make it for your everyday meals or pack it in your lunch box.
Serve Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe along with Gujarati Kadhi, Phulka and Satvik carrot Sprouts Salad for a weekday meal.
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Paruppu Urundai Rasam is a traditional recipe from tamil nadu where the rasam is simmered in a steamed dal dumplings called as Paruppu Urundai along with fresh spices and you will not need any rasam powder to make it, but simple ingredients in your kitchen.
Serve Paruppu Urundai Rasam along with steamed rice, ghee, carrot beans poriyal for a delicious lunch or dinner.
You can also try our other rasam recipes:
Veppam Poo Rasam
Moong Dal Rasam.
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Kuvale Sasam Recipe is essentially a Konkani Style Ash Gourd Curry made with a curry of coconut, red chillies and mustard seeds that adds sharpness to the dish.
The ash gourd is pressure cooked and then combined along with this freshly ground masala and finished off with a lovely tadka of mustard seeds, red chillies and crispy curry leaves that add character to the dish.
Did you know: Ash Gourd is a highly nutritive vegetable packed with vitamin B and C along with minerals like ...