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.

Kongunadu Style Vetrilai Sadam Recipe - Betel Leaves Rice

Vetrilai Sadam or Betel Nut Leaves Sadam is a traditional Kongunadu special variety rice. It is healthy, flavorful and tasty that gets a peppery flavour from the betel nut leaves. Preparing this rice requires grounded masala that adds the flavor to it. Betel leaves has many health benefits, it is rich in calcium and aids in digestion. This rice has unique flavors of betel leaves and garlic. Did you know: Betel Nut leaves are full of vitamins like vitamin C, B Vitamins and a very good source ...

Potato Sagu Recipe for Rava Idli

Potato bhaji is cooked in various styles across the country. One such version is the potato sagu recipe which is very popular in Karnataka to be served alongside Rava Idlis, Set dosa and others in eateries like darshinis and restaurants.  There is a vegetarian version of this sagu using mixed vegetable which is also popular across Karnataka and is usually served along with puri or set dosa. Serve Potato Sagu Recipe for Rava Idli with Broccoli Rava Idli and Green Coriander ...

Chenai Kizhangu Masiyal-South Indian Style Yam Masiyal

Chenai Kizhangu Masiyal is a yam dish, where it is pressure cooked and mashed and made into a masiyal along with peanuts. Hing, mustard seeds, simple spices and curry leaves add great flavour and depth to this dish. This starchy yet fibrous vegetable when flavoured with such earthy simple spices, tastes absolutely delicious.  Yam can be stored for many days without refrigeration and it is a very healthy vegetable. It is a rich source of minerals like potassium, magnesium, selenium, ...

Bendekayi Puli Koddel Recipe-Ladys Finger In Coconut Tamarind Curry

Bendekayi Puli Koddel Recipe is a simple yet delectable lady's finger curry cooked in freshly made coconut masala. It is spicy, sweet and tangy which makes it a perfect accompaniment with steamed rice. It is usually prepared using ash gourd or pumpkin, however we will be cooking with okras to give it a crunchy texture. Puli Koddel Recipe does not use onions or garlic. We have used garlic for flavour but you can make the recipe without the garlic as well. Serve the Bendekayi Puli Koddel along with ...

Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe - Green Beans With Gram Flour Dumplings

Fansi Muthia Nu Shaak Recipe is a very famous Gujarati Recipe that has a stir fried green beans and muthia that are made from roasted gram flour. Muthias are nothing but dumplings that add a different texture to the dish when added. These are most commonly used in Gujarati cuisine and are made instantly with just gram flour, chilli powder, salt and shaped into small medium sized cylinder by using your hand. The recipe has simple flavors and spice powders that you can prepare for your everyday cooking. Did ...

Kashmiri Dahi Baingan Recipe

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 ...

Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe With Carrots & Peppers

The Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe is one of those dishes that you must try when watermelons are in season. This watermelon curry is subtly spiced with ajwain and chillies, along with the addition of roasted vegetables, that bring out refreshing flavors and taste.  It is a great summer curry recipe. Carrots and capsicum along with watermelon make this recipe high in fiber and nutrition. Serve the Spiced Watermelon Curry Recipe with Carrots & Peppers along with steamed Jasmine ...

Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe - Pumpkin Capsicum Sabzi

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. If you like this recipe, you can ...

पालक पुलाव रेसिपी - Palak Pulao Recipe

पालक पुलाव रेसिपी एक सरल और सेहतमंद रेसिपी है जिसमे पके हुए चावल को पालक और रोज के मसालों के साथ पकाया जाता है. इसमें सांबर पाउडर और इलाइची पाउडर का भी इस्तेमाल किया जाता है जो इसमें और भी स्वाद ...

Dondakkai / Kovakkai Poriyal Recipe - Tindora Poriyal

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 ...

Thandu Keerai Poriyal Recipe - Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry

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. Did you know:  Asafoetida has lot of medicinal value. According to Ayurvedic medicine, it is used for breathing problems including chronic bronchitis and asthma. ...

Hyderabadi Shahi Mixed Vegetable Curry Recipe

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. If you are looking for more Curry Recipes, ...

Tawa Paratha Recipe - Plain Paratha

Plain Parathas also known as Tawa Paratha are crisper and flakier version of phulka's and are traditionally cooked in ghee on an iron skillet. Being relatively quick to make; the Parathas are a good substitute for Naans or Tandoori Rotis. The Parathas can be made circular, triangular or square in shape and served with vegetable dish or eaten plain with pickle or honey.  Serve the Plain or Tawa Paratha for dinner along with Batata Nu Shaak or Baingan Bharta and Palak Dal for a weekday ...

Palak Paratha Recipe-Spiced Spinach Flatbread

The Palak Paratha Recipe is one of those recipes that is simple, nutritious and super tasty. I learnt this recipe from my mother in law. I have had so many different versions of the paratha, over the many years, but her recipe stood out. The secret ingredient is Saunf (fennel seeds) that adds to the additional flavor and taste and not to miss out the green chillies. Did you know: Spinach is one the many green leafy vegetables that have been recommended by nutritionist over the years to ...

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - Stir Fried Beetroot

The Beetroot Poriyal Recipe also known as Beetroot Curry is a delicious and healthy preparation of the beetroot vegetable. In this recipe, the beetroot is steamed and seasoned with mustard leaves, curry leaves, asafoetida and coconut. Sometimes we add finely chopped onions as well to give it an added flavor. A very nutritious dish which can be served to children from 6 months of age. Did you know: Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, ...

Gujarati Dal Recipe - Sweet Tangy and Spicy Dal

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. Serve Gujarati ...

Kumbalakai Majjige Huli Recipe- Ash Gourd Buttermilk Curry

Kumbalakai Majjige Huli Recipe is a traditional South Indian recipe, a must for functions and festivals. It is a tangy curry made from buttermilk and coconut. This curry is usually made with water based vegetables like cucumber, white pumpkin, squash or snake guard. Okra is also a great vegetable that goes well in Majjige Huli. It is an authentic Karnataka recipe and you can find similar recipes across the south of India. Some make this recipe spicy and some make it less spicy with fewer ingredients.   Serve ...

Kerala Style Varutharacha Sambar Recipe - Tangy Coconut Sambar Recipe

Varutharacha Sambar is a delicious Kerala Style Sambar Recipe that is made from roasted coconut homemade sambar powder that adds to the authenticity and flavor of the sambar. The aromas from the ground spices when combined along with tamarind water and cooked lentils, make this sambar very delicious and festive. An Onam sadya is incomplete without the freshly prepared spicy Varutharacha Sambar. It gives the whole meal a definition and lifts the Sadya to a new dimension. Did you know ? ...

Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe

Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe makes for a quick one pot meal. This no onion/garlic recipe is very simple to prepare. The rice is cooked with coconut milk, lemongrass and vegetables. The subtle flavors of lemongrass and coconut are very soothing to the palate, and vegetables can be added as per your preference. In case its difficult to find tender stalks of lemongrass, make a bundle of leaves and use instead, and discard the same before serving. Though Lemongrass Coconut Rice is delicious on its ...

Jain Style Whole Green Moong Dal Sabzi Recipe - Gujarati Vaghareli Mag

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. Did You ...

Satsaagi Recipe - Sindhi Seven Vegetable Sabzi No Onion No Garlic

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 ...

Phulka Recipe (Roti/Chapati) - Puffed Indian Bread

Phulkas also known as Roti or Chapati in some regions are a whole wheat soft and thin puffed flat bread. The phulka is a daily bread for many regional Indian cuisines. It is not only rich in the nutrients and fibers, that whole wheat brings along with it, but also low in fat and very light on the stomach. Traditionally Roti’s are cooked on an iron skillet and later put on direct flame for it to rise and puff. If you have never tried making these flat breads before, it can get a little overwhelming. ...

Plain Dalia Recipe- How To Cook Broken Wheat In Pressure Cooker

Plain Dalia/ broken wheat is a high fiber, full of nutrition tasty carbohydrate. It can be easily made in a pressure cooker. Broken wheat is great to be included in your diet. There are lots of recipes that you can make with broken wheat. They can all easily be cooked in a pressure cooker but if you like you can cook the broken wheat in a saucepan as well. When cooking in a saucepan ensure that you put enough water. Remove any excess water in the pan after the broken wheat/ dalia is cooked. Broken ...

Vazhakkai Varuval Recipe- Raw Banana Roast Recipe

Vazhakkai Varuval is a simple South Indian Style dry preparation. Vazhakkai, also known as Plantain or Raw Banana and is used extensively in the South Indian Cuisine. Vazhakkai Varuval can be made in different ways with different masalas according to you taste. We have made a flavourful, tasty Vazhakkai Varuval with everyday spices which are easily available in your pantry. Did you know: Although plantains belong to the same family as banana, they contain more potassium, vitamin A and B-complex ...

     
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