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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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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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.
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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.
Elaneer Rasam Recipe (Tender ...
Kosamalli Recipe is a very popular dish from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu. It is usually served with hot idiyappam or string hoppers. It is prepared using minimal spices, hence it is lighter on the tummy. Serve Kosamalli (Chettinad Style Brinjal and Potato Mash) with string hoppers/Idiyappam or idli or dosas for an interesting weekend breakfast.
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Mexican Style Omelette With Avocado Dressing Recipe
Ujju Rotti Recipe (Indian Rice Flat Bread)
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Easy Creamy Chicken Curry Recipe is a North Indian Style Chicken recipe which is flavoured with cream, black pepper and dried methi. It is an one pot chicken curry recipe which you can make for your everyday dinners or when you have sudden guests at home. This creamy chicken is a perfect recipe to satisfy your taste buds during the weekday. So give it a try and let us know how you liked it!
Serve Easy Creamy Chicken Curry along with Tawa Paratha, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita and Jeera Rice for ...
Vaingana Kaap Recipe is a traditional Konkani shallow fried fritter made with aubergines or eggplants. For this recipe, the bigger variety of eggplant is used. The thick slices of eggplants are marinated with spices and tamarind, coated with the roasted semolina and then shallow fried in a skillet. It is spicy, crispy and makes for a wonderful side dish for a simple Dal and Rice lunch.
Serve the Vaingana Kaap Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Konkani Style Southe Koddel for a simple yet delicious ...
Goan Mushroom Xacuti is an authentic Goan traditional dish which tastes the best when cooked using wild or forest mushrooms, which are available during the rainy season. On the other hand Xacuti is a Goan Masala with certain blend of spices which is extremely popular across India and is used to prepare gravy based recipes.You can also cook this recipe with simple mushrooms, but for the real taste you should always go for the forest ones. Wild mushrooms are a bit more rubbery in taste and takes more ...
Karwar Style Dali Ambat Ani Maska Sang Recipe-Toor Dal and Drumsticks Pod Curry is a staple dish made with drumstick pods cooked in a creamy dal curry. The dal is pressure cooked and then simmered with spices and the drumstick pods.
Drumstick is extremely popular in the southern region of India. It is rich in Vitamin C and Calcium which is vital to the human body.
Did you know Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick pods which are ...
Mugachi Usal Recipe is one staple food in a Maharashtrian home. This recipe is made from moong sprouts that are steamed and given a tadka with green chillies, ginger and coconut. Moong dal is high in protein and this recipe is a quick and simple recipe that you can make. Moong sprouts are also low in calories, have fiber and B vitamins, and deliver a boost of vitamins C and K.
Follow this link How to make Sprouts at Home to make sprouts easily at home.
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Tawa Mushroom Recipe uses pav bhaji masala that creates a strong Indian flavour and goes really well with mushroom. It is just a semi dry dish that is cooked with lots of onions and paired with wonderful mushroom.
The masalas added into the dish are very simple and easily available at our day to day kitchen. This dish is the best accompaniment for Indian breads like Tawa Paratha and Phulkas. It is also easy to be packed for your lunch box as well.
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Andhra Style Allam Pachadi (Ginger Chutney Recipe) is a classic chutney that is accompanied along with pesarattu, idli or dosa. The chutney is made by sautéing the dals, onions, and spice on to a kadai and then ground along freshly grated coconut, a hint of jaggery and some tamarind juice. The spice are well balanced and taste delicious as a side dish for any breakfast dishes.
Serve the Andhra Style Allam Pachadi along with pesarattu or idli to enjoy your morning breakfast.
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Cholar Dal is Bengal gram lentils cooked in coconut and spices. Slightly sweet in flavour and very aromatic because of usage of pure ghee, this dal is cooked in a very typical way by monitoring carefully as it should not get mashed completely. It is the very famous lentil dish from West Bengal, that is served with hot and fluffy luchi specially on the occasion of Jamai Shosti, where the Son-in-Law is served this along with many other delicacies in the platter.
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Coriander Chicken Roast is a simple starter that can be prepared with the minimal ingredients in no time. It is usually served with Steamed Rice and Rasam. The combo is just out of the world! Chicken along with the flavour of Coriander leaves is just awesome. Try this at your home and you will make it again and again.
Serve Coriander Chicken Roast along with Steamed rice and Jeera Rasam for a weekday meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chicken recipes such as
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Amritsari fish fries are extremely popular in Amritsar and all over India, but have you tried to make gravy along with it? Here instead of frying after dipping in batter we have shallow fried the marinated fish with gram flour. Yes the spices tempered with are little different but definitely a dish to give a try. Cook for a mid week Punjabi dinner and surprise your whole family.
Serve Amritsari Fish Gravy Recipe along with Whole Wheat Onion Stuffed Kulcha Recipe or Jeera Rice Or Steamed Rice for ...
Modachya Moongachi Amti Recipe is a Konkani Style Sprouted Moong Bean Curry. Sprouted Moong Beans are a packed with proteins and are much healthier as compared to other lentils. This sprouted mung bean curry is a part of the very unique Konkan Cuisine of the coastal Maharashtra. Konkan cuisine predominantly uses desiccated or fresh coconut and kokum in its cuisine. Hence, the curry has a right balance of spice and tanginess.
Serve Modachya Moongachi Amti recipe with phulkas or steamed rice, cucumber ...
Restaurant Style Chicken 555 Recipe is a mouthwatering appetizer inspired from the popular food in the restaurant menu. Chicken is marinated with spices, with added rice flour, and semolina. Then the chicken along the marinade are shallow fried till crisp. This recipe can be prepared very easily and in no time. This can also be served for the unexpected guests during evenings. This is a high protein option that is also yummy.
Serve Restaurant Style Chicken 555 Recipe along with a meal Mughlai ...