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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Moong Dal Sookhi Sabzi is perfect for a weeknight dinner as this recipe is simple, quick and light on your tummy. Simple spices like turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala is added to the moong dal sookhi Sabzi. Lemon is added after the dal is cooked to give it slight tang. Though minimally spiced Moong Dal sookhi Sabzi is flavourful and delicious.
Moong dal is rich in proteins and has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that help fight bacteria. It is easily digestible ...
Bengali Style Dhokar Dalna Recipe (Spiced Lentil Cakes in Tomato Gravy Recipe) is traditional recipe of Dalna which is made from a blend of channa dal and urad dal. Dals are spiced and then blended into a smooth batter. It is then steamed like “Dhoklas” and pan fried. These Steamed and pan fried cakes are then immersed in a thin tomato gravy. The dish is famous among the vegetarian in Bengal and it is considered as pure Satvik as there is no Garlic added to it.
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The Mooli Paratha Recipe is a flatbread made from whole wheat flour and grated radish, flavored with cumin, coriander and green chillies. In this recipe of Mooli Paratha Recipe I have added the radish into the dough that makes the cooking process of the paratha easier and you get a delicious tasting thin soft bread.
Thepla's are a favorite gujarati snack bread. Sit in a long distance train and if you find a Gujarati, you will find Thepla's. Just as said, it's a great travel food, like ...
The Mangalorean Padengi Gassi Recipe is a wholesome curry that is made from Sprouted Green Moong Dal.
The Gassi is a delicious dish from the Mangalore Cuisine, that is made with roasted coconut and chillies, and cooked along with tamarind giving this curry a tangy and rich taste and flavor.
Serve the Mangalorean Padengi Gassi Recipe/ Green Moong Dal Gassi along with Kadalai Manoli, Ghee Rice and Butter Milk to make a delicious lunch or dinner for your ...
Kodava Mudi Chekke Barthad Recipe-Raw Jackfruit & Black Chickpea Stir Fry is a classic combination in kodagu district. The jackfruit seeds are widely in most of the South Indian cooking.
In this recipe, we have combined boiled black chickpeas and jackfruits seeds that is mixed along with ground coconut masala and simmered with tangy tamarind water.
Jackfruit seeds are rich in iron and is an important component of haemoglobin. It also solved any digestive problems. It is very good for skin and ...
Mughlai Style Chicken Changezi Recipe is one of the gems of Mughlai Cuisine,
This recipe of chicken is believed to be originated during the rule of 13th century warrior Genghis Khan. Apparently he was very particular about his food and didn’t like it too spicy. So the khansama as they were called presented him with a dish specially made according to his liking. And hence named after him. Luscious reddish/ orangish gravy, succulent chicken and creamy-ness all are so inviting.
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The Methi Matar Pulao Recipe is a simple, healthy preparation of cooked rice, mixed and spiced up with methi leaves and spices. I often like to use fresh whole spices as the main ingredients to make the methi rice, but you can use a combination of spices and experiment to suit your taste.
The addition of coconut milk and spices brings out rich and delicious flavors to the rice.
The Methi Matar Pulao makes a great lunch box meal filled with nutrition of methi and rice, when served ...
Kurma in Kerala is a typical curry made with different vegetables, yellowish in colour with slightly mashed veggies and a vibrant flavour of coconut milk. Cauliflower Kurma is one such kind of curry that is teemed up with small chopped carrots and green peas and is particularly served with Idiyappam or Rice.
Serve Kerala Style Cauliflower Kurma with steamed rice and Elai Vadam for a comfort meal. Cauliflower Kurma also goes well with Whole Wheat Lachha Parathas.
If you like this recipe, you can ...
Punjabi Toor Dal Tadka and rice is the ultimate comfort food and it is made with basic ingredients found in every Indian home. Dal tadka is found on most restaurant menus and every Indian loves a home cooked dal. Punjabi Toor Dal Tadka Recipe is a very nutritious high protein lentil dish that is simple to prepare.
Dal takes time to cook and hence it is usually made in a pressure cooker. We have made the dal in the Preethi electric pressure cooker which is like an insta post. It helps in making ...
Tomato Rice popularly called as Thakkali Sadam in South India is a very quick to make rice dish that is packed with flavours from tomatoes, cardamom, and the sambar powder.
Most often I like to make it more nutritious by adding some grated carrots to it as well. The Thakkali Sadam tastes delicious when served along with a raita and some papad. This rice also makes a perfect lunch box for kids, as they find it easy to eat and tasty too.
Serve Thakkali Sadam recipe along with Boondi Raita and ...
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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Batani Gassi Recipe is a delicious Udupi style coconut based potatoes and dried peas curry. Udupi cuisine uses a lot of coconut, and the curries are flavoured with the freshly ground masalas which gives it a distinctive flavour.
Batani Gassi Recipe is made using dried green peas along with potatoes, which is later cooked in an aromatic freshly made coconut masala.
Serve Batani Gassi Recipe (Udupi Style Potatoes and Peas Curry) with Steamed Rice, Methi And Palak Paratha Recipe, and Udupi ...
Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma Recipe is a very traditional recipe from Rajasthan and one if the favorites at home. The Baatis are made from whole wheat flour, sooji and ghee with the addition of ajwain that adds to the delicious flavor of the baati.
I like to personally use freshly ground wheat for certain dishes like baati as it brings out the best flavors. The dal is usually a combination of multiple dals and I keep making variations to the dal to give the family a fresh taste.
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Karwar Style Kairichi Udid Methi Recipe (Raw Mango Methi Curry) is a Konkani style raw mango curry. Its tangy, spicy, little sweetish with a hint of bitterness acquired from methi seeds in it. Its one of the must dish in Konkani festivals. Served with steamed rice, they taste absolute finger licking.
Serve Karwar Style Kairichi Udid Methi Recipe (Raw Mango Methi Curry) along with Punjabi Style Tinda Sabji, Palak Raita and Phulka for your everyday meal.
If you like this Kairichi Udid Methi ...
Singhara Pulao Recipe (Water Chestnut Mixed Rice Recipe) is a fasting recipe that can be often prepared during the Navratri season. As during that time of the year people usually avoid dishes that contains onion, garlic and any root vegetables. Singhara is often consumed in many ways, even the flour is used to make thalipeeth and khichdi.
Singhara in other words called as water chestnut; it is an aquatic plant which has its seed as the edible part. The seed is rich in protein and dietary fiber. ...
Mangalorean Style Bendekayi Huli Koddel Recipe is a variation to the authentic recipe made in the households of Mangalore. Usually in most of the Mangalorean dishes, the addition of coconut is always a must but in this recipe we have cut down coconut and created a dal which has Bendekayi otherwise called as ladies finger.
Serve the Mangalorean Style Bendekayi Huli Koddel Recipe along with steam rice or Phulka for lunch or dinner.
If you are looking for more dal recipes here are some:
Tamarind Rice is a common feature in a South Indian kitchen, but mostly loved everywhere, here is a little twist to tamarind rice with lots of coriander and goodness of millets, perfect for a working day. This is a low GI recipe suitable for diabetics. You can make it for your weekday dinners when you want to eat some healthy yet tasty.
Serve Coriander Tamarind Millet Rice along with Tadka Raita, Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita or any other raita of your choice.
If you like this recipe, you can also ...
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
Aloo Matar Sabzi Recipe is a very traditional Punjabi dish that is made with potatoes and peas, simmered in light and tangy tomato gravy. The recipe has a delicate addition of spices , it is simmered to perfection brings out the essence of this flavorful dish.
Serve the Aloo Mutter Sabzi along with steamed rice, parathas, phulka's or naan's for a perfect weeknight dinner.
Have a look at what other recipes can be made with aloo:
Mughlai Aloo Matar Gobi Recipe
Chole Aloo ...
Dondakkai Puli Curry is one of those traditional recipes that has been passed down to me through generations. This is a healthy recipe to prepare and also does not take too much time or effort. As it is very easy to make and requires very few ingredients, you can also pack it for your Lunch Box.
Serve Dondakkai Puli Curry Recipe along with Keerai Sambar, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for your everyday meals.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Tindora Recipes such as
Dahi Ma Bheeda Recipe (Dahi Bhindi - Parsi Style Okras Cooked In Yogurt Recipe) is a simple yogurt-based curry made without incorporating gram flour or besan to it as compared to a typical "kadhi". The consistency of the gravy is thus very thin. The shallow fried okras are then dipped into the curd and cooked in order to bring out the best flavor to the curry.
This recipe is so simple that it can be made in few minutes without even bothering to prep for any ingredients.
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The Cabbage Poricha Kootu Recipe is a wholesome and delicious recipe where the moong dal is cooked and mixed along with steamed cabbage and a fresh coconut masala, finished off with a crunchy tadka. You can use the regular cabbage or the red cabbage to make this south indian kootu recipe which is essentially a cabbage dal with coconut.
The addition of cumin seeds and black peppercorns ground along with freshly grated coconut adds to the taste of the dish.
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Paneer Gassi Recipe is a delicious coconut and red chilli based curry from the coastal region of Mangalore. Traditionally the curry is made with chicken. This curry has a lovely blend of different fragrant spices, which is quite unique to Mangalore's cultural heritage. Mangalore cuisine is mostly influenced by Tulu speaking Bunts, the Kannada speaking Brahmins, Konkani speaking Catholics and Goud Saraswat Brahmins to name a few.
Coconut plays an important part in Mangalorean cuisine and the main ...
Phalguni Dal Recipe is a must try recipe when green peas are in season during winters. Phalguni Dal Recipe is a rich and creamy Bengali style dal prepared with the combination of masoor dal and green peas. This is a vegan, gluten free and protein rich accompaniment to your meals.
Did you know: Green peas have traces of origin in the sub-Himalayan plains of India. Green peas are rich in phytonutrients, minerals, vitamin A, C, K, folic acid and antioxidants.Peas are packed with anti aging properties ...