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.

Kathirikai Gothsu Recipe - South Indian Style Spicy and Tangy Eggplant Curry

Kathirikai Gothsu Recipe is a tangy gravy preparation of brinjal/eggplant that is cooked soft with the least amount of spices. Sambar powder is added which makes this recipe mouthwatering. To balance the spicy flavours we have added a little bit of jaggery as well. The Onions, curry leaves, tamarind bring out the flavors of this wonderful dish that is traditionally served along with Ven Pongal.  Kathirikai Gothsu is made in many different ways across South India. Many people ...

Peerkangai Pal Kuzhambu Recipe-Ridge Gourd in Milk Curry

Peerkangai Pal Kuzhambu is delicious preparation of the Ridge Gourd  or Turai simmered with mild spices in a milk gravy. Ridge Gourd is a water-based vegetable is claimed by Indians to be very good for people with stomach ailments and a good light vegetable to eat during pregnancy etc. The Peerkangai Pal Kuzhambu is very special dish to my family that was made very often when I was young and now I make it for my children who enjoy it as well. Serve the Pal Kuzhambu along with hot Phulka's or  ...

Murungakkai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe-Drumstick Buttermilk Curry

Murungakkai Mor Kuzhambu Recipe-Drumstick Buttermilk Curry is an easy way to make a curry by using curd as a base. The drumstick are dunked into the spicy and light buttermilk gravy and can be made quickly on a busy day. Did you know ? Drumstick pods helps to build strong bones, it is very good for pregnant women also. Drumstick pods which are known as moringa in local language is rich in calcium, Iron and vitamins. They are also have properties such purifying the blood, improves digestion and protects ...

Khatte Pudina Aloo Recipe - Tangy Mint Potatoes

No Onion No Garlic Khatte Pudina Aloo Recipe are a crowd pleaser and perfect for house parties and even for fasting. Serve it as a part of main course as a side dish or as a starter. It is very easy to make and thus perfect to pack in your Lunch Box too. Serve Khatte Pudina Aloo Recipe along with Panchmel Dal and Phulkas for a weekday meal. If you like these recipes, you can also try other Potato Recipes for your everyday meals: Tamarind Chilli Potato Recipe Potato Vindaloo Recipe Aloo Gobi ...

Sukhe Chole Recipe - Dry Masala Chickpeas

This Sukhe Chole is a simple high protein recipe without onion and garlic. It has some taste of ginger paste and some dry spices which we use in our everyday cooking. You can enjoy this Sukhe Chole with Puri or with Paratha. It is healthy and very easy to make. A High protein dish that gets ready in no time. Serve Sukhe Chole during your fasting day along with Rajgira Puri. You can also have it as a snack with your cup of Masala Tea. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chickpea Recipes ...

Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe-Ridge Gourd Cooked In Milk

Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe is the Ridge Gourds Cooked In Milk and tempered with mustard seeds, flavoured with ginger and spiked with spicy green chillies. Ridge gourd peel that is not used in this recipe can later be used to prepare Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney instead of discarding it. Serve Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe with Gehun Bhajra Thepla Recipe or Phulkas along with Dry Chole Recipe (Dry Masala Chickpeas) for dinner or pack away for lunch box. Did you know: Ridge gourd has many nutritional ...

Tamil Nadu Style Broccoli Poriyal Recipe - Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe

Tamil Nadu Style Broccoli Poriyal Recipe (Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe) is a quick side dish made by tossing exotic vegetable like broccoli in a simple Indian spice to create a quick and healthy dish. The broccoli is blanched first and then stir-fried so that the flavour and the crunch remain intact. Broccoli is a part of a cabbage family, It is one of the best vegetable to be incorporated in one's diet. This vegetable helps to fight against many diseases like obesity, heart problems and diabetics. Serve ...

Parsi Style Baingan Capsicum Ka Salan Recipe

Parsi Style Baingan Capsicum Ka Salan Recipe is a comfort food made by the people who got influenced by Parsi cuisine. The stir fried vegetable recipe uses locally available vegetable and it is tossed with the authentic dhansak masala which helps to give a delicate flavor to the dish. Brinjal and capsicum are shallow fried before so that the vegetable is nicely charred and still remains crisp. This is considered as one of the most famous vegetarian Parsi dish.  Serve the Parsi Style Baingan ...

Senai Kizhangu Varuval Recipe - Spicy Chettinad Style Yam Stir Fry

Senai Kizhangu Varuval Recipe (Spicy Chettinad Style Yam Stir Fry Recipe) is a tasty and quick recipe to made by using yam. The yam is thinly sliced and shallow fried till it's nice crisp along with some spice and it is then tossed with crispy curry leaves. It is the best way to consume this vegetable as it tasty as well as crunchy and at the same time healthy as it is not deep fried. Yam is a peculiar vegetable to be used in many dishes but it is a good source of vitamin C and easily cures any ...

Nawabi Tawa Paratha Recipe

Ulta Tawa Paratha is quite famous in the streets of Lucknow. A dish made during the days of the Nawabs and served with kebabs and sheeks. Since olden days you find inverted dome shaped griddles all over Lucknow which are used to make different kinds of breads like rumali roti and ulta tawa ka paratha.  We have used a normal roti pan to make these melt in  your mouth, soft, Nawabi Tawa Parathas. Flavoured with saffron, rose water and khewra, these parathas are easy to make and makes a great ...

Kerala Style Tomato Fry Recipe

Kerala Tomato Fry Recipe is famous in Kerala and it is easy to cook and delicious in taste. It goes well with Rice, Dosa and even Phulkas. It is easy recipe and requires very few ingredients to prepare this. You can also pack it in your Lunch Box along with Tawa Paratha or Neer Dosa. Serve Kerala Tomato Fry Recipe along with Tomato Onion Sambar and Homemade Soft Idlis for breakfast or for a light dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kerala Recipes such as Ada Pradhaman ...

Goan Style Brinjal Bharta Recipe

Traditionally Goan Brinjal Bharta Recipe is cooked by roasting brinjals on charcoal. But the brinjals also can be grilled on a grill or directly on the gas by keeping a wired mesh. I have roasted it on a wired mesh in this recipe. You can also roast in an OTG. Goan Style Brinjal Bharta Recipe tastes delicious due to the addition of finely chopped onion and tamarind. The tangy taste of tamarind makes this recipe truly delicious. For a no onion and no garlic version, simply avoid the addition of chopped ...

Broccoli And Aloo Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Broccoli And Potato Stir Fry

The Broccoli and Potato Poriyal Recipe is a simple, yet wholesome recipe made by stir frying the broccoli and potato separately and tossed it with the basic set of condiments. Stir frying the vegetables, brings our the fresh taste and in addition retains the nutrients present in both of these super foods. Serve the Broccoli and Potato Poriyal Recipe along with a bowl of Thakkali Rasam (Tomato Rasam) and Steamed Rice for a comforting meal. If you like Broccoli and are looking for Healthy Recipes, ...

Vendakkai Thoran Recipe - Kerala Style Bhindi Stir Fry

Vendakkai Thoran Recipe is a simple and yet delicious recipe made from Bhindi/ Okra also known as Vendakkai in the south of India. The Vendakkai is tossed in a simple onion, green chili and coconut and served as a side dish along with a main meal.  Vendakkai is a good source of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B, folic acid and calcium. It is high in dietary fibre and low in calories. It is a good option for diabetics. Make the delicious Vendakkai Thoran Recipe and serve it along with Kuruku ...

Vazha Thandu Poriyal Recipe - Tamil Nadu Style Dry Banana Stem Fry

Vazha Thandu Poriyal Recipe is a simple and quick Tamil Nadu recipe made with fibrous banana stem tossed in simple spice powders and seasonings. Poriyal is generally from Tamil Nadu. Anything that is dry and is eaten as side dish is called Poriyal. Usually the household in Tamil Nadu add grated coconut in most of their dry dish in order to give in an extra crunch and richness to the whole dish. Serve the Vazha Thandu Poriyal Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Parappu Rasam and ...

Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Style Cluster Beans Sabzi

Cluster Beans are known as Kothavarangai in Tamil. Cluster beans have many healthy benefits. It has very high amount of folic acid and vitamin K, making it a super food during pregnancy. Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe is mildly spiced dish, cooked with a simple tempering and grated coconut.  Serve the Kothavarangai Poriyal Recipe along with Steamed Rice, Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Jeera Milagu Rasam and Elai Vadam for the weekend elaborate lunch for the family. If you like this recipe, you ...

Udupi Style Ash Gourd Coconut Curry Recipe

Udupi Style Ash Gourd Coconut Curry Recipe is a quick coconut based curry made from Ash gourd. Coconut being the main ingredient used in most of their cooking in Udupi, the curry has a strong flavor of coconut as well the roasted spices which gives out a wonderful flavor and aroma. Ash gourd in other words called as winter melon, it has a good amount of minerals and Vitamins. A good amount of ash gourd in your diet will help in curing thyroid disorders, will also help in reducing cough and cold. Serve ...

White Pumpkin Mor Kuzhambu Recipe - Kerala Style White Pumpkin Curry

This recipe of Kerala Style White Pumpkin Mor Kuzhambu is a classic Kerala dish that is a sure dish that is prepared at least one day a week. The simplicity of the dish and the number of ingredients with which it can be made is one of the reasons it is prepared so often. Mor Kuzhambu is a recipe that is prepared with ground coconut and green chillies which is then mixed in whisked curd along with a seasonal vegetable. In this recipe, we have used white pumpkin or pushnikai or elavan (as it ...

Goan Style Caldinho de Abobora Branca Recipe (Mild Curry of white Pumpkin)

Goan Style Caldinho de Abobora Branca Recipe (Mild Curry of white Pumpkin) has mild flavors cooked along with white pumpkin. The Goan cuisine is famous for its seafood and spicy flavor that are ground with whole spices. The cuisine also has slight influence with Portuguese as well. The curry is made from a ground coconut, peppercorns, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic. Sometimes seafood is added to this curry but we have made a vegetarian recipe with white pumpkin. You can use other gourds or pumpkin ...

Methi Malai Matar Recipe - Fenugreek Peas Curry With Cream

Methi Matar Malai Recipe is a North Indian dish which is usually served in restaurants and road side dhabas. It is a perfect dish to cook during your house parties for main course and can be served with rotis, parathas, rice or pulav. The rich texture and taste of this gravy will make you prepare this dish at your home again and again. Serve Methi Malai Matar Recipe along with Beetroot Thoran, Boondi Raita and Tawa Paratha for your weekday lunch or dinner. If you like this recipe, you can ...

Vegan Malai Gobhi Recipe

Gobhi or cauliflower are everyone's favourites. Vegan Malai Gobhi Recipe, is an easy to make curry which gets done in no time. It is creamy and mildly spiced making it a great accompaniment with parathas or pulao's. The cashew paste renders a rich and delectable flavour to the curry.  Serve the Vegan Malai Gobhi Recipe, along with Phulkas and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita for the weekday lunch or dinner. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Cauliflower Recipes which you can make for ...

Dahi Baingan Recipe - Brinjal In Curd Based Gravy

Dahi Baingan Recipe (Brinjal In Curd Based Gravy) is a famous North indian dish. The combination of brinjal and yogurt with spices gives a unique taste and goes very well as a side dish with the main meal. You can serve Dahi Baingan Recipe with Phulka Recipe or Pudina Tawa Paratha. You can also serve it with mild Saffron Pilaf Recipe (Kesar Pulao). If you like this recipe, try more Brinjal Recipes for your everyday meals: Kathirikai Podi Curry Recipe (Roasted Brinjal ...

Methi Malai Paneer Recipe

Methi Malai Paneer Recipe is a famous North Indian dish that is very common in restaurants, parties, and get-togethers. It is a very tasty, aromatic yet easy to make recipe. Bursting with flavors of fresh methi leaves this creamy gravy tastes just awesome. This recipe will win everybody's heart at the dining table and we are sure you will make it again and again. Did you know- Perhaps common knowledge by now about paneer is a good source of protein especially for vegetarians who do not get their ...

Restaurant Style Phool Gobhi Masala Recipe

Phool Gobi or Cauliflower is one of our favourite vegetable for winter and for a spicy alternative you may always try to make like punjabi restaurant style preparation. Restaurant Style Phool Gobhi Masala Recipe is a semi dry popular vegetarian recipe that pairs well with rice and roti speaks enough for North Indian tasty cuisine. If you want to change the taste keeping the base recipe intact then try with a varied tempering of different cuisine. Shallow fried in mustard oil and having flavours ...

     
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