Top 101 Vegetarian Indian Main Course Recipes

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We all love eating food like Pizza, Pasta, Burger, Pani Puri and many more things. BUT, at the end what our body needs is proper food i.e Main course.

It is an important part of any meal.

The main course is served after the starter and is followed by dessert.

An Individual must focus on the main course as it leaves a lasting impression on dinner.here are some “Indian main course recipes” loved by Indians as a part of their dinner.

1. Paneer Tikka Masala

paneer tikka masala recipe

 

I don’t know about you guys. But, personally, this is my favourite Indian main course recipe. Every time I go to a restaurant with my family this is the 1st thing we order.

This Indian recipe is made using paneer cubes marinated in a creamy gravy along with onion and capsicum.

Gravy is made of Curd, Besan, Oil and species by mixing all well to form a smooth paste.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 14​ ​cube paneer
  • 6 tablespoons plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons safflower or canola oil Masala Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons safflower or canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup sliced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ​garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped (about 2 1/2 cups chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup water (can substitute with broth)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2. Masala Bati

Masala Bati

You all have must be heard about Dal Bati but very few of you would know about stuffed bati.

It is a traditional deep-fried or baked dough from Rajasthan made by stuffing dough with boiled and mashed Potato, Onion, and other species.

INGREDIENTS:

For the Baatis:

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1/2 cup ghee (for rolling the stuffed Baatis in Ghee at the end; this stuff can be left out.)

For the stuffing:

  • 200 gms paneer
  • 2 onions, medium
  • 2 tomatoes, medium
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp jeera powder
  • 1 tsp amchoor powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Oil for cooking

3. Dal Fry

Dal Fry Recipe

Dal Fry is my most loved main course dish. Dal fry usually has a thick to medium consistency. Dhaba style dal fry is my favourite main course recipe of all the dal recipes in India.

It is made using Toovar Dal with Onions, Tomato and other species.

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¾ cup toor dal
  • 3½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp ​ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard / rai
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 dried red chilli, broken few curry leaves pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ​garam masala
  • 1 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves

4. Stuffed Onion

Stuffed Onion

Stuffed Onion is a unique sabji made by stuffing onion slices with ginger garlic and chilli paste with coriander and other spices.

It can be cooked in a pan and in the cooker also. If you don’t like onion sabji then try this one I’m sure you will love this recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 800 gm onion
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder
  • 2 dash sea salt
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

5. Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is another variety of Indian Sabji which is served as main course recipe.

In this recipe, gravy is made by boiling and grinding palak. And, then the paneer cubes are added to the gravy.

This sabzi is usually served with naan and roti.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 500 grms spinach, pureed
  • 15-16 Paneer cubes
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion paste (boiled), grated
  • 1/2 cup tomato, pureed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper, powdered
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 nos black cardamom (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp cream

6. Lauki Kofta

lauki kofta

Lauki is also known as dudhi in Gujarat. Usually, kids don’t like this vegetable. But, lauki kofta is that main course recipe which is loved by almost every Indian.

Deep-fried round koftas made of grated lauki is added to gram flour and curd curry.

INGREDIENTS:

For Koftas:

  • 2 cups lauki, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup besan Tamarind

For Gravy:

  • 1 1/2 cups onion , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tbsp lauki water
  • 5 nos tomato, pureed
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2 cups water

7. Masala Chola (Chickpea Masala)

Masala Chola

This is one of the best vegetarian Indian recipes. This recipe is a speciality of Punjab and is served with bhature.

It is available as street food also.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Anardana
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 5-6 Dry Red Chillies
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 5-6 Black peppercorn
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon

8. Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

Punjabi Kadhi Pakora

Kadhi Pakora is an Indian recipe and the popularity of Punjab. Pakora is made the same as onion pakora and then they are added to the kadhi.

Hot kadhi pakora is loved by everyone.

INGREDIENTS:

FOR ONION PAKORA / PAKODA:

  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder & pinch of turmeric powder salt to taste
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour / chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp water oil for deep frying

FOR BESAN – CURD MIXTURE

  • 1 cup thick curd / yogurt, sour
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour / chickpea flour pinch of turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ginger-garlic paste salt to taste
  • 1 – 1½ cup water

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 5-6 methi seeds / fenugreek seeds
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick few curry leaves
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger-garlic paste few coriander leaves, finely chopped

9. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

This is a healthy Indian main course recipe. In this recipe, the fried rice is cooked with cashew and other spices and is served in a pineapple.

Thai pineapple fried rice is sweet and spicy in taste.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or quality vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a dash of salt
  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • ¾ cup chopped green onions (about ½ bunch)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • ½ cup chopped raw, unsalted cashews
  • 2 cups cooked and chilled brown rice*, preferably long-grain brown jasmine rice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce or sriracha
  • 1 small lime, halved
  • Salt, to taste
  • Handful of fresh cilantro leaves, torn into little pieces, for garnishing

10. Dal Palak ( Spinach Dal)

Dal Palak

Dal palak is a simple and delicious Indian main course recipe. It is made of soaked dal and palak.

This dal palak sabji is a favourite combination in my Nanu’s family.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup ​split chickpeas​ (also known as chana dal)
  • 1/4 cup red lentils
  • 2 and 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp each: turmeric, coriander, garam masala, fenugreek
  • 1/8 tsp chili (or more if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 9 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast for serving: fresh parsley, lemon juice

11. Veg Dum Biryani

 

Biryani is a speciality of Hyderabad. This main course reccipe is loved by many nation’s people apart from India. It is made using basmati rice and vegetables of your choice.

There are varieties of recipes of biryani and you can make it in your own style also with our favourite vegetables.

INGREDIENTS:

FOR RICE:

  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ basmati rice, soaked for 20 minutes

FOR BIRYANI GRAVY:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ​ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 tsp shah jeera / caraway seeds
  • 4 cardamom
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables, carrot, gobi, peas, potato, beans, chopped
  • 1 cup ​curd / yogurt
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 2 tsp biryani masala powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp coriander-mint paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 15 ​cubes paneer / cottage cheese

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ cup mint / pudina, chopped
  • ¼ cup coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ​ghee / clarified butter
  • ½ cup fried onions / barista
  • ¼ cup saffron water pinch of biryani masala powder wheat dough, to seal

12. Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer is loved by everyone. There will rarely be anyone who doesn’t like paneer.

One of my cousin comes under this rare category, she doesn’t like paneer at all. But, she loves to eat the gravy. And, guess what paneer butter masala is her favourite main course recipes of all the paneer curries in India.

INGREDIENTS

For frying Paneer:

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Paneer cubes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder

For gravy:

  • 1/2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 cubes Butter
  • 1 Black cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 5 Green cardamom
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup Tomato, chopped
  • 7-8 Nos Cashews
  • 1/4 tsp Green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Oil
  • 2 cubes Butter
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

13. Stuffed Capsicum

Stuffed Capsicum

If you are the one who doesn’t like capsicum then, we are the same bro!!

But, stuffed capsicum is something different. A few days ago I tried making this recipe and it turned out really good.

My family loved this recipe. If you guys have not tried this recipe for main course then you guys have really missed a very good Indian dish.

INGREDIENTS

FOR STUFFING:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • salt to taste
  • ¾ tsp coriander powder / dhania powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • 2 potato, boiled & mashed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp amchur powder / dry mango powder
  • 1 cup paneer / cottage cheese, crumbled

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 small capsicum, colour of choice
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • handful of mozzarella / cheddar cheese

14. Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice

This is one of the easiest main course recipes for Indian families. Jeera rice is served with dal.

It is made by boiling rice and frying it in oil and jeera.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Long grain ​Basmati Rice
  • 2 cups Water + extra for soaking
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 Bayleaf
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Green Chilli or Serrano Pepper, chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander chopped for topping

15. Kale Chane

Kale Chane

Kale Chane is a popular Indian recipe. People love to eat this sabji with puri and kheer.

This sabji along with kheer and puri is usually cooked at least once in Navratri in India.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup ​Black Chickpeas (Kala Chana)​ 250 ml
  • 3 cup Water for soaking
  • 1 tbsp ​Oil
  • 1 tsp ​Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Onion medium diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 Tomato medium chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Green Chili Pepper minced (optional)
  • 1″ ​Ginger​ minced (or 1 tbsp Ginger paste)
  • 5 cloves ​Garlic​ minced (or 1 tbsp Garlic paste)
  • 2 cups Water for cooking
  • 1 tsp ​Dry Mango powder (Amchur)​ (can be replaced with lemon juice) Cilantro to garnish

Spices

  • 2 tsp ​Coriander powder (Dhaniya powder)
  • 1/2 tsp ​Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ​Cayenne or Red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp ​Ground Turmeric (Haldi powder)
  • 1 tsp ​Salt

16. Sev Tamatar

Sev Tamatar

Sev tamatar is an easy and tasty recipe.

Dhaba style sev tamatar sabji is very popular  in India.

To make this recipe you have to first make tomato sabji and then simply add sev to it.

Sev is usually added a few minutes before serving.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 cups chopped tomatoes or about 250 to 275 grams tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak) – or about ¾ inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch) – chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder) – to make spicy add ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar or add as required
  • ¾ cup sev or as required
  • ½ cup water or 125 ml water
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander (dhania ke patte) for garnish
  • salt as required

17. Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal

Rajma Chawal is yet another popular Indian main course recipe from Punjab. People love the combination of rice and rajma’s sabji.

This recipe comes under popular main course recipes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup red kidney beans
  • 2 large onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon powdered black pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 2 clove
  • 3 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 2 large tomato
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • salt as required
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ghee

18. Gatte Ki Sabzi

Gatte Ki Sabzi

Gatte ki sabzi is popular in Rajasthan.

Here gatte is made of gram flour(besan).

This recipe is also served as a main course dish in marriages.

It is usually served with roti.

INGREDIENTS

For the Gattas:

  • 1 cup Besan, small
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chilly powder A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 tbsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Curd (whisked), large Oil

For the Base:

  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 5 Guntur chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 8-10 Cloves
  • 1 piece Cassia
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dhania powder
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida Salt
  • 1 Green chilly (slit) Few Coriander leaves, finely chopped

19. Aloo Capsicum

Aloo Capsicum

This Indian recipe is a combination of two vegetables i.e potato and capsicum and this two vegetables will make your main course more healthy.

Indian mothers are always confused with their menu for lunch and dinner.

So, they kept on inventing new combinations.

This sabzi is also the outcome of those combinations.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Potatoes (Aloo) , cut into half
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , diced
  • 1 Onion , diced
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ​Garam masala powder
  • Salt , according to taste
  • Sunflower Oil , for cooking
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , a small bunch, finely
  • chopped

20. Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry

Thai green curry recipe features fresh asparagus, carrot and spanish in a delicious coconut sauce. Thai word is a short for Thailand.

This curry has its own identity and loved by many.

INGREDIENTS

Thai Green Curry Paste

  • 5 Stalks Lemongrass
  • 3 Green Chillies , fresh green thai bird chilies, stemmed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 3 sprig Basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds , whole roasted
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) , roasted
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Onion , roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • Salt , to taste

Thai Green Curry

  • 400 ml Coconut milk , unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoons ​Thai Green Curry paste
  • 1 cup Broccoli , florets
  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , sliced
  • 1 Red Yellow or Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , diced
  • 1/2 Green zucchini , quartered or thickly sliced
  • 1 cup Water , or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar)
  • 1 sprig Basil leaves , or kaffir lime leaves
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil
  • cup Spring Onion (Bulb & Greens) , roughly chopped

21. Vegetable Jalfrezi

Vegetable Jalfrezi

Vegetable jalfrezi is a popular Indian curry recipe preffered by people as main course dish. This recipe is loaded with paneer, veggies and all together cooked with tomato sauce.

This recipe is very easy to make in a pot.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 pinch kasoori methi powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/4 cup green beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped capsicum ( green pepper)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 50 gm butter
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon powdered black pepper
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Garlic paste

22. Gujarati Kadhi

Gujarati Kadhi

Gujarati is my favourite version of kadhi.

It can be served with roti, rice, and khichdi. At many places kadhi is served with vada pav also.

Kadhi is made using curd and gram flour.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup fresh curd (yogurt)
  • 2 to 2.5 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons gram flour (besan)
  • ½ tablespoon ginger-green chili paste or crushed ½ inch ginger & 1 to 2 green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or jaggery, add more for more sweetness
  • salt as required
  • coriander leaves for garnishing for tempering
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 generous pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 broken red chilies, deseeded
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi ke dane)
  • 1 tablespoon oil or ghee

23. Aloo Baingan

Aloo Baingan

Aloo baingan is the perfect combination ever.

Gujarati’s usually keep this sabzi on the menu in marriages.

I love eating this sabzi with rice instead of roti.

Have you guys tried this recipe with rice??

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 kg small baingan (eggplants or brinjals)
  • 5 to 6 potatoes (aloo)
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 2 teaspoon dried mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3 tablespoon mustard oil or vegetable oil
  • salt or black salt

24. Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

Tomato rice is a simple and delicious dish made with rice, tomato and other species.

This recipe is a specialty of the south.

You can use leftover rice also for this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp chana dal few fenugreek / methi
  • 1 inch cinnamon / dalchini
  • 4 cloves few curry leaves few cashew / kaju
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • ¼ tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tomato, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp mint / pudina, chopped
  • 2 cup rice, cooked
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

25. Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka

Dal is a very common Indian main course recipe.

Dal tadka is a little variation in common dal.

Here, in this recipe, oil tadka is given after the dal is totally cooked. This process gives a unique flavour to the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

PRESSURE COOKING

  • ½ cup toor dal, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp masoor dal, rinsed
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1½ cup water

FOR DAL

  • 2 tbsp ​ghee / clarified butter
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch ginger, crushed
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi, crushed
  • ¼ tsp ​garam masala

FOR TADKA

  • 1 tsp ​ghee / clarified butter
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander, finely chopped

26. Cabbage Koora

Cabbage Koora

There are varieties of sabzi prepared from cabbage. Cabbage koora is one of them. I like this recipe so much that sometimes I eat it alone with curd without roti.

This version of cabbage is prepared in Andhra Pradesh.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 potato / aloo, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 4 cup cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup peas / matar
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

27. Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi

Aloo is permanent in almost all main course recipes in India. Aloo gobi is another combination of two vegetables. Here, we are talking of cauliflower as gobi.

This recipe is very easy to make.

INGREDIENTS

FOR FRYING

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 15 florets gobi / cauliflower
  • 2 potato / aloo, peeled & chopped

FOR SABZI

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp amchur
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

28. Masala Poori With Aloo

Masala Poori With Aloo

If you are bored with the regular puris. Try this super delicious aloo puri recipe. You will definitely love this recipe.

This recipe is variation to the regular puri recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium sized potato / aloo, boiled
  • 1 cup wheat flour / atta
  • 1 tbsp bombay rava / sooji / semolina
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp ajwain seeds / caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp oil, for kneading dough
  • ½ tsp dry mango powder / amchur powder
  • water as required to knead dough
  • oil for deep frying

29. Palak Corn

Palak Corn

Palak corn is an easy and simple Indian recipe.

My best friend is a corn lover. She likes to add corn in almost every recipe.

Palak corn is her favourite recipe. Once I visited her place and she made me eat this. And, believe me it was super yummy.

So, if you have not tried it yet then, you must try it once.

INGREDIENTS

  • Spinach 2 bunches
  • Sweet corn 1 tin
  • Onion 1 medium
  • Extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Green chillies 2
  • Yogurt,whisked 2 tablespoons
  • Cream 2 tablespoons
  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger,cut into juliennes 1 inch pie

30. Gajar Matar

Gajar Matar

This is also an easy Indian recipe and a healthy recipe too to make for main course.

This sabzi can be usually cooked in winters. As fresh carrot and matar are available in winter only. Packed, peas can also be used to make this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups peas-shelled
  • 1/2 carrots-cubed to match the peas
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or olive oil
  • 1/4 Tbsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 Tbsp fenugreek seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 1 Tbsp fennel seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 1/2 Tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves

31. Aloo Palak

Aloo Palak

If you are craving for palak paneer but paneer is not available then potatoes are the best alternative for it. Believe me it tastes super yummy.

In childhood my mom used to cook aloo palak and as a kid we used to call it palak paneer.

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 gm Spinach (Palak)
  • 3 Boiled Potatoes
  • 1 Medium Sized Onion
  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil or Ghee

32. Paneer Besan Cheela

Paneer Besan Cheela

Paneer besan cheela or gram flour combined with paneer made into small pancakes is a perfect Indian recipe for main course.

I especially love this recipe.

One of my friends used to bring this in tiffin. And , I used to be super excited to share the tiffin.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Cup Besan
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Paneer, grated
  • 1 Tomato 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Ajwain
  • 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Cup Water

33. Mix Veg Curry

Mix Veg Curry

If you are confused with what to cook.

Then, mix vegetables is the best option.

It turned out good and healthy also.

Here, you can use any vegetable of your choice.

I usually go for mixed vegetables whenever i am confused about what to cook.

INGREDIENTS

FOR ROASTING VEGETABLES:

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 12 cubes paneer / cottage cheese, cubed
  • 2 tbsp almonds / badam, blanched
  • 1 potato / aloo, chopped
  • ½ carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup cauliflower / gobi, florets
  • 4 beans, chopped
  • ¼ cup peas / matar
  • ¼ capsicum, chopped

FOR TOMATO PUREE:

  • 2 tomato, chopped
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 5 clove
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 12 almonds / badam, blanched

FOR CURRY:

  • 4 tsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 2 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup curd / yogurt, whisk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp cream / malai
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

34. Kaju Masala Curry

Kaju Masala Curry

Cashew curry is one of the healthiest main course recipe among all the Indian curry.

It is made by roasting cashew and by mixing tomato, onion and tamarind gravy.

This dish is full of vitamins, minerals and energy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 2/3 rd cup cashew / kaju, whole
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup cream / malai
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

FOR ONION TOMATO PASTE:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

35. Kadhi Gatte

Kadhi Gatte

Kadhi gatte is popular main course recipe from Rajasthan of India.

Here in this recipe gatte is made from gram flour and khadi is made of curd.

INGREDIENTS

For gatte-

  • 1 bowl besan
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp curd
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp haldi
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • pinch hing
  • 1 tsp oil to shallow fry gattas

For kadi-

  • 1 tbsp besan
  • 1/2 bowl curd
  • 1/4 bowl fresh fenugreek or methi leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp haldi
  • 1/2 tsp adrak paste

For tempering-

  • 1/2 tsp each mustard seeds, methi daana, jeera, sabut dhaniya, red chilli powder )
    pinch hing
  • 1 tbsp desi ghee

36. Bhindi Ki Sabji

Bhindi Ki Sabji

Bhindi ki sabzi is a common Indian recipe cooked in almost every house for main course.

Bhindi ki sabzi can be made in varieties of ways.

Even, bhindi can be cut in different shapes.

INGREDIENTS

  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) washed 500 grams
  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium
  • Green chillies 2
  • Oil 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

37. Aloo Paratha

aloo paratha

Aloo paratha is something which is loved by every indian.

My younger brother’s love is aloo paratha.

It can be served with curd, pickle or tomato ketchup.

INGREDIENTS

FOR DOUGH:

  • 2 cup wheat flour / atta
  • 2 tsp oil ½ tsp salt 1 cup water, to knead FOR ALOO STUFFING:
  • 2 potato / aloo, boiled & mashed
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • ½ tsp amchur / dry mango powder
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

½ cup wheat flour/atta, to dust 7 tsp oil

38. Dum Aloo

Dum Aloo

Dum aloo originated from Jammu and Kashmir.

It is another variant of potato.

For this recipe small sized potatoes are used.

INGREDIENTS

FOR ALOO PREPARATION:

  • 8 baby potatoes / aloo
  • 2 cups water, or as required
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric

FOR MASALA PASTE / GRAVY:

  • 1 inch cinnamon stick, dalchini
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom, elachi
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • ¾ tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 10 cashews

FOR DUM ALOO RECIPE:

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ¾ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1 – 1½ tsp chilli powder, adjust to your spice level
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder, optional
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • ¾ – 1 cup water, adjust to required consistency
  • few coriander leaves, finely chopped

39. Arbi Ki Sabzi

Arbi Ki Sabzi

This sabzi is a delicious dry Indian curry.

This sabzi is very easy to make and is a crispy and spicy meal.

It is a vegetarian dish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 kg arbi
  • 1/2 kg Onion
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seed
  • 4 Tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 3 tsp Red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 3 Tomato chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seed
  • 2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 Whole red chillies

40. Palak Matar Sabzi

Palak Matar Sabzi

Palak matar is a healthy and delicious Indian recipe that one can made for main course.

This recipe gives the beautiful green look.

Winter is the best season to make this recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Stalks Spinach Leaves (Palak)
  • 1 cup Green peas (Matar)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 2 inch Ginger , grated
  • 3 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ​Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 tablespoons Sunflower Oil
  • Ingredients for tempering
  • 1 tablespoon ​Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1/4 teaspoon ​Garam masala powder

41. Paneer Makhani

 

Paneer Makhani is a very delicious and most loved Indian recipe for main course.

Cream is added to this recipe which adds more richness to the recipe.

It is served with naan, tandori roti or wheat roti.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Pieces Butter
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Black Cardamom
  • 3 Green Cardamom
  • 1 Cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar 15-16 cubes Paneer
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 2 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1/2 Cup Cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp Paneer, grated

42. Aloo Beans

Aloo Beans

Aloo bean is a simple and easy indian recipe.

This recipe is made of french beans mixed with potatoes.

French beans are rich in protein.

So, this is a healthy Indian dish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Large Potatoes
  • 250gm French Beans
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ​Garam Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

43. Dal Bafla

Dal Bafla

Dal bafla is a smoothing variation of dal baati (popularity of rajasthan).

I belong to Rajasthan and i have been eating dal baati since my childhood.

This is a very healthy recipe.

Dough for bafla is the same as that of baati; only a few more species are added to the dough of bafla.

INGREDIENTS

Dal Bafla For Bafla:

  •  2 Cups Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Maize Flour
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Ajwain
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric

For Dal:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Soaked Arhar Dal
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Salt

For Tadka:

  • 1 Tbsp Ghee 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Coriander Leaves

44. Stuffed Karela

Stuffed Karela

Usually kids hate karelas.

When I was kid I also used to hate this vegetable because it tasted bitter. But, stuffed karela is something different and it doesn’t taste that bitter.

This recipe has its own health benefits.

If you have kids in your family then you must try this version of karela ki sabji.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6-8 karelas
  • 1 Tbsp salt Mix together for the masala:
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 2 Tbsp mustard oil

45. Mushroom Ki Sabzi

Mushroom Ki Sabzi

You all must have eaten mushrooms in pizza. But, have you ever tried mushroom ki sabji??

It tastes super delicious. Once i tried this sabji at my aunt’s house and the experience was lovely.

Even if you don’t like mushrooms you won’t feel like you are eating its sabji.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera few curry leaves
  • 3 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 green chilli,
  • slit 1 onion,
  • finely chopped 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tomato,
  • chopped 500 grams mushroom,
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp ​garam masala
  • ½ tsp pepper,crushed 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

46. Tawa Pulao

Tawa Pulao

Tawa pulao originated from Maharashtra.

This dish is a common street food of Mumbai.

What makes this pulao different from common pulao is pav bhaji masala.

Pav Bhaji masala and boiled potato is added to this recipe to make it unique and spicy.

INGREDIENTS

  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Onions -1 chopped finely
  • Tomato – 2 chopped finely
  • Capsicum -1 chopped
  • Green Peas -1 cup ( I used frozen)
  • Green chilli – 1 chopped finely
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Pav bhaji masala-1 spoon

47. Palak Paneer Bhurji

Palak Paneer Bhurji

This recipe is a twist to the traditional paneer bhurji masala.

Palak makes this recipe more delicious.

Palak helps to keep iron content high in our body.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Bunch spinach/ palak
  • Oil
  • 4 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp desi ghee
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2-3 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 large butter cubes
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 100 gms crushed paneer
  • 4-5 Green chillies
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • Ginger pieces, sliced

48. Aloo Gobi Methi

Aloo Gobi Methi

Aloo gobi methi is a combination of three vegetables.

This recipe is very easy to cook.

Methi is good for human health.

So, adding methi to the recipe makes sabji more healthy and delicious too.

INGREDIENTS

  • 400 gms cauliflower cut into medium sized florets
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 bunches methi leaves / fenugreek leaves leaves removed from stems
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7 – 8 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 – 3 whole dry red chili
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • salt to taste

49. Veg Kadai

Veg Kadai

This is another delicious indian vegetarian recipe.

This dish comprises mixing of veggies by cooking them in a spicy gravy.

This dish is found in almost all the restaurants in India.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup Potatoes (Aloo) , length wise
  • 1/4 cup Baby corn , length wise
  • 1/4 cup Carrot (Gajjar) , length wise
  • 1/4 cup Green beans (French Beans) , length wise
  • 1/4 cup Cauliflower (gobi) , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Green peas (Matar)
  • 2 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , diced
  • 2 Onion , (1 diced +1 chopped)
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon ​Garam masala powder​ , optional
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh cream
  • 2 tablespoons ​Butter​ , + Oil mixed

50. Jodhpuri Kabuli

 

Jodhpuri kabuli comes under royal dishes of Rajasthan.

This is one of the best Indian recipe one can try for main course.

Here, the rice is cooked along with vegetables.

INGREDIENTS

  • For the Rice
  • 2 cups Rice , washed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ​Ghee
  • Whole Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • Other Ingredients
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into small florets
  • 1 Potato (Aloo) , skin peeled and chopped small
  • 1/4 cup Green peas (Matar)
  • 4 ​Whole Wheat Brown Bread​ , cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup ​Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Pomegranate Fruit Kernels
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon Cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoon Raisins
  • Ghee​ , for cooking

51. Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezwan Fried Rice

Schezwan fried rice is an Indo-Chinese dish prepared with schezwan sauce.

Nowadays ready-made fried rice masalas are also available to cook this recipe easily at home.

INGREDIENTS

FOR MAKING SCHEZWAN FRIED RICE:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ onion,
  • finely chopped 1 chopped,
  • carrot 6 beans,
  • chopped 2 tbsp green capsicum,
  • chopped 2 tbsp red capsicum, chopped
  • 2 tbsp yellow capsicum,
  • chopped 1 tbsp ​schezwan sauce
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt

USING CHINGS SCHEZWAN FRIED RICE MASALA:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup onion,
  • finely chopped ½ cup carrot,
  • chopped ½ cup cabbage,
  • finely chopped ¼ cup capsicum,
  • chopped ¼ cup beans,
  • finely chopped 2 tbsp spring onion,
  • chopped 6 cup cooked rice,
  • leftover 1 pack chings schezwan fried rice masala

52. Cauliflower Masala

Cauliflower Masala

Cauliflower masala is a very common Indian vegetarian dish.

Though, i don’t like cauliflower that much but, my family members love this dish.

INGREDIENTS

FOR ONION-TOMATO PASTE:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 inch ginger / adrak
  • 3 cloves garlic / lasun
  • 2 medium sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 8 whole cashews

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf / indian tej patta
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder / lal mirch powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder / dhania powder
  • 2 medium sized potato, cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups cauliflower / gobi, florets
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

53. Kerala Veg Biryani

Kerala Veg Biryani

As the name suggests this recipe is popular in Kerala.

The making of this biryani is similar to Hyderabadi dum biryani.

The only difference is that they also add coconut milk to their recipe.

INGREDIENTS

For cooking rice

  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 Green Cardamoms (Hari Elaichi)
  • 1 Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 1 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 2 Mace Strands (Javitri)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 2 Teaspoon Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Mint Leaves

For preparing the gravy

  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Carrots, diced
  • 1/4 Cup French Beans (Green Beans), chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Green Peas
  • 1/4 Cup Sweet Corn Kernels
  • 1/2 Green Capsicum
  • 1/2 Cup Paneer cubes (Indian Cottage Cheese)
  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 2 one Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)
  • 3 Green Cardamoms (Choti Elaichi)
  • 1 Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 3 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Fennel Powder (Saunf Powder)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Curd (Yogurt)
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee or Cooking oil

For layering

  • 8-10 Saffron Strands (Kesar)
  • 1/4 Cup Warm Milk or Water
  • 1/4 Cup Roasted Cashews
  • 1 Small Onion
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 Teaspoon Rose Water (Kewra), optional
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 3 Tablespoon Butter or Ghee
  • 1/3 Cup Mint Leaves
  • 1/3 Cup Coriander Leaves

54. Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer is another popular paneer recipe.

In this recipe, paneer and bell pepper are cooked in a spicy masala.

This recipe is loved by people for its unique taste.

INGREDIENTS

FOR KADAI MASALA:

  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 dried kashmiri red chilli

FOR ONION TOMATO PASTE:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 3 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tomato, finely chopped

FOR ONION TOMATO PASTE:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • ½ onion, petals
  • ½ capsicum, cube
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 cube paneer / cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves

55. Palak Puri

Palak Puri

Palak Puri is a variation to the regular puri.

Palak is mashed and its pury is added to the wheat dough which makes this puri look green in color.

INGREDIENTS

FOR PALAK PUREE:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 3 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 green chilli
  • 1 bunch spinach / palak, chopped
  • ½ cup water

FOR GRAVY:

  • 4 tsp oil
  • 13 baby potatoes / aloo, boiled & peeled
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup water, or as required
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, crushed

56. Mooli Paratha

Mooli Paratha

There used to be one Punjabi girl in my class and she always used to bring different types of parathas in her tiffin.

Mooli paratha was one of them. Her mother used to make yummy parathas.

Mooli parathas are very healthy and easy to make.

INGREDIENTS

  • Grated radish – 3/4 cup
  • Wheat flour/ Atta – 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1 & 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder​ – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera/ cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • OiGrated radish – 3/4 cup
  • Wheat flour/ Atta – 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder – 1 & 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder​ – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera/ cumin seeds – 1 tsp Salt – As needed/ ​ghee​ – As needed

57. Lobia Masala (Chawli / Black Eyed Peas)

Lobia Masala

This recipe can be prepared in two ways i.e dry or gravy.

I like the gravy version of this sabji. Which one do you like?? Do share.

This recipe can be prepared in the cooker also.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup lobia / alasande kalu / black eyed peas
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

FOR MASALA PASTE:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 inch ginger
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp coconut, grated
  • ¼ cup water

58. Kurkuri Bhindi

Kurkuri Bhindi

Kurkuri bhindi is my favourite version of bhindi ki sabji.

To bring the crispness you need to fry bhindi for a longer period in a pan.

In childhood, my mom used to pack this bhindi ki sabji every 2nd day in my tiffin.

INGREDIENTS

  • 260 grams bhindi / okra
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour
  • ¼ cup rice flour
  • 2 tsp oil
  • oil, for frying
  • chaat masala

59. ​Malai Pyaaz Ki Rajasthani Sabji

Malai Pyaaz Ki Rajasthani Sabji

Malai pyaaz ki sabzi is a unique way of making onion sabji in Rajasthan.

Malai makes the sabzi more yummier than before.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4-5 onions
  • 1/2 cup malai
  • 2 green chilli
  • 3-4 chop garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp Kasthuri methi
  • 1 tbsp gee ya oil
  • 1 tsp haldi
  • 1 tsp jeera or heeng
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri powder
  • 1/2 red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dhania powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 Sukhi red chilli
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp amchur powder

60. Aloo Tamatar

Aloo Tamatar

Aloo tamatar is a perfect combination. This dish is very common in India.

Tangy taste of tomato adds more flavor to the potato and it tastes classic.

INGREDIENTS

  • Potatoes – 300 grams
  • Tomato – 200 grams
  • Green chilly – 2 to 3
  • Ginger – 1 inch long baton
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilly powder – less than 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as per taste (3/4 tsp)
  • Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Green coriander – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

61. Dalia Khichdi

Dalia Khichdi

This is the healthiest recipe ever.

Usually, when I or any member of my family feels low or suffering from any stomach problem, my mom cooks Dalia khichdi for us.

This recipe is very light for the human body to digest.

INGREDIENTS

FOR SOAKING:

  • ½ cup fada / dalia / broken wheat
  • ¼ cup moong dal
  • water for soaking

FOR KHICHDI:

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • ½ potato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp peas / matar
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

62. Dudhi Na Muthiya

Dudhi Na Muthiya

Dudhi na muthiya is a Gujarati dish.

Muthiya is made by mixing grated dudhi with wheat flour, suji, chilli-garlic paste and other spices to form a dough.

INGREDIENTS

FOR MUTHIYA:

  • 1½ cup wheat flour / atta
  • ¼ cup rava / semolina / suji, fine
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • 1 tbsp sugar pinch hing / asafoetida
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cup lauki / bottle gourd, grated
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp curd / yogurt
  • 1 tbsp oil

FOR TEMPERING:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coconut, grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander, chopped

63. Archari Arbi

 

Archari arbi is made with the same species which are used to make pickles.

Arbi is one of the oldest cultivated plants and it contains high calcium and iron.

INGREDIENTS

  • Arbi – 250 grams ( 1o to 12 medium size) (boiled)
  • Mustard oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Green coriander – 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green chilly – 4 (chopped lengthwise)
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece (grated)
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Dried mango powder -1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 3/4 tsp (as per taste)
  • Kalonji – 1/4 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Red mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Carom seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinch

64. ​ Pineapple Halwa

Pineapple Halwa

When we talk about north Indian desserts, halwa is the first thing which comes to our mind.

Pineapple halwa is one of them.

This halwa is cooked using suji, ghee, pineapple essence, sugar and cashews.

You can make this halwa anytime for your loved ones. They will love this surely!

INGREDIENTS

  • Finely chopped Pineapple – 3/4 cup (100gms)
  • Roughly chopped Pineapple (paste) – 3/4 cup (100 gms)
  • Semolina – 1/2 cup (100 gms)
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup (125 gms)
  • Ghee – 1/2 cup (100 gms )
  • Almond – 10 to 12 (finely chopped)
  • Cashew nuts – 10 to 12 (finely chopped)
  • Green cardamom (powder) – 4 to 5
  • Pistachio – 8 to 10 finely chopped)

65. Dahi Aloo (Curd Potato)

Dahi Aloo

If you are bored of having the same dry aloo ki sabji then this recipe is best for you.

Try adding curd to your regular aloo ki sabzi and believe me you are gonna love this combination.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 2 large potato, boiled and cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup curd / yogurt, whisked
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

66. Coriander Rice

Coriander Rice

Coriander rice is a very simple and spicy recipe.

You just have to boil rice in a normal way and prepare some coriander chutney.

And, simply fry the boiled rice in oil and chutney and your coriander rice is ready to serve.

INGREDIENTS

FOR MASALA PASTE:

  • ½ onion, cubed
  • 8 cloves / lavang
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 green chilli
  • handful coriander

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 13 whole cashew / kaju
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tomato, finely chopped
  • 5 beans, chopped
  • ¼ carrot, chopped
  • ¼ capsicum, chopped
  • 2 tbsp peas / matar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cup cooked rice

67. Sorakkai Sambar (Bottle Gourd Sambar)

Sorakkai Sambar

Sorakkai sambar is a very tasty and healthy sambar made with arhar dal.

This is a traditional south Indian dish made with dal and vegetables.

The South Indian main course consists of sambar mixed with rice.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups peas-shelled

for tempering

  • Dry Red Chili 1
  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds 1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves 5 leaves
  • Asafoetida powder 1/4 teaspoon

​Ingredients for Saute

  • Toor Dal 1/2 cup
  • Bottle Gourd (about 1/2 of a small gourd)
  • 1 cup (chopped)
  • Onion (preferably sambar onions) 1/2 cup (sliced)
  • Tomato 1/4 cup (chopped)
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red Chili powder 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt 2 teaspoons( or to taste)
  • Jaggery (optional) 1/4 teaspoon
  • Tamarind extract (extract from a small lime size tamarind piece)
  • 3 tablespoons
  • Water 3 cups
  • Coriander leaves 3 tablespoons (chopped)

68. Bharwan Baingan

Bharwan Baingan

Stuffed baingan is a super tasty and easy recipe of roasted baingan.

This version of baingan ki sabji is very spicy and tangy.

This recipe is served with phulkas or even ghee topped with regular wheat rotis.

INGREDIENTS

FOR MASALA POWDER:

  • 2 tbsp peanut
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp amchur / dry mango powder
  • ¾ tsp salt

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 11 brinjal / eggplant
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 cup tomato puree
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

69. Pumpkin Sabji ( Kaddu Ki Sabji)

Pumpkin Sabji

Previously, my family did not use this sabji.

I don’t know the reason but, once our neighbour made me taste this sabji at their house and it was really tasty.

After that, I also tried this recipe and my family loved this completely.

INGREDIENTS

  • 750 Gram Pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, sliced
  • A pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tbsp Salt (use sendha namak/rock salt if fasting)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Amchoor powder
  • 4-5 Green chillies (slit)

70. Coconut Tofu Keema

Coconut Tofu Keema

Coconut Tofu Keema is a delicacy from the south.

This recipe is a super delight to have.

It is made with coconut milk, tofu, carrots, peas and species.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 medium onions, minced
  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra firm tofu, diced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper paste
  • 6 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrot

71. Palak Kadhai

Palak Kadhai

Palak kadhai is the same as paneer Kadai.

This recipe can be made with fewer ingredients.

This recipe is very easy and healthy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 gm​ Chopped Palak
  • 100 gm​ Methi
  • 1 cup​ Onion,Tomato, ginger garlic paste
  • Species

72. Peas Pulao

Peas Pulao

Peas pulao is a very easy and simple dish.

Making peas pulao is the same as jeera rice. Here, instead of jeera, you have to use green peas in quantity.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 5 cloves / lavang
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 star anise / chakri phool
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • 10 black pepper / kali mirch
  • 3 cardamom / elaichi
  • 1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green chili, slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup peas / matar, fresh / frozen
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 30 minutes
  • 1.5 cups water
  • salt to taste

73. Aloo matar

Aloo matar

Aloo Matar is a common Indian vegetarian dish.

This recipe can be served with both puri and roti.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tsp oil
  • ½ inch cinnamon / dalchini
  • 2 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 potato / aloo, peeled & cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup peas / matar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

74. Veg Pulao

Veg Pulao

Pulao is a popular main course recipe.

You can use any vegetable of your choice.

Pulao can be cooked in both a pan or cooker.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 inch cinnamon / dalchini
  • 4 cloves / lavang
  • 3 pods cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 10 cashew / kaju
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 chilli, slit
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 potato / aloo, cube
  • 3 tbsp peas / matar
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 10 florets cauliflower / gobi
  • 5 beans, chopped
  • 12 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint / pudina, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 20 minutes
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

75. Bhindi Tamatar | Bhindi Masala

 

Bhindi tamatar is a popular household recipe.

To bring tangy flavour to the common bhindi ki sabzi tomato is added to it.

This recipe is very easy and simple to make.

INGREDIENTS

  • 400 grams Bhindi (Lady Finger/Okra)
  • 1 Onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • Salt , to taste

76. Sookhe Kale Chane

Sookhe Kale Chane

Sookhe kale chane is a very simple recipe.

This recipe is usually served with puri but, if you avoid oily food then, you can have it with roti also.

Sookhe kale chane can also be used to make chaat for evening snacks.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 pods cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves / kasuri methi
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup tomato, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 tsp mango powder / amchur powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 cup black chana / kala chana, soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

77. Tiranga Pulao

Tiranga Pulao

Tiranga pulao is my favourite recipe.

This recipe gives the beautiful look of three colors of our Indian flag.

I specially make this recipe on days like 15 Aug and 26 Jan.

INGREDIENTS

For the Ghee Rice (White Rice)

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Ghee

Spinach Pulao (Green Rice)

  • 1/2 cup Spinach Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 to 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • A Pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder

Tomato Pulao (Orange Rice)

  • 1/2 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • A Pinch Garam Masala

78. Palak Paratha

 

Palak paratha is a healthy and easy recipe.

Winter season is best to make palak parathas.

Palak paratha can be served with pickle, ketchup, chutney or curd.

INGREDIENTS

FOR PALAK PUREE:

  • 1 bunch palak leaves / spinach
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chilli

FOR DOUGH:

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • ½ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • water as required, to knead dough

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  •  ½ cup wheat flour, to dust
  • oil / ghee / for roasting

79. Cheese Paratha

Cheese Paratha

Cheese paratha is one of my favourite parathas.

At least once in a month, I have to make this.

Cheese is not considered that healthy but, if it is consumed in the form of paratha then it is not that bad.

INGREDIENTS

For Dough:

  • Wheat Flour / Atta – 1 cup + extra if needed
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Water as needed

For Filling:

  • Cheese – 1.5 cup grated
  • Onion – 1 finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 3 tbsp finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli Flakes to taste

80. Punjabi Sukhi Urad Dal

Punjabi Sukhi Urad Dal

Sukhi urad dal is popular in Punjab.

This is a very simple and easy recipe.

Sukhi urad dal is a dry recipe and is served with roti.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 katoris safed urad dal (soaked for 2 hours)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tomato cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons desi ghee
  • Salt/ huldi/ chilli powder as per your choice
  • 1/2 tsp hing

81. Veg Kheema Masala

Veg Kheema Masala

Veg kheema masala is my favourite restaurant dish.

This is the first thing I order whenever I visit a restaurant.

Veg kheema masala is made using veggies like onion, mushroom, tomato, peas, french beans or any other veggies of your choice.

INGREDIENTS

  • 7-8 cauliflower florets, grated or minced or chopped finely
  • 7-8 french beans, chopped finely
  • 7-8 mushrooms, chopped finely
  • 1 medium size carrot, grated or minced or chopped
  • ⅓ cup green peas, boiled
  • 2 medium size tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger and 2-3 garlic – crushed finely in a mortar-pestle or made into a paste
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1.25 to 1.5 cups water
  • salt as required

82. Aloo Bhindi

Aloo Bhindi

Aloo bhindi is a common Indian recipe.

People love trying different combinations of bhaji and aloo bhindi is one of those combinations.

Aloo bhindi is simply served with roti.

INGREDIENTS

FOR ROASTING:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 aloo, sliced
  • 10 bhindi, chopped

FOR SABZI:

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp amchur / dry mango powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi, crushed

83. Veg Malai Kofta

Veg Malai Kofta

Veg malai kofta is a very delicious Indian main course recipe.

I love this recipe a lot. I can even eat the koftas alone without curry.

Kofta is made with potato, paneer and other spices.

INGREDIENTS

FOR KOFTA:

  • 3 potato / aloo, boiled & mashed
  • ¾ cup paneer / cottage cheese, grated
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 2 tbsp cashew / kaju, chopped
  • 2 tbsp maida / plain flour
  • oil, for frying

FOR ONION TOMATO PUREE:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tomato, sliced
  • 2 tbsp cashew / kaju

FOR CURRY:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 2 pod cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 clove
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cream / malai
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi, crushed
  • ¼ tsp garam masala

84. Methi Malai Paneer

Methi Malai Paneer

Methi malai paneer is another version of paneer ki sabji.

This recipe is the same as malai paneer.

The only difference is that in this recipe methi is mixed to bring the beautiful flavour to the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

TO SOAK METHI LEAVES:

  • 1 bunch methi leaves / fenugreek leaves, washed and finely chopped
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water

FOR METHI MALAI PANEER:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 1 bay leaf / indian tej patta
  • 4 cloves / lavang
  • 2 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
  • 1 green chili, slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp coriander powder / dhaniya powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 cup tomato pulp / puree of 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup malai / fresh cream
  • ¼ cup water, add as required
  • 11 cubes paneer / cottage cheese
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder

85. Saffron Rice With Raisin and Cashew

Saffron Rice With Raisin and Cashew

Saffron rice is an easy rice recipe made with basmati rice.

As raisin is added to this recipe so this recipe looks orange in color and that is why it is called saffron rice.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3 teas olive oil
  • 6 cloves
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 teas cumin seeds
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teas turmeric powder
  • 3/4 teas saffron threads
  • 1 teas salt
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups water

86. Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji

Pav bhaji is the most common street food in Mumbai.

Bhaji is made of boiled potato, cauliflower and other vegetables of one’s choice.

Pav bhaji is loved by every Indian.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 4 cubes large butter, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup lauki, chopped
  • 1/2 cup capsicum, chopped
  • 1 cup potatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup beetroot, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cube butter
  • 1 bunch coriander leaves

For Pav:

  • Butter
  • Pav
  • Pav bhaji masala

87. Bengaladumpa Vepudu ( Potato Stir Fry)

Bengaladumpa Vepudu

Bengaaladumpa vepudu is another name for potato stir fry.

This is a very simple and easy recipe.

Every mom usually cooks this sabji for their kid’s tiffin.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 4 dried red chile peppers
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons skinned split black lentils (urad dal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig fresh curry leaves
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

88. Gobhi Masaledar

Gobhi Masaledar

Gobhi masaledar is a little variation to the common gobi ki sabzi.

This recipe is very easy to make with less ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Kg Gobhi (cut into small florets)
  • 3-4 Green chillies (slit a little)
  • 1 cup Onions, grated
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 cup Tomato, grated
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper (powdered)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds (powdered)
  • To garnish Coriander leaves

89. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Curry With Chickpeas

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Curry With Chickpeas

This recipe is very simple and delicious.

In this recipe, vegetables are cooked in a cooker along with chickpeas and species which gives a unique flavour to the curry.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups cauliflower cut in florets
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts quartered
  • 1 sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas drained
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce low sodium
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth low sodium or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • plain yogurt cilantro, sriracha and scallions – optional garnishes

90. Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potatoes

As the name suggests this recipe is the Bombay version of potato sabzi.

For this recipe, baby potatoes are used.

This recipe is super tasty.

INGREDIENTS

  • 500 grams Baby Potatoes boiled and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds jeera
  • 1 Green Chilli / Serrano Pepper chopped finely
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder / paprika
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder dhania
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder haldi
  • 1 tsp Raw mango Powder amchur
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves for topping

91. Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

Paneer is used in a variety of dishes and Matar paneer is one of them.

Matar paneer is a very easy and popular paneer recipe.

This is the dish my mom always used to cook whenever any guest visits our home.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Cups paneer (cubed, deep fried to a light brown)
  • 2 cups green peas (shelled)
  • 3-4 Green chillies (slit a little)

For the gravy:

  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic cloves (ground with onions), peeled
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato, grated
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper, powdered
  • 1 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds, powdered
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (for garnish), chopped

92. Gajar Matar Ki Sabzi

Gajar Matar

Gajar Matar ki sabzi is a very easy and simple recipe.

This recipe is the same as matar paneer.

Here, instead of paneer, we have to use a carrot to make the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups peas-shelled
  • 1/2 carrots-cubed to match the peas
  • 2 Tbsp ghee or olive oil
  • 1/4 Tbsp asafoetida
  • 1/2 Tbsp fenugreek seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 1 Tbsp fennel seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 1/2 Tbsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 Tbsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves

93. Methi Paratha

Methi Paratha

Methi parathas are commonly known as thepla in Gujarat.

Gujaratis love to eat this recipe for breakfast.

Methi paratha is famous in the north-west side of India.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups wheat flour / atta
  • 1 cup methi leaves / fenugreek leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt, fresh / sour
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp carom seeds / ajwain
  • 2 tsp oil
  • water as required, to knead dough
  • 5 tsp oil / ghee, for roasting

94. Aloo Chole

Aloo Chole

Aloo chole is one of my favourite sabzi.

I love to eat this recipe with rice also.

You can cook this recipe in both a pan and a cooker.

INGREDIENTS

FOR PRESSURE COOKING:

  • 1 cup chana / chickpea
  • water, for soaking
  • 2 tea bag
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 pod cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cup water, for pressure cooking

FOR CHANA MASALA MIX:

  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp amchur
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • ¼ cup water

FOR CURRY:

  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup tomato pulp
  • 2 potato / aloo, boiled and cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

FOR TEMPERING:

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 chilli, sliced
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri chilli powder

95. Stuffed Baingan

 

Stuffed baingan recipes are very common across India.

It can be made with different types of stuffing.

It is mainly served with chapati, naan and some people have it with rice also.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Large eggplants
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 250 gram yogurt
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • to taste salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala

For Garnishing:

  • green chilli, chopped
  • green coriander, chopped

96. Stuffed Tomato

Stuffed Tomato

Stuffed tomato is the same as a stuffed onion or stuffed capsicum.

Here, potato masala is stuffed inside the tomato and then the tomato is brushed with oil to cook them in a pan or an oven.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 tomatoes-medium, firm and equal sized
  • Oil to brush the tomatoes
  • 250 gm boiled and mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • Chopped green chillies-to taste
  • 2 Tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp mustard oil
  • Coriander for garnish

97. Dahi Papad Ki Sabzi

Dahi Papad Ki Sabzi

Dahi pakad ki sabzi is a very easy recipe.

If you are bored with regular vegetables then go for this recipe.

This recipe tastes the same as curd raita.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard / rai
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger – garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • 1 green chilli, slit
  • 1 tsp kashmir red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup curd / dahi / yogurt, whisked
  • 4 papad, urad / lijjat
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

98. Aam Ki Sabji

Aam Ki Sabji

We all love to eat mango pickle. But, have you ever tried aam ki sabji?

My grandma used to make this sabji every summer.

I learned how to make this sabji from her.

Which moment of yours do you remember with your grandma?

Do share with me in the comment section. I would love to know.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 ripe mangoes, pulp with seeds (here the chef uses a variety called ‘Dinga’ but you can use any)
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp zeera
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp haldi (turmeric)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2-3 glasses water

99. Beetroot Raita

Beetroot Raita

I don’t know about others but, as per me, beetroot is one of the most understated vegetables despite being so versatile.

Beetroot has many health benefits.

It helps lower blood pressure.

Beetroot is a very easy recipe and tasty too.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 beetroot, boiled, peeled and pureed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 big bowl of dahi / curd
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander leaves, chopped

100. Peas Paratha

Peas Paratha

Peas paratha is a very healthy and tasty dish.

Winter is the best period to make these parathas.

This paratha is mainly served with curd, pickle and chutney.

INGREDIENTS

FOR MATAR PASTE:

  • 1½ cup peas / matar, boiled / frozen
  • handful coriander
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 green chilli
  • 2 tbsp water

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cup wheat flour / atta
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp amchur / dry mango powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • oil for roasting

101. Pizza Paratha | Cheese Stuffed Paratha

Pizza Paratha

Pizza paratha is a healthy alternative for pizzas.

If you are a pizza lover but healthy conscious also then pizza paratha is best for you.

I add a lot of cheese to my pizza paratha to make it yummier.

INGREDIENTS

FOR DOUGH:

  • 2 cup wheat flour / atta
  • 2½ tsp oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • water to knead

FOR STUFFING:

  • 1½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • ½ capsicum, red & green, finely chopped
  • 5 olives, finely chopped
  • 5 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ cup wheat flour / atta
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs, basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme
  • oil for roasting

Conclusion:

Here in this blog i have covered 101 vegetarian indian main course dishes along with their ingredients.
Almost every veg recipe is covered in this blog.
Do let me know in the comment section if this blog was useful to you or not? Mail us on our email id if you have any query.

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