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10 Indian Main Courses Recipes

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
If a single word describes Indian food, it€'s spice. Food from the land of spices is incredibly flavorful yet healthy because of its use of herbs and spice for flavor. If you'€re new to Indian cooking, you€ll want to start by experimenting with spice mixes.Mirchi ka Salan (Pepper Curry) - Hyderabadi Indian Recipe
1. Mirchi ka Salan (Pepper Curry) - Hyderabadi Indian Recipe
Mirchi ka Salan (Pepper Curry) - Hyderabadi Indian Recipe
One curry recipe that stands out from the bunch is the famous Mirchi Ka Salan recipe from Hyderabad (capital city of Andhra). Whole green chilies are pan-fried and simmered in a flavorful sesame seed and peanut sauce. The dish is easy to prepare and has a refreshingly pleasing taste.
2. Tandoori Salmon
Tandoori Salmon
Are you a fan of Indian food but tend to find curries quite greasy? Do you always order the same old thing at an Indian Restaurant? Have you ever considered trying fish in a curry? This dish combats all of these by offering a light and healthy curry, without the need to leave the comfort of your own home.
3. Seitan and Vegetable Curry
Seitan and Vegetable Curry
Whether you are a newly converted vegetarian or born vegetarian looking for a great source for protein, Seitan (Say-tan) provides yet another option to your meal planning. Made from Vital Wheat Gluten, this completely vegetarian item has the texture, and depending on the flavoring, the taste of meat. Try this versatile Seitan recipe for curries, stir-frys, grilling…the options are endless.
4. Indian Vegetarian Korma
Indian Vegetarian Korma
Vegetable Korma is a very mild yet flavorful Mughlai dish. Korma is traditionally meat or vegetables cooked with onions in a creamy yogurt sauce. Try this recipe for a healthy version of the well known favorite.
5. Indian Butter Chicken
Indian Butter Chicken
Fit for a king. Originating in the royal court of the 16th century Mughal Empire of Northern India, Butter Chicken is the most tender and flavorful of dishes. With deep Indian flavors of garam masala, sambhar masala, fenugreek leaves, and turmeric, this dish is rich, creamy, and perfect for a special evening. Culinary Traveler Ryan Isaak shows how easy it is to bring new flavors to your dinner table in this Grokker Premium video.
6. Grilled Cheesy Lamb Chops
Grilled Cheesy Lamb Chops
Discover Vineet's blend of North and South India with these delicious cheesy lamb chops. Rare in Indian Cuisine, the lamb's marinade is based on oil not yogurt and is brought alive with ginger and garlic. Vineet serves up his lamb chops with curry leaf tossed potatoes. This Grokker Premium video is a part of Vineet's series on progressive Indian Cuisine.
7. Indian Mustard Marinated Sea Bass in Banana Leaf
Sea Bass in Banana Leaf
This stunning fish main course is marinated in Bengali mustard, turmeric and coriander. Its simple, quick and delicious. Marinate overnight and the fish cooks in less than 8 minutes. Join Vineet in this Grokker Premium video as he takes you on a journey to discover Progressive Indian Cuisine.
8. Chicken Tikka with Sun Dried Tomato
Chicken Tikka
This delicious chicken tikka with sun dried tomato is a healthy and easy option for any dinner party. Impress your friends with this modern take on an Indian classic. Watch Vineet Bhatia in this Grokker Premium video share some of his Indian cuisine secrets.
9. Coconut Fish Dream
Coconut Fish Dream
This is a totally delicious and versatile sauce, which is similar to, but simpler than a qurma (or korma) sauce (as there are no white poppy seeds or nuts) which you can use for fish, vegetables, chicken, prawns or any seafood really. It is also wonderful with crayfish, clams or lobster! Qurmas were introduced to India by the Mughal Empire, who loved adding a luxurious creaminess to their savoury sauces, and indeed, this can be made with single or double cream, but Vicky uses coconut milk because it makes it unctuous and delicious! Join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video, as she introduces you to her favourite family recipes, to really get you cooking like Mummyji.
10. Coriander Tandoori Chicken
Coriander Tandoori Chicken
This delicious Tandoori Chicken recipe uses a classic, vibrant Indian marinade that can be incorporated into many other dishes! Come join Vicky Bhogal in this Grokker Premium Video as she introduces you to her favourite family recipes.
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