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Starters / Snacks recipes
A day without snacks or a meal without starters would be as dull as the proverbial ‘all work and no play’! Snacks must ideally be tasty and easy to make, so you can indulge in them when hunger strikes between meals. It could be a finger food, a jar snack, or something you can whip up in a jiffy. Starters are also a category of snacks, but as the name suggests, they are served at the beginning of a meal, usually during parties or other elaborate meals where guests are present. Starters must be handily-sized and easy-to-serve, but exciting to behold! The presentation counts a lot. In this section, we present a range of starters and snacks, together with some serving suggestions too. Try Batata Poha, Creamy Spinach Toast
05 Nov 15
4 Flour Dosa by Tarla Dalal
A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating!
Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours li ....
28 May 16
Aam Ke Pakode, Mango Bhajiya by Tarla Dalal
You would have tried bhajiyas with all kinds of veggies ranging from onions to raw bananas, and you might even have tried making it with ripe yellow bananas. But, have you ever had a taste of Aam ke Pakode or Mango Bhajiyas?
Well, this delightful seasonal treat is a must-try. Choose ripe and s ....
11 Jan 09
Achaari Paneer Tikka by Tarla Dalal
Succulent cottage cheese in a pure desi avatar! Marinated in an intensely spicy achaari marinade, which reflects the flavour of green chilli pickle, the paneer cubes are arranged into a satay and cooked till perfectly crisp outside, soft inside, and flavourful through and through. The best part is t ....
09 Mar 12
Achaari Paneer Warqi by Tarla Dalal
Achaari paneer warqi, paneer cooked in indian spices and seasonings and served on top of the baked warqi samosa pattis.
22 Dec 15
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well.
It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast
. Adai can be enhanced ....
12 Mar 09
Adai, Protein Rich Adai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Adai, an all-time favourite South Indian snack
, comprises a mix of different dals soaked and ground along with rice and spices to make a batter, which is cooked into thick pancakes. Add Adai to your meal to ....
23 Nov 14
Afghani Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The Mughal maharajas had an umpteen number of chefs who spent laborious hours toiling in the kitchens to prepare the perfect meal. They ground most ingredients to powders to ensure the perfect eating experience. Though not as time consuming this recipe uses a powder of melon seeds, cashew nuts and p ....
09 Aug 16
Ajwain Patta Ke Pakode by Tarla Dalal
Tender ajwain leaves are dipped in a besan batter and deep fried. They add a great 'digestive' element to a plateful of sinful pakodas.
On a rainy day enjoy as an evening tea snack
with a cup of hot
07 Apr 15
Alfa Alfa Sprouts Open Sandwich ( Vitamin A and Calcium Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
The Arabs call alfalfa sprouts ‘the father of all foods’! Sprouts are fortified with good amounts of nutrients making it a super healthy food. This Alfalfa Sprouts Open Sandwich is loaded with peppers, olives, tomato and cheese, all of which make it an extremely tasty meal as well. The best part is ....
29 Jul 16
Almond Biscotti by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti are a special class of biscuits, which are baked twice. This gives them a unique texture, which is firm to bite but soft on the palate! Baking twice also gives them a rich, well-done aroma.
This recipe shares the secret of making fabulous Almond Biscotti, with the aesthetic flavour ....
29 Jul 16
Almond Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
Nothing to beat the kick of serving homemade biscuits with tea, especially if it is a choice as popular as Almond Biscuits! Indeed, the aroma of Almond Biscuits baking in the oven is enough to make your whole family assemble in the kitchen for their share.
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits with ....
16 May 12
Almond Til Chikki by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy munchy chikkis! Who can say no to them, or stop with just one for that matter! These healthy chikkis will not only make your children happy but also meet their calcium requirement.
15 Apr 14
Aloo and Green Peas Chaat by Tarla Dalal
The interplay of soft green peas with crisped potato cubes is a delight to behold and savour, especially when this combo is pepped up with a dash of lime, green chillies and chaat masala too. Aloo and green peas chaat is a mild variation of the ever-popular aloo chaat, relished by indians the world ....
15 Mar 16
Aloo Aur Shakarkand ki Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Most of us consider sweet potatoes to be a very boring vegetable, only to be eaten during religious fasts and then too, it is only baked or boiled before it is peeled and eaten.
This recipe is a good example of how versatile and delicious the humble potato and sweet potato can be.
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