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The way in which a dish is cooked – by steaming, boiling, shallow-frying, deep-frying, microwaving, sautéing, stir-frying, baking, etc. – is called the cooking method. There is a traditional way of cooking each dish, but sometimes different methods can also be used to make the same dish. This might give the same results or give a different taste and texture. Sometimes, the cooking method might also be changed to make the dish healthier for somebody with diet restrictions. For example, if somebody has cholesterol or is trying to reduce weight, then you can bake sev in contrast to the usual method of deep-frying it.
16 May 12
20 Aug 11
Baked Tortilla Chips ( Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A quick, easy-to-make, healthy starter which is a popular choice in Mexico. The tortillas are baked and made with minimal oil from a blend of whole wheat flour and maize flour instead of the traditional Mexican tortillas made with refined flour which are also deep fried. Whole wheat flour has been ....
03 Aug 16
Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt by Tarla Dalal
Curds or "dahi" is an item that Indian households consume at all times of the day. But what is essential to make a good chaat are good fresh curds.
For those who love thick curds, use full fat milk, along with a tablespoon of milk powder dissolved in milk and needless to say, use skimmed mil ....
16 May 12
Brinjal Flower Vase ( Vegetable Carvings) by Tarla Dalal
A colourful cornucopia with radishes and spring onions for a cheerful sunday brunch party. A picturesque sight that entices your senses as you dig into the flavourful dishes.
11 Jun 12
16 May 15
Chillies in Vinegar by Tarla Dalal
Many continental restaurants and nowadays even Indian ones serve shallots in the vinegar as an accompaniment to starters. The Chinese counterpart is Chillies in Vinegar, a tangy, spicy accompaniment to oriental soups, starters and main course too. The chillies become quite palatable when soaked in v ....
26 Nov 07
Fresh Tomato Purée by Tarla Dalal
The recipes in this book are all based on the following home-made purée recipe, and using commercially available purée may require you to tweak the recipes a little according to the purée concentration. To store it, just pour it into ice-cube trays, freeze, pop out, and store in the freezer in an ai ....
16 May 12
16 May 14
How To Cook Pasta by Tarla Dalal
The secret of cooking pasta is to use plenty of water. Cooked pasta should be 'al dente' or "firm to the bite". Undercooked pasta is undesirable and has a taste of raw flour, whereas overcooked pasta will be soft and sticky. Generally speaking, fresh pasta will take about 2 to 5 minutes to cook. Fre ....
21 Jan 12
How To Microwave Green Peas by Tarla Dalal
Use the microwave to cook the frozen or fresh green peas with these simple instructions, quickly and then use them to make pea puree which can be used in various recipes.
29 Jul 16
How To Roast Onion, Roasted Onions by Tarla Dalal
Onions, roasted with the peel on, has a unique flavour and texture, which is quite different from sautéed onions, perhaps because the peel protects the flavour and aroma from escaping!
This recipe shows you how to roast onions over an open flame and then peel them, for using in
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