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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.
24 Mar 14
5 Grain Pizza Base by Tarla Dalal
While you might have tried loading your pizza with lots of veggies and perhaps shifted from normal to low-fat cheese too, in attempts to make pizzas healthier, there would always have been a niggling guilt about the plain flour base. Have you explored the option of a healthy five grain pizza base? h ....
21 Nov 12
5 Treasure Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Hi-five for the goodness of five veggies, that’s what this dish is all about! a nutritious and tasty preparation made of any combination of five colourful, fresh vegetables, the five treasure vegetables is a classic chinese recipe. While you can use any veggies of your choice, it would good to retai ....
16 May 15
8 Treasure Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
The number 8 is a lucky one for the Chinese and this dish is one made on auspicious occasions using a combination of eight vegetables tossed in a simple sauce.
24 Aug 12
A Checkerboard Of Roses ( Flower Arrangements) by Tarla Dalal
While at a party where the game of chess was the theme, our flower expert sonal panchmatia was inspired to create this checkerboard of roses. The arrangement is particularly aimed at embellishing a low dining0table sit-down. Complementing the roses in the arrangement is fresh, green asparagus and fr ....
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 ....
23 Dec 13
Achaari Aloo Roll ( Wraps and Rolls) by Tarla Dalal
Achaar is synonymous with indian cuisine. Undoubtedly, it adds a brilliant touch to wraps too! lacing the spicy potato filling with aam aur chane ka achaar makes your tongue tingle with joy. I’m sure you’ll love it purely because of its simplicity. This recipe has to be planned in advance as the ach ....
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 ....
17 Jul 12
Achari Baingan by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most delicious methods of cooking brinjal or Baingan. The achaaris masala is very popular in Punjabi cooking and contrary to popular belief does not use any actual achaar or pickle. It is a flavourful blend of carefully chosen spices and curds. The achaaris masala is truly represe ....
18 Mar 16
Achari Chana Pulao, Pickled Kabuli Chana Pulao by Tarla Dalal
For those who love the complex interplay of spices in pickles, this Pulao will be a dream come true. Rice, fortified with kabuli chana, is perked up with an interesting assortment of spices ranging from nigella and fenugreek to fennel seeds and black cardamoms, along with some readymade spice powder ....
21 Feb 12
Achari Paneer by Tarla Dalal
Achari paneer is an aromatic accompaniment, which imbibes its flavour from a mixture of seeds used in the seasoning. A simple mixture of curds, flour and a few spice powders forms the base of this delectable cottage cheese preparation.
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 ....
05 Nov 15
Ajwain and Turmeric Milk by Tarla Dalal
Some remedies come with a superb flavour, which is very apt for the condition you are in! This age-old remedy for sore throat is a perfect example.
The healing properties of turmeric and ajwain are packaged with a soothing, slightly-spicy taste that will soothe your sore throat in a very appea ....
07 Feb 12
Ajwain Leaf Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Take a break from hot kadhis…. This one is served at room temperature with rice. Spicy hot bhajias make savoury accompaniment to this kadhi and rice.
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
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