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Varan / Amti / Kalvan recipes
01 Jan 1999
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
19 Feb 15
Cashew Curry by Tarla Dalal
It may sound odd and rather lavish to use cashews as a main ingredient in gravies, but because of the abundance of cashews in the region, cashew curry is a popular and common recipe in each malvani household!
14 May 15
Danyachi Usal by Tarla Dalal
A tongue-tickling and scrumptious preparation of cooked peanuts perked up with a traditional tempering and a flavourful coconut paste, the Danyachi Usal can be served with meals or separately as a tea-time snack. Ready within 10 minutes, this satiating dish is also easy to prepare. Just make sure yo ....
01 Jan 1900
Green Peas Ambti by Tarla Dalal
Green peas ambti is a classic maharashtrian preparation of coarsely crushed peas and tomatoes. It uses a rich and spicy masala paste that is to be freshly prepared with onions, coconut and a traditional selection of spices.
05 Jul 14
Hariyali Vaal ki Dal by Tarla Dalal
Sprouting increases the nutrient content of vaal further making the hariyali vaal ki dal a valuable addition to your diet. A paste made of ingredients you are sure to find in your refrigerator forms the base for this delicious, semi-spicy preparation that goes too well with rice and rotis!
16 Jul 04
Methiche Varan by Tarla Dalal
A simple dal that you can prepare quickly and serve hot with steamed rice or rotis. Chopped methi leaves are cooked along with toovar dal. A tempering of garlic, jaggery, mustard seeds and asafetida subtly enhance the flavor of the methi leaves in dal. Soothing!
13 Jan 15
Methiche Varan ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
It is right to be concerned about shedding your pregnancy weight after delivery, but you surely do not have to worry about losing variety or flavour in the foods you have! Methiche Varan is a perfect example. An authentic Maharashtrian dal reverberating with all the flavours that the desi palate yea ....
07 Apr 15
Moong Dahi Misal by Tarla Dalal
Strikingly different from the traditional way of preparing the popular Maharashtrian snack, this Moong Dahi Misal combines the sprouts with whisked curds, along with chopped veggies, spice powders and of course, tongue-tickling khajur imli ki chutney. When you have sprouts on hand, it takes less tha ....
17 Sep 13
Paatal Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
Your calcium requirement shoots up during the third trimester and so it is necessary to have foods that can meet these requirements. This dish is an excellent source of iron, calcium and fibre.
22 Feb 11
Shingdane Chi Amti ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
The peanut-based paste is the core character of the authentic marathi shingdane chi amti. Do not store the paste for too many days, as the taste will be ruined.
01 Jan 1999
Sprouted Kala Chana Ambti by Tarla Dalal
To my surprise, many of my friends were unaware that kala chana (black vatana) is available at most grocery shops. Therefore I've introduced this kala chana recipe for all its good protein qualities. This pulse requires long and slow cooking similar to kidney beans (rajma) but sprouting helps to re ....
01 Jan 1900
Sprouted Vaal ki Usal by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using sprouted vaal. Apart from boosting the nutrient content, sprouting the vaal also makes it easier to digest, making this a dish suitable for young and old alike. With many a flavourful ingredient, this iron-rich Sprouted Vaal ki Usal is a t ....
20 Feb 15
Sprouts Misal ( Protein Rich Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Bring the spirit of Maharashtra into your homes with this protein-laden Sprouts Misal. While many think that milk and milk products are the most important source of proteins, they are unaware of the power of sprouts, which give you a superb, more easily digestible protein boost. And this is undoubte ....
01 Jan 1999
Usal by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian recipe of spicy pulses in a thin watery gravy which is usually eaten with bread. Usal is served in almost all street side eateries in Maharashtra. One such eatery where I never miss the usal is situated on the road from Mumbai to Pune. They serve the most lip smacking ....
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