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Special occasions always mean an extra-special menu! For certain occasions like Christmas, Diwali, etc., there are traditional choices, but on occasions like parties and get-togethers, you have the liberty to plan your own menu. You have to decide this based on various factors like the occasion, the age and background of the guests, what time the party is going to be, and so on. What you serve at a cocktail party will be different from what you serve at a birthday party – and even here, a birthday party for kids will be different from one for elders.
Sometimes, you can just choose a couple of interesting recipes. At other times, you can decide on a theme for your party – like Chinese, Italian or Fusion – and plan your items accordingly. When finalising your menu, you must also take into consideration the pre-preparations required and how or when the dishes are to be cooked. If everything has to be made just before serving, then you will never be in time to welcome your guests. So, balance the dishes such that some can be made ahead of time, while some can be prepared fresh.
16 May 10
23 Nov 15
Strawberry and Black Grape Raita by Tarla Dalal
While raitas are usually made with vegetables, you might perhaps have made some fruity attempts with apples or oranges. But, have you ever thought of making a Strawberry and Black Grape Raita? You must try it to believe how fantastic it is! This unusual combination of fruits transforms into a truly ....
23 Sep 14
Eggless Black Forest Cake, Black Forest Cake Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Do you generally end up ordering Black Forest Cake from the baker’s because you think it takes too long to make? Next time, just bring home (or make by yourself) a chocolate sponge, and you can prepare the Black Forest Cake right in your kitchen and that too within minutes.
The sugar-soaked ca ....
16 Apr 17
Almond Coconut Bars, No Bake by Tarla Dalal
These delicious snack bars, made with roasted almonds and dry grated coconut are so tasty that you will feel a deep sense of joy when you bite into them.
The best part is that they do not even require any baking, so you can make them quickly and easily at home and carry them to work or when you ....
20 Jan 16
Burrito Bowl by Tarla Dalal
The Burrito Bowl sounds elaborate, but the fact is that it is not too time-consuming. Moreover, it is a satiating one-dish meal, which is completely worth the effort.
Here, rice is boosted with colourful veggies, ketchup and appropriate seasonings; layered with refried beans, sour cream and un ....
27 Jun 16
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be, making it an ideal dish to whip up for breakfast
19 Apr 15
Thandai by Tarla Dalal
This fresh, homemade Thandai tastes absolutely heavenly, far superior to the readymade mixes available in the market. Milk, energised with almonds and spices, Thandai is the perfect drink to serve on special days and festive occasions like Holi and Diwali. The aroma of fennel, cardamom, pepper and s ....
27 Jul 08
Corn and Cottage Cheese Tacos by Tarla Dalal
Tacos stuffed with corn and paneer and topped with an interesting green sauce, this dish is guaranteed to delight the diners.
26 May 17
Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce by Tarla Dalal
made with a batter of mashed bananas and whole wheat flour, and drizzled with chocolate sauce, taste out of the world.
Exercising a little care and creativity in arranging and garnishing the Banana Pancakes with C ....
29 Jan 17
Mixed Vegetable Handvo, Non Fried Snacks by Tarla Dalal
Mixed Vegetable Handvo is a delicious snack made with readymade idli batter reinforced with loads of tasty, juicy, crunchy veggies!
A tempering of mustard and sesame seeds adds to the flavour and aroma of this tasty treat. We have cooked the handvo in a tava and cut it into handy-sized pieces fo ....
15 Jun 16
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer
and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
20 Feb 14
Faraali Pattice ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Available in the shops and streets of mumbai, this famous pattice is made with a crunchy-creamy peanut and coconut stuffing.
25 Aug 14
Vegetable Burger by Tarla Dalal
Sumptuous burgers made with mixed vegetable patties, crisp lettuce, tomato sauce, and all the works. What makes this version of Vegetable Burger rather special is that the perfectly crisp, golden coloured patties are cooked on a non-stick tava with minimal oil, yet they taste as crisp and succulent ....
21 Nov 12
Vegetable Manchurian ( Chinese Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
When you eat these deep fried vegetable balls in a soya-based sauce, do not let mundane things like the weighing scale bother you! just dig into these deep-fried delights and enjoy every bite!
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