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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.
23 Nov 14
Corn Seekh Kebab by Tarla Dalal
Seekh kebabs are known to be traditionally non-vegetarian preparations. Here is a wonderful vegetarian recipe of a seekh kebab made with grated sweet corn and mashed potatoes. To obtain firmer and better-textured kebabs it is advisable to steam the potatoes. Butter is combined with chilli powder for ....
23 Nov 14
Atta ka Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
I consider this one of the easiest guajarati sweets-with just a few ingredients, which too can be found in all kitchen shelves. Just note a few simple points, and success is assured. While sautéing, keep a lookout for when the ghee separates and the atta becomes lighter, as this is the perfect indic ....
23 Feb 16
Mexican Green Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Capsicum is a veggie that’s bursting with flavour! Just a few cubes of capsicum added to any dish instantly perks up its aroma and flavour. Naturally, the Mexican Green Sauce made of capsicum is a great addition to any recipe.
However, any ingredient with a strong flavour has to be balanced we ....
31 Mar 17
Cucumber and Lemon Drink by Tarla Dalal
A true summer cooler, this Cucumber and Lemon Drink is like a rejuvenating spa visit for your cells! The mild flavour of cucumber together with the peppy taste of mint, the tang of lemon and the tingle of soda make this a really refreshing drink.
A pinch of salt helps to highlight all the other f ....
30 Sep 15
Creamy Mushrooms by Tarla Dalal
When you feel like pampering your palate, you need to look no further! Minutes is all it takes to whip up this luxuriantly flavoured dish of mushrooms cooked with onions, fresh cream and herbs.
While cream acts like a mellow and soothing canvas, chilli flakes and herbs offer bright bursts of fla ....
21 Oct 15
Pasta in White Sauce by Tarla Dalal
White sauce, with its soothing texture and flavour, plays host to not just perfectly cooked fusilli but also a medley of colourful and crunchy veggies. Colourful capsicums, vibrant broccoli and crunchy baby corn endow this dish with a splash of colours, which is pretty to behold and tempting to bite ....
01 Nov 16
Tandoori Roti, Tandoori Roti On A Tava by Tarla Dalal
Every time we are at a restaurant we are tempted to order Tandoori Rotis, because we think we cannot make it at home.
While it is awesome to bite into authentic rotis cooked in a wood-fired clay oven, you will be excited to know that the same wonderful taste and texture can be replicated at home ....
23 Nov 14
Dahi Ke Kebab by Tarla Dalal
Rich, richer, richest – you will be at a loss how to rate these creamy and soft Dahi ke Kebabs. Interestingly, hung curd forms the main ingredient of these kebabs, supplemented by paneer and bread crumbs for volume and shape. This trio is perked up with herbs, masalas and cashewnuts, not to forget t ....
20 Sep 14
Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
An elaborate yet easy khichdi that makes a wholesome and delicious meal, the Dal Khichdi is made of toovar dal and rice combined with not just whole spices but also onions, garlic and tomatoes. This imparts a tangy twist to the khichdi making it holistic in terms of taste too. When you don’t have ti ....
16 May 14
04 Aug 16
Cola Chocolate Ice Cream Float by Tarla Dalal
Chocolate ice-cream and Coca-Cola, two all-time favourites come together in this exciting treat! When the two are blended together, you get a frothy, chocolaty cola drink, which is just too fabulous to behold and even more awesome to taste.
A topping of chocolate ice-cream enhances the experie ....
11 Jan 16
Nimbu Pani, How To Make Shikanji by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like a glass of chilled Nimbu Paani to refresh you, even on the hottest and most tiring of days! This rejuvenating drink is made of lemon juice, flavoured with the right proportions of salt and sugar. Cumin seeds powder and black salt add a real peppy dimension to this tangy drink. Although ....
20 Aug 13
Quick Vanilla Ice- Cream by Tarla Dalal
Of course you need to give it some hours to set, but that is all there is to making this Quick Vanilla Ice-Cream! Not a minute’s cooking is required. Just mix all the ingredients together, freeze and blend. It’s as simple as that. The use of fresh cream and milk powder gives the ice-cream a rich con ....
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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