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Starters / Snacks recipes
A day without snacks or a meal without starters would be as dull as the proverbial ‘all work and no play’! Snacks must ideally be tasty and easy to make, so you can indulge in them when hunger strikes between meals. It could be a finger food, a jar snack, or something you can whip up in a jiffy. Starters are also a category of snacks, but as the name suggests, they are served at the beginning of a meal, usually during parties or other elaborate meals where guests are present. Starters must be handily-sized and easy-to-serve, but exciting to behold! The presentation counts a lot. In this section, we present a range of starters and snacks, together with some serving suggestions too. Try Batata Poha
, Creamy Spinach Toast
05 Nov 15
4 Flour Dosa by Tarla Dalal
A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating!
Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours li ....
25 Mar 16
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a very popular snack in parts of South India, where it is served as Breakfast
or as supper. Traditionally, this dosa-like snack is made with a batter of rice and lentils, flavoured with chillies, pepper and other ingredients.
In this diabetic-fri ....
23 Nov 14
Afghani Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The Mughal maharajas had an umpteen number of chefs who spent laborious hours toiling in the kitchens to prepare the perfect meal. They ground most ingredients to powders to ensure the perfect eating experience. Though not as time consuming this recipe uses a powder of melon seeds, cashew nuts and p ....
07 Apr 15
Alfa Alfa Sprouts Open Sandwich ( Vitamin A and Calcium Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
The Arabs call alfalfa sprouts ‘the father of all foods’! Sprouts are fortified with good amounts of nutrients making it a super healthy food. This Alfalfa Sprouts Open Sandwich is loaded with peppers, olives, tomato and cheese, all of which make it an extremely tasty meal as well. The best part is ....
15 Apr 14
Aloo and Green Peas Chaat by Tarla Dalal
The interplay of soft green peas with crisped potato cubes is a delight to behold and savour, especially when this combo is pepped up with a dash of lime, green chillies and chaat masala too. Aloo and green peas chaat is a mild variation of the ever-popular aloo chaat, relished by indians the world ....
15 Mar 16
Aloo Aur Shakarkand ki Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Most of us consider sweet potatoes to be a very boring vegetable, only to be eaten during religious fasts and then too, it is only baked or boiled before it is peeled and eaten.
This recipe is a good example of how versatile and delicious the humble potato and sweet potato can be.
Have i ....
20 Aug 11
Aloo Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Chaat is a mouth-watering treat that everybody loves! Tasty baby potatoes are combined with onions and tomatoes, as well as peppy chaat masala and tangy lemon juice to make a really flavourful treat.
It feels wonderful to bite into this exciting treat, which is soft, crispy and chewy too. P ....
20 Aug 13
Aloo Chaat ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
What a delightful experience it is to watch the baby potato turn into something so exciting! Tiny potatoes, marinated in Indian spices and sautéed in oil, are topped with moong, sev and other typical chaat add-ons.
Although Aloo Chaat is not an integral part of all chaat counters, it has a fan-f ....
07 Jul 15
Aloo Cheese Frankie by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome snack-on-the-go, the Aloo Cheese Frankie is something you can easily make at home once you know the right ingredients and method to use. Plain flour rotis play host to a deep-fried potato roll. The inclusion of onion masala mixture and masala water gives the frankies an authentic taste, ....
23 Dec 13
Aloo Frankie ( Wraps and Rolls) by Tarla Dalal
The aloo frankie truly needs no introduction! this one is an authentic recipe that simply never fails you. With a balance of flavours ranging from tangy to spicy it will be enjoyed by young and old alike.
26 Nov 13
Aloo Ka Bomb by Tarla Dalal
Our very own version of the "Baked Stuffed Potato", fondly named by street vendors as a "Bomb". Whole potatoes scooped and stuffed with a chatpata paneer filling and topped with spicy green chutney and crispy sev.
15 Jun 14
Aloo Kurkure by Tarla Dalal
Mint-flavoured potato mash dipped in a typical flour batter, coated with powdered beaten rice, and deep-fried till temptingly crisp. Hear the crunchy poha crackle as you drain these on absorbent paper, and be tempted to take a bite even before you finish frying the remaining balls! indeed, this is a ....
06 Apr 16
Aloo Masala Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Stop for a few minutes near a vendor who sells aloo masala chaat and you will be amazed by the vast range of people stopping there for a snack, from those walking by to those driving in imported cars! what’s so exciting about cooked and cubed potatoes. . . Unless it is spiked up with peppy chaat mas ....
16 May 14
Aloo Methi Tikki ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Aloo and methi are made for each other! Whether as a subzi or a tikki, the twosome is sure to win the hearts of all diners, young and old. In this particular Aloo Methi Tikki, the presence of methi is strongly felt as it is used in both fresh and dried forms. The tikki is further enhanced with commo ....
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