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Last Updated : Sep 27,2019
11 Mar 19
Tomato Puree, Homemade Tomato Puree, Pulp by Tarla Dalal
While readymade tomato puree is easily available in the market, the taste of dishes you make with homemade fresh tomato puree is very different.
It is free of preservatives and colours making it relatively healthier then the canned tomato puree. It is one of the very basic recipe which can be pr ....
White Stock ( Used For Soups ) by Tarla Dalal
White stock not only helps in giving a nice taste to the dish but also when simmered gives an excellent aroma. . . Make sure you do not chop your ingredients too finely. Just halve or quarter them, so the water can reach the inside of the vegetable as well as the outside.
White stock is used in r ....
25 Apr 19
Basic Vegetable Stock by Tarla Dalal
Basic Vegetable Stock can help you with a lot of recipes – from soups
to gravies. It has a neutral flavour and desirable consistency that make it very versatile.
You can collect vegetable stock while cooking veggies for other items like
Vegetable Broth with Yeast Marmite, Vitamin Broth by Tarla Dalal
Time to warm your soul and rejuvenate your body with this wholesome, vitamin-loaded Vegetable Broth with Yeast Marmite.
A delight to behold and a pleasure to sip on, this healthy broth is chock-full of nutrients from assorted veggies. The yeast extract gives a nice taste and vitamin B to the bro ....
26 Nov 12
23 Sep 13
Coco Peanut Soup by Tarla Dalal
A rather rare combination of coconut milk and peanuts come together in this wholesome soup, which is further enhanced with chopped cucumber and tomatoes. A dash of cumin seeds, green chillies and fresh coriander give the coco peanut soup a memorable flavour, which you will remember for days to come.
Ragi Sheera by Tarla Dalal
This sheera truly overflows with calcium, and that too at a low calorie count. Indeed, what a wonderful way to satiate your sweet tooth. Nutritious ragi flour together with a single tablespoon of ghee makes five servings of this delicious cardamom flavoured dessert. However, since the Ragi Sheera ma ....
Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy and satiating option, the Green Peas, Carrot and Cauliflower Soup is a wholesome and tasteful soup that retains the natural flavours of the veggies to the hilt. It makes use of fibre-rich ingredients like green peas, cauliflower, cabbage and carrots. Avoid straining to retain the fibre con ....
Hariyali Dal ( Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil) by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and chana dal complement each other perfectly in this aromatic dish which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Try this dal with steamed brown rice or rotis. This is a good recipe for entertaining too!
Suva Masoor Dal, Zero Oil Healthy Dal by Tarla Dalal
For many, dal is the ideal comfort food. It satiates and soothes, while also giving you ample nutrition. The Suva Masoor Dal is a veritable treat for such dal lovers.
The unique combination of dill with masoor dal gives this recipe a distinct flavour, which is boosted by the addition of garlic, ....
Spicy Salsa Bean Soup by Tarla Dalal
Soups can either be kind or kindling, and this one is of the latter style! Pepped up with oregano and chilli flakes, this spicy soup features an iron-rich combination of rajma and Mexican salsa. Blanched and finely chopped tomatoes make the soup super tangy, and also impart a lasting good mouth-feel ....
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is one South Indian dish that needs no introduction, and probably the most versatile of them all. Each family uses the ingredients in various proportions. You can also try varying the quantities depending on your preference. The vegetables added to sambhar (or any kuzhambu) are referred to as ‘ ....
20 Aug 11
Tom Yum Soup, Healthy Veg Tom Yum Soup Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A flavourful soup that is truly refreshing as the chillies, lemon grass and other ingredients unite to create a harmonious bouquet of flavours. Enjoy the freshness of succulent mushrooms and cauliflower that are simmered in this delightful stock which is irresistible.
Subzi Kadhi ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Subzi kadhi, in my variation of the gujarati kadhi, veggies add loads of vitamins, while the low amount of ghee keeps the calorie count down. Having it with khichdi or steaming hot rice makes this a complete meal. Avoid sour curds which may not suit the new mother.
Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas) by Tarla Dalal
Like idlis and dosas, Sambhar is also an all-time favourite that is almost synonymous with South Indian
food! From the smallest roadside hotel to the classiest Indian restaurants around the globe, ‘idli, Vada, Sambhar’ is a very popular breakfast combo!
19 Sep 14
Creamy Corn and Coconut Soup by Tarla Dalal
An easy but unique soup of cream style corn and coconut milk, flavoured with red chilli flakes and mixed herbs. The combination of coconut milk and red chilli flakes gives the Creamy Corn and Coconut Soup a tropical feel, and a slight touch of Thai cuisine.
Tomato Gravy by Tarla Dalal
An indispensable part of many western dishes, this low calorie version of tomato gravy tastes great and is also rich in the anti-aging nutrient, vitamins A. Use this in recipes like, Indian Sizzler and Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy.
04 Aug 16
Mexican Tomato Soup with Cottage Cheese Balls by Tarla Dalal
That is Mexican! From red rajma, which is a characteristic ingredient of Mexican cuisine, to pungent garlic and crispy capsicum, the Mexican Tomato Soup with Cottage Cheese Balls features a variety of ingredients that team up well together. The addition of succulent cottage cheese balls and a garnis ....
25 Jun 14
Spicy Stir-fry Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Easy-to-make, healthy, and tasty too – that’s enough reason to love a recipe! The Spicy Stir-Fry Soup is a clear soup with succulent with vitamin C veggies like cabbage and capsicum. Rich in fibre and vitamin C, this soup ensures ample nutrients at just 29calories, making it perfect for weight-watch ....
25 Jun 14
Clear Vegetable Stock ( Healthy Soups and Salads) by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable stock is a subtly flavoured liquid made by simmering water with some vegetables and spices. It can be used as a base for different soups and sauces instead of water to give it a better flavour profile wlike healthy brown onion soup, asparagus soup and green peas skin soup.
Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry by Tarla Dalal
One look at this appetizing dish, and you just cannot resist savouring it immediately. Indeed, what an innovative presentation and what a fantastic flavour! The Vegetables Pulao with Coconut Curry features rice sautéed with colourful veggies, served in the form of a ring that is filled with a cocon ....
Guava Spritzer by Tarla Dalal
We have used pink guavas to make this drink; if you can't find any, you could cheat a little and add a few drops of pink food colour. You can make a large batch when guavas are in season and store it in a sterilized bottle and refrigerate. For ginger juice, grate the ginger and squeeze out the juice ....
Dal Moghlai ( Low Cholesterol Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
If you wish to pamper yourself, there is no better way than to cook yourself some luxuriant Moghlai food! Moghlai cuisine
is generally quite rich, with abundant use of spices and dairy products like ghee, cream and butter.
However, we have ....
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