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Last Updated : May 19,2018
27 Oct 14
Green Pea Skin Soup by Tarla Dalal
A creamy soup with no cream! The Green Pea Skin Soup is a deliciously unique soup made with the skin and the pods of green peas, cooked with milk and onions. When you open the cooker after the required whistles, it might seem like the milk has curdled, but worry not, that is the way it is supposed t ....
Makai Shorba ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Everyone is sure to relish this tempting, Indian style corn soup which helps to increase your vitamin B3 (Niacin) levels to ensure overall good health. Serve Makai Shorbahot with whole wheat garlic bread to make an absolutely healthy and hearty meal.
Cooked Rice by Tarla Dalal
While rice is a popular staple all over Asia, it is all the more indispensable in South India where it forms the basis of the meal, especially during lunch time. Lunch, in a South Indian home, revolves around cooked rice served with a dollop of ghee and myriad vegetables and accompaniments like
Paneer, Bean Sprouts and Spring Onion Soup by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, some soups taste so heavenly you cannot believe they do not have any butter or cream in them! The Paneer, Bean Sprouts and Spring Onion Soup is one such simple yet pleasing soup made without adding any unnecessary fat. It is enriched with paneer and bean sprouts, making it an excellent so ....
Mulligatawny Soup, Mulligatawany Soup by Tarla Dalal
A spicy soup with an unmistakeable Indian feel to it, it is said that this used to be a hot favourite amongst the British officers when they were in India.
Mulligatawny Soup features a large set of ingredients including coconut milk, onions, carrots, tomatoes, rice and dal, spiced with an elab ....
Kairi ka Pani by Tarla Dalal
An excellent summer cooler. It is also called 'Panha' in most other regions of India. A delicacy made of boiled raw mangoes has an added zing of black salt, cumin and ginger powder.This Kairi ka Pani is a cool drink that is supposed to protect the human body from dehydration during the severe heat w ....
Palak Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making kadhi with an infusion of palak? Sounds strange, but tastes and looks very interesting. Palak purée and green paste imparts flavouir along with a bright green colour and vitamin A to the dish. You can skip the garlic if you do not like its flavour. Serve with a bowl of brown r ....
Tomato Rasam ( Eat Well Stay Well ) by Tarla Dalal
Tomato rasam, a perfect, low-calorie recipe to enjoy the true flavours of home-made south indian cooking. Serve this protein- and vitamin-packed rasam as an accompaniment to plain steamed rice. Tomatoes are bountiful of vitamin a, folic acid that helps boost immunity. This recipe is low in calories, ....
Toovar Dal, Toovar Dal with Onions by Tarla Dalal
Just how easy can it be to prepare a lip-smacking dal? Well, we urge you to get into the kitchen and try this Toovar Dal with Onions to experience the magic for yourself! There is nothing about this recipe that makes you think twice.
The ingredients are so common, they are sure to be available ....
Mix Vegetable Clear Soup with Macaroni by Tarla Dalal
Clear soups are a great canvas to exercise your creativity. There is no strict rule about what can or cannot go into a clear soup – it depends completely upon your taste, availability of ingredients, and what you feel like having on that day!
Nevertheless, some classic recipes like this Mixed ....
Cannelloni by Tarla Dalal
Cannelloni is a homemade pasta, generally prepared with plain flour and a rich garnish of cheese. Here is a healthy 207-calorie version of this tasty main course, prepared with whole wheat flour and low-calorie mozzarella cheese. The cannelloni sheets, stuffed with spinach and low-fat paneer, radiat ....
20 Aug 11
Clear Vegetable Stock, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
A lot of vegetables are used to prepare this flavourful stock. These vegetables have a wealth of nutrients that are released into the water and are retained by the stock.
The stock retained all the water-soluble vitamins like vitamins B and C that are many times lost during cooking. Use this sto ....
Nachni Khichu ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Nachni khichu, a versatile ingredient, 'nachni' is rich in protein, fibre, iron and calcium. Try this nachni-based nutritious variation of the famous gujarati snack - khichu. It is unusual in taste but very nutritious, so make sure you try it at least once. This healthy snack is a good way to keep y ....
Brown Stock ( Soups and Salads Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
A slow cooking process lends this Brown Stock an amazing flavour and rich aroma, while a wise combination of veggies gives it a pleasant brown tinge, which radiates to the soups that this stock is used in.
You will enjoy the appetizing flavour of tomatoes and onions as well as the fresh and sw ....
06 Jun 19
Jowar and Vegetable Porridge by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you sat ....
23 Nov 15
Sprouts Kadhi ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking ) by Tarla Dalal
The humble kadhi gets an extra shot of nutrition with the addition of sprouts! With just everyday spices, the Sprouts Kadhi gets an enchanting aroma and flavour. Use low-fat curds to pull this nutritious and fibre-rich kadhi further down the calorie counter. For a truly memorable meal, serve hot wit ....
16 May 11
23 Dec 13
Cheesy Khada Bhaji Wrap ( Wraps and Rolls) by Tarla Dalal
The all-time favourite bhaji which is usually prepared in a thick, gravy-like consistency using fresh local vegetables and fine spices has been tweaked slightly. Here, we use potatoes, tomatoes and cauliflower chunks coated in a gravy of onions, capsicum and spices using chunks of veggies prevents t ....
Custard Sauce ( Eggless Desserts Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is a very soothing sauce made of milk combined with custard powder. When boiling the mixture, you have to keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Custard sauce can be useful in making desserts like the crêpe georgette.
Vaal ki Usal by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian
dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
Beetroot Soup by Tarla Dalal
Here is a vibrantly colored soup that is tasteful and soothing. The addition of cream gives the beetroot soup a rich mouth feel, while a dash of freshly ground pepper imparts a mild spiciness to an otherwise sweetish soup. The maida-butter-milk combo gives the soup a luscious consistency, which you ....
16 May 15
Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup by Tarla Dalal
Sweet corn is one of the most popular chinese soups. A must try for everyone who loves sweet corn. It is easy to make and does not require too many ingredients. Give this warming soup a try.
14 Jan 19
Dahiwali Toovar Dal by Tarla Dalal
In this sumptuous recipe, low-fat curds provides a tangy twist to toovar dal without adding much to the calorie count. To get the best texture and flavour, make sure you add the curds after lowering the flame so that it does not curdle. Apart from being low in fat, the other good news is that the Da ....
16 May 10
Rice Khichu ( Non - Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Rice khichu, gujarat is known for its many snacks that are a treat to the palate even while being friendly to the stomach! here is another easy to make, easily digestible afternoon snack from the kitchens of gujarat. However, serving it in the traditional way with oodles of raw oil can turn this hea ....
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