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Last Updated : May 19,2018
Cous Cous Salad, Healthy Cous Cous Salad by Tarla Dalal
Couscous is a traditional North African food, quite similar to semolina and broken wheat, which is cooked and combined with veggies and other ingredients to make hearty salads
Here is a lip-smacking Couscous Salad, made with brok ....
Stuffed Karelas in Makhani Gravy by Tarla Dalal
Karela is a low calorie vegetable which is acclaimed for its anti-diabetic properties. This recipe is an attempt to make them appealing. The karelas are stuffed with moong dal and served in a makhani gravy that is made using very little oil. Enriched with protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, ir ....
25 Jun 14
Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup by Tarla Dalal
Want to have a quick and light meal? this soup can do the trick! Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup is a fibre-rich soup that is very filling while also aiding in weight loss. Vegetable stock and the horde of chopped vegetables brings in a whole gamut of nutrients to this soup, while mint, chillies, ging ....
Zero Oil Masoor Dal by Tarla Dalal
Masoor dal is a storehouse of nutrients like protein, folic acid, iron and zinc. Protein is required for the formation of new cells, their growth and maintenance. Folic acid and iron on the other hand build up the hemoglobin that carry oxygen and supply nutrients to our body. Zinc enhances the activ ....
17 Nov 10
Vegetable and Bean Soup by Tarla Dalal
An appetising combination of fresh veggies and protein-rich beans cooked in olive oil, which contains a blood cholesterol-lowering substance called 'squalene'. Antioxidants like 'quercetin' and 'selenium' found in onions protect the heart from free radical damage.
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
14 Jan 19
Toovar Dal with Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Toovar dal with vegetables is a wholesome dish, full of vegetables and protein-rich dal. You need not stick to the veggies i have used – just open your fridge and throw in anything you find. You will love the fact that such a tasty and sumptuous dish can be prepared with just about no oil! remember ....
14 Dec 15
Fruits with Custard ( Baby and Toddler Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
I didn't want to use refined cornflour to make custard, so i experimented with this really easy way to make an instant custard. It's ready in a jiffy and full of goodness too. Serve it with your baby's favourite fruits.
16 May 14
Pesto Minestrone by Tarla Dalal
Minestrone is probably known worldwide. Every region and every cook in italy has their own version and personal view about minestrone. The word grew out of "minestra" which means a broth, and the one thing all minestrones tend to have in common is that they are hearty vegetable soups. The single ing ....
11 Jun 12
Tomato Concasse by Tarla Dalal
This recipe, which is more like a home-made tomato puree, is handy not just to make sauces but also for gravies or fillings
16 May 11
Mexican Minestrone by Tarla Dalal
Mexicans have adapted the Italian Minestrone with the corn and mushrooms to suit their palates.
14 Jun 11
Russian Salad Bread Cups by Tarla Dalal
These nutritious little cups of bread hold a medley of colourful vegetables and fruits.
Pears with Low Fat Custard by Tarla Dalal
A healthier version of the all time favourite comfort food - custard. Made here with low fat milk and served with stewed pears.
23 Aug 12
Almond Jelly with Fruit Cocktail ( Chinese Cooking ) by Tarla Dalal
Almond jelly with fruit cocktail, fruits and fruit based desserts are popular in china and almond based puddings and jellies are usually savored with fresh fruit. This recipe is classic vietnamese. Little cups of almond flavored jellies are served topped with fresh fruit-which ever is in season. We’ ....
Peach Stew by Tarla Dalal
A pleasant concoction of canned peaches in thickened fruit syrup, peach stew can be served warm or cold as a simple dessert or used as part of other creations. The lemon juice balances the flavour of the fruit syrup and imparts a fresh aroma to the stew.
19 Oct 15
Minty Spicy Lemongrass Milk by Tarla Dalal
A hot glass of milk can be very comforting indeed, especially when it is pepped up with aromatic spices. Here is a hot cuppa that will soothe your senses and rejuvenate you when a bad cold saps your energy.
Lemongrass and mint leaves add vitamin C to this pleasing beverage, helping to relieve ....
Roman Style Pumpkin Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Satisfaction guaranteed! There is no doubt about anybody not liking the Roman Style Pumpkin Soup, because it transforms the humble pumpkin into nothing short of a sumptuous delicacy. This cream soup, made with vitamin A and calcium rich pumpkin and calcium rich low-fat milk is very appealing in term ....
Spinach Gnocchi with Almond Butter Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Gnocchi are almost easier to make than to pronounce "n-yoki". The word means "lumps" because of the irregular, somewhat craggy shapes these dumplings have. Gnocchi are boiled in the same fashion as pasta is and are served generally with a cream based sauce. Spinach and cottage cheese gnocchi served ....
Radish Koftas in Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
This simple combination of radish and low fat curds needs only steamed rice to complete your meal. You can adjust the consistency of the kadhi by varying the amount of water and besan. The radish koftas are steamed and not deep fried in the kadhi. It is also a good way to add vegetables in your diet ....
Herbal Caffeine- Free Tea by Tarla Dalal
Being completely caffeine free, this Tulsi-based herbal tea is a guilt-free cuppa that you can have any time you are feeling down. Tulsi, also known as Indian basil or holy basil, has many medicinal properties. It is a great stress reliever and an effective remedy for cold and cough too. Also note t ....
Diabetic Caramel Custard by Tarla Dalal
A light and tasty pudding not only for diabetics but for all those who are health conscious and want to avoid sugar laden desserts. The low fat milk used in this recipe has a wealth of nutrients like protein and calcium which is extremely essential for the maintenance of healthy bones. I have use ....
Karela Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Another karela delicacy - an innovative calcium rich kadhi! Keep in mind however that the karelas must be well cooked before adding the curds and spices to remove most of its bitterness. Enjoy it unusual flavours.
24 Jun 19
Shahi Dal ( Zero Oil ) by Tarla Dalal
The richness of any “shahi” dish usually comes from the abundance of cream. Here, I have substituted cream with low-fat milk mixed with cornflour, which tastes equally creamy and delicious. Urad dal gives a healthy fillip to this dish, as it is high in folic acid and zinc. Folic acid aids in brain d ....
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