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23 Mar 13
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 ....
Nachni Khichu by Tarla Dalal
A versatile ingredient, 'nachni' is rich in protein, fibre, iron and calcium. Try this nachni-based nutritious variation of the famous gujarati snack - khichu.
17 Nov 10
Asparagus Soup by Tarla Dalal
A soothing soup of onions, potatoes and asparagus fortified with nutritious vegetable stock, the Asparagus Soup has a very creamy feel about it, thanks to being boiled with low-fat milk. Asparagus is a great soup ingredient as it is a low-calorie vegetable with a good amount of fibre, which helps to ....
Detox Tea ( Eat Welll Stay Well Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Detox well, soothing ginger flavoured tea detoxifies your body. Tea and coffee contain tannins so i have made this herbal tea using ginger and other condiments. Tastes amazing and works amazingly too!
23 Nov 15
Low Fat Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The low-fat version of paneer will definitely be a weight-watchers delight as it provides a healthier alternative to the high-fat version commonly available in the market. This recipe yields 1 cup of grated, crumbled or cubed paneer. For dieters, it opens up a whole new world of exciting recipes san ....
Malai Kofta (subzi) by Tarla Dalal
Amazingly tasty vegetable kofta, with an extra dose of goodness-thanks to the addition of soya granules. Potatoes and tofu add mass to the dish, even as they bind the rest of the ingredients together. If you are calorie-conscious, you could bake or steam the kofta instead of deep-frying. Kofta dishe ....
Panchratni Dal ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Panchratni dal, the dish is a blend of dals with spices; it is a tasty accompaniment to rice, rich in protein, iron and calcium. Calcium decreases as you age and hence needs constant supply whereas iron is required to maintain hemoglobin levels, especially for women.
Tamatar ki Kadhi ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy) by Tarla Dalal
A richly-flavoured kadhi with the delectable tang of tomatoes! Borrowed from Sindhi cuisine, this mouth-watering Tamatar ki Kadhi is flavoured with a traditional tempering and thickened with besan.
Loaded with tomatoes, this kadhi provides you antioxidants like vitamin A, vitamin C and lycopen ....
Tamatar ki Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Like many other dishes, kadhi differs from region to region. This Sindhi Kadhi is a rather special one as it is made using tomatoes. Tomatoes are very low in calories and provide plenty of vitamin A which required for a glowing skin and healthy vision. I assure you that your family will relish this ....
Gatte ki Kadhi ( Know Your Flours ) by Tarla Dalal
Gatte ki kadhi, straight from the kitchens of rajasthan, this dish involves gram flour dumplings flavoured with dry spices, which are steamed and then dunked into a yoghurt based curry. Enjoy this exotic dish either with puris or steamed rice.
23 Mar 13
Dhan Saak Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
A Parsi delicacy modified into a healthy and easy-to-make dal. Dhan means cereals and pulses, and saak means vegetables. These combine here to make a wholesome meal!
It is traditionally served with Brown Rice
to make a complete nourishing meal. Dare ....
Basic White Stock 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.
22 Feb 00
Corn Pullav by Tarla Dalal
A non- traditional pullav which is neither too rich nor too hot.
01 Jan 01
Yin Yang Soup by Tarla Dalal
An unusual combination of curd-potato soup and broccoli soup served with finesse.
01 Jan 01
Vegetable Stew ( Pregnancy Cookbook ) by Tarla Dalal
This nourishing aromatic broth is good for those days when you feel least inclined to cook up a whole meal. Try this when your appetite is better in second and third trimesters. This make a great one dish meal when served with hot dinner rolls or steamed rice. Packed with fibre, protein and iron, th ....
18 Sep 16
Green Pea and Spring Onion Soup by Tarla Dalal
This recipe brings together the juicy textures and fresh flavours of two ever-popular ingredients – green peas and spring onions.
Sautéing the ingredients in butter gives the Green Pea and Spring Onion Soup a wonderful aroma and buttery taste, while ingredients like cabbage and onions add to the ....
Pasta by Tarla Dalal
Pasta has become increasingly popular throughout the world. Pasta is used in soups, salads or with sauces. Boiling the pasta correctly is crucial for the taste. Follow this simple recipe to boil pasta and use in various recipes.
Low Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Kulfi is a frozen dessert, which all of us relish but often tend to avoid because of its high calorific value. Here is a simple yummy low fat kulfi that doesn't take forever to prepare and provides substantial amounts of calcium without the fat. Enhance its appeal and vitamin C levels by serving it ....
Mein Chow Soup by Tarla Dalal
The abundance of intensely flavoured fresh vegetables makes this soup rich, tasty and extremely satisfying without the use of too much oil. Oats have been added to thicken the soup as well as to add fibre to your diet. I find this soup an excellent remedy for a cold .... a hot bowlful usually chase ....
Kadhai Chole by Tarla Dalal
Chole, a traditional Punjabi dish, is usually made using a lot of fat. But this easy to make recipe is lower in calories and is just as tasty. The oil does not contribute much flavour, it is the spices that create this dish. Instead of bhature (deep fried puris) serve it with Nutritious Garlic Naans ....
Gavar Pumpkin Vegetable by Tarla Dalal
Cluster beans are good for diabetics as they have the highest fibre content among all vegetables which in turn prevents a rapid rise in blood sugar levels after a meal. Red pumpkin has been added to thicken the gravy and it also imparts a natural sweetness to this dish, which is delectable. You ....
Garlic Vegetable Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Serves this low calorie soup, all laden with fibre-rich vegetables, with warm whole wheat pita bread to square up your meal. Increasing fibre content helps to remove toxins from the body which helps to slow down ageing and increase vitality.
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