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उबालकर कर पकाया हुई - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Boiled recipes in Hindi)
બાફીને બનતી રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Boiled recipes in Gujarati)

Boiled Indian recipes, Boiled Food recipes

Indian Veg Boiled Recipes

Boiling is undoubtedly one of India’s favourite cooking techniques. Not only is it healthy and all that, but it also innately matches well with our taste requirements. Veggies cooked to the right level of softness yet retaining a mild crispness fit perfectly into our spicy gravies. Broken wheat boiled to the right level, not mushy yet well cooked, is just perfect for sheeras. And then, the yummy boiled beans that go into the usal. So on and so forth the story goes on about recipes made perfect using the humble cooking method!

Sprouted and Boiled MoongSprouted and Boiled Moong

Indian Veg Boiled Soup Recipes

Boiling is just perfect for soups, because you can cook the ingredients to the perfect level as required by the recipe. You can also get sufficient stock for the base. If it is a pureed soup, you can cook the veggies soft. If the boiled veggies are added as it is, you can retain the crispness to give the soup a nice bite. 

Be it the Paneer and Spinach Soup, the Oats and Vegetable Broth, the Coco Peanut Soup or the Mushroom Soup, boiling is the right technique for you. You can also make light and comforting dal-based soups like the Moong Osaman. The cooking method gives you delicious results in a healthy way. 

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

Indian Boiled Veg Starters, Salads and Snacks

How boring would a day be without quick bites, be it the starters and salads served with a meal, tea-time snacks, or anytime hunger busters? Well, boiling does help to make your starters and snacks quicker and a bit healthier than more oily cooking methods. 

Have a go at the exotic but healthy Cous Cous Salad and yummy Potato Saung, the easy and comforting Rice Khichu or healthy Nachni Khichu

Cous Cous Salad, Healthy Cous Cous SaladCous Cous Salad, Healthy Cous Cous Salad

Indian Curries Using Boiling Method

Boiling method is probably the secret behind the success of most Indian curries. It helps in two aspects. First of all, it helps to make the gravy or base in a much easier and quicker fashion. For example, cooking tomatoes for the gravy or dal for your Sambar. Check out how to make Basic Makhani Gravy and Tomato Gravy using this cooking method. 

Then, of course, boiling enables you to cook the veggies that go into the gravy, to the perfect texture. When you boil the veggies, you can add them stage by stage, so that all the veggies get cooked to the right consistency. Hard and fibrous veggies that take longer to cook go into the pot earlier, while those that are softer are thrown in later. So, at the end of the cooking process, they are all cooked to perfection. None are uncooked, none are mushy! Have a go at delectable Indian boiled veg curries like the Mangalorean Drumstick Curry, Subzi Kadhi and Cabbage Poriyal

Manglorean Drumstick CurryManglorean Drumstick Curry

Indian Dal Recipes

No Indian meal is complete without protein-rich dal recipes. It is usually served for lunch as well as dinner, along with rotis or rice. Be it North Indian dal delights like the Hariyali Dal, Vaal ki Usal or Dahiwali Toovar Dal, or South Indian treats like the Sambhar, Tomato Rasam or Kovalam Mutter, you can quickly add a dose of the all-rounder nutrient, protein, to your meal using the method of boiling. 

Hariyali Dal ( Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)Hariyali Dal ( Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)

Indian Veg Boiled Rice Dishes

Most of us have rice with at least one meal of the day, and it is quite easy to make a variety of rice-based dishes using boiling. Plus, you can also throw in some dal, veggies and myriad spices to make it a one-pot meal! For a simple meal, try the Green Peas Pulao. When you want the world on your lunch table, go for the Vegetable Risotto

Matar Pulao, Green Pea PulaoMatar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao

You can also replace rice with other grains like bulgur wheat to make equally tasty and wholesome bowlfuls such as the Orange Tabbouleh.

Indian Desserts Using Boiling Method

Yummy news for the sweet tooth! When it comes to quick and easy desserts using boiling, we Indians are spoilt for choice. From the basic Poha Phirni to the absolutely mind-blowing Strawberry Kheer, there are a range of dessert recipes that can be fixed up quickly and easily through boiling. You can also try some healthy options like the Healthy Sheera. 

Strawberry KheerStrawberry Kheer

While at it, also try international sweet treats like the Lemon Cheesecake. 

Indian Veg Boiled Basic Recipes

Boiling is also extremely handy when you want to make basic recipes, like Tomato Puree, Vegetable Stock, White Stock, Chocolate Sauce or Tamarind Paste. Using the boiling method of cooking, you can quickly and easily stock up on essential basic recipes in your kitchen, to make daily cooking easier and faster. 

Tomato Puree, Homemade Tomato Puree, PulpTomato Puree, Homemade Tomato Puree, Pulp

Really, boiling is an awesome method, a veritable boon because it helps strike the perfect balance between health, taste and time. So, go for it. Experiment with our wide range of recipes, and also try adapting your own recipes using this method. 


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Karela Kadhi
Recipe# 3504
20 Aug 11

 
 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.
Shahi Dal ( Zero Oil )
Recipe# 22165
24 Jun 19

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 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
Recipe# 5281
15 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nachni khichu recipe | ragi khichu | Gujarati nachni khichu | healthy red millet snack | with 16 amazing images. Nachni Khichu is a tasty and healthy delicacy whi ....
Asparagus Soup
Recipe# 5272
17 Nov 10

 
 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 ....
Low Fat Paneer
Recipe# 1323
23 Nov 15

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 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)
Recipe# 22418
19 Aug 19

 
 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 )
Recipe# 33452
01 Jan 1900

 
 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)
Recipe# 22460
11 Nov 08

 
 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
Recipe# 3574
26 Nov 12

 
 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 )
Recipe# 33144
16 May 08

 
 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.
One Dish Dal,  Mix Veg Dal
Recipe# 1966
14 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a unique One-Dish Dal, which combines two dals with loads of veggies and taste-givers like ginger and green chillies. It is indeed very tasty and filling, and an apt accompaniment for any meal. When you are in the mood to do something different, you can even have this dal as a mid-day sn ....
Dhan Saak Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe )
Recipe# 22169
23 Mar 13

 
 
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
Recipe# 2321
28 Feb 14

 
 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.
Vegetable Stew  ( Pregnancy Cookbook )
Recipe# 2994
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 ....
Pasta
Recipe# 1651
01 Jan 01

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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.
Green Pea and Spring Onion Soup
Recipe# 691
18 Sep 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 ....
Low Fat Kulfi with Strawberry Sauce
Recipe# 3605
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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
Recipe# 3527
26 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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
Recipe# 3571
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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
Recipe# 3498
02 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
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 ....
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Boiled
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 on 19 Feb 18 01:07 PM