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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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Cooked Rice
Recipe# 32639
20 Aug 13

 
 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
Recipe# 4632
13 Aug 19

 
 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
Recipe# 1460
23 Sep 13

 
 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
Recipe# 3854
19 Apr 15

 
 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
Recipe# 22178
23 Mar 13

 
 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 ....
Toovar Dal, Toovar Dal with Onions
Recipe# 40694
27 Jan 19

 
 
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
Recipe# 798
06 Aug 16

 
 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
Recipe# 1401
23 Nov 15

 
 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 ....
Clear Vegetable Stock, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 3482
20 Aug 11

 
 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 ....
Brown Stock ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 33985
11 Jun 12

 
 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 ....
Jowar and Vegetable Porridge
Recipe# 3544
08 Nov 19

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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 ....
Sprouts Kadhi ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )
Recipe# 33003
23 Nov 15

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 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 ....
Kovalam Mutter ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32828
16 May 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you have a penchant for all things tasty and spicy, this one is for you! coconut and tomatoes combine well with peas to make an irresistible dish.
Cheesy Khada Bhaji Wrap ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32666
23 Dec 13

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 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)
Recipe# 36868
20 Aug 12

 
 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
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 
 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
Recipe# 38766
04 Sep 13

 
 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 ....
Dahiwali Toovar Dal
Recipe# 22168
14 Jan 19

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 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 ....
Rice Khichu ( Non - Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33289
16 May 10

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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 ....
Orange Tabbouleh, Healthy Orange Tabbouleh
Recipe# 3461
09 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bulgur (which is often referred to as broken wheat or dalia) is the healthiest form of wheat available. The most important nutrient retained by this cereal form is fibre, that makes it a low glycemic index food and helps to prevent a quick rise in blood sugar levels. In contrast, wheat products like ....
Whole Masoor and Chawli Soup
Recipe# 39373
25 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tired of making run-of-the-mill soups with dal and vegetables? Here is an off-beat option prepared with Iron rich wholemasoor and chawli. Chawli is an extremely healthy iron rich green leafy vegetable but most people wonder how to prepare it such that it appeals to the whole family. This is a good w ....
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22175
23 Mar 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Straight from royal kitchens, healthy though unlike its traditional version is oil free, and replaces fat rich ingredients like coconut with lots of veggies, pulses and coriander. A combination of dal and veggies is flavoured with spices like garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala is sure to app ....
Chocolate Cinnamon Coffee
Recipe# 4751
06 May 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a drink that makes chocolate lovers and coffee lovers agree upon at least one thing! With the rich and intense flavours of cocoa and coffee, aesthetically laced with cinnamon and nutmeg, the Chocolate Cinnamon Coffee is a soul-stirring drink that you will really enjoy. Each sip of this ....
Potato Saung, Konkani Style Potatoes
Recipe# 4363
16 May 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Konkan delicacy is sure to steal your heart with its homely charm, which combines spice and simplicity in ideal proportions. Just a bit of chilli powder for spice, a dash of tamarind for tang and onions for flavour and crunch... that is all it takes to prepare the Potato Saung. The proced ....
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 on 19 Feb 18 01:07 PM