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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 ....
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.
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