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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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Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup
Recipe# 4631
15 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
There is nothing more soothing than a bowl of protein-rich curry soup on a cool day! Masoor dal being an incomplete grain, it is important to combine it with protein-rich ingredients like paneer, to make a complete, nourishing soup. With tangy and flavourful ingredients, the soup also scores high in ....
Masoor Dal Water (  Baby and Toddler)
Recipe# 38832
03 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A nourishing liquid food that is perfect for weaning your little one, Masoor Dal Water has a texture quite like mother’s milk, which increases the chances of its acceptance by babies. When you start weaning your baby, strain the dal water as babies cannot digest whole pulses at this stage. At ....
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 ....
Mexican Tomato Soup with Cottage Cheese Balls
Recipe# 1068
04 Aug 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
That is Mexican! From red rajma, which is a characteristic ingredient of Mexican cuisine, to pungent garlic and crispy capsicum, the Mexican Tomato Soup with Cottage Cheese Balls features a variety of ingredients that team up well together. The addition of succulent cottage cheese balls and a garnis ....
Milano Minestrone ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4636
25 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
One of the healthy version of minestrone whipped up in a jiffy with loads of fibre rich veggies and perked up with oregano and parsley. Fibre is known to control blood sugar levels and blood cholesterol levels, making this soup a healthy option for one and all.
Minty Couscous
Recipe# 7445
26 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although it sounds very exotic, couscous is nothing but broken wheat cooked in water or milk, something that everybody can prepare easily at home. A traditional food of Northern Africa, it is a great source of iron. Minty Couscous is a flavourful variant in which couscous is enhanced with chopped ve ....
Minty Spicy Lemongrass Milk
Recipe# 4216
19 Oct 15

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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 ....
Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup
Recipe# 39182
25 Jun 14

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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 ....
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 ....
Moong Dal Pandoli ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33308
16 May 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Moong dal pandoli, similar to idlis, but made in a unique style, the pandolis taste best when served steaming hot with chutney and tea. The batter is spooned on a muslin cloth that is tied over boiling hot water, making it a really different preparation style. You will need a bit of practice to cook ....
Moong Dal Seekh Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
Recipe# 32716
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A thoughtful combination of yellow moong dal, mashed potatoes and a range of spices is pressed onto a seekh and cooked to perfection on a grill.
Moong Osaman ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33481
01 Jan 1900

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 by Tarla Dalal
Moong osaman, this tangy and light soup works best for detoxification. Moong is easily digestible and this soup contains no spices and little oil. It just has a mild flavouring of curry leaves and lemon juice etc.
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 ....
Mushroom Soup ( Good Food For Diabetes)
Recipe# 7439
06 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can refuse a cup of creamy Mushroom Soup! And if you were told that it is a healthy version, you would enjoy it all the more. Mushrooms have a low carbohydrate level, and hence a low glycemic index too, which makes it a helpful ingredient for diabetics. Being rich in potassium, mushrooms also ke ....
Mushroom Soup, Quick Mushroom Soup
Recipe# 1343
08 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This soup is ambrosia for mushroom lovers! By sautéing the mushrooms in butter along with onions, we not only get rid of the raw smell but also derive a deep aroma perfect for an appetizing soup. Further, mixing the mushroom puree with milk makes the soup so thick and creamy that you will hard ....
Nourishing Lettuce Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4626
04 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This unusual yet delicious combination of lettuce and onions is sure to become a firm favourite and help restore your B-complex vitamin levels as well. Though just pepped up with salt and pepper, it's sure to tingle your taste buds.
Oats and Vegetable Broth
Recipe# 7440
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A toothsome broth of sautéed vegetables and oats cooked simply with water, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Comforting and sumptuous, this Oats and Vegetable Broth is very nutritious too. The vegetables provide an abundant supply of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that reduces free-radical damag ....
Orange Kheer
Recipe# 36347
02 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The luscious texture and intensely rich flavour of thickened full-fat milk contrasts beautifully with the refreshing tanginess of orange segments, resulting in an aesthetic Orange Kheer that anyone is bound to fall in love with! Cardamom lends its mildly spicy notes to this unusual kheer, whic ....
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 ....
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 ....
Palak Kofta Kadhi
Recipe# 37972
21 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The palak koftas are the highlight of this recipe! They transform a simple, everyday kadhi into a more special dish, which can be enjoyed by the family and also served to guests. Make sure you squeeze out the water completely from the spinach after blanching, before adding to the besan mixture ....
Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal
Recipe# 37277
11 May 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Traditional and wholesome are the words that describe this tasty dal most aptly. As the name suggests, Panchkuti Dal features a combo of five pulses, which gives it a unique texture, flavour and aroma. You will find that this dal does not get mushy, mainly because of the blend of many pulses w ....
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.
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 on 19 Feb 18 01:07 PM