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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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Sambar ( Sambhar, Idlis and Dosas)
Recipe# 1663
15 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Like idlis and dosas, Sambhar is also an all-time favourite that is almost synonymous with South Indian food! From the smallest roadside hotel to the classiest Indian restaurants around the globe, ‘idli, Vada, Sambhar’ is a very popular breakfast combo! ....
Sambhar ( How To Make Sambhar, South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32735
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one South Indian dish that needs no introduction, and probably the most versatile of them all. Each family uses the ingredients in various proportions. You can also try varying the quantities depending on your preference. The vegetables added to sambhar (or any kuzhambu) are referred to as ‘ ....
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 ....
Soya Methi Dal Dhokli
Recipe# 7453
10 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dhokli, a traditional Gujarati favourite is transformed into a diabetic-friendly treat by using whole-wheat flour, soya flour and fenugreek leaves. Combined with wholesome toovar dal, these healthy dhoklis are a sumptuous one dish fare for one and all. Although prepared with minimal fat, and without ....
Spicy Salsa Bean Soup
Recipe# 39120
25 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Soups can either be kind or kindling, and this one is of the latter style! Pepped up with oregano and chilli flakes, this spicy soup features an iron-rich combination of rajma and Mexican salsa. Blanched and finely chopped tomatoes make the soup super tangy, and also impart a lasting good mouth-feel ....
Spicy Stir-fry Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4624
25 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Easy-to-make, healthy, and tasty too – that’s enough reason to love a recipe! The Spicy Stir-Fry Soup is a clear soup with succulent with vitamin C veggies like cabbage and capsicum. Rich in fibre and vitamin C, this soup ensures ample nutrients at just 29calories, making it perfect for weight-watch ....
Spinach and Lentil Soup
Recipe# 22589
21 Jan 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
As we know Lebanese food is very much healthy and nutritious, this is one such light on the stomach soup from their cuisine. With no calories but only goodness of red lentils and spinach the soup is a dieter's delight.
Spinach Gnocchi with Almond Butter Sauce
Recipe# 3312
16 May 14

 
 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 ....
Spinach Gnocchi with Mango and Green Onion Salsa
Recipe# 4959
10 Sep 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This dish can be served as an appetiser or a main course. The sauce is unusually tangy. You can also toss the gnocchi (pronounced: 'nyoki') in any other sauce of your choice.
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 ....
Steamed Palak Pakoda Kadhi
Recipe# 4064
07 Jul 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The palak pakodas in this recipe are steamed in a steamer and not deep-fried. The curd and besan combination makes the kadhi a rich source of protein and calcium too. Just by not deep-frying the pakodas, reducing the use of fat and by replacing full-fat curds with low-fat curds, the calorie co ....
Stir Fry Whole Wheat Noodles with Paneer and Bean Sprouts
Recipe# 33224
12 Mar 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Noodles just got healthier than you ever imagined! This lip-smacking treat combines whole wheat noodles with a basketful of healthy ingredients like veggies, paneer and bean sprouts. With garlic, onions and black pepper, the Stir-Fry Whole Wheat Noodles with Paneer and Bean Sprouts is amazingl ....
Strawberry Kheer
Recipe# 37757
30 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a dessert that combines the fruity punch of strawberries with the rich desi flavour of kheer. Strawberries in chopped and pureed forms give this intensely milky kheer a double boost, while the mild use of spices gives it a very aesthetic flavour. You are sure to relish the unique and thoroug ....
Stuffed Karelas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3499
24 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Karela is a low calorie vegetable which is acclaimed for its anti-diabetic properties. This recipe is an attempt to make them appealing. The karelas are stuffed with moong dal and served in a makhani gravy that is made using very little oil. Enriched with protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, ir ....
Subzi Kadhi
Recipe# 22177
23 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Popular with many, this kadhi is my favourite too. Medley of vegetables make this kadhi interesting and delicious. It is a complete meal when served with steaming hot rice as is full of veggies, curds providing all the necessary nutrients. As being low in calor ....
Subzi Kadhi ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33051
20 Aug 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Subzi kadhi, in my variation of the gujarati kadhi, veggies add loads of vitamins, while the low amount of ghee keeps the calorie count down. Having it with khichdi or steaming hot rice makes this a complete meal. Avoid sour curds which may not suit the new mother.
Sugarfree Strawberry Ice-cream
Recipe# 3479
28 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Relish this delicious ice-cream when fresh strawberries are in season. This rich, creamy, ice-cream is made with reduced milk, thickened with cornflour and sweetened with a sugar substitute. You will need to add less sugar substitute if the fruit you use is ripe and sweet. Taste the ice-cream mixtu ....
Sweet Corn Soup ( Know Your Flours )
Recipe# 33152
16 May 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet corn soup, an indispensable item on every restaurant’s menu, sweet corn soup is a hot favourite with everybody. Enjoy this soup plain or with bread sticks or fresh bread rolls.
Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup
Recipe# 4116
30 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet corn is one of the most popular chinese soups. A must try for everyone who loves sweet corn. It is easy to make and does not require too many ingredients. Give this warming soup a try.
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 ....
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 ....
Thai Vegetable Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4621
05 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A light lemongrass flavoured Thai Vegetable Soup is packed with a wealth of all B-complex vitamins. Try to incorporate this soup in your diet to enjoy the benefits of B-complex vitamins which are required for the metabolism of other major nutrients like carbohydrates, protein and fat.
Tofu Sprouts and Vegetable Soup
Recipe# 31047
01 Jan 1900

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This is an amazing combination of ingredients. Both tofu and sprouts add to the health quotient, while garlic and chilli flakes boost the flavour and routons add crunch to the soup. Make it fresh and be prepared for the magic! If tofu is not available, use paneer instead.
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 on 19 Feb 18 01:07 PM