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19 Apr 15
Boondi Payas by Tarla Dalal
An interesting version of kheer in which sweet boondis are used to thicken and flavour the milk. It is important to remember to cool the milk completely before you add the boondi so that the boondi stays whole. If you add it into hot or warm milk it is sure to disintegrate giving you a besan flavour ....
30 Oct 15
Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal has a richer flavour than other pulses, which lends itself well to the preparation of a mouth-watering halwa. Soaked and ground dal is sautéed till a rich aroma is achieved, and then prepared into a traditional halwa flavoured with cardamom and saffron.
It is important to stir the da ....
26 Oct 16
Motichoor Ke Ladoo by Tarla Dalal
Diwali just seems incomplete without Motichoor ke Ladoo! Just the sight of this famous mithai reinforces the mood of festivity. However, many think it is very difficult to make and buy it from outside. Try this foolproof recipe at home. Just follow the exact proportions and you will get the perfect ....
20 Aug 13
Almond Payasam by Tarla Dalal
Any dish made using almonds is unfailingly rich, quite befitting royalty! keep the spices such as cardamom to a minimum in this recipe, so as to highlight the creamy, soothing texture and flavour of almonds. Authentic ‘badam kheer’ made the south indian way omits cardamoms and nutmeg and uses a pinc ....
07 Apr 16
Puran Poli, Maharashtrian Puran Poli Recipe by Tarla Dalal
No festive menu in Maharashtra is complete without Puran Poli! Whole wheat flour polis with a succulent stuffing of cooked and sweetened chana dal are a delight to bite into, especially when they are hot and fresh off the tava, resplendent with the rich aroma of ghee.
You won’t need to use ghe ....
07 Jul 15
Dahi Vada ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Dahi bhalla or dahi vada? by whatever name you call it, this dish is as popular in the north as in the west. In the north of india, it is served without the khajur imli ki chutney while in the western parts of india, this dish has the added sweet and sour flavours od khajur ki chutney and is called ....
12 Sep 16
Crispy Palak Bhajiya by Tarla Dalal
This is like nothing you have ever tasted before! An utterly unique and delicious snack, the Crispy Palak Bhajiya features batter-fried spinach leaves served with a sprinkling of aromatic cumin seeds powder and spicy chilli powder.
Remember to dry the leaves completely before deep-frying them, ....
27 Jan 16
Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa, Microwave Recipe by Tarla Dalal
We would all have tried carrot, bottle gourd or beetroot halwas sometime or the other. Let’s make something all the more special now, by combining all these together into one wonderful, colourful treat.
With a nice orange-pink hue, a fantastic grainy texture and a mind-blowing flavour, this Bo ....
19 Jan 16
Semiyan Payasam, Seviya Kheer, Vermicelli Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Roasted vermicelli, cooked in a pot of sweetened milk, laced with cardamom and garnished with dry fruits is a delightful addition to any menu, especially a traditional South Indian
It is funny to hear some elders still referring to the Semiya Pay ....
12 May 16
Petha by Tarla Dalal
The Petha is a special north Indian mithai that is especially famous in some regions like Agra and Mathura. The moment you have a look at the ingredients list you will realise that this sweet is very unlike other sweets you might have cooked or tasted before. Simply put, the Petha is a sweetened cub ....
30 Oct 15
Doodhi Kheer by Tarla Dalal
When sautéed in ghee, bottle gourd sheds its raw smell and takes on a rather rich aroma, which fits perfectly into a milky kheer.
The addition of milk powder helps to bring about a luxuriant feel to the milk without requiring to boil it for a long time, while cardamom powder and almond garnish ....
16 May 15
Methi Chi Patal Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
This tongue-tickling subzi of fenugreek leaves and peanuts has a wonderful blend of textures and flavours, which is sure to make your taste buds yearn for more. While the traditional spice enhancers like mustard and cumin seeds feature in this Methi chi Patal Bhaji too, the unique aspect here is a f ....
24 May 17
Makhane ki Kheer ( Indian Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
Makhane, with their interesting puffed appearance are a favourite with everybody, right from children to adults. While savoury snacks using Makhane are a hot favourite, these lotus seeds also lend themselves beautifully to sweet dishes, such as this Makhane ki Kheer.
Here, roasted and powdered ....
16 Jan 16
Dal Pakwan, Sindhi Dal Pakwan Breakfast Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Visit a Sindhi family on a Sunday morning, and you are likely to be greeted by the aroma of Dal Pakwan being prepared for breakfast! Pakwan is a delicious snack, which is often served with dal to make a sumptuous Breakfast
. However, this tasty combo can be ha ....
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