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Starters / Snacks recipes
A day without snacks or a meal without starters would be as dull as the proverbial ‘all work and no play’! Snacks must ideally be tasty and easy to make, so you can indulge in them when hunger strikes between meals. It could be a finger food, a jar snack, Snacks for athletes, weight loss or something you can whip up in a jiffy.
Starters are also a category of snacks, but as the name suggests, they are served at the beginning of a meal, usually during parties or other elaborate meals where guests are present. Starters must be handily-sized and easy-to-serve, but exciting to behold! The presentation counts a lot. In this section, we present a range of starters and snacks, together with some serving suggestions too. Try Batata Poha, Creamy Spinach Toast
09 Dec 16
Wagharelo Rotla by Tarla Dalal
An upma like dish made with powdered rotlas, the Wagharelo Rotla is a classic, time-tested way to make use of leftover rotlas.
The characteristic taste and aroma of rotlas linger on even after they are powdered, and when cooked with ingredients like onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies, the ....
Atta Biscuits, Whole Wheat Sweet Biscuits, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Time to indulge in some sweet and spicy Atta Biscuits. Resplendent with the aroma of ghee and the magic of Indian spices like nutmeg and cardamom, these Atta Biscuits are a real pleasure to bite into!
They have a rich and pleasantly sweet taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture, which is achieved by ....
09 May 17
Quick Vegetable Appe by Tarla Dalal
This quick snack gets full marks in all aspects – taste, health, and satisfaction for moms and kids! Made easily with readymade idli batter, chopped spinach and grated veggies, the Quick Vegetable Appe is not only nutritious but also yummy and handy for kids to hold, dunk and gobble up. No fuss, no ....
20 Aug 13
Quick Rava Idli ( South Indian Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Well, you love idlis, but what if you have no batter on hand? here is a quick and equally tasty (in fact, spicier!) version of idlis made with semolina. Since the batter requires no fermentation, this recipe is a quick-fix! for extra zing, add a little grated ginger to this dish.
26 Apr 17
Baked Oats Puri by Tarla Dalal
, plain or stuffed, baked or fried, are a snack that Indians cannot live without!
Here is a version that you can binge on, without any guilt. Made using fibre-rich oats, the Baked Oats Puri is flavoured with sesame seeds, garlic ....
16 May 14
Garlicky Chick Pea, Potato and Soya Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Anybody is game to feast on tikkis at just about any hour of the day! Such is the appetizing power of this aromatic and tasty snack. If you thought plain potato tikkis are toothsome enough, you will just go ga-ga over this enhanced version that includes white chickpeas, soya granules and garlic past ....
16 May 12
Cheesy Corn and Spinach Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Who would have thought that pizzas, which are normally categorized as junk food, can be easily transformed into a healthy dish by using corn and spinach Rotis instead of the unhealthy pizza base that is made with refined flour (Maida)! Also, cheese and corn help perk up the flavour along with pizza ....
27 Jun 16
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be, making it an ideal dish to whip up for breakfast
29 Jan 16
Mexican Tacos, Vegetarian Tacos Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Think of Mexican
and tacos are the first dish that come to mind. Making tacos involves a laborious process, which pushes many to go for the readymade options.
However, anything made at home is always more tasty and satisfying, and Mexican Tacos are no excep ....
20 Aug 13
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Dabeli, a spicy potato mixture combined with onions, garlic chutney, meetha chutney, spiced masala peanuts and fruits like pomegranates and grapes… how can the equation go wrong! serve plain or smeared with butter and grilled on a tava! since dabeli masala is easily available in provision stores, yo ....
07 Nov 17
Chatpata Rings, Kids Short Break Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Are your kids very fond of packaged snacks like masala rings from different brands – and are you perpetually worried about what colours or food additives are used in these?
Not to worry, you can now easily make a similar snack right at home in your own kitchen! Chatpata Rings is a crispy ring-sh ....
15 Oct 15
Crispy Paper Dosa by Tarla Dalal
Crispy Paper Dosa is a super-star whose fame has carried it from South India to the most famous restaurants all over the world!
As the name suggests, this dosa is golden brown, crispy and so thin that a huge dosa can be made with just a ladle or two of batter.
In hotels, it is generally ....
21 Nov 17
Oats Chocolate Walnut Balls by Tarla Dalal
Pamper yourself and your kids with these crunchy-munchy, nutty, chocolaty balls! Made of quick cooking rolled oats, nuts and dried fruits, these balls have an interesting mouth-feel and taste.
The chocolaty flavour only adds to the fun, making it all the more enticing! Once you add the warm choc ....
17 Nov 17
Cabbage Jowar Muthias by Tarla Dalal
Muthias are an all-time favourite snack for Gujaratis, but for some people they may be very new.
These are steamed dumplings that can be made with 2 or 3 kinds of flour combinations and can be flavoured with different vegetables like methi, mooli (radish), bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) etc.
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