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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
16 May 16
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu.
We made it ....
30 Oct 15
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Chila is a sumptuous pancake made with flours or lentils. There are quick and elaborate versions, light and heavy ones, which can be served for Breakfast
or even brunch.
In this creation, wholesome moong dal chilas are stuffed with a perfectly spiced pot ....
02 Dec 15
Cheesy Maggi Bread Rolls by Tarla Dalal
A few merry twists make this bread roll quite different from the usual recipes! Watch how the much-loved combination of Maggi noodles, cheese and veggies makes its way into crispy bread rolls, resulting in a toothsome snack, which you will literally enjoy – to the core! Serve the Cheesy Maggi Bread ....
07 Dec 15
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav by Tarla Dalal
One of the most famous of Maharashtrian
recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savouries and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based mis ....
20 Aug 13
Sabudana Vada ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana vada, traditionally an ingredient used during fasts, sabudana is a favourite amongst maharashtrians. It lends itself to such lovely recipes, such as these vadas! the crunchy peanuts that punctuate every bite are something i look forward to in the vada!
23 Nov 16
Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake ( Pressure Cooker) by Tarla Dalal
Everybody dreams of making the perfect homemade cake to celebrate a special occasion, but some are afraid of trying and some don’t have the right tools.
With this Eggless Vanilla Cake (Pressure Cooker) recipe, you have no excuses left for not trying. It is really easy and does not require any sp ....
23 Oct 15
Baked Cheesecake by Tarla Dalal
Unlike many cheesecakes, which are merely assembled and served, this Baked Cheesecake features a crust of crushed biscuits, which is topped with a spicy and richly-textured cheesecake mixture and baked till the perfect texture is achieved.
Baking also enhances the flavour of the cheesecake mix ....
22 Jan 16
Thalipeeth, Quick Maharashtrian Thalipeeth by Tarla Dalal
People often move to fast-foods, because they assume traditional recipes are time-consuming. Not at all! every cuisine has a mix of quick, everyday cooking, as well as elaborate recipes.
Here is a traditional Maharashtrian
recipe to prove our point. W ....
16 Dec 08
Mexican Vegetable Faheeta by Tarla Dalal
Flour tortillas jam-packed with the goodness of vegetables, and topped with molten cheese and green salsa..... undoubtedly a culinary treat!
02 Jan 15
Spicy Masala Corn by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen favourite with everybody, Spicy Masala Corn is also very easy to prepare. In a matter of minutes, you can serve your loved ones a chatpata snack of juicy sweet corn kernels pepped up with zesty chaat masala and tangy lemon juice. A dash of butter is very essential to bind the tongue-tin ....
09 Jan 16
Moong Dal Waffles with Stir-fried Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Simple but elegant touches make this a recipe to cherish! There is nothing uncommon about waffles topped with stir-fried veggies, but when the waffles are given an Indian touch by making them with a methi flavoured moong batter, it becomes a treat with a difference.
Not only that, the delectab ....
05 Jul 14
Aloo and Paneer Roll by Tarla Dalal
Fresh rotis lined with green chutney play host to an astounding stuffing of potatoes and paneer flavoured naturally with chillies, coriander, mint and cumin. A scrumptious salad accompanies the soft potato-based stuffing to add an exciting crunch to the aloo paneer roll.
23 Sep 13
Quick Bread Snack by Tarla Dalal
This quick bread snack is an upma like recipe made with crumbled bread. While the onions, ginger and green chillies add a bit of spice to the bread, the tomatoes, tomato ketchup and lemon juice impart an energising tanginess.
21 Jan 10
Falafel ( Lebanese ) by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite Lebanese dish, Falafel can classify as a sumptuous snack or a meal in its own right depending on when you have it! Here, unleavened pita bread is lined with tongue-tickling garlic chutney, topped with a tangy curd dressing and packed with scrumptious deep-fried ‘bullets’ made o ....
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