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The way in which a dish is cooked – by steaming, boiling, shallow-frying, deep-frying, microwaving, sautéing, stir-frying, baking, etc. – is called the cooking method. There is a traditional way of cooking each dish, but sometimes different methods can also be used to make the same dish. This might give the same results or give a different taste and texture. Sometimes, the cooking method might also be changed to make the dish healthier for somebody with diet restrictions. For example, if somebody has cholesterol or is trying to reduce weight, then you can bake sev in contrast to the usual method of deep-frying it.
23 Dec 15
Mushroom Soup, Quick Mushroom Soup 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 ....
11 Jan 11
Barley Idli by Tarla Dalal
Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian
cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.
Barley Idli is a modifie ....
23 Nov 14
Moong Dal Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera. This coarse-textured, hot sweet takes a long time to cook—as slow cooking with continuous stirring is a must for this recipe—but is definitely a rewarding effort! soak the saffron in warm milk for at least 20 minutes as i ....
01 Jan 1999
Usal by Tarla Dalal
A healthy twist to a common Marathi tale! Serve with steaming hot rice and oodles of ghee for an authentic Maharashtrian experience. You can use any sprouts of your choice instead of mixed sprouts.
15 Jun 16
Layered Potato and Spinach Baked Dish by Tarla Dalal
The Layered Potato and Spinach Baked Dish is a luscious treat of potatoes and spinach baked with a creamy and cheesy topping. A mix-in of coriander and green chillies gives the potato layer a peppy flavour, while the team work of fenugreek, onions and cumin gives the spinach layer a fabulous taste.
25 Jun 12
Mexican Rice ( Quick Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
This mexican rice is a quick version and very easy to make. . . It has ingredients which are readily available. All age groups will surely relish this recipe. . . This rice can even be enjoyed in tiffin boxes. . . .
01 Jan 01
Spicy Sprouts Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Unlike mundane sandwiches, crispy grilled sandwiches filled with spicy sprouts and cheese are simply irresistible.
23 Aug 12
Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to baking cakes, practice makes one perfect, and the Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs is an ideal recipe to start off with as it is simple and useful. A vanilla sponge cake always comes in handy, as it is subtle in nature, allowing the other ingredients in the final creation – be it ....
20 Oct 15
Oreo Milkshake by Tarla Dalal
The ever-popular kiddies’ treat, Oreo Milkshake is given a complete makeover to make it appeal to adults too. Blended with a combo of vanilla and chocolate ice-creams, together with a dash of coffee to balance the flavour, this luscious milkshake has a creamy texture and intense flavour that shakes ....
16 May 15
Wonton Wrapper by Tarla Dalal
Wonton Wrappers, an essential Chinese ingredient, can be easily prepared at home using readily available ingredients. Next time you wish to make steamed or deep-fried wontons, just make the wrappers at home instead of buying them from outside. For soft and pliable wrappers that can be easily folded ....
14 Jun 14
05 Jul 14
Paneer Bhurji by Tarla Dalal
Paneer bhurji is a popular preparation loved by indians across the world. It is an easy, spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas! down south, paneer bhurji is sometimes used as a stuffing for dosas to make paneer dosa, similar to the aloo-filled masala dosa! the most important tip for m ....
20 Aug 13
Medu Vada ( South Indian Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli, dosa, pongal or upma, they like to add a crispy, tasty and protein-rich urad dal vada to the platter. In fact, when you have breakfast in a South Indian restaurant, even in the remote villages, you will be fa ....
05 May 16
Multigrain Bread, Homemade Multigrain Bread by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the flavour, texture and aroma of warm, freshly-baked bread. It is this irresistible appeal that motivates food lovers to bake their own bread at home. Now, here is a Multigrain Bread recipe that will beat all other breads hands-down, with its rustic flavour and homely aroma.
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