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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.
07 May 16
Baked Pav Bhaji Pasta, Pav Bhaji Pasta by Tarla Dalal
When an all-time favourite desi snack crosses paths with a popular Italian dish, the result is this fascinating Baked Pav Bhaji Pasta! Fusili is cooked with a lip-smacking mixture of veggies flavoured with pav bhaji masala, and further enhanced with cream and herbs thereby bringing together the cuis ....
10 Dec 15
Carrot Halwa ( Microwave) by Tarla Dalal
A cup of hot Carrot Halwa served at the end of a meal is so heavenly that it makes you forget the meal itself.
Its unique texture and rich flavour linger in your palate and memory for a long time thereafter, overshadowing the glory of even the best Main Course
26 Nov 12
Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies by Tarla Dalal
Cookies are a must to complete the Christmas experience. They are also a wonderful jar snack to have at home, to appease your sweet tooth as well as sudden hunger pangs. And, what better flavour of cookie to make than chocolaty ones! Here is the perfect recipe to make delightful Eggless Chocolate Co ....
28 Jul 16
Ribbon Sev by Tarla Dalal
Ribbon Sev, also known as Ribbon Pakoda, Ola Pakoda or Ottu Pakoda in South India is a broad, ribbon-shaped sev that is super crisp because of the perfect proportioning of rice flour, besan and butter. The dough for this deep-fried snack is flavoured aptly with chilli powder and asafoetida, which gi ....
04 Feb 15
Nacho Chips by Tarla Dalal
Crispy treats for your tooth and taste buds, Nacho Chips have a characteristic texture that is quite different from other chips, perhaps due to the combination of maize flour and plain flour. While a sprinkling of carom seeds and oregano imparts enough aroma and flavour for most purposes, you can ad ....
24 Oct 16
Farsi Puri by Tarla Dalal
For Gujaratis, Diwali is incomplete without Farsi Puri. This deep-fried dry snack has evergreen fanfare, and you will understand why if you just try it once. It is made with common ingredients and is easy to make, but it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture because of the addition of semolina and ghee to ....
26 Nov 12
Chocolate Doughnuts by Tarla Dalal
If you are nuts about doughnuts, then this recipe will make you fall all the more in love with this handy treat! The doughnut is a snacky treat that crosses all age and cultural barriers. Kids like to have them with a warm glass of milk just as much as elders like to have it with a steaming cup of c ....
12 Apr 15
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
20 Aug 13
Pav Bhaji ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Pav bhaji is more than a mere snack! it’s a quick meal that can be grabbed on the go – since large potions of the bhaji are made in advance and simply reheated with a few spices before serving. You just need to wait till the pav is toasted to perfection with oodles of butter! hmm, top with the raw o ....
07 Nov 16
Chilli Garlic Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Chilli and garlic are all-time favourite ingredients when it comes to the preparation of Chinese
accompaniments, because their pungent notes add an adventurous dimension to any dish.
Here we show you how to make a fiery Chilli Garlic Sau ....
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 ....
25 Jun 14
Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich) by Tarla Dalal
The best way to live a fit and happy life despite this daily inconvenience, is to boost your natural immunity, and including vitamin C rich foods in your diet is one way of achieving this. That’s all the more reason to enjoy this delicious Lemon and Coriander Soup made with vitamin C rich ingredient ....
16 May 10
Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Damni dhokla, a nutritious recipe that combines dals and parboiled rice, this might take you a little time to prepare, but it is totally worth the effort. The dals are washed, soaked, dried and ground, making this an authentic though slow procedure. You will also find readymade flour in stores, in c ....
21 Jun 16
Coriander Upma by Tarla Dalal
Nice green colour and flavour. Roast the semolina and prepare the coriander chutney the previous evening and toss up this upma quickly in the morning. Once you have this upma, you will not like plain regular upma.
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