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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.
19 Sep 16
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Cream Icing, with Eggs by Tarla Dalal
This melt-in-the-mouth cake is sure to make your heart melt! Indeed, with a rich buttery-chocolaty flavour and an awesomely fluffy texture, the cake is a delight, which is made all the more delightful by the layers of buttercream.
Canned cherries are the perfect garnish for this brilliant cake, ....
03 Aug 16
Brown Bread ( Low Calorie) by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a slice of fresh warm bread spattered with honey! With minimal ingredients and a very easy method, this Brown Bread recipe is a sure-shot way to make tasty, low-calorie whole wheat bread at home.
If you wish to make bread, the first thing to do is learn how to handle the yeast – ....
02 Oct 15
Quick Rava Idli ( Tiffin Treats) by Tarla Dalal
With its brilliant flavour and nice, flaky texture, Rava Idli is something like upma in idli form, so you get the best of both worlds. Since it is steamed, it is easier to digest than upma, has a convenient form factor for serving as well as packing, and stays soft and humid for longer. The batter f ....
14 Dec 15
Yummy Oats and Apple Porridge ( Baby and Toddler Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome porridge made of oats, apples and milk can be served as a dessert or breakfast after your baby is 6 months. Milk is a good source of calcium, which is extremely important for the development of your baby's bones and teeth. Oats are high in energy, protein and fibre.
15 Jun 14
Paneer Fritters ( Starter Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Paneer fritters are a unique preparation of chilli garlic flavoured paneer coated with crushed papad and deep-fried to perfect golden brown. The innovative use of papad instead of bread crumbs makes it all the more crisp and flavourful. It is a wonderful accompaniment to tea or juice and will be lov ....
20 Aug 11
Karela Muthias by Tarla Dalal
Karela and flour dumplings that are enlivened with the addition of onions and garlic to make a delicious breakfast. This recipe makes use of karelas and garlic, the two ingredients that are said to be diabetic friendly as they help to maintain the blood sugar levels. Serve them hot, along with Low C ....
21 Nov 07
Doodhi Kofta Curry by Tarla Dalal
Grated pumpkin retains its crunchiness in these crisp koftas simmered in tangy tomato gravy.
11 Apr 16
Chocolate Butter Cream For Cakes by Tarla Dalal
A rich and luscious icing made of cocoa and margarine sweetened with icing sugar, the Chocolate Butter Cream for Cakes is a fabulous tool that can immensely boost the visual appeal and taste of a cake. The intense cocoa flavour of this icing and its creamy melt-in-the-mouth smoothness are sure to st ....
30 Aug 16
Gathiya Subzi, Ganthiya Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Another popular Gujarati
subzi, this ensures that you can place something interesting at the dinner table even when fresh vegetables are not available.
Most households have ganthia in their pantry—even otherwise, it is readily available in stores these day ....
23 Sep 13
Fruit and Vegetable Raita ( Desi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
Cucumber is mixed and matched with a wide selection of fruits, to make this sweet and sour delight. A slightly different spicing—of mustard powder and cumin seeds powder is used to pep up the fruit and vegetable raita. Remember to chop the bananas and apples just before mixing to avoid blackening.
05 Oct 16
12 Aug 14
Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies by Tarla Dalal
When you need a light but wholesome snack at home or on-the-go, reach out for this recipe! Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies are so crispy that kids will gobble them up happily. Since they are savoury cookies flavoured mildly with pepper and cumin, each serving can also be slightly larger than the sweet va ....
11 Sep 14
Rice and Moong Dal Idli by Tarla Dalal
Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular South Indian snack, Idli, which is traditionally made with rice and urad dal. The well-tested proportions of rice and green moong dal used in this recipe result in a pleasant texture, taste and colour, which will be loved by all your family me ....
11 Nov 08
Barley Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive.
An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
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