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Last Updated : Apr 05,2018
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.
Crunchy Paneer Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Yummy inside and yummy outside, this dish is tasty through and through! The Crunchy Paneer Rolls are made with the right mix of paneer and potatoes flavoured with spice powders and pastes, and deep-fried with a batter coating. An innovative idea that adds to the crunchiness of this snack is to roll ....
Caramel Custard ( Eggless) by Tarla Dalal
Caramel is a flavour with universal appeal. From popcorn and nuts to cakes and pastries, caramel has the power to make your reaction change from ‘like it’ to ‘love it’!
Let’s watch the magic of caramel unfurl in this all-time favourite Mexican
dessert. The ....
17 Jul 18
Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit by Tarla Dalal
The Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit is a real delicacy with rich spicy notes. Assorted nuts give these biscuits a delectable crunch, while an array of spice powders give it a tantalising aroma. To press the nuts into the dough, roll lightly with a roller pin so that you don’t thin down the dough layer, bu ....
Kerala Parota, Flaky Kerala Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Kerala Parota or Malabar Parota is a unique dish from Malayalam cuisine, which is not to be confused with North Indian parathas. The Kerala Parota is made of a plain flour dough, rolled in a special way using a lot of oil for greasing. This gives it a characteristic texture that is flaky and slightl ....
17 Jul 18
Moong Dal Kachori by Tarla Dalal
A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal kachori, right in your own kitchen. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve tha ....
16 Jul 18
Jacket Potatoes with Broccoli and Red Pepper by Tarla Dalal
Whenever you complain of excessive hair fall, you are told – time and again – to eat more dates and spinach to top up on iron. While this is true, the fact is you need a couple of other ingredients like calcium and vitamin C also to grow and strengthen hair. Here is an innovative preparation of Jack ....
16 Jul 18
Doodhi Theplas by Tarla Dalal
This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for ....
25 May 16
Green Pea Pulao with Paneer Koftas by Tarla Dalal
Green pea pulao with paneer koftas is a luxurious Mughlai
-style pulao, which is marked not just by the mix-and-match colours of green peas and apricots, but also the splendid paneer koftas that are tossed into the rice! The fragrance of saffron and other spices ....
16 Jul 18
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 ....
13 Jul 18
Aloo Methi Tofu Parathas by Tarla Dalal
Aloo and methi are made-for-each-other, irrespective of the form in which they are cooked. With tofu, they become even more enticing! Although fenugreek makes an ideal combination, you can also replace it with other greens like palak for a change. I have not cooked the stuffing in this recipe; howev ....
16 Jul 18
Doodhi Muthia by Tarla Dalal
A perfect blend of flours, with grated bottle gourd and spices, makes the Doodhi Muthias absolutely delightful to bite into, while cooking them in a Microwave
oven makes it a really quick and convenient dish to prepare.
Top the Doodhi Muthias w ....
11 Jul 18
Buckwheat Handvo ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Buckwheat is called "kutti-no daro" in gujarati and "kutto" in most other indian languages. This recipe is a variation of a traditional recipe, made by adding potatoes which characterize the softness and texture of this dish. Buckwheat is high in iron and fibre while curds contribute to the calcium ....
12 Jul 18
Eggless Marble Cake, Marble Cake by Tarla Dalal
The Marble Cake is a lusciously spongy cake with the rich and delicious aroma of condensed milk and vanilla, laced with portions of intense dark chocolate cake.
The contrasting flavours give the cake an attractive appearance and irresistible flavour, which can be enjoyed as such as with toppin ....
09 Jul 18
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 ....
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