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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.
Hot and Sour Soup ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Hot and sour soup, you can feel your taste buds shift gears from the spicy chilli sauce to the sour vinegar, creating a magical experience! a mélange of neatly chopped veggies cooked in stock or waterand other spices makes this a wholesome treat too. Served best with crisp noodles and typical chines ....
Sarson ka Saag, Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This famous recipe from north India is made with a combination of greens, namely spinach and mustard leaves. Mustard leaves have a unique flavour that is mildly bitter but quite pleasing to the palate. In order to decrease the bitterness, the mustard leaves are first cooked in boiling water with the ....
Chocolate Chip Cookies Using Eggs by Tarla Dalal
Rare is the soul that can resist a chocolate chip cookie! This is one universal treat that everybody loves – the intense flavour of chocolate, the melt-in-the-mouth texture, the nutty crunch of walnuts and the smooth chocolate chips – the overall effect is sure to captivate anybody.
Here is a f ....
08 Dec 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 ....
08 Dec 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 ....
Baked Spinach with Spaghetti by Tarla Dalal
Vibrant green spinach puree and soft white spaghetti look great against each other. Pepped up with chillies and onions and bound by white sauce and oodles of cheese and cream, baked spinach with spaghetti is a rich offering that every diner is sure to relish. Remember to serve it fresh out of the ov ....
08 Dec 18
Methi Moong Dal Subzi ( Cooking Under 10 Minutes) by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, simple recipes taste more awesome than the elaborate ones! this is one such example. A very easy recipe combining iron-rich fenugreek leaves and protein-rich green gram dal, the smell of methi moong dal subzi bubbling on the stove will draw your family to the table!
05 Dec 18
Rose Cookies, Achappam by Tarla Dalal
Rose Cookies are not cookies
in the real sense, but are so called because they look like dainty roses. This traditional snack is believed to be of Anglo-Indian origin, and is made commonly during
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Cute and small, thick and crusty, tarts form a great base for desserts. They are usually made of flour, salt and butter, but ingredients like almonds might be added for a special touch. Rubbing the butter lightly with your fingertips while making tarts is an art that you can perfect with practice. O ....
01 Dec 18
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 ....
01 Dec 18
Apple Cinnamon Muffins, Eggless Apple Cinnamon Muffin by Tarla Dalal
The Apple Cinnamon Muffin is so delicious, it will entice even those who are not very fond of apples. The fruity aroma of apples and the delicate smell of cinnamon fill the entire house with their magic even as this muffin bakes! Indeed, your kids and you will find it difficult to wait till it is ou ....
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers by Tarla Dalal
Love the exotic flavour of Sushi but don’t have the time to prepare it, or don’t have access to the ingredients? Not to worry. We have brought together Indian and Japanese styles to create a dhokla-based sushi, which anybody can make and enjoy any time!
You can also surprise your guests with thi ....
Spinach Tahini Wraps ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy) by Tarla Dalal
Build your iron stores with these spinach, lettuce and sesame seed wraps and ensure your baby's blood cells and hemoglobin are developing the way they should. Simple to make, the wraps combine flavour and taste in one healthy package.
28 Nov 18
Farali Pattice ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Who says a person cannot feast when fasting! faral means "fast" and these pattice are designed specifically for those who are fasting. The coating of arrowroat adds a unique dimension to this otherwise common dish. Served with sweetened curds, to complete the mast experience!
10 Dec 15
Corn Rolls by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious Corn Rolls stand apart from other run-of-the-mill starters due to the tongue-tickling Oriental-style filling of corn, onions and green chillies perked up with soya sauce.
Bread acts as the holder for this mixture, while plain flour helps seal the rolls. Drain the oil well aft ....
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Everyday fare, the Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi is a wealth of good health. Rich in protein and folic acid, thanks to chana dal and doodhi, this subzi can be prepared easily and quickly provided you have soaked the dal earlier. The best part is that this no-fuss, no-sweat recipe is made with ingredien ....
26 Nov 18
Malaysian Noodles ( Noodles) by Tarla Dalal
Dominance of peanuts is what makes the Malaysian Noodles stand apart from other Oriental noodle recipes. As always, the noodles are prepared with typical ingredients like garlic, capsicum, spring onions, bean sprouts and soya sauce. However, crushed peanuts are used here as both a seasoning and a ga ....
Paushtic Roti ( Pregnancy Cook Book) by Tarla Dalal
The word "paushtic" in hindi means healthy or life giving. This roti is a nutritious combination of a cereal and a pulse along with a green leafy vegetable, enhanced further by the addition of milk or curds. All of these contribute to make this dish rich in folic acid, iron, protein and calcium. Hav ....
24 Nov 18
Garam Masala by Tarla Dalal
Every cuisine has a special ingredient, which gives it its characteristic flavour and aroma.
If you think of Chinese
cuisine, the five-spice powder comes to mind, for Bengali
cuisine, there is the panch-phoron, for
Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy by Tarla Dalal
Sumptuous and tongue-tickling, the Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy is an ideal package of taste and good health. This delectable continental one-dish meal features cabbage leaves stuffed with crunchy veggies and drowned in a tangy tomato gravy. What an interesting way to top up on vitamin A and protei ....
Cabbage and Chana Dal Subzi by Tarla Dalal
This is typical south indian everyday subzi. Soaked chana dal and shredded cabbage, tempered traditionally and garnished with grated coconut. The cabbage and chana dal subzi is an easy, no-fuss preparation. You can prepare other veggies like carrots, french beans, broad beans and even beetroot in a ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Literally, makhmali means smooth and velvety. So true to its name, this paneer-based tikka has a smooth, melt-in-your-mouth feel, due to being soaked in rich ingredients like curd, cheese and cashew paste. Despite the dominance of creamy ingredients, the Makhmali Paneer Tikka also has its share of e ....
22 Nov 18
Healthy No Bake Cookies, Peanut Butter and Muesli Cookies by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can make a toothsome cookie within minutes, without even requiring any baking! Crushed digestive biscuits together with crunchy and wholesome ingredients like muesli and wheat bran are mixed into a dough, shaped into cookies. That’s all there is to it! Dotted with chocolate chips and ....
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