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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.
15 Jun 14
Sevaiyan Upma by Tarla Dalal
Bored of making upma with semolina all the time? Here is how to make upma with vermicelli. Kids and adults alike love the silky texture and noodle-like appearance of vermicelli, so the Sevaiyan Upma is sure to be an instant hit with the whole family. What is more, this snack is also easy to prepare ....
15 Jun 16
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer
and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
21 Nov 12
Vegetable Manchurian ( Chinese Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
When you eat these deep fried vegetable balls in a soya-based sauce, do not let mundane things like the weighing scale bother you! just dig into these deep-fried delights and enjoy every bite!
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 ....
16 May 16
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu.
We made it ....
21 Feb 12
Potato, Mushroom and Capsicum Stir Fry by Tarla Dalal
A classic Oriental treat for your taste buds, the Potato, Mushroom and Capsicum Stir-Fry is made quickly and easily with readily available ingredients. Remember to cook the potatoes only till they are 80 per cent done, otherwise they will turn into a mash by the time the recipe is done! Done perfect ....
30 Oct 15
Stuffed Moong Dal and Potato Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Chila is a sumptuous pancake made with flours or lentils. There are quick and elaborate versions, light and heavy ones, which can be served for Breakfast
or even brunch.
In this creation, wholesome moong dal chilas are stuffed with a perfectly spiced pot ....
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 ....
17 May 16
Basic Kolhapuri Gravy by Tarla Dalal
Hailing from the Kolhapur region as the name suggests, this is a medium spicy gravy with the enticing tang of tomatoes and the crunch of sautéed onions.
Cashews give the gravy a rich flavour and mouth-feel, while a horde of spice powders and pastes, including a special Malvani Masala, give the ....
21 Jul 16
Poha Phirni by Tarla Dalal
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
03 Jul 16
Basic Sponge Cake by Tarla Dalal
Oh, can’t imagine life without a basic sponge! Indeed, whether you want to make a simple cake, or an elaborate one for a special occasion, its success depends entirely on the Basic Sponge Cake.
Here is a basic sponge recipe, which uses eggs. Its softness, and the rich flavour of vanilla are v ....
02 Dec 15
Cheesy Maggi Bread Rolls by Tarla Dalal
A few merry twists make this bread roll quite different from the usual recipes! Watch how the much-loved combination of Maggi noodles, cheese and veggies makes its way into crispy bread rolls, resulting in a toothsome snack, which you will literally enjoy – to the core! Serve the Cheesy Maggi Bread ....
21 Nov 12
Manchow Soup ( Chinese Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite, this soup is an ideal starter for any meal. The sharp flavours of ginger and garlic merge beautifully with the fresh flavour of herbs like coriander and mint, in this soya sauce based soup.
20 Aug 10
Dal Fry ( Microwave Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Dal fry is literally every where! you will find it on every restaurant menu, in most buffets, in wedding spreads, parties and in day-to-day meals. That is how versatile and common this north indian recipe is. Devoid of too many spices, this dal tastes very natural though not bland or raw. In short, ....
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