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Last Updated : Jul 18,2017
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.
23 Mar 14
Gavarfali ki Subzi ( Healthy Subzi) by Tarla Dalal
Traditional vegetables can be cooked in contemporary ways, and vice versa. But, sometimes the olden favourites remain our golden choice! Time can tarnish neither the flavour nor aroma of this Gavarfali ki Subzi, a simple preparation of cluster beans cooked in a curd based gravy. Once you try it, thi ....
10 Oct 14
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
26 Jul 15
Corn and Capsicum Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Corn and capsicum are a lesson in contrasts. While one is sweet, juicy and yellow, the other is spicy, crunchy and green. See how they complement each other perfectly in everything from texture and flavour to appearance. It is no surprise then that this Corn and Capsicum Tikki turns out to be such a ....
21 Mar 16
Rum Centered Chocolates by Tarla Dalal
This is the perfect dessert for a romantic candlelight dinner or an elite gathering of adults. These exquisite Rum-Centered Chocolates have a melt-in-the-mouth texture and an intense flavour, resulting from the fusion of dark chocolate and rum.
These chocolates have to be handled with care bec ....
20 Aug 13
Manchow Soup ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Manchow soup, 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. Even the “one by two” option is enough, as this soup is so filling!
21 Mar 16
Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi Halwa tops the chart of all-time favourite Indian
mithai. Whether you have it cold, right out of the fridge, or warm it up and have it plain or with a topping of ice-cream, Doodhi Halwa is sure to charm you with its rich texture and enticing flavour.
08 Feb 16
20 Jan 16
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 ....
23 Sep 13
Corn Panki ( Saatvik Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Corn panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a corn and rawa mixture that is cooked between two banana leaves – pankis lure the diner with the innate aroma of fresh leaves which get incorporated into the pankis when they are cooked. In fact, pankis get their name because they are made in a paan (l ....
16 May 14
20 Sep 14
Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
An elaborate yet easy khichdi that makes a wholesome and delicious meal, the Dal Khichdi is made of toovar dal and rice combined with not just whole spices but also onions, garlic and tomatoes. This imparts a tangy twist to the khichdi making it holistic in terms of taste too. When you don’t have ti ....
03 Oct 16
Masala Khakhra by Tarla Dalal
Spicy sesame and whole wheat khakhras. I usually make a large batch of these and store them in an air-tight container for those hungry times. They will stay well for several days.
You can enjoy them with a hot cup of tea
27 Sep 16
Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast by Tarla Dalal
Super-charge your baking skills with these sumptuous Dinner Rolls! It is essential to learn to make Dinner Rolls, if you want to boast of making your own breads and buns, as it is a versatile bread that can be served with soups
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 ....
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