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Last Updated : Apr 05,2019
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti by Tarla Dalal
These taste really good when served piping hot with ghee. . . The tinge of garlic gives a nice twist to these bland rotis. . . Very easy to make and definitely worth a try!
Broccoli Soup ( Calcium Rich) by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli is an all-in-one ingredient, which is a good source of nutrients like iron, folic acid, vitamins A and C, along with calcium too. The interesting veggie has a unique flavour and texture, which really please the palate. Once you develop a taste for it, you will want to keep having it often i ....
Tamatar ki Launji by Tarla Dalal
Everyday ingredients, minimal time, and least effort is all it takes to make this mouth-watering accompaniment! A simple tempering of seeds and a sprinkling of common spice powders moves the humble tomato from an ‘extra’ ingredient status into the limelight. Perhaps it is the right combination of in ....
28 May 19
Chakli ( Jar Snack) by Tarla Dalal
Chaklis are an indispensable snack for the Diwali season! Not only are they ideal to accompany the sweets you share with friends and family, but they also come in handy when you want to have a quick snack with tea. Made of spiced rice flour bound by curds and butter to make a soft dough, chaklis are ....
20 Sep 14
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes we yearn for the soothing comfort of homemade khichdi, but also feel like having something spicier. When in two minds, go for the Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Made of rice and wholesome green moong dal, this flavourful khichdi gets its punch from sautéed onion and garlic, along with a tr ....
28 May 19
Apple Pie, Eggless American Apple Pie by Tarla Dalal
A universal favourite, the world-over. There are some people who love the Apple Pie so much that they won’t hesitate to have it with their cereals for breakfast and again with every other meal, as a dessert. Well, here is how to make the traditional Apple Pie, from the crust up to the filling. You w ....
Herb Pizza Base by Tarla Dalal
Make your pizza base more special than the normal ones! this herb pizza base uses red chilli flakes and a horde of mixed herbs along with the usual ingredients like flour, yeast and oil, to enhance the italian touch. Top it with your favourite veggies, cheese and sauces, to create exceptional pizzas ....
Chocolate and Butter Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits are loaded with butter and cocoa, two potent ingredients that have the power to transform any food into an irresistible treat. You will find that the butter not only gives this biscuit a fabulous texture but also a rich flavour, notably buttery.
A dash of vanil ....
Thepla Paneer Wrap by Tarla Dalal
Here is an exciting new use for theplas, which you would always have seen as a traditional Gujarati snack. In this recipe, you will find that flavourful methi-tinged theplas transform into an all-new treat when smeared with tangy chunda and packed with a peppy flavoured paneer and cauliflower mixtur ....
Low Calorie Dal Makhani by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
20 May 19
Pinwheel Sandwiches by Tarla Dalal
Pinwheel Sandwich is a delightful sweet and spicy snack with a tantalizing flavour and attractive appearance, which makes it ideal to serve at small parties
Flattened slices of bread are layered with jam, cheese and green chutney, and rolled ....
20 May 19
Baked Vada Pav / How To Make Baked Vada Pav by Tarla Dalal
From outside, it looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it is a vada pav. That makes this lovely dish appeal to both camps – the sandwich lovers and the vada pav fans!
Bread dough is layered with garlic chutney and stuffed with a peppy potato mixture before being baked to a perfec ....
24 Jun 19
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
Masoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here is something you can prepare on any day, to enjoy the satiating wholesomeness of home-cooked meals! This Masoor Dal is prepared using common spice powders and pastes, not to forget tasty onions and tomatoes, which give it a lip-smacking flavour and aroma.
Serve it hot with your favourite ....
Drumstick and Cashew Curry by Tarla Dalal
Cashews being abundant in regions across the west coast of India, it is usually used to complement vegetables in various curries.
They are commonly combines with drumstick, long beans etc. A horde of spices is usually used to balance the blandness of cashews.
Serve this delicious curry wi ....
Tendli and Matki Subzi, Pressure Cooker Tendli Aur Matki ki Subzi by Tarla Dalal
It looks and smells so wonderful, it is hard not to be tempted by this Tendli and Matki Subzi. Thankfully, it is as tasty as it looks!
A brilliant combo of ivy gourd and sprouted matki is pressure-cooked with onions, tomatoes and spice powders, to make a mouth-watering subzi. The
17 May 19
Baked Chaklis by Tarla Dalal
This simple and delicious recipe is a real treat for weight watchers. Chaklis, the popular indian snack, is usually deep-fried and contains loads of calories. Here's how to make them with 1 tsp of oil to near perfection by baking them in an oven. Munch them at anytime of the day when hunger strikes. ....
14 May 19
Spicy Mexican Pasta Bake by Tarla Dalal
As good as a visit to Mexico! Try this delicious Spicy Mexican Pasta Bake, which is topped with the all-time favourite Mexican salsa sauce and loaded with cheese, which adds a smooth texture to the dish. The coriander and cumin flavoured white sauce adds more zing to this dish!
Serve along with ....
06 Mar 19
Fatless Sponge Cake by Tarla Dalal
However many types of sponges you might have tried, you are sure to agree that there is nothing as versatile as the vanilla sponge cake! With its mellow but aesthetic flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture, the vanilla sponge cake lends itself to many fantastic creations.
Whether you give it a ....
11 May 19
Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal by Tarla Dalal
Traditional and wholesome are the words that describe this tasty dal most aptly. As the name suggests, Panchkuti Dal features a combo of five pulses, which gives it a unique texture, flavour and aroma.
You will find that this dal does not get mushy, mainly because of the blend of many pulses w ....
Crunchy Vegetable Pickle ( Zero Oil Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Crisp vegetable pieces in chilli, mustard and brine (salt solution). Choose any combination of fresh winter vegetables for this pickle and finely chop them. The vegetables are then immersed in a salt solution and left aside for a day. This is done to reduce the water content of vegetables, which imp ....
Papdi ( For Chaat) by Tarla Dalal
What’s chaat without papdi? Indeed, this crisp, disc-shaped savoury is a must-have on any chaat counter, because it adds an exciting crunch to many a chaat preparation including bhel puri, dahi papdi chaat, and so on. The best part about this semolina plus wheat flour papdi is that it does not get s ....
08 May 19
Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice ( Tiffin Treats) by Tarla Dalal
The Baby Corn and Capsicum Rice is so colourful that kids will immediately yearn to dig their spoons into the tiffin box when they see it! Not only is it visually appealing, but it appeases the appetite too as it contains a wholesome combination of rice and vegetables, flavoured excitingly with tang ....
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