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Last Updated : Apr 05,2019
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 ....
Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
No time to prepare khichdi and kadhi? Here is a delicious recipe that combines the goodness of both in one bowl. Made with rice, yellow moong dal and curds, along with everyday spices, the Dahiwali Moong Dal Khichdi has the lingering flavour of curds and an inherent simplicity and lightness that mak ....
06 May 19
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well.
It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast
. Adai can be enhanced ....
Paneer Masoor Paratha by Tarla Dalal
There is something very homely about this Paneer Masoor Paratha. Perhaps it is the satisfying, One Dish Meals
feel, or the use of traditional ingredients which makes it seem so.
In this lovely dish, wholesome whole wheat flour parathas are stuf ....
16 May 19
Mango Milkshake by Tarla Dalal
One can never have too much of mangoes! when in season, we are always looking for ways in which mangoes can be consumed – plain or in the form of other delights. The mango milkshake is one such popular recipe that people love to have in the summer! its perfect blend of flavours, smooth texture and c ....
Thai Vegetable Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A light lemongrass flavoured Thai Vegetable Soup is packed with a wealth of all B-complex vitamins. Try to incorporate this soup in your diet to enjoy the benefits of B-complex vitamins which are required for the metabolism of other major nutrients like carbohydrates, protein and fat.
Chana Dal Pancakes by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
Avocado Salad ( Recipe For Shiny Hair) by Tarla Dalal
Avocado is a treasure trove of nutrients, yet many people are unsure of how to incorporate it in their diet. Most often, we find people making milkshakes and puddings over and over again – because of the unusual texture of avocadoes – till the family gets oh-so-bored of it! In this Avocado Salad, th ....
26 Nov 12
Chocolate Butter Cream For Cakes by Tarla Dalal
A rich and luscious icing made of cocoa and margarine sweetened with icing sugar, the Chocolate Butter Cream for Cakes is a fabulous tool that can immensely boost the visual appeal and taste of a cake. The intense cocoa flavour of this icing and its creamy melt-in-the-mouth smoothness are sure to st ....
Turiya Paatra ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Turiya paatra features an unusual combination of ridge gourd and paatra. But, however uncommon the combination might sound to you, it is very common in gujarati tradition, and is a must-serve item for weddings held in gujarat. In the customary way, people add the paatras directly without steaming, b ....
26 Apr 19
Baby Corn Fritters, Fried Baby Corn by Tarla Dalal
Very easy to prepare compared to other kebabs
but worthy of serving on the same platter, Baby Corn Fritters are a really mouth-watering preparation of crisp, tender baby c ....
25 Apr 19
Green Chutney ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Chaat without green chutney? Never! One of the most important ingredients used by Mumbai’s street-food vendors, the Green Chutney is used not just in the preparation of chaat but also in various other exciting dishes like vada pav and sandwiches too. You can even serve it as an off-beat dip for chip ....
Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber, Kobi and Gajar Kachumber by Tarla Dalal
Contrasting shades of white and orange dotted with splashes of green, this Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber is a real riot of colours! So attractive it looks that you cannot help grabbing a spoonful.
Once you do, you are in for a real treat, because this recipe also explores a wide range of flavou ....
Khus ka Sherbat by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant green concoction prepared with ingredients such as khus, Kewra, lemon juice and garden cress provides a truly cooling experience. The lemon juice gives the drink the required tanginess and the Falooda seeds provide just the right amount of substance.
Rajma Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A versatile salad that will suit a Continental spread just as well as it merges with a havelimeal, the Rajma Salad is an iron-rich option that will enhance your haemoglobin levels and prevent anaemia. Once you have soaked and boiled the rajma, all you need to do is throw in some chopped veggies and ....
Dahi Vada ( Fast Foods Made Healthy Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Dahi bhalla or dahi vada? by whatever name you call it, this dish is as popular in the north as in the west. In the north of india, it is served without the khajur imli ki chutney while in the western parts of india, this dish has the added sweet and sour flavours od khajur ki chutney and is called ....
Mini Rava Uttappa ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
You can make quick, non-greasy uttappams in the microwave. Since this curd and semolina-based variety does not require fermentation, you can choose it to quench an unexpected hunger pang. Using sour curds ensures soft and spotted uttappams, just like the original.
Baby Corn Fritters by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy and tasty, these perfectly golden-coloured Baby Corn Fritters are a sight to behold and a treat to bite into! It is also quite easy to prepare, because the procedure does not require it to be marinated. Just mix, dip and fry – it’s as easy as that. Kids will love to have it as an
Kothimbir Vadi by Tarla Dalal
This famous Maharashtrian snack, with the dominant flavour of coriander, is sure to steal your hearts with its irresistible aroma, tongue-tickling taste and lovely crunch. What sets the Kothimbir Vadi apart from many other deep-fried snacks prepared all over the country is that the besan dough for p ....
Hot Fudge Pudding by Tarla Dalal
This pudding acquires the hot fudge effect quite easily without having to painfully cook the chocolate with constant stirring till the required thickness is obtained. Equally delectable results are obtained by topping the pudding batter with brown sugar and drinking chocolate powder before baking in ....
Saatdhan Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Remember the old folk lore – “Seven in One Go”? Well, with the combination of seven flours used in this paratha, you can be the soldier who really slayed seven giants! Seven wholesome flours come together with grated veggies to create a meal that your body will be thankful to have! Rich in iron, the ....
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