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Last Updated : Apr 05,2019
Raw Papaya and Cabbage Stir-fry by Tarla Dalal
A low calorie, low sodium stir-fry to suit the Indian palate! Grated raw papaya, shredded cabbage and thinly sliced capsicum emerge as a perfect team in this recipe, complementing each other in looks, flavour and texture. Flavoured with a traditional tempering, the lip-smacking Raw Papaya and Cabbag ....
18 Apr 19
Crispy Fried Corn by Tarla Dalal
A snack that requires a bit of patience but is so unique and exciting that you will thoroughly enjoy the results of your effort!
Unlike most dishes that make use of boiled or crushed sweet corn, here the kernels are deep-fried till absolutely crisp, and then tossed with flavour-givers like ginge ....
12 Apr 19
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be, making it an ideal dish to whip up for breakfast
12 Apr 19
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
10 Apr 19
Quick Tava Rice by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, this quick tava rice is a meal in its own right, with loads of fresh and crunchy veggies, tomatoes and curds for tang and texture, and red chillies for a dash of spice. A quick garnish of grated cheese makes it sumptuous too!
Panha ( Microwave) by Tarla Dalal
Panha, the evergreen Indian
cooler, just got easier! Summer is just not complete without chilled glasses of Panha, prepared with raw mangoes, perked up with black salt and spices like cardamom and saffron, and sweetened with sugar.
Preparing this traditional dr ....
Tamarind Sweet and Sour Drink, Imli Masala Drink by Tarla Dalal
Tamarind and jaggery are a well-known team, not only in Indian cuisine but in other parts of Asia too. We find the magic of this duo playing out in several chutneys and sweet-and-sour sauces.This Imli Masala Drink is another chance to lose yourself in the reverberating flavours of tamarind, jaggery, ....
Jam Roll, Jam Swiss Roll by Tarla Dalal
Jam Rolls have such a dainty appearance that you cannot resist grabbing one! Like open sandwiches, the unique selling proposition of Jam Rolls is that you can see what is inside, due to the exciting spiral shape in which it is cut – this makes the rolls totally irresistible.
This traditional J ....
Cabbage, Apple and Pineapple Cole Slaw by Tarla Dalal
Coleslaw salad is an international favorite, made with shredded cabbage and other ingredients dressed in a tangy salad cream or vinaigrette dressing. The Cabbage, Apple and Pineapple Coleslaw features a vibrant combination of veggies and fruits perked up with a mustard-flavored, lemony salad cream. ....
01 Apr 19
Papdi Chaat ( Chaat ) by Tarla Dalal
What we commonly know as sev puri in Mumbai is known as papdi chaat in delhi. It is similar but not the same. Papdi chaat as the name suggests has lots of papdis, tossed in a blend of chutneys, curds and potatoes. Mix the papdis, chutneys and curds the way you want.
Chawal ki Roti by Tarla Dalal
Rice flour combined with cooked left-over rice can be used in many surprising and novel ways. I have used this combination to prepared delicious rotis. To perk up their flavour garlic, ginger and green chillies are added. Curds are added to make the rotis soft. This is a good way to make use of left ....
11 Mar 19
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack) by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
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 ....
30 Mar 19
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
Moong Dal Mangodi by Tarla Dalal
Moong Dal Mangodi is a pakoda or wadi like snack made with a batter of soaked and spiced moong dal. The batter is piped out as small pieces, sun-dried and preserved in airtight containers.
On cold winter days in dessert regions like Rajasthan when fresh veggies might not be available, these ta ....
Kashmiri Roti by Tarla Dalal
Like all other kashmiri preparations, this roti has a delicate blend of spices. I have used milk to bind the dough instead of water as this helps to enrich the roti. You may even add saffron if you desire.
Drumstick Soup, Veg Drumstick Soup by Tarla Dalal
This fabulous soup, with the strong aroma and flavour of drumstick, is surprisingly easy to make because it bypasses the cumbersome process of peeling the drumstick. In this innovative procedure, the drumstick is sautéed in butter along with the other ingredients, cooked, blended and then strained, ....
Broccoli and Baby Corn Stir Fry by Tarla Dalal
Tired of dal-chawal? Then this is just the thing you need. A simple stir fry with oriental origins that is rich in fibre, folic acid, protein and above all taste. Toss in some noodles if you want to make a bigger meal of this dish.
26 Nov 13
Khasta Kachori Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Khasta actually means "flaky" and this flaky kachori is filled with a delectable moong dal mixture and deep fried. Remember to fry the kachori on a very slow flame so that the crust is crisp and gets cooked on the inside. A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside ....
Rice and Soya Sticks ( Gluten Free Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This gluten free version of one of my favourite finger foods uses rice and soya flour instead of wheat flour, while sesame seeds add a distinctive flavour. A great snack option for your child’s tiffin box, the sticks can be stored for a while in an airtight container.
Dahi Kachori ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Dahi kachori, although rooted in the north, this filling snack has found its own place in the good old streets of mumbai! it’s a challenge to deftly bite into this king-sized snack. However well you do it, you will have a spot of chutney ooze out onto your face… be a sport, it is part of the roadsid ....
Paatra ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Patra is sure to take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride! it is sweet, spicy and salty—all at the same time. Here, nutritious and tasty colocasia leaves are stuffed with a spicy mixture. Depending on the size of the leaves, you get normal or mini patras. Although patras taste best when deep-fr ....
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