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Last Updated : Apr 05,2019
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 ....
Mushroom Soup ( Good Food For Diabetes) by Tarla Dalal
Who can refuse a cup of creamy Mushroom Soup! And if you were told that it is a healthy version, you would enjoy it all the more. Mushrooms have a low carbohydrate level, and hence a low glycemic index too, which makes it a helpful ingredient for diabetics. Being rich in potassium, mushrooms also ke ....
Nachni Pancakes by Tarla Dalal
The secret of this savoury pancakes is the use of ragi flour spiced with ginger and green chillies.
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
Saffron Lemon Drink, Kesar and Lemon Drink by Tarla Dalal
It is quite common to add saffron to kheer, mithai and milky drinks too. But, here is an outta-this-world drink that focuses totally on saffron. Since the Saffron Lemon Drink has no milk, the unique flavour and pleasant colour of saffron steal the show!
A dash of lemon juice helps to highlight ....
Baked Papdis by Tarla Dalal
This is a virtually fat free recipe for all low cal food lovers! Crispy baked papdis are delicious at any time of the day. You can spice up the dough, if you prefer, adding a little chilli powder and cumin seeds. I personally like them just plain. Again, I would suggest the you store large quantitie ....
Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup by Tarla Dalal
Steaming hot and semi-spicy, this healthful and tasteful Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup is perfect to kindle your appetite! Spinach is one of the good sources of iron, but there is another good reason to have this soup. Both tomatoes and spinach are a good source of folic acid, which also plays an ....
18 Mar 19
Jowar Upma by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green p ....
Bread and Butter Pudding, Eggless Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Bread and butter pudding is a popular, easy-to-make British dessert. It also happens to be a hot favourite at Mumbai’s Irani restaurants.
You start by making a custard-like sauce, pour it over bread, top it with raisins and nuts, sprinkle a bit of brown sugar and butter to get crunchy coat, an ....
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing by Tarla Dalal
A light salad loaded with vitamin A from carrot and mint together with protein-rich rajma too, the Carrot, Cucumber, Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a treat to your taste buds and eyes, in more ways than one. Not only is the salad beautiful to behold, it also provides excellent nourishment for your ....
Kadhai Paneer ( Punjabi Khana ) by Tarla Dalal
The kadai is one of the most commonly used cooking utensils in indian kitchens. It is mainly used for deep-frying and may be called india's version of the chinese wok. Delicious subzis can be prepared in a kadai and this gives the dish a distinct feel. As a result subzis that are prepared in this ma ....
Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during norm ....
19 Mar 19
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup by Tarla Dalal
Manchow soup is a very popular street food in China, and you’ll find push carts selling off this soup customized to individual taste. The hawker will throw in the ingredients you ask for to make it suitable to your palate.
Plenty of finely chopped veggies are simmered in a broth which contains ....
Chana, Toovar and Green Moong Dal by Tarla Dalal
Known traditionally as the trevati dal, this is a protein-rich combination of chana, toovar and green moong dals prepared in an authentic indian style, with aromatic spices and powders, onions, tomatoes, ginger, chillies, et al. This is something you can cook every day, as it is neither rich nor fat ....
Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Life can be tough without comforting khichdi to keep you company! One of the homeliest of meals, khichdi is satiating and soothing to the palate.
Here’s an innovative twist, we have used fibre-rich barley to make this khichdi. A good replacement for rice, barley combines very well with moong d ....
Lebanese Garlic Sauce by Tarla Dalal
The Lebanese Garlic Sauce is not for the soft-hearted. As it is blended smoothly with the rest of the ingredients, the garlic imparts a very strong flavour to this sauce, which also has a pleasant tang thanks to lemon juice.
You need to mix in the oil carefully, as explained in the recipe, in ....
Mushroom Kathi Roll by Tarla Dalal
Satisfying hungry children is a task in itself. Every day food has to look interesting and of course different to please their appetites! This recipe is of a delicious chapati roll filled with a spicy mushroom mixture. The addition of soda bi-crab to the chapati dough makes these chapattis soft whil ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
Makai Khumb Jalfrazie by Tarla Dalal
Mushrooms and a slew of colourful vegetables combine to make an appetizing subzi that goes well with plain rotis or steaming hot rice. As always, onions work wonders at increasing hdl levels.
Cooked Rice Pancake by Tarla Dalal
Here is a great way to convert last night’s leftover rice into a healthy breakfast! Cooked Rice Pancakes are made with a batter of cooked rice bound together with besan. The addition of veggies brings in crunch along with nutrients while green chillies and coriander add a flavourful touch. Serve wit ....
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