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Last Updated : Apr 05,2019
Chinese Bhel ( Chinese Cooking ) by Tarla Dalal
Chinese bhel, this freshly-fried noodles tossed in with shredded vegetables, soya sauce, chili oil and ginger water make it a delicious snack. You can toss this dish together in a jiffy, although you cannot really make it in advance.
29 Jul 19
Moong Dal Water ( Baby and Toddler ) by Tarla Dalal
This nourishing Moong Dal Water is an ideal weaning food, as its texture is similar to that of breast milk, which will make it comfortable for the child to enjoy it.
The water has been strained in this recipe as babies at six months cannot digest whole cereals and pulses. A few weeks later, yo ....
24 May 19
Nourishing Barley Soup by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
25 Jul 19
Fried Idlis with Curd Dip by Tarla Dalal
Idli is a very versatile food, which can be transformed into many forms like Sambhar Idli, Fried Idli or even a Upma. But this recipe features a peak in innovativeness! Fried Idlis with Curd Dip turns leftover idlis into an exotic snack, served with a veggie-loaded curd dip.
Carrot Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Game to sink your teeth into a mouth-watering all-in-one paratha? This Carrot Paratha perfectly matches that description.
The sweet taste of carrots perked up with crunchy onions and spicy ingredients like ginger and green chillies makes these whole wheat parathas truly awesome.
After you kn ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Rajgira Paratha ( Gluten Free Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Though not very commonly used, rajgira flour combines beautifully with potatoes in these peppery parathas. The potatoes ensure that the parathas remain soft. Serve these parathas with spicy green chutney and curds.
23 Sep 19
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
22 Jul 19
Guacamole, Mexican Avocado Dip by Tarla Dalal
A flavourful and healthy avocado-based dip, Guacamole originated in Mexico but has now become popular all over the world not just as a dip but also as a salad dressing and sandwich topping. Ensure you take ripe avocados to avoid a raw taste that displeases the taste buds!
Once you have made th ....
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 ....
Herbed Sticks by Tarla Dalal
Although a variant of the humble chakli, Herbed Sticks deserves the exotic name because of the unique flavour that this finger food derives from mixed herbs, commonly used in Italian cuisine. Herbed Sticks shows how common ingredients, a spot of creativity and a little knowledge of world cuisines ca ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice) by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it.
The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
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 ....
Corn Methi Pulao by Tarla Dalal
The sweetness of corn and the innate bitterness of methi complement each other well in this pulao. By using simple seasonings and the pressure-cooking technique, tasty Corn Methi Pulao can be prepared quite fast.
Seviyan Upma, Vermicelli Veg Upma, Low Salt Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Seviyan Upma, made with wheat vermicelli, is a very popular breakfast because it can be cooked quite swiftly and does not require much advance planning or preparations.
This is a healthier version of Seviyan Upma with lots of colourful veggies and just the right amount of salt. A traditional tem ....
08 Jul 19
Chana Dal Seekh Kebab Or How To Make Seekh Kebab Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Perfect Chana Dal Seekh Kebabs, made with the ideal proportions of chana dal, raw banana and chopped cabbage, excitingly flavoured with mint, green chillies and spice powders, can be served as a starter or as an accompaniment to tea. What makes this recipe different from other kebab recipes is that ....
Sambhar by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
Jowar Date and Cashewnut Cookie ( Gluten Free Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Indulge your child’s sweet tooth with these yummy and nutritious date and cashewnut cookies! this iron-rich treat will ensure optimum high brain function and development and assist your child’s growth as well. Wholesome jowar flour and soya flour replace refined flour in these cookies, while iron-ri ....
12 Aug 19
Whole Wheat Carrot and Raisin Muffins ( Finger Foods For Kids ) by Tarla Dalal
Yummy muffins that are pretty to look at, and super tasty to munch on! Carrot gives these muffins a beautiful hue and an irresistible mouth-feel, while the juicy raisins are amazing to bite into every now and then. Adding whole wheat flour and bran to the batter gives the muffins a wonderful texture ....
03 Jul 19
Carrot and Moong Dal Soup by Tarla Dalal
This interesting variation makes a great change for your palate. It works effortlessly with onions, garlic and tomatoes in it. The low-fat milk in the soup does not add cholesterol to the diet. The protein in the low-fat milk complements the protein in the lentils, thus making this a nourishing comb ....
21 Feb 19
Broccoli and Cheese Parathas by Tarla Dalal
A fabulous stuffing of vibrant broccoli, peppy coriander and gooey cheese makes this paratha a five-star rated delicacy that is sure to thrill your family and friends. The rustic taste of broccoli goes very well with the mild and nutty taste of cheese, all of which is enhanced beautifully by the add ....
03 Jul 19
Moong Dal Kachori by Tarla Dalal
A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal kachori, right in your own kitchen. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve tha ....
Banana Bhajiya, Kela Bhajia by Tarla Dalal
Kela Bhajia is a traditional snack, which has been acclaimed as the perfect tea-time
accompaniment by several generations of Indians! Much-loved across the nation, this scrumptious snack is made by deep-frying batter-coated banana slic ....
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