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Last Updated : Apr 05,2019
Herbal Caffeine- Free Tea by Tarla Dalal
Being completely caffeine free, this Tulsi-based herbal tea is a guilt-free cuppa that you can have any time you are feeling down. Tulsi, also known as Indian basil or holy basil, has many medicinal properties. It is a great stress reliever and an effective remedy for cold and cough too. Also note t ....
26 Nov 13
Sweet Corn Cakes by Tarla Dalal
A crispy deep-fried corn starter flavoured with Thai curry paste and soya sauce.
21 Jan 09
Spicy Tava Idlis (100 Calorie Snacks) by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 serving
here comes a yummy, nutritious snack, which is tantalising like junk food, but without the calories and the guilt. Left-over idlis stir-fried in pav bhaji masala make an unusual snack that tickles the taste buds. "
Red Cabbage, Radish and Carrots In A Honey Dressing by Tarla Dalal
A colourful salad that is difficult to resist. The orange and lemon dressing adds a cooling and refreshing flavour which also increases the vitamin c content of the salad. Feel free to choose any combination of crunchy vegetables you like.
Red Paste by Tarla Dalal
A fiery-looking spice paste made with pungent ingredients like red chillies, garlic and ginger, the red paste is really not as hot as it looks because of the addition of beaten rice, which not only adds volume but also balances the strong flavours of the spices. The red paste can be used to pep up a ....
Bajra Kand Rotis by Tarla Dalal
Bajra flour combined with purple yam, curds and garlic paste makes an interesting variation to plain bajra rotis which we often eat. Protein and iron are two important nutrients provided by these rotis. Like all bajra rotis, they tend to get chewy if they are served cold without a brushing of ghee ....
Cauliflower Indad by Tarla Dalal
Yet another dish made with the versatile cauliflower. Since gobhi has a bland flavour, it can go well with any gravy and combination of spices.
Here is a wonderful treat for all you spice lovers. To enhance the dish's allure, use fresh cauliflower and keep the florets slightly big in size.
22 Feb 00
Green Pea and Corn Soup by Tarla Dalal
Green peas and sweet corn, both are evergreen favourites with young and old alike. Adding them to any recipe gives a favourable twist and unfailing appeal. Here, the two star ingredients come together in the form of a lusciously thick soup.
While everyday ingredients like onions, garlic and pe ....
Palak Aur Matki ki Curry ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Try out spicy palak aur matki ki curry with sprouted matki and spinach, both of which are notable health boosters. A rather offbeat tempering of mustard seeds, garlic and curry leaves adds a nice touch to this curry.
17 Nov 10
Healthy Kofta Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-watering steamed koftas with sprouts and greens can turn the simple Gujarati kadhi into a low cholesterol, heart-friendly treat. A tempering of cumin, mustard and fenugreek seeds lends an irresistible aroma to this Healthy Kofta Kadhi while the use of low-fat curds gives it a perfectly authent ....
Diabetic Caramel Custard by Tarla Dalal
A light and tasty pudding not only for diabetics but for all those who are health conscious and want to avoid sugar laden desserts. The low fat milk used in this recipe has a wealth of nutrients like protein and calcium which is extremely essential for the maintenance of healthy bones. I have use ....
16 May 08
Chola Dal Fritters ( Know Your Flours ) by Tarla Dalal
Chola dal fritters, these irresistible deep-fried fritters can be made in bulk and stored in jars. So, they come in really handy when a hunger pang strikes and you feel like munching on something!
23 Aug 11
Soya Sesame Khakhra ( Healthy Heart) by Tarla Dalal
This crisp, oil-free snack is a perfectly healthy answer to sudden hunger pangs. Made of wholesome soya and wheat flours dotted with iron-rich sesame seeds, the Soya Sesame Khakhra is so satiating it will keep you going right up to the next meal. It abounds in all necessary nutrients but is sans fat ....
Masala Bhatura by Tarla Dalal
Bhatura are leavened puris usually served with Chole. They are soft and spongy and must be enjoyed while they are hot or else they become chewy. This recipe is a variation of this popular bread that uses a potato filling to add softness to the Bhatura and a blend of other ingredients to flavour the ....
01 Jan 1900
Mixed Sprouts and Vegetable Pulao by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need to pep you up after a hectic day! obviously, it is very easy and quick to make. But if you do have some time on your hands and wish to further enhance its taste, let the mix marinate for at least 30 minutes before pressure cooking. A balanced one-dish meal that provides you all th ....
21 Jan 09
Baby Corn and Capsicum Stir-fry Envelope by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 envelope
exotic veggies stir-fried in spicy schezuan sauce make a flavourful filling for whole wheat rotis – a delicious, healthy, meal by itself.
26 Dec 18
Teen Ratna Dal by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome combination of three lentils, flavoured with an assortment of spices, is a good source of calcium and protein for the mom-to-be.
Green chillies, ginger and garlic contribute their heady flavours to this sumptuous dal, while a tempering of whole spices and seeds adds to the aroma ....
20 Aug 10
Hariyali Dal ( Tava Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
A wholesome combination of masoor dal and mixed greens, perked up with simple spice powders and a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies. Juicy tomatoes and peppy amchur powder impart a much-needed tang to the Hariyali Dal. You will love the balanced flavours and the overall satiating feel of th ....
Paneer, Cheese and Chilli Parathas by Tarla Dalal
The right combination of paneer and processed cheese makes all the difference in this scrumptious Paneer, Cheese and Chilli Parathas. Although both are cheeses, they vary in texture, taste and properties, and when mixed together and cooked inside a paratha, they blend and fuse into a perfect texture ....
Baklava by Tarla Dalal
A rich mixture of walnuts, figs, apricots, dates, honey and cinnamon is filled into rectangular samosa patti strips and sealed with a cornflour paste and deep-fried. Drizzle generously with honey and serve these sticky baklavas hot!
Stuffed Spinach Pakoda by Tarla Dalal
Rectangular blocks of paneer, carefully enveloped in spinach leaves, dipped in a spicy bengal gram batter and deep-fried.
Stuffed Potato and Green Peas Paratha by Tarla Dalal
The highlight of this paratha is its stuffing, which is quite unique despite using common ingredients.
The combination of slightly mashed potatoes and green peas gives the mixture a unique texture and a special, mealy mouth-feel, which is made all the more enticing by the addition of myriad spic ....
Panchras Dal by Tarla Dalal
An ideal recipe for a traditional celebration at home. Toovar dal is pressure-cooked and blended with an assortment of vegetables: carrots, pumpkin, raw banana and brinjal and simmered with masalas, till every ingredient blends with another for a flavorful meal.
This dal goes well with
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