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Spicy Bajra Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Bajra is very rich in fibre, iron, calcium and protein. Parathas made of bajra flour are very nutritious and tasty, but require a lot of practice to roll evenly. Yet, the Spicy Bajra Paratha is definitely worth the time spent. In this creation, the rotis are further enhanced with a filling of paneer ....
Chapati For Making Wraps by Tarla Dalal
Wraps are delightful snacks, which are handy, quick and satiating. If you have a ready stock of Chapatis for making Wraps, you can easily line them with your favourite cutneys or spreads
and roll them up with a whole lot of shredded veggi ....
Karela Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Another karela delicacy - an innovative calcium rich kadhi! Keep in mind however that the karelas must be well cooked before adding the curds and spices to remove most of its bitterness. Enjoy it unusual flavours.
Tofu, Broccoli and Red Cabbage Stir Fry by Tarla Dalal
Cause a stir with this fiery concoction of low-sodium vegetables! no processed foods have been used, making it safe for people with high b. P.
Khus-khus ki Puri by Tarla Dalal
Khus-khus or poppy seeds are used in nearly all cuisines in India. Here is a delicious puri stuffed with a poppy seed mixture and made spicy with the use of Kashmiri red chillies. Other spices such as cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and nigella seeds are also used to add flavoring.
Citrus Khus Cooler ( Party Drinks ) by Tarla Dalal
Citrus khus cooler, chilled drinks are definitely cool, but they may not necessarily be cooling! on hot summer days, especially if you are going to be serving spicy food at your party, it would be ideal to have cooling drinks such as this one, at the mocktail counter! this combination of khus, kewra ....
26 Nov 13
Pani Puri Delight by Tarla Dalal
This is a delightful journey for your palate. It is truly a fantasy for anyone who is a pani puri addict like me. I enjoyed this unforgettable journey on the streets of delhi where we began with the hing pani, which was sharp, and then proceed to a mellowed down mild jeera pani flavoured with a swee ....
Stir- Fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn by Tarla Dalal
A medley of crunchy veggies, sliced mushrooms and soft paneer, is stir-fried with pungent soy sauce, aromatic til and crunchy crushed peanuts. Til and peanuts always make a winning combination, whether in a sweet and crunchy chikki or as a seasoning for veggies, and you are sure to realize this trut ....
23 Mar 13
Shahi Dal ( Zero Oil ) by Tarla Dalal
The richness of any “shahi” dish usually comes from the abundance of cream. Here, I have substituted cream with low-fat milk mixed with cornflour, which tastes equally creamy and delicious. Urad dal gives a healthy fillip to this dish, as it is high in folic acid and zinc. Folic acid aids in brain d ....
17 Jul 12
Paneer Makhani ( Punjabi Subzi ) by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any punjabi restaurant! paneer makhni as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of the punjab. It uses one of punjabi cuisines most loved ingredients butter. In traditional punjabi houses, the women folk make pure white butter from thick ....
Missi Rotis, Rajasthani Missi Roti by Tarla Dalal
Although Missi Rotis get their unique flavour from besan, the dough is almost always made with a combination of flours and the addition of soya flour does not harm the original taste in any way. Kasuri methi and the other spices add just the right amount of zing to these
01 Jan 1900
Rajma and Spinach Wrap ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Rajma and spinach wraps, this dish is a complete nutritious meal that provides all the necessary nutrients for a beautiful you! rajma and spinach go well together, as rajma is rich in protein, calcium, fibre, whereas spinach provides lots of vitamin a, e, folic acid etc. This dish is a complete nutr ....
Stuffed Potatoes with Creamy Mushroom by Tarla Dalal
Crispy cups of potatoes are stuffed with a lusciously creamy mixture of mushrooms delicately flavoured with oregano. This is a gourmand’s delight, with an appealing appearance and appetising flavour.
The texture, of course, tops the charts, with a beautiful contrast between the crispness of the ....
30 Oct 15
Kabuli Chana Biryani ( Indian Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
Kabuli chana together with tomatoes, curd and spices too gives rise to a lovely gravy that is layered with rice, and microwaved for the flavours to fuse.
The rice itself is perked up with whole spices and herbs, which makes the Kabuli Chana Biryani even tastier. While such
Fruit Tarts by Tarla Dalal
Rich, delicious and yummy tarts.
Macaroni Salad with Sour Cream ( Soups and Salads Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
A different way to use up pasta in a salad! macaroni is cooked al dente and mixed in with cucumber, celery, spring onions and green capsicum. The dressing is what makes this salad unique – with cream, curd, milk and mustard powder mixed well and tossed into the salad it adds a nice creamy texture to ....
Green Pea Pankis by Tarla Dalal
Panki is a popular Gujarati snack made of a rice flour batter that is cooked between 2 banana leaves. Green peas added to the panki batter make it look more appealing and enhance its fibre value. Serve these steamed hot pankis with the spicy Mint and Coriander Chutney.
Rice Noodles Khowsuey by Tarla Dalal
Rice Noodles Khowsuey is a vegetarian version of the traditional Burmese delicacy. An exotic addition to your menu, the Khowsuey can be made easily and quickly with ingredients very commonly available in your kitchen! Make the spicy coconut-milk based Khowsuey sauce in advance, and keep the cooked a ....
17 Jan 19
Wholesome Khichdi ( Pregnancy Cookbook) by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is a meal that is complete in itself. It is a misconception that khichdi is meant only for sick people. I have added grated vegetable to add more fibre to this recipe. The rice and dal provide plenty of protein and carbohydrates and also folic acid. This recipe is good throughout your pregna ....
Masoor Biryani ( Zero Oil Dal-chawal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Masoor spells iron shakti, which is very important to build hemoglobin levels and ward off fatigue and tiredness. Make this basic brown in advance to save on time and efforts. I have added apricots and raisins to the masoor masala to make it more interesting.
16 May 14
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Canneloni by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and cottage cheese stuffed in tubular pasta or cannelloni covered with oodles of cheese always finds its way in dinner menus! Well made cannelloni cannot be achieved without some effort, but the results are always superb. Basically there are four separate elements : the stuffing, the fres ....
Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Stir-fry by Tarla Dalal
An easy but fabulous preparation of mushrooms, blanched broccoli and bean sprouts sautéed with garlic, and flavoured with thyme and little red chilli sauce.
It is the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of crunchy broccoli stems, which makes this recipe so fantastic. The outcom ....
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