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Last Updated : Mar 11,2020
Date and Apple Shake by Tarla Dalal
All of us are aware of the famous proverb "an apple a day keeps a doctor away". So here's a perfect fat and natural sugar drink made of apples blended with dates and milk to start off your day. Chill all the ingredients before making the shake. Also remember to finish it quickly, as the apples ten ....
Cheesy Melba Toast by Tarla Dalal
Melba Toast with a cheesy twist, which will make it even more enjoyable! Here, crispy thin, buttery bread slices are baked with a coating of cheese and a sprinkling of chilli powder. To get the Cheesy Melba Toast right at first try itself, remember two things. The edges of the toasted bread have to ....
Broccoli Crepes with Mexican Green Sauce by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is an example of how native Mexican ingredients are adapted to French pancakes. Broccoli and Mexican green sauce make a very tasty combination.
Matar Ghugni ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This traditional evening snack from the lesser-known cuisine of eastern india also doubles up as a great breakfast option. Matar ghugni served with kurmura is crunchy and spicy enough to wake you up!
Handi Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
This dish is cooked in a traditional Indian deep iron pan called "handi". It is believed that cooking in iron utensils increases the iron content of food, however rice is also naturally rich in iron, so you can be double sure that this recipe will boost your haemoglobin levels. Marinating the vegeta ....
23 Mar 13
Stuffed Brinjal and Onion Khichdi ( Zero Oil Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Another dish with a combination of stuffed vegetables and khichdi, which are mixed together and pressure cooked till done. You can use vegetables of your choice or whatever is available at home. Not only is this dish colourful and palatable, the horde of ingredients makes it nutritious too. Masoor d ....
Baby Corn Masala by Tarla Dalal
Baby corn, sliced onions and capsicum literally play together in this attractive, mouth-watering and crunchy dry subzi. Using coloured capsicums greatly enhances the visual appeal of this dish.
Tangy Orange Delight by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, this tongue-tickling smoothie is prepared using orange juice and fresh curds. Make sure you use fresh curds to make this Tangy Orange Delight, because orange provides enough tanginess and using sour curds might make it too sharp to enjoy. If the orange juice is too sweet or sour, y ....
Bharvan Baingan Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
An interesting way to serve brinjal and khichadi! 'Bharvan' means stuffed, brinjal are stuffed with a spicy mixture of besan, coconut and spices. It not only adds spice to the otherwise bland khichadi but also perks up the flavour of the dish. Although slightly higher in calories a small portion of ....
Citrus Watermelon Salad by Tarla Dalal
Everybody’s favourite, watermelon is God’s gift to mankind to help beat the hot summer sun! Here is one more reason to love this refreshing fruit – it is a wonderful source of iron! By making it into a salad along with vitamin C rich foods like orange, sweet lime and lemon juice, you can improve the ....
Bohri Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Stylish, peppy khichdi! Layer the khichdi with a simple onion, curds and red paste gravy to make a tongue-tickling delicacy. Serve hot with low fat curds to enjoy a totally scrumptious meal.
Toovar dal, milk and curds, most of the ingredients used in this dish brim with
09 Feb 20
Apple Crumble by Tarla Dalal
Apple Crumble... that’s a delicacy our hearts would crumble at the sight of. The fruity aroma of stewed apples together with the intense aroma of cinnamon makes one feel giddy with delight. If this indulgence has been banned from your menu, as it is laden with refined flour, butter, sugar and other ....
12 Sep 14
Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Parathas by Tarla Dalal
Lifafa means envelope, and understandably Lifafa Parathas are shaped like envelopes to hold exciting fillings. This particular variant is loaded with excitingly crunchy and colourful veggies perked up with soy sauce. Take care to fold the Chinese Stuffed Lifafa Parathas as described, and cook them t ....
26 Nov 07
Subzi Tofu Parathas by Tarla Dalal
With mixed vegetables, tofu, wheat flour and soya flour, this Paratha is very high on the nutrition scale! It is also pretty zesty and kids are sure to love it, whether you serve it for breakfast or as a wholesome mid-day snack. Boiled and mashed potatoes impart body, and bind the other ingredients. ....
Lemony Tomato, Orange and Carrot Juice by Tarla Dalal
Brimming with antioxidants – vitamin A and C, this tangy drink gives you the resistance you need to fight the pollution, stress and infections that you face every day. A glassful of Lemony, Tomato, Orange and Carrot Juice for breakfast is also sure you wake up every cell in your body with its vibran ....
Dal Pinni by Tarla Dalal
With its rich flavour and luscious texture, the Dal Pinni might as well qualify as festive cooking, but it is so satiating and earthy you will want to keep making it again and again! Here, a wholesome mix of dals and kabuli channa is smartly supported by veggies like cabbage and tomatoes that contri ....
Whole Wheat and Methi Khakhra by Tarla Dalal
Khakhras have been one of the healthiest snack options since time immemorial. Is it the crispness, the flavouring or the slow-cooking process that makes it so delicious, we cannot say, but overall the outcome of this recipe is just fantastic! Extremely healthy with fibre-rich wheat and iron-rich met ....
Mooli ka Salad by Tarla Dalal
Thickly grated radish is perked up by the addition of an unusual combination of ingredients like garlic, mustard seeds and lemon juice. This makes a tongue tickling dish that is low in calories and carbohydrates and so is a perfect accompaniment to a main course like khichdi or parathas.
Lettuce, Orange and Spinach Salad by Tarla Dalal
A colourful salad that's sure to appeal to your taste buds as well your eyes. This fibre rich salad will also add plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Since vitamin C is a very volatile nutrient, it should be added just before serving, so do use freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can als ....
Date and Sesame Wontons by Tarla Dalal
These sweet wontons originate from the Cantonese region, and traditionally stuffed with walnuts and dates. In this recipe, dates are mixed with butter, brown sugar and toasted sesame seeds. You could add in chopped walnuts too. These are stuffed into wonton wrappers scrunched into money bags and fri ....
Khimchi ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This crunchy, sweet and spicy preparation is the first dish that arrives when you dine at a chinese restaurant. Khimchi would be a great accompaniment for the chinese burger, page…, but you could also create trendy fusion combinations by serving it with other burgers from other cuisines. Serve it in ....
Gulab Jamun Cutlet by Tarla Dalal
Does the word cutlet immediately bring to your mind images of a crisp and spicy treat? While this Gulab Jamun Cutlet is tangentially different, you will love this just as much in its own special way. Delicate deep-fried rolls made with crumbled hariyali mava, nuts and spices bound together with a pr ....
Laccha Onions ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
A kebab platter is incomplete without those crunchy, tasty onion rings, or Laccha Onions! Simple though this accompaniment might seem to the diner, it can be relished only if prepared the right way. If you just chop the onions into rings, add some salt and vinegar and serve it a while later, you wil ....
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