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Cuisine, in simple terms, is a style of cooking. It varies from country to country, and even from region to region and community to community. Each cuisine reflects the cultural, economic and historic background of the region – and can be thought of as a window into its culture. If you look at Indian cuisine, there are several famous cuisines ranging from South Indian and Maharashtrian to Gujarati, Punjabi and Rajasthani. On the other hand, word cuisine comprises distinct styles like Italian, Lebanese, Thai, American and Mexican, to name a few. When you plan a meal, you could pick a particular cuisine as a theme and select all the courses from that cuisine, or you could create a fusion experience by combining dishes from different cuisines. In order to please the Indian palate, sometimes international recipes are given an Indian touch, resulting in Indo-Chinese, Indo-Western, and other such hybrid cuisines. Explore authentic recipes of different cuisines as well as some fusion or hybrid variants in this section.
23 Nov 14
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Here is another tea-time snack that is sure to please you. “muthi” means fist in gujarati, and the dish is named such because the mixture is shaped into cylindrical rolls using the fist. One thing to remember while making doodhi muthia is that bottle gourd has high water content. This water itself i ....
23 Jan 15
Creamy Mixed Vegetables in Spinach Gravy by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing change from the usual white sauce based Continental preparations, the Creamy Mixed Vegetables in Spinach Gravy features a vibrant and buttery spinach sauce with hints of onion and pepper perked up with colourful and crunchy vegetables. When topped with grated cheese and baked till the f ....
23 Jul 09
Baby Mangoes in Brine by Tarla Dalal
As a child, I used to stand by my mother's side when she used to pickle baby mangoes. The sight of miniature mangoes being poured into pickle jars was always a treat to watch and the baby mangoes Were fun to eat. Raw baby mangoes are approximately 12 mm. to 25 mm. (½" to 1") in size and are availabl ....
03 Feb 16
Mint Chaas, Punjabi Mint Chaas Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Mint or pudina, as it is better known in India is known for its cooling properties world over. We've all seen mint milkshakes and ice creams and mint flavoured chocolates. But there's nothing that can top a mint flavoured chaas!
This chilled concoction is just the thing one needs on a hot summ ....
24 Feb 17
Avocado and Cherry Tomato Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a traditional Italian
appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with olive oil, and boosted with amazing toppings.
The toppings can be as simple as a dab of cheese and herbs, or it can consists of veggies, fruits, ....
31 Oct 16
7 Layered Mexican Dip by Tarla Dalal
This dip is a dish in its own right! With so many layers featuring myriad textures, flavours and aromas, the 7-Layered Mexican Dip is nothing short of an exhilarating experience. The vibrant colour and crispness of lettuce meets your nacho chips as it begins its journey into this exciting dip. Then ....
20 Aug 13
Vada Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Aptly called the poor man’s burger! deep-fried potato patties served between laddi pav smeared with an assortment of chutneys, this serves as a meal at a meagre price of just rs 5 to rs 10. Serve with fried green chillies if you like stuff a tad spicier, and perk it up further by adding finely chopp ....
02 Oct 15
Idli Milagai Podi, Malgapodi Idli by Tarla Dalal
Watch leftover idlis transform into a delectable tiffin treat that your kids will love to munch on. Tossing the idli cubes with ghee and malgapodi makes it spicy and tasty, and also ensures that it stays soft and moist in the tiffin box for around 5 hours.
Even when you do not have leftover id ....
23 Mar 14
Stuffed Bhindi with Paneer ( Healthy Subzi) by Tarla Dalal
It is common to stuff bhindi with besan and masala powders. But, you can give the popular dish a twist by stuffing it with paneer instead. By using low-fat paneer, you can ensure guilt-free dining too! What makes the Stuffed Bhindi with Paneer all the more delightful is the thoughtful combination of ....
16 May 10
Corn and Potato Handvo with Coconut Sauce ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Corn and potato handvo with coconut sauce, the innovation here is not just in the handvo, but in the accompaniment too! why settle for normal chutney or sauce when you can be different there too – try making this lovely coconut sauce instead! handvo is usually made with a batter of rice and urad dal ....
17 Jul 12
Aloowali Roti by Tarla Dalal
The delicious and versatile potato doesn't seize to amaze us as it takes on a new form in this magnificent dish. All of us have eaten the traditional aloo ka paratha. Aloowali roti is an innovative dish where mashed potatoes and other masalas are combined with the dough while kneading. Melted butter ....
21 Oct 15
Pasta in White Sauce by Tarla Dalal
White sauce, with its soothing texture and flavour, plays host to not just perfectly cooked fusilli but also a medley of colourful and crunchy veggies. Colourful capsicums, vibrant broccoli and crunchy baby corn endow this dish with a splash of colours, which is pretty to behold and tempting to bite ....
26 Sep 16
Puran Poli ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
The perfect preparation of puran poli is considered a highly-skilled task… an art actually! unlike Maharashtrian puran poli which uses chana dal, the gujarati version makes use of toovar dal. Its unique flavour and characteristic aroma can be attributed to the special Indian spices used.
01 Jan 01
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