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An oven is a must-have tool for the food connoisseur. Baking is an important technique of cooking internationally. Every cuisine has its share of baked delicacies, ranging from cakes and pies like the famous Apple Pie, to rice dishes, pizzas and pastas.
French, Italian and Mexican cuisine use a lot of baking, as is evident from dishes like Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce and Baked Mixed Vegetables Layered with Rice . The oven has also proved its mettle as a valuable tool for health conscious people, as it helps to make healthier, baked versions of popular snacks, like the Baked Sev and Baked Vada Pav . The trend is also in favour of homemade breads rather than store-bought ones, as people are beginning to love the fresh aroma and soul-warming taste of fresh-baked Bread Loaf, and also awakening to the inherent health benefits of baking their own bread with wholesome flours.
Have a go at making your own Whole Wheat Bread, or exotic treats like the Almond Bread. One-dish meals made in the oven are especially convenient! The recipes in this section span all categories of baked foods and you will clearly enjoy the pleasure of owning an oven as you keep trying these recipes.
12 Aug 14
Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies by Tarla Dalal
When you need a light but wholesome snack at home or on-the-go, reach out for this recipe! Cheese and Oatmeal Cookies are so crispy that kids will gobble them up happily. Since they are savoury cookies flavoured mildly with pepper and cumin, each serving can also be slightly larger than the sweet va ....
16 May 14
Whole Wheat Pizza Base by Tarla Dalal
This is a healthier alternative to the basic pizza base as it packs in the goodness of whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour is used for the dough with either fresh or dried yeast, whichever is more convenient. But when using dried yeast, use 1/2 the quantity of fresh yeast dissolved in warm water. B ....
29 Mar 16
Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Bread Loaf Using Instant Dry Yeast by Tarla Dalal
Whole Wheat Bread, apart from being healthier than its refined flour counterpart, also has a rustic aroma and flavour, which are thoroughly enjoyable. Freshly-baked Whole Wheat Bread is a delight to bite into, for babies, toddlers, children and adults too!
You can use olive oil instead of butt ....
20 Aug 12
Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Vegetarians often lose out on the pleasure of pastries and other western desserts because of the presence of egg in those recipes. But, why not? most desserts can be made without eggs too. To begin with, you can try this eggless vanilla sponge cake! this sponge cake is used in recipes like sponge ca ....
31 Jan 17
Whole Wheat Ladi Pav, Eggless Homemade Laddi Pav Buns by Tarla Dalal
Ladi pav is one of the most famous indigenous breads of India, especially as part of its street food repertoire.
Made with a dough of whole wheat flour enhanced with yeast, these breads have a special texture and rich taste, which make it a perfect match for spicy
21 Aug 17
Low Salt High Fiber Multigrain Bread by Tarla Dalal
Bread is one of the first snacks we think of on a busy day – or even otherwise! However, those with high blood pressure have to refrain from having bread because of the fear of refined flour and too much salt.
Here is a healthier option with a restricted amount of salt and a combination of whole ....
03 Jul 16
Basic Sponge Cake by Tarla Dalal
Oh, can’t imagine life without a basic sponge! Indeed, whether you want to make a simple cake, or an elaborate one for a special occasion, its success depends entirely on the Basic Sponge Cake.
Here is a basic sponge recipe, which uses eggs. Its softness, and the rich flavour of vanilla are v ....
23 Aug 12
Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds ( Cakes and Pastries ) by Tarla Dalal
If you love the heady aroma of warm, freshly-baked cakes, then this Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds is one of the first things you should try.
It is so richly-flavoured and so spongy, you can use it in just too many ways! Have a slice right off the O ....
25 Feb 16
Homemade Soft French Bread by Tarla Dalal
Bread making is no rocket science! It just needs a bit of practice, in handling the yeast and the dough. The temperature of water is the most important factor for activating the yeast properly. If it is too cold, the yeast will not start working, and if it is too hot, the yeast cells will die down a ....
11 Mar 17
Karachi Biscuits, Hyderabadi Tutti Fruti Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
Karachi Biscuit is one of the most well-known treats of Hyderabad. In fact, if you have been to Hyderabad and come back without buying the famous Karachi Biscuits from Karachi Bakery, you are bound to face the wrath of your friends and family, who would have been eagerly waiting to bite into one of ....
04 Oct 16
Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet.
While we do attempt to include it in
08 Sep 17
Focaccia Bread, Homemade Italian Soft Bread by Tarla Dalal
Focaccia Bread is a soft Italian
bread that is sure to elevate the standard of any meal it is served with. This famous bread can be used to make sandwiches, toast or bread-based starters.
Loaded with herbs and black olives, the Focaccia Bread is bursting wit ....
02 Mar 17
Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen accompaniment for chai , the Khari Biscuit or Puff Pastry Biscuit is something that many people think to be a speciality that only bakeries can produce. Here we show you how to start from scratch and make wonderfully crisp and flaky Khari Biscuits right at home. The gluten, vinegar and ....
16 May 14
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