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A steamer is essentially equipment in which food can be steamed. Steamed food has little or no oil, and is considered a healthy choice. A steamer is generally a sealed vessel in which the lower part contains water and the upper part contains foods to be steamed.
It is heated over a stove to produce steam and cook the food. A steamer may also be electrically-powered. Have a go at some delectable steamed foods like the Cooked Rice Idli, Dhokla Sushi with Carrots, Doodhi Muthia, Kothimbir Vadi and Momos.
26 Nov 13
Poha Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
Feel like having dhoklas for breakfast? you can whip them up instantly by using beaten rice, which requires no soaking or fermenting. These dhoklas also make a good tiffin option since they do not need reheating. Green chutney balances the not-so-spicy dhoklas.
19 Jul 17
Palak Chola Dal Idli, Breakfast Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This idli breaks all stereotypical notions that we usually have about idli – it is not made of rice and urad, it does not require fermentation, yet it is super tasty!
Two off-beat ingredients – chola dal and palak form the base of this tasty idli, which gains some additional flavour from ingredi ....
11 Sep 14
Soya Khaman Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
Soya Khaman Dhokla brings a healthy twist to the traditional favourite by combining soya flour with the gram flour used to make the batter. This peps up the iron content of this desi snack. Remember that the consistency of the batter and perfection in tempering are two keys to the success of any dho ....
26 Nov 13
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
11 Jan 11
Oats Rava Palak Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
You might have tried a variety of dhokla
with various flours, flavours and tempering, but have you ever tried a combination of oats, semolina and spinach for your dhokla batter? This nutritious combo gives you many essential nutrients including
27 Jun 16
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be, making it an ideal dish to whip up for breakfast
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 ....
26 Nov 12
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
26 Apr 17
Quinoa Muthia by Tarla Dalal
Muthia is an all-time favourite snack of the Gujaratis. A spiced dough is shaped into cylinders by gripping the dough between the palms, which is what gives it the name ‘muthia’ or fist.
These muthias are then steamed and tempered with seeds and curry leaves to get an aromatic and delectably tas ....
15 Jan 15
Sooji Idli / Suji Idli by Tarla Dalal
Feeling like having idlis for breakfast, but have not prepared and fermented the batter? Not to worry! Try this Sooji Idli, which is sure to please you with its soft and fluffy texture and interesting flavour. The addition of curds gives the idlis a slight sourness akin to traditional fermented batt ....
23 Sep 14
Rasgulla ( Quick Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white rasgullas. Remember that everything matters in the making of perfect rasgullas -- from the amount of lemon juice used and the lump-free kneading of the chenna, ....
15 Oct 15
Cooked Rice Idli by Tarla Dalal
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal.
It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
13 May 17
31 Jan 17
Oats Rava Idli by Tarla Dalal
Idlis are a breakfast favourite even outside South India. Fibre rich oats and rava combine to make delicious instant idlis that you can enjoy fresh off the steamer with sambhar
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