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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.
16 May 08
Amani Kozhakatai ( Know Your Flours ) by Tarla Dalal
Amani kozhakatai, these delicately-seasoned steamed rice balls are made as an offering during ganesh chaturthi in tamilnadu, but they can be served as a low calorie snack anytime!
11 Jan 11
Barley Idli by Tarla Dalal
Idli is the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of South Indian
cuisine. Not without reason – this easy-to-digest and wholesome dish is perfect to have at any time of the day, for breakfast, evening snacks or dinner.
Barley Idli is a modifie ....
17 Nov 10
Buckwheat Dhoklas by Tarla Dalal
Snacks don't always have to be fat traps! plant chemicals found in buckwheat help maintain blood flow and prevent fatty clot formation, while isoflavones in soya curds keep blood cholesterol levels under check.
26 Nov 12
Buckwheat Dhoklas ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This combination of buckwheat, sanwa millet and curds makes an interesting recipe which is best enjoyed when served piping hot with a spoonful of low calorie green chutney. I've selected buckwheat as it abounds in fibre that will keep you satiated for a longer time and will prevent you from munching ....
26 Nov 12
Cabbage Jowar Muthias by Tarla Dalal
Muthias are an all time favourite snack for Gujaratis, but for some people they may be very new. These are steamed dumplings that can be made with 2 or 3 kinds of flour combinations and can be flavoured with different vegetables like methi, mooli (radish), bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) etc. This ve ....
22 Feb 12
21 Jan 10
Cabbage Muthias by Tarla Dalal
These steamed dumplings can be served either as a farsaan with a meal or as an anytime snack.
23 Mar 14
Cabbage Soya Koftas in Coriander Tomato Gravy by Tarla Dalal
Tangy tomato and peppy coriander are a made-for-each-other combination. A gravy made of this duo is nothing short of a runaway success! This delicious gravy is a treasure-trove of folic acid, while the unique koftas made of cabbage, soya granules and paneer pool in loads of fibre, protein and calciu ....
21 Jan 09
Chola Dal Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 5 pieces
loaded with greens, this instant, steamed dal dhokla is a burst of nutrients – fibre, vitamin a and proteins. It also makes a great packed snack and avoid bingeing on other calorie-laden snacks.
20 Aug 11
Chola Dal Dhoklas ( Delicious Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Dhoklas are a favourite gujarati snack. Dhoklas are usually made with ground and fermented pulses and are steamed. As they are steamed, they are healthier than most other snacks. The addition of spinach and fenugreek enriches this recipe with vitamin a (that aids in healthy vision) and iron (that is ....
03 Jun 16
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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 ....
02 Oct 15
Corn Dhokla ( Tiffin Treats) by Tarla Dalal
Succulent, fresh dhoklas prepared with a batter of semolina and curds, dotted with juicy kernels of sweet corn, this is likely to become a top favourite with your kids. Adding fruit salt to the batter helps get a nice, fluffy dhokla, while coriander gives a peppy flavour to it. Send the Corn Dhokla ....
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