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Main Course recipes
In any meal, the main course comprises the most filling and important part of the meal. The main course is served after the starters or snacks, and is followed by the dessert. It may be made up of a single sumptuous dish, or a combination of a couple of dishes. It is common to find Subzis, curries or Dal served with Roti, parathas or rice as part of the main course. On the other hand, dishes like biryanis, pastas, pizzas and baked dishes make up one-dish meals. When planning a menu, one must focus on the main course because it leaves a lasting impression on the diners, being the most comprehensive course of the meal.
24 Apr 17
Paneer Makhanwala by Tarla Dalal
Though just a tablespoon, the butter gets a status equal to the paneer in this recipe as you can guess from the name of Paneer Makhanwala.
This is because frying the spice powders and tomato-onion puree in butter gives this dish its unique, intensely rich flavour. At each stage, make sure you sa ....
16 May 15
Stir Fried Cabbage with Schezuan Peppers by Tarla Dalal
Schezuan peppercorns are known as Tirphal in Marathi and can be found at local baniya shops. It is used extensively in Goan cooking and along the Southern coast. They are also used in Chinese cooking and in this dish, they add more flavour to cabbage which is otherwise a bland vegetable.
02 Dec 15
Kobi Batata Nu Shaak ( Cabbage and Potato Vegetable) by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat combination of shredded cabbage and cubed potatoes makes a wonderful dry subzi, with the peppy flavour of green chillies and coriander powder, aptly supported by an aromatic tempering of mustard and cumin seeds.
This delicious Kobi Batata nu Shaak (Cabbage and Potato Vegetable) goe ....
21 Apr 16
Baked Kidney Beans with Alfredo Sauce by Tarla Dalal
A chunky, cheesy delight that is sure to bowl you over! Baked Kidney Beans with Alfredo Sauce features tortillas packed with a fabulously peppy stuffing of kidney beans, chunky veggies and sauces, and laced with creamy Alfredo Sauce.
Alfredo Sauce seems similar to continental white sauce, but ....
05 Jan 16
Aloo Paratha, Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Paratha is a dish wish a universal appeal! While north Indians like to have it any time of the day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, South Indians too have borrowed this dish from the north and incorporated it into their supper and dinner menus.
What makes these whole wheat parathas so app ....
15 Feb 16
Methi Koftas in Kadhi, Veg Methi Kofta Curry by Tarla Dalal
Easy to make but superlatively delicious, this kadhi plays perfect host to delectable, non-fried, methi-flavoured koftas. These unique koftas are made with flours of multiple grains, perked up with lemon juice and ginger-green chilli paste.
The koftas are steamed and not deep-fried, so they wi ....
26 Nov 13
Table-top Thai Curry by Tarla Dalal
A combination of vegetables in thai green curry paste, cooked with a flourish right in front of your guests.
04 Aug 16
Masala Bharwan Karela by Tarla Dalal
Masala Bharwan Karela is a Punjabi
delicacy that will make even kids fall in love with karela. Here, the karela is first cleaned, slit, coated with salt and allowed to marinate, to eliminate some of the bitterness and to tenderise the vegetable ....
24 Jun 15
Lahsuni Palak Chawal Or How To Make Garlic Spinach Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A perfect rice delicacy to enjoy the authentic flavours of Northern India, the Lehsuni Palak Chawal is sure to steal your hearts with its pleasant green colour and vibrant flavour. Although this garlicky spinach rice is prepared with minimal ingredients, it has a lingering flavour and strong, spicy ....
24 Apr 17
Achaari Dahi Bhindi by Tarla Dalal
A double-tangy subzi with the combined sourness of curds and tomatoes, perked up with a wide assortment of seeds and spice powders, which give it a super peppy flavour and aroma too.
The ladies finger is sliced and shallow-fried before preparing the gravy, so that it has a nice texture and does ....
20 Apr 17
Masala Paratha by Tarla Dalal
This unique Masala Paratha is made with leftover khichadi and a mix of flours. The rice and toovar dal in the khichadi combine with the flours to give the parathas a wonderful texture, while the spices in the khichadi give it a nice taste.
The dough is further tinged with asafoetida and chilli p ....
12 Aug 14
Mac ‘n’ Cheese by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, plain is beautiful especially when it comes to cooking for kids! Here is a simple combination of macaroni and cheese, both of which are kiddie favourites, flavoured mildly with freshly ground pepper. A baked finish and a garnish of bread crumbs gives Mac ‘n’ Cheese an
au gratin feel.
21 Jan 12
Badami Paneer by Tarla Dalal
Finger-licking fare, this truly is! Succulent cubes of cottage cheese are cooked in a luxurious paste of almonds and onions, along with a horde of spice powders that add a lot of zing to this intensely rich dish.
Although the almond paste seems similar to the cashew-onion paste that is used in ....
24 Oct 15
Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti by Tarla Dalal
Think of this dish as three tasty units placed together with the sheer motive of delighting the diner!
Flavourful and succulent cottage cheese balls; tangy tongue-tickling tomato sauce; and perfectly cooked, herbed spaghetti... each of these is as perfect as can be, whether in terms of flavour, ....
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