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Last Updated : Jun 01,2019
Special occasions always mean an extra-special menu! For certain occasions like Christmas, Diwali, etc., there are traditional choices, but on occasions like parties and get-togethers, you have the liberty to plan your own menu. You have to decide this based on various factors like the occasion, the age and background of the guests, what time the party is going to be, and so on. What you serve at a cocktail party will be different from what you serve at a birthday party – and even here, a birthday party for kids will be different from one for elders.
Sometimes, you can just choose a couple of interesting recipes. At other times, you can decide on a theme for your party – like Chinese, Italian or Fusion – and plan your items accordingly. When finalising your menu, you must also take into consideration the pre-preparations required and how or when the dishes are to be cooked. If everything has to be made just before serving, then you will never be in time to welcome your guests. So, balance the dishes such that some can be made ahead of time, while some can be prepared fresh.
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
Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy but enchanting, the Matar Pulao is a timeless classic of Indian
The rich taste of ghee and the mind-blowing aroma of whole spices makes this dish a really mouth-watering one, so good that you can just have it plain without any accompanim ....
Hot Garlic Sauce with Baby Corn and Broccoli by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy broccoli and versatile baby corn find their home in a garlicky gravy that is perked up with Schezuan sauce and tomato ketchup. The intermixing of flavours, ranging from the pungency of garlic and the spiciness of green chillies to the tanginess of the sauces is quite exciting, making the Hot ....
Spicy Pineapple and Tofu Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Enjoy the jazzy flavour of Oriental cuisine in this unique sweet and spicy pizza. This amazing pizza is topped with sweet and juicy pineapples, spruced up with a sprinkling of peppy herbs and spice powders.
A tongue-tickling mix of cubed tofu and soy sauce boosts the taste of the pizza and also ....
Atta Biscuits, Whole Wheat Sweet Biscuits, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Time to indulge in some sweet and spicy Atta Biscuits. Resplendent with the aroma of ghee and the magic of Indian spices like nutmeg and cardamom, these Atta Biscuits are a real pleasure to bite into!
They have a rich and pleasantly sweet taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture, which is achieved by ....
17 Jun 19
Grilled Corn and Capsicum Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Every bite of this sandwich features an outburst of colour, crunch and flavour.
An apt combination of juicy sweet corn and crispy spicy capsicum, this sandwich has a very balanced flavour, further enhanced with naturally pungent ingredients like green chillies, onion and garlic.
Serve the Gr ....
16 May 13
Batata Chips Nu Shaak by Tarla Dalal
Completely unique, the Batata Chips nu Shaak is sure to enthrall your taste buds with its amazing crunch and irresistible flavour. Crispy fried potato strips are tossed with sautéed cashews, aromatic seeds and spice powders to make a wonderful shaak that combines beautifully with rotis, puris or ste ....
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta by Tarla Dalal
This pasta dish is satisfying because of its high carbohydrate content which is beneficial for you especially during your first trimester and also while you are lactating. The milk and cheese are good sources of protein and calcium while the other ingredients supplement this recipe with iron, folic ....
10 Jun 19
Poha Aloo Pakoda, Quick Evening Snack by Tarla Dalal
The Poha Aloo Pakoda is a scrumptious snack that you can quickly and easily prepare in the evenings to serve with tea or coffee.
It is very simple and uses minimal ingredients, so you do not have to think twice about making it even after a busy day. After all, some days are worth celebrating, wi ....
22 Apr 19
Cold Cocoa Milkshake by Tarla Dalal
Need an excuse to start your day with some chocolate? add it to this cocoa milkshake! this cold confection makes a good substitute for coffee, especially when the weather is hot and you don’t fancy a hot beverage or a cooked breakfast.
Achari Baingan by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most delicious methods of cooking brinjal or Baingan. The achaaris masala is very popular in Punjabi cooking and contrary to popular belief does not use any actual achaar or pickle. It is a flavourful blend of carefully chosen spices and curds. The achaaris masala is truly represe ....
14 Jun 19
Chocolate Brownie Or How To Make Chocolate Brownie Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can prepare the most authentic Chocolate Brownie with common ingredients!
Just flour, curds, butter, cocoa and a few other everyday ingredients when worked the right way give rise to a fantastic treat that is perfect to serve with
Kala Chana Subzi, Maharashtrian Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a quick and easy everyday subzi with a classic Malvani touch. The rustic mealy texture of cooked kala chana is enhanced beautifully by the spiciness of the Malvani gravy and the tang of tamarind pulp.
Common veggies like tomatoes and onions along with ginger and garlic add taste and volum ....
Pita Sticks with Sun Dried Tomato Hummus by Tarla Dalal
This recipe shows you how to make a tangy variant of hummus that combines chick peas with sun-dried tomatoes, curds and other flavour enhancing ingredients.
This unusual hummus tastes fabulous with crispy, deep-fried pita bread strips. Serve the Pita Sticks with Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus as a
14 Jun 19
Ghanto Tarkari ( Odisha Style Mixed Vegetable Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Mixed veg curries are popular all over the world, and every cuisine has innumerable such recipes. However, it is truly fascinating how different one recipe is from another.
Mixed veg curries of South India are totally different from those cooked in the West, East or North. This difference arises ....
Baked Whole Wheat Puris, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Appetizingly tasty, these Baked Whole Wheat Puris make a healthy and filling snack for kids – but sure to be enjoyed by adults too.
These scrumptious whole wheat crispies have a lingering taste, thanks to simple, readily available spice powders. The procedure is easy and there is no time-consumi ....
20 May 19
Instant Rava Appe by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy batter of semolina and curds fortified with colourful and crunchy veggies, yields mouth-watering appe that’ll appeal to young and old alike.
The Instant Rava Appe is a scrumptious South Indian
snack, which can be enjoyed with
Banana Butterscotch Ice Cream by Tarla Dalal
The mellow sweetness of bananas and the tacky flavour of butterscotch seem to be a match made in heaven, as you will agree after tasting this unique ice-cream. Bananas not only impart a natural, fruity sweetness to the ice-cream, they also improve the creaminess. Together with butterscotch sauce, it ....
Anjeer Barfi by Tarla Dalal
The Anjeer Barfi has everything that a mithai ideally should have – rich mouth-feel, lingering flavour and enticing aroma! The best part, however, is that, it is very easy to make.
Provided you have a few hours on hand to let the mithai set, this one is a no-brainer. Proper proportions of anje ....
Arbi Tuk, Arbi Tikki by Tarla Dalal
This crispy and tasty snack is made by coating boiled colacassia with a spicy besan mixture and then cooking it with oil till golden brown.
It is crisp outside and soft inside, as is the nature of arbi. The arbi is flattened before coating it with the besan so that it will cook uniformly on both ....
Sweet and Sour Vegetable ( Chinese Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
If you believe every dish needs the proper accompaniment to highlight its flavour, then the sweet and sour vegetable is just what you need to enjoy Chinese fried rice to the hilt! walk into a Chinese food court and you will find this item on most tables. This popular vegetable dish can be easily pre ....
11 Jun 19
Paneer Pasanda ( Subzi Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
What makes this Indian cottage cheese preparation very special is the use of two onion pastes. One is a mixture of cooked onions with cashews, which imparts a unique creaminess to the Paneer Pasanda; and the other is a brown onion paste, which imparts a very rich and intense flavour to it. Ideal to ....
10 Jun 19
Red Velvet Cupcake, Eggless Red Velvet Cupcake by Tarla Dalal
Smooth and velvety in a vibrant red hue, this cupcake is sure to attract everyone’s attention and retain it too!
A rich chocolaty cupcake, decorated with a glossy red coloured cream cheese frosting speckled with shiny stars and silver balls, this Red Velvet Cupcake is nothing short of a work of ....
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