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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.
23 Sep 14
Frozen Brownies by Tarla Dalal
Who does not enjoy piping hot brownies tantalizingly topped with ice-cream and chocolate sauce? Well, if that makes your mouth water, then this will too. Here is a quick Frozen Brownie made in less than ten minutes using readily available ingredients like crushed biscuits, chopped ....
23 Sep 14
Fruit and Jelly Sundae by Tarla Dalal
Here is a dessert you can conjure up in minutes, provided you have some jelly, whipped cream and fruits at home. All you need to do is chop, mix, top, chill, serve! The fruits we have used are suggestive; you can use any that are available at home. You could even exercise your creativity and come up ....
23 Jan 15
Creamy Mixed Vegetables in Spinach Gravy by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing change from the usual white sauce based Continental preparations, the Creamy Mixed Vegetables in Spinach Gravy features a vibrant and buttery spinach sauce with hints of onion and pepper perked up with colourful and crunchy vegetables. When topped with grated cheese and baked till the f ....
30 Jan 17
Honey Lemon Rice with Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The Honey Lemon Rice with Paneer combines ideas from Indian and Oriental cuisine to give your palate a super unique, one-of-its-kind experience.
With a dash of honey, a squeeze of lime and a goode dose of orange juice, this rice preparation is both sweet and sour. At the same time, a sprinkling ....
03 Feb 16
Mint Chaas, Punjabi Mint Chaas Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Mint or pudina, as it is better known in India is known for its cooling properties world over. We've all seen mint milkshakes and ice creams and mint flavoured chocolates. But there's nothing that can top a mint flavoured chaas!
This chilled concoction is just the thing one needs on a hot summ ....
24 Feb 17
Avocado and Cherry Tomato Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a traditional Italian
appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with olive oil, and boosted with amazing toppings.
The toppings can be as simple as a dab of cheese and herbs, or it can consists of veggies, fruits, ....
31 Oct 16
7 Layered Mexican Dip by Tarla Dalal
This dip is a dish in its own right! With so many layers featuring myriad textures, flavours and aromas, the 7-Layered Mexican Dip is nothing short of an exhilarating experience. The vibrant colour and crispness of lettuce meets your nacho chips as it begins its journey into this exciting dip. Then ....
20 Aug 13
Vada Pav ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
Aptly called the poor man’s burger! deep-fried potato patties served between laddi pav smeared with an assortment of chutneys, this serves as a meal at a meagre price of just rs 5 to rs 10. Serve with fried green chillies if you like stuff a tad spicier, and perk it up further by adding finely chopp ....
02 Oct 15
Idli Milagai Podi, Malgapodi Idli by Tarla Dalal
Watch leftover idlis transform into a delectable tiffin treat that your kids will love to munch on. Tossing the idli cubes with ghee and malgapodi makes it spicy and tasty, and also ensures that it stays soft and moist in the tiffin box for around 5 hours.
Even when you do not have leftover id ....
29 Jan 16
Broccoli and Cheese Balls by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli looks so good and tastes so good in this starter, you will fall head over heels in love with it!
Broccoli and cheese, thoughtfully combined with potatoes, result in an irresistible starter that is crisp outside and succulently indulgent inside. The vibrant colour of broccoli stands ou ....
26 Nov 13
Pav Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
A hurried meal for the man in the street. This is a spicy blend of vegetables in tomato gravy served with pav that is cooked with butter. This is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in a hurry and one that tickles the taste buds. When I am lazy to cook o ....
22 Jun 16
Baked Vada Pav / How To Make Baked Vada Pav by Tarla Dalal
From outside, it looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it is a vada pav. That makes this lovely dish appeal to both camps – the sandwich lovers and the vada pav fans!
Bread dough is layered with garlic chutney and stuffed with a peppy potato mixture before being baked to a perfec ....
21 Oct 15
Pasta in White Sauce by Tarla Dalal
White sauce, with its soothing texture and flavour, plays host to not just perfectly cooked fusilli but also a medley of colourful and crunchy veggies. Colourful capsicums, vibrant broccoli and crunchy baby corn endow this dish with a splash of colours, which is pretty to behold and tempting to bite ....
26 Sep 16
Puran Poli ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
The perfect preparation of puran poli is considered a highly-skilled task… an art actually! unlike Maharashtrian puran poli which uses chana dal, the gujarati version makes use of toovar dal. Its unique flavour and characteristic aroma can be attributed to the special Indian spices used.
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