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Last Updated : Oct 16,2019
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.
02 Apr 19
Corn Cheese Balls ( Starter ) by Tarla Dalal
Just the mention of corn and cheese makes this starter worth a try, because this duo is a great hit with people of all age groups. Allow the peppy, cheesy corn mixture to cool well, otherwise you will not be able to shape it. Once that step is through, then the Corn Cheese Balls are easy to prepare. ....
Baked Samosa by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love samosas? Even though all of us feel a wee itch of guilt while biting into a samosa, the rush of fun, excitement and memories that it brings back totally overrides such negative emotions!
But, well, all said and done, as adults we know that deep-fried foods are not the best optio ....
Doodhi Muthia by Tarla Dalal
microwave doodhi muthia recipe
| quick lauki muthia
| doodhi na muthia
| with 31 amazing pictures
A traditional and healthy Gujarati snack
made with grated doodhi and s ....
Chole Bhature by Tarla Dalal
| Punjabi chole bhature
| with 29 amazing images
My earliest memories of Chole Bhature
is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick ....
Baguette, Homemade French Bread by Tarla Dalal
Baguette is one of the most popular types of French
bread. It has a longish shape and a crisp crust, which makes it quite attractive. It is used to make a lot of starters and snacks.
It might sound a bit complicated when you read the recipe but if you follow ....
13 Oct 19
Cream Cheese Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
This cold sandwich is everything you could ask for – filling, refreshing, tasty! An intelligent combination of juicy and crunchy veggies with cream cheese, herbs and spices, makes this sandwich an enjoyable treat.
It is also very easy and quick to make, and uses common ingredients that you will ....
Healthy Momos by Tarla Dalal
Momos top the charts when it comes to Oriental cuisine. They are satiating and versatile, packed with the choicest of ingredients that are sure to delight your palate. Here, in this version of Momos top the charts when it comes to Oriental cuisine. They are satiating and versatile, packed with the c ....
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 ....
Black Tea, Basic Black Tea by Tarla Dalal
black tea recipe
| how to make black tea
| Indian black tea
| homemade black tea
| quick, easy black tea
| with 10 amazing images.
To make bl ....
Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Here is a simple but elegant dessert, which is sure to go down well with everybody. This soft milky pudding with the heavenly tinge of vanilla, laced with chocolate sauce, is a pleasing treat for the palate.
The pudding is so soft that it looks a bit shaky, as if it has not set, but that is how ....
Paneer Pita Pockets by Tarla Dalal
paneer pita pocket recipe
| paneer in whole wheat pita pocket
| cottage cheese pita pockets
| with 38 amazing pictures
Looking for something different and unique for a party s ....
23 Nov 14
Palak Methi Na Muthia, Gujarati Recipe by Tarla Dalal
I’d say, “steam them, season them, and gobble them up!” you should ideally follow this process in quick succession and serve the palak methi na muthia soon after steaming—as freshness ensures the greatest satisfaction as far as this dish goes.
It does take a while to painstakingly clean and chop ....
Veg Raita, Mixed Vegetable Raita by Tarla Dalal
veg raita recipe
| mixed vegetable raita
| healthy veg raita
| quick veg raita
| with 11 amazing images.
The veg raita recipe
is made from low fat curds, beetroot ....
French Fries Recipe, How To Make French Fries by Tarla Dalal
French Fries and burgers seem to have tied the knot! It is hard to think of burgers
without some form of crispy accompaniment, but of these, the common french fries are the most tried-and-test and safe combo for any type of burger.
To enhan ....
Creamy Mughlai Vegetable Subzi by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant preparation that everyone is sure to enjoy! This effortless preparation of mixed vegetables, raisins and golden brown cashewnuts, perked up with garam masala, is a real treat for both your eyes and your senses.
Capsicum adds crunch to this dry subzi, while cream gives it a luscious ....
09 Oct 19
Potato Smiley by Tarla Dalal
If you see a frown on your kid’s face, this is the best recipe to put the smile back! The Potato Smiley is an all-time favourite kids’ recipe. The potato-based dough is shaped into small, flat rounds, with eyes and a smile impressed upon each, using a straw and a spoon. Once deep-fried, they become ....
30 Sep 19
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
| Gujarati doodhi muthia
| dudhi na muthia
| steamed lauki muthia
| with 25 amazing images.
is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's mu ....
Eggless Chocolate Lava Cake, Whole Wheat Lava Cake by Tarla Dalal
The Chocolate Lava Cake is a hot-seller at most bakeries and coffee shops. With the intense flavour of chocolate and an addictively gooey mouth-feel, this is one dessert that instantly wins over all hearts!
Here is a fool-proof recipe for Eggless Chocolate Lava Cake that tastes awesome yet so ea ....
07 Oct 19
Queso Dip by Tarla Dalal
Queso Dip is a great accompaniment to crunchy nacho chips, as it provides a perfectly complementary blend of spice and cheese, which is what ‘queso’ means. Cheese slices melted with a mix of milk and chopped spring onions, garlic, chilli flakes and tomatoes gives the right balance of creamy cheesine ....
07 Oct 19
Aloo Pakora, Aloo Bhaji, Potato Pakoda by Tarla Dalal
Monsoon is simply incomplete without Aloo Pakora! Potato slices, coated with a spicy batter and deep-fried, these pakoras give you everything your palate will ask for on a cool and rainy day – a dash of spice, lots of crunch and loads of fun. The best part is that it is quite easy to make, no rocket ....
07 Oct 19
Rice Rava Dosa by Tarla Dalal
The Rice Rava Dosa is a really tempting variant of the regular dosa, which does not require any grinding or fermentation.
Made of a batter of rice flour and semolina, tempered with onion, coconut and cashew, this quick and easy dosa can be made on any day for breakfast or as a snack.
The tem ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers by Tarla Dalal
Light on the stomach but crunchy to bite into, these iron rich crackers make a great breakfast option, whether early in the morning or as a snack during a mid-day refreshment break!
These Ragi and Oat Crackers are all the better, as they are made with wholesome ragi, oats and whole wheat flo ....
Basic Vanilla Ice-cream by Tarla Dalal
Vanilla forms an excellent base for most desserts because of its mellow flavour, which highlights the other ingredients. Not only that, it also cooperates well with most fruits to form milk shakes, smoothies and sundaes too. Here is how you can make Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream at home using readily avai ....
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