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Last Updated : Feb 20,2019
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.
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
Saffron Lemon Drink, Kesar and Lemon Drink by Tarla Dalal
It is quite common to add saffron to kheer, mithai and milky drinks too. But, here is an outta-this-world drink that focuses totally on saffron. Since the Saffron Lemon Drink has no milk, the unique flavour and pleasant colour of saffron steal the show!
A dash of lemon juice helps to highlight ....
18 Mar 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 tea or as a dessert, with a topping of vanilla ice-cr ....
Bread and Butter Pudding, Eggless Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Bread and butter pudding is a popular, easy-to-make British dessert. It also happens to be a hot favourite at Mumbai’s Irani restaurants.
You start by making a custard-like sauce, pour it over bread, top it with raisins and nuts, sprinkle a bit of brown sugar and butter to get crunchy coat, an ....
Virgin Mint Cucumber Mojita, Mocktail Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a nice lemony, minty drink that adds more punch to your conversations! Ideal to serve at parties, this refreshing drink has an interesting mouth-feel and the invigorating flavours of mint and lemon.
The cucumber slices impart a mild flavour to the drink, while a pinch of salt sets it apar ....
Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during norm ....
Chinese Fried Rice, Veg Chinese Fried Rice by Tarla Dalal
The veg fried rice is a quintessential Chinese
favorite. Colorful, crunchy vegetables with a whole lot of spring onions and some soy sauce tossed together with steamed rice on a flame makes veg fried rice a simple, but delicious meal. Zip, zap ....
Rose and Tender Coconut Ice Cream by Tarla Dalal
This is a delicately flavoured ice-cream with aromatic rose petals and soothing tender coconut meat, which is sure to top the popularity charts!
Perfect proportions of milk and cream yield a super creamy ice-cream, the texture of which is further improved by flakes of tender coconut meat and r ....
15 Mar 19
Thai Sweet Corn Cutlets by Tarla Dalal
This recipe will be unlike any cutlet you have tried so far – it is not made of potatoes, spinach, raw bananas or any of the usual stuff! the thai sweet corn cutlet is made from a contrasting combination of juicy sweet corn kernels and fierily pungent red curry paste. If this is not spiky enough, th ....
15 Mar 19
Schezuan Sauce by Tarla Dalal
The Schezuan Sauce is a must-have in the Chinese
food lover’s kitchen. It is one of the most popular Oriental accompaniments, and can be served with any Chinese starter or main course.
It is quite spicy, and is also often used in the prepa ....
18 Mar 19
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup by Tarla Dalal
Manchow soup is a very popular street food in China, and you’ll find push carts selling off this soup customized to individual taste. The hawker will throw in the ingredients you ask for to make it suitable to your palate.
Plenty of finely chopped veggies are simmered in a broth which contains ....
Mango Sheera by Tarla Dalal
Everyone wants to make the most of the mango season because it is the undisputed king of fruits and everybody’s favourite too!
Here is another smart way to use this awesome fruit. Add it to the traditional sheera, to make it more interesting and unique.
Paneer in Quick White Gravy ( Paneer Cookbook) by Tarla Dalal
Easy and quick, this recipe will turn out to be a real surprise for those who have always drowned paneer in tangy tomato based gravies. Here, cream and milk are combined with a rich onion-cashew paste and perked up with spice powders to get a pleasantly-flavoured gravy that is perfect for paneer. Ho ....
14 Mar 19
Ragda Patties, Chaat Ragda Pattice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Ragda Patties, one of the most famous street foods of Mumbai, is a satiating snack that is loved by people of all ages. From being a street food, it has grown in stature to become a popular dish in many Indian
restaurants all over the world.
This to ....
14 Mar 19
Chocolate Pancakes with Whipped Cream and Nuts by Tarla Dalal
Bite into the nuts, lick the cream, savour the pancakes... this dessert has all that it takes to make a person happy! Chocolate-flavoured pancakes are arranged neatly with a topping of whipped cream and mixed nuts, so beautifully that the aesthetic presentation itself makes everybody drool. Use noth ....
Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds ( Cakes and Pastries ) by Tarla Dalal
If you love the heady aroma of warm, freshly-baked cakes, then this Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds is one of the first things you should try.
It is so richly-flavoured and so spongy, you can use it in just too many ways! Have a slice right off the Ove ....
13 Mar 19
Stuffed Cheesy Schezuan Pav Recipe, Starter by Tarla Dalal
Innovation at its best, this recipe brings together a few ideas from Oriental and Indian cuisine to give you a snack that’s unforgettable!
Ladi Pav bread is stuffed with a scrumptious filling of juicy veggies and tongue-tickling sauces, coated with a buttery-garlicky spread, sealed with foil pap ....
13 Mar 19
Virgin Mary Mocktail by Tarla Dalal
A unique drink with an intermingling taste of tomato juice and worcestershire sauce with a dash of lemon and pepper.
Amla Murabba, Rajasthani Recipe by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen Rajasthani
recipe, the Amla Murabba is a wonderful accompaniment to any meal, but it is so tasty you will want to enjoy a spoonful at any time, without any reason at all.
In this recipe, the soft-cooked and sweetened amlas are delightfully fla ....
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