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Last Updated : Oct 03,2018
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.
Butterscotch Ice Cream by Tarla Dalal
Yes, here were tell you how to make the ever-popular Butterscotch Ice-Cream! Loved by kids and adults alike, this rich ice-cream has a mellow flavour balanced wonderfully by the sweet crunch of the crushed praline. The praline, made with cashews and sugar, gives a delectable texture and rich flavour ....
Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Pindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabi
repertoire, which is flavoured with a large assortment of spice powders and other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions, which lend an irresistible flavour and aroma to it.
Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich) by Tarla Dalal
The best way to live a fit and happy life despite this daily inconvenience, is to boost your natural immunity, and including vitamin C rich foods in your diet is one way of achieving this. That’s all the more reason to enjoy this delicious Lemon and Coriander Soup made with vitamin C rich ingredient ....
Rava Dosa, Onion Rava Dosa by Tarla Dalal
Rava dosa is a delectably crispy dosa that can be prepared instantly, without the need for any fermentation.
A traditional tempering and quick mix-in of chopped onions, coriander and green chillies add excellent flavour to a batter made of ready flours and semolina.
This dosa is indeed a ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Paan Shot by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a recipe that combines the dessert and after-meal paan into one exciting glassful! The Paan Shot is a mouth-watering combination of paan and rose gulkhand with spices and ice-cream, which melts in your mouth and tickles your taste buds. Every sip of this aromatic drink will send a lovely ting ....
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
16 Jul 18
Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets
Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening ....
Kesar Peda by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava.
By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
Nutritious Thalipeeth by Tarla Dalal
Neither a roti nor a dosa, the Maharashtrian thalipeeth is a wonderful snack that must be savoured to be understood! This Nutritious Thalipeeth is made of a combination of flours, vegetables and spice powders, which together make it a rich source of iron, fibre and folic acid. Sumptuous and filling, ....
Idli ( How To Make Idli ) by Tarla Dalal
South indian cuisine is almost synonymous with idli! idli is not only easy to make but also extremely healthy and easy to digest. In fact, when stranded on a highway with nothing to eat, people wouldn’t hesitate to walk into a roadside hotel and buy a few idlis, as it is steamed, and therefore quite ....
Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Tarla Dalal
An indulgent chocolate-flavoured mousse prepared in an innovative way using ripened avocado as the base. Well-ripened avocado has a very luscious texture that is perfect to make a mousse.
Combined with molten dark chocolate, it gives rise to an intense Avocado Chocolate Mousse, which is just t ....
Parsley Straws by Tarla Dalal
A herby snack made of flour perked up with chopped onions, curry powder and a generous dose of aromatic parsley, these parsley straw may either be served fresh or stored in an airtight container for a few days. Make sure you serve it with a nice, tangy dip for double joy!
16 Oct 18
Kand Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some!
16 Oct 18
Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to baking Cakes
, practice makes one perfect, and the Rich Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Eggs is an ideal recipe to start off with as it is simple and useful.
A vanilla sponge cake always comes in handy, as it is subtle in nature, allowing th ....
15 Oct 18
15 Oct 18
Tandoori Paneer Pizza by Tarla Dalal
India meets Italy in this unique Tandoori Paneer Pizza! An assortment of veggies is first soaked in a richly flavoured marinade, and then sautéed to intensify the flavour, before being added as a desi style topping to thin crust pizza bases. The topping is sautéed on a tava to give it a tandoori fin ....
15 Oct 18
Mini Bhakarwadi by Tarla Dalal
Bhakarwadi is one of the most famous of Maharashtrian
snacks. It is a dry snack, which has an interesting spiral shape with alternate layers of masala and dough.
Two things are important to get the best results when making Bhakarwadi. First, the masala ....
15 Oct 18
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.
15 Oct 18
Kala Chana Sundal, Sundal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This is how South Indian
love to have their chana, and it’s so tasty that everybody will enjoy it, without a doubt!
Cooked kala chana is tempered with mustard, urad dal and other traditional ingredients, and garnished with fresh and juicy grated coconu ....
Chocolate Almond Biscotti, Italian Chocolate Almond Biscotti by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti is a special type of Italian
almond biscuit that is baked twice to get a unique texture that is dry and crunchy.
The Italian Chocolate Almond Biscotti is an all-time favourite variant where the appeal of almonds is augmented by the charm of cocoa. ....
15 Oct 18
Mohanthal ( Mithai Cookbook) by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthal is a traditional mithai with the rich flavour and melt-in-the-mouth texture of ghee-roasted besan. Rose water and spices like cardamom and saffron give the sweet an enticing flavour and captivating aroma, while an assortment of slivered nuts makes the sweet richer. Popular in Rajasthan and ....
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