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Last Updated : Jul 01,2018
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.
26 Nov 12
Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries by Tarla Dalal
This snack is a cheese-lover’s dream come true! Unpeeled zucchini fingers are coated excitingly with cheese and breadcrumbs, and baked in an oven till it acquires a uniquely cheesy crispness!
It is basically the kind of snack that is both crisp and chewy, an amazing texture that everybody love ....
Crushed Peanut Chikki, Crushed Shing Dana Chikki Made in Jaggery by Tarla Dalal
Peanut Chikki is one of the most popular amongst chikkis, the crushed peanut version being as popular as the whole one. Crushing the peanuts increases the aroma of the chikki, and enhances the flavour too as the peanuts and jaggery mix more uniformly. The texture is also quite different, somewhat so ....
Pav Bhaji ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Pav bhaji is more than a mere snack! it’s a quick meal that can be grabbed on the go – since large potions of the bhaji are made in advance and simply reheated with a few spices before serving. You just need to wait till the pav is toasted to perfection with oodles of butter! hmm, top with the raw o ....
Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa by Tarla Dalal
A yummy cheesy samosa that appeals to both desi and exotic food lovers. Although it tastes super special, this samosa is also quite easy to prepare and requires minimal ingredients.
What makes it special is the mouth-feel given by molten cheese. However, you should make sure you seal the samosas ....
19 Jul 18
Lemon Pickle by Tarla Dalal
Oh, how versatile the humble lemon is, lending itself as beautifully to pickling candying, seasoning as to a variety of other uses.
Interestingly, most restaurants down south serve lime pickle along with the 'meals', as the lemon is easy to procure and pickle, as well as liked by almost everybod ....
Aloo Methi by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Methi is an everyday recipe... easy, tasty and awesome. Yet, every time you taste it, it feels exotic, with the softness of potatoes and the pleasing bitterness of methi.
Indeed, this Indian
favourite deserves the global fame that it has earned! You will f ....
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified, the Anjeer Halwa is a really striking dessert made of puréed figs, powdered almonds and milk powdered, cooked with ghee and a little bit of sugar to add to the natural sweetness of figs. The almonds and figs complement each other beautifully in flavour and texture, while the mi ....
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda by Tarla Dalal
This is an interesting pakoda that combines the vibrant colour of spinach and the exciting crunch of onions with a dash of spice powders for flavour.
We have combined the right amounts of besan and rice flour to give the Palak Pakora an awesome crunch. A must-try recipe, the Palak Pakora will ad ....
Sweet Corn and Vegetable Soup by Tarla Dalal
Crushed and whole sweet corn comes together with a colourful assortment of juicy vegetables in this sumptuous soup. Once you prepare the veggies and corn, this Sweet Corn and Vegetable Soup can be made in a jiffy with readily available ingredients. This soup is dominated by the crunch of vegetables ....
12 Mar 18
Chocolate Ice Cream Using Cocoa Powder by Tarla Dalal
Chocolate and ice-cream are both ever-popular favourites with kids and adults alike. And Chocolate Ice-Cream is that classic dish in which the two meet.
Here is how you can make the perfect Chocolate Ice-Cream using Cocoa Powder. It has an intense flavour and absolutely creamy consistency that w ....
19 Jul 18
Crunchy Paneer Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Yummy inside and yummy outside, this dish is tasty through and through! The Crunchy Paneer Rolls are made with the right mix of paneer and potatoes flavoured with spice powders and pastes, and deep-fried with a batter coating. An innovative idea that adds to the crunchiness of this snack is to roll ....
19 Jul 18
Cabbage and Paneer Grilled Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Although both cabbage and paneer are bland ingredients, the hints of green chillies and coriander lace it with an enticing flavour, and the overall effect is rather pleasing to the palate.
When had with a bowl of hot Spicy Tomato Soup
19 Jul 18
Caramel Custard ( Eggless) by Tarla Dalal
Caramel is a flavour with universal appeal. From popcorn and nuts to cakes and pastries, caramel has the power to make your reaction change from ‘like it’ to ‘love it’!
Let’s watch the magic of caramel unfurl in this all-time favourite Mexican
dessert. The ....
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