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Last Updated : Jul 18,2017
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.
03 Jan 17
Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy but enchanting, the Matar Pulao is a timeless classic of Indian
The rich taste of ghee and the mind-blowing aroma of whole spices makes this dish a really mouth-watering one, so good that you can just have it plain without any accompanim ....
26 Jul 15
Corn and Capsicum Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Corn and capsicum are a lesson in contrasts. While one is sweet, juicy and yellow, the other is spicy, crunchy and green. See how they complement each other perfectly in everything from texture and flavour to appearance. It is no surprise then that this Corn and Capsicum Tikki turns out to be such a ....
30 Jan 16
23 Nov 15
Cabbage Salad by Tarla Dalal
This salad is cabbage through and through, with dark green speckles of green chillies and coriander here and there. Yet, this crunchy high fibre Cabbage Salad is so tasty, you will see people reach for more helpings of it. We will let you in on the little secret. A tangy dressing with black salt, le ....
18 Aug 17
Methi Malai Paneer Subzi, Restaurant Style Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
The appetizing bitterness of methi, the royal creaminess of malai and the succulence of paneer come together to make an awesome subzi that tops the chart of favourites in most Indian restaurants. A paste of cashew nut, tomatoes, onions and spices adds to the luscious mouth-feel of the Methi Malai Pa ....
16 May 11
Gulab Jamun ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
There are umpteen ready mixes available in the market for making Gulab Jamun, but none can beat the traditional recipe made with homemade khoya. Authentic Gulab Jamun made with hariyali mava has a very rich mouth-feel that gels well with festivity. In a bygone era, when everything was made at home, ....
20 Aug 13
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice - Cream by Tarla Dalal
Serve this Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-Cream to your kids and their friends when they come home for a chat, and you are sure to strengthen your ‘dream mom’ image! Made with crushed chocolate chip cookies, grated dark chocolate and milk, this lusciously creamy ice-cream breathes chocolate through and t ....
23 Dec 16
Puttu, Kerala Homemade Rice Puttu for Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
A timeless culinary treasure from the kitchens of Kerala, Puttu is one of the healthiest breakfasts you can think of! Made of steamed rice flour and grated coconut, Puttu has a unique taste and texture, which comes from the special container that it is steamed in.
Traditionally, Puttu was steame ....
21 Mar 16
Rum Centered Chocolates by Tarla Dalal
This is the perfect dessert for a romantic candlelight dinner or an elite gathering of adults. These exquisite Rum-Centered Chocolates have a melt-in-the-mouth texture and an intense flavour, resulting from the fusion of dark chocolate and rum.
These chocolates have to be handled with care bec ....
21 Dec 17
Ven Pongal, South Indian Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Ven Pongal is South India’s equivalent of the North Indian khichdi. Cooked rice and moong dal are flavoured with ginger, crushed peppercorns and cumin seeds, and garnished with ghee-roasted cashew nuts and curry leaves.
Ven Pongal has a unique flavour and consistency, which are rich yet soothing ....
25 Mar 16
Dry Fruit Chikki, Cashew Almond and Pistachio Chikki by Tarla Dalal
Young and old alike drool over crunchy-munchy mixed nut chikkis! Indeed, who can resist the delectable combination of nuts with sugar in a crispy and handy form? The rich flavour and enticing texture of the Dry Fruit Chikki make you want to keep munching on them, and the temptation is even higher if ....
21 Jan 16
Til Laddu, Til Ke Ladoo, Til Gud Ladoo Recipe by Tarla Dalal
There is a traditional charm about this recipe that makes it appeal to everyone! Aromatic ingredients like dry roasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts are sweetened with jaggery and laced with cardamom to make delicious laddoos. Unlike sugar, jaggery has a distinctive flavour, which complements the ....
21 Mar 16
Doodhi Halwa, Lauki Halwa Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Doodhi Halwa tops the chart of all-time favourite Indian
mithai. Whether you have it cold, right out of the fridge, or warm it up and have it plain or with a topping of ice-cream, Doodhi Halwa is sure to charm you with its rich texture and enticing flavour.
25 Dec 17
Sweet Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal, Chakkarai by Tarla Dalal
God’s favourite offering, and man’s favourite prasad! Yes, the Sweet Pongal has won this contest hands-down.
For generations, South Indians have believed the Sweet Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal to be one of the best offerings to God, as it combines rice and dal with jaggery and spices, all being aus ....
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