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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.
29 Jan 16
Mexican Tacos, Vegetarian Tacos Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Think of Mexican
and tacos are the first dish that come to mind. Making tacos involves a laborious process, which pushes many to go for the readymade options.
However, anything made at home is always more tasty and satisfying, and Mexican Tacos are no excep ....
03 Oct 17
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified yet unbelievably easy to make, the Besan Barfi is an Indian
sweet that even beginners can make very quickly. The secret of this recipe’s success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them.
The use of besan ....
07 Nov 17
Chatpata Rings, Kids Short Break Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Are your kids very fond of packaged snacks like masala rings from different brands – and are you perpetually worried about what colours or food additives are used in these?
Not to worry, you can now easily make a similar snack right at home in your own kitchen! Chatpata Rings is a crispy ring-sh ....
Cabbage Jowar Muthias by Tarla Dalal
Muthias are an all-time favourite snack for Gujaratis, but for some people they may be very new.
These are steamed dumplings that can be made with 2 or 3 kinds of flour combinations and can be flavoured with different vegetables like methi, mooli (radish), bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) etc.
20 Aug 13
Malai Kulfi by Tarla Dalal
Being a frozen dairy dessert, kulfi is technically an ice-cream, but with the rich flavour and unique texture of condensed milk, it is a class apart, a genre in its own right! Of the many varieties of kulfi, this traditional Malai Kulfi stands out with an extra rich and intense flavour and creamines ....
16 May 14
Hara Bhara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
One of the most loved kebabs in Indian restaurants around the world, the Hara Bhara Kebab is interestingly made with the humble spinach! Bound together by mashed chana dal, green peas and paneer, and flavoured with readily available spice powders and other ingredients like ginger and green chillies, ....
02 Nov 17
Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe, Eggless and Dairy Free by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves chocolate cakes, but the moment somebody mentions it, we think not just of the intense taste of cocoa but also the indulgent richness of dairy products like butter, cream and condensed milk, which put it out of the reach of vegans.
Here is a completely Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe ....
06 Nov 17
06 Nov 17
Kai Murukku, South Indian Handmade Chakli by Tarla Dalal
Kai Murukku is one of the most famous South Indian jar snacks, and is like an endorsement of one’s cooking skills! Made with a dough of rice and urad, this chakli like snack is shaped entirely by hand, which requires a bit of practice to master.
However, it is completely worth the effort because ....
06 Nov 17
Methi Makai Dhebra, Tea Time Snack by Tarla Dalal
Dhebra is an Indian
bread, popular in Gujarati
cuisine. It is made of bajra flour, alone or together with other flours, and is often perked up with different ingredients like spices and herbs.
Here is an appetizing Methi Ma ....
07 Nov 17
Spinach Mushroom Rice Bake by Tarla Dalal
Rich with the aroma and flavour of butter, the Spinach Mushroom Baked Rice is a delightful one-dish meal
that truly pampers your senses.
Buttered rice is layered with a scrumptious mixture of spinach and mushrooms sautéed with onions, seasoned ....
07 Nov 17
Dough Balls, Homemade Dough Balls by Tarla Dalal
Dough Ball is a very, very soft bun-like snack that tastes awesome when served piping hot with herbed butter. A good amount of milk powder and butter is used in the dough to give the Dough Ball this notably soft texture.
Once baked, these soft Dough Balls are brushed with a mixture of olive oil, ....
29 Feb 16
Fattoush, Lebanese Salad by Tarla Dalal
Delectably different, Fattoush is a Lebanese
salad made by combining toasted and chopped pita bread with the choicest of veggies and herbs.
The texture of this salad is truly out-of-the-world, as it combines the crispiness of toasted bread with the juicy ....
31 Jul 14
Vegetable Soup by Tarla Dalal
If ‘Vegetable Soup’ sounds too similar, read this recipe before you decide! This version of the ever-popular soup comes with an innovative twist, as it uses a stock of moong dal, tomatoes and onions, which imparts a very pleasing consistency and flavour to this nutritious soup. With loads of crunchy ....
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