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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.
30 Aug 16
Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Potato and Cheese Rolls by Tarla Dalal
A yummy starter, which is sure to raise one’s expectations of the forthcoming meal! Aloo Cheese Croquettes also look very appetising, so nobody is likely to pass up the tray without tasting one. A melt-in-the-mouth covering of mashed potatoes gives way to a succulent, cheesy filling that has the pep ....
27 Jun 17
Chocolate Truffle Cake, Cake Recipe, Eggless Chocolate Dessert by Tarla Dalal
This recipe will give you the satisfaction of preparing a grand dessert all by yourself, right from start to end... from sponge to decoration!
At the heart of this Chocolate Truffle Cake is a richly flavoured chocolate sponge with a hint of coffee flavour. This is sandwiched and coated with a cr ....
20 Jul 17
Mawa Peda, Quick Mava Peda, Khoya Peda by Tarla Dalal
Festival or no festival, Indians love sweets! And, with the festival season just around the corner, the search for easy but tasty sweets only becomes more intense.
Well, here is one recipe that is sure to make it to your book of favourites. The traditional, evergreen mithai Mawa Peda has been ma ....
12 Jul 17
Parsley Rice, Buttered Parsley and Garlic Rice by Tarla Dalal
Simple but superb, the Parsley Rice is a buttery rice dish with the pleasant aroma of parsley. A dash of garlic and green chillies give the rice a balanced spiciness.
The rich and herby flavour of the Parsley Rice makes it good to be had just plain, like a one-dish meal. But, you can also serve ....
03 Oct 16
Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrians would feel lost without poha! beaten rice flakes tossed with the traditional tempering of mustard seeds, chillies and curry leaves, this is served aesthetically with tiny wedges of lemon. If you are in a rush, you can just grab a readily available parcel of poha and have it later in t ....
12 Jan 17
Malgapodi Powder, South Indian Gun Powder Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Malgapodi is also fondly called ‘gun powder’, which makes it obvious just how fiery it tastes! The spiciness of red chillies combined with the aroma and rich taste of roasted dals and asafoetida makes this South Indian
spice powder a really tongue tickling t ....
23 Sep 13
Banana and Cucumber Salad by Tarla Dalal
Banana and cucumber salad is a unique combo made up in kachumber style! sweet bananas and crunchy cucumbers are a very compatible twosome when prepared just right, with a texture boost from peanuts and coconut and a flavour boost from green chillies and lemon juice. Serve chilled.
22 Jan 16
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali
delight right in your own kitchen!
We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
23 Sep 13
Malpuas ( Desi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
Hot malpuas are irresistible, whether had plain or with a topping of cold rabadi. Try making this delightful treat at home itself, and with a slight twist. In this version, I have avoided deep-frying the malpuas and cooked them with minimal ghee in a frying pan. They turn out as soft as ever.
14 Sep 16
Pineapple Ice- Cream by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist the charm of this tropical fruit? Indeed, all things pineapple are so much fun, and this Pineapple Ice-Cream is no exception. The luscious mouth-feel of a creamy ice-cream combined with the zesty flavour of pineapple makes this ice-cream a blockbuster hit.
We have used canned pi ....
07 Nov 16
Lapsi, Fada ni Lapsi, Gujarati Broken Wheat Dessert Recipe by Tarla Dalal
One of the most well-known of Gujarati desserts, Lapsi is a very appealing sweet dish of roasted and cooked broken wheat sweetened with sugar and flavoured pleasantly with cardamom powder. Roasting the broken wheat in ghee gives the Lapsi a rich brown colour, intense aroma and nice flavour. Although ....
11 Jan 15
Double Layered Cheese Veggie Crunch Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Anybody game for a double-decker pizza? If you love such sandwiches, you will love this pizza even more. Two pizza bases, sandwiched with pizza sauce and cheese, are then coated with a crunchy and flavourful veggie topping, which features sun-dried tomatoes for tang and mixed herbs for flavour. Due ....
13 Dec 16
Lemon Grass Ice Tea by Tarla Dalal
Experience a burst of fresh flavours as you savour this refreshing tea. While the flavour of lemongrass itself is very refreshing, it is heightened further by adding slices of lemon to the tea.
Remember to cool the tea completely before adding the ice-cubes and lemon slices, in order to get the ....
11 Jan 15
Pasta in Red Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Perfectly-cooked fusilli and richly flavoured tomato sauce come across as a heavenly match.
An assortment of ingredients ranging from onions and garlic to peppercorns, herbs and bay leaves offer their unique flavours to this intense tomato-based sauce, making the Pasta in Red Sauce an experience th ....
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