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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.
04 Apr 16
Yellow Banana Chips, Banana Wafers, Raw Banana Wafers by Tarla Dalal
Crispy wafers made out of yellow bananas are an all-time favourite all over the country, especially in regions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu where yellow bananas are available all year round. You need to choose hard and raw yellow bananas to make these wafers. Some people like to make it out of bananas t ....
31 Aug 16
09 Jul 15
Pineapple Sponge Cake by Tarla Dalal
This delectably spongy cake dotted with chunks of canned pineapple is perfect to be decorated elaborately, to be served as such with tea, or with a topping of ice-cream for dessert. This Pineapple Sponge Cake derives part of its intense flavour from pineapple syrup and partly from condensed milk. Yo ....
16 May 16
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu.
We made it ....
10 Dec 15
Schezwan Sauce, Schezuan Sauce Chinese Recipe by Tarla Dalal
If you love Oriental cooking, you must have this sauce in your larder!
The Schezuan Sauce is a common addition to several Chinese
recipes including noodle and vegetable preparations.
It can be made quite easily with readily available ingredients, and ....
26 Nov 12
Mixed Veggie Raita by Tarla Dalal
This hearty curd preparation is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein. Serve chilled to relish all the flavours.
27 Dec 16
Apple Rabadi, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
Low fat milk thickened with apple. The addition of nutmeg and cardamom blends well with the subtle flavours.
Try not to peel the apple, as much of the fibre is present in the peel and just below it.
Select sweet apples for this recipe, as sharp apples can split the rabadi bitter and so rende ....
04 Feb 15
Nacho Chips by Tarla Dalal
Crispy treats for your tooth and taste buds, Nacho Chips have a characteristic texture that is quite different from other chips, perhaps due to the combination of maize flour and plain flour. While a sprinkling of carom seeds and oregano imparts enough aroma and flavour for most purposes, you can ad ....
12 Aug 14
Paneer and Spring Onion Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Whole wheat parathas enhanced with fresh paneer and aromatic spring onions, this is a wonderful choice for your kids’ snack box. The addition of protein and calcium rich paneer makes the Paneer and Spring Onion Parathas very nutritious and satiating, while also keeping them nice and soft even in the ....
16 Mar 17
Til Chikki by Tarla Dalal
A nutritious treat for to-be moms, as the winning combo of sesame seeds and jaggery gives a good boost of iron, which is required to maintain healthy haemoglobin levels.
Pop a Til Chikki into your mouth whenever you feel nauseous, and you are sure to feel better instantly. When making this chikk ....
22 Jun 16
Baked Vada Pav / How To Make Baked Vada Pav by Tarla Dalal
From outside, it looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it is a vada pav. That makes this lovely dish appeal to both camps – the sandwich lovers and the vada pav fans!
Bread dough is layered with garlic chutney and stuffed with a peppy potato mixture before being baked to a perfec ....
27 Jun 17
French Beans and Carrot Thoran, Kerala Dry Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
‘Thoran’ is a traditional vegetable preparation that is popular in Kerala. It is a dry subzi that can be prepared with many different veggies.
In this recipe, we have used a colourful combination of French beans and carrot. First, the veggies are sautéed with onions and an aromatic tempering of ....
11 Jan 16
Nimbu Pani, How To Make Shikanji by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like a glass of chilled Nimbu Paani to refresh you, even on the hottest and most tiring of days! This rejuvenating drink is made of lemon juice, flavoured with the right proportions of salt and sugar. Cumin seeds powder and black salt add a real peppy dimension to this tangy drink. Although ....
23 Nov 14
Afghani Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The Mughal maharajas had an umpteen number of chefs who spent laborious hours toiling in the kitchens to prepare the perfect meal. They ground most ingredients to powders to ensure the perfect eating experience. Though not as time consuming this recipe uses a powder of melon seeds, cashew nuts and p ....
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