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Last Updated : Jul 18,2017



त्योहार और दावत के व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें
તહેવાર અને મિજબાનીના વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો
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.

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Recipe# 33629
27 Feb 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Yummy muffins that are pretty to look at, and super tasty to munch on! Carrot gives these muffins a beautiful hue and an irresistible mouth-feel, while the juicy raisins are amazing to bite into every now and then. Adding whole wheat flour and bran to the batter gives the muffins a wonderful texture ....
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Recipe# 37441
23 Jun 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Samosa! Does this snack need any introduction? Originally one of Mumbai’s favourite roadside snacks, it is now so famous across the country that it is available in almost every bakery, restaurant and tea stall. While some enjoy it plain, others like to smash it and top it with sauces or make a chaat ....
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Recipe# 1654
15 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Tomato Chutney is a tongue-tickling accompaniment that is perfect to have with idlis and dosas. Although it takes a few minutes to prepare, many people prefer to make it often because it is faster than grating a coconut, plus it has a holistic flavour that eliminates the need for sambhar a ....
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Recipe# 33088
10 Aug 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Aromatic, spicy and flavourful, but very kid-friendly, these Moong Dal crispies make a wonderful snack to send in your kids’ tiffin box. You can make a large batch and store it in an airtight container for around a week, so you can serve it up to your kids whenever they are struck by a sudden hunger ....
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Recipe# 1941
26 Nov 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Cookies are a must to complete the Christmas experience. They are also a wonderful jar snack to have at home, to appease your sweet tooth as well as sudden hunger pangs. And, what better flavour of cookie to make than chocolaty ones! Here is the perfect recipe to make delightful Eggless Chocolate Co ....
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Recipe# 5015
17 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional treat that has withstood the test of time, Kurmura Chikki, with its wonderful crunch and puffy texture is loved across generations! Light yet satiating, this tasty chikki is also easy to prepare, with minimal ingredients. Using jaggery instead of white sugar retains the tradition ....
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Recipe# 41351
03 Jan 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy but enchanting, the Matar Pulao is a timeless classic of Indian cuisine. 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 ....
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Recipe# 2900
26 Jul 15

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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 ....
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Recipe# 836
30 Jan 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
The most popular in Mexican cuisine is salsa, it taste great with tortilla chips but can also be used inside Mexican wraps like Barrito and Paneer Tikki Salsa Wrap , …very ....
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Recipe# 35935
23 Nov 15

 
 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 ....
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Recipe# 42010
18 Aug 17

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 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 ....
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Recipe# 2064
16 May 11

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 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, ....
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Recipe# 3995
20 Aug 13

 
 
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 ....
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Recipe# 41331
23 Dec 16

 
 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 ....
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