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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.
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 ....
26 Nov 13
Khasta Kachori Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Khasta actually means "flaky" and this flaky kachori is filled with a delectable moong dal mixture and deep fried. Remember to fry the kachori on a very slow flame so that the crust is crisp and gets cooked on the inside. A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside ....
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 ....
12 May 16
Rajma Chawal ( Tiffin Treats) by Tarla Dalal
A tangy preparation of rajma is combined with cooked rice to make a lip-smacking Rajma Chawal, which stays fresh in the tiffin box for at least 5 hours. It’s almost like having rice with a rajma curry to accompany it, but the best part is that it comes in a convenient one-dish package that is easy f ....
20 Aug 13
Waffles by Tarla Dalal
It is fashionable to serve hot waffles with ice-creams. So stay with the trend and serve hot waffles as accompaniments.
26 Aug 16
Bourbon Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves Bourbon Biscuits – the sugar, crispy treats that are packed with lusciously creamy and buttery chocolate icing! We all have our favourite brands and hunt the store-shelves for it. But today, allow us to share a secret with you.
Bourbon Biscuits are not so complicated that they ....
21 Jan 09
20 Aug 11
Chana Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Here is a quick and exciting version of Chana Chaat, which kids will love even more than the elaborate version. Loaded with refreshing cucumber, succulent paneer, crunchy spring onions and other flavourful ingredients, this Chana Chaat is sure to be enjoyed thoroughly by kids.
A dash of chaat ....
28 Aug 17
Dahi Ragda Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Ragda has earned its share of fame by making itself useful in the preparation of chaats like Ragda Patties. Here is another interesting snack using yummy, tongue-tickling Ragda made of cooked safed vatana, tomatoes and spices.
In the Dahi Ragda Chaat, the spicy Ragda is served with a shot of cur ....
03 Mar 16
Kopra Pak by Tarla Dalal
With its rich flavour and irresistible texture, this traditional sweet tends to be a bit addictive because our taste buds are sure to yearn for more of the magical experience. Full-fat milk and coconut cooked together give this sweet an intense flavour and amazing, coarse texture, while cardamom cas ....
21 Dec 16
Maharashtrian Amboli by Tarla Dalal
Amboli is a unique pancake made of a quick and easy rice flour batter. It takes just a few minutes to mix the ingredients into a batter and there is no need to ferment either.
The secret to getting the perfectly-textured Amboli lies in ....
27 Feb 16
Whole Wheat Carrot and Raisin Muffins ( Finger Foods For Kids ) 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 ....
23 Jun 15
Samosa Or How To Make Samosa Recipe 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 ....
15 Oct 15
Tomato Chutney ( Idlis and Dosas) 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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