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Last Updated : Dec 18,2017
When you have a little time to plan and execute, you can go for these awesome snacks. These are not difficult to prepare but just need a little bit of pre-planning, to stock up on the required ingredients, soak some ingredients or make a batter. Some of the recipes might also take some time to execute, but the end-results are always totally worth the efforts! Treats like the Chole Samosa Chaat and Mini Bean Tacos are sure to enthrall you with their fantastic flavours and textures.
Masala Vadas, South Indian Masala Vadas, Vadai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Come to South India, especially Tamil Nadu, and you cannot miss the appetizing aroma of Masala Vadas being fried at tea stalls in almost every street corner! Masala Vada is an all-time favourite evening snack across Tamil Nadu. It is enjoyed hot with coconut chutney and a cup of
30 Sep 19
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 ....
06 May 19
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well.
It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast
. Adai can be enhanced ....
23 Sep 19
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack) by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Kanji Vada, Rajasthani Kanji Vada by Tarla Dalal
This is a marwari delicacy of moong dal vadas immersed in tangy mustard flavoured liquid. The 'kanji' or 'rai ka pani' as it is known needs to be prepared a day in advance so that all the flavours mellow down.
The vadas are added the following day. Kanji vadas are a popular snack sold on the str ....
Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat dish, which gives you the satisfaction of eating a homely idli as well as a scrumptious sandwich. Yes, the Stuffed Rava Idli Vegetable Sandwich is an innovative recipe in which the rava idli batter is layered with grated veggies and green chutney and then steamed.
Each mouthful of ....
15 Jun 14
Aloo Kurkure by Tarla Dalal
Mint-flavoured potato mash dipped in a typical flour batter, coated with powdered beaten rice, and deep-fried till temptingly crisp. Hear the crunchy poha crackle as you drain these on absorbent paper, and be tempted to take a bite even before you finish frying the remaining balls! indeed, this is a ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
True to its name, this tikka will melt in your mouth and delight your palate! replacing the fat-laden white gravy of cream and cashews with whole wheat bread mayonnaise results in a healthier version, which you can serve in portions of two pieces.
Broccoli and Cheese Tikkis in Pita Pocket by Tarla Dalal
If you are familiar with world cuisine, you would surely have had a go at the Mediterranean favourite, Falafel. Here is an interesting variant of that delicious dish, created by stuffing homemade pita bread with scrumptious broccoli and cheese tikkis. The pita bread, although it sounds exotic, is qu ....
Green Moong Dal and Palak Handvo by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from the heartland of Gujarat, Handvo is a unique dish baked in a Kadhai
over a traditional tempering and sautéed veggies. Here, we have used a batter of green moong dal which gives a homely flavour and enticing mouth-feel. Ingredients like s ....
04 Apr 19
Rajma and Cheese Grilled Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
The Rajma and Cheese Grilled Sandwich is quite easy to make, but absolutely tasty and sumptuous too!
The rajma stuffing, mixed with tomatoes, onions and other ingredients, gives this sandwich a Mexican touch, which is quite enthralling.
You will enjoy the buttery crispness of the bread, the c ....
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa by Tarla Dalal
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumpt ....
Moong Dal Chilla, Stuffed Moong Dal Chila by Tarla Dalal
Chilla is north India’s answer to dosas. Chillas are thin, tasty pancakes
, which can be made using different ingredients, and with or without fillings placed inside them. Chilla is much loved by Gujaratis, and it is a popular road ....
Cheese-N-Celery Sandwiches by Tarla Dalal
The delightful flavours of cheese, garlic, celery and spring onions combine to make the spread for these sandwiches. This spread is equally good for dainty tea sandwiches or for hearty full-sized sandwiches, too.
Crispy Fried Vegetables with Burnt Garlic by Tarla Dalal
Everything about this Chinese
dish is very special. First of all, let’s have a look at the veggies. They are crisp-fried in a batter that is perked up with dashing ingredients like ginger-garlic paste and lemon juice.
The next twist in the Crispy Fried Vege ....
Corn and Potato Rosti by Tarla Dalal
Rosti is a potato-based dish of swiss origin, where it used to be a common breakfast especially for farmers. Here, grated potatoes are mixed with cheese and a sprinkling of green chillies and cooked covered till a good aroma wafts out of the pan. Here is a more interesting version of rosti, with som ....
20 Sep 14
Mini Chilli Cheese Naan, Cheese Naan On Tava Without Tandoor by Tarla Dalal
You would have tasted Indian
breads stuffed with potatoes, methi, mint, veggies and varied other options, but have you ever tried naan stuffed with rice?
Rice, when combined with cheese and chilli flakes makes a very interesting stuffing for handy mini-sized na ....
23 Sep 13
Phudina Aloo ( Desi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
A very simple and quick snack of boiled baby potatoes coated with a pungent chutney of mint, coriander and other punchy ingredients. The lemon juice not only adds tang to the potatoes, it also helps highlight the other flavours. Phudina aloo is just the thing for cocktail parties.
Tuppa Dosa, Soft Ghee Dosa by Tarla Dalal
Tuppa in Kannada means ghee, and that makes the highlight of this recipe obvious! This dosa is a special one, which is often made when there are guests. You can actually smell the ghee from outside the house, and it will make you drool!
Since the batter for this dosa uses more urad than usual do ....
23 Sep 13
Papadi, Potato and Chick Pea Chaat by Tarla Dalal
There are some cold, rainy days when you feel a craving for something crunchy and spicy. Here is a quick snack that you can fix up in a jiffy to liven your spirits. Surely, your entire family will love it as it is loaded with papdi, fruits, potatoes, cooked kabuli chana, chutneys and perky spices – ....
01 Jun 18
Avocado and Cucumber Sushi, Veg Avocado and Cucumber Sushi by Tarla Dalal
Making a sushi is no joke. It requires some special ingredients and a lot of patience too, but it is completely worth the effort. The good news is that, once you get the hang of how to arrange, roll and cut up the sushi, you will find it to be a very versatile and convenient dish and you can start m ....
11 Jan 09
Chatakedar Paneer by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking preparation of paneer that is sure to excite your taste buds. Perfectly suited to the expectations of desi food lovers, Chatakedar Paneer features succulent cottage cheese cubes enhanced with not just tangy tomatoes, dried fenugreek leaves and regular spice powders like chilli and cor ....
02 Mar 19
Bajra, Rice and Sprouts Moong Puda by Tarla Dalal
Puda may be sweet or savoury, deep-fried or tava-cooked. Here is a mildly-spiced version of puda made of bajra, rice flour and sprouted moong cooked on a tava with minimal oil. The use of curds for binding gives it a pleasant aroma and flavour. This quick and easy bajra, rice and sprouts moong puda ....
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