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Last Updated : Apr 03,2019
26 Nov 13
Oats Rava Idli by Tarla Dalal
Idlis are a breakfast favourite even outside South India. Fibre rich oats and rava combine to make delicious instant idlis that you can enjoy fresh off the steamer with sambhar
24 May 18
Capsicum Chutney by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a chutney that will tickle your taste buds and perk up any dish it is served with.
An apt accompaniment for idli, dosa and hot steamed rice, the Capsicum Chutney combines the pungent, mildly spicy flavour of capsicum with the comforting taste of roasted dal, the tanginess of tamarind, the ....
01 Feb 19
Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
In South India, the Kheer
and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-d ....
Sambhar Rice, Sambar Sadam by Tarla Dalal
A traditional one-dish meal
from the kitchens of Tamil Nadu, the Sambhar Rice is enjoyed so much by them that it is made on special occasions as well as lazy weekends!
They need no reason or occasion to make Sambhar Rice – if they feel like it, ....
Drumstick Vegetable Curry by Tarla Dalal
Only Indian cuisine can boast of such a variety! Take any vegetable and there will be hundreds of ways in which it can be prepared. Here is an irresistible recipe featuring aromatic and flavourful drumstick together with besan in a tomato-based curry flavoured and tempered with traditional spices an ....
Moru Moru Dosa by Tarla Dalal
When children come home after school in South India and peek into the kitchen to see what is waiting for them, the answer they yearn for is “Moru Moru Dosa” or crisp dosa!
This recipe shows you a quick-fix fermented dosa recipe, which tastes even better than the regular fermented batter dosa ....
09 Oct 18
Rava Bonda Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Eager to make bonda but in no mood to soak the stuff, grind the batter, and all? Go for this yummy Rava Bonda, which has a fabulously crispy texture and a peppy flavour, all achieved without any complex or time-consuming procedures.
The rava is soaked in curds, perked up with ingredients like on ....
Jowar and Pear Appam, Healthy South Indian Snack by Tarla Dalal
The all-time favourite South Indian
snack appam features here with a healthy twist. We have combined two wholesome flours with grated pear to make a naturally-sweet batter.
Laced with cardamom and honey and cooked with ghee in an appe mould, the Jowar an ....
Puttu, Kerala Homemade Rice Puttu for Breakfast 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 ....
Cooked Rice Idli by Tarla Dalal
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal.
It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
17 Jan 19
Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
This instant dosa batter is packed with protein and fibre. Oats must be consumed daily for its high content of soluble fibre ‘beta-glucan’, a potent blood sugar and cholesterol-lowering agent. The addition of urad dal and carrots make the dosas rich in protein and vitamin a too. Prepare this instant ....
17 Oct 18
Instant Oats and Whole Wheat Uttapam by Tarla Dalal
Uttapam ready in a jiffy without having to soak, grind or ferment the batter! Yes, this is an instant variety that uses a perfect mix of oats flour and whole wheat flour fortified with a good dose of veggies too.
It has a scrumptious mouth-feel and absolutely awesome flavour that is sure to kick ....
Uppu Urundai, Steamed South Indian Breakfast Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Uppu Urundai is a quick and easy steamed South Indian
breakfast recipe that is made with minimal ingredients. This no-fuss recipe can be made on any day without too much advance planning, though you need to have an hour to soak the rice.
If you do not ha ....
Sambhar by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
South Indian Peanut Rice, Verkadalai Sadam Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a zesty rice preparation dominated by the crunch and nutty flavour of peanuts, highlighted by notes of red chilli. Though used in a small quantity, the warm aroma and flavour of sesame seeds is quite notable in the South Indian Peanut Rice.
With a mix of awesome flavours, this rice dish i ....
24 Jan 18
Ghee Roast Dosa, Crispy Dosa with Milagai Powder by Tarla Dalal
Ghee Roast Dosa is one of the most popular varieties of dosa in South Indian
restaurants. It has the rich aroma of ghee and a wonderful texture that is crisp and golden coloured on the outer side and slightly softer inside.
A sprinkling of malgapodi give ....
23 Sep 13
14 Feb 19
Keerai Vadai, Amaranth Leaves Vada by Tarla Dalal
Keerai Vadai is one of the most popular South Indian evening snacks, enjoyed with a hot cup of filter coffee. It is a crispy dal vada, perked up with chopped amaranth leaves.
Along with onions and usual taste enhancers like ginger, coriander and curry leaves, this recipe also includes fennel see ....
Mor Kuzhambu, South Indian Curd Curry by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite South Indian
curd curry, the Mor kuzhambu, South Indian Curd Curry
is marked by its mild tang, creamy mouth feel and rich taste.
Nevertheless it is quite easy to make and uses common ingredients. It is basically whisked curd flavou ....
Mullangi Sambar, South Indian Radish Sambhar by Tarla Dalal
The Mullangi Sambhar is an all-time favourite of the South Indians, especially those in Tamil Nadu where it is made very often.
Being simple and easy, it is an everyday fare. The strong flavour and aroma of radish together with the spiciness of the sambhar masala make this a mouth-watering treat ....
Roasted Chana Dal Chutney, Healthy Chutney by Tarla Dalal
This South Indian
chutney, replete with the nutty flavour of chana dal and the peppy flavour of spices, is sure to add a flavourful dimension to any dish it’s served with.
The Roasted Chana Dal chutney gets its pleasant tang from curds, which also contr ....
20 Feb 18
Paneer Vegetable Idli by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat idli that’ll delight every diner. Combining crunchy veggies and succulent paneer into a batter of besan and semolina, the Paneer Vegetable Idli is a tasty and handy addition to your cookbook as it’s made with common ingredients and requires no grinding or fermentation.
It is essentia ....
Appam, Appam Without Yeast by Tarla Dalal
It is a delight to watch an experienced chef swirl the kadhai to make a perfect bowl-shaped Appam! You can master the art too, within a few tries. Appam is a delectable South Indian
dish, which is comparable to dosa, but with a special texture and shape.
20 Aug 13
Chettinad Curry ( South Indian Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Here's a spicy curry from tamilnadu that tastes best with steamed rice. The chettinad masala for this curry can even be made a week in advance and stored in air-tight bottles.
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