Tarla Dalal – R.I.P

Tarla Dalal

Everyone or anyone who knows to cook, knows her. Through her recipe books, all cooks I know have at some point in their life, perused her recipes. For many, like me, I started to enjoy cooking because of her recipes – they were simple to make and turned out delicious.

Tarla Dalal was the foundation to my journey into delights of cooking. I’ve now been a fervent cook for many many years, but every now and again I need to make a Tarla Dalal recipe. Be it a dessert, a stuffed paratha or the humble Khaman Dhokla. Her recipes are like a comfort meal for me, as I know the end result of the cooking will be delectable.

I love you Tarla Dalal. And THANK YOU.

R.I.P

Mixed Vegetable Paratha

I like this paratha because it’s healthy, as it uses many vegetables. And of course because it tastes good. It’s a Tarla Dalal recipe and I pair this often with her Paneer in white gravy recipe. (see earlier post for Paneer in White Gravy)

This paratha takes a bit of effort in making as the vegetables need to be chopped fine. Its worth the work.

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Mix veg partha with paneer in white gravy

Mix veg partha with paneer in white gravy

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Paneer in white gravy

I am quite a Tarla Dalal fan. I started cooking with trying out many of her recipes. Reason being that her books were vegetarian, easy recipes and best of all – ingredients were all at home! She used day-to-day ingredients. I’ve been making her Paneer in white gravy for years. However, I make this occasionally. Though the process is very easy, I pair this with her Mixed Vegetable Parathas and the parathas require some work. (see Mixed Vegetable Paratha post). After eating this combination, you can’t enjoy it any other way. I love making this as my hubby relishes it. He is a very happy man during the meal. The plate is licked clean : ) He is mainly a non-vegetarian and this meal is one of the few veg dishes he is very, very appreciative of.

Paneer in White Gravy

Paneer in White Gravy

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

Paneer with mixed veg paratha

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Stir Fry Salad

bowl of stir fry salad

bowl of stir fry salad

I love this salad! 

So does anyone I have served it to, as well as all those who have taken the recipe from me. Its become everyone’s favourite salad.  If my hubby relishes this, then – TRUST ME – all will. My hubby is not one for veggies or / then hence salads, especially if it has no mayonnaise.  It takes just about a few minutes to slice all the veggies and another few minutes to cook them. Serve immediately and enjoy the flavour. 

Its a Tarla Dalal recipe. So, thank you Tarla Dalal for this. Love it every time I eat it. 

See the following pic. Its so easy to make and because of the various veggies, its a riot of colours. No presentation required as its vibrant and colourful by itself.

riot of colours

riot of colours

The beauty of this recipe is that most of the ingredients are invariably at home. The fun is that every time you can add or delete any ingredient and you still get a mouthful of flavour.

Last night I added shredded ham.

with shredded ham

with shredded ham

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