Friday, June 25, 2010

Live Cookery Show in Jaipur

Mrs Tarla Dalal on 17th and 18th of June visited Jaipur to give a charity cooking demonstration at Hotel Country Inn to a crowd of 180 people. She demonstrated 14 recipes which were quick, healthy and unique. Some of the recipes which she demonstrated were Spicy corn and jalapeno fondue, Green Garden soup, Saffron Chenna Pie and many more. Here is a recipe she would like to share with you all.


Tender ridge gourd and fresh, fragrant dill leaves pair excellently in this soup. Milk and fresh cream blended in with cooked ridge gourd and dill results in a creamy texture that is hard to beat in terms of taste. Mildly seasoned with salt and pepper, this soup has excellent medicinal properties, especially for new mothers. The soup tastes best when served with a dollop of fresh cream, and crunchy toast.

Preparation Time :10 minutes. Cooking Time :7 to 9 minutes. Serves 4.

2 cups ridge gourd (turai), peeled and chopped
¾ cup dill leaves (shepu /suva bhaji)
¼ cup milk
Salt to taste

For the garnish
1 tbsp fresh cream

For serving

8 bread toasts

Combine the ridge gourd, dill leaves and ½ cup water in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes. Keep aside to cool.
Blend in a mixer till smooth and transfer it back to the same pan.
Add the milk and salt and bring to boil.
Garnish with fresh cream and serve immediately with bread toasts.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Live cookery demonstration by Tarla Dalal at Ludhiana

Mrs. Tarla Dalal was invited at the summer camp for a 2 day live cookery demonstration on 10 th, 11th and 12th June, 2010, organized by the Sutlej Club Ludhiana.

She enlightened on the topic "Modern approach to a Healthy Lifestyle", on 10 th june,2010 along with an interactive session with the participants.

There were 250 to 300 people who participated in this event and a variety of recipes were demonstrated by Mrs. Dalal, like SWEET CORN CAKES, BUTTERMILK FRIED ONION RINGS, CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE, QUICK CHEESE FONDUE and many more.

Here is the recipe for Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings:


Butter milk added to the batter brings out a unique flavour in these onion rings. Toss the freshly-fried rings in chaat masala and serve hot with ketchup or eggless mayonnaise. They vanish from the plate pretty quickly!

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves 4.

1¼ cups plain flour (maida)
1 tsp cornflour
1½ cups buttermilk, refer handy tip
½ tsp freshly ground pepper powder
A pinch of soda-bi-carb
Salt to taste
4 onions, cut into rings
Oil for deep-frying
1 tsp chaat masala

For serving

Tomato ketchup
Eggless mayonnaise, readily available in the market

1.Combine the plain flour, cornflour, buttermilk, pepper powder, soda-bi-carb and salt in a bowl and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency.
2.Heat the oil in a kadhai, dip the onion rings in the batter, a few at a time, and deep-fry till they are golden brown in colour from both the sides.
3.Drain on absorbent paper, sprinkle a little chaat masala over it and toss well.
Cool slightly and serve immediately with tomato ketchup and eggless mayonnaise.

Handy tip : To make 1½ cups of buttermilk, combine ½ cup of fresh curds with 1 cup of water in a bowl, whisk well and use as per the recipe.