Baingan Mussalam & Mixed Dal–A tribute to Tarla Dalal

The news of Tarla Dalal passing last week came as a total shock to me. I still remember watching her cooking show like it was yesterday, but it was some 14~15 years back. She was like the Julia Child of Indian cooking, both in terms of cook books she wrote and also cooking shows on TV. She was a natural in front of the camera and all her dishes seemed very doable. I remember pestering my mom to exotic ingredients from the supermarket after watching Tarla Dala’s cooking show. She was the one who introduced baby corn to me way…

Darbaari Dal

Name of this dal definitely sounds very royal and elegant. That’s what I thought when I saw this on Tarla Dalal’s weekly newsletter with Pressure Cooker recipes. My son loves dal and so I made it right away. What’s not to like about smooth, creamy and mildly spiced dal which goes well with both rice and rotis. Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post to enter into the CSN Giveaway. Contest ends on Saturday night, February 5th.

Strawberry Ice Cream

This is definitely not a low-fat or low-calorie recipe. But it’s filled with the farm fresh strawberries that smell and taste awesome. We went strawberry picking in the beginning of June and bought home about 4 lbs of fresh strawberries. After devouring about half of them fresh, I made this ice cream with the rest. Recipe is from Tarla Dalal’s website. I served with some of the strawberry puree.

Mini Punjabi Thali

I finally made it before the dead line for the RCI-Punjab event hosted this time around by Richa of As Dear As Salt. I thought I was on top of it till the 15th of this month and never realized it’s already the 23rd. So here is my Punjabi thali (in Anti-Clockwise direction) Tandoori Naan, Jeera Rice, Tandoori Gobhi, Paneer Makhmali and Mango milk shake. Both the curry recipes are adapted from Tarla Dalal’s Swadisht Subzi recipe series. I served the curries with store-bought Tandoori naans and jeera rice (sautéed cumin (jeera), caraway seeds (Shah jeera), bay leaves and green…