If you are a novice cook or even a person who enters the kitchen often enough, there are a set of basic recipes that we might not use in everyday cooking. All of us at some point have to refer back to sauces, spice powder, garam masalas, jams, pestos and more to bring back the original home cooked flavors. Well this is what our basic recipes section is for. There are some basic, fundamental recipes that you should have under your belt.

And apart from basic cooking techniques you can learn how to use a pressure cooker, how to cook rice, lentils, legumes, dals etc.

Almond Butter Recipe

Almond Butter Recipe is must try recipe which is a substitute for vegan ingredients like peanut butter. All you need is some almonds and patience to create this delicious and luscious, creamy butter. The butter once made can be used to make various ingredients like smoothies, desserts and energy bars or it can be just topped on your everyday toast and had for your breakfast as a healthy way to start your meal.  Almonds are rich in fiber, proteins, magnesium and vitamin E . It helps in lowering ...

Spirulina and Mint Basil Pesto Recipe

Spirulina and Mint Basil Pesto Recipe is healthy twist to the basic basil pesto recipe. The ingredients that are added into this sauce are filled with proteins and vitamins which help to boost the heath factor in your body. Spirulina which is added is a kind of bacteria which is popularly called the "Green Algae" is one of  the most nutritional ingredients available so far. The pesto is not just used as a dip but also can be used in various ways such as it can be added to your pasta and then ...

Korean Style Gochujang Recipe (Hot Pepper Paste Recipe)

Korean Style Gochujang Recipe (Hot Pepper Paste Recipe) is a fermented red chili paste made from a mixture of glutinous rice and barley and mixed into a spice mixture. This condiment is very thick and concentrated and has a very pungent smell. The paste is considered as the backbone of most of the Korean cooking.  It adds in more depth and flavor to most of their dishes. The paste is usually used as a Marinate in most of the meat dishes, but it cannot be used directly as it is too strong, so ...

Creamy Roasted Bell Pepper Pasta Sauce Recipe

Creamy Roasted Bell Pepper Pasta Sauce Recipe is wonderful way turning a vegetable into a flavorful sauce. The Pasta sauce is made from roasted red bell peppers which is ground into smooth and creamy sauce that can be tossed with any kind of pasta of your choice. The sauce once made can be stored in an air tight jars and kept in the refrigerator for almost a week. This is an easy way to make yourself a yummy Pasta meal for lunch or dinner. Serve the Creamy Roasted Bell Pepper Pasta Sauce Recipe ...

How to make Pickled Onions Recipe

How to make Pickled Onions Recipe is a technique used to soak the sliced onions in acidic solution like lemon juice and bit of salt. This will enhance the flavour of the onion and can be used in various other dishes just to add the crunchiness as well taste. This technique does not require any cooking involved. It is just mixing up in the brine solution and rest for few hours.  After pickling the onions, it can be stored in a mason jar or any other air tight jar for further usage in the other ...

How to Blanch Tomatoes Recipe

How to blanch tomatoes is a super easy and wonderful technique to remove the raw taste of tomatoes and also gives a soft texture to the dish.Blanching refers to immersing in a boiling water for few seconds to half cook them. The blanched tomatoes can be used in various dishes to make a curry, or to just use it in a chutney or salad.  By blanching tomatoes, the skin comes out easily and can be removed if it is not required for few dishes, as it is hard to smash them. The tomatoes used for blanching ...

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe is traditional sauce made from combination of ingredients that has sweet, sour and richness. All the ingredients are combined in a sauce pan and heated till it blends into a smooth paste. That is how quick is to make hoisin sauce but remember to keep the proportion right otherwise the balance of the flavor might not be right. You can use this homemade Hoisin sauce for various recipes like gravy, dips, and in stuffing. Serve the Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe in Hoisin ...

Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce Recipe

Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce Recipe is made from rich cream cheese and parmesan cheese melted along with milk, it has a hint of garlic flavor which lifts up the whole sauce. The sauce can be made and added to any kind pasta and tossed with different vegetables to enjoy your Pasta meal. Serve the Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce Recipe as a Alfredo Spaghetti with Roasted Mushroom & Broccoli Recipe to enjoy your Sunday Meal.  If you are looking for more Pasta Sauces Recipes here are some :  Penne ...

How to blanch Almonds

How to blanch Almonds is a very quick method and easy to be prepared. The blanched almonds can be used for various purposes like In dips , gravies, or even for making Party Drinks. This is done become certain dishes require to use skinless almonds to give it a smooth texture to the dish.  This is more effective method than buying skinless almonds or almond flour from the store. Now you can start using the blanched almonds for various purposes like for the Thandai Recipes. If you are looking ...

Chinese 5 spice powder Recipe

Chinese 5 spice powder Recipe is a medley of 5 distinct spices which are star anise, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. This mixture is primarily used in the Chinese cooking. It is mainly used in the meat dishes as Spice rub to add some extra flavors to the meat. In most of the Chinese restaurant, they are placed in a seasoning jar on the table next to the salt so that the customers can use it on their dish before consuming it. Serve the Chinese 5 spice powder in a Zhejiang Style ...

Homemade Chocolate Almond Spread Recipe

If you like Nutella, you will love this wholesome and easy homemade almond version of the delicious Homemade Chocolate Almond Spread Recipe. You can keep the choco-almond spread chunky or you can make it smooth. Spread it on your bread, use Homemade Chocolate Almond Spread Recipe in any recipe that asks for spreads or just devour it by the spoonful. Chocolatey and nutty! Here are a few more easy DIYs to help you in kitchen Vegan Cashew Mayonnaise Recipe Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe How to Make ...

Tomato Relish Recipe

Make your sandwiches and salads interesting with this delicious tangy and sweet chutney like relish recipe. Simple Ingredients are required to make this relish and stays in the fridge for upto 5 days. Serve Tomato Relish as a dip or use it as a sauce while making sandwiches and rolls. If you like this recipe, you can also try other dip recipes such as Raw Mango And Spring Onion Dip Recipe Beetroot Pesto Dip Recipe Kale White Bean Hummus Dip Recipe

Home Made Dhansak Masala Recipe

Home Made Dhansak Masala Recipe is a special spice powder mix famous among the Parsi Cuisine. It is a blend of naturally grown spices that are available in India. The aromatic Indian spices are ground directly in a blender in order to keep the fresh smell intact and the ground spice can be used for various authentic dishes made in Parsi cuisine.  You can use the Home Made Dhansak Masala recipe for making Ringan Ravaiya Recipe (Parsi Style Stuffed Eggplant Recipe) If you are looking for ...

Vanilla Fruit Sauce With Left Over Fruits Recipe

With some festivals getting over and some on the way, our house is filled with fruits. They were used for offering to god or from the guests who come home during these days. With only 3 of us at home the best option is to preserve these fruits in various forms. So here comes a basic kids friendly fruit sauce, which is a mix of leftover fruits, vanilla sauce and honey. Fruit sauce can be used as a dipping for idly’s, dosa’s & waffles and can be preserved up to a week in refrigerator. The only ...

Nuoc Cham Chay Dipping Sauce Recipe

Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of dairy and oil, complementary textures, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. Each Vietnamese dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements. Common ingredients include fish sauce, soy sauce, shrimp paste, rice, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables.  A Vietnamese speciality, Nuoc Cham Chay Dipping Sauce is a simple and easy soy sauce recipe that can be served along with rice dish, salad ...

How To Make Homemade Kashmiri Masala/ Spice Mix Recipe

Kashmiri Spice Mix or Kashmiri Masala is a special spice powder used in many recipes that originate from Kashmiri Cuisine. This is a variation to garam masala recipe. This recipe yields close to a cup of spice mix. Make this spice powder and store in advance to cook Kashmiri recipes and to add Kashmiri twist to the regular home cooked recipes. Store away in an airtight container. Here are more spice powder recipes to make Maharashtrian Achar Ka Masala (Pickle Mix Recipe) Instant Puliyodharai/ ...

Vegan Cashew Mayonnaise Recipe

Mayonnaise mostly comes with a huge tag of unwanted calories from the excess oil used. This recipe of Vegan Cashew Mayonnaise is an eggless mayonnaise recipe that uses cashews and very little oil compared to the regular mayonnaise recipe preparation. By making this mayonnaise, you can be sure of its healthier version. Drizzle Vegan Cashew Mayonnaise Recipe on your favourite salad or sandwich recipe and enjoy the experience of a healthy vegan mayonnaise recipe. If you like this recipe, take a look ...

Andhra Style Paruppu Podi Recipe (Dal Podi)

Andhra Style Paruppu Podi is rich in protein and is super spicy. It is one of those south Indian dishes which can be prepared and stored in a container for about 2 to 3 months. Serve this Andhra Style Paruppu Podi with hot steamed rice with a dash of ghee or gingerly oil and Keerai Sambar for a perfect South Indian meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Podi recipes such as The Paruppu Podi Recipe Godhi Chutney Podi Recipe Idli Dosa Milagi Podi

Maharashtrian Achar Ka Masala (Pickle Mix Recipe)

Achar Ka Masala (Pickle mix) is the Homemade Maharashtrian style masala mix. This Achar Ka Masala is a blend of fresh aromatic spices and spice powders mixed together. This pickle masala stores well up to 3 - 4 months when kept under air-tight condition. You can prepare various kind of pickles by using this masala like Spicy Lime Pickle, Aam ka Achar, and in dishes like Achari paneer. Take a look at more recipes which can be made with Maharashtrian Achar Ka Masala Rajasthani Gunde Ka Achaar Recipe ...

Indian Tea Masala Powder

Indian Chai masala powder is an aromatic spice powder used for making masala tea. Indian tea is a common beverage for us. We start our day with a hot ginger-cardamom tea. If you make the masala tea powder, then you don't have to add any spices to the tea while making it. It provides a nice aroma and delicious taste to normal milk tea. So lets begin how to make masala tea powder. Use this Indian Chai masala powder in your regular tea and make it even more flavourful.

How To Make Homemade Raisins

Raisins are dried grapes. Homemade raisins look a bit strange and skinny, but they are very tasty and easy to make. You can make your own raisins at home easily in the summer season. If any of your grapes rot or get damp after 5 days of drying under the sun, remove them from the tray. Dry grapes will shrivel and turn to raisins, they won't rot. When raisins are ready you can store them in a container and use when you want. Here are more of our basic recipes  How to Smoke Food Using Charcoal ...

Menthe Hittu Recipe (Roasted Fenugreek Chutney Powder)

Menthe Hittu is a chutney powder recipe based on roasted fenugreek seeds. This recipe originates from North Karnataka and Maharashtra where it is also called Methkoot. Menthe Hittu recipe also contains other mixed pulses and grains, making it proteinaceous, nutritious and spices making it delicious. It serves as a side with hot rice and sambhar, or it tastes yum when you mix it with plain hot rice, top it up with generous ghee when you feel lazy to prepare a whole meal. Kids will like this with rice, ...

How to Make Tutty Fruity Recipe

Tutti Fruity Recipe is a colored combination of candied fruits. Here I have made Tutti Fruity with Papaya. These can be used for decorating cakes, cookies, custard ice creams and other desserts which require decorating. Add saffron strands as coloring agent or you can also use food colors to make colorful Tutti Fruity. Here is a step by step instruction on how to make Tutti Fruity at home.

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Homemade Pizza Sauce from scratch is authentic and can be made in just 40 minutes. It is always a good to make your pizza with homemade sauce as it tastes better. Its easy to make and can be stored in the freezer too. Use it while making your pizza and you yourself will feel the change in the taste. If you like this recipe, you can also try Spicy Marinara Sauce and Bavarian Mushroom Sauce.  

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