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.

Kolhapuri Khanda Lasun Masala Spice Mix Recipe

Kolhapuri Khanda Lasun Masala Spice Mix Recipe is a traditional masala mix originated from Pune. This spice mix  form a significant part in most of the households in Pune and Maharashtra just like the Goda Masala.  The masala has a tedious process to make but we have tried to reduce the process and created just the same flavor as of an authentic Khanda Masala Mix. The masala mix will create around 500 grams of the mix. You can store it in an airtight container for about a month. Serve ...

How To Roast A Papad

How To Roast a Papad? We all love a roasted papad when it is an Indian meal plate for dinner or lunch. We also do use roasted papad in recipes like Roasted Papad Chaat Recipe, Papad Ki Sabzi Recipe or Papad Nachos With Salsa Recipe. Urad dal papads are very good for being roasted than being deep fried, like rice papads. Urad dal papad can be made and spiced with jeera, garlic, pepper or their combination. In India, traditionally the papad are prepared during summer and sun dried. ...

Malvani Masala Recipe

Malvani Masala Recipe is a most popular spice powder used mainly from the Malvan region of Maharashtra which falls on the west coast. Being situated on the coastal borders the malvani cuisine is influenced by two more other cuisine such as the Konkan and Goan. This spice mix is used just like the Garam masala spice powder mix used by the North Indians. The best part of the spice mix is the aroma that comes out when once ground. Serve the Malvani Masala Recipe in a Maharashtrian Style Kelfulachi ...

How To Make Homemade Yogurt (Curd)

Curd or yogurt is a staple food that is used by most Indian households. We use it as a meal accompaniment, or use it as an ingredient in making many recipes. Yogurt is used in drinks like Mango Lassi Recipe or Pineapple Banana & Oat Smoothie Recipe. It is also used in curries like Doddapatre Tambuli Recipe, Punjabi Style Boondi Kadhi Recipe, Dahi Bhindi Recipe  You can use yogurt in various recipes of have it just along with either salt, black salt, or sugar. ...

Bread Toast Recipe

Bread toasts, milk and fruits can be one of the most easiest recipes to whip up in the early morning for breakfast. Simple bread toast recipe made with a dollop of butter, can be used for open toast recipes or sandwich recipes. You can also make a filling of fresh chopped seasonal fruits and Fresh Strawberry Jam Recipe (Strawberry Preserve) or salad vegetables with a spread like Cashew Mayonnaise. The cooking time does not differ much with the type of bread we use for sandwich, unless the slices ...

How to Cook Green Beans in a Pressure Cooker

Steaming and cooking vegetables in a pressure cooker consumes less time and of course saves energy too. Steaming green beans in pressure cooker is simple quick and easy. It is important to use very less water in cooking and release the pressure immediately to retain the green color.

Boiled Eggs Recipe

Boiled Eggs Recipe is a simple recipe which can be a protein booster in the morning or as a mid meal time snack. But though the boiled eggs seems simple enough to prepare, we could either undercook or overcook the eggs. You can carry a boiled egg along with lunch to office, college or school, or have them seasoned with a dash of salt and pepper. These boiled eggs can also be included in making Nargisi Kofta Recipe, Egg Roast Curry Recipe or in making simple Stuffed Deviled Eggs with ...

Biryani Masala Powder Recipe

Biryani Masala Powder Recipe is a spice mix that has freshly ground spices. There are totally 13 spices that have been used in this mix. It is the best for any quick homemade biryani which will give the right balance of flavor and spice. The spice mix is not too pungent and has the right amount of spice levels from the spices being used. It can be packed in a mason jar and stored for at least a month and used. Serve the Biryani Masala Powder to make Dum Biryani or Hyderabad Kuska to enjoy Sunday ...

Alphonso Mango Murabba Recipe

Alphonso Mango Murabba Recipe is a preserve recipe made from fresh Alphonso Mangoes cooked in sugar syrup. Recipe of Murabba is very easy & doesn't need too many ingredients to prepare. I've grown up eating the Murabba & it continues to be one of my favourite. Alphonso Mango Murabba Recipe can be stored for more than 6 months in the fridge & can be enjoyed with hot Spicy Yogurt Chapati Recipe or Whole Wheat Bread Recipe With Oatmeal And Flaxseeds. If you like this recipe, try more recipes ...

Curry Powder Recipe

Curry Powder Recipe is spice mix that has got influenced from the South Asian Flavors. It has simple ingredients that are roasted and ground to form a smooth powder which is added into various dishes to create amazing flavors. The ratios of coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds should always be in the ratio of 2:1:1. The right heat is obtained from the dry red chilies and the color is obtained from bright yellow color.  Serve the Curry Powder Recipe to make a One pot meal with ...

Navel Orange Marmalade Recipe

Navel Orange Marmalade Recipe is one of the easy recipe which can be prepared with just 3 ingredients. It is one of the best spread for bread during breakfast. This version of recipe has no preservatives and no pectin. It feels great when you use homemade simple recipes instead of store bought fruit reserves with preservatives. Serve Navel Orange Marmalade Recipe smeared on Whole Wheat Sunflower Seed Bread Recipe or Healthy Whole Wheat Brown Butter Banana Bread Recipe and ...

Mangalorean Kundapur Taal Masala Powder Recipe (Bunt Style Basic Curry Powder Mix)

Mangalorean Kundapur Masala Powder Recipe (Bunt Style Basic Curry Powder Mix) is a spice mix which is more extensively used by the Bundt community which belongs to Mangalore. The spice mix is used for various preparation in their everyday cooking. A very distinct spice mix that helps to add flavor and balance to the whole dish. It is very similar to the Bafat masala powder. Serve the Mangalorean Kundapur Masala Powder Recipe in Various recipes and store it in an air tight container for later use.  If ...

Tomato Jam Recipe

Making Tomato Jam at home is very easy. It has no added preservatives yet it stays good for a long time and tastes great too. This jam recipe preserves its fresh flavour with nothing but sugar, salt and lime followed by proper storage. I am sure you will enjoy making tomato jam at home. Serve Tomato Jam during breakfast on toast and along with a cup of Masala Chai. If you like this recipe, you can also try other jam recipes such as Fresh Strawberry Jam Recipe Homemade Mango Jam Recipe

Udupi Style Huli Podi Recipe (Sambar Powder)

Udupi Style Huli Pudi Recipe (Sambar mix Recipe) is an authentic recipe that is been followed by the people in the regions of Karnataka. This pudi mix is very famous among udupi, Mangalore and Malnad cuisine. The mix consists of right proportion of chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves. This spice mix can be ground and used for various sambar recipes and it is supposed to be stored in an airtight container for the later usage. Serve the Udupi Style ...

Indian Masala Curry Powder With Red Chillies Recipe

Indian Masala Curry Powder With Red Chillies Recipe is an Indian spice powder which is homemade with roasted fresh spices. This masala curry powder is pretty versatile. This can either be used as an accompaniment with plain steamed rice or tempered rice and raita, or it can be added to curries, pickles or fries. Toss idlis in Indian Masala Curry Powder With Red Chillies Recipe and ghee to prepare podi idlis. This also soothes sore throat when had alone with rice topped with hot and freshly made ghee. If ...

Caramel Sauce Recipe

Caramel sauce recipe is easy to prepare, it takes practically no time at all and it tastes better than the store bought one. This sauce is perfect to serve along with your tea cakes, pancakes and waffles. Make this sauce at home, store and enjoy it for days. Pour this delicious Caramel Sauce on Carrot And Orange Loaf Cake and serve along with your coffee during your tea time break. If you like this recipe, you can also try other sauce recipes such as Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe Spinach and ...

Angaya Podi Recipe

Angaya Podi Recipe includes a lot of spices with health benefits. This recipe is one of the postpartum foods that was regularly served to me after my baby's delivery. Its my mom's recipe served with curd rice and is also diabetic friendly. Dry turkey berry helps in reducing gastritis, Manathakkali vathal also called Dry Black Night Shade helps as a coolant and is used in treating mouth ulcers and gastritis. Dry neem flowers helps expelling worms in digestive system and is good for ...

How To Make Preserved Pineapple Recipe

Preserved Pineapple Recipe is one way of having pineapples preserved when the pineapple is in its harvesting season. Pineapple can be used in many recipes like rasams to continental fruit cakes and upside down cakes. This recipe comes in handy when you need pineapples when they are not in season. You can also do this recipe in bulk and store it up in larger airtight jars or to give away as a small edible souvenirs in your home parties in cute small glass jars. Here are a few more simple recipes ...

Peanut Milk Recipe

Peanut milk is a replacement for cow’s milk and an option for these seeking an alternative nut milk. Unlike the almond milk, it needs to be cooked through to bring out the creamy texture and nutty taste. Serve Peanut Milk during your tea time with healthy snacks like Healthy Vegetable Paratha Rolls and Chewy Strawberry Muesli Oats Cookie. If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes such as Almond Milk Recipe Breakfast Granola Recipe Almond Butter Recipe

Mangalorean Style Bafat Pito Recipe (Bafat/Bafad Spice Mix Powder Recipe)

Mangalorean Style Bafat Pito Recipe (Bafat/Bafad Spice Mix Powder Recipe) which is a very famous among the catholic community in the Mangalorean cuisine. It is a blend of 6 spice mix to form a spice mix powder that are used generously by the Catholics to prepare the most famous dish called the “Dukramas” which is a Pork dish. The powder can be made and stored in an air tight jar or a container and can be kept for at least a year or so. It is then can be used for dishes like non veg gravies or ...

Makhan Recipe (Homemade Butter)

Making butter at home is very easy to make and just ready with only two ingredients within few minutes. In olden days, making makhan was a regular practise at home and was usually served with the rotis and parathas. Serve Makhan on Aloo Paratha, Mooli Paratha or any other Paratha of your choice. If you like this recipe, you can also try other basic recipes such as Blanch Tomato Recipe Blanch Almond Recipe Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

Andhra Style Nalla Karam Podi Recipe

Andhra food is well known for its spice powders and accompaniments and Andhra Style Nalla Karam Podi Recipe is one of them. This podi recipe is a dry powder made with black urad dal and coriander seeds as its main ingredients. This unique tasting dry podi recipes comes in handy with most of the South Indian breakfast recipes, when there are less side dishes and when you are in rush to start a busy day. Nalla Karam podi also can be included with the South Indian meal plate for an accompaniment. Serve ...

Homemade Mango Jam Recipe

Mango Jam with season's first Mangoes. No preservatives and great combo of sour and sweet! Easily refrigerate and use for a month or more. Serve Homemade Mango Jam along with Bread or make a roll using it in parathas for your kids lunch box. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Mango Recipes such as Mango Lassi Recipe Mango Tiramisu Recipe With Savoiardi Mango Falooda Recipe

Instant Dosa Mix Powder Recipe

Instant Dosa Mix Powder Recipe is a ready to make dosa powder mix that every working person needs to have it stocked up in their kitchen. The dosa mix does not require any soaking or fermenting needed. It is a mix if various pulses like toor dal, channa dal, urad dal and grains like sooji rice and semolina. The ingredients are ground well and then ground into a smooth powder. In order to make the batter you just have to mix it with sufficient curd and water and bring it to a dosa batter consistency ...

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