Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world. Every home and every kitchen, gets passed on a certain method of cooking technique and we tend to keep following it as it gets passed on through generations. Here are a few that we follow that has been passed on through generations or that we learnt from neighbors and friends. From ways to cook dals, steam vegetables, using a pressure cooker to smoking coal you can get information about it all.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Thalipeeth Bhajani Recipe (Typical Maharashtrian Multigrain Flour Mix)

Thalipeeth Bhajani is a very healthy multigrain flour mix, a pantry staple in most of the Maharashtrian households. You can whip up many nutritious snacks in a jiffy, if you have a pre-made stock of this multigrain mix. Apart from making Thalipeeth, this Bhajani can also be used to make to snacks like Kothimbir Vadi, Alu vadi, baked multigrain crackers etc. As with most recipes, there are a lot of variations to the Thalipeeth Bhajani recipe too. The proportion of the grains may vary from region to ...

How To Make Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk has a nutty flavour and creamy taste. It does not contain cholesterol and lactose. It is most suitable for lactose intolerants and vegans. It can also be made at home using a blender, almonds and water. Simple and easy! Almond milk can be used in desserts, smoothie and pudding preparations instead of whole milk. Additionally, it gives great flavour to the dish. Did you know: Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium. Additionally, almonds are a significant source ...

How to Make Quinoa Flour Recipe

Learn How to Make Quinoa Flour Recipe and use it in breads, cakes, muffins, rotis, parathas and more. Quinoa is received the name of a superfood with good reason! For starters, this whole-grain is naturally gluten-free. In addition, it is packed with iron, vitamin-B, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin-E and fibre. However, what makes quinoa truly unbeatable, nutritionally, is that it contains every essential amino acid, unlike other grains, which makes it a complete protein.

Homemade Herb Butter Recipe

Having a Homemade Herb Butter ready in your refrigerator can get really handy when you want to make a quick garlic bread or even toss a pasta with vegetables or add a punch to steamed vegetables with the herb butter. Make this Homemade Herb Butter Recipe and refrigerate it for about a month and use it as required.

How To Make Homemade Almond Flour Recipe

The Homemade Almond Flour Recipe is a multi-purpose flour that you can use in your curries, smoothies, cookies, cakes and more to make your dishes nutritious and wholesome. You can also use this for as a substitute for the white flour for the gluten free dishes if you have gluten allergies. To make the almond flour, you can either blanch the almonds, remove the skin, allow it to dry and make a powder or you can simply use raw almonds. I make my flour all the time with the raw almonds, especially ...

How To Make Homemade Rose Syrup Recipe

The Homemade Rose Syrup Recipe is a simple recipe with no additives, coloring or preservatives. The rose syrup is made from fresh rose petals, that are dried and then made into a syrup by boiling it in water. You can also use a store dried petals to make the rose syrup.The Rose Syrup can be used in Ice creams, Milkshakes or Juices or even made into the classic Rose Milk for summers.

How to make Sprouts at Home

Learn How to make Sprouts at Home with a few easy steps. To make sprouts, you can use grains like whole green moong, amaranth, whole wheat, millets, red kidney beans, chickpeas, flax seeds and many other grains and legumes as well. It is important to remember, that the soaking and sprouting times will vary with each grain/ legume.

How to make Homemade Tomato Puree Recipe (Sauce)

Tomato Puree (Sauce) Recipe is a great way to make the base for things like salsa sauce, marinara sauce, pasta or pizza sauce and Indian curries, sabzis and gravy dishes, ahead of time. By pre cooking the tomatoes you strain out the excess water from the tomatoes and get a thick base that makes the beginning for many recipes. Also since the tomatoes are precooked, it also helps save time and make any particular dish much quicker than usual. You can store this tomato puree in the refrigerator for ...

How to make Flax Seed Egg Replacer for Vegan & Eggless Baking

The Flax Seed Egg Replacer is a recipe that you can use in place of eggs for Vegan and Eggless Baking. Egg is one of the most important ingredients in baking cakes cookies and many more dishes. There is no one type of ingredient that can replicate all of these properties that an egg has. The egg has protein, emulsifiers and many other properties that helps in building structure, helps in building air pockets that trap air bubbles. The process of whisking the egg, denatures the egg making it ...

How To Make Homemade Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Caramelised Banana recipe is a simple and quick recipe using fresh bananas, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. These caramelised bananas taste delicious when had along with whole wheat crepes or even whole wheat waffles or along with vanilla ice cream, topped with nuts and chocolate sauce.

How to Cook Vegetables in a Pressure Cooker

Steaming and cooking vegetables in a pressure cooker consumes less time and of course saves energy too. You can cook vegetables like carrots, beetroot, beans, bottle gourd, ridge gourd, radish, cauliflower, cabbage and any such light vegetables  like spinach that has  water content in them.

How To Make Homemade Caramelised Onions

Caramelised Onions are a great addition to several basic Indian staples like biryanis and pulaos, but also continental dishes like tarts or pies. Making caramelised onions at home is simple and easy. All you need is some patience in slicing the onions and more patience and love in slowly caramelising it at the lowest possible heat, until they are uniformly golden brown. The process of slow cooking allows the onions to release their natural sugars and that is what gets caramelised in the presence ...

How To Make Oat Flour

Several healthy baking recipes call for oatmeal flour in some measure as it is an excellent gluten free flour. It is versatile and comes in handy when making gluten free pizza dough, pancakes, crepes or even rotis and parathas. But that's not all, it is also useful in binding for koftas and cutlets. Making oat flour is also very simple. All you need is regular oatmeal cereal - any variety, instant, rolled, steel cut or anything that you can get your hands on easily - and a mixer-grinder. Once ready, ...

How to Cook Lentils (Dals/Pulses) in a Pressure Cooker

Cooking Lentils (Dals/Pulses) in a Pressure Cooker is one of the basics of every kitchen, especially Indian kitchens. Using a pressure cooker makes the process quick and efficient. This recipe shows you how to cook lentils like toor dal, moong dal, masoor dal and the like which can be used to make Dals, Sambars and various other lentil curries like Masoor Gassi, Black Eyed Peas Stew, Horsegram And Coconut Curry.

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