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.

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 ...

Gurellu Chutney Podi Recipe (Niger Seeds Chutney Recipe)

Uchellu or Gurellu Chutney Podi/Karale or Khurasni Chutney powder/Niger Seeds powder, one of a family of dry chutneys that are very popular in North Karnataka and Maharashtrian homes. A scoop of this flavourful chutney can liven up even the simplest of meals. Its tasty, spicy and full of flavours. Serve Gurellu Chutney Podi along with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetable Sambar for a weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Podi recipes such as Godhi Chutney Podi Recipe Andhra ...

Konkani Style Koli Masala Recipe

Konkani Style Koli Masala Recipe it is one of the spice mix which has 18 odd spice that are roasted and blend to form a spice mix which has a strong and sharp flavor. Koli’s are basically the community of fishermen folks who live in the western coast region of India. This spice mix is made in order to add some flavor and body to their sparse fish that they eat every day or even into their vegetable curries. This spice is better when it is marinated with few grated coconut into any meats. Use the ...

Peanut Garlic Chutney Powder Recipe

Peanut Garlic Chutney Powder Recipe is an accompaniment dish which is made with perfectly brownish roasted peanuts, tamarind, cumin seeds, red chillies and garlic cloves. Though the recipe is simple to make and can be stored for a month, this accompaniment is so flavourful that the taste of garlicky sour peanuts make your meals taste great. Serve Peanut Garlic Chutney Podi Recipe as an accompaniment along with steamed rice and sambar or smear a layer of ghee and sprinkle Peanut Garlic Chutney ...

Ras El Hanout Recipe (Moroccan Spice Powder)

Ras El Hanout Recipe (Moroccan Spice Powder) is one of those spice powders which will come in handy when you are in mood to open up to African recipes. Home made spice blends are so easy to make and store. You always have a room to alter spice levels to suit your taste. Ras El Hanout is one of the most popular Moroccan spice blend and a widely used spice in Moroccan cuisine. This spice blend is complex in flavors due to more than a dozen spice ingredients in it. Ras El Hanout Recipe (Moroccan ...

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 ...

Spinach and Basil Pasta Sauce Recipe

Spinach and Basil Pasta Sauce Recipe is a tasty twist to the normal pasta sauce which we usually make it white or tomato based sauce. The sauce is quick to make and can be made kept for at least 3 days. The sauce can be tossed with any type of pasta like fusilli, penne, spaghetti and more. You can also add in some vegetables or meat to give in extra flavor. Serve the Spinach and Basil Pasta Sauce can be added to Spinach and Basil Pasta with Cherry Tomato Recipe. If you are looking for more pasta ...

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 spice 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 ...

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