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How to blanch Almonds

How to blanch Almonds

Thursday, 15 December 2016 00:00

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...
How To Make Homemade Raisins

How To Make Homemade Raisins

Friday, 10 June 2016 00:50

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...
Quick Indian Style Ginger Pickle Recipe

Quick Indian Style Ginger Pickle Recipe

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:35

Quick Ginger Pickle is an easy to prepare pickle that makes a perfect accompaniment to Indian meals including parathas that we have for breakfast . Using very basic ingredients, Ginger Pickle brings the unadulterated, earthy and spicy flavor of...
How To Make Homemade Almond Flour Recipe

How To Make Homemade Almond Flour Recipe

Monday, 30 March 2015 00:19

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...
Punjabi Garam Masala Powder Recipe

Punjabi Garam Masala Powder Recipe

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:26

Punjabi Garam Masala Powder Recipe is a must have spice powder mix for most Indian dishes and its fairly simple to make if you have measured all the ingredients right and roasted them well. This recipe was given to me by a neighbor when I was 18...
How To Make Homemade Rose Syrup Recipe

How To Make Homemade Rose Syrup Recipe

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:59

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...
Homemade Methi Ajwain Kala Jeera Powder (Herbal Home Remedy for Digestion)

Homemade Methi Ajwain Kala Jeera Powder (Herbal Home Remedy for Digestion)

Sunday, 25 January 2015 18:51

The Methi Ajwain Kala Jeera Powder is an age old family recipe that my mother used to give us to build immunity and help aid digestion. And as I grew up and got married, I found this very same home remedy used by my mother in law, but she...
How to make Homemade Tomato Puree Recipe (Sauce)

How to make Homemade Tomato Puree Recipe (Sauce)

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 22:31

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...
Homemade Corn Tortilla Recipe

Homemade Corn Tortilla Recipe

Wednesday, 05 March 2014 18:25

 The Corn Tortilla recipe is simple and quick with just a few ingredients like maize flour,salt and hot water. The hot water acts like a binding and the corn partially cooks itself in the heat allowing it to bind itself into a dough. Although...
Kharbyaali Masale Khara Recipe - North Karnataka Sambar Powder

Kharbyaali Masale Khara Recipe - North Karnataka Sambar Powder

Monday, 23 September 2013 17:10

The Kharbyaali Masale Khara is a very traditional North Karnataka Spice Powder that is used in making the Kharbyaali Nuggekai Saaru and even certain vegetable dishes. It is made with a combination of the various spices and smoked dry coconut that...
Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste

Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste

Monday, 08 July 2013 22:06

Homemade Ginger Garlic paste is just a perfect paste that is good to have ready. It comes in handy and stays fresh for a few weeks when kept refrigerated. Keep the paste in a glass container for maximum freshness. Homemade Ginger garlic paste can...
Kolkata Jhaal Muri (Moodi Masala Recipe)

Kolkata Jhaal Muri (Moodi Masala Recipe)

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 17:57

Kolkata Jhaal Muri/Moodi Masala is a special spice mix that is used in making Jhaal Muri, an delicious crunchy street food snack, flavored with mustard oil. The street vendors never tell you the actual recipe, they will just sell you the...
Bisi Bele Bath Spice Powder Recipe

Bisi Bele Bath Spice Powder Recipe

Tuesday, 05 February 2013 15:51

The Bisi Bele Bath Spice Powder is a mix that has to be made fresh for the delicious rice dish. Here is a simple and quick recipe of how to make just one portion of this powder for the bisi bele bath (click to get the recipe).  If you...
Steamed Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker & Sauce Pan Methods)

Steamed Rice Recipe (Pressure Cooker & Sauce Pan Methods)

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:00

Rice can be cooked in a variety of ways. Personally I find the pressure cooker method quick and effective, that can produce rice grains of different textures - from soft to grainy.There are a number of different types of rice grains available and...
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How To Make Homemade Ragi (Millet) Idli & Dosa Batter

How To Make Homemade Ragi (Millet) Idli & Dosa Batter

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:37

Making homemade ragi idli & dosa batter is a simple three stage process - soaking, grinding and fermenting. This recipe of multigrain idli & dosa batter is made by soaking the rice and lentils and millets like ragi, foxtail millet, barley,...
Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe

Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:37

The Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe is one of the simplest way to incorporate Thai flavors for your recipes. This recipe, came by after multiple trials in my kitchen trying to replicate the ones I have had in so many Thai restaurants....
Vegetarian Thai Red Curry Paste Recipe

Vegetarian Thai Red Curry Paste Recipe

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:27

The Vegetarian Thai Red Curry Paste recipe is a simple and quick to make curry paste, that you can make with locally available ingredients. Though at times, I don't get all the ingredients to make the curry paste, but the addition of certain basic...
Strawberry Compote Recipe (Coulis)

Strawberry Compote Recipe (Coulis)

Thursday, 24 February 2011 21:07

The Strawberry Compote is a delicious accompaniment made from fresh strawberries that is simmered into a sauce with sugar and lemon. The strawberry compote makes a perfect accompaniment that goes well as a topping over Chocolate Mousse, Trifle...
Homemade Sev Recipe (Gram Flour Vermicelli Snack)

Homemade Sev Recipe (Gram Flour Vermicelli Snack)

Tuesday, 29 September 2009 00:22

Sev is a delicious fried vermicelli snack that is made from besan/ gram flour.  The sev is used in most chaats like Bhel Puri, Sev Papdi Puri Chaat, Khakra Chaat, Chole Tikki Chaat and many other dishes. The crispiness...
Homemade Eggless Vanilla Custard Recipe (Pudding)

Homemade Eggless Vanilla Custard Recipe (Pudding)

Friday, 19 September 2008 14:37

The Homemade Eggless Vanilla Custard (Pudding) is a simple recipe that can be made at home with simple ingredients. The vanilla custard makes a great accompaniment to cakes, souffles, desserts, bowl of fruits and also tarts. The vanilla custard...

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