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.

Achari Masala Recipe

Achari Masala Recipe will be one of the Spice powders that you need to store it in your cupboard. It has a perfect blend of spices like fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, onion seeds and dry red chilli. The masala mix is quiet pungent and is strong. This masala can be used in most the pickles or even curries and side dish to create distinct flavor and taste. The masala can be made in bulk and can be stored in airtight container for future use. Store in deep ...

Saffron Milk Masala Recipe

Masala dudh is traditionally prepared on Kojagiri Purnima or Ashwini Purnima night where all the family/ friends get together play games and eat some chat (like bhel) or Vada Pav and the warm masala dudh as dessert. The Masala dudh is made by boiling the milk and adding the special masala full of dry fruits. This masala can be stored in the fridge in a air tight box. This Masala doodh can be served on Haldi kumkum days, Pooja or during Fast. You can mix this Saffron Milk Masala with your milk and ...

How To Make Ragi Sprouts At Home

Sprouts offer an increased nutrition in any case. When we are preparing recipes like ragi kanji, or Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe, sprouted ragi provides more nutrition than otherwise. You can also make sprouted ragi cutlets with these. This sprouted and dried ragi, can then be dry ground to powder and be made into malt for babies above 6 months. This flour made of sprouted ragi is believed to be more smoother on stomach and can be digested sooner. Sprouting increases the protein content of ragi. Make ...

Guava Jam Recipe

Guava Jam is an easy homemade no preservative recipe. This jam recipe preserves its fresh flavor with nothing but sugar, salt, and lime followed by proper storage. Once ready, you will be surprised to see the jars emptied sooner than you anticipated.That addictive it is.  Serve Guava Jam with your Bread Toast for breakfast. You can also serve Spinach Mushroom Scrambled Eggs and Masala Chai to complete the meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Jam recipes such ...

Kadle Bele Chutney Pudi Recipe

Chutney Pudi or Podi's are quintessential condiment in a South Indian kitchen. These are generally had as condiments or accompaniments with south indian tiffin dishes like idli and dosa or even with steaming hot rice, sambar and a palya or poriyal. This recipe comes in handy when you want an accompaniment immediately and you are running out of ideas, since this recipe can be store for 2 weeks or more when kept in a dry and clean air tight container. Kadle Bele Chutney Pudi Recipe is a traditional ...

Karnataka Style Mango Rasa Recipe | Mangrasa

Karnataka Style Mango Rasa Recipe | Mangrasa is a deliciously tangy and sweetish condiment made with the last of the mangoes available in market- the Gini Moothi cultivar or Totapuri Mangoes that are available almost towards the ending of Mango season. This is a famous condiment that can be had as an accompaniment with Curd Rice, dosa or akki rotti, that is native to the region of Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Serve Karnataka Style Mango Rasa Recipe | Mangrasa along with Udupi Style Pelakai ...

Home Made Mole Sauce Recipe

Homemade Mole Sauce Recipe is a very famous sauce in Mexico. There are countless versions for this recipe and many of them make it with different set of ingredients. The authentic mole sauce calls for about 40 ingredients that takes a long process to make. The sauce has got a dark color mainly because of the addition of dark chocolate while preparation. The mole sauce is most often used on a chicken and served along with some tossed rice. There are many variations also and can be added to enchiladas ...

Chettinad Style Puliyogare Gojju Recipe

We've all had this tangy, sour rice seasoned with peanuts and curry leaves across South Indian temples, pooja ceremonies, festivals and darshinis. Simply put - this is a thick tamarind and jaggery oily spiced up paste which is mixed with boiled or steamed rice, basis one's preference. Other names by which it is known by is Pulihora or puliyodharai. As a kid I use to watch my grandma who was from Chettinad side, pick those spices, grind them by using a traditional mortar & pestle. While the entire ...

Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe

We always buy tamarind paste from market but it is very easy to make it at home.Try this Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe once at home. You can well preserve tamarind paste in refrigerator for about a month in air tight jar. Prepare this tamarind paste to use it as and when needed. Many of the Indian curries and most of the South Indian Sambar recipes include this tamarind paste as an ingredient. You can also use in Puli Koozh Recipe (Rice Flour Porridge In Tamarind Recipe) Tamarind Chilli Potato ...

Mexican Green Sauce Recipe

Mexican Green Sauce Recipe is a cold sauce made with fresh herbs and spices that is churned into a creamy refreshing sauce that can be used as an accompaniment for various dishes. The dish has a very few ingredients that can be all put together and blitzed to form a sauce in 5 minutes. The green sauce is more popular in many parts of the world but they can be made in different ways. Serve the Mexican Green Sauce can be served along with Tostadas, chicken starters to create a refreshing dip or an ...

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 ...

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