Monthly Archive: June 2014

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How to make curd at home

Share8 Pin25 +1 TweetShares 33 Homemade curd or yogurt is pretty easy to make at home. Curd is an important accompaniment to Indian food and no Indian meal is complete without Dahi/curd whether used as is or in the form of raitas. I prepare homemade...

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How to make round puris

Share1 Pin14 +1 TweetShares 15 Puffed up deep fried golden Indian bread. Puris or Pooris are unleavened Indian bread usually prepared with wheat flour. Puri is enjoyed by every age group and especially among kids its a must – have – everyday – meal. Rolling a...

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How to knead dough

Share Pin6 +1 TweetShares 6 Learn how to knead dough by easy-to-follow directions. Kneading a atta or dough may seem like a daunting task but believe me its fun. The secret to any bread is a well-kneaded atta/dough. Rotis, paranthas, naan, kulchas and puris will...

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How to make Paneer

Share1 Pin203 +1 TweetShares 204Paneer a good source of protein is commonly used in Indian cuisine. Paneer also referred as cottage cheese is a non – aged cheese and is being made in India for generations. How to make Paneer. Unlike other cheeses which uses rennet...

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How to make Self rising flour

Share1 Pin8 +11 TweetShares 10 Another staple in my kitchen – Self rising flour. Having self rising flour on hand can help you with many recipes and all of the ingredients come right of our pantry!! Never try to substitute one for another – for...

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Roasted cumin seeds

Share Pin2 +1 TweetShares 2 Roasted Cumin seeds also goes by the name Bhuna hua Jeera – adds more flavor and depth to a dish. Indian cooking uses a lot of cumin in its recipes. Its a staple in my kitchen and I always have...

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How to make garlic paste

Share Pin795 +1 TweetShares 795 Garlic paste is a must- have in my refrigerator. I am a huge garlic fan and always have garlic either in my fridge or freezer for handy use. Almost  everything in my cooking starts with ginger-garlic paste. Earlier I use...

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How to make ginger Paste

Share Pin327 +1 TweetShares 327 Ginger paste in an essential part of Indian cooking and is used in almost every dish. Ginger root is very aromatic and has a spicy and pungent smell. While grating fresh ginger one can smell its strong odors. Despite this ginger...

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Cooking Methods

Share Pin +1 TweetShares 0Cooking methods are divided into three categories – dry-heat, moist-heat and combination-heat. By understanding the cooking methods one can choose the correct method required for specific foods. Various methods of cooking have a direct impact on the outcome of the finished dish. Choosing...

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Subzi means Vegetable

Share Pin +1 TweetShares 0 Subzi stands for “vegetable” and Mandi stands for “bazaar/market”. In India some people still shop for their groceries in Subzi mandi (Indian farmer’s market) but now the trend seems to be changing. People are turning towards supermarkets for their groceries as they prefers washed...

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Palak Paneer

Share5 Pin13 +1 TweetShares 18 A creamy yet flavorful preparation of  Spinach and Paneer (Indian cheese) blended with spices. Palak Paneer also referred to as saag paneer is a perfect blend of nutrition. Spinach is rich in niacin, zinc, and is a very good source...