Category: Reference Guide

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How To Make Homemade Spring Roll Wrappers

Have you ever tried making spring roll wrappers at home? If not, here is your chance to learn how to make homemade spring roll wrappers or wonton wrappers and that too eggless. Just a few basic ingredients combined and kneaded together to prepare your very own...

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How to make ghee in slow cooker

Ghee is an essential part of Indian cooking and is used in almost everything from sweet to savory. Ghee is a term used for “pure butter fat” or “sudh makhan”. But for me G – Ghee is , H- Heaven sent, E- Extraordinary, E – Elixir (medicinal potion). Butter prepared from the milk...

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How to make Sprouts

Sprouting is a great way of enjoying your favorite beans. They are considered as wonder foods and are a great addition to salads, sandwiches, chaats and cutlets. I have been sprouting beans and grains at home for quite some time. Compared to store bought sprouts, sprouting...

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How to cook starch free rice

Rice is a staple food of India and is composed of carbohydrates and some essential nutrients like thiamine, riboflavin, iron, potassium and many more. But for some people, eating rice on a regular basis may be of a concern. If cooked in the right way, you can...

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Boiled cabbage paste for no onion no garlic cooking

Just like lauki/bottle gourd, cabbage is another ingredient that can be used in no onion no garlic cooking. Compare to lauki, its water content is 92% and is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol but loaded with dietary fiber and other nutrients. Add this to a gravy to...

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Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Recipe

Can you make mayonnaise without eggs? Yes, you can. Back in college days we made egg free version by whisking flour with yogurt, mustard powder, lemon juice and salt, cooked until thick and later blended the mix into a smooth paste – homemade mayo was ready....

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How to make Chasni for Indian Sweets?

Sugar syrup or ‘Chasni’ is used in a lot of Indian sweets and mithais. These syrups are different for each mithai. Some desserts use 1 ‘taar’ or 1 string/thread consistency while other uses 2 ‘taar’ or 2 string/thread consistency sugar syrup. Many people find these terms (1...

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Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe

Nothing can beat a homemade spice mix. Perfect combinations of warm spices that adds great authentic flavor to sambar without adding too much heat. A thought always crosses our minds – why bother to make homemade when we can find one in stores? Well the answer is simple...

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Homemade White Butter or Makhan

Nothing beats a taste of a fresh homemade white makhan/butter. Whether you enjoy it over warm parathas or smear all over a crispy toast, taste is incomparable. Homemade white butter or makhan is so easy to make and is ready in just 6 minutes depending on the...

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Homemade Instant Uttapam Mix

Uttapam is always on my menu planner as a favorite morning breakfast. But going through the process of soaking rice, urad dal and then fermenting it sounds like too much work to me. No doubt that is the most authentic way of preparing yummy uttapams,...

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Homemade Whipped Cream

Whether be a cold coffee or a warm cake right out of the oven, everyone loves a dollop of whipped cream on top. I myself enjoy whipped cream as a topping on my desserts and have prepared recipes using whipped cream.  But recently while working on a...

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Homemade Szechuan Sauce recipe

A quick and easy vegetarian sauce that can convert an ordinary meal into a restaurant style dinner – hot and spicy homemade szechuan Sauce recipe (Schezwan sauce or Sichuan sauce ). In mood to have something quick and spicy tonight, but no szechuan sauce on...

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Vinegar Onion recipe or Sirke wala pyaaz recipe

Enjoy rich garnet colored pickled onions when you visit your favorite restaurant. Then here is a simple recipe to make these onions at home. Taste exactly the same and can be enjoyed for a week if stored in a airtight container. Pearl onions are pickled...

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How to make mawa – 5 ways of making mawa

How to make Khoya/mawa at home? This is a common question that is usually asked and searched. Well today I am showing you 5 6 ways to make mawa at home. They are all pretty easy to make and you can have instant khoya ready in minutes. Khoya/Mawa...

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Homemade Garam Masala Powder

Looking for an alternative to store bought garam masala powder, try making your very own Homemade Garam Masala Powder. My mom used to place all the whole spices in the sun for 2-3 days. Why? Because whole spices retain their natural oils and aroma inside them and when they...

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Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce

The ultimate homemade basil pesto sauce–straight forward, packed with flavor and ready in 15 minutes. My kitchen window planter is overflowing with basil leaves, so tossed some other ingredients from the fridge/pantry and created totally delicious and simple homemade Basil Pesto recipe. I make jars of pesto sauce in summer (when...

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Homemade Tandoori Masala

Nothing can beat a homemade spice mix. No preservatives and WONDERFUL taste!! I know some of you are thinking why bother to make homemade when we can find one in store. Well the answer is simple – IT’S HOMEMADE and Fresh, without additives just the way...

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Making enchiladas tonight but ran out of enchilada sauce, peeked inside my pantry in a hope that I could find some leftovers but nothing 🙁  So picked up the empty sauce can, read its ingredients and whisked up my very own homemade enchilada sauce. Super easy, under 20...

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Boiled Lauki Paste

Wondering why would someone have boiled lauki paste in her refrigerator? Well, this is an excellent base to no onion no garlic recipes. This not-so-liked vegetable (that’s what my kids call it ) is actually a blessing in disguise. Bottle gourd/lauki has both- healing and cosmetic...