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Homemade baked tortilla strips

Share2 Pin4 +1 TweetShares 6 Baked tortilla strips – a versatile topping to soups and salads. Great way to use any leftover tortillas. In this post I have used flour tortillas but you can use any kind of tortillas. If you prefer you can season them with...

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Homemade Tomato Puree

Share1 Pin381 +1 TweetShares 382 This is a base recipe to all our cooking needs whether be Marinara sauce, pizzas, pastas, Indian meals, subzis or curries. Homemade tomato puree is not as difficult as it sounds. I always keep a jar full of homemade tomato...

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Creamy corn for soups

Share1 Pin4 +1 TweetShares 5 Homemade creamed corn prepared with fresh corn on the cob. No fresh corn on hand no worries why not try the frozen corn- if using frozen skip the boiling part. But if using fresh corn – then add corn and...

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Homemade Marinara sauce

Share5 Pin9 +1 TweetShares 14Amazing Homemade Marinara sauce is an all rounder sauce which taste good over pizzas and pasta. This homemade made-from-scratch sauce is delicious, gluten free & vegan! Homemade marinara sauce is the base to many yummy dishes. This hearty and rich vegan...

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Cutting a capsicum/ Bell pepper

Share Pin2 +1 TweetShares 2 Because of its puzzling bell shape, cutting a capsicum or bell pepper can sometimes be tricky. Today through illustrations, we will display an easy way of cutting a bell pepper and getting rid of its seeds hassle free. All we...

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How to make coconut paste

Share7 Pin19 +11 TweetShares 27 Coconut paste is a versatile ingredient that can be used in all vegetarian cooking. An excellent substitute for no- onion- garlic cooking and can be used to prepare vrat food and Navratri food. Just like cashew paste, coconut paste is another paste that I always...

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How to make curd at home

Share8 Pin28 +1 TweetShares 36 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

Share2 Pin203 +1 TweetShares 205Paneer 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 Pin10 +11 TweetShares 12 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 Pin3 +1 TweetShares 3 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 Pin941 +1 TweetShares 941 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 Pin339 +1 TweetShares 339 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...