Category: Reference Guide


Temperature Conversion Chart

Share4Pin4TweetYum+119 SharesAt times, we come across recipes that looks appealing but find that the listed oven temperatures are different than what we are used to. So this set us on a quest to convert the given oven temperature. Oven temperatures in United States are listed in Fahrenheit but in...


Cooking Methods

Share1PinTweetYum+11 SharesCooking 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 the correct method...


Subzi means Vegetable

SharePinTweetYum+1 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 and clean vegetables. I really...


Illustrated spice guide

Share1Pin4TweetYum+15 SharesConfused between Cumin and Carom seeds, quite normal as they both almost look the same but have totally different taste and aroma. We bring you a pictorial guide of all the common herbs used in our kitchen. Did you know turmeric comes from a ginger...


Cooking Terms

SharePinTweetYum+1 A complete guide to all the unfamiliar cooking terms. List below will shed light on what a particular term means and what it is used for?


Spice Guide

SharePin2TweetYum+12 Shares Indian spices also known as “masala” are an essential part of Indian cooking. These spices are often stored in a “Masale Dani”which means Spice Rack.We all love the aroma of Indian Spices. Whether it be Cumin seeds or Carom seeds, they all motivate...


Fruit and Vegetable Equivalents

Share1Pin1TweetYum+12 SharesThis handy chart will clearly tell you what 1 large tomato would be equivalent to, if the recipe calls for. Here we have researched and complied a handy list for your reference. Its always good to know your equivalents before advancing towards any recipe.


Dry and Liquid Kitchen Substitutes

Share1Pin1TweetYum+12 SharesDid you ever find yourself in a situation where you run out of a certain ingredient, right in the middle of preparing a recipe and needed something fast to substitute it? Here is my collection of handy substitute chart which I always keep on hand, just in case.  ...


Indian glossary

SharePin1TweetYum+11 Shares Have you ever looked over a recipe, noticed an unfamiliar ingredient, and wondered “What’s that?” Here is the list of all the common terms which are used across my website. Just navigate your way through the entire alphabetical listing group.  


Egg Substitutes

Share7Pin24TweetYum+131 Shares Baking without an egg can be tricky but if the right ingredients are used, results could be amazing. Egg substitutes are food products which are used as egg replacement in baking. Eggs serve many function in baked goods. There are plenty of substitutes available. Our substitute table will help vegan people...


Dals – Indian term used for Lentils

SharePin100TweetYum+1100 Shares Dal means all varieties of dried beans, split peas, and lentils. Daals are a huge part of Indian diet. They are low in fat and rich in fiber and protein. There are many different varieties of dals which have a specific use in Indian...


Reduce the recipe servings

SharePin1TweetYum+112 Shares   At time I have struggled with reducing my recipes to half its exact amount and it can be frustrating at times. Reducing a recipe is not hard but it seems difficult to convert when you are in a middle of a recipe....