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Homemade baked tortilla strips

Share2Pin4TweetYumStumble+16 Shares 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 salt and pepper,...

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Homemade Tomato Puree

Share1Pin476TweetYumStumble+1477 Shares 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 puree ready in...

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Temperature Conversion Chart

Share4Pin4TweetYumStumble+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...

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Creamy corn for soups

Share1Pin5TweetYumStumble+16 Shares 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 water in a...

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Homemade Marinara sauce

Share5Pin11TweetYumStumble+116 SharesAmazing 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 sauce is simple and...

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Cutting a capsicum/ Bell pepper

SharePin2TweetYumStumble+12 Shares 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 need is a...

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How to make coconut paste

Share8Pin20TweetYumStumble+1129 Shares 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 keep handy. Coconut...

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How to make curd at home

Share8Pin37TweetYum13Stumble+158 Shares 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 curd nearly everyday,...

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How to make round puris

Share1Pin15TweetYum10Stumble+126 Shares 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 puri is easy...

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How to knead dough

SharePin6TweetYumStumble+16 Shares 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 shape well if...

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How to make Paneer

Share2Pin203TweetYumStumble+1205 SharesPaneer 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 for coagulation- preparation...

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How to make Self rising flour

Share2Pin11TweetYumStumble+1114 Shares 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 example never substitute...

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Roasted cumin seeds

SharePin3TweetYumStumble+13 Shares 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 a small jar...

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How to make garlic paste

Share1Pin1.0KTweetYumStumble+11.0K Shares 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 to grind the...

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How to make ginger Paste

Share1Pin480TweetYumStumble+1481 Shares 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 has many medicinal...

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Cooking Methods

Share1PinTweetYumStumble+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...

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Subzi means Vegetable

SharePinTweetYumStumble+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...