Basics

Abhilasha January 25, 2019

Ingredients: 3 teaspoons butter 2 1/2 teaspoons flour 3 cups hot milk 1/2 teaspoon black or white pepper powder Salt to taste Method: 1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan (preferably non-stick), stir in the flour and saute vigorously over a low to medium heat without browning for about 3-5 minutes. 2. Slowly add […]

Abhilasha October 25, 2018

How to make onion in Vinegar Ingredients: 6-8 small onion 1-2 green chilies 1/2 cup brown vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup Beet root (optional) Salt to taste Method: 1. Dilute vinegar with water. 2. Add peeled onion, green chilies and salt. 3. Add beetroot juliennes for a reddish tinge to the […]

Abhilasha July 1, 2018

Ingredients: 1 litre Milk 11/2 teaspoon vinegar or 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice or citric acid Method: 1. Boil milk in a heavy bottom sauce pan. 2. While boiling add lemon juice or vinegar or citric acid, while stirring. 3. If citric acid is being used, dissolve it in 2 tablespoon of water before adding. […]

Abhilasha June 21, 2017

A famous mix of spices from the regions of Maharashtra Ingredients: 5 cardamoms 1 centimeter (1/2 stick) cinnamon whole 5 cloves 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoon white sesame seeds 2 teaspoon coriander seeds 4 teaspoon desiccated coconut 10 black peppercorns 5 cassia buds 2 tablespoon white poppy seeds 1 teaspoon oil Method: 1. Fry cinnamon, […]

Abhilasha May 20, 2017

Ingredients: 2 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 centimeter cinnamon whole 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon mace powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon red colouring powder Method: 1. Dry roast all the ingredients. 2. Cool and grind.

Abhilasha May 2, 2017

Ingredients: 1 packet active dry yeast 3/4 cup warm water 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (maida) 1 1/2 cups wheat flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil Method: 1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water and keep aside for 10 minutes until bubbly. 2. In a large bowl combine […]

Abhilasha April 27, 2017

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups yellow moong dal (split green gram) (optionally use green moong dal) 2 teaspoon red chilli powder (optional) 1 teaspoon salt Method: 1. Soak dal overnight. 2. Grind dal into a smooth paste. 3. Mix salt and red chilli powder in dal paste. 4. Take a greased tray and put very small […]

Abhilasha April 27, 2017

Preparation of Hot Schezwan Sauce used in Chinese Cuisine Ingredients: 25 dried red chilies 3 peeled garlic cloves 10-15 finely chopped garlic 3 finely chopped green chilies 2 inch peeled and grated ginger 2 finely chopped onions (white) 1 finely chopped stalk celery 2 tsp cornflour (dissolved in 2 tbsp water) 1 tbsp brown vinegar […]

Abhilasha April 27, 2017

Ingredients: 2 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 centimeter cinnamon whole 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 whole green cardamom 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder 1 teaspoon dry mango powder 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon ginger powder 1 teaspoon salt Method: 1. Dry roast coriander, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, fennel seeds. 2. Cool, mix […]

Abhilasha April 27, 2017

Ingredients: 2 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 teaspoon pomegranate seeds 2 centimeter cinnamon whole 1 whole green cardamom 1 whole black cardamom seeds 1 teaspoon cloves 3-4 whole mace (Javithri) 2-3 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dry fenugreek leaves 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder 2 teaspoon cumin powder 1 teaspoon dry mango powder 1 teaspoon chilli powder […]

Abhilasha April 27, 2017

Ingredients: 1 litre Milk 1/2 teaspoon curd (yogurt) Method: 1. Boil milk and bring it to room temperature. 2. In a bowl spread curd and add milk, stirring well. 3. Place overnight in a warm and cozy place. 4. When it is done refrigerate it and use. 5. Note – In cold weather, cover the […]

Abhilasha April 27, 2017

Ingredients: 2 litre milk Method: 1. Boil milk in a heavy bottom saucepan. 2. Simmer milk and keep stirring so that milk does not stick to the base of the saucepan. 3. As milk gets thicker stir more vigorously. 4. Cook till the milk is reduced to a thick, dry lump and it has stopped […]

Abhilasha April 27, 2017

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds 2 teaspoon cumin seeds 12 dried red chilies 6-7 whole black pepper 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 3 teaspoon chana dal 3 teaspoon urad dal 3 teaspoon toor (arhar) dal Method: 1. Heat oil and fry the three dals. 2. Dry roast […]

Abhilasha April 27, 2017

Ingredients: 3 teaspoon butter 2 1/2 teaspoon flour (maida) 3 cups milk 1 small peeled onion 1 piece bay leaf 4 whole black pepper 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder Pinch of nutmeg powder 2-3 cloves Salt to taste Method: 1. Heat milk in a large pan and after some time add bay leaf, whole black […]

Abhilasha April 26, 2017

Tangy and Sour Cream used in a lot of preparations Ingredients: 1/2 cup hung curd 1 cup cream Salt to taste Method: 1. Whisk together salt, cream and curd until thick cream is obtained. 2. Refrigerate and use in any preparation.

Abhilasha April 26, 2017

Thick creamy sauce made with oil and egg yolks Ingredients: 2 egg yolks 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp mustard powder 1 tbsp vinegar 1 1/2 cups salad oil Method: 1. Beat the egg yolks in a bowl with a whisker for about a minute. 2. Add mustard powder, salt, sugar, 1 tsp […]

Abhilasha April 26, 2017

Ingredients: 2 medium sized onions, chopped 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes 2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon dry oregano herb 2 tablespoon oil Salt to taste Method: 1. Heat oil in a kadhai, add ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute. 2. Add […]

Abhilasha April 26, 2017

Ingredients: 1 packet active dry yeast 3/4 cup warm water 3 cups all-purpose flour (maida) 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil Method: 1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water and keep aside for 10 minutes until bubbly. 2. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, yeast mixture and mix […]

Abhilasha April 26, 2017

Ingredients: 3 cups fresh basil 3 tablespoon lightly toasted pine nuts (optionally use cashew nuts or walnuts) 2 garlic cloves 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil or olive oil 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese Salt to taste Method: 1. Grind basil, nuts, garlic and salt with olive oil little at a time to reach a […]

Abhilasha April 25, 2017

Preparation for the dry masala for Rasam, a spicy soup Ingredients: 2 cup (400 gm) tuwar dal (split gram) 2 cup (400 gm) chana dal (bengal gram) 3 cup coriander seeds 1 cup dry whole red chilies 1 tbsp dry curry leaves 1 tbsp fenugreek seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp asafoetida Method: 1. […]