How to make Tamil Nadu Sambar Podi | Sambar Powder

Tamil Nadu Sambar Podi

Learn to make yet another version of the very versatile Tamil Nadu Sambar Powder! Yes for a person who ends up making Sambar so many times in a week, having different Sambar Podis help. We always make our own home blend and I have only used what Amma makes for helpful. As I have said […]

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Shahjeera Pulao | Intro to Indian Cooking

Next in the series of “Learn to cook Indian Food”, I have this simple, yet flavoursome rice that makes a great pair for dal, or any gourmet gravy as well. As part of the series, I started with North Indian Cooking. There is a marked difference in the way rice is served in states of […]

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How to peel Garlic and Pearl Onions in Microwave

Learn how to peel garlic and small onions in Microwave, which hardly takes about 20 to 30 secs of time. Pearl Onions or Shallots are used widely and peeling the skin is a tough task. So warming up in microwave makes it an easy job. Before getting into how this is done, I know this […]

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Cooked Toor Dal ~ Indian Basics for Cooking

Ok this is exactly not a mandatory item on the list for Basic ones in Indian Cooking. But I would rather think so. Though cooking toor dal in pressure cooker takes about 10 minutes, having cooked dal on hand is much more convenient. Especially when you are hard pressed to dish up something quick for […]

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How to make Urad Dal flour ~ Basic Indian Cooking!

After a week of resting and relaxing because of kids vacation, I am all geared for welcoming my nieces and nephew. We had already planned what I should be making during their stay. And they we get to hear that my nephew has prepared a list that he wants me to prepare. Well Hubby dear […]

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Tamarind Extract ~ Indian Basics Step by Step Recipe!

Did you miss me? Ok rather I missed talking about a really new dish that I prepared in a while. I was flipping through the posts and thought I haven’t really tried many new dishes in recent times. The fact is, we trending on hectic periods in life. You ask when I don’t say that? […]

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Making Rice Flour at home ~ Indian Basics for Cooking

Homemade Rice Flour

Unlike years before, these days my Mondays are coloured by the satisfaction I get over the quality of work done over the weekends! It’s been many weeks since I had a Saturday off, even otherwise nothing much gets done. So naturally I am prone to Monday blues. Well, I am no in school or college, […]

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