How to Sprout ~ The Sprouting process!

I was never a salad person. The buffet table laid down with tons of salads never did attract me. I could probably pick at them, but never indulge myself over a bowl. At Pizza Hut, you will never catch me wandering towards the salad bar. ‘Gosh you land in a pizza joint to lavish on […]

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How to set Curds ~ Making of Curds!

Making of Curds or as its called setting of curds, must be quite an easy one if you are used to doing it or have seen it being done often. I have always seen Amma setting this late in the night. She has certain vessels, which she doesn’t use for anything else. I have tried […]

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Whole Spice blend for Tempering ~ Basics!

Its back to basics today! When I started cooking almost a decade back, I was so curious when I scouted Amma’s kitchen. Of course, my earlier visits were just restricted to enjoying a quick breakfast or snacks. Never ventured beyond the realms of finding out what’s in those small boxes Amma had piled up. And […]

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Saga of making of Paneer ~ Indian Cottage Cheese at home!

Well I know many out there know hot to make Paneer at home. Of course, I have heard many say what’s the big deal that Indian Cottage Cheese gets so much prominence when Indian cooking is addressed. Still I can’t deny the appeal this has to many and I can still remember those days when […]

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Know your Ingredient – Chickpea

This week in Know your Ingredient Series is Chickpea. Chickpea is called by many names. Its called Senagalu in Telugu, Sundal in Tamil. Other names are garbanzo bean, ceci bean, bengal gram, hummus, chana or channa. Varieties * Desi – “with small, dark seeds and a rough coat (prevailing in the Indian Subcontinent, Ethiopia, Mexico, […]

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Making Ghee from Butter

Making ghee from Butter at home is a simple process if you know how to get it done. Amma normally gets it done for me. Today I prepared it. Clarified Butter or Ghee is made from Butter by heating or cooking the butter. Heat a kadai and once its dry put the butter on high […]

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