How To Blanch Tomatoes & Onions

Regular readers will notice that a few recipes featured here call for ‘blanching’ of vegetables. Many of my dear readers have left comments asking ‘how to blanch onions and tomatoes’. Blanching is partially cooking vegetables in boiling water for a short period and immediately plunging them in cold water to stop the cooking process. Blanching […]

How To ~ Make Ginger Garlic Paste

I spent the weekend sifting through readers comments seeking kitchen tips and recipe requests. Quite a few requests are ‘how to’ type questions like how to make soft pulkas or how to cook rice. This got me to start a ‘How To’ series on basics of Indian cooking. I am not an expert but would […]

Ghee – An Ayurvedic Healing Food

Guest blogger, Claudia Davila shares with us the healing properties of the glorious ghee and how to make ghee with organic butter in her second article on Ayurveda and Wellness. Ghee – An Ayurvedic Healing Food by Claudia Dávila “It is promotive of memory, intelligence, vital fire, semen, vital essence (ojas), kapha, and fat. It […]

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Rava Dosa – A Photo Tutorial

Its raining dosas in the food blogosphere, thanks to Srivalli’s Dosa Mela. Not to be left behind, I’m joining in to have some fun with this entry – instant, golden, crispy, Rava Dosa, my most favorite breakfast/tiffin item (other than Masala Dosa, of course):). My whole family are fans of dosas, all varieties. We used […]