Basic cooking techniques, how to’s and basics for beginner
In this post, I would like to share the simple basic cooking techniques and basics ingredients required to create an authentic Indian meal or any International dishes. When you know these essential basic cooking recipes, it will help you to reduce your time and make things easier in your kitchen.
Here is a collection of essentials in Indian and International Cooking including Basics and How to’s with stepwise pictures.
Basic cooking techniques – flour recipes
Gluten free All Purpose Flour
All-Purpose Flour, Gluten Free All Purpose Flour – Make your own gluten-free flour mix at home and use it in your favorite recipes.
Homemade Rice Flour – Rice Flour is an essential ingredient and used for making snacks and savouries.
Urad Dal Flour
Homemade Urad Dal Flour – Urad Dal Flour is an essential ingredient to make Indian snack and savories.
Brown Rice Flour
Homemade Brown Rice Flour – Making your own brown rice flour is very easy and simple!
Basic Cooking Techniques – Basic Essentials
Homemade Butter Recipe. With just a heavy whipping cream, make your own flavorful butter in an easy and simple way.
Hung Curd Recipe, Yoghurt Cheese, Greek Yoghurt – Made by straining yogurt/curd in a finely sieved colander or cheesecloth.
Homemade Buttermilk Recipe. With just a heavy whipping cream, make your own flavorful buttermilk in an easy and simple way.
Ginger Garlic Paste
Ginger Garlic Paste Recipe – An essential ingredient required in daily Indian Cooking.
Homemade Curd, How To Make Curd/ Yogurt/ Dahi – How to make curd/yogurt at home with stepwise pictures with raw milk.
How to Peel Almonds, The Easy Way to Skin Almonds. Learn how to blanch and peel almonds with simple tips.
Homemade Paneer Recipe, Make Cottage Cheese. Learn to make fresh and soft cottage cheese with just three simple ingredients.
Homemade Ghee Recipe, Homemade Ghee From Butter. An aromatic and delicious homemade ghee which smells and tastes better than the store bought ghee.
Conversions – Liquid measures, dry measures, quickies
Find pulses, vegetables, fruits, spices, masala, cereals names etc. in English, Tamil and Hindi.
Basic Cooking Techniques – Powders/Spice Powders/Instant Mix
Sambar Powder Recipe – Sambar Powder is a basic ingredient to make Sambar, a popular south Indian gravy.
Chilli Powder/Kuzhambu Milagai Thool
Kuzhambu Milagai Powder is a chilli powder that is made usingdals and spices. The Kuzhambu Milagai Powder is used in almost all the Indian recipes that calls for chilli powder or kuzhambu powder. It adds spiciness and flavor to the curry, side dishes, kuzhambu, sambar and many other dishes.
Garam Masala Powder
Garam Masala Powder Recipe -Garam Masala Powder is anaromatic blend of spices used in Indian cooking. In English, Garammeans warm and Masala means blend of spices and hence the name Garam Masala Powder.
Pepper Powder/Milagu Thool
Homemade Pepper Powder – Pepper Powder adds spice and subtle flavor to the dish. All you do is dry the peppercorns and grind it to a fine powder.
Cumin Powder/Jeera Powder
Cumin Powder Recipe – Cumin Powder is an essential ingredient in Indian cooking and also enhances the color, aroma and flavor of the food.
Bajji, Bonda, Pakoda Mix
Bajji, Bonda,Pakora Mix – A perfect blend of all spices that you can use to make Bajjis, Bondas and Pakodas.
Homemade Rasam Powder Recipe – Make your own aromatic Rasam Powder at home and use the Rasam Powder to make flavorful Rasam.
Coriander Powder/Dhania Powder
Coriander Powder is a key ingredient in Indian cooking and is made out of grinding coriander seeds.
Basic Cooking Techniques – How to Cut Veggies & Fruits
Cut & Chop Snakegourd
How to Cut Snake Gourd / Pudalangai. Learn to clean and cut snake gourd/pudalangai easily with pictures.
Cut & Deseed Pomegranate
How to Cut and Deseed a Pomegranate, Deseed a Pomegranate Easily. Learn this easy tip and deseed the pomegranate easily.
Clean & Chop Banana Flower/Vazhaipoo
How to Clean Banana Flower – Simple step by step procedure of cleaning and cutting banana flower/vazhaipoo with tips and tricks.
Choose & Cut Pineapple
A useful guide that describes how to choose and cut a pineapple.
Basic Cooking Techniques – How to Cook/Boil
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe – Make a perfect hard-boiled eggs every time with these simple tips on how to hard-boil an egg.
How to Cook Lentils
Dal usually describes split peas, lentils, and peas. Dal provides a good source of protein. Learn how to buy, cook and store lentils.
Basic Cooking Techniques – Baking Tips
How to Preheat Oven
When you bake cakes, it is necessary to preheat the oven to the proper temperature. Almost 90% percent of the recipes will instruct you to preheat the oven. Learn how to preheat the oven.
Cake Baking Problems & Causes
A complete guide to find out where you have gone wrong in baking your cake.
Basics of Making Cake for Beginners
A complete guide for baking a cake.