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Homemade Ingredients

Homemade Tahini

Tahini is a paste, made of sesame seeds and olive oil, popularly used in the Middle Eastern cuisine. This is used as a dip, a topping or as an ingredient in some preparations. Tahini is usually prepared using hulled white sesame seeds and olive oil.

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Pineapple Wine

I look forward to the 1st of December to start decorating the house for Christmas. Setting up the tree and hanging the ornaments…What better way for family bonding? Cake and wine are synonymous with the Christmas season. Having received a lot of requests from the readers for Pineapple Wine, I deci

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Avalose Podi (Roasted Rice Flour and Coconut)

My parents were here the last month. Our favourite pass time was reminiscing about my childhood. I guess that’s probably why, I am keen on recreating those traditional dishes which we grew up eating. One such item from the list is Sharkkarayunda, which are jaggery based balls made of rice flour and

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Bafat Powder or Bafad Masala

Bafat Powder or Bafad Masala is the quintessential spice mix found in Mangalorean Christian homes. This spice mix can be used in vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes. One can find a lot of variations to the Bafat powder recipe. The recipe I followed is from The Tiffin Box. This recipe yields

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Karaikudi Masala Powder

Here is the recipe of Karaikudi Masala Powder that can be used in preparing vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes. Karaikudi Masala Powder Source: My Southern Flavours

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Goda Masala (Maharashtrian Spice Blend)

Goda Masala is a popular Maharashtrian spice blend, which is commonly used in Maharashtrian cuisine. I got the recipe from Pan Gravy Kadai Curry. Goda Masala (Maharashtrian Spice Blend) Source: Pan Gravy Kadai Curry

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Given a choice, I always prefer using homemade ingredients to store bought ones. Certain ingredients like Mascarpone Cheese, Ricotta cheese etc are not easily available in stores. Even if you find them at gourmet stores, it costs a bomb. Being a passionate cook, I wanted to try a lot of recipes but

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Homemade Mayonnaise using Cooked Egg

After going through the recipe of mayonnaise in my blog, a few of my readers had voiced their concerns about salmonella poisoning, as raw eggs were used. Even though Ihaven’tfaced any problems till date, I consider the point very valid and the concerns genuine. So, I am sharing the recipe of Mayonna

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Homemade Banana Jam

Sharing the recipe of Homemade Banana Jam. I used overripe bananas and raspberry red colour Banana Jam Source: My Diary

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Modelling Chocolate

Lately my favourite show on TV is ‘Choccywoccydoodah’. The way they sculpt beautiful creations on chocolates is just mindblowing. Such amazing talent!!! Truly inspiring!! I was so inspired that I decided to try out my moulding skills by making chocolate roses to decorate J’s birthday cake. As I didn

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Light Corn Syrup Substitute

Many a time, I have excitedly looked at a recipe and got dejected the moment I read ‘Corn Syrup’. This is not an easily available ingredient in India. One can always substitute with honey, but certain recipes do not permit that. Modelling Chocolate, one of my most ambitious projects, called for corn

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Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

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Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

When it comes to cooking, I sometimes wish we were abroad. All I had to do was to decide the recipe for the day/week and run to the nearby grocer and pick up the ingredients. Sadly, That’s not the situation in India. Sometimes it’s so difficult to get certain ingredients. Especially for nomads like

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