Cooking with Yogurt

Many Indian recipes call for cooking or marinating with yogurt. There are some things to keep in mind when cooking with yogurt: Always use full fat yogurt, low fat yogurt can curdle with heat. You can substitute low fat sour cream for yogurt. Greek style, thick yogurt works well since it does not have the […]

How to Fry Onions

When a recipe calls for fried onions in Indian cooking, it means that the onion is fried until brown in color. The browning gives a beautiful caramel color and flavor to the curry and because the onion is well cooked, it easily dissolves in the gravy. When sprinkled on a rice dish such as Chicken […]

About Deep Frying

about deep frying: Best oils for deep frying are oils with high smoke points; those which do not break down at high temperatures such as peanut oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil, ghee or clarified butter. Oils not recommended for frying are olive oil and sesame oil. Use a heavy, deep enough skillet […]

All about Daals and Beans

The word daal comes from the Sanskrit word ‘dal’ which means to split; daal is literally a whole bean or legume that has been split in half. When cooked, the soup-like dish (also called Daal) is a great source of protein, complex carbohydrate, essential amino acids and dietary fiber. Also known as a lentil or […]