How to Boil Eggs

  Put the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, cover with at least an inch of cold water. Add 1 teaspoon salt to the water and gently bring to a boil. (You can add one tablespoon of vinegar to keep the egg whites from running out of any cracked eggs). Stir the eggs […]

Pork Vindaloo

Pork was never cooked in my mother’s kitchen in India. The only time we ate pork was in Chinese dishes in restaurants. My first taste of Pork Vindaloo was in an Indian restaurant in Toronto and I loved the sweet and tangy flavors. Most restaurants add potatoes to their Vindaloo since Aloo means potato in […]

Coriander Tomato Chutney

Chutney is a blend of several ingredients, served as an accompaniment to dishes to enhance their flavor.  A limitless number of chutneys can be made from almost any combination of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices. Chutneys made from fresh ingredients such as mint, cilantro, mango etc. are seasonal, depending on the availability of the ingredients. […]

Curry Powder

The word curry originates from the Tamil word ‘karhi’ describing a sauce. Curry Powder is a blend of several raw spices and is different from Garam Masala where the spices are individually roasted and ground. Curry Powder is added to the oil and toasted to enhance the flavor. I do not add cinnamon, clove and […]

Masala Chai ( Tea with Spices)

Chai or tea is not only a popular drink in India, it is a part of the culture. Chai has gained popularity in the rest of the world as well. Masala Chai is sweetened tea with spices and milk. You can buy all kinds of spice mixes for Masala Chai, however it is really easy […]

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 […]