Daily Archive: February 12, 2013

Feb 12

Getting the equipment right: Hard Anodized vs Non Stick

The first time I went to buy utensils, I remember feeling overwhelmed by the variety of shapes, sizes and types available. One of the decision points I faced was whether to buy hard anodized or non stick cookware. From my experience, I think it is best to have a mix of both. Hard Anodized cookware …

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Feb 12

Basic Recipe 1: Boiling Potatoes

One of the few things that puzzled me when I had just entered the world of cooking was the perfect way to boil a potato. I eventually discovered there are a million ways to do it. Whatever method you use, make sure your potatoes are evenly sized , or cut into similarly sized pieces to …

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Feb 12

Best resources for Indian recipes

As a beginner, the biggest challenge I faced was getting the knowledge of where to get recipes from, what recipes will yield the best results with minimal effort, and what resources will work out best. I learned that the best way to learn is to watch someone else cook-and in our day and age, youtube is a ready …

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Feb 12

The basic ingredients in Indian cooking

Indian cooking is synonymous with spices and flavors. But it helps to understand the basic ingredients used in Indian cooking. I have attempted to list out some of these ingredients. 1. Spices: This is what sets Indian cooking apart from other cuisines. No Indian recipe is complete without spices in different proportions. Cumin seeds(zeera), ground Coriander …

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