Mayonnaise

Ingredients– 1 large egg 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp white pepper powder 1/2 tsp mustard powder 1-2 tsp powdered sugar 1.5 tsp lime juice 1 cup refined oil Method – Place all the ingredients except oil in a Pyrex jar and blend on the lowest setting for a few seconds Add oil little by little…

Ginger Garlic Paste

This is an essential basic condiment used in Indian cooking Ingredients– 250 gm peeled garlic 250 gm washed, scrubbed and peeled ginger, chopped 1 tbsp oil 1 tbsp salt Method – Make sure that ginger and garlic are completely dry Grind ginger, garlic in a mixer grinder to a smooth paste. Add oil and salt…

Green Coconut Chutney

Ingredients– For the Chutney– 1 cup Fresh shredded coconut 1 cup fried gram 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida 2 cloves garlic 1/2 inch piece ginger 1/2 inch piece tamarind 1 teaspoon jaggery 6–7 stalks coriander leaves 2 green chillies For the Tempering– 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon urad dal 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1…

Sour Cream

Ingredients– 1 cup low fat cream 1/4 cup full fat milk 1 tsp lemon juice Method– Transfer the cream in a sterilised glass jar Add lemon juice in milk and keep aside for 5 minutes Add the milk mixture with the cream Mix well Cover the jar and set aside for 24 hours at room…

Til Bota (Black Sesame Seeds Chutney)

Ingredients– 1/4 cup black sesame seeds 2-3 garlic cloves 1 green chilli 1/4 cup water 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp mustard oil (optional) Method – Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan for 2-3 minutes Once cool, transfer to a grinder jar and add garlic cloves, green chilli and salt along with the water…

Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce

Ingredients– Dry red chilli – 10 Garlic – 10 medium cloves Water – 3/4 cup Vinegar – 1/2 cup Sugar – 3/4 cup Fish sauce – 1 tbsp Salt – 1 tsp or to taste Cornflour – 1 tbsp Water – 2 tbsp Method – Take water in a saucepan and bring to a boil…

Chilli Oil

Ingredients – 1 cup vegetable oil 4 whole star anise 1 cinnamon stick 2 bay leaves 3 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns 8 cardamom pods 1/2 cup chilli flakes 2 tsp salt Method – Place the oil in a saucepan over low heat In a separate small frying pan, toast the star anise, cinnamon stick, bay leaves,…

Pesto

Ingredients– 2 cups tightly packed fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp pine nuts 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine Salt to taste 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 tbsp softened butter Method – Soak and wash the basil in cold water and roughly dry with paper towels Put the first 5…

Pizza/Pasta Sauce

Ingredients– 6 red tomatoes 2 tsp oil 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp basil leaves, finely chopped 3/4 tsp sugar 3/4 tsp paprika Salt to taste 1/2 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp chilli flakes 1 tbsp ketchup 1/2 tbsp butter Method– Slit X on the bottom of tomatoes Add the…

Coconut Chutney

Ingredients – 6 tbsp grated fresh coconut 4 tbsp fried gram dal 3 green chillies A small bunch of coriander leaves 1/2” piece ginger, shredded fine A marble sized tamarind bowl Salt to taste For tempering – 2 tsp oil 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp urad dal 1 dry…