How to make Almond Slivers ~ Quick and easy method

We are entering into third week of BM#37 and I decided to do Kitchen Basics. Somehow I am very fond of Basics, be it a paste, powder or anything that would aid a dish. I define a basic in many ways. Sometimes the spice powders in Indian Cuisine become a basic. However the best definition […]

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G for Goda Masala | Maharashtrian Goda Masala

The letter G happened when I was doing the previous BM and took up to do Mahatrasrian cuisine. Goda Masala is the famous spice powder from the Maharashtrian cuisine. The very first time I participated in a food event was for RCI Maharashtra and I had cooked few dishes for the event. That was my […]

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Kurma Masala Podi

For the final day under Spice powders, I wanted to record a simple masala that Amma makes. This is mostly used for Non Veg dishes, however the vegetarian dishes turn out well too. The aroma of the freshly ground spices can’t be matched. Amma always makes it fresh and never compromises on this fact. I […]

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South Indian Masala Powder ~ SIMP

One of the greatest pleasures of blogging has always been the friendship it has got me. I had lost touch with my school and college friends after marriage and after a while, it was all about family, kids, and working. One of the biggest changes that came into our life, was the constant mention of […]

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Dabeli Masala | Homemade Dabeli Masala Powder

When I was making Dabeli, I was odd for posting the entire post without the chutney or the Dabeli Masala. The first time I ever heard about Dabeli was from a blog. And it was the Dabeli Masala powder. It was it was by Sia, not sure. However the pictures were so captivating that I […]

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Homemade Tandoori Masala | How to make Tandoori Masala

Having homemade spice powders is always a boon. I normally never buy readymade powder other than Channa Masala and Pav Bhaji Masala. I have even tried my own Channa Masala, which is still setting idle, waiting for the book to be published. Apart from these two, I have always made sure I grind my own masala […]

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How to Caramelize Sugar | Caramelized Sugar

Let’s see how to Caramelize Sugar for making desserts like Caramel Custard.¬†We are starting the first week of the 25th Edition of Blogging Marathon. I feel elated that we have reached a milestone in blogging. What started as a way to keep this blog live, it’s become an¬†obsession, in the end, to continue blogging and […]

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Panch Phoran ~ Bengali Spice Mix

Panch phoran is a classic Bengali spice blend typically consisting of five spices in equal measure. From what I hear, this is also used widely in Orissa and Bihar. Panch Phoran also known as panch phoron, panch puran, panchpuran, punch puram, punchpuram The five spices that make up Panch Phoran are: Mustard seed or (rai […]

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