Rose Water or Syrup

Rose water can be used as a flavoring agent in foods like baklava,noughat,rice etc or an excellent skin toner.You can make it at home and fresh with these simple steps.Preparation time:20  minutesServes:multipleIngredients:4 cups loosely packed rose petals(washed)2 cups waterProcedure:1.Bring the water to boil and add the rose petals and turn down the heat to simmer... Continue Reading →

Roasted Beets

This recipe is a simple way to roast beets that you can use in salads,risotto etc.Beetroots are extremely healthy ,they improve liver function and are used as a remedy for anemia when consumed daily.Preparation time:1 hourServes:VariesIngredients:3 Beetroots(3 inch diameter)Procedure:1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.2.Wraps each beetroot in an aluminium foil.3.Place them in the oven and... Continue Reading →

Homemade Tamarind Paste

Do you buy tamarind paste from the store and often worry about the preservatives in it.With this recipe,you can make your own at home.Preparation time:1 1/2 hourServes:2 cups of tamarind pasteIngredients:2 blocks tamarind1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon turmericProcedure:1.Heat 4 cups of water in a pot and add the 2 blocks of tamarind to it and let... Continue Reading →

Cake making

Sharing just a few more tips for great baking1.Cake pans can be prepared in two ways,a.Grease with butter or oil and Line the pan with parchment paper along the sides and bottom.b.Grease with oil or butter then dust with flour,refrigerate for 10 minutes then repeat two more times until the sides are all evenly coated.Tap... Continue Reading →

Baby figurine for the cake

Ingredients:White Fondant(I used Wilton)Brown Gel colorRice krispiesProcedure:1.First make baby head ,body and limbs with the rice crispies.2.Take a roll of white fondant,microwave it for 10 seconds and add a drop of brown color and knead well until it gets a skin tone.Add extra if its too light,Only add little at a time,unless you want really... Continue Reading →

Baking Basics

Welcome to the basics of baking.For successful baking the below given tips would help to a great extent.These are tips I have learnt from my experience and mistakes. I'm still learning,so I will be updating my tips as and when I come across something new.1.Get ready for baking only when you have ample time,hurrying in... Continue Reading →

Idli and Dosa Batter

This recipe can be used for both dosa and idli batter.Preparation time:40 minutesServes: 5 people(5 idlis per person or 2-3 dosa per person)Ingredients:3 cups idli rice1 cup urad dal/black gram(without skin)¼ cup poha/flattened rice¼ teaspoon methi seeds/fenugreek seedssaltProcedure:1. Soak the rice and poha in water for 6 hours.2. Soak the urad dal with methi seeds... Continue Reading →

How to Blanch Almonds

This is a simple way to blanch almonds(remove skins).1.In a saucepan take water and bring to a boil.Add the almonds to it and boil exactly for 1 minute.2.Drain the water and transfer the almonds onto kitchen towel.With hand or with tissue skin the almonds.

Perfectly Boiled Eggs

We all must have faced that dreaded moments where the egg either gets overcooked or undercooked or the shell doesn't peel off properly.Im sharing a fool proof method to get the perfectly boiled eggs. Ingredients: Eggs 1 teaspoon oil Water Procedure: 1.Bring the water to a bubbling boil in a deep bottom dish,add oil to it.... Continue Reading →

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