This Cooking Tips series is all about making cooking easier- right from buying and storing groceries / produce to kitchen hacks, time saving shortcuts and tips to make your life easier in the kitchen. This post rounds up some of the useful tricks to have up your sleeve for Indian cooking! [This list will be updated regularly, so do bookmark it for easy reference.] If you liked this post, also check out:
￼ Recipe for quick South Indian breakfast / tiffin of Puli Semia / Tamarind Semia Upma / Tamarind Vermicelli – All it takes is 15 minutes to prepare this satisfying, full-of-flavour breakfast from scratch!
￼ The Onam Sadya, that is a veritable spread of dishes from Kerala, is one of the MUST HAVE culinary experiences in your lifetime. Check out these 9 simple recipes and prepare your own Onam feast!
Onam Recipes | recipe for Pumpkin Erissery | Pumpkin and Cowpeas stew with coconut ￼ -Onam Sadya recipe
Onam Recipes : Kerala Sambar / Mixed vegetable sambar ￼- Another Onam Sadya recipe, serve with red rice and banana chips for Kerala food heaven!
￼ Recipe for Kerala Style Plantain Stir Fry | Raw Banana Stir Fry | Kaya Mezhukkupuratti | Vazhakka Mezhukkupuratti ￼ – a most delicious preparation using raw bananas, a must have in the Onam Sadya spread.
Recipe for Puli Inji – a condiment prepared using ginger and tamarind as the main ingredients, a mainstay of Onam Sadya | Ginger and Tamarind Chutney ￼ that tastes sensational with the simple curd rice!
This cabbage thoran, thanks to the flavours of shallots and cumin seeds, and the fragrance from fresh coconut, is an effortless way to make cabbage taste good.
A recipe for drumstick leaves – Dal with Moringa greens / drumstick leaves, just another way to include this superfood in your daily diet.
Recipe for an easy Shredded Carrot, Coconut and Cucumber Salad. Takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, vegan and gluten-free too.
STEP BY STEP PICTURES: Who needs bottled drinks, when this all natural raw mango drink – Kairi Panha, can be prepared in less than 20 minutes! A popular summer cooler made using seasonal raw mangoes, try this one out!
Avarakkai or flat beans are quite commonly used in Tamil Brahmin cooking. In Hindi / Marathi / Gujarati, it is called Papdi. Try this simple stir-fry recipe for these beans, that goes well with Rasam & Rice.