Q. How do we use cardamoms ? Do we
use it with or without the skin?
When using cardamom in curries most people would remove the outer skin,
but there is no harm in using them . But you can use the cardamom's both skin
and pod when preparing Indian chai or Tea. that will bring a good flavour in
And when preparing Indian sweets both the pod and skin can be used, but skin can be removed when serving.
Q. Conversion of kilograms
1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds
500 gms = 1.1 pound
Get a measuring cup that has all the measurements .
According to our recipe approx the cup size is 250 - 300 gms
Q.How do we make Home made Paneer?
Full fat Milk - 1/2 gallon
Lemon juice - out of 4 lemons
Heat the Milk in a pan for about 20 minutes and then add the Lemon
Juice and when the Cheese separates from the milk then take out the Solids and
place them in a thin cloth to drain the excess water
And then place a heavy solid on top of the milk solids in order to
remove the excess water from it. Cut them into desired shapes
You can fry them in oil and can use them for curries
Q. Making Soft and fluffy Rava
Add the same amount of yogurt as the rava and keep the flour aside for about 20 minutes and then add the same amount of water. And mix the flour well.
Q. To make soft chappathis
To make soft chappathis or rotis , Add fresh yogurt to knead the dough
instead of water , and cover the dough with a light moist cloth,. And also after making chappathi's cover them with a
Q. Secret to South Indian Cooking
The secret to Indian Cooking lies in the flavouring of the oil. Follow
the recipe and if the recipe recommends 1 tsp of urud dal for seasoning add
11/4 tsp. And also all the ingredients contribute to the taste. To fry
onions , add enough oil for the recipe and add the onions and let them stand for
about 2-3 minutes in medium heat and then turn the heat to high for about 2 minutes with enough oil you will get your onions nice and brown.
You will get the taste once you start to get the taste of the food. Try
different ratios of ingredients and you will find which suites you.
More oil will increase the taste as well as the fat.
You can use Ricotta cheese instead of Paneer, But the taste still
differs a lot. But you can try using Ricotta cheese with the same process for