Kitchen Essential Recipes and Articles

Kitchen Essentials
Curry Leaf Plant - A curry plant grown from a small seedling and now 3 feet high.
Curry Leaf Plant
Curry leaves add a mysterious aroma and flavor to Indian dals and stews, meats and vegetable masalas, pickles, and pakoras. Grow your own curry leaf plant!
Goan Garam Masala - A spice tine filled with spice powder with whole spices keeping it company.
Goan Garam Masala
Fragrant with the flavors of Goa highlighting coriander and the heat from red chilies and black pepper, this just may become your favorite “curry powder.”
Instant Pot Greek Yogurt--Finished thick Greek Yogurt served in pretty jars with a spoonful to show how thick and creamy it is.
Instant Pot Greek Yogurt
Rich, creamy, and so easy to make in your Instant Pot, Greek yogurt is made with just 2 ingredients. And strain it overnight and you have delicious cream cheese!
Coconut Facts All about cooking and caking with coconut.
Coconut Facts
Coconut in all its forms adds richness and nutty sweetness to both sweet or savory dishes. Perfect with curries for meat, lentils or vegetables, or as a foundation for pudding, as in rice or chocolate, ice cream, custard, and panna cotta.
Kerala Garam Masala Freshly ground and ready to flavor South Indian dishes.
Kerala Garam Masala
Kerala garam masala is fragrant with fennel, star anise, and mace. Make this spice blend and take your cooking to the next level. Perfect for stews, curries, eggs, rice, and dals.
Homemade Sichuan Chili oil Small bowl of Sichuan chili oil gilded with whole star anise, bay leaves and cinnamon sticks.
Homemade Sichuan Chili Oil
Sichuan chili oil is numbing, tingling, and spicy all at once. This recipe is quick and easy to make, and you will find all kinds of food to put it on.
Chaat Masala Spice Mix all toasty and ground and ready for cooking in a pretty blue bowl
Chaat Masala Spice Mix
Chaat masala’s tangy, hot, sweet, funkiness brightens up roasted vegetables, egg salad, fruit salad, soups, salad dressing, and anything else that needs a bit of zip.
Easy, Enticing Chicken Biryani
How to Cook Onions (Birista)
Onions are the foundation for many dishes, and cooking them properly is key to a good start. Learn to cook them from translucent to crispy, crunchy umami bombs.
Tandoori Masala Recipe Roasted and finely ground spice blend in a pretty blue and white bowl for all your tandoori needs
Tandoori Masala Recipe
Who doesn’t love anything tandoori, and with this spice blend, you can spice up your favorite veggies, meats, paneer, and tofu. Homemade tandoori masala is vibrant red, smoky, and spicy.
Green Chutney - 3 Easy Recipes All bright green and stored in a pretty lidded jar.
Green Chutney ~ 3 Easy Recipes
With big, bold, bright flavors, these 3 green chutneys each add freshness and zing to anything you are serving. Drizzle, dip, salsa, and drip to your heart's content.
How to Make Homemade Yogurt (Stove) Homemade yogurt served with honey and nuts
How to Make Homemade Yogurt (Stove)
An easy-to-make yogurt recipe with no special equipment required. Healthy, snack-worthy, or dial it up as the basis for a luscious dessert!
How to Make Paneer - Finished cheese cut into cubes in a piles beside whole spice and a flurry of cilantro.
How to Make Paneer
This straightforward step-by-step guide on how to make paneer will give you a versatile and luscious cheese for your favorite dishes: palak paneer, fill samosas or top your naan pizza.
Indian Kitchen Fundamentals - Indian Kitchen Building Blocks: For those of you new to Indian cooking, I wanted to go over some of the fundamental ingredients, offer measurements, shortcuts, and options that will help you in the kitchen.
Indian Kitchen Fundamentals
Indian Kitchen Building Blocks: For those of you new to Indian cooking, I wanted to go over some of the fundamental ingredients, offer measurements, shortcuts, and options that will help you in the kitchen.
Garam Masala Powder All the spices toasted and ground. Ready to flavor many Indian dishes.
Garam Masala Powder
Garam masala powder will always do its job of adding warmth and depth to whatever it’s added to, so use this recipe as a starting point. Then play around and find your signature blend.
Ginger and garlic paste ~ homemade -- Ready to be used in Indian dishes
Ginger and Garlic Paste ~ Homemade
Ginger and garlic paste is a building block of flavor in the Indian kitchen. With a little time and effort on your part, homemade paste ensures you will have a much tastier start to your dishes.
Easy Homemade Ghee Clarified butter all golden and ready to stand by the stove.
Easy Homemade Ghee
Homemade ghee is a luxurious way to build flavor with your cooking. It also allows you to control the quality of the butter, saving you some grocery dollars in the process, and with a healthier end result.