Cooking Recipes

Cooking stories with simple cooking recipes. Learn easy cooking tips from Indian cooking teacher as she teaches her son how to cook well. Cooking healthy food.

  • Aloo Jira - Cumin Spiced Potatoes

    potatoes with cuminIsha teaches how to cook Aloo Jira, cumin spiced fried potatoes.

    Eaten as delicious nibbles or mains with yoghurt.

    Quick, simple & healthy Indian cooking recipe

  • Banana Lassi - Restaurant Style

    LassiIsha shows Hosh how to make Banana Lassi - Restaurant Style.

    Discover the secrets of banana, its calorie content, GI value and impact on blood sugar & digestion

  • Chhaach - Traditional Buttermilk

    Lassi Man...Isha teaches Hosh how to make Chhaach - Traditional Buttermilk, using a simple recipe.

    Cooking story with tips on why cream sours, and how Chhaas is different from buttermilk, commercial buttermilk & cultured buttermilk.

  • Chicken Or Fish Marinate

    Indian Spiced Chicken with CarrotsLearn to easily make Chicken or Fish Marinate.

    Isha teaches her son how to simply, quickly and safely marinate chicken or fish, and flavor the dish consistently.

  • Chickpeas Dip - Hummus

    Hummus"I washed chickpeas under running fresh water yesterday," she continued giving him cooking tips, "until the water was clear."

    "Then I soaked them overnight in brine in a covered pot. Some cultures soak them in baking soda along with salt too."

  • Coconut Balls Dessert

    coconut and pistachio balls (raffaello)Isha teaches Hosh Coconut Balls dessert recipe. Cheap & simple, yet all her guests love this dish.

    Cooking story with tips on how to make this quick, easy sweet

     

  • Coriander And Coconut Chutney

    taletown.org Coconut Coriander chutneyHow to quickly make Coriander And Coconut Chutney?

    Isha teaches Hosh a simple, cheap recipe that looks & tastes restaurant style, but can also be easily modified.

  • Dahi - Organic Curd, Yogurt

    Buffalo Curd and Kithul TreacleIsha teaches Hosh how to make Dahi - Organic Curd.

    Cooking story with quick & easy Dahi recipe, and tips on how temperature affects formation of Yogurt from milk.

  • Eggs - French Toast

    Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast"Eggs are full of goodness anyway, like proteins, vitamins A,B,D and E, lots of minerals and those very important good-for-you fatty acids."

    "But why do you keep eggs in a fridge Ma?" Hosh asked as they sat down to eat the French toasts he had just cooked under her supervision, "Will they not keep outside?"

  • Eggs - Poached Perfectly

    Poached Egg with Fresh Salsa"This layer, called the cuticle or bloom, is still wet when the egg emerges, but quickly dries after a few minutes."

    "This stops bacteria from getting inside the shell and reduces moisture and carbon dioxide loss from an egg which could degrade the egg quality."

  • Eggs - Scrambled Correctly

    Mmm... salsa on scrambled eggs"Whoopsie," he uttered, as he dropped an egg on the kitchen floor.

    "Get salt and give it a good sprinkle," said Isha, "It'll clean up pretty easy. Use salt to scour non-stick pans too, instead of detergent."

  • Eggs - Sunny Side Up

    Mmm... fried egg, sliced sausage, and hash browns on a grilled bun"Sunny side eggs are eggs that aren't flipped over when the white portion is fried on one side. So the yolk looks like a sun and is beautifully saucy."

    "If you flipped them over when the bottom side was fried and cooked them further depending on your mood on the day, you can get between Over easy to Over hard versions."

  • Eggs - The Quickest Omelet

    Mmm... chorizo omelet"Depending upon the size of the egg, an egg contains about 75 calories or 310 kilojoules."

    "But it also has a significantly high satiety effect so you feel fuller for longer – good news if you are dieting."

  • Eggs - Ways to Boil

    egg time. Pai, Thailand

    "To avoid shells cracking when you boil them," she said, "take eggs out of the fridge and bring them to room temperature first. I suggest letting them sit at room temperature for about half an hour before using."

    "In baking too, eggs are better used at room temperature."

  • Eggs Recipe - Anda Bhurji

    Spicy egg bhurji @ the eggfactory

    Isha teaches Hosh how to cook Anda Bhurji, a spicy Indian scrambled eggs recipe.

    Cooking story with quick & simple tips on how to make eggs-emplary student food

  • Green Or Red Chili Paste

    [red hot chilli peppers]How to make Green or Red Chili Pastes, which to use when & how to store them safely?

    Isha teaches Hosh a common curry base used worldwide, and gives cooking tips

  • How To Steam Vegetables

    party DishesIsha teaches Hosh how to steam vegetables well & create healthier, tastier, vivid, crunchy veges.

    Which vegetables to steam? Where to find their steaming times?

  • Jira - Master Spice Cumin

    CuminIsha teaches Hosh about Jira - Master Spice Cumin, the magical spice & natural remedy with many health benefits.

    Learning how to cook well & cheaply is easy.

  • Jira Basmati - Cumin Spiced Rice

    basmatiJira Basmati, Cumin Spiced Rice, cooks quick & easy.

    But Hosh learns to make his recipe look, smell and taste delicious with Isha's rice cooking & spice use tips

  • Luscious Mango Lassi

    Mango LassiIsha teaches Hosh a luscious Mango Lassi recipe.

    Cooking story with practical tips on mango cultivars, flavors & differences between milkshake, Lassi & smoothie


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