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.

  • 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.

  • Fluffy and IndependentStory with cooking tips: Jira Rice

    Hosh learns how to cook Jeera Rice - cumin spiced rice.

    Isha's quick & easy rice cooking tips & Jeera Basmati recipe

  • Mango LassiStory on Cooking Tips: Luscious Mango Lassi

    Isha teaches Hosh how to make this quick & easy yoghurt drink?

    Tells difference between milkshake, Lassi & smoothie

  • Curry Kapitan Chicken"Why did you wait before putting in the onions?" asked Hosh.

    "Because we want to remove the odor from the mustard oil. Usually 5 minutes on high heat is enough, but you can always tell by the colour of the oil. When it goes pale, it is done. If you were using olive oil, you would only need to wait half the time."

  • Super_Bowl_Infographic_01-31-12Story on Cooking Tips: Marinating Meats Safely

    Marinates are consistently flavored, taste juicier & tenderer.

    But need the right balance of acid, oil & spice!

  • Yogurt savory drink"In India, flavoring ingredients such as asafoetida, black salt, sea salt, fresh ground ginger, green mango, green chilies, pepper, lime or lemon juice, Amla (gooseberry), Jira (cumin seeds), coriander, mint and curry leaves are mixed with Chaach to enhance its digestion-aiding properties."

    "Traditional buttermilk contains probiotic microbes which are beneficial to the gut and improve immunity when taken regularly."

  • Winter Rice Harvest"Nimbu Basmati is quick and easy to make yet it turns out looking alluring, smelling heavenly and tasting delicious. It combines Basmati fragrance with lime and lemony flavors and we flare up its presentation using golden glows of turmeric."

    "So it uses mostly ingredients that you already know about."

  • ~~M I N T O ~~ F R E S H"This Lassi is great as a digestif, a starter, a small meal, a quick meal, and for when you don't want to cook a meal."

    "It is also just what you need in those hungry moments, when you can't be bothered to eat, much less cook."

  • Roti"Add pressure to the roti sides with a dry cloth or tea towel and within seconds the roti should start puffing up like a balloon."

    "Squash down where you are pressing and turn. Remove from the pan once the Phulka (Punjabi: ਰੋਟੀ, ਫੂਲਕਾ) puffs up. Place on a plate and brush with butter or ghee, if you wish."

  • Lassi with Dahi ki Malai"Kala Namak is a pungent-smelling, sulfurous-tasting salt, used extensively in South Asian cuisines of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as a condiment," she clarified, "or added to chaats, chutneys, salads, many fruits, raitas and other savory snacks."

    "It is still sodium chloride, but with several sulphurous impurities, lending the salt its color and smell. It's actually not black, but a brownish pink when whole and light purple or pink when ground."

  • Shahjahani KhichdiIsha teaches Hosh how to cook spicy Khichdi - Lentils Rice, a prominent ancient Ayurvedic Satvik diet improvised & served as a popular, convenient comfort food now.

  • A quarter of tadka"Tadka Chaas is a popular variant in yoghurt drinks, as the crunchiness of tempered spices in chaach gives the drink a bit of body, color as well as bite."

    "Tempering is the brief frying of spices (especially in various South Asian cuisines) to release their aroma. It is a popular garnishing technique used in various parts of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan."

  • rice fields"Tamatar Basmati is quick and easy to make, yet it turns out looking rich and tasting delicious."

    "Basmati fragrance is compromised a bit because tomato has a powerful flavor, but the dish gets compensated for that as tomato also lends the dish its rich color lavishly."

  • Indian Food in Tampa Bay Area (Lara Cerri for VISIT FLORIDA)Learn to easily cook tempered coriander coconut chutney.

    Isha teaches Hosh how to simply modify quantity & recipe of this side dish to suit different palates.

  • Tea GradingHow to make traditional spicy tea?

    Isha teaches Hosh about Indian culture & gives tea cooking tips.

    Informative story with delicious Masala Chai cooking recipe.