Cranberry Pickle (Cranberry Achar)

This great pickle is a real tease…by the time you really start relishing the pickle – it’s gone! The cranberry season is so short lived that it makes you feel that life is unfair. Cranberry Pickle is easy and quick enough to make that we can make a batch every week. We mention at the bottom of this post “the hardest part is cutting…”, we change that statement to “the hardest part is keeping the…

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Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste

A big time saver in the kitchen is to have ginger and garlic paste on hand and ready to use. Unfortunately, the store bought ones tend to have a lot of preservatives, giving them a funny aftertaste and smell. Try this quick recipe to make your own ginger and garlic paste at home – all natural and no preservatives. The best part…it has a shelf life of over 2 months in the refrigerator!

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Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Ghee or Clarified Butter is a very integral part of a South Asian household. It is used in cooking and religious functions. The flavor, the aroma is so distinct and there is not a substitute for it. After having been condemned by health experts, Ghee is again being given it’s due.It is made all over the world with very little variations in the style of making it. Here are some of the names for our…

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Basic Garam Masala

Here is a basic Garam Masala recipe that we can use on an everyday basis. Make it and use it and you’ll have a new flavor in life and in your food! AMAZING! And the best part is that it is so easy to make that you’ll wonder why you have not been doing it for all these years. Scroll down for video. Ingredients: Big Black Cardamom – 12 (10 g) Coriander Seeds – 2…

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