When I was in my hometown in India, got a chance to visit Thengapattanam beach and buy some mussels. October to December is the mussel season there and we can always find plenty of mussels in the fish markets during those months. Since we rarely visit India during this season, we went all out and … Continue reading How To Clean The Mussels
Wash the eggplantsSnip off the top stemTake water in a wide bowl and add few drops of olive oil and a pinch of turmeric powder (this will prevent the blackening of the cut eggplant). Optionally, you can add little lemon juice as wellCut the eggplant into the size you want and put it in the … Continue reading How Do I Freeze the Eggplants
While growing up in India, I never thought or heard about freezing the grated coconut, we always use the fresh ones. When we came to the US, the first time we bought the frozen grated coconut, I didn't like that as it was thick and sticky. Next time I bought the fresh coconut and grated … Continue reading How Do I Store The Grated Coconut?
It is one of the most used pastes in my daily cooking. I generally make the ginger & garlic paste in large quantity and store it as cubes in the freezer. While cooking, you can just add this into the dish and it will save a lot of time. Ingredients Ginger -------------------------- 3 big pieceGarlic … Continue reading Ginger & Garlic Paste
This is the most convenient way for me to store lemon juice as ice cubes. I use lemon juice for cooking and making lemonade. It is so easy to make lemon rice using these cubes. How to make Cut the lemon into halfTake the juice by using a hand citrus juicerPour this into a ice … Continue reading How do I store lemon juice?
When we were living in Chennai, I always bring tamarind from our native place near Thengapattanam in Kanyakumari, where we get fresh tamarind form the tamarind trees near our home. Most of the times, I make excess tamarind juice and waste the leftover. I tried keeping the leftover in the refrigerator for later use, but … Continue reading Storing tamarind juice
This is a easy way to make and store paruppu usili idlys, if you have this one on hand, you can make any vegetable usili quickly. If some guests are coming, you can easily make a good healthy side dish from it. It can be stored in freezer for months. Here is the recipe. Ingredients … Continue reading Making and storing paruppu usili idlys