Ingredients

Ghee

Ghee

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Posted: June 26, 2013

Ghee is a clarified butter. The word ghee comes from the sanskrit language. It is commonly used in South Asian cuisines. It is prepared by boiling butter and can also be prepared at home. It […]

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Sugar / Chini / Shakar

Sugar / Chini / Shakar

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Posted: June 26, 2013

Sugar is a carbohydrate, that occurs naturally in every fruit and vegetable in the plant kingdom. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It is made primarily from sugar beets and sugarcane. It […]

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Salt / Table salt / Rock salt

Salt / Table salt / Rock salt

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Posted: June 25, 2013

Salt is also known as rock salt or table salt. It is a crystalline mineral. It is composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound which belongs to the ionic salts. Salt helps in […]

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Potato / Aloo / Batata / Alu – Health Benefits

Potato / Aloo / Batata / Alu – Health Benefits

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Posted: June 23, 2013

Potato belongs to the family of “Solanaceae” or “Nightshade”. Scientifically, it is named as “Solanum tuberosum”. Potatoes have a neutral starchy flavor. They are the swollen portion of the underground stem, which is called a […]

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Cucumber / Kakdi – Properties, Nutritional Value, Health Benefits

Cucumber / Kakdi – Properties, Nutritional Value, Health Benefits

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Posted: June 21, 2013

Cucumber belongs to the family of “Cucurbitaceae”. Scientifically, they are known as “Cucumis sativus”. It is a widely cultivated plant and cylindrical in shape. Cucumber fruit may be 24 inch (60 centimeters) long and 3.9 […]

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Vinegar

Vinegar

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Posted: June 20, 2013

Vinegar is a liquid, which consists of acetic acid and water.┬áBy the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria, the acetic acid is produced. It is used as a main ingredient in cooking. Vinegar can […]

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Cauli flower

Cauli flower

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Posted: June 20, 2013

Cauliflower belongs to the family of “Brassicaceae”. The name cauliflower is derived from the latin word “caulis” means cabbage and flower. It is a cool seasonal crop and resembles the broccoli but differs in having […]

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Beetroot / Chakundar / Red beet / Garden Beet

Beetroot / Chakundar / Red beet / Garden Beet

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Posted: June 19, 2013

Beetroot is also known as chakundar, Garden beet, Red beet and table beet. Naturally it is very sweet and delicious. It can be consumed easily, either cooked or in salad or in the form of […]

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Soya sauce / Soy sauce

Soya sauce / Soy sauce

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Posted: June 19, 2013

Soya sauce is also called as “Soy sauce” or “Tamari”. It is prepared from soya beans/soybeans. Soya sauce is a traditional ingredient in East and Southeast Asian cuisines. Soya sauce is a condiment, which is […]

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Fennel seeds / Saunf

Fennel seeds / Saunf

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Posted: June 17, 2013

Fennel seeds are also known as “Saunf”. These seeds are aromatic and flavorful herb. They belong to the family of “Apiaceae”. It consists of yellow flowers and feathery leaves. They are pale greenish in colour. […]

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