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General cookery-related queries & Tips

Discussion in 'Recipe Central' started by simi, May 24, 2005.

  1. arshi1611

    arshi1611 New IL'ite

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    Re: cooking is difficult

    hi,
    Initially cooking does seem to be difficult but when u are at it then it turns out to be easy and later even fun:-D . i'll give u a simple veg recipe. try it out and then see.

    take 4-5 medium sized potato and cut it out into small pieces.
    In a cooking vessel heat some oil. Put Methi seeds when oil is hot so that it crackkles and starts turning brown.add the potatoes and then fry it for 2-3 min. Add ginger garlic paste (abt 1n1/2 tsp). stir to mix well. add 1/2 tsp of turmeric(haldi) powder, 1/2 tsp of chilli powder,1/2 tsp of zeera (cummin) powder and 2 tsp of coriander powder(dhanya), 1 green chilli, salt to taste and a little pepper powder or garam masala powder. mix well, bhunofy. add water and let it cook. when its tender as in done then add 2 tomatoes and some chopped dhanya patti( kothmir) . let it again cook so that tomatoes are cooked well into the gravy. when oil comes out of the gravy then the gravy is ready.
    hope it turns out well.
    :wave
     
  2. Huma

    Huma Silver IL'ite

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    General cookery-related queries

    hi friends

    i find tilda american long grain rice very good for every day and sometimes when i make biryani i use basmati rice.

    i tried easy cook rice but it was very dry and also tried massoor rice yuck....

    which kind of rice are u eating?
     
  3. kasisheela

    kasisheela Silver IL'ite

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    Re: everyday rice

    Hi,
    i use sona masoori for rice.
    Par boiled rice for idly and dosa.
    It works out fine in both the cases.


    Reg,
    Shantha Kasiarunachalam
     
  4. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: everyday rice

    Hi,
    I use sonamasoori (raja/lakshmi/mayur) brand every day for rice and same rice for idly also.

    thanks,
    Punitha
     
  5. selviik

    selviik Senior IL'ite

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    Re: everyday rice

    Hi,

    I use Sonamassori rice for cooking and american brand long grain rice for making idlies and dosa.Sometimes i use the longgrain rice for cooking too.It comes out well.

    :mrgreen:
     
  6. Huma

    Huma Silver IL'ite

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    Re: everyday rice

    i saw most of u cook massoor rice.

    when i cooked it, it was dry. how many glass of water i have to put?

    for 4 glasses of rice i put 6 and half water, is it right?

    thanks

    and what is the best rice for u?
     
  7. Naveena

    Naveena New IL'ite

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    Re: everyday rice

    Hi,

    I use Sona masoori rice for everyday cooking. Usually for rice the water should be double i.e. rice:water should be 1:2 and sometimes a little more than that. For mixed rice etc.. a little less than double should be fine.
     
  8. selviik

    selviik Senior IL'ite

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    Re: everyday rice

    I totally agree with Naveena.

    Water amt shud be double the rice quantity.This proportion is for regular rice(little spongy) to be used with kulambu and rasam.For making fried rice i use little say 1/2 tumbler less than the total amt of water so that it is grainy enough for making fried rice.
     
  9. Tulasi

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    How long can store food in the freezer

    hi friends,
    I have an extra freezer in the garage where I store food.. especially pickles which brought from India. I have pickles i bought 2 years before...just
    getting scared can i still use them? they really tastes good once i thaw it...
    please share your experiences...

    Thanks in advance
     
  10. Vandhana

    Vandhana Silver IL'ite

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    Re: How long can store food in the freezer

    Dear Tulasi,

    Yes you can use them. I have 2 year old pickles that i store out in room temperature and they have not got spoilt. So just thaw, i would suggest that you add a little extra oil ( that which has been used to make the pickle like mustard oil or gingelly oil ) an mix it thoroughly before using. As long as the oil does not give off the stale odour, it is good to use.

    Vandhana
     

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