How To Prepare FoodAllTime Tadka / Tempering
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How To Prepare FoodAllTime Tadka / Tempering

How To Prepare FoodAllTime Tadka / Tempering In English, tadka is referred to as “tempering.” It is the method wherein whole or ground spices are briefly roasted in oil or ghee (clarified butter) with the intention to release their essential oils, consequently making their flavour more aromatic. This method of tempering  is famous throughout India,…

Difference Between Tomato Concasse and Tomato Puree
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Difference Between Tomato Concasse and Tomato Puree

Difference Between Tomato Concasse and Tomato Puree Tomato Concasse and Tomato Puree are both different parts of the same process. Each without the other is incomplete. You have to blanch the tomatoes for both Tomato Concasse and Tomato Puree. Use liberally to prepare Indian gravies or vegetable lasagne. Concasse, from the French concasser, “to weigh down or grind”, is a…

Panch Phoran: Five Spice Powder & Mixture
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Panch Phoran: Five Spice Powder & Mixture

Panch Phoran: Five Spice Powder & Mixture Panch Phoron literally means “five spices.”  This blend of spices commonly used in Eastern India and it consists of the following seeds:  Cumin, Black Mustard, Fenugreek, Nigella and Fennel. The spices are left whole (depending on how they’re being used) and are either dry roasted or fried in…