Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Homemade Waffle/Pancake Mix

Posted by on Mar 9, 2015 in Breakfast Menu, How to?? | 4 comments

Making waffles and pancakes from scratch is very easy. All the ingredients required are pretty much available in your pantry. If you are someone who use store bought waffle mix then try this. You will know how easy it is to mix up the ingredients and prepare this waffle/pancake mix. Homemade Waffles and Pancakes are the best and we know what goes in. You can also add a few healthy ingredients to make it even more better. I always make waffles and pancakes from scratch and this mix comes handy all the time. Preparation time: 10 minutes Yield: 600 grams (21 oz) Ingredients: All purpose flour (or maida) – 2 cups Wheat flour – 1 cup Oats – 3/4 cup Baking powder – 4 tsp Flax seed meal – 3 tbsp Sugar – 2 tbsp Ground cinnamon – 3/4 tsp Salt...

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Homemade Brown Sugar

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in How to?? | 5 comments

Making brown sugar at home is very easy. It is fresh, moist and cheaper than the store bought ones. It takes only 5 minutes to make this. You just have to whip up some granulated sugar with the molasses and tada!! it is ready. You can control how light or dark you want your sugar to be. Store it in an airtight container to prevent it from hardening. Yield: 1 cup of Brown Sugar Ingredients: For Light Brown Sugar: Granulated sugar – 1 cup Molasses – 1 1/2 tbsp (unsulphured) For Dark Brown Sugar: Granulated sugar – 1 cup Molasses – 3 to 4 tbsp (unsulphured) Method of Preparation: Add a cup of sugar in the food processor along with molasses. Pulse for a few times and then process until you get a fluffy and soft brown sugar. Alternatively, mix...

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Homemade Granola

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Breakfast Menu, Healthy Eats, Slideshow, How to?? | 2 comments

Homemade Granola is a mixture of rolled oats, nuts and dry fruits with oil, maple syrup and sugar. It makes a healthy breakfast or a snack or a topping in your ice cream or Greek yogurt. This is a basic granola recipe and it is very easy to make. Make your own cereals with your favorite mixture and mix it with cold or warm milk or munch as a snack. I have added all my favorite ingredients in my Granola. You can also include seeds such as pumpkin and sunflower seeds and other dry fruits such as dates, prunes and berries. If you start making your own cereals or granola bars you will never go back to the store bought ones. Believe me and give it a try!!! Ingredients: Rolled oats – 2 cups Slivered or sliced almonds – 3/4...

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Introducing Cooking Videos in ST

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Misc, How to??, Cooking Videos | 0 comments

You would have probably seen our teaser video announcing the addition of a video section in SpicyTasty. Well, the time has come. We have been working hard in getting these videos ready. For recipe videos, you can watch the “SpicyTasty Cooking Video” section. We are planning on adding recipe videos for our most viewed recipes as time progresses. We would like to invite you to take a look at the videos next time you want to make these dishes. Also, we would like your input on what recipe videos you’d like to see next . Thank you so much for your encouragement. Here is our first three Cooking Videos, Egg Curry: Mutton Dum Biryani: Gobi...

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How to Extract Milk From a Coconut

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in How to?? | 1 comment

Coconut milk is extracted from grated meat of coconut. It is a common ingredient in many tropical cuisines. There are two grades of coconut milk, thick and thin. Thicker milk is used in making desserts and rich sauces while thinner milk is used in gravies, curries, soups, etc. South Indian cooking involves a lot of coconut milk, especially Kerala cuisine. Coconut milk is extracted by grinding coconut meat with warm water and pressing it. I always feel that fresh coconut milk is lighter than the canned ones. But I know it’s a little time consuming but totally worth it. Due to its high calorie level (specially fat calorie level) it is used occasionally. But it is said to have good cholesterol which helps in raising the levels of HDL.  So enjoy this homemade coconut milk in your cooking. You will need:...

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How to make Ghee or Clarified Butter?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Veggie Entrees & Sides, How to?? | 3 comments

Ghee is clarifies butter and is commonly used in South Asian countries such as India. It all begins by boiling cow’s milk and removing and collecting the thick layer formed on top of the milk. The thick cream is refrigerated and churned using a wooden whisker or an electric whisker until sticky and creamy butter is formed on top and the rest becomes a thick and creamy buttermilk. Straining it gives you the butter. This butter is refrigerated and ghee is prepared out of it. You can also buy unsalted butter from store and prepare ghee.  Ghee is used in the preparation of gravies, curries, pulao/ghee rice. Also used for seasoning and spreading on rotis. I hope the step by step instruction will help you to prepare ghee at home which is tasty and economical. Ingredients: Butter – 2...

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