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March 25, 2010

Basic Recipes

Here is the much awaited roundup of Cooking Basics event held at my blog - Indian Vegetarian Kitchen. I received about 45 entries. I would like to thank each and everyone of you for sending me these simple and basic recipes. I am sure beginners will find this very useful. I could not publish some pictures due to copyright issues. If you want me to include your pictures, leave a comment and enable the option to right click and save the pictures. Now let's see what our friends have contributed. My next event (sometime in summer) will have some giveaway. Stay tuned!  

From Vanitha
For 2 people:
Ingredients: Water - 1 cup Milk(2%) - 1 cup(same one used to take water) Sugar- as per taste Tea leaves - 2 tsp Ginger/ Masala powder/Cardamom - optional

Method: 1. Boil 1 cup of water with 2tsp of tea leaves. 2. Once well boiled, pour in the cup of milk into the same. 3. Add grated ginger/cardamom/masala powder(if using) at this point and stir the mixture once in a while. 4. Once this mixture boils and starts frothing switch off the gas and remove from flame. 5. Add sugar as per taste and filter out the tea using a strainer. Tea is ready to drink accompanied with some biscuits or rusk. Variations: Some people dont prefer to add water,so they add the tea leaves to the milk directly and let it boil.  

Tips on making tea
Mythili Rangarajan

For 1 cup tea, adding 2 tsp of tea leaves would spoil your liver over a period of time.Also tea leaves/powder should be added only after the water starts to boil & tea should not be boiled for more than a few seconds,thenshould be covered with a  lid for 1 full minute before adding milk,masalas to the decoction.This would give the tea its natural flavour.Also please remember to take such masala tea only for the noon cuppa not for your early morning cup which should avoid masalas except tulsi leaves or spearmint leaves which work to strengthen your immunity. Please also take care to sip your morning tea only after drinking at least two tall glasses of water & not on an empty stomach.We normally take 2 Marie biscuits with our morning tea to ensure against any form of acidity.

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  1. loved the home made ghee posts ..nice round up..

  2. Many delicious dishes to cook up within few minutes...excellent roundup Magi

  3. Hi
    Great round up! very useful for newbies!
    Thanks a lot. Waiting for the next event.
    Hope you are aware of my on going event
    If you have any thing, please send the entries.

  4. Wow.... wonderful round up... Awesome job Mahima.. Keep rocking!!

  5. Great event mahima and thanks for posting my recipes.

  6. Great round up Mahima. Am sure beginners will enjoy cooking these dishes.

  7. Nice round up Mahima
    Need to try few of these...Thanx for adding mine!!!

  8. Nice roundup Mahima...colorful they look! Guess my pics have some server error in loading....

  9. Lovely round up n wonderful works have been displayed mahima.

  10. very nice roundup Mahimaa, cannot wait to try out some easy recipes.

  11. Awesome roundup of simple and delicious recipes!

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

  12. I am very happy to read your articles it’s very useful for me,and I am completely satisfied with your website.All comments and articles are very useful and very good.
    Your blog is very attention-grabbing. I am loving all of the in turn you are sharing with each one!…


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