Make Hung Curd or Yogurt

What happens when you hang curd or yogurt, tied in cheesecloth or muslin for a few hours? Whey gets separated from the curd and you will have completely drained curd or yogurt called “Chakka Dahi” in Hindi. Many Indian recipes call for hung curd. It is very easy to make Hung Curd or Yogurt. No specialized culinary skills…

Blanch Tomatoes

Many recipes call for blanched tomatoes. This is a skill that can be easily learnt. Blanching tomatoes helps you peel the skin easily.This is a pictorial to learn how to blanch tomatoes.  You Will Need: Tomatoes Large Pot Water Serrated Knife Chopping Board (Optional) Slotted Spoon Pairing Knife Pictorial Fill a large pot with water and…

Use A Pedavan

How to Use a Pedavan?   It’s super simple. Pedavan  is a traditional Konkani steamer.(No, I do not mean that it steams Konkanis.) It consists of three main parts – a big vessel, a lid and molds. The molds could be idli molds, dokhla molds, or you can even use plates that fit into Pedavan.  The idea is that…