We need a lot of pre made ingredients while cooking. Today’s post is related to the making of them. I hope you find it useful.
1 Tomato puree
Tomato puree is widely used in North Indian dishes. Take firm red tomatoes. Wash them and make an incision at the tip. Put these in boiling water for a few minutes. The skin can now be peeled easily. Make a purée of it.
2 Cumin powder
Dry roast the cumin until light brown in colour. When cool,grind it to a fine powder. It can be stored in an air tight container.
3 Coriander powder
Dry roast the coriander seeds until you get a pleasant aroma. Keep it on a low flame. When cool, grind it in a mixer and store in an air tight jar.
Curd or yoghurt is essential in Indian homes. Hence ,it is set on a daily basis. Warm the milk and add a little curd to it. Close it with a lid and keep it in a warm place. The milk should be poured from one container to another a couple of times to get a thick curd.
The curd is churned and water is added to it. Salt or sugar may be added. Sweet buttermilk with thick cream is called as lassi.