Know your ingredients
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 25, 2014

Here is a glossary of the ingredients often confused while cooking.

ENGLISH  NAME                                                          COMMON NAME

atta                                                                                              wheat flour

plain flour                                                                                     maida

gram flour                                                                                      besan

gram dal                                                                                   bengalgram,chanadal

horsegram ,split black gram                                           urad dal

green gram                                                                               moongdal

puffed rice                                                                                 murmura

parched rice                                                                                beaten rice,poha

tapoica                                                                                           sago, sabudana

cornflour                                                                                          makki atta


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Cooking is a wonderful job if you love it. It helps you to make tasty dishes for your loved ones. But it can be a chore, if one has many errands at hand. Thus, one needs to cook efficiently. It can be done by using the handy hints which make cooking easier, by saving the time or making better dish by using an ingredient instead of other. Here are a hundred handy hints which I have put them in two different categories. One is store wise and the other is    cook wise.

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