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  • TECHNIQUE

    Technique: Dulce de Leche

    Not too many moons ago I tweeted about my curiosity about dulce de leche (dool–say deh lay-chay) to which people oohed, aahed and gushed about how delicious a treat it is and their favorite…

    May 26, 2009
  • TECHNIQUE

    Technique: How to make paneer

    Although India is not a country known for its cheese, paneer is the cheese that has left an indelible mark on Indian cuisine. Used in recipes like mattar paneer, paneer tikka, palak paneer, it…

    May 20, 2009
  • TECHNIQUE

    Technique: Vanilla Sugar and Vanilla Extract

    Ever since I learnt how wonderfully fragrant real vanilla is, I’ve wanted to get my hand on the real stuff. Although vanilla grows in South India, it’s mostly exported, having hardly any use in…

    July 25, 2008
  • TECHNIQUE

    Technique: Flavoured Salts

    “A flavoured salt is one of the simplest and most basic ways of finishing a dish – it’s so easy and tasty, yet hardly anyone does it”– Jamie Oliver My fascination with flavoured salts…

    July 10, 2008