Condiments like many would agree play a very important role on most cuisine. Since condiments can be in so many form and not just sauces, I decided I needed a separate page just for condiments. We sometimes do not realise how much condiment we use every day in different shape and method of cooking – so time to organise those spice racks and larders.
Here we are on this page I will share with you some of my homemade condiments – my day to day ingredients that I use to add the extra enhance flavor to my food.
I hope it will encourage you to try making your own seasoning, sauces, pickles and preserved food which you can proudly add to your cooking. However you choose to use them, here you will find that there certain condiments that you should always have in your kitchen whether to use before cooking, as marinade, during cooking or after cooking for extra flavour.
This is one that remains in the family, my dad was such a big fan of this pickle and as you can imagine I have certainly inherited that from papa. Just writing this I can see papa eating these lemon pickle and I can hear the way he used to eat – lip smacking “chatpat” … Continue reading Chilli, Lime & Lemon Pickle – “Piment, Limon Confit”
I am always talking of seasoning salt in my recipes so here we are today I will tell you how it’s done. I don’t like to rely on commercial seasoning salts. I very often make my own version of seasoning salts which gives me an array of flavor of my choice using fresh ingredients without … Continue reading Seasoning Salts
Today it is all about Ghee. For those who don’t know what I am relating to, well in simple terms it is clarified butter. As its name suggest it made from butter, which is cooked until you end up with a smooth textured cooking fat. It has a more intense flavour than original butter and … Continue reading Home Made Ghee – Clarified Butter
Blackberries make scrumptious preserves, jam or jelly. Fresh berries are in season, they are in abundance so why let them go to waste. This year I had the pleasure of picking some gorgeous blackberry almost every week and lucky me I have tried and tested several recipes. The rich colours of blackberries have always attracted … Continue reading Homemade Aromatic Blackberry Preserve
Making homemade jam or preserve is something rather satisfying. I do like a little of it of preserve spread on my toast every so often, and I do find the shop bought ones are far too sweet for me. With homemade food you have full control of how much sugar you add to your food. … Continue reading Fresh Pineapple Jam with Star Anise
Who can say No to a “Zasar Legumes”. A very popular vegetable pickle with a medley of colours all in one dish. My version is quite simple and quick, it is one that will keep for a few days in the fridge. I don’t overcook my vegetable simple blanche them and add the pickling ingredients … Continue reading Vegetable Pickle – “Zasar Legumes”