Our easy and healthy desi cooking tips can make you confident in cooking Indian masalas and making rotis. These tips result in exploding flavours on the lips and no extra inches on the hips! Read more below.
A desi girl should never be judged by how round her rotis are!
Traditional desi home-cooked food seems to be made less and less by younger generations.
For many amateur cooks, one of the reasons is that the process from start to finish can be a very daunting one.
The idea of making rotis seems impossible, but don’t get intimidated; a desi girl should never be judged by how round her rotis are!
Indian food can be easy, quick and healthy if the proper method is adopted. After a few tips are mastered, the options of making sabjis (Indian vegetable based dishes) and curries are endless.
Masala acts as the base flavour of each dish you attempt, so it is essential to get the cooking of these right. Once our tips are put into action, there’s honestly no stopping the Desi Chef in you!
Tips for cooking Masala (The base of Indian Food)
Tips for cooking Desi Dishes
Tips for making Rotis (Now that you are on a Roll!)
For those looking for an easy way out, there is an automatic roti maker coming out next year which eradicates the need to perfect the round. The Rotimatic is going to be a Desi-Life-Saver (read our article on it here).
When cooking Indian food, it is imperial to keep health issues in mind. Opt for healthy options when exploring traditional recipes with high oil content.
For instance, use coconut oil to shallow-fry onions as coconut oil has numerous health benefits. Refrain from deep frying and substitute it with baking or shallow frying.
Punjabi Kadhi, a yoghurt based curry, usually contains deep fried pakoras. A quick substitution for this can be made with roasted vegetables pan fried cutlets.
Also, instead of paneer, tofu is a good alternative as it is high in protein and low in fat. With these substitutions in mind, Indian food can be made healthier.
Remember, eating Indian food in restaurants removes this flexibility and thus makes it an unhealthy option. Home-made food is unequivocally the healthier option. A roti wrap can be made with any sabji of your choice.
Here’s a recipe that you can try out.
B’s Sabji Roti Wrap
Makes: 5 wraps
What’s the hottest food in the world? “My desi food, my desi food.” This popular tune was definitely intended to be sung out aloud, and if you did that you truly are a desi guy or girl! But remember, also be a healthy one.
Always remember this aphorism: “1/4 of what you eat keeps you alive, 3/4 of what you eat keeps your doctor alive.” When consuming a meal, prompt yourself to answer if you are feeding a disease or preventing one.
With these great desi cooking tips, you will be on your way to becoming an expert in the kitchen, so what are you waiting for?
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