July 7, 2020

Prominent spice mixes to enhance your cooking talents - an integral part of Indian Cooking!

Prominent spice mixes to enhance your cooking talents - an integral part of Indian Cooking!

The heart of any home is – Kitchen!  The heartbeat of a Kitchen is Homemade Powders and Masalas used for cooking, the true culinary secrets!  Every delicacy served in households like curries, fries, gravies, masalas & pickles involve the touch of Masala Powders.  When women have to equally compete and not spend much of their time toiling in kitchens, when all family members have been expected to share the responsibility equally,  ready-made condiments are more preferred.  But yet I feel nothing can beat the taste of freshly hand grinded home-made, hand-made masala powders.

Make your aromatic, flavourful & wholesome trio-meals healthy in a trice!

In fact, your hectic lives require a break wherein easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes play a vital role.  The best breakfast or dinner option can be to buy a pack of idly / dosa batter and make it quickly & easily in combination with some healthy off-the-shelf side dishes like Nuvvulu Karam Podi (Sesame Seeds Powder) mixed with a teaspoon of gingelly oil or pure melted Buffalo Ghee.  This is easier, right?  In my opinion, it’s the creme de la creme!

Homemade Buffalo Ghee

Afternoons are meant to feel the aura of authentic, vintage food; so you should not miss to grace your plates with a cup of ulavachaaru, an ideal appetizer for a heavy meal!  When the meal is also accompanied by some Karam Powders sprinkled on hot steamed rice it becomes more immune, perfect, and complete.

How to pick the right spices suiting varied climatic conditions?

The magic of Indian spices apart from their health benefits adds a unique taste and helps in framing the signature dishes of the family.  This is possible only when they are added at the right time with the right proportionate mixtures.  Even scientists are curious to explore the specialties of spices in Indian Kitchen now; to know what keeps them healthy yet satisfies their taste buds too.  But the truth is that our grandma’s knew the secret behind each spice!  That’s what is served at your doorstep by Sitara Foods when you make online orders!

Understanding the nature of spices becomes more essential before using them and you must ensure that they match the climatic conditions.  As summer approaches preferences go to the greens like curry leaves, coriander, mint leaves and gongura powder which cools down your body whereas during winter body needs more heat and the options stand high for garlic cloves (velluli karam podi), Nuvvulu Karam Podi (Ellu Podi), Ulava Karam Podi, Drumstic Leaves Karam Podi (Munagaaku Karam Podi), Pulihora Past and the Flax Seeds Karam Podi (Avisa Ginjala Karam Podi) .

Home Made Powder Masalas

A magical food which can be consumed in all seasons as soup or rasam form and has an earthy flavour which ensures perfect medicinal values when prepared using a poyyi (pot on mud stoves) instead of being pressure cooked is - Ulavacharu.  This kind of a natural and fresh tasting sustainable food is most suitable for diabetic and obesity patients also!