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The Best Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

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This tangy, spicy tomato sauce will make you say Arrivederci to those grocery store sauces! Make this one time and the grocery brands will never satisfy you again.

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The best Mint and Coriander Chutney Recipe

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This green chutney has been getting me lai—errr, compliments for years! Make this dip and watch your fried snacks come to life! You can also drizzle it on fish or use it as a marinade. It’s the real man’s ketchup! Continue reading

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How To Make Your Own Garam Masala

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Garam Masala translates into “Warming Spices”. It should have been called “Party in Your Mouth”, but I guess Goa hadn’t put India on the rave party map back when this spice mix was invented. There are 1500 different ways to make it – start here and work your way up.
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How To Make A Garlic Onion Ginger Paste (GOG)

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Behind every great saucy dish, there is a base sauce. This is that base. The sauce behind the sauce. Your homework today? Follow this recipe – Grind it. Freeze it. Thaw it. Use it. And when people tell you they bought ginger and garlic paste from the store, you can guffaw and say “well I make my own”. They’ll hate you….but deep down, they’ll be envious
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How To Roast Spices

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As the director of the Suntory Whisky Ad said to Bill Murray in Lost in Translation: More….Intensity. THAT’S what you get when you roast your spices. Intensity. Try a guacamole with cumin and then try it with roasted cumin. Tell me I wasn’t lying to you. Continue reading

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