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Cooking Apples

Unlike the apples eaten raw, there are varieties of apples that are better off on a cooking pan! Larger and tartier in flavour, cooking apples have a firm flesh that doesn’t breakdown while cooking. Though some varieties are specifically grown for cooking purpose, most apples are dual-purposed. Britain …

Currant

A member of the grape family, currant is a dry, dark-red and seedless raisin. Often considered along with gooseberry, currants are commonly used for making food preservatives, liqueurs and syrups. Currants are usually not eaten raw for their tarty taste. Types There are a wide variety of currants …

Custard Apple

Hindi Name: Sharifa/Sitaphall A type of tropical fruit, that is sweet and custard-like in texture. It is green, round and pine like but with a soft outer covering. Heart shaped fruit with a green exterior and white creamy flesh which is a curious combination of sweet flavor and …

Jamun

Known by various names like jambul, jambas etc, this purple berry has a unique taste, color and flavor. For its resemblance, jamun is always misinterpreted as blackberrry. Predominantly sweet, it also plates a acidic flavor which warrants the use of salt while eating it. The most common variety …

Raisins

Hindi Name: Kishmish Raisins are sweet and succulent dried grapes. It is produced by removing water from the grapes entirely and drying them. They come in colors varying from green to dark brown. Coming in the size of small pebbles, raisins have a wrinkled skin with chewy flash. …

Lemon

Hindi Name: Nimbu Lemon is a yellow colored fruit most commonly used for its juice. Usually found in an oval shape, lemons are tarty and acidic. It has 5-6% of citric acid content in it. The lemon is used for its juice, rind and zest in sweet or …

Lemon Rind

Hindi Name: Nimbu ka Chilka Lemon rind is basically the peel of the lemon. The outer yellow part of the rind is used a lot for flavouring of cakes, tarts, salads. It is usually grated to add flavour to the food. The rind is also called the lemon …

Holy Basil

Hindi Name:Tulsi The Tulsi or The holy basil is mostly used as a herbal remedy for a lot of common ailments because of its essential oils. Tulsi is a green leaf herb with excellent aromatic properties. In South Asia it is commonly used in Ayurveda. In India, it …

Galangal

Galangal is a herb like ginger that belongs to the rhizome family. Also known as Thai or blue ginger, it has many medicinal and culinary properties. It has a stronger taste than its cousin, ginger, with a citrusy, earthy aroma. The galangal is available as a whole rut, …

Yeast

A microscopic living fungus that is an essential ingredient in bread making and brewing. Some kinds of yeast are of great importance to humans. The yeast cell is oval in shape with a thin membrane. Under suitable moisture and food source, it reproduces asexually. Types Baker’s yeast is …