Posts Tagged ‘veggy’
Cooking is often all about equivalence. One of my favorite cooking exercises is to take a recipe I like and gradually replace ingredients one-by-one until I’ve created something unique. When doing this (and when cooking in general), it really helps to know what the differences between similar ingredients are.
Karnataka is a region in the south end of India. It’s known for a lot of things, but if you’re a food fanatic, you’ve probably heard of bise bele bath more than anything else. This spicy dish involves rice, lentils, and a palate of unique flavors that make it exceptional, even when compared to other Indian dishes.
For a long time, I didn’t think paprika had a taste. I use it in my cooking, of course, but when I add paprika, it’s always alongside cumin and other flavorful spices. It took me a long time to figure out how to let the flavor of paprika really shine through.
Acid is a pretty important topic that we very rarely talk about. As much as I like to add a little bit of lemon juice to everything, it doesn’t always go over well. While my dishes taste wonderful, my guests who are prone to acid reflux would very much prefer that I lower the pH of my cooking.
It’s always difficult to adapt carb-heavy recipes to be keto, paleo, or Atkins friendly. With tortillas in particular, I had trouble keeping the dough from tearing for many months. Eventually, I found the right combination of ingredients and preparation to make an even, flexible dough.