The Basic Stuff

What’s the one item in your kitchen you can’t possibly cook without? A spice, your grandma’s measuring cup, instant ramen — what’s your magic ingredient, and why?

My cooking skills is next to bare minimum and hence there isn’t much that I know how to make. But whatever I do cook up, onions is a staple. I will always saute some onions first in a little oil on my frying pan and add that to most stuff. Even to stuff that doesn’t call for onions in the recipe as onions add that certain bite to the dish.

Bell peppers are also amazing in most dishes. I love using red & green bell peppers in the mix and especially love to add some in curries, with eggs and other stuff. And in sandwiches too. A little masala mix with onions, tomatoes and peppers will make a great accompaniment to your naan, porotta or chappathis. Or with plain ole bread too!

I would think garlic in the form of fresh minced garlic or the powdered / paste form is a necessity in a lot of dishes too. I would  miss it in most stuff if it wasn’t there.

Prompt from The Daily Post at

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