How To: Julienne cut vegetables

Julienne-cut vegetables is just a fancy way of saying very skinnily-cut vegetables. But chefs use the term to sound cool and professional (or at least we think so). Either way, when it comes down to food, presentation is definitely half the battle.

How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Make a Pakistani-style samosa

This cooking video is of a Pakistani recipe showing you how to make a Pakistani style samosa. You will need a boiled potato, onion, coriander, red chili powder, zeera, salt, lemon juice, oil, four and onion seeds. (Amounts mentioned on video). Make the dough by adding the flour, oil and the herbs into a bowl and mix thoroughly as shown. Add water to get the right consistency. Mash the potato and add the remaining ingredients for the filling. Mix well. Make the samosa sheet using a piece of do...

How To: Make caramelized onions

In this video, the people of Red Rock Restaurants show you how they make caramelized onions. Step by step you'll learn exactly how to properly cut your onions, what you need, and how exactly how to cook those seared sweet onions. Perfectly caramelized and ready to serve on any dish you desire.

How To: Make Pakistani-style crispy fried bhindi (okra)

In certain regions, the vegetable okra is known as “lady finger,” and is a common Pakistani dish. This video tutorial shows how to make crispy fried okra, also known as bhindi. Deep fry the diced onions and greens until the onions turn brown. Soak up the excess oil with a paper towel and sprinkle on the salt and Shan Chaat Masala. Squeeze on lemon juice to reach the desired taste.

How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...

How To: Make an old fashioned chow-chow or pickle relish

If you're lived in the South, you may already know this next dish. If not, then prepare for a southern classic. It's called chow-chow or pickle relish. It takes a variety of different veggies (cucumbers, bell peppers, cabbage, onions) and you basically cook it to look almost like a liquid mixture, but it can be it's really fine. It's actually a great tasting dish that goes well with many meals and is something that you should try today. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make Indian tindora vegetable

Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t pass up Tindora in the grocery aisle and try this simple, yet delicious subzi recipe.

How To: Make Pakistani phalli (green beans) aaloo sabzi

How to make, Phalli Aaloo Sabzi, (or for English speakers, this translates to Green Beans), has instructions from beginning to the serving of this Pakistani vegetable dish. There are more than beans to this dish, including onion, tomato, garlic, and assorted other middle eastern spices. This is quite a spicy dish, as it includes ground red pepper as one of the seasonings. The ingredients are all cooked in one pan which makes it quite simple, and a novice cook should have no problems making th...

How To: Store ginger, garlic & green chili paste

Bhavna shows us how to store ginger, garlic and green chili paste. The demonstration is done with ginger. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Skin can be left on or if you prefer you can remove the skin. Put the pieces of ginger into the food processor and blend. After the ginger has blended, remove and put into a bowl. Add lots of salt for freezing. Fold the salt into the ginger. Place into plastic containers for freezing. The same process is done for garlic and green chilies. When you are rea...

How To: Cook fresh pumpkin flowers

To cook pumpkin flowers you need some pumpkin flowers and some of the smaller more tender leaves from the pumpkin patch. First thing is to take off the little spiny things from the base of the flower. Then you want to pop the top of the flower off at base of the stem. Remember to save the stems, open up the flower gently and pluck out the thing in the middle. You want to pick off the spinets on the back of leaves, wash them rubbing them to soften the leaves up. Then you would take the stem an...

How To: Pickle jalapeno and Anaheim peppers at home

Pickled peppers are a great way to preserve your garden harvest. From spicy to sweet, this recipe will be a great treat on a cold winter day. Pickling jalapeño peppers, Anaheims, bell peppers really, any pepper is good for pickling. This how to video shows you an easy pickling recipe that requires very little time and won't keep you in the kitchen canning all day.

How To: Prepare homemade hash browns

Yes we know that there's been a huge food revolution (thanks in no small part to Jamie Oliver) championing growing your own sustainable food and eating fresh and well. However, how can you deny that your tongue doesn't salivate when you walk past an In-n-Out?

How To: Cook a Persian-style cabbage dolma (dolme kalam)

Farideh Ehtesham shows you how to make a sweet and sour version of a popular Iranian dish called cabbage dolma. First, wash the whole green cabbage and put it in a pot of boiling water to soften the leaves. Next, mix together minced lamb, rice, split peas, salt, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, lemon juice, honey, tomato puree, and basil with clean hands. Carefully separate the cabbage leaves and cut away the top white part of the leaf. Place oil and the largest leaf from the cabbage in the ...

How To: Make Asian vegetables with soy sauce gravy with Betty

Chinese food is delicious, but it isn't very healthy and can be quite expensive. In this video, Betty adds a Southern touch to a traditional Asian dish and makes vegetables with a soy sauce gravy. The veggies are good for you and filling, and the gravy gives them a nice, hearty texture. Enjoy this dish anytime, and if veggies aren't enough for you - toss in some chicken or seafood, or even noodles and create your own delicious meal!

How To: Make Pakistani moong ki fry daal

In the video, the narrator went over how to make a dish called Moong ki fry daal. The first thing she did was go over all of the ingredients that would go into the dish. After she went over the ingredients, she combined the first ones needed into a pan with boiling water. After this was well mixed, she added all of the other ingredients slowly. Eventually all of her ingredients went into the pan, and the narrator had a tasty meal. By watching this video, a person would be benefited with knowi...

How To: Make Indian moong dal pakoda (green gram fritter)

Chef Sanjay Thumma teaches the secrets of making Indian moon dal pakoda (green gram fritter) in simple steps. To start take some green grams that are split with their skin on and soak for 30 minutes. Add them to a blender, blend it for a minute and transfer it to a bowl. Add cumin seeds, chopped onions, ginger, curry leaves, coriander, spring onions and green chili with a pinch of salt and mix them all nicely. Now heat oil in a vessel. Make small balls with the mixture and fry them in the oil...

How To: Make homemade french fries

Buying french fries at the store or a fast food restaurant, can be bad for your health. Making your own from scratch can be a much healthier option and taste a whole lot better. So in this helpful video tutorial, you'll find out how to make homemade french fries using, of course, potatoes. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make raw marinated mushrooms

Take some peeled and cleaned mushrooms and put them in a bowl. Coat them really well with some extra virgin olive oil. Mushrooms are very porous and they soak up a lot of what you put on them so you have to make sure that you use enough olive oil to be sure that they are well coated. Then gently use your hands to toss them in the bowl. Next coat them with some Tamari Soy Sauce and gently toss them in the bowl with your hands one more time. Before you eat them let them sit for up to 24 hours. ...

How To: Make stuffed eggplant

Chef, Rachel Allen shows us how to make a summery side dish: Baked Aubergine, also known as eggplant. For this recipe you will need: egg plant, olive oil, onion, garlic, tomatoes, dried chili flakes, salt & pepper, sugar, pine nuts, and mozzarella cheese. The stuffed eggplant will take about twenty to thirty minutes to cook. Bon appetite!

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