How To: Make a great green bean side dish

Sometimes simple is the best way to do it, and what is simpler than green beans? Well, they aren't THAT simple, but the concept is easy to grasp. Green beans can make a fantastic side dish to any meal if you know how to cook them right. In this video, chef Jason Hill introduces you to a simple, but delicious green bean recipe with garlic and shallots.

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: 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: 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: Coal-roast potatoes wrapped in aluminum

One of the easiest ways to cook potatoes is by simply throwing them on the fire. Okay, you don' want to throw them directly in the flame, but in the coals, it cooks them perfectly. What better time to roast potatoes than when you've got something cooking on a grill or in your smoker? Mark Patuto shares his tips for foil-wrapping your spuds and tossing them on the fire. Doesn't get any easier. They'll pick up the smoky-scented goodness from whatever you've got cooking. And clean-up? None!

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 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: 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: 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 onion or eggplant pakora (fritters)

Instructions on how to make onion or eggplant pakora. Ingredients are 3 tablespoons of ground flour, a quarter teaspoon of salt, a quarter teaspoon of chili powder. For the batter take red chilli powder, salt, and water to ground flour. Mix together well until at a medium thickness. Slice eggplant in medium to thick circular slices. Then dip the eggplant into the batter. In a pan add oil until hot. Then add the eggplant with batter until eggplants are golden brown.

How To: Make Mediterranean-style stuffed cabbage

In this tutorial Maria shows how to make Mediterranean-style stuffed cabbage by just using a few simple steps. For this recipe you will need: 1 pound ground beef, 1 cup round grain rice, 4 tablespoons chopped parsley, 1 1/2 tablespoons all spice, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 head garlic, 1 tablespoon dry mint, 1 tablespoon paprika, 3 or 4 crushed garlic, 1 medium chopped onion, salt, 15 oz of tomato sauce, 2 squeezed lemons or limes, and 1 large head of blanched cabbage cut into sections. The f...

How To: Pit olives

You can find many different kinds of flavorful and exotic olives at your grocery store. The problem is, most still come with their pits intact. If you are going to use these olives in your cooking, you need to get the pit out of there. Learn how to remove the pit from olives in three different ways. Method 1: easy olive pitting Method 2: pitting difficult olives and Method 3: pitting very stubborn olives. One of these three methods should work for you as a successful way to pit olives.

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: Make KFC coleslaw

This coleslaw tastes a lot like KFC coleslaw. It is so good, if you like fast food. Check out this how-to video on wonderhowto.com to make coleslaw in your home that tastes like you had to wait in a drive through to get it.

How To: Deep fry kimchi (aka kimchee & gimchi)

This video is about how to deep fry kimchi. The first step that you will have to do is to pour 1/2 cup bread crumbs in a bowl. Then just simply add 1/4 cup flour. After adding the flour, the next step is to add 1/4 cup corn meal. Then after adding corn meal, just add 2 teaspoons of cayenne, 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper and a teaspoon of Korean red pepper. After adding all the ingredients, you have to do some mixing. After mixing, the next step is to make some egg wash in a separate bowl. In the...

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: Remove corn kernels from the cobb easily

We all love nomming on fresh corn in the summer. But despite the heavenly, sweet taste of freshly cooked corn, we always get a bit ticked off at getting the stuff stuck in our teeth from chewing at it from left to right like one of those old typewriters. So how do you saw off the corn kernels without also sawing off a finger in turn to make the eating experience easier?

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