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How To: Make homemade Indian yogurt (dahi)

Homemade yogurt is so simple to make that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before. Watch this how-to video and try this recipe. You will agree that Indian style homemade yogurt has a delicious flavor that is very different from store bought ones, not to mention how much cheaper it is to make versus buying.

How To: Make a white sauce for fish tacos

Next time you grill up our fish taco recipe, try it with this fish taco white sauce. Chef Jason Hill shows you how to make this delicious, easy condiment. The ingredients are mayonnaise, yogurt, chipotle hot sauce, and lime juice. Learn how to prepare this white sauce recipe by watching this video cooking tutorial.

How To: Make Roux

Learn how to make roux. A roux is the traditional French way to thicken and enrich gravies, sauces, and soups. The technique dates back more than three hundred years. To make roux, you'll need flour, clarified butter, and a whisk.

How To: Make apple butter cream sauce

In this video, we learn how to make apple butter cream sauce. Start out by adding one piece of butter to a skillet and letting it melt. Then, add in some shallots to the skillet and saute them for a minute. Next, add in some white wine to the skillet and let it reduce. Then spoon in some apple butter to the skillet and continue to simmer and mix together. Next, add in some heavy cream and finish off with adding in some more butter. Melt this all together, then when finished you can pour over ...

How To: Make classic Italian marinara sauce with 6 ingredients

Six. It's the magical number for marinara sauce. A great sauce doesn't need a huge list of ingredients, only a handful, and six ingredients are all it takes to make Christine and Carla Pallotta's marinara. The nebo ristorante chef/owners' recipe makes a large batch of vibrant tomato sauce which is a great idea. Use what you need and the rest will freeze perfectly for up to 3 months. That way you'll always have a hearty red sauce available when you've got a craving for the Pallotta sisters' 5-...

How To: Make beurre blanc butter sauce

Never heard of beurre blanc is? It's a tasty French butter sauce. Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to make beurre blanc butter sauce. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time with sauces.

How To: Thicken your gravy

Did you make a gravy for your holiday feast or just your usual dinner but it came out a little watery? Well there's a way to get it to thicken up using things such as cornmeal, a few gingersnaps, or other things! In this video you will get tips on how to thicken your watery gravy and make your feast that much better!

How To: Make Santa Maria style salsa

This mild Santa Maria-style salsa recipe is adapted from one by Susan Righetti, an authority on the cuisine of California's central coast. Susan calls Santa Maria-style salsa, "the ketchup" of the Santa Maria valley, since it's always served along side the area's famous barbecued beef.

How To: Make Indian style mint cucumber raita with yogurt

What we absolutely adore about Indian food is that rather than pouring in tons of oil, butter, and Crisco to add flavor to their foods (like most American dishes), they season their food with - gasp! - actually seasonings. Cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes and many more spices give their foodstuffs a sumptuous, rich flavor. And because there's minimal oil, Indian food tends to be rather healthy for you, too.

How To: Make coconut chutney

Many of us probably associate coconut mostly with dessert or dinner, but rarely breakfast. In this video you will learn how to make coconut chutney from raw coconut which is a must have for Indian breakfast food like dosai and a healthy easy way to start your day.

How To: Make Trinidad hot pepper sauce

In this video, we learn how to make Trinidad hot pepper sauce. First, cut up any hot peppers that you can find and remove the seeds from the middle of them. After this, place the peppers (you want about 8) into the blender with 1/2 of a garlic and 3 green onions. Also add in a handful of cilantro, then cover with vinegar. Place the top onto the blender, then blend it until you get a liquid consistency and everything is well blended together. When this is finished blending, pour into a couple ...

How To: Make your own hamburger buns and condiments for BBQs

In this two part series, learn how to avoid a summer filled with soggy buns, dry burgers and store bought salads or condiments by making your own from scratch! Forget those disappointing BBQ eats and have a delicious summer full of picnics. Memorial Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and every sunny day in between will taste so much better with these recipes. The best part? All of these meals cost less than 8 bucks a person! Delight your tastebuds AND your wallet! Enjoy!

How To: Make delicious cream gravy

This video teaches how to make some creamy gravy to go with fried chicken or even biscuits. She recommends using some of the drippings of a fried chicken or some other type of fat. The fat makes the gravy rich tasting and improves the flavor of the gravy so much more. She puts the fat, some flour, and some cream into a pan and lets it cook. You can substitute cream with milk or 2% milk as you prefer. Follow the instructions and you'll have great gravy!

How To: Make a London beef broil

In this tutorial, we learn how to make London broil with Chef John. If your meat is frozen, slowly defrost it in the fridge for two days. After it's thawed, cut the meat in half so you have two thick pieces. Next, find the half that has fat on each side, and cut off the part with fat. Now, add balsamic vinegar, black pepper, olive oil, and dried Italian herbs into a pan and marinade your meat in it on both sides. Now preheat your oven on high broil and place your meat on a rack with foil unde...

How To: Make Creole style cornbread dressing

Creole In DC teaches viewers how to make Creole Style Cornbread Dressing! Mix shrimp, bell peppers, onions, celery and oysters chopped to a pot. You will also need 2 big pans of cornbread cooked, giblets and the giblet stock. Now, you need to mix all of these ingredients in the pot. When these are all mixed up you need to put this into a large pan in order to bake them in the oven. You'll want to cover this with parchment paper instead of foil so the pieces do not pull off. Then cover the par...

How To: Make a basic bechamel sauce with Bon Appetite

Watch this how to video and let Bon Appetit Magazine show you how to make a basic French bechamel sauce. Bechamel is a basic white sauce often used as a base for other sauces. This French sauce is also a key ingredient in many other recipes, watch and learn how to prepare it with the help of Bon Appetite Magazine.

How To: Cook Indian kadhi pakoras with Manjula

Learn to cook this kadhi pakoras recipe with Manjula. You'll need yogurt, flour (besan), water, ghee or clear butter, asafetida (hing), fenugreek seeds (mathi), cumin seeds, turmeric, red chilies, bay leaves, red chili powder, and salt for the kadhi. For the pajoras you will need besan (Gram flour) and water. There may a lot of ingredients but its well work it.

How To: Make coriander chutney and cucumber raita

Two delicious condiments which make perfect accompaniments to Indian dishes or anything else that you choose. You will need fresh coriander, deseeded green chilies, cloves of garlic, cumin powder, juiced lemons, salt, sugar, coconut milk, plain yogurt, cumin seeds, finely chopped spring onions, roughly chopped coriander and mint leaves, peeled and finely chopped cucumbers, a blender, airtight jar, mixing bowl, mixing spoon, and cling film. Make coriander chutney and cucumber raita.

How To: Make barbecue sauce with the BBQ Pit Boys

This thick and tasty tomato-based barbecue sauce recipe for dippin' and moppin' goes real well with most anything barbecued. Start with this basic BBQ sauce recipe and then adjust the ingredients and quantities to make it your own special sauce! It's real easy to do as demonstrated in this how to video by the BBQ Pit Boys.

How To: Make gravy with roux

Learn how to make gravy with roux. Preparing smooth and savory gravy is easier than you may think. The trick to avoiding lumps is to use a roux as a thickener for gravy. To prepare the gravy, you'll need broth (turkey, chicken or a combination of broth and water), fat separator, roasting pan, all purpose flour and roux.

How To: Prepare a fresh tomato relish for burgers

Tired of the same old burger toppings? Forget the pickled relish, ketchup and mustard. Top your burgers and dogs with something new. Follow along in this cooking how-to video to learn how to make fresh tomato relish. This tomato relish is simple and quick to do. Use red onions and fresh tomatoes for this recipe.

How To: Make a sauce for spring rolls

Do you need a great sauce for those delicious spring rolls you just conjured? Well this recipe for an exquisite spring roll sauce will have your taste buds springing up for joy. This video will show you exactly how to make a delicious sauce for spring rolls. What you will need:

How To: Make matcha green tea sauce

You've heard of green matcha tea making a great beverage, but how about a sauce? This cooking how to video shows you how to make a delicious sauce using Japanese matcha tea. This green tea sauce is good goes great with oily dishes. Watch and learn how to make it.

How To: Make a French bordelaise sauce

In this tutorial, Chef John from Food Wishes shows us how to make a simple bordelaise sauce. First, take 4 shallots and peel and slice them. Place them into a saucepan with a little bit of butter and a pinch of salt. Slowly caramelize the shallots over low-medium heat. Once they are caramelized, add 1 cup of red wine to the pot and bring to a simmer. Keep stirring and once the wine is reduced, add 2 cups of veil stock. Now, reduce this to half and remove it from heat. Pour this through a stra...

How To: Make smoked trout guacamole

In this installment of the wildly popular Food Network program Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Guy Fieri is in Cleveland to sample a smoked trout guacamole. This modern twist on the Mexican staple looks simply divine, and also not too challenging to make if you don't mind putting a little elbow grease into the mashing of the avocados.

How To: Make salsa with 7 simple ingredients

Chef Jason Hill shares an authentic Mexican salsa recipe using 7 simple ingredients: cilantro, jalapenos, kosher salt, garlic, lime, onion, and of course, tomatoes. Your friends will BEG you for this recipe! Learn how to prepare this salsa by watching and following along with this video cooking tutorial.