When you want to make a white gravy - Like
for a Kofta curry - using cream will make the dish very rich. You
can fry the masalas and add chilled milk instead. Stir
continuously so that it does not curdle.
For innovative salads- Use fresh juice with spices as a
dressing. Eg: Mix 1 tsp Oil, 1 tsp pepper, Salt and Sugar with 1/2
cup of Orange juice. Pour on vegetables. Cut strips of Cucumber
and Tomatoes. Its tangily delicious. Innovate your own dressing.
For Dips- Where cream is used ,change to Curds which is
tied in a cloth for an hour. Mix the same ingredients in the thick
Curd. Add a tsp of cream if you desire. Your taste buds won't
notice the difference but your waistline will.
Bread crumbs when stored for a while tend to emit a stale
odour. Instead of using these and spoiling the dish, crumble fresh
bread and churn in the mixer.
To make Bhaturas instantly add ingredients normally like
salt, sugar, 1 tbsp Oil or Ghee, 1 tbsp Curds. Instead of kneading
the dough with water, knead instead with plain soda water. They
come out well puffed and spongy.