Oils & Fats

Cooking Oil

Although I am a bit health obsessed, I don’t believe in the concept of oil-free cooking. Human body needs a bit of fat or oil to keep the joints moving. In moderation, oil is good for us.

To gain maximum nutritional benefit, try to use a variety of cooking medium and stay away from palm oil.

The following is what I normally use.

Canola Oil: This is my go-to oil for everyday cooking.

Sesame Oil: I use this as base for South Indian chutney or to drizzle over muthiyas and dhoklas or for oriental dishes.

Olive Oil: This is the one I turn to when cooking Mediterranean style dishes or as a base for salad dressing.

Mustard Oil: I only use this in marination for tandoori cooking.

Ghee: Am a great fan of this misunderstood fat. Very healthy when taken in moderation. I use it on khichdi, to grease idli moulds or when making biriyanis and pulaos.

Bacon Grease: For yummiest pan-cooked potatoes. Used in moderation, of course!

Dear Blog reader, which oils do you use?

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