Glycerol mono stearate. GMS is a chemical stabilizer used to make ice-creams creamy and fluffy.
Edible decoration for a dish. It could be chopped coriander leaves, grated coconut, browned onions, nuts, cheese, grated carrots, etc.
The trimmings of certain parts of poultry, e.g. heart, kidney, liver, the end of the legs.
Glazed. Glace cherries are cherries glazed with sugar.
To improve the appearance of certain foods, e.g. buns are glazed with a thin application of sugar and water solution on their surface as soon as they are taken out of the oven. Savoury pies or Khara biscuits are glazed with an egg-water solution before they are baked.
A syrup obtained during the refining of sugar. It is sweeter and thinner than treacle.
There are a great variety of Khichdis, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Essentially it is a rice and lentil dish (mostly yellow in colour) with or without vegetables or meat and spices. It can be served by itself or with spiced curd or gravy or chutney.
Ketchup or Catsup
A table sauce most commonly made with tomatoes and spices. It is generally served with dry dishes like cutlets, savoury fritters, samosas, fried fish, etc.
A method used for a thorough distribution of various ingredients. In this method, pressure is exerted by the knuckles and the palms and the dough is stretched and folded till it acquires the required consistency.
Ladies finger. A vegetable grown and consumed both in India and abroad. Certain metals like iron and tin tend to discolour this vegetable, hence, for cooking, one should avoid using such utensils and spoons.
A fruit of the olive tree from which olive oil is extracted. The fruit is also eaten as such or pickled or used as a garnish for salads, stews, etc. Pickled olives are favourites as hors d'oeu-vres.