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Popular Posts of 2018

A compilation of top five most popular recipes of 2018 on One Teaspoon Of Life.

Hi All, Happy New Year to you!!

I hope you had the best holidays ever. Did you spend quality time with family? Did you party hard until you dropped?

Whatever you did, I hope it was fun and it involved a lot of food.

As we start a brand new year, I looked back on the progress I made on the blog over 2018. It was one of my best years, here on One Teaspoon Of Life. My reader base grew, my reach and impressions on social media grew so much, plus, I started my own YouTube Channel. It was a fun filled year here in the kitchens of One Teaspoon Of Life.

In December, I decided to look back and identify what you guys loved. Here are the top 5 posts of 2018 from One Teaspoon Of Life:

5) How to make Tofu

This post showed how to make tofu when you don't have access to nigari. It contained a video with step by step process on making tofu with lime juice and DIY tofu press. It also contains links to make your own Soy Milk. 

homemade fresh tofu made from soy milk and lime juice

4) Lauki Kofta

This recipe is a delicious take on an otherwise boring vegetable. The bottle gourd was mixed with chickpea flour and spices to make a kofta ball that was later simmered in a spicy tomato based masala. This recipe also included a video that gave you step by step instructions to make Lauki Kofta.

Bottle gourd dumplings in a tomato based gravy

3) South Indian Chana Masala

How much this recipe was loved actually surprised me at the time. I've posted various recipes of chana masala or chhole on One Teaspoon Of Life, but this South Indian version was the most appreciated. Unlike the North Indian versions, here the chickpeas are simmered in a masala made with fresh coconut and spices. No video here, but some really good photos.

South Indian Chickpea Curry with coconut

2) Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Bread Toast

You guys loved this simple local bakery style dish. I love it to. Masala Bread Toast is a simple dish in which spicy sauteed onions are topped on a piece of toasted bread. This post included a video that provided step by step instructions.

Bangalore Iyengar Bakery Style bread toast topped with an onion-carrot masala

and the Number 1 recipe is....

1) Dahi Bread Chaat

I loved this one sooo much. It is such a simple and flavorful dish. Toasted bread topped with whisked yogurt and sweet and spicy chutneys, colorful pomegranate, chickpeas, onions, tomatoes and what not. It was my quick take on a more complicated Dahi Bhalla and it was loved my all of you. This recipe contained step by step photo instructions on how to assemble this plate of beauty.

Indian street food, chaat, made with bread, yogurt, chutneys and spices

Special mention...

10 Vegetarian Snacks | 6 Vegan Finger Foods

You guys loved this compilation too, a little more than few of the recipe posts. Hope you have a snackalicious 2019.

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Soy Milk Recipe | How to make Soya Milk from Soya Beans [Video Recipe]

Make your own vegan Soya milk from scratch using dried soya beans!

Soya milk made from dried soya beans

I'll be honest, I'm not a vegan and even less of a milk drinker, but even I love the idea of making my own Soy Milk

Last year, Gee decided to try out veganism for a short while, and she kept buying these little cartons of Soy milk to add to her tea. Almost every soy milk out there is flavored for direct consumption and we had to look high and low for a plain natural one with no flavors. While we did find them eventually, they still had stabilizers to increase the shelf life of the soy milk. And that got me searching for recipes to make soy milk at home, so she wouldn't need to consume all those chemicals. That is when I first made Soy milk. 

I am a cook-from-scratch kind of person, and I like knowing all the ingredients that go into my food. It also gives me a lot of perspective on the effort that it takes to make a certain item that I may have not even a fleeting thought to before. And add to that making Soy Milk is so easy. If you are lactose intolerant or vegan and use Soy Milk regularly, then I highly recommend making it at home.

Soya milk made from dried soya beans

Why you should make your own Soy Milk:

  • It is additive free
  • It is so much cheaper. Oh yes, the Soy Beans cost me Rs.16 for 200gms and it yielded one liter of Soy Milk. That is actually much cheaper than the regular cow's milk I buy. 
  • You can flavor it how you like it
  • You can keep it sugar free or add sugar depending on your liking
  • It is FRESH...
You can use this Soy milk in your coffee, in your cereal and for baking vegan dishes. It can be used to make Tofu too. I will be posting the recipe to make Tofu very soon, watch out for it. You can store this Soy milk in the fridge, however, I suggest consuming it within 2-3 days.  

Be warned, homemade fresh Soy Milk has a strong smell of soy unlike the packaged soy milk. You can add a teensy bit of vanilla to the milk if you find the smell overpowering. 

Soya milk made from dried soya beans

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Soy Milk Recipe

Soya milk made from dried soya beansHow to make Soy Milk from Soy Beans. Vegan milk. Recipe to make soya milk from scratch.

Recipe Type:  Beverage
Cuisine:            Asian
Prep Time:     8 hours
Cook time:     30 minutes
Total time:     9 hours
Yield:                1 liter


1 cup dried Soya Beans (200 gms)
10 cups Water


1. Soak the soya beans in 4 cups of water for 8 hours.
2. Drain out the water after 8 hours.
3. Add the soya beans to a blender with 2 cups of water and blend to a smooth paste.
4. Boil 4 cups or 500 ml of water in a large pot.
5. Add the soya bean paste to the water and allow it to come to a boil.
6. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
7. Keep stirring with a wooden spoon in between. Keep an eye on the pot, because soy milk has a tendency to overflow.
8. After 10 minutes, remove the pot from heat and strain using a juice strainer or a muslin cloth.
9. Store in a clean vessel in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Soya milk made from dried soya beans

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