Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cooking Oil ?????

I have mostly used canola oil for cooking. A couple of years ago, I was using Olive oil to cook for about 6 months. at that time, everyone was saying that Olive oil is healthier etc, so I switched.

Now I am back to using Canola Oil. I read in readers digest that Canola Oil is used in Mediterranean cuisine and it seems after some survey they found that people from that region had fewer hear attacks.

I also use it to deep fry.

I use it mainly because it does not have a taste to it.

My mom used to use Sunflower oil. That also did no have a specific taste to it.

I found this information about Canola Oil,

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/canola.asp

Let me know what oils you all use..

In India, my Mother in law, (Mrs Meena Ganesan) uses Gingelly Oil,
My aunt (Mrs. Sugantha Gurumoorthy) uses Sunflower Oil, to cook.

Here I have not seen Sunflower Oil in the markets. But I have come across Vegetable Oil.

Other Than Canola Oil, I use
Olive Oil if I make Pasta or Salads and use
Gingelly Oil, to mix with rice with some Podi, with Idli Milagai podi, to make Vathakuzhambu, etc.

11 comments:

G.Pavani said...

Happy Dasara to you and to ur family.coconut podi looks yummy and delicious...

Cilantro said...

My mother uses Saffola back in India. I used canola oil but I had some kind of allergy mostly while deep frying so started using vegetable oil.I do not have much choice here. Sunflower oil is sometimes available at the Indian stores. I also use Idhayan oil for Podis and pacahdis.

anudivya said...

Again the debate about cooking oils! Back in India, we use Canola, Sunflower, Coconut and Sesame oil. Here I only use Olive oil... since I found that it was beneficial healthwise... now they again are back to Canola oil! Phew... I am tired...

Uma said...

that's nice info. about cooking oil Vandana! I use corn oil for deep frying and olive oil for regular cooking.

Priyanka said...

I use sunflower oil (you can find it at regular grocery stores here too...just ask ur grocer-the only con is its expensive). Before tht i used canola oil.

Anonymous said...

READ THIS ABOUT OLIVE OIL

http://lifestyle.msn.com/your-home/food-entertaining/articleew.aspx?cp-documentid=9566221

Bhawana said...

here in US it simply says vegetable oil. I use sunflower oil. but recently I bougt canola oil.

ANJALI J. said...

In India my mom used saffola oil for cooking, but here in US, i never found this oil. so i started using Peanut oil. I use olive oil, while i bake somethg in oven.

Sangeeth said...

In India we used sunflower oil but here in US olive oil for cooking, for deep frying I use corn oil!

Vandana said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Its good to know that some of us do use Canola Oil!!! I will try vegetable oil next time.
Thanks Again
Vandana

Vibaas said...

I use olive oil for cooking and canola for deep frying. Have no idea what my mom uses as i dont enter the kitchen when i go to my mom's place :)