I wanted to share my experience with all those busy mom/dad's.
Needs some planning and good ziploc freezer bags or freezer safe containers. I would recommend freezing individual portions, so you don't have to reheat over and over again if using a bigger container. Small freezer bags are perfect for upma or dry subzi's.
Just remember to cool the cooked contents thoroughly before freezing and thaw them at least 12 hr s ahead before reheating. Whenever i cooked a big batch, i labelled and froze them.
Coconut or any yogurt based curry does not taste well once reheated.Well, this is what I learnt and did not freeze anything with coconut.
Let me give a list of those items that froze well and just as fresh once reheated. The verdict was given by my family.
- Simple Dal tadka
- Plain cooked toor dal
- Sambar ( podi potta sambar)
- Ven Pongal
- Vegetable rawa upma
- Spinach kootu with toor dal ( no coocnut)
- Rasam varieties ( i froze lemon, regular jeera and garlic rasam)
- Carrot and peas stir fry/ carrot kari
- Cauliflower and potato stir fry/ cauliflower kari
- Tomato soup
- Turnip curry
- Idli/ dosa batter before fermenting freeze in a container ( these are good for dosa only)
I was busy cooking and packing that I forgot to take pictures of all the food.
I would appreciate if you all can share your experience in freezing indian food or any home cooked food in that matter!
Enjoy your weekend!