Here's the Back to Basics round-up that I hosted for Desi Soccer Mom, its creator. Please tell me if I've missed out on any entries that have been sent to me.
Jaya of Spice & Curry tells us how to make home-made mustard powder, and how to use it too!
Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen lets us in on her recipe for rasam.
Hema of Salt to Taste gives us a recipe for another staple popular in some parts of the South.
I haven't made anything basic for this event, even though I am the host, but I'm directing you to this more than four-years-old post of mine on how to make flavoured ghee. That's what I intended to republish anyway.
Weekend Herb Blogging Curds/Yoghurt Gluten-free Potatoes