10 Best Mayonnaise Recipes

   |  Updated: August 16, 2017 15:21 IST

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10 Best Mayonnaise Recipes
Mayonnaise: It's thick, it's creamy, it's rich and it goes perfectly well with bread, bagels, potatoes and sandwiches among others. It makes an excellent salad dressing and a perfect accompaniment for freshly grilled meat; it hits the spot each time. But the kind of mayonnaise we're talking about here isn't the kind you can pick up from the grocery shelf. It's the kind you can make at home and which is far healthier than what you buy from a store. 

Mayonnaise when done right is really easy to make and can be customized to suit both your taste and your diet. You can opt for regular mayonnaise, tofu mayonnaise, eggless mayonnaise, dairy-free mayonnaise, or give the usual mayonnaise a jolt of fresh herbs and garlic.

There's a bit of a conflict when it comes to the history of mayonnaise. Where did it originate: France or Spain? One story suggests that 'the first batch of egg yolks, oil and seasoning was whipped up in 1756 to celebrate the French capture of Mahon, a city on the Spanish Isle of Minorca'. Although many food writers refute this theory and instead endorse the Spanish view which suggests that mayonnaise was invented in Spain. What we can say for certain is that mayonnaise quickly showed up in a lot of cookbooks and was mostly attributed to French cuisine. It transcended countries and made its way to America in 1838 when French chefs migrated to the States.

How to Make Mayonnaise (by Chef Niru Gupta): Take a big clean bowl and break an egg in it. Add 2 Tablespoon vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt. 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder or mustard oil and 1/4 teaspoon powdered black pepper. Whisk these ingredients together till the mix becomes fairly thick.

Now, add 1 Tablespoon of oil and continue beating till it thickens further. Add another spoon of oil and keep repeating the same process till you finish 1 cup oil. Since mayonnaise is made of mostly oil, it's important to choose the right one. Most chefs recommend extra virgin olive oil, but you can also use canola or sunflower oil.

Tip: If you get the desired consistency of mayonnaise before the one cup oil is over then you can let the remaining oil be. Feel free to add any flavouring at the end: crushed garlic, fresh herbs, lemon etc.

If you've managed to follow this recipe to a T and not let your mayonnaise split or curdle, then you deserve a pat on your back. And also a list of deadly recipes you can cook with mayonnaise.

Here are our 10 best mayonnaise recipes:

1. Eggless Mayonnaise
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

If you're a pure vegetarian or just don't fancy the eggy taste in mayonnaise, then we've got a brilliant option for you. This eggless recipe uses an intelligent mix of flour and milk instead of eggs which lets mayonnaise keep its silky texture.


2. Tofu and Cashew Mayonnaise
Recipe by Seema Chandra

Imagine mayonnaise without oil, without eggs and completely dairy-free. It's a health freak's dream come true and one you'll also want to try. Take some silken tofu and throw it in a blender with cashew paste, lemon juice, mustard powder, salt, wasabi paste, sugar and pepper. Blend this mix and serve with crackers.


3. Chicken Schnitzel with Chilli Mayonnaise
Recipe by Joey Matthew

Chef Joey Matthew takes on the delicious task of making bread crumb coated chicken breast, chunky potato wedges and a bowl of spicy mayonnaise. After you're done frying the batter coated chicken to perfection, take a bowl of mayonnaise and blend it with some chopped chilli, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Dip it in and enjoy!


4. Chicken Sandwich with Mayonnaise
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

Layer after layer of goodness is what you get when you take on the task of cooking this mind-blowing sandwich. Grab some tomatoes, cheese slices, fry two eggs, cabbage leaves, mustard and a bit of mayonnaise. Now dig in!


5. Eggless Chilli & Parsley Mayonnaise with Vegetables
Recipe by Vicky Ratnani

If you're looking for a creative alternative to your everyday dinner, then this is a must-try. Blend together some eggless mayonnaise and then add to that some yellow chilli and parsley. Now take this mix and pour it over some boiled vegetables, season it with salt and pepper, and serve.

6. Creamy Potato Salad
Recipe by Manju Malhi

This mayonnaise drenched potato salad is the perfect comfort food on a nippy rainy night. Take some boiled potatoes and mix them up with butter, yogurt, mayonnaise, spring onions, basil leaves and a bunch of aromatic herbs.


7. Coronation Chicken
Recipe by Maju Malhi

This Coronation chicken is an intelligent mix of pre-cooked chicken, creamy mayonnaise sauce, herbs, spices, some curry powder, mango chutney and lemon juice. You can eat it as a salad or use it as sandwich filler.


8. Sweet Potato Fries with Amla Aioli
Recipe by Vicky Ratnani

Sweet potatoes and a mayo based amla dip sounds like an odd combination but we promise it's probably the best thing you'll ever have. Thin strips of sweet potatoes fried to perfection served with a bowl of aioli which is made with eggless mayonnaise, roasted garlic, shallots, jalapenos, basil leaves, salt, pepper and thyme.


9. Tartare Sauce
Recipe by Niru Gupta

Tartate sauce was named after the Tartars of Central Asia of the French and has been one of the most popular cream-based sauces around the world. It's always been associated with a plate full of fish and chips but basically goes well with all kinds of batter-fried foods.


10. Thousand Island Dressing
Recipe by Niru Gupta

You might have heard of this dreamy salad dressing time and again, but did you know it's made with mayonnaise? Grab a bowl of freshly made mayonnaise, take a boiled egg, some tomato ketchup, chilli powder, chopped celery and blend till you get a thick, sauce like texture.


Now you know some of the best and healthy options of preparing your own mayonnaise at home. It is way healthier and of course tastier than what you buy at a grocery store. Let us know which one is your favourite mayonnaise recipe! 

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