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Here is List of some Substituted Food

Dairy

Flavor and texture are important considerations when substituting dairy products. When working with liquids, you can easily doctor consistency, thickening milk with a little flour or cornstarch to mimic half-and-half, or thinning out Greek yogurt with water to replicate milk. The ingredients below are ordered from thinnest to firmest; if you don’t have the desired substitute for a specific item, move up or down the list.

Ingredient Substitution
Milk Half-and-half or heavy cream thinned with water, evaporated milk, light coconut milk, light cream, oat milk, nut milk, soy milk.
Half-and-Half Thicken milk with a little cornstarch or flour (about 1 tablespoon per cup of liquid) or thin heavy cream with a splash of water.
Heavy Cream For 1 cup heavy cream, use 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup melted butter, or thicken 1 cup milk with 1 to 2 tablespoons cornstarch or flour. (Whisk milk into cornstarch or flour little by little.) Coconut milk, coconut cream (beware of increased sweetness), or cream cheese whisked with a little water also work. Note: Alternatives won’t whip into fluffy whipped cream.
Buttermilk For 1 cup buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (or light vinegar, such as white, white wine or champagne) to a measuring cup and add enough milk to reach 1 cup. Alternately, thin one part yogurt, sour cream or other creamy dairy product with one part milk, or thin two parts yogurt or other creamy dairy product with one part water.
Butter If using butter to conduct heat, as in pan-frying, use olive oil or other fats. (See Oils and Fats below.) For flavor substitutions, like butter in risotto or polenta, a number of creamy options like heavy cream or mascarpone will work.
Creamy Dairy Products Tangy, textural ingredients like crema, crème fraîche, mascarpone, Neufchâtel, Quark, queso fresco, sour cream or yogurt of any variety can be used interchangeably.

 

CHEESES

There are so many cheeses it’s impossible to cover them all. When substituting, think about its purpose: Will it melt evenly in a pasta sauce, or spread easily on toast? If cooking, swap in one with a similar texture, but if using as an accent, there’s much more flexibility. Here are widely available cheeses (predominantly cow’s milk) broken into broad categories:

Types Examples
Fresh, unripened cheese (soft and wet) Cottage cheese, cream cheese, fromage blanc, ricotta
Soft-ripened cheese (creamy) Brie, Camembert, Pont l’Evêque, taleggio
Semifirm or semisoft cheeses Cheddar, Colby, Edam, fontina, Gouda, Havarti, Jarlsberg, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, Muenster, pepper Jack, Port-Salut, Swiss
Hard aged cheeses Asiago, Comté, Gruyère, Manchego, Parmesan, pecorino

Oil and Fats

Oils and fats all have a temperature at which they begin to burn, called a smoke point: Neutral oils with high smoke points won’t burn when exposed to high temperatures (as in deep-frying or pan-frying), whereas butter and other solid fats (with low smoke points) burn easily. Here, oils and fats have been grouped into three categories with that in mind. While many of the oils and fats in each category are interchangeable, you’ll want to consider flavor and smoke point when choosing a substitute.

  1. Type Smoke Point Examples
    Neutral oils  High Canola oil, coconut oil, corn oil, grapeseed oil, peanut oil and vegetable oil.
    Flavored oils  Medium-high Avocado oil, nut oils, olive oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil.
    Solid fats Low Bacon fat, butter, chicken fat, lard, margarine and vegetable shortening. Solid when refrigerated but liquid when hot, ghee (clarified butter) has a very high smoke point similar to neutral oils.

Greens

Most greens can be defined by their flavor and texture: Are they bitter or mild? Sturdy or tender? When choosing a substitute, consider how the greens are being used. Tender greens are often consumed raw while sturdy ones might need to be cooked longer; simply add the greens earlier or later in the cooking process as needed.

  1. Type  Examples
    Mild and Tender Chard, lettuce, mâche, mesclun, spinach, tatsoi
    Mild and Firm Bok choy, cabbage, collard greens
    Bitter and Tender Arugula, endive, frisée, mizuna, radicchio, radish greens, watercress
    Bitter and Firm Escarole, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens

Herbs

Fresh herbs fall into two categories: tender, bright herbs (basil, chervil, chives, cilantro, dill, mint, parsley and tarragon), which are most flavorful when fresh, or woody, savory herbs (bay leaves, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme), which are better dried. Since dried herbs are more potent, substitute 1 teaspoon dried for 1 tablespoon chopped fresh. In general, you can swap one tender herb for another (or vice versa), but substituting a woody herb for a tender herb (or vice versa) works less well. Rely on preference and availability when picking a substitute.

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    Ingredient Substitutions
    Basil Chervil, cilantro, dill, Italian seasoning, oregano, mint, parsley
    Bay Leaves Herbes de Provence, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme
    Chervil Basil, dill, parsley, tarragon
    Chives Cilantro, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley
    Cilantro Basil, chives, parsley, mint
    Dill Basil, chervil, mint, parsley
    Marjoram Herbes de Provence, Italian seasoning, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme
    Mint Basil, cilantro, dill, parsley
    Oregano Bay leaves, herbes de Provence, Italian seasoning, rosemary, thyme, sage
    Parsley Basil, chervil, chives, cilantro, dill, Italian seasoning, mint, tarragon
    Rosemary Bay leaves, herbes de Provence, oregano, thyme, sage
    Sage Bay leaves, herbes de Provence, oregano, rosemary, thyme
    Tarragon Chervil, parsley
    Thyme Bay leaves, herbes de Provence, oregano, rosemary, sage

Spices

When swapping spices, think about what will work in your dish. Most spices can be grouped into four flavor profiles: earthy, floral, peppery and warm. You’ll often be able to substitute a spice that hits the same notes by picking one with the same qualities.

  1. Type Examples
    Earthy Curry powder, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric, Vadouvan, za’atar.
    Floral Cardamom, coriander, fennel, lavender, nutmeg, saffron, star anise
    Peppery Allspice, ground ginger, peppercorns, mustard powder, sumac
    Warm Cinnamon, chile (dried), chili powder (blend), cloves, cumin, nutmeg, paprika

 

When it comes to spice, there is ample room for experimentation. Consider layering flavor carefully by seasoning lightly at the start of cooking so the end result is subtle, that way you can increase the spice to taste, if desired, once your dish is fully cooked.

Ingredient Substitutions
Allspice Combine cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, or use any one of the three
Cardamom Coriander, fennel, ginger, lavender
Cayenne Aleppo pepper, chili powder, dried chiles, hot sauce, paprika, red-pepper flakes, sumac
Chili Powder Combine paprika (sweet, hot or smoked), onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne or red-pepper flakes; or use another warm spice, such as cayenne, cloves, cumin, nutmeg or paprika (sweet, hot or smoked)
Cinnamon Allspice, apple pie spice blend, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice blend
Cloves Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper
Coriander Cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, nutmeg, saffron, turmeric
Cumin Chili powder, coriander, curry powder, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric
Ginger Allspice, cinnamon, cloves, coriander
Nutmeg Allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger
Paprika Cayenne, chili powder, curry powder, black pepper
Turmeric Curry powder, garlic powder, onion powder, Vadouvan, za’atar

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