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Giving Recipe in English
Giving Recipe in English

Verbs related to cooking in English, words used in recipes, sample recipes, cooking vocabulary.

English cooking vocabulary is an important part of the cooking process. If you are interested in world cuisine, learning the language of cooking can help you become a more confident and successful cook. Listed below are English words used while cooking or frequently mentioned in recipes. Additionally, sample recipes have been added at the end of the list.

Verbs Related to Cooking

• add: to put in (an additional element, ingredient, etc.)
bake: to cook food in an oven
 barbecue: to cook food on a metal frame over an open fire
 beat: to mix something with short quick movements with a fork, etc.
 blend: to mix ingredients together, usually using a blender
boil: to cook in boiling water
 broil: to cook (meat or fish) by exposure to direct heat
 carve: to cut a large piece of cooked meat into smaller pieces
to cut food into small pieces
to divide food into two or more pieces with a knife, etc.
 cube: to cut food into cubes
to prepare food by heating it
 deep fry: to cook food in oil that covers it completely
defrost: to make food warmer so that it is no longer frozen
dice: to cut food into small cubes
drain: to pour off the excess liquid from food
 fill: to make something full of something
freeze: to keep food at a very low temperature in order to preserve it
fry: to cook food in hot oil or fat
grate: to rub food against a grater in order to cut it into small pieces
 grease: to rub grease or fat on something
grill: to cook food under a very strong heat
 heat: to make something hot or warm
knead: to work dough with your hands
mash: to make food into a soft mass
marinate: to soak food in a mixture of oil, vinegar, spices, etc. to give it flavor

melt: to become or make something become liquid as a result of heating
microwave: to cook or heat something in a microwave
mince: to cut food into very small pieces using a special machine
mix: to combine substances
peel: to take the outer layer off fruit, vegetables, etc.
poach: to cook food in hot liquid that is just below the boiling point
pour: to send a liquid, etc. flowing or falling over or on something
put: to move something into a particular place or position
refrigerate: to make food cold 
 remove: to get rid of something
 rinse: to wash something with clean water only
roast: to cook food without liquid in an oven or over a fire
 saute: to cook food quickly in a little oil or fat over high heat
 scramble: to prepare (eggs) by stirring during frying
 serve: present (food or drink) to someone.
 shred: to cut or tear something into small pieces
 sift: to put flour or some other fine substance through a sifter
 simmer: to cook food by keeping it almost at boiling point
 slice: to cut food into thin pieces
 spread: to put a layer of a substance onto the surface of something
 sprinkle: to shake small pieces of something or drops of a liquid on food
 steam: to cook food by exposing it to steam
stew: to cook food slowly in liquid in a covered pot
 stir: to mix a liquid or substance by moving an a spoon, etc. in a circular pattern
to get liquid out of something by pressing
warm up: to heat previously cooked food again
wash: to make something clean using water
whip: to beat ingredients together using a whisk or electric mixer

 wrap: to cover something completely in paper or other material

Words Used in Recipes

blender: a kitchen utensil with blades, used for blending ingredients
a number of things of the same type which are growing or fastened together
can: a metal container in which food or drink is sold

 clove: one of the small separate sections of a bulb of garlic
 cook time: the amount of time required to cook the food
 cube: a piece of food with six sides
 cuisine: a style of cooking; the food served in a restaurant
 cup: a unit for measuring quantity used in cooking that is 250 milliliters
 fresh: recently produced or picked and not frozen
garnish: an item used to decorate or embellish a dish
grater: a kitchen utensil with sharp blades or holes, used for shredding food
 ingredient: a substance that is used as a component of a food or other mixture
 jar: a round glass container, with a lid, used for storing food
 julienne: cut into short thin strips
ladle: a kitchen utensil with a deep bowl and a long handle, used for serving liquids
 package: a box, bag, etc. in which things are wrapped or packed
pan: a shallow, flat-bottomed container used for frying or cooking food
pot: a deep, round cooking vessel with a lid and a handle or handlesand
 prep time: the amount of time it takes to prepare all the ingredients and combine them
 recipe: a set of instructions for preparing a particular dish
rolling pin: a kitchen utensil with a cylinder shape, used for rolling dough
• sauce: a thick, flavorful liquid that is served with food. 
• seasoning: a substance used to add flavour to food
spatula: a kitchen utensil with a broad, flat blade, used for flipping food or stirring ingredients
spice: a strongly flavoured or aromatic substance used to season or flavour food

 tablespoon: a large spoon
 teaspoon: a small spoon

Sample Recipes

Crepe Recipe


  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups whole milk, room temperature

  • 4 eggs, room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons oil


1-) Whisk the sugar, salt and eggs.
2-) Add the milk and oil.

3-) Then gradually add flour.

4-) Pour the batter onto a hot griddle.

5-) Cook until lightly browned on the bottom.

6-) Flip and continue cooking until done on both sides.

San Sebastian Cheesecake Recipe


  • 600g cream cheese

  • 240g granulated sugar

  • 40g corn flour (or corn starch)

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 200ml double cream

  • 100g plain yoghurt (or sour cream)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1-) Start by pre-heating your oven to 200°C. Also, line a cake tin with a large piece of baking paper.

2-) In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, salt, and corn flour until smooth.

3-) Add half of the double cream into this, mix until smooth then mix in the rest of the cream.

4-) Mix in the yoghurt, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Then finally, add in the eggs one by one and mix just until you get a smooth batter.

5-) Pour this batter into your tin, smooth it out, and then slam the tin down on your counter a few times to get rid of any bubbles.

6-) Bake this around 40-50 minutes. It is done when the edges are set, but the centre is still quite jiggly.

7-) Once baked, leave it to cool at room temperature for an hour, and then leave it in the fridge for at least two hours, or overnight, to set.

8-) Once set, cut it into slices, serve it with some melted chocolate and enjoy!

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