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Recipe: How to make mayonnaise at home

By Baishali Ghosh
April 20, 2016 13:54 IST
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Rediff reader Baishali Ghosh tells us how to make fresh mayonnaise. You can share your recipes too!

Mayonnaise is a protein-rich, thick, creamy dressing that goes well with pasta, breads and finger foods.

Here's how you can make it at home:




  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard paste
  • 300 ml vegetable oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • Pepper as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar


  • In a bowl, add egg yolks, lemon juice, dijon mustard, whole grain mustard paste, salt, sugar and pepper.
  • Whisk vigorously to combine the ingredients into creamy consistency.
  • Add oil slowly, little by little and keep whisking the mixture. Ensure that the ingredients mix well with existing oil before adding more oil.
  • Once all the oil has been poured and whisked, the mixture will thicken and will resist further beating or whisking.
  • Your mayonnaise is ready to be served.

Note: You may refrigerate and consume this mayonnaise for up to three days.

Image: Baishali Ghosh


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