There is no Concise Introduction to the Language of the Chefs necessary to give all readers of the post the necessary background information.
I am well versed with Indian & Asian Cooking if I use words like tadaka or rabdi your readers will not understand.
The smoking point of different oils, it is essential to know as it can spoil a good dish as of now I know only coconut oil is best for this type of cooking but how many can palate the taste of coconut oil.
Chilli powder are not red in colour but slightly off red, if it is redder in colour it should be checked for food colour additive called SUDAN which is harmful to the health. Remember smaller the chilli the more pungent it will be, Khasmiri Chilli 3 - 4 inches long are mild to Asian palate but deadly to westerns.
All Indian spice have to be heated on a frying pan that is hot but will not smoke when the spices are added to it, yes even the onions, garlic & ginger but not the fresh herbs before blending it with the dish you are preparing.
I am preparing a list of Asian, French, American cookery lingo so readers can see and know what it means, it is a list I know but your more knowledgeable chefs can enligthen more and arranged by the moderators