Originally Posted by radhuni
We use mustard oil as all purpose oil due to its high smoke point.
Mustard oil is also good for health but you may not like its typical pungent odour.
I had never heard of mustard oil before this. That's why I love this place.
Does it have a very strong mustard flavor? Is that what makes it pungent? I'm not a fan of mustard, but then again, I don't really like olives, either, soooo....
For the OP - my all-purpose oil is olive oil. Not extra-virgin. I buy it by the gallon at Costco. We don't deep-fat fry anything, so very high temps are not a huge issue here.
The other all-purpose is ghee (clarified butter), that I buy from my favorite Indian grocery in quart jars. Now, though, I might have to look for mustard oil!