Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

by dassana amit updated May 24, 2013

Mayonnaise is one of my favorite sauces. I sometimes have it as a dip with french fries, or as a spread on sandwiches and burgers. Amongst salads, I like Russian Salad and as it is made with Mayonnaise, its one of my favorite salad.

One can easily make basic mayonnaise at home. Making mayonnaise at home ensures that it has no preservatives or additives added to it. I know it much better to buy a ready made bottle of mayonnaise. But trust me, there is nothing like making homemade mayonnaise with care and love. Its easy, simple and quick.

Ingredients you will need for the Mayonnaise:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp powdered or castor sugar
  • 4 tsp vinegar or lime juice
  • 1 or 1 and half cup salad oil or olive oil
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Method of making Mayonnaise:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Add the egg yolk and blend well.
  3. Add salad oil drop by drop and keep on whisking the mixture.
  4. When it becomes thick, add a little vinegar or or lime juice and blend well
  5. Then continue adding salad oil and keep on whisking. Add the rest of the vinegar or lime juice. Once all the oil is added and mixed in, the mayonnaise should become fluffy and thick.
  6. Store in the refrigerator and use within a week.

you might like to check these egg recipes: egg parathaegg omlette and egg fried rice.


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Bindu Sivaprasad September 12, 2013 1

Dear Dassana,

I would like to try the mayonnaise recipe. Can you tell me what is mustard powder? Is it the skinless one used in pickles?


dassana September 12, 2013 2

mustard powder is yellow mustard seeds which are ground finely. the split yellow mustard what we use in pickle, even that can be ground to a fine powder. ready made mustard powder is also easily available in many shops.


Bindu Sivaprasad September 13, 2013 3

Thank you! Tried your Rajma sundal today and it tastes really good!


Priya November 8, 2012 4

I tried the same in mixer not in blender. it wasnt come out well :-( I threw it out since egg smell dominated more. Please suggest me how to prepare it in a better way.


dassana November 9, 2012 5

hi priya, mayonnaise is an emulsion where the olive oil and egg yolks permanently combine with each other and do not separate. i would never suggest using a blender or mixer for making mayonnaise. you have to add the oil drop by drop while whisking the eggs yolks. if you add the oil too fast, the emulsion breaks. this is one of the first recipes that i learnt in my home science classes and we were actually told to add the oil drop by drop and not even pour little quantities of the oil.

since you made in a mixer, thats why the emuslion was not formed and the smells of the yolks were dominant. i hope you used just the yolks (the yellow part of the eggs) and not the whites.

since there are no pics in this post and pics speak better than words, please check this link where the pics are clear and step by step. this will help you in making a good mayonnaise at home. link here:


sonali August 21, 2012 6

I was looking for some mayo recipe bt veg, can u mention plz


dassana August 21, 2012 7

i have a mayo recipe which is vegan shared by one of the dear readers of the blog. i will post that soon.


suhani March 30, 2012 8

i was looking for this recipe for so long..nd i just went through ur recipe index and found it


dassana March 30, 2012 9

good i made the recipe index :-)