Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kitchen Tips


Reduce the burning sensation after cutting green chillies by keeping the fingers in a bowl of cold milk added with some sugar!

Never use metallic bowls to marinate meat - the acids (
vinegar or lemon) can react with the metal bowls!Add a small amount of sugar when cooking carrots, peas, beets or corn - this will keep the flavour!

Add a pinch of salt while frying Puris or Pakoras - this will help absorb less oil!

Keep the Karela in water and add a pinch of salt in it for 1/2 hour to remove the bitterness of it!

Add a piece of coconut shell to a mutton dish while it is getting cooked, the meat remains tender and gets cooked much faster!

For soft idlies like a sponge do not stir the batter after it has got fermented.Pour the batter as it is!

Cleaning your grater after shredding cheese can be made easy by grating a raw potato after the cheese. The potato clears the gummy cheese out of the holes!

Placing Potatoes in salt water for 15 minutes before baking make them bake quickly. Salt also adds taste!To keep the chilies fresh for a longer time, remove the stems before storing!

Do not fry paneer, immerse it in boiling water to make it soft and spongy!

When the noodles are boiled, drain all the hot water and add cold water. This way all the noodles will get separated!

Add a pinch of sugar while cooking

spinach and green leafy vegetables, it will retain its green colour!

A bay leaf added to the flour container will keep the flour free from moisture!

Never cook mushrooms in aluminum pans because the mushrooms will darken!

Never store an apple near a banana unless you want to ripen the banana in a short period of time!

While frying Onions, add a little milk - this will help retain a rich color and prevent them from burning!

Fat can be removed from hot soup by floating a large lettuce leaf on the surface!

Sprinkle a bit of salt in the frying pan before adding chicken. It will cut down on the amount of grease splattering!

To restore color and shine to an aluminum pan, boil some apple peels in it for a few minutes, then rinse and dry!

Add atea spoon full of vinegar in water while boiling eggs. Even if they crack content will not come out!

To get rid of the smell of eggs in the cakes, add one tablespoon honey to the cake batter while beating it!

To keep cauliflower white while cooking -add a little milk to the water!

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