The most useful Kitchen Tips on SMS
Make your kitchen the most comfortable and fun place in the house by following these simple tricks
Add a few drops of lemon juice in the water before boiling the rice. This makes the rice whiter.
Add a teaspoon of oil in the water before boiling the rice to separate each grain after cooking.
Apply mashed banana over a burn on your body for cooling effect.
Apply some lemon juice on the cut surface of the apple to avoid browning. The apple will look fresh for a longer time.
Avoid cooking sour dishes in a non-stick pan. The sourness will remove the coating faster.
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Clean your blackened gold and silver jewellery with some toothpaste. It will shine again.
Do not fry paneer, immerse it in boiling water to make it soft and spongy.
Do not throw away leftover vegetables. Use them as a stuffing to making paranthas.
Garlic skin comes off easily if the garlic cloves are slightly warmed before peeling.
Hang a peacock feather; lizards will leave your house.
If the lemon is hard, put it in warm water for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to squeeze.
If walnuts are to be taken out as a single piece from their shells, keep them in hot water for five minutes and then break the shell.
If you add half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to the dosa batter while soaking, they will become more crispy.
If your chicken curry is too spicy, add some curd to make the taste and flavor milder
If your dal or gravy is too salty, add a potato to it. Extra salt will be absorbed
Immerse coconut in warm water for half an hour to remove its hard crust.
Keep a metal spoon in the vessel while boiling milk. This will avoid the milk from sticking at the bottom of the vessel.
Never defrost meat at room temperature. The surface temperature rises to a point where bacteria can multiply before the centre is thawed.
One teaspoon of vinegar added to the oil while deep frying food, will prevent the food from absorbing too much oil.
Peel vegetables and fruits thinly as a major chunk of nutrients lie just beneath the skin.
Place a paan leaf over the leftover idli and dosa batter to prevent it from becoming sour.
Place some cloves in your sugar container. This will keep the ants away.
Put a few camphor tablets in a cup of water to get rid of mosquitoes.
Put some boric powder in the corners of your kitchen to get rid of cockroaches.
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Rub the surface of a chopping board with a halved lemon to get rid of onion, garlic or fish smell. It works for the hands too.
Save your cooking cost by pressure-cooking chicken or mutton and then proceeding with the recipe.
Soak lemons in lukewarm water before slicing and squeezing them, in order to extract maximum juice.
Soak over ripe tomatoes in cold water and add some salt overnight. They will become firm and fresh by morning.
To easily shred cheese, place it in the freezer for some time. The firmer cheese is less likely to make a melted mess on your grater.
To eliminate the smell of fish from a vessel, pour used tea brew and boil it for ten minutes.
To keep coriander and mint leaves fresh for longer time, wrap them in a muslin cloth and store in the fridge.
To keep paneer fresh for several days, wrap it in a blotting paper while storing in the refrigerator.
To keep the chillies fresh for a longer time, remove the stems before storing.
To pick up an egg from the floor, put salt over it and leave for some time. Then clean the mess with a paper towel.
To preserve green peas, keep them in a polythene bag in the freezer.
To prevent lump formation in a salt jar, put some rice at the bottom. The rice will absorb the moisture from the salt.
To prevent the inside of the pressure cooker from becoming black, put some lemon while cooking food in it.
To remove a spoonful of honey from a jar easily, slightly heat the spoon, the honey will come off easily.
To remove Oil stains, apply talcum powder over the surface and leave overnight. Wash with detergent next day.
To remove the odour of onions from your hands, rub a little milk, and then wash with soap.
To ripen fruits, wrap them in a newspaper and place in a warm place for two days. They will ripen faster.
To unclog a drain, mix a cup of salt with a cup of baking soda. Pour this mixture into the drain, and then add a pot of boiling water.
Use a wooden board to chop. It will not blunt your knife. Do not use a plastic board; small plastic pieces may go into the vegetables.
Use milk instead of water to knead puri dough. Puris will become soft and delicious.
Use sprouted rai and methi seeds for your tadkas. When sprouted they have more nutritional value.
When making cutlets you can substitute dry breadcrumbs with finely crushed cornflakes
When the noodles are boiled, drain all the hot water and add cold water. All the noodles will automatically get separated.
While making milk shakes, use ground sugar. The sugar dissolves quickly and completely in the cold milk.
You can use dried coriander and mint leaves in coarse powder form, for your vegetable curries or chutney, if fresh ones are not available.