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

Add a few drops of lemon juice in the water before boiling the rice. This makes the rice whiter.

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Add a teaspoon of

Add a teaspoon of oil in the water before boiling the rice to separate each grain after cooking.

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Apply mashed banana over

Apply mashed banana over a burn on your body for cooling effect.

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Apply some lemon juice

Apply some lemon juice on the cut surface of the apple to avoid browning. The apple will look fresh for a longer time.

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Avoid cooking sour dishes

Avoid cooking sour dishes in a non-stick pan. The sourness will remove the coating faster.

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Chewing gum while peeling

Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!

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Clean your blackened gold

Clean your blackened gold and silver jewellery with some toothpaste. It will shine again.

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Do not fry paneer

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

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Do not throw away

Do not throw away leftover vegetables. Use them as a stuffing to making paranthas.

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Garlic skin comes off

Garlic skin comes off easily if the garlic cloves are slightly warmed before peeling.

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Hang a peacock feather

Hang a peacock feather; lizards will leave your house.

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If the lemon is

If the lemon is hard, put it in warm water for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to squeeze.

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If walnuts are to

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.

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If you add half

If you add half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to the dosa batter while soaking, they will become more crispy.

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If your chicken curry

If your chicken curry is too spicy, add some curd to make the taste and flavor milder

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If your dal or

If your dal or gravy is too salty, add a potato to it. Extra salt will be absorbed

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Immerse coconut in warm

Immerse coconut in warm water for half an hour to remove its hard crust.

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Keep a metal spoon

Keep a metal spoon in the vessel while boiling milk. This will avoid the milk from sticking at the bottom of the vessel.

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Never defrost meat at

Never defrost meat at room temperature. The surface temperature rises to a point where bacteria can multiply before the centre is thawed.

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One teaspoon of vinegar

One teaspoon of vinegar added to the oil while deep frying food, will prevent the food from absorbing too much oil.

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Peel vegetables and fruits

Peel vegetables and fruits thinly as a major chunk of nutrients lie just beneath the skin.

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Place a paan leaf

Place a paan leaf over the leftover idli and dosa batter to prevent it from becoming sour.

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Place some cloves in

Place some cloves in your sugar container. This will keep the ants away.

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Put a few camphor

Put a few camphor tablets in a cup of water to get rid of mosquitoes.

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Put some boric powder

Put some boric powder in the corners of your kitchen to get rid of cockroaches.

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Ram bada dukhi tha

Ram bada dukhi tha. Biwi: Kya hua? Ram: Ek dost ko 3 lakh plastic surgery ke liye diye the, ab use pehchan nahi pa raha.

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Rub the surface of

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.

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Save your cooking cost

Save your cooking cost by pressure-cooking chicken or mutton and then proceeding with the recipe.

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Soak lemons in lukewarm

Soak lemons in lukewarm water before slicing and squeezing them, in order to extract maximum juice.

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Soak over ripe tomatoes

Soak over ripe tomatoes in cold water and add some salt overnight. They will become firm and fresh by morning.

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To easily shred cheese

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.

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To eliminate the smell

To eliminate the smell of fish from a vessel, pour used tea brew and boil it for ten minutes.

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To keep coriander and

To keep coriander and mint leaves fresh for longer time, wrap them in a muslin cloth and store in the fridge.

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To keep paneer fresh

To keep paneer fresh for several days, wrap it in a blotting paper while storing in the refrigerator.

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To keep the chillies

To keep the chillies fresh for a longer time, remove the stems before storing.

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To pick up an

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.

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To preserve green peas

To preserve green peas, keep them in a polythene bag in the freezer.

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To prevent lump formation

To prevent lump formation in a salt jar, put some rice at the bottom. The rice will absorb the moisture from the salt.

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To prevent the inside

To prevent the inside of the pressure cooker from becoming black, put some lemon while cooking food in it.

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To remove a spoonful

To remove a spoonful of honey from a jar easily, slightly heat the spoon, the honey will come off easily.

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To remove Oil stains

To remove Oil stains, apply talcum powder over the surface and leave overnight. Wash with detergent next day.

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To remove the odour

To remove the odour of onions from your hands, rub a little milk, and then wash with soap.

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To ripen fruits wrap

To ripen fruits, wrap them in a newspaper and place in a warm place for two days. They will ripen faster.

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To unclog a drain

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.

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Use a wooden board

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.

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Use milk instead of

Use milk instead of water to knead puri dough. Puris will become soft and delicious.

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Use sprouted rai and

Use sprouted rai and methi seeds for your tadkas. When sprouted they have more nutritional value.

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When making cutlets you

When making cutlets you can substitute dry breadcrumbs with finely crushed cornflakes

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When the noodles are

When the noodles are boiled, drain all the hot water and add cold water. All the noodles will automatically get separated.

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While making milk shakes

While making milk shakes, use ground sugar. The sugar dissolves quickly and completely in the cold milk.

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You can use dried

You can use dried coriander and mint leaves in coarse powder form, for your vegetable curries or chutney, if fresh ones are not available.

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