Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cooking Tips

  • When making deep fry, before fry ingredients into oil, just sprinkle pinch of salt into heat oil then ingredients will not observe lot of oil and will be more crispy.
  • To Avoid getting tears when chopping the onions ,before chop peel off the onions and cut into half  soak them in water about 15-20 mins.
  • To make soft chapathi ,add few milk to chapathi flour or take hand full rice flour and add it to wheat flour while kneading.
  • To remove the skin of tomatoes, leave the tomatoes in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. The skin can easily peeled off.
  • After cutting the potato and egg plant leave them in cold water,so it doesn't lost it's color.
  • when cooking cabbage or cauliflower it gives bad smell.to avoid this add 1 tsp of lemon juice to it. 
  • If you are making curry with dals don't add salt before.add salt after dal cooks,because salt won't cook dal.
  • If dish is very spicy add lemon juice to it .it will observe spiciness.
  • when making sweets Is it difficult  to make cardamom powder each time? grind the cardamom seeds  with sugar(not too much) in a blender.store it in air tight container whenever u want cardamom powder in sweets use it.
  • If you  are making sweets in a pan or kadai or tawa those are already used to cook spicy items , so they don't leave it's spiciness then heat some water in kadai and remove the water then you can prepare sweets in that kadai.
  • If chapathi and puri are stick together before frying.don't worry take one note book place each chapathi in separate page,so you can easily get chapathies with out sticking each other.
  • when boiling potatoes or vegetables in water add pinch of baking soda to it  so they boil fast.
  • To avoid apple discoloration after cutting the apple, apply lemon lemon on  apple cut surface.then the apple will look fresh for long time.
  • To avoid bad smells in refrigerator cut the lemon into half and put them in fridge. lemon will observe bad smell.
  • Your cooker has brown scum on bottom.to clean this  boil the spinach leafs in cooker.
  •  Add 1 cup of poha (soaked about 5 mins) while grinding dosa  batter,then the dosa will be more crispy.If don't have poha add cooked rice or can also add 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds but some times it give bitterness in dosa batter.
  • If yogurt will not form ,place the container in warm water for few minutes.
  • when u keep curry leaves for long time don't separate the leaves  from it's stem.
  • To remove the bitterness of  bitter melon ,first chop them add turmeric powder and salt to them leave at least 30 mins. squeeze them then the bitter will be gone out.
  • when store curry leaves in refrigerator they will change into black.to avoid this, separate the leaves from stem wrap them into wet cloth or wet napkin(paper towel) put it in any air tight container ,keep it in fridge.


divya said...

Nice tips swapna keep it up..

Swapna Sree said...

ThankS divya...