Kitchen - Cooking tips

1) To peel small onions put them in boiling water for 1-2 mins. Then remove and put them in cold water. Now if you squeeze them, the skin comes off easily.

2) While cooking Toor dal add pinch of turmeric and a drop of oil. This will help it cook fast.

3) To boil eggs quickly, add salt to the water while boiling.

4) Roll lemons with your palms against the kitchen platform to get the most juice out of it

5) Garlic skin comes off quickly if heated in microwave for 15 secs or warm them on the gas in a vessel.

6) Keep chillies fresh for a long time by removing their stems before storage

7) Add 1/2 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to the lentil while soaking. This will make dosas crisp and also help in digestion.

8) To avoid watery eyes, cut onion in 2 pieces and place it in water before cutting into smaller pieces.

9) To preserve peas, keep them in polythene bag in freezer.

10) Rinse the vessel befor boiling milk in it. This will reduce the chance of milk sticking to the bottom of the vessel.

11) When noodles are boiled, removed hot water and add cold water. This will prevent sticking.

12) Do not store potatoes with onions. They will rot quickly.

13) To prevent formation of ice, rub salt to the insides of the freezer.

14) Do not reheat milk many times a day. It will remain fresh in fridge after heating only once. Take only portions needed and heat in microwave as required. Save gas!

15) Avoid cooking sour dishes in non stick vessels. This will tend to remove the coating faster.

16) Do not keep bananas with other fruits. It releases gasses which ripen other fruits as well.

17)When you burn yourself while cooking apply dosa batter to the area and let it dry. Peel it later.

18) Before reusing cooking oil, drop a piece of ginger in it to remove odors of previous cooking.

19) If 2 drinking glasses get stuck put some ice in the upper glass and immerse the lower on warm water.
The inside glass with contract and the outside glass will expand releasing each other.

20) If pickle glass jar does not open, heat the cap a little directly on the gas. It expands and opens easily.

21) To keep salt from holding moisture in the shaker, add 1/2 teaspoon of uncooked rice.

22) Remove stains from cups and saucers with a pinch of salt.

23) Add salt to tomatoes while cooking. This makes them mushy faster.

24) To remove black stains from inside the cooker, add lemon peels and some water. Heat for a few minutes and wash immediately.

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