Add a little rice flour to the gram flour while mixing the dough
for crisp pakodas.
Garlic skin comes
off easily if the garlic flakes are warmed a little before peeling.
For making Chapati
very soft, While making dough of chapati or puri, add little milk and ghee
(clarifying butter) or oil.
If you want thick
gravy add some maida or cornflour in few tablespoons of water and mix
well till maida or cornflour dissolves, add this into gravy and it will become
thick. You can do same with soup also.
Excess salt in any
dish can be brought down by adding diced potatoes, tomatoes or a tsp. sugar or
add some ball of dough its soak extra salt.
To avoid tears
from onion, soak the peel onion in water before cutting or place the onion into
refrigerator to chill.
A pinch of
turmeric powder added to all kinds of pulses when cooking hastens the cooking
the bright color of green vegetables, add pinch of sugar while cooking.
the bright color of vegetable due to blanch time, don’t forget to put it in to
ice water after blanching.
To get crisp and
golden dosa’s, add tsp. of fenugreek seeds into urad dal while grinding the
To keep apples
from turning brown, add little citrus juice like the juice of a lemon or orange
and toss apples in it.
pasta; Add salt in boiling water, its helps in taking a longer time to boil and
add little oil, which helps in clumping the pasta together.
To save your sugar
from ants put some cloves in the jar.
Save ravaa or
semolina from worm, roast lightly, cool and keep it in air-tight jar.
To store green
chillies for longer, remove the stalk and keep in tight glass bottles in the
When you make roti
or prantha, add one medium sized spoon yogurt instead of oil or desi ghee, you
will make soft roti, without oil… it’s helpful for low calorie food.
Add finely sliced
coconut pieces into the curd to bring down its sour taste.
For making daniya
(coriander) dip or pudina dip (mint) tastier and better in color, add some tsp.
of curd in it.
After cutting sour
things like lime, lemon, pineapple etc., wash the knife immediately otherwise
knife become blunt.
To remove coconut
from the shell easily, break the coconut and keep in the fridge overnight.
makes the stomach bloated, for this problem we should slightly boil the
cauliflower and throw the water, before cooking it.