Cooking is a pretty tricky job, even if you’re following a recipe. Anytime you run into trouble or want to fasten your cooking, remember these kitchen hacks that will save a lot of your time and give you a surprising result!
1. How to cut an onion without crying?
Indian food requires a lot of onions. If you follow these tips you can control your tears to a great extent 😉 Use a very sharp knife to cut an onion, refrigerate onion and dice it near running water or gas flame. This reduces the volatility of the sulfide that causes irritation.
2. How to get more juice from a lemon?
Microwave the lemon on high for 30 seconds and then let stand for a couple of minutes before cutting and squeezing. Roll them between your hand and the counter will also help release more juice.
3. How to avoid spilling of milk while boiling?
Before pouring milk into a pot, rub butter along the top edge and inside rim of the pot. This way the boiled milk will never come out of the vessel.
4. What to do if curry becomes salty?
Wash a potato. Cut into two. Place the two halves of the raw potato in the curry and it will absorb the extra salt.
5. Crispy Dosas!! Is it possible?
Yes, of course! While making Dosas, put two tbsps of cooked rice into the batter. The Dosa will flip over easily and will be crispier.
6. How to boil a cracked egg?
To boil a cracked egg, add some vinegar to the water and place the egg in it. The egg-shell will remain closed and will not crack more.
7. How to avoid oil splashing from the frying pan?
Sprinkle some salt in a frying pan to prevent the oil from splashing.
8. How to fry onions quickly?
Add a little sugar while frying onions; they will turn pink or brown faster.
9. What to do if the oil used for frying turns dark?
Add a teaspoon of white vinegar, cover with a lid and keep on slow flame. When the spluttering stops, remove the lid; the oil will have cleared and it can be strained and re-used.
10. How can I help pooris to consume less oil?
Place rolled ‘pooris’ in the fridge for 10 minutes before frying them. They will consume less oil and turn out crisper.