Friday, January 28, 2011

Cooking Tips

Use a thread to cut the boiled eggs instead of a knife, this will help the eggs not turning black.

Before cooking, always wash the Mushrooms and place it in water with a pinch of salt, this will keep the Mushrooms fresh and wont turn into pink.

For soft Chapathis mix the wheat flour wholly with milk, instead of water. (Yeah of course you need to add in salt and oil :P) Let it stand for 15 mins then roll out chapathis.

When you run out of Basmati Rice, soak the regular rice in water for more than 1 hour, this will enhance the taste of your Biriyani or any rice varieties. 

Soak Cashews in warm milk before grinding to a paste, this makes it easy to grind.

When you blanch any veggies, blanch them in microwave this helps the veggies to retain their original color and vitamins.

While making Slurry use room temperature water or milk, this will keep the mixture lump-less.

While you boil eggs add 1/2tsp of salt, this makes the shells to peel off easily.

I wont fry Paneer, this retains the softness and the texture.

Wrap fruits in newspaper to make them ripe quickly.

Add a pinch of salt while frying onions, this makes the onions fry evenly and fast.

Worried about the stains on your pan and cooker inside bottoms, add a few lemon slices and 2 cups of water, then put it on the gas top for 10 mins on medium flame. This process removes the stains easily without any effort.

To release the stickiness of Okra/ Lady's finger, add a few drops of lemon while frying.

For the salad to be more crispy you may keep the clean and chopped lettuce, cabbage and celery in icy water with couple of ice cubes.

Make sure that the lemons in your refrigerator are at room temperature and rub in between your palms, before you extract the juice. This helps you to extract all the juice.

Add a dash of lemon juice to the cut fruits, this will help the fruits not turn brown.

For those of you who dont eat eggs and are finding a substitute, here -(For 1 Egg)
1. With 3tbsp of water mix 1tbsp of flax seed powder. Let it sit for couple of minutes.Later use this mixture in cakes, muffins or cookies.
2. Mash a fully ripe banana and combine to your cake / muffin mixture.

Guys you may also share your tips :)