Kitchen tips and tricks – Cooking Secrets we all can use

For tasty and fluffy omelets – Add a little milk or a tbsp of water when beating eggs.

No more tears while chopping onions – Cut off both the ends, peel the onions and wash the onions under cold water.

Retain the white color of cauliflower – Add a tbsp of milk while cooking cauliflower

How to preserve lemon juice – When you have excess lemons, freeze lemon juice in ice cube trays and use it whenever needed in your recipes. This can stay fresh for use for upto 3 weeks.

To prevent dal or lentil from frothing – Add a tsp of oil when cooking dals to prevent it from frothing and spilling all over. Another trick is to place a wooden ladle over the top of the pan to prevent water from boiling over.

Storing leftover chapati dough – Store leftover chapati dough in the refrigerator in an airtight container after applying a little oil over it to prevent it from drying.

To preserve ginger garlic paste for a longer duration – Add a tbsp of hot cooking oil to ginger-garlic paste, mix well and store it in the refrigerator.

Extract more juice from lemons and lime – Roll lemon on the counter top and dip in hot water for about a minute before cutting and juicing to extract more juice from the lemons.

Microwaving the lemon for 15 seconds also helps. Extract juice after it cools.

For easy digestion – Add a pinch of hing or asafetida when cooking any lentil or dal, legumes, potato or plantain dishes to aid in digestion.


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