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  • Chapatis

    Chapatis

    Tip for making soft chappati dough. While making paneer from milk, don't throw away the paneer water. This nutritious water can be used for making soft dough for chapatis or can be used to cook dals.

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  • Lemon Juice

    Lemon Juice

    Put a lemon in a hot water before squeezing it. You will get more juice out of it.

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  • Chat Puris

    Chat Puris

    To make crispier puris, add a little rava to the wheat flour while kneading.

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  • Coriander Leaf Corriander

    Coriander Leaf Corriander

    Keep coriander leaves in a muslin (cheese) cloth bag in the refrigerator. They will remain fresh for a longer time.

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  • Vegetable

    Vegetable

    If you boil vegetables in water, do not throw the water, keep it to make gravies.

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  • Idli Dosa Batter

    Idli Dosa Batter

    Add aval (rice flakes) or cooked rice while preparing batter for idly or dosa. It will give you soft idlis and dosas.

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  • Idli Dosa Batter

    Idli Dosa Batter

    To get crisp and golden dosa’s, add tsp. of fenugreek seeds into urad dal while grinding the paste.

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  • Salt

    Salt

    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.

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  • Chapatis

    Chapatis

    For making Chapati very soft, While making dough of chapati or puri, add little milk and ghee (clarifying butter) or oil.

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  • Garlic

    Garlic

    Garlic skin comes off easily if the garlic flakes are warmed a little before peeling

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  • Curry Masala Powder

    Curry Masala Powder

    If you don’t have curry powder, add 2 tsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp of red chilly powder and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder.

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  • Chickpeas

    Chickpeas

    If you have forgotten to soak the pulses overnight,Just put them in a flask or in a hot box/ Casserole full of boiling water and keep aside for an hour...Now they are ready for cooking..

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  • Baking Soda

    Baking Soda

    To remove refrigerator odor, spread a layer of baking soda on a cookie sheet and place it in the refrigerator overnight or until the refrigerator odors are gone.

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  • Coffee

    Coffee

    Spread a layer of fresh coffee grounds over the bottom of a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator overnight. A coffee smell will linger, but will disappear quickly. This will remove refrigerator odor

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  • Potato

    Potato

    CUTTING ROLY-POLY VEGETABLES SAFELY To keep your fingers safe from nicks, use the following technique on wobbly vegetables (such as potatoes, squash, and beets). Step 1: With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice along the length of the potato (or other vegetable) to create a flat side. Step 2: Turn the potato, cut-side down on the cutting board. This will ensure that the potato is stable and won’t roll away. Slice as desired, stopping when the potato becomes unsteady and difficult to grip. Step 3: Turn the potato so that the broad, flat side from which you made the last cut is face down on the cutting board. Continue to slice as desired.

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  • Chicken

    Chicken

    If you freeze and thaw meat, the cells get injured and lose water. As a result, baking or grilling will easily render it dry. The preparation may not be as succulent and juicy as it would have been with fresh meat.

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  • Salt

    Salt

    If a curry is too salty, make little balls of wholemeal dough balls, put them in the curry and simmer for some time. These generally soak up some of the salt. You can then pick these up and discard.

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  • Salt

    Salt

    to avoid moistning of salt in salt shaker put little amount of rice in it. rice will absorb moistness and salt wont become moist even in rainy season.

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  • Brown Bread

    Brown Bread

    Make delicious pakoras with leftover bread. Just mix the slices with gram flour, salt, chili powder, asafoetida and chopped onion and knead well. Shape into pakoras and deep fry..

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  • Corn Flour

    Corn Flour

    If you have run out of cornflour add boiled potato puree to thiken any soup and add body to it....

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  • Turmeric

    Turmeric

    If you cook Indian food, you are bound to get turmeric stains on your clothes at one time or another. The good news is they're really easy to take out. Wash the stained clothes/kitchen linen immediately in cool water and soap. Dry in the sun and the stain will fade to a very pale pink. Wash the article again and the stain will be gone!

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  • Wheat Flour

    Wheat Flour

    To get really soft chapatis, the trick lies in the kneading. The more you knead, the smoother the dough becomes and the smoother the dough is, the softer the Chapatis. Another secret to soft Chapatis is using fresh yogurt or milk instead of water, to make the dough! When you're done kneading the dough and it is smooth, wet your hand with water and run it all over the surface of the ball of dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for half an hour before using.

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  • Goat

    Goat

    For its better effects, mutton should not be of an older animal. Younger one looks pink and has firm texture. If it is red and looks wrinkled, it will be tough

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  • Karela Bitter Guard

    Karela Bitter Guard

    Ways to reduce bitterness from the bitter gourd curry: Soaking the bitter gourd slices in salted water for 30 minutes can help remove the excessive bitterness. Adding tamarind juice to the curry also balances the bitter taste. Adding a teaspoon of palm sugar or jiggery (this step is not advisable for diabetics) can also help with reducing the bitterness.

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  • Karela Bitter Guard

    Karela Bitter Guard

    To prepare bitter gourd juice, you can simply slice up a gourd and blend it along with a cup of water, filter the residues, and drink the liquid. A tablespoon of lemon juice can be added but this juice tends to be very bitter.

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  • Barley

    Barley

    Barley can be cooked in a pressure cooker or on stove top. To cook barley on stove top, boil 3 cups of water in a pot and add 1 cup of barley once the water comes to a boil. Reduce the flame and cook closed for 20­-25 minutes until all the water is absorbed and the barley is cooked. Alternatively it can be cooked in the pressure for 15 minutes for up to 3 whistles. The ratio of barley and water is 1:2­/1:2.

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  • Millet Flour

    Millet Flour

    Pearl millet can also be taken in the form of rotis or porridge (kanji). Pearl millet rice (kambu sadam) can be cooked the same way as rice. Pressure cook the millets (1 cup of millet and 2 cups of rice) for 10 minutes for up to 3 whistles.

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  • Millet

    Millet

    Mix 1 cup of ragi with 1 cup of water until it is a slurry mixture. Meanwhile boil 1 cup of water with a pinch of salt and add the ragi mixture once the water comes to a boil. Keep stirring the mixture until everything comes together. Knead the mixture into balls by wetting the hand. These go good with any kind of gravies or dhals.

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  • Oats

    Oats

    Due to its mushy texture cooked oats is not such a preferred rice substitute but when cooked the right way, the grains can be full and not too sticky. Dry roast a cup of oats in a pan under low flame for 5­7 minutes. Meanwhile boil 1­1/2 cup of water in pot and once the water comes to a boil, add the roasted oats and mix once. Cook under medium flame until all the water is absorbed.

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  • Kamut

    Kamut

    Bigger varieties of cracked wheat like bulgur wheat are ideal when consumed instead of rice. This kind of wheat can be cooked over stove top or in a rice cooker like rice. For cooking on stove top, boil 2 cups of water in a pot and add in the wheat once the water comes to a boil. Reduce the flame and let it simmer until all the water is evaporated. Fluff the wheat with a fork once it is done.

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