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Cooking Tips:

  • If the gravy is too salty, just knead a little dough of maida or wheat flour and make small balls. Add these to the simmering gravy and let it simmer for 4-5 mins.These will soak the excess salt.Remove them before serving.
  • Excess salt in any dish can be brought down by adding diced potatoes, tomatoes or a teaspoon of sugar. 
  • Sprinkle some salt in a frying pan to prevent oil from splashing.
  • When you soak rice and urad dal for idlis and dosas, wash everything thoroughly before soaking. Later use the soaked water while grinding. If you wash rice and dal after soaking you will lose most of the vitamins.
  • To thicken any gravy or soup add corn flour to it. It is an excellent thickening agent. Remember to mix it in good water before adding to avoid any lumps.
  • Add a pinch of sugar while cooking any green leaf vegetables. This will help maintain the bright green color.
  • Remove the stems from chilies before storing them. This will keep them fresher for a long time.
  • To peel an orange or a tomato less messily, dunk it in hot water for a minute or two and then in cold water for the same amount of time. You will have an easy to peel orange or tomato.
  • When you prepare butter at home, you get buttermilk as a by-product. Boil this buttermilk at medium heat, and you will get paneer at no extra cost.
  • Add a little sugar while frying onions; they will turn pink or brown faster.
  • Banana peel is also loaded with potassium and can be used to reduce wrinkles around the eyes. Rubbing a fresh banana peel, yellow side out, under and around the eyes can reduce worry lines and bags.
  • A banana peel can also reduce the itching and swelling from an insect bite. Again just rub the peel on the bite or for extended relief tape some peel to the bite.
  • To make the curd thick and firm consistency, add a little milk powder to the milk while boiling.
  • to prevent cut apple pieces from turning black mix some lemon juice,toss it and stored in a plastic bag. this can be added to the fruit salad at the time of serving!
  • while boiling milk if u suspect that it is about to turn sour then add a pinch or two of cooking soda.It will prevent the milk from turning sour and the milk can be used normally.
  • If you want to enhance color of gravy, then when u add oil to pan , when the oil is warm add sugar and caramel it. it gives nice red color to gravy.
  • If you want to protect your lemons for a long time then keep them in a bowl of water in the fridge.
  • For cutting onions without tears,wash the peeled onions under running water before cutting them.
  • If you’re sauteing your onions, make sure that you don’t add any salt until after they turn golden brown in color. 
  • Trick to peel small onios very through the onions in hot boiling water for 45 seconds.Take out the onions and blanch it under cold water.trim edges and peels come out very easily!

Health Tips:
  • If you are from a family where diabetics runs in the hereditary, try having few curry leaves every morning for 100 days. This is believed to prevent diabetics 
  • Taking raw curry leaves daily helps prevent premature graying of hair. 
  • Are you having high blood pressure or excessive cholesterol - take raw garlic in empty stomach everyday. This significantly reduces blood pressure and cholesterol. 
  • Indigestion ? - Add 3-4 crushed cloves of garlic to boiling milk and drink it. It gives immediate relief. 
  • Are you having difficulty sleeping ? - Take the juice of a few coriander leaves by grinding them. Mix it in hot water and have it before going to bed. You will have a restful sleep. 
  • Mix coriander juice with buttermilk and drink it to treat indigestion. 
  • If you are anemic - add fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) to your food more often. It really helps. 
  • For cold relief - take the juice of ginger, mix it with honey and lime juice and drink it. 
  • For indigestion/acidity - drink lime juice mixed with ginger juice. 
  • Pudina  leaves(Mint) help in good digestion .
  • For asthma relief - take 3-4 cloves of garlic. boil it in milk and drink it every night. 
  • Banana helps wash fatty wastes from kidneys, is soothing to the digestive tract and helps relieve constipation and diarrhea.
  • Oatmeal helps reduce cholesterol. Regularly eating oatmeal for breakfast results in significant reduction of cholesterol in a few days


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