Our Best Cooking Tips

  • To prevent chopped aubergine from turning black, soak in salted water till ready to use.
  • To prevent potatoes from discoloring dip fingers in lemon juice before chopping.
  • Oil will not splatter on heating if a little salt or flour is added to it.
  • Rice for frying maybe boiled ahead of time or the day before.
  • A little white vinegar added to rice while boiling will prevent it from sticking.
  • Use lemon peel to clean and shine glass dishes with warm water.
  • To remove fishy smell form fish, apply white vinegar to the fish before washing, leave 10 minutes then wash.
  • To remove fishy smell from pan spread some flour in it. Leave for a few minutes and wash.
  • To keep cottage cheese fresh for a long time wrap in muslin soaked in white vinegar put in plastic bag and store in fridge.
  • A pinch of gram flour sprinkled on fried food makes it crisp.
  • For a fresh smelling kitchen take a cup of vinegar add a bay leaf and leave uncovered.
  • Before using aluminum pan, boil some white vinegar and water in it. Discard boiled water and rinse pan.
  • Sprinkle boiled beetroot with a little vinegar or lemon to maintain its color and taste.
  • A few almonds and raisins given to growing children everyday help growth.
  • A small piece of bread added to cauliflower prevents the cooking smell of cauliflower while cooking.
  • Chop and soak spring onions in cold water before adding to soup to keep them crisp.
  • Use a wooden spoon in soups thickened with corn flour. Steel spoons will cause soup to become thin or prevent the soup from thickening.
  • Chew a piece of fresh ginger regularly after meals to prevent indigestion.
  • If glass oven dishes get burnt clean those with a damp cloth dipped in salt.
  • China ware often develops permanent tea or coffee stains. To remove the stains, mix salt and baking soda in equal amounts and sprinkle a little water to make a thick paste. Apply on the stain for a few minutes and then wash. Can also apply to plastic crockery.
  • Hot milk and lemon make cake soft.
  • In order to keep mushrooms fresh, sprinkle with a little salt.
  • To keep chopped vegetables fresh for a long time, sprinkle with ½ tsp of sugar.