Thursday, April 03, 2008

Cooking Tips...

  • For soft dosas, add some boiled rice, while grinding.
  • To adjust salt in curries add roasted rice powder.
  • If the curd is too sour, add 4 cups of water to it. After half an hour, remove the water collected on top.
  • For crispy dosas, add a teaspoon of tur dal gram and some fenugreek seeds while soaking rice.
  • While chopping raw bananas and potatoes, put the pieces in a bowl of water to avoid it from turning black.
  • Green peas will retain original colour, if a pinch of sugar is added while boiling.
  • Leafy vegetables will remain fresh longer, if wrapped in news papers while storing.
  • If you don't have any cream to add in the soup or gravy, add a mixture of butter and milk.
  • Apply some oil on the sides of the vessel in which you boil milk, in order to avoid it from overflowing.
  • You can make tasty chapati by mixing equal proportion of wheat flour and barley.
  • If the bread is too soft to cut into pieces, hold the knife close to a flame and then slice the bread with it.
  • Add a little powdered lemon rind to puddings or deserts to avoid the smell of egg.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda while mixing the dough for chapati to make it soft.
  • If a curry turns out too salty, garnish it with some grated coconut.