Friday, March 30, 2012

Basic Cooking Tips - 1

Cooking is no doubt an art which needs to be experimented often to keep your culinary skills up-to-date and innovative. Here are few pointers for easy and hassle-free cooking:
  • Wash vegetables before peeling or cutting to preserve the water soluble vitamins.
  • Peel vegetables as thinly as possible to preserve the minerals and vitamins.
  • After peeling onions cut in half and soak in water for about 10 minutes before cutting to avoid crying.
  • Soak almonds in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes .The skin will peel off easily.
  • Chopping vegetables can be done in different ways using a sharp knife and a wooden chopping board. Cutting on a marble slab will blunt your knives.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and add a little more butter than usual. Now beat the egg and stir briskly (even while frying) with a fork. This way more air goes in your omelet, making it light and fluffy. Fry till done and serve hot.
  • Soak whole pulses overnight and other dals for one hour before cooking.
  • If poppy seeds are used in grinding, soak it in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, if you are grinding it in a mixie.
  • Always use heavy bottomed vessels to make desserts, in order to avoid burning.
  • Immediately after boiling noodles put them in normal cold water to separate them each.  


Jay said...

very helpful tips..thanks for sharing dear

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Sag said...

helpful tips ,esp adding cornflour, i used to add rice flour

Soniya Mehra said...

Thanks for sharing about "Basic Cooking Tips - 1"..............

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