Chef's Tip

( 9 Tips )

Storing leftover chapati dough - Store leftover chapati dough in the refrigerator in an airtight container after applying a little oil over it to prevent it from drying.

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If you sauté sliced onions without oil, the moisture content in the onions will be reduced faster. You can then add a little oil to sauté the onions. This way, you tend to use less oil and your sautéing is faster.

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If oil used for frying turns dark, add a teaspoon of white vinegar, cover with a lid and keep on slow flame. When the spluttering stops, remove the lid; the oil will have cleared and it can be strained and re-used.

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How to fix excess water in gravies - Roast 1/2 table spoon of poppy seeds and grind it to a paste. Add it to the watery gravy and boil it on medium flame.

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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.

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Potatoes soaked in salt water for 20 minutes will bake more rapidly.

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Add a few drops of lemon a tsp of oil to rice before boiling to separate each grain.

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If you want to keep any salad fresh for an evening party, first chill the bowl or tray in which you intend to serve the salad.

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To add more flavour to gravies and curries, add in coconut milk. For healtheir option, substitute half the amount of coconut milk with low-fat milk

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