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When you'r frying sliced onion, heat some oil in a pan add the sliced onion and add some salt to it and cover the pan and simmer the heat. Within 2 mins onion will be soft and fried. They will not get burnt.
When you'r frying sliced onion, heat some oil in a pan add the sliced onion and add some salt to it and cover the pan and simmer the heat. Within 2 mins onion will be soft and fried. They will not get burnt.
If the dosa tawa is heated too much, the dosa tends to stick to the pan. Always maintain the heat in medium-high flame. If the dosa sticks to the pan, Cut an onion / shallot in half and rub the cut side all over the tawa and then make dosas. It will not break.
Fenugreek seeds gives the fluffiness of the batter which gives soft idlis and crisp dosas.
Soak the chicken in salt water for half an hour before you cook. It keep the chicken soft.
Soft Paneer :Never over curdle the milk as you will get a hard paneer after it is set. Once the entire milk is curdled and you see the whey completely separated, then remove the pan from the heat. Don't cook it more.
If you're cooking cauliflower, add a bit of milk to the water with salt to keep the cauliflower bright white. Shock it in cold water to stop the cooking and then serve.
For best results when you're baking, leave butter and eggs at room temperature overnight.
Cook pasta 1 minute less than the package instructions and cook it the rest of the way in the pan with sauce.
When you cook chicken or meat, you should first cook over high heat to seal juices and then lower the heat and cook till tender
Don't salt meat before you cook it. The salt forces the juices out and impedes browning. Instead, salt meat halfway through cooking, then taste when the meat is done and adjust the salt as needed.
When cooking apples, a pinch of salt will make them more tender and add flavour.
Don't use soda bicarbonate for boiling vegetables as it destroys the vitamins present.
Add little milk while boiling potatoes to soften and to cook faster.
To prevent boiled potatoes from sticking to the grater, always apply little oil on the grater.
Potato cutlets - Add salt to the water in which the potato are boiling as potatoes absorb salt better this way.
If bread is too dry to make good sandwiches, just hold the bread in the steam over a pan of boiling water for a few seconds.
It is healthier to garnish soups with popcorn in place of fried croutons.
To make soup go further, add noodles, macaroni, barley, rice or diced potatoes
To thicken homemade soup, add a handful of rolled oats or wheat flakes.
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