101-150 Kitchen Tips


101. Always warm dry spices like cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, etc. on a griddle before powdering. They will grind faster and the powder will be finer.
102. Always keep dough covered with a moist cloth to avoid a dry crust from forming on it.
103. To unmould chilled dishes quickly, dip container halfway into hot water for a few seconds and then unmould.

51-100 Kitchen Tips


51. Add a few drops of lemon juice in the water before boiling the rice to make rice whiter.
52. Add a teaspoon of canola oil in the water before boiling the rice to separate each grain after cooking.
53. Don't throw away the rice water after cooking.
54. Use it to make soup or add it in making dal (lentils).
55. Add 5gm of dried powdered mint leaves to 1kg of rice. It will keep insects at bay.
56. Put a small paper packet of boric powder in the container of rice to keep insects at bay. Put a few leaves of mint in the container of rice to keep insects at bay.

1-50 Kitchen Tips



1. To remove the skin of almonds easily, soak them in hot water for 15-20 minutes.
2. Putting 3-4 cloves in sugar container will keep the ants at bay.
3. If you keep a piece of blotting paper at the bottom of the container, it will keep biscuits fresh for a longer time.
4. Avoid the use of butter. It it is essential to use, use a butter containing low saturated fat or with plant stanols (which avoid absorption of cholesterol by our body) or similar substitutes.
5. Apply some lemon juice on the cut surface of the apple to avoid browning. They will look fresh for a longer time.

Green Tips for the kitchen




Reduce water
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Use your garbage disposal as little as possible; it uses more water than composting.
Rinse dishes with cold water t o reduce hot water use.
Only run a full dishwasher.
After boiling vegetables or pasta, allow the water to cool and then use to water plants.
Fix leaky faucets.
Choose water efficient appliances.
Turn water off while scrubbing dishes.
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