Kitchen hacks that will make your cooking easier and better
It’s right when they say – ‘Cooking is an art.’
When I stepped into the kitchen to attempt my first culinary experiment, one of the things I struggled with was ‘how to add taste and more juice to my cooking?’. Yet again, the mess that followed the entire cooking had me, a then-21-year-old, running back to my mom for help.
And I am not talking about following the recipes word-to-word. I’m talking about the secret tips and tricks that you use to add that extra touch of flavour in your food – be it keeping the veggies longlasting before cooking, or adding a garnishing flavour at the end of it.
So here, I present to you these genius kitchen hacks that will help you add a little flavour to your cooking, and make you feel like a MasterChef.
1. Slow down tomato rotting
To keep the tomatoes from spoiling as quickly, store them with the stem side down. This prevents the air from entering through the scar from where it was attached to the vine. Also, prefer to store them at room temperature, instead of refrigeration.
2. Make eggshell removal even easier
Add baking soda or vinegar to water when boiling eggs for easier shell removal.
3. To reduce the hotness of your peppers
Love chilli peppers, but want less of the kick? Just remove the seeds and veins, and rinse them in cold water. The spiciness will disappear, but the taste will stay the same.
Always dress your salad only after adding salt. Otherwise, oil won’t let the salt dissolve completely.
5. Making citrus fruits even more juicer
To squeeze out more juice from lemons, first place them in warm water for 20 minutes or microwave them for 1 minute.
6. Proper order for Indian cuisine
While preparing an Indian dish, cook ingredients in this order – onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, spices. It is based on the time required for cooking them.
7. Wash your fruits and veggies better
Make homemade fruit and vegetable wash by mixing 2 tbs each lemon juice and soda, in a cup of water.
8. Prevent contamination by using separate chopping boards
Have two cutting boards-one for raw meat, one for everything else. It’ll help separate uncooked meat juices from raw fruit and veggies, keeping you and your family safe from cross contamination.
9. Make your bad wines taste good
Ever end up with a bottle of wine that is just “meh”, but you don’t want to waste it? You can try chilling the bottle, or you can mix it with fruits and herbs to get sangria. Spicy food is also great for suppressing unpleasant flavours in wines.
10. Penny for your wine
Another neat trick is to drop a penny in the bad wine. Those smells and tastes come from sulfur compounds, and the copper from the penny can neutralize them.
That’s all, folks.
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