When it comes to cooking, we all know the struggle of getting the right amount of measurements, getting that perfect taste and, of course, the ways through which we can make our work easy in the kitchen. While many may think that cooking is all about adding masalas to the vegetables or gravies, we forget how much practice it takes to master that. Sometimes our rotis may get too hard, or other times the salt in the food is a little too much; as we make our way through all the challenges to cooking a decent meal, we wish we had some tricks up our sleeves to make the work easy in the kitchen.
So, if you are also looking for ways to amp up your cooking skills and save your dish from the small disasters that may happen, then check out these tips and tricks that will surely come in handy!
Here Are 11 Tips And Tricks To Make Everyday Cooking Easy And Convenient:
1. How To Make Rotis Soft
By now, we all are familiar with the hard taste of the roti, and this mainly happens because the consistency of the dough is not soft. So, if you want your rotis to be soft when you bite in them, then knead the dough with warm water. You can also do the finger test after kneading the dough, just poke the dough slightly with one finger, and if it feels soft, then you are good to go! Make sure to rest the dough for at least 15 minutes before cooking!
2. How To Make Creamy Gravies Without Using Store-Bought Cream
Most of us have become health-conscious in the past few years, and as we try to find healthy alternatives even in our cooking, we bring you a way to make your food creamy without using cream. To do this, you can either use milk, malai, or cashew paste to make the gravies taste richer and heavier.
3. How To Boil Chickpea (Chana) Faster (in an hour)
If you forgot to soak your chanas last night, then don't worry; use this trick to get them ready in an hour. All you need to do is boil the water in a cooker and add the required amount of chana in it. You will have your boiled chana in no time!
4. How To Make All-In-One Gravy
Are you running out of time to prepare a meal? Fret not because we have just the solution that you need! Prepare all in one gravy in advance that you can store in your for up to a week. First, take a few tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger and saute them till they turn soft. Then blend it all and store it in the refrigerator.
5. How To Reduce Excess Salt In Curries
If you are new to cooking, then there are high chances that you might get the measurements wrong sometimes. And in that process, most of us usually add extra salt to our food. So if you are looking for a way to neutralize that extra salt, you can either add milk or malai to it-that way, the taste of the salt is reduced.
6. How To Peel Garlic Quickly
We all love adding garlic to our dishes, but let's admit we hate peeling the small buds, and it certainly takes up a lot of time. So to minimize that, you can first peel a lot of garlic together and blend a paste out of it. Then add it in a ziplock and store it in the freezer. If you want to make your garlic peeling time faster then add the garlic buds in an container and shake them so that the skin comes out from the pods.
7. Add oil in boiling water
There are many things which we boil before having and sometimes after boiling they get stuck together. So for dishes like pasta or noodles, add some oil to keep the strings detached from each other. You can even add potatoes to boiling water as it helps to peel them off easily.
8. Use heavy-bottomed vessel for boiling milk
We all know the struggle of cleaning the kitchen after the milk vessels over boil. So to prevent that from happening, take a heavy bottomed vessel and boil the milk in it. This is also good for making dishes such as kheer.
9. How to make crispy pooris
Do your pooris also get a little soggy after cooking it? If they do, simply add rava to your dough as it helps the pooris be crispy and tasty.
10. How to make garam masala
Garam masala is one of those ingredients that we use in everyday cooking but if you want to replace your packed garam masalas with homemade one, here's how you can make it. All you need to do is combine cumin, coriander, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a bowl and store in a container.
11. How To Add Flavours To Dal
Dal is a staple in Indian food. While we first boil them and prepare a masala to cook them, there is a way to make your dal taste richer. All you need to do is roast your dal before cooking it and then boil it. That way, you will have a smoky flavour in your dal.
So, the next time you are cooking, try these tips and tricks and level up your cooking game in no time!