Indian Kitchen Tips: Sure shot ways to boil milk and prevent it from sticking to the vessel.
Milk is one every day staple that is widely consumed in almost all Indian households. As a standard practice, we tend to boil the milk first and then consume it. However, one of the most annoying parts about boiling milk is when it burns and sticks to the bottom of the pan/vessel. Even after keeping a firm eye on the milk while it is boiling, the milk can always stick to the bottom of the container and give you a hard time cleaning the mess. The sticky layer of burnt milk is difficult to clean and the marks that simply refuse to go off. We often end up scrubbing these marks with chemical-laden detergents, but what we don't realise is that doing so every now and then would only promote the wear and tear of the utensils. Whether you are boiling milk for regular consumption or preparing desserts like custard or kheer, it gets imperative to keep the vessel from burning and sticking. If you're looking for ways to keep away from the unnecessary mess, here are a few effective and sure shot ways to boil milk and prevent it from sticking to the vessel.
Hack 1: Always boil the milk in a stainless steel container and avoid putting the cooking range on high flame while boiling the milk. High flame can make the milk stick to the bottom of the container real fast and cause a firm black layer to develop, which is hard to get rid of.
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The sticky layer of burnt milk is difficult to clean
Hack 2: Before you pour the milk inside the steel vessel, rinse the inside of it thoroughly under cold running and potable water. The cold water will act as an anti-burning protective layer. Also, let about 1-2 tbsp cold water stay inside the vessel and then add in the milk to it.
Hack 3: Once you put the milk vessel on the cooking range, bring the flame to low and place a ladle in the vessel. Keep stirring at regular intervals using the ladle. Doing this will prevent milk from sticking the bottom of the container.
Now, that we have shared with you some effective Indian kitchen hacks for boiling milk without burning the vessel, try making use of them and say bye-bye to the unnecessary scrubbing.
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