Weekdays can be really hectic. In between personal and professional commitments, spending long hours in the kitchen seems like a distant dream. But, let's admit, kitchen is the heart of every home and we get our everyday nutrition from there. And for the ones who love cooking, it is a creator's studio to experiment with global cuisine. Hence, it is important to work smartly in a kitchen to make the most of the time you spend there. Keeping this in mind, we curated a list of some genius hacks that will not only help you save time in your kitchen, but also help you do the job like a pro. Let's take you through some of our favourite hacks that we prefer following on a regular basis.
Smart Kitchen Tips: Here're 9 Genius Time-Saving Hacks For You:
1. Plan your meal
You all will agree, it takes a lot of time and energy to decide on a menu. Hence, it is always better to plan your weekly meal ahead. This will help you know what to cook on a daily basis.
2. Have proper kitchen gadgets
Cutting, chopping and assembling ingredients before cooking can be tedious and time-taking. This is where smart kitchen gadgets come to your rescue. Tools like auto-chopper, food processor etc not only help save time but also make your work yet more efficient.
3. One-pot meals
When you don't feel like cooking, one-pot meals come to your rescue. Stews, casserole recipes etc are not only easy to make but can also help you save a lot of time on cooking and cleaning up. Click here for some of our favourite one-pot recipes.
4. Pre-cut and pre-wash ingredients
By planning your meal ahead, you would know to make when. Accordingly, it is advised to pre-cut and pre-wash your vegetables, fruits and other ingredients and store them in the refrigerator. This will help you save time on preparation.
5. Batch cooking
Thanks to the refrigerator, storing food has become easier today. So, you can now cook larger quantities of food at once and freeze the leftovers for future meals. This can save you time cooking and help you avoid eating out.
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Multi-tasking is important in every step of life. It promotes efficiency and saves a lot of time and energy you put into a certain work. For instance, you can boil pasta and chop vegetables or prepare pasta sauce at the same time. It will help you save a lot of cooking time.
7. Clean as you go
It feels worst to start your day in a messy kitchen. But cleaning can be a time-taking job. Hence, we advise cleaning up the mess as you keep cooking. This will help you avoid the big mess that is created after finishing the whole cooking process.
8. Use leftovers creatively
Having leftover food and food ingredients is a common phenomenon in every household. All you need to do is, store it properly and use it creatively to make something unique for your next meal. This will also help you save a lot of time in the kitchen. Click here for some popular leftover recipes.
9. Keep your kitchen organised
Most importantly, keep your kitchen organised. Store the ingredients properly, label the packets and keep at the right place. This will eliminate the fuss of looking for ingredients while preparing a dish- you can quickly find what you need when you need it.
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What are you waiting for? Follow these quick tips and make life easy and fuss-free. Happy cooking, everyone!
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.