Cooking is an art you master over time. Ask the successful and renowned chefs around the world and they’ll tell you how they’ve had their own bit of trial and errors in the kitchen. Those who indulge in cooking on a regular basis will definitely agree that knowing a few kitchen hacks are truly bliss. If you are looking for such hacks to make your life easier, read this piece and learn the techniques.
- To save your fruits
Fruits are a great source of natural sugars and vitamins. However, the tedious part steps in when you want to make a salad or dessert and do not know what to do with the leftover portion. Take, for instance, apples, that are prone to oxidation when stored after cutting. To prevent this from happening, brush lime juice or dip the slices in salt-water before storing it. Plus, before you store any fruit in the refrigerator, wrap them in an aluminum foil sheet or cover it in a cloth. This increases the life-span of the fruits.
- To reuse your leftovers
As much as the process of cooking food is important, preparing it in the right quantity is equally critical and challenging at times. Though it’s said that food should be relished till the last serving, but in real life, you are sure to have leftovers. And naturally, you might be in dilemma as to what to do with the leftover food. Worry not! If you have some vegetables from the night before, make some paranthas out of it and serve it with chilled curd. In case there are extra idlis, cut them into pieces, sauté them, add some spices, and savor it as idli upma!
- To cut onions
Onions are the heart and soul of every Indian dish! However, chopping onions often gets annoying due to the teary method it results in. One way is to refrigerate it for about 15 minutes prior to chopping to avoid irritation in the eyes. You can also soak the peeled onions in water and chop them later. The last hack is to make use of onion choppers to make the whole process a lot simpler and quicker. Get the appliance and fasten up the process!
- To remove the coconut meat from the shell
Breaking coconut shell might be an easy job for many, but taking out coconut out of the shell is not a cake walk. To make it easy, all you need to do is to place the broken shell on the stove for 2-3 minutes. Allow it to cool, then tap on the shell and coconut will come off smoothly.
- To peel garlic
The thin skin of garlic makes it a tedious task to peel them for cooking purposes. The easy way to remove the peel is to microwave them for 30 seconds and they come off quickly. Or you can separate a head of garlic and place in a jar with a lid, then shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. The garlic cloves practically peel themselves, and you can discard the husks and begin to work right away.
Try these tricks and I’m certain they’ll help you transform your cooking experience!