Tips & Tricks

  1. To make tomato puree at home, blanche the washed tomatoes in hot water, let it cool and blend it in the blender. The puree will have the nice red color.
  2. When making the onion n tomato masala, instead of chopping the onions, if you slice them lengthwise to fry then make a puree with tomato in a blender, you get a thicker gravy for your curries.
  3. Test baking soda by adding a teaspoon-full to 1/2 cup of hot water. If it doesn’t bubble, it’s time to throw it out.
  4. To grill using wooden bamboo skewers, soak the skewers in the water for 15-20 minutes before treading to prevent them from burning.
  5. To make paneer, when we boil the milk, add a little water in the steel vessel before adding milk. This will help the milk not stick to the bottom of the pot. 
  6. After working with garlic, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. It will remove the odor. (Source: Food Network)

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