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1Potato cutlets

For better salt absorption, add it to the water in which the potato are boiling.

2Brown onions faster

Onions will brown faster if 1/2 teaspoon of salt is added to the onions while frying

3Avoid sticky rice

Add a few drops of lemon juice & a pinch of sugar to the rice while cooking.

4Crisp pakodas

Add a little cornflour to the gramflour while mixing the dough.

5Easy garlic skin removal

Garlic skin comes off easily if the garlic flakes are warmed a little before peeling.

6Safe cooking with oil

Sometimes hot oil starts foaming and starts rising in the pan. Dissipate the foam to avoid this situation by adding a marble sized ball of tamarind to the oil.

7Removing fat from soups

Fat can be easily removed from hot soup by floating a large lettuce leaf on the surface.

8Crisp onions better

Onions will turn out crispier if soaked in milk for a little while before frying.

9Perfect rice

Add a few drops of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp. ghee while cooking rice to make the it whiter and keep the grain unbroken.

10Salty soup fix

Place a raw potato in the bowl & it will absorb the extra salt.

11Prevent egg smell in cakes

To get rid of the smell of eggs in the cakes, add one tablespoon honey to the cake batter while beating it.

12Fluffier idlies

Never beat idli batter too much because the air which has already incorporated during fermentation is lost.

13Fluffier idlies (another way)

While grinding rice for idlis, add 1/5 quantity of soaked flaked rice (poha)

14Crisp dosas

To make dosas more crisp, add half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to the lentil and rice mixture while soaking.

15Crispy lady finger (okra)

While cooking add a few drops of lemon juice OR a spoonful of curd to the ladyfingers for a crispy taste.

16Perfect taste in recipes using yogurt/curd

Some recipes use yogurt/curd which may curdle while cooking. To prevent curdling, don't add salt until yogurt/curd is cooked.