Saturday, August 18, 2012

2 simple tips to save your precious time in kitchen..

Grate the coconut and keep it in a tightly closed jar. It can be stored for a week's use and really helps to save time in kitchen. Same way, if you melt the jaggery and keep it in fridge, it is very easy to use for making any dishes using this. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Crispy crispy biscuits...

To retain the crispiness of biscuits for long time after its cover is opened, just put it in a plastic container and keep in refrigerator. The biscuits will not lose its crispiness for a long time. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

An additional use of nail polish remover.

Fevi quick/quick fix is a very strong adhesive, so we should be very careful while working with it. Once it is applied on our hands accidentally, and the fingers are sticked,  it is so hard to take out. 
Nail polish remover is a good remedy for it. Apply some remover on the affected area. It will melt the gum easily. So always keep some nail polish remover aside, while working with  quick fix/fevi quick.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

How to reuse pressure cooker gasket?

It is a common problem with the pressure cooker gaskets that it becomes expand after many use. As a result pressure leaks through the sides of the cooker and the cooker doesn't function well. Before getting a new gasket, we can just try a simple trick. Keep the gasket in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes. Because of contraction, the gasket comes to the normal stage. Use the gasket immediately after taking from the freezer. The cooker will function well.
Tip: It is applicable in minor cases only. If the gasket is very old and it has become too expanded, this trick won't be worked out.

How can we keep kids' ear studs?

It is a big problem in baby girls that they always lose their ear rings/studs. Kids always touch on it and the screw becomes lose and finally it will be lost. So mothers hesitate to wear them golden ear studs. We can do one simple method to avoid it. After wearing them the ear studs, just apply some nail polish on the back side (where the screw and the stud joins). Nail polish acts as a good adhesive and it will remain for a long time and will not be damaged even after many baths. Now I have tried this idea on my kid's stud. But for more safety I check it every day. But still after a month, it is safe.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How to make set curd at home?

Set cud can be made at home easily. Take milk (boiled and cooled) in a pot, add a tea spoon of curd into it and stir well. Keep it aside for 8-12 hours. Set curd is ready.
There are many reasons for curd becoming watery, not set and smelly.
  • Always add curd into the milk. Not milk to the curd.
  • The milk should not be watery.
  • The pot should be clean and fresh. Don't reuse the pot without washing.
  • The pot can be covered with a sweater or blanket type cloth in winter season for easy fermentation.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

To avoid spilling of toor daal while cooking...

'Yellow pigeon peas' also named as 'toor daal', 'arhar daal', 'thuvara parippu' and 'sambar parippu' has the characteristic of spilling over when it is being boiled. Pour 3-4 drops of oil to the toor daal and pressure cook it. It will not be spilled.