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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

To fry the onions fast...

There is one way to cook the onions faster. If you add some salt along with the onions, it will turn brown fast.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Add more taste to your fish fry...

Fish fry is a very tempting dish of non vegetarians. If you add some lemon juice or vinegar to the gravy in which we use to fry, it will taste more. Just try it!!!
Tip: To avoid the smell from hands after cleaning fish, use lemon peel, lemon juice, lemon leaf or vinegar to clean hands first. Then use soap. Your hands will not smell further.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Want to get rid of odour from your refrigerator?

Fridge odour is caused due to many reasons. Uncovered foods, mainly non veg items stored in the freezer cause this.The skin of lemon after squeezing the juice is a very good remedy for it. It can be kept anywhere inside the fridge and it makes the air fresh.

To make the curry thick...

While making curries, sometimes the gravy becomes so thin in consistency due to lack of coconut paste or excess water. There is an easy way to make the gravy thick. Take a spoon full of maida or wheat flour and make a paste by adding little water. Add this paste to the curry and you can easily make the gravy thick without any taste difference. It is applicable in kadala curry, chicken curry, potato curry and in all coconut paste added curries.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

For softer idlies and dosas...

Usually we add some choru (rice) to the Rice & Black gram dal mixture to get smooth and soft idlies. If you add a handful of aval (rice flakes) to this mixture instead of choru, you will get smoother and softer idlies and dosas.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

How to avoid pests in the pulses container?

When we keep pulses in our containers for a long time, it becomes spoiled by pests. There is an easy way to avoid this. Just put one garlic clove in each containers. Pests will not spoil the pulses.