Monday 17 October 2011

Cooking Tips and Advice

1. The fastest way to cook dals is by using pressure cooker.

2. To peel garlic easily, place them in microwave high for 20- 30 seconds.

3. Always wash dals in several changes of water and drain the water in which they are soaked. This reduces the flatulence associated with their consumption and removes any contaminants.

4. If you put little oil and turmeric powder in pressure cooker along with the dal, it will help to cook it faster.

5. Coriander powder (dhania powder) used extensively in Indian cooking helps reduce anxiety levels.

6. Adding wheat bran to your roti dough will help prevent constipation. It improves regularity. Besides fiber in bran keeps you full for longer thus helping in weight loss.

7. To lessen the bitterness of karela (bitter gourd/ bitter melon)- scrape them and rub salt over them. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour, then squeeze and wash under running water.

8. To deodorize chopping board, rub it with a slice of lemon.


  1. Kshipra,
    Thanks for sharing your recipes. They are just awesome. Please put back sloths other recipes that u had posted earlier. I really miss cooking them. I did not makes note of them and they are all gone now. Please ... Please... Putt back all the recipes. My life had changed b'coz of ur blogs. I was so happy cooking all these wonderful recipes... I can't tell enough what wonderful job you had been doing by blogging these recipes. ThAnks a lot and god bless you for all the happiness you ate bringing to people.

  2. Hi roopa, thanks for ur beautiful words of encouragement.
    I will definitely try to post all the recipes. so keep coming back. :D