Cooking

Getting Perfectly Whipped Cream

All of us like the beautiful patterns on the store-bought cakes that are made out of whipped cream, but very few of us are able to get our whipping cream whipped to the right consistency to enable neat cake decorating. Here are some tips on how to get perfectly whipped cream:

  1. Keep the heavy cream in the fridge for at least 5 hours prior to use. If you are short of time, keep it in the freezer for around an hour, but don’t let it freeze. You need a very chilled cream that should not be frozen.

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raabirehman

25-01-2014

Freezing Uncooked Dough Products

All of us like to have some items ready on hand for those unexpected guests that arrive at the busiest of times. If you make dough products like chicken bread, rolls, buns or even croissants at home, make them in large batches and freeze according to the procedure given below so that you always have some emergency food on hand: 

  1. Bake your food items for three-fourths of the amount of time specified in the recipe (without the egg-wash for buns etc.). So for instance, if the recipe calls baking for 40 minutes, you only bake the items for around 25 to 30 minutes. 

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raabirehman

04-03-2014

Tip for boiling the perfect rice

Many women struggle in making perfect boiled rice. Sometimes their rice becomes too soft and they get all mashed together which gives them a rice pudding look. Sometimes the rice is not cooked properly and they are raw from the center. Here’s a simple tip for you to make perfect boiled rice.

  1. Boil salted water for your rice.
  2. Once the water is boiled, before adding rice, add one tablespoon of vinegar in it.
  3. After adding vinegar add your rice and let it cook for exactly 8 minutes on medium flame.

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raabirehman

17-11-2013

Boiling potatoes quickly

The most common favorite vegetable is the potato. Whether you fry it, boil it or mash it, they always taste good. Children and adults both love this vegetable. The most liked dishes made with potatoes are cheesy mashed potatoes, potato crisps, French fries, cutlets, potato fritters, potato chops and various others. In case of emergency, if you have to boil potatoes faster, then here’s a simple tip.

  1. In a cooking utensil boil water along with vinegar.Peel your potatoes and chop them in little pieces.
  2. Boil the potatoes in the vinegar water.

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raabirehman

14-11-2013

Storing Mint and Coriander Leaves

Mint leaves and coriander leaves are the two kinds of herbs which we usually use and consume in our daily cooking. It doesn’t even matter if the bunches of coriander and mint leaves are resting in the fridge; they still wilt and turn black in color. Here is a simple tip to keep these fresh for a longer period of time.

  1. When you have brought your vegetables from the market or you have cut off the coriander and mint leaves from your garden, you should wash your leaves properly with water so that all the dirt can be removed.

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raabirehman

11-11-2013

Gram flour to absorb excess oil from fried vegetables

Nothing is better than the good old fried vegetables. Chopped Capsicum (Bell Peppers), Carrots, Onions, Tomatoes, Cabbage, and potatoes make the best fried vegetables ever especially when served with plain rice or a flat bread. Mixed vegetable is one of those dishes which are a family’s all time favorite, but what to do in case you have added way too much oil while cooking these vegetables? Here’s a tip:

  1. Take a good pinch of Gram flour.
  2. Sprinkle Gram flour over the vegetables.

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raabirehman

11-11-2013

Tip for Protecting Milk in summers

We all love summer because of the rainy days and the sweet mangoes, but summers bring a lot of kitchen issues with it. The food left out in on the kitchen counter may rot if not kept in the fridge. The same issue is with the milk. Milk easily gets spoilt during the summers, it loses water, turns into green color and there’s a sour taste. Here’s a tip to protect milk during the summers.

  1. When you have bought the fresh milk from the local dairy shop, pour it into a cooking pot.
  2. Boil it with a pinch of soda bicarbonate in it.

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raabirehman

28-10-2013

Reduce excessive taste of Salt and Chili in your Curry

We usually have disasters in cooking when we are observing fast. This is because we can't taste the exact level of spices and salt in the curry or other dishes. After turning off the flame you taste your Curry and find it extremely spicy or salty, what will you ever do? Of course you cannot throw away the complete curry, here is a simple tip:

  1. In a bowl take half cup of wheat.
  2. Knead it with the help of ghee.
  3. Don’t use any water or milk for kneading the dough.

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raabirehman

28-10-2013