Culinary Delights & Beyond

Cooking Tips

Tip #1

After cooking meat, let it rest for few minutes. It allows the juices to redistribute resulting in juicier and flavorful meat

Tip #2

Overcooking fish can make it dry and the flesh tough whereas undercooking fish can make the fish mushy and the flesh dry. In order to get the fish perfectly cooked, cook only until it gets opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

Tip #3

Avoid overcooking vegetables as it can result in the vegetables getting mushy and loss of nutrients. For a crispy texture, roast the vegetables in an oven.

Tip #4

If your curry, gravy, soup or stew becomes too sour, you can add sugar or coconut milk as per taste to balance out the sourness.

Tip #5

If your biryani or any rice dish becomes too salty, you can add starchy ingredients like potatoes which absorb the excess salt.

Tip #6

In case of curries, stews etc., turn salty, you can dilute the dish by adding water, tomato puree or coconut milk. You can also add acidic ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice to counteract the saltiness.

Tip #7

If your dish is too spicy, you can add sugar or acidic ingredients like lemon juice or vinegar to balance out the spice Alternatively, you can also add dairy products like coconut milk, sour cream or yogurt depending on the flavor you like.

Tip #8

While cooking cover the pan with a lid to prevent food from drying out and retain moisture

Tip #9

For even baking, ensure all the ingredients being used are at room temperature.

Tip #10

Put bread slices on the ends of sliced cake to keep it fresh

Tip #11

You can give your cake’s icing a glossy finish using a hair dryer

Tip #12

Always store lettuce in the refrigerator without washing it to keep it fresh. Wash it when you will use it.

Tip #13

Let meat rest for a few minutes before slicing or serving to allow the juices to redistribute and prevent them from running out.

Tip #14

Season food with salt early in the cooking process to allow it to penetrate the ingredients. Salt brings out the flavor of food and enhances its taste.

Tip #15

Allow eggs, butter, and other ingredients to come to room temperature before using them. Room temperature ingredients mix together more easily and produce a better result.

Tip #16

For White Sauce (Bechamel Sauce), mix flour with cold milk before pouring it into the saucepan. While cooking, stir continuously until the sauce thickens. This method will ensure that no lumps are formed.

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