Most people do not like spending too much time in the kitchen, cooking elaborate dishes or meals. However, delicious food could be cooked in less time if you have a bit of planning and follow some amazing tips that helps you save time and energy. Here are some tips and tricks to make your kitchen work easier and effortless.
To get the rice cooked pretty quickly, soak the rice (not basmati) and store it in the fridge over night.
Crush the grated coconut a bit in the mixer jar before roasting it for curries. It would get roasted quickly with an even colour as well.
Use rock salt in fish curries; also clean the fish by scrubbing it with rock salt.
Add some fenugreek along with mustard seeds while preparing the tempering for fish curry.
You could add some dried fish in avial to give it a unique taste.
Avial could also be made in white colour without adding turmeric powder. Add cashews and peanuts for extra taste and texture.
Soak the vegetables in water mixed with turmeric powder for a while before cooking it.
Instead of store bought coriander powder, use homemade coriander powder for great flavour and aroma.
Fry some boiled rice in used oil to clean the impurities in it.
For extra thick gravy, microwave the tomatoes before adding it in the curry.
Add some caramelized sugar in payasams or desserts made using milk.
Dab the cleaned fish or prawns using a tissue to remove moisture before frying it. Now marinate the fish and it would turn amazingly crispy.
While sautéing the whole spice, wrap them in a clean piece of cloth and take it out after the dish has been cooked.
If the vessel used for frying or sautéing is not a non-stick one, heat some oil in it and rotate to make sure that the food doesn't get stick to the bottom.
Sprinkle some idli chutney powder on top of freshly fried hot papads to make it tastier.
While making fish pickle, instead of using plain water, use tamarind water.
Dried prawn chutney could be made using powdered dried fish as well.
Add oil in the 40:60 ratio while making ginger-garlic paste for extra flavour.
If your kid refuses to eat saying that he/she doesn't feel hungry, splutter some mustard seeds in hot coconut oil and roast some dried chillies and curry leaves and serve it along with rice. They would definitely eat it if he/she is a true Malayali.