Simplify Cooking with These Easy Kitchen Hacks

Simple kitchen hacks can a long way. When used effectively, they help simplify quite a few otherwise tedious tasks. Listed below are some tips and tricks that can turn you into a kitchen expert from an experimenting maverick!

Kitchen Hacks

  1.    Add a slice of bread while cooking cabbage to get rid of the smell.
  2.    Microwave lemons for a minute or place them in hot water for 20 minutes to extract maximum juice from them.
  3.    Place boiled potatoes in cold water to make the skin removal process easier.
  4.    Wash salad greens (leafy vegetables) in cold water to make them retain their crunchiness.
  5.    Add a pinch of sugar when you sauté spices for curries. This will make the vegetables look richer.
  6.    Shake eggs vigorously before boiling to make them look more yellow from the outside.
  7.    Placing a long spoon on top of the vessel while boiling milk or water will prevent the content from spilling over.
  8.    Slice both ends of cucumber, apply a pinch of salt on either side and rub with the chopped head till the ends get slightly frothy. This is supposed to do away with the bitterness of the vegetable.
  9.    Adding semolina or rice flakes to pakoras make them crunchier.
  10.  Rub your hands against a stainless steel vessel or against a steel sink to remove the smell of onions and garlic.
  11.   You can check the freshness of eggs by placing them in a bowl of water. The good ones sink and the bad ones float.
  12.  Stick a slice of bread to cut area of a cake (you can use toothpicks) to prevent it from getting stale.