Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kitchen tips to make your life easy

To avoid egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt in the water
before boiling

To get the juice efficiently from a lemon, roll them under your palm for sometime till the lemons are soft. Now, when sliced you can extract the juice better.

If you do not want the juice of one full lemon, cut the portion you want to use and leave the remaining portion covered with plastic film sheet in the fridge for future use.

If you accidentally added more salt to your dish, a few pieces of
unsalted cooked potato will set right the excess salt.

Rubbing potato on your fingers will remove off the stains.

Rubbing fresh lime on your forehead will relieve you of throbbing headache.

Almond skin can be removed easily if soaked in hot water for 15 minutes.

Put some cloves in your sugar container to keep away ants .

To avoid cut apples from turning brown, apply lime juice to the cut side.

Apply a mixture of Basil (Tulsi) leaf and salt to the bee sting area
and get relief.

Wash coconut before breaking. It breaks easily into half.

Remove the stems from green chillies and increase its shelf life.

To speeden up ripening of fruits, keep the fruits inside the rice container or a jute bag. The warmth generated will make the fruits ripe slowly.

Put a ladle in the vessel in which the milk is kept for boiling. It
does not overflow.

Adding a few drops of lemon juice to the rice while cooking brings out whiter rice.

Add a teaspoon full of ghee or oil to the rice to avoid sticking to each other.

To peel tomatoes easily, make a small slit at one end and soak it in
hot water for ten minutes. You can start peeling from the slit side.

When yoghurt goes sour, pour two glasses of water and let it hold for sometime. After a while, you can notice that yoghurt has settled on the bottom with water on the top. Drain off the water and you can get sourless yoghurt. For very sour yoghurt, repeat the process for a couple of times.


  1. good tips, thanx. But not sure about the coconut. I prefer to hold my fingers on the eyes, so that the eyes of the coconut is closed properly, then it does go into two equal halves

  2. Very useful n informative post!!!


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