1 To do away with the smell of cabbage, add a slice of bread while cooking it.
2 While sautéing onions, adding a bit of salt will enhance the cooking process.
3 To squeeze out more juice from lemons, first place them in warm water for 20 minutes or microwave them for 1 minute.
4 Place boiled potatoes in cold water to remove skin easily.
5 Wash your salad leaves with ice cold water to retain their crunchiness.
6 While making curry/Indian style vegetables, add a pinch of sugar while frying spices in oil. This will give the veggie a richer look.
7 To make your eggs look yellow and not white from outside, shake them vigorously before boiling them.
8 Want to prevent milk and water from spilling over while boiling them? Place a long spoon in the vessel and the contents will never spill over.
9 Slice both ends of cucumber, apply a bit of salt on both sides and rub with the chopped head till froth appears. It is said to do away the bitterness of the vegetable.
10 Put chopped bitter gourd in salt water for at least 20 minutes before cooking it, to do away with the bitterness.
11 If you don’t have cornflour at home, substitute it with Maida (all purpose flour).
12 Semolina and rice flour add crunchiness to pakoras. 13 Always put aromatic spices like cardamom, cinnamon, mace and clove at the end of a recipe to retain the aroma of the spices.
14 While making an Indian dish, cook ingredients in this order-onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, spices. It is based upon the time required in cooking them.
15 Kashmiri mirch or red chilli powder should be put in the end to retain the rich colour.
16 To remove the smell of onion and garlic from your hands, rub them against a stainless steel vessel or your steel sink.
17 To say whether eggs are fresh, put them in a bowl of water. The bad ones will float.
18 To prevent your cake from getting stale, stick bread slices on the cut area. You can do it with the help of toothpicks.
19 To get crystal clear ice, boil water before freezing it.
20 To prevent bananas from ripening quickly, cover their stem with a foil paper.
21 Make homemade fruit and vegetable wash by mixing 2 tbs each lemon juice and soda, in a cup of water.