Cooking Pointers

How to keep ants way?
Putting 3-4 cloves in the sugar container will keep the ants at bay.

How to keep biscuits fresh?
Keep a piece of blotting paper at the bottom of the biscuit jar.They will remain fresh for long time.

How to get rid the smell of eggs in cakes?
To get rid of the smell of eggs in the cakes, add one tablespoon honey to the cake batter while beating it as it will make the taste better, too!

How to properly coat a chicken?
Chill chicken for 1 hour after coating it. The coating will stick better when cooking. Sprinkle a bit of salt in the frying pan before adding chicken. It will cut down on the amount of grease splattering.

How to remove hust in coconut?
Immerse coconut in water for 1/2 an hour to remove its hust.

How to properly chop dry fruits?
To chop dry fruits, place them in fridge for half an hour before cutting. Take the fruits out and cut them with a hot knife (dip it in hot water before cutting).

How to separate fresh eggs from old ones?
Immerse the egg in a pan of cool salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh; if it rises to the surface, it is certainly quite old.

How to remove egg skin properly?
Make a small hole in the egg by piercing a pin before boiling it. You will be able to remove its skin very easily.

How to remove garlic skin properly?
Garlic skin comes off easily if the garlic cloves are slightly warmed before peeling.

How to keep green chillies fresh?
To keep the chilies fresh for a longer time, remove the stems before storing.

Is deep-frying good?
Avoid deep frying. Substitute deep frying with stir frying or oven bake. Don't pour the oil, but make a habit of spraying the oil in the utensil for cooking. Heat the utensil first, then add oil. This way oil spreads well. You will use less oil this way.

How to store a hot dish in a refrigerator?
When you want to refrigerate a hot dish, first leave it for a bit in a cool spot with the lid ajar so that it can cool down before you put it in the refrigerator. If you put a hot dish in before it cools, it will warm up the refrigerator, endangering everything else in there.

How to separate the noodles from sticking together?
When the noodles are boiled, drain all the hot water and add cold water. This way all the noodles will get separated.

How to avoid crying while chopping onions?
To avoid crying, cut the onions into two parts and place them in water for 15 minutes before chopping them.

How to bake potatoes quickly?
To bake potatoes quickly, place them in salt water for 15 minutes before baking. Don't store potatoes and onions together. Potatoes will rot quickly if stored with onions.

How to make the rice look whiter?
Add a few drops of lemon juice in the water before boiling the rice to make rice whiter. Add a tsp of canola oil in the water before boiling the rice to separate each grain after cooking.

How to peel off tomato skin properly?
To remove the skin of tomatoes, place them in warm water for 5-10 minutes. The skin can then be easily peeled off.

How to keep vegetables fresh?
To keep the vegetables fresh for a longer time, wrap them in newspaper before putting them in freeze. Chop the vegetables only when you are ready to use them. Don't cut them in too advance. It would spoil their food value. Wrap the onions individually in a newspaper and store in a cool and dark place to keep them fresh for long time.