Household Tips

* Microwave a lemon for 15 seconds and double the juice you get before squeezing.

* Microwave garlic cloves for 15 seconds and the skins slip right off.

* Noodles, spaghetti and other starches won’t boil over if you rub the inside of the pot with vegetable oil.

* To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

* Grind your green chillies with salt and store them in a refrigerator. You can store them for a long time and also it gives better taste to the dish compared to the usage of whole chillies.

* Store the stems of coriander leaf bunch. You can add them to your rasam or sambar at final step. Keep hot rasam/sambar undisturbed after adding the coriander stems to them. They impart a nice aroma to asam/sambar. You can either scoop them away before you serve or eat them too.

* To maximise the health benefits of garlic, chop garlic and leave it aside for 15 mins before using it in your cooking.

* Grind ginger, green chillis n salt together n store in freezer this makes normal cooking fast i also grind ginger n garlic keep it in airtight container in freezer this pasts stays for long time n saves lot of time when cooking.

* If your gravy is too salty then just put a peeled potato in the gravy it will be fine.

* Put lemon peels inside your cooker and steam it for sometime to have a clean inside surface of the cooker.

* Can cut vegetables like Gavar, Val (Broad beans), Beans and keep them in a plastic and freeze them.. use as required. This saves time when cooking…

* Try to make onion and tomato masalas and freeze in small packets for future use.


Name of Lentils and Herbs and Spice in Hindi- EN

Ingredients – Spices (English - Hindi)

• Asafetida - Heeng
• Cardamom - Elaichi
• Carom - Ajwain, Ajowan
• Cassia Bark - Cassia
• Cinnamon - Dalchini
• Clove - Laung
• Coriander - Dhania, Sookha
• Cumin - Jeera
• Fennel - Saunf
• Ginger - Adrak
• Ginger Powder - Sonth
• Mace - Javitri
• Mango Powder - Amchoor
• Mustard - Rai
• Onion Seed - Nigella, Kalaunji
• Paprika - Deghi Mirch
• Pomegranate - Anardana
• Poppy Seed - Khas-khas
• Red Pepper - Lal Mirch
• Saffron - Kesar
• Salt - Namak
• Turmeric – Haldi
• Bay Leaf- Tej Patta
• Til – Sesame seeds

Ingredients – Herbs (English- Hindi)

• Basil - Tulsi
• Coriander Leaves or Cilantro - Hara Dhania
• Fenugreek - Methi
• Garlic - Lassan
• Curry Leaves - Meethe Neam Ke Patte
• Mint Leaves - Podina
• Tamarind – Imli

Ingredients – Lentils (English- Hindi)

• Black gram whole – Urad sabut
• Black gram skinned – Urad dal dhuli
• Black gram split – Urad dal chikka
• Yellow Split Peas - Chana Dal
• Bengal Gram – Chana Dal
• Chick Peas – Chhole
• Corn – Maka
• Green Gram split – Mung dal dhuli
• Green gram whole – Mung dal sabut
• Pigeon Pea- Tur
• Black eye Beans – Lobia
• Kidney (red) beans – Rajmah
• Oat – Jo, Jee
• Rice - Chawal
• Rice flacked – Poha
• Wheat- Gehun

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