Simple and Efficient Kitchen Tips

by Sanjeev Kapoor

These smart kitchen tips will make life in the kitchen so much easier. Check them out!

K-Keep coriander leaves and mint leaves separate in an airtight container in the refrigerator with an egg kept under or over the leaves. The heat of the egg dries up the moisture, keeping the leaves fresh and dry for more than a fortnight.

I-Is the curry more salty than what you want? Then, heat the curry spoon or any wide spoon thoroughly on the flame and dip into cold curry; this will absorb all the extra salt.

T-To get rid of smell of onion, garlic or meats from chopping board or hands; rub the surface with cut sides of lemon. Lemon juice is best to eliminate unwanted smells.

C-Coriander leaves are much easier to chop with a pair of scissors rather than a knife.

H-Heating the knife before cutting up onions can prevent you from shedding tears.

E- Ensure that your pasta absorbs more flavour from the sauce. Toss it in the sauce immediately after the cooking liquid is drained. Cooked pasta absorbs flavour best when hot.

N-Never rinse pasta because it washes away most of the starches and nutrients that you were seeking to enjoy in the first place.


T-To convert any ordinary tawa into non-stick one, rub a little salt on to a slice of onion or potato. Dip it into some warm oil and season your pan with it.

I-In the absence of bread crumbs, suji may be used to get a crisp coating.

P- Potatoes should be boiled and cooled in advance before being used to make patties or tikkis. It would be better if they can be refrigerated for a short time. This helps the starch in the potatoes to settle down and the tikkis will not break while frying.      

S- Soak popcorn kernels in water for 10 minutes, drain the excess water and then pop for a super-quick popping, fluffy popcorn

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.