Helpful Cooking Tips
When we learn to cook or start cooking without learning, it is very helpful to know a few things in advance. They could help eliminate stress and waste of time and money. Here are some tips.
- Cut all the vegetables in about the same size. This way, they will cook evenly.
- Try to use steady and stable pans. Make sure they are not wobbly so that hot oil or ingredients from the pan does not scatter or spill on you.
- If you have to prepare several dishes for the upcoming weekend or holiday, make 1 or 2 items every day ahead of time. Refrigerate or freeze them as appropriate and reheat on the day you need to serve them.
- If your recipe calls for crushed, chopped or diced garlic, do not add it first directly into the oil or pan. Add other ingredients, for example, onion or other vegetables first, then add garlic.
- When you add Mustard Seeds to the heated oil in the pan, make sure you have the lid ready. As soon as the mustard seeds start crackling vigorously, cover the pan half or 3/4ths of the way, so that the seeds don’t scatter around and make a mess on and around your stove. But don’t cover completely, or else the steam will drip into the oil and burst.