1) To make softer chapatis, add salt and little oil to flour, knead it with boiled water, keep it for 15 minutes before making chapatis

2) To make softer idlis add soaked rice flakes or sago in the batter

3) Do not refrigerate tomatoes and citrus fruits, It kills flavors, nutrients, and textures

4) Rub hands with dry salt to remove onion and garlic odor

5) When boiling corns on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to the water, It brings out the corn’s natural sweetness

6) Leave butter and eggs at room temperature overnight, to get best results while baking

7) When cooking vegetables don’t add salt until the end. Adding salt early can dehydrate vegetables and reduce their nutritional value

8) Brine Poultry Before Preparing, to give it the super juicy flavour

9) If you forget to soak chana/Rajma overnight. Just soak the chana/Rajma in the boiling water for an hour before cooking

10) Before cooking cauliflower keep it soaking in water mixed with a teaspoon of vinegar for 15 minutes. It loosens the dirt and kills insects that may be lodged between the florets

11) Knock on a watermelon, If It sounds hollow, its ripe. If it doesn’t sound hollow, it’s unripe

12) Test egg’s freshness by mixing 2 teaspoons of salt in a cup of cold water and place the egg in water, If it floats it is an old egg, if it sinks, it’s fresh

13) While cooking chicken or meat, first cook it over high flame to seal the juices and then lower down the heat and cook till its tender

14) In warm climate bananas tend to get over-ripe. To stop this process, put bananas in the frigde. The skin may turn black, but banana will remain firm

15) Soak almonds in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes .The skin will peel off easily

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