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These Easy Garlic Peeling Hacks Will Help You Save Time In The Kitchen

These garlic peeling hacks will change your life for good.
garlic peeling hacks

Garlic is an essential item in our everyday cooking. Apart from contributing flavour and taste to meals, they are also said to be good to one's health. Meaning that there are several benefits of adding garlic in our food, however peeling the papery, sticky skin from a clove of garlic becomes a difficult task for a lot of us.  If you also share my feelings towards garlic, you've come to the right place. Because to tackle this problem and make our kitchen time more enjoyable, we've compiled a list of time-saving garlic peeling tricks that can save us time and effort in the kitchen, making our cooking time more enjoyable. Read on to know these tried-and-tested garlic peeling hacks.

Hack 1: The Shaking Method

garlic shacking hack

To try this method, grab two bowls, place the garlic inside one of them, and flip the other on top, holding them together with your hands. You can also use a jar instead of two bowls. Just cover the bowl with a lid and shake, shake, shake. Shake it well until your arms are about to fall off. That's it.

When you remove the garlic from the containers, you'll notice that the garlic have been separated from their skin. You can simply remove some garlic skin that hasn't entirely peeled off with your fingertips.

However, make sure the garlic you're using for this hack is dry; otherwise, the hack won't work.

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Hack 2: The Microwave Method

garlic in microwave

To try this method, simply take your garlic clove and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Then, Microwave it for 30 seconds. Slice from the top and peel lots of garlic in one go as they just pop out easily. You will find your garlic in ready to be used state. 

These garlic, however, will be somewhat cooked, which may not be suitable for some meals. However, they usually work when added to dishes. So go ahead and try it where you think it will work.

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Hack 3: The Knife Method

This is one of the classic and easiest methods to peel the garlic off. To use this method, simply press the knife against the whole garlic clove and it will easily snap. If you only have a few garlic cloves to peel, this method works perfectly. However, if you have a lot of garlic to peel, this may not be the most efficient way.

Hack 4: The Pinch Method

garlic pinch method

This is a convenient method that requires no extra tool. All you have to do is pinch a garlic clove between your curled index finger and thumb until the skin pops. That's all and you will see the peel coming off pretty easily, sometimes in multiple pieces. It is a straightforward and effective trick that you must try.

These hacks are tried and tested which will give you the perfect results. Do try these methods and let us know how these hacks worked out for you. Are you aware of any more such life saving hacks? Do share them with us by commenting on our Facebook and Instagram page. We would love to add them to our list of life hacks. 

For more such kitchen tips and tricks, stay tuned to HerZindagi!


Your skin and body like you are unique. While we have taken all measures to ensure that the information provided in this article and on our social media channels is credible and expert verified, we recommend you consult a doctor or your dermatologist before trying a home remedy, quick hack or exercise regime. For any feedback or complaint, reach out to us at compliant_gro@jagrannewmedia.com