A number of times we forget the milk on the stove which leads to a burnt smell that tends to linger. Nobody likes to have burnt milk with the smell so pungent. If you have been throwing away that burnt milk then stop and try these three easy hacks. They use kitchen ingredients and are pretty easy to try. 

Bay Leaves 

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If the smell is really bad then firstly change the utensil as that too makes a difference. Now take a wok or a deep dish and heat some ghee in it. Roast 1 bay leaf, 1 black cardamom, 1 green cardamom and 2 cloves. Once done, pour the roasted ingredients in the milk. Let it work its magic for atleast 4 hours. You will find that the pungent smell has been camouflaged properly by the mixture and the milk has infact become fragrant making it possible for consumption. The plus point here is that besides the benefits milk has to offer, you will get additional goodness of the masalas.

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cinnamon burnt milk

As instructed in the hack earlier, change the utensil. Then roast 2 sticks being 1 inch long each, in some ghee in a pan. This takes away the smell of burnt milk and you can make anything with it. You can have it with some porridge, oats, use it to make chia pudding or simply make rabri for dessert. 

Betel Leaves

betel leaves burnt milk

This one is an amazing hack that does the job perfectly! It definitely saved my day when I had guests over. After changing the utensil in which you burnt the milk, place 1 to 2 paan leaves or betel leaves as that changes the smell and makes it fragrant enough for consumption. If the burnt smell is too strong then use 4 leaves. Let the leaves be in the milk for at least 30-40 minutes. Then take it out and use the milk for whatever you want. You can use it for making paneer, tea, curd or any dessert of your wish. 

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Now that we have discussed how to get rid of the burnt smell from the milk, it is important to follow up with a hack or two which will help you get rid of that smell from inside the house. Besides opening the windows, there a few remedies which have stood the test of time. 

Lemon Water

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Boil some water along with a few slices of lemon. Keep it on low flame for half an hour and this will help in getting rid of that pungent smell in the house. 

Onion Water

This one is an interesting hack but it takes overnight. All you have to do is take a bowl of water, and put some slices of onion in it. If the smell is too bad then consider keeping a few more bowls in different corners of the house. This will eradicate al the pungent smell. 

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