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These Useful Hacks From Sharma Ji's Kitchen Will Make Your Life Easier

As Brij Gopal Sharma in the movie Sharmaji Namkeen, Rishi Kapoor gave us some interesting kitchen tips and tricks.
sharma ji namkeen cooking hacks homemade chutney excess salt in dal

Legendary actor Rishi Kapoor's last film, Sharmaji Namkeen is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Unfortunately, Rishi Kapoor passed away halfway through filming this movie directed by Hitesh Bhatia. However, Paresh Rawal filled in for Rishi Kapoor's role and helped the makers complete the project. 

The movie is now out and we see Brij Gopal Sharma's character being played by both Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in parts. This is for the first time in the history of Indian cinema that a central character has been played by two different actors.

If you haven't watched the movie yet, let us tell you that Sharmaji Namkeen is a simple, sweet story of a retired managed who grows tired of his life a few months after his retirement and keeps hunting for ways to keep himself occupied.

Since he always had a passion for cooking, he ends up becoming a home cook. As a home cook for a group of kitty party ladies, Brij Gopal Sharma prepares some of his best recipes and even shares his tips and tricks. So, we thought of bringing you all the kitchen tips Brij Gopal Sharma's character gave us in the movie.

Quick Tip To Remove Excess Salt In Dal 

In the movie, Sharmaji Namkeen, Rishi Kapoor can be seen preparing black dal in one of the sequences. For this, he had a quick hack.

Wash and peel a raw potato and cut it into 4 small pieces. Add it to the dal and keep it for 10 minutes. The dal can also be cooked with the potatoes for a few minutes to absorb all the excess salt. The potatoes can then be discarded before serving the dal.

how to remove salt from dal

Another hack to reduce excess salt in dal is by adding tamarind pulp to it. It helps balance the flavour of the dal. In case one doesn't have tamarind, they can use raw mango. Add chopped pieces into the dal and pressure cook for one whistle. Remove before serving the dal. (Easy hack to cut onions without crying)

Hack To Make Homemade Chutney Tastier

Among all the tasty recipes prepared by Brij Gopal Sharma in the movie, his chutney was much loved. When asked how it was so unusual, he shared that he added ingredients like black pepper, chilli powder, salt, cumin, ginger, fennel seeds, tamarind, crushed coriander, raisins, cashews, asafoetida, red chilli, and jaggery. Well, those are a lot of ingredients. No?

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Differentiating Between Momos And Dimsums With Just One Trick

sharma ji momos

Sharmaji clearly stated that a momo can be a dim sum but every dim sum isn't a momo. Well, to be honest, a lot of us assume that there is no such difference between dim sum and momo but there is one big difference which was shared by Sharmaji in the movie.

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Momos are prepared using refined flour and whole wheat flour while any flour including corn starch, and rice flour can be used to prepare a dim sum.

Snacking Options With Tea

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We all love our cup of tea but not without some crispy and hot snacks. Right? In one of the scenes, Sharmaji can be seen preparing some delectable snacks with recipes from a cook book. Meanwhile, Sharmaji also planned how he can serve it all at his chaat joint. Some of these interesting recipes were potato cheese shots, zero oil vegetable medu vada, whole wheat paneer vegetable rolls, and parval rings. 

Sharmaji can also be seen preparing stuffed bread pakoras, dahi vaad chaat for breakfast for his sons. His chaat recipes indeed made us all drool! 

If you have watched Sharmaji Namkeen, don't forget to share with us what did you enjoy the most about the film on our Facebook page. For more such stories, stay tuned! 



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