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Useful Kitchen Hacks To Save Time In The Kitchen

These tips and tricks will make your time in kitchen more fun and easy.
Published -03 Mar 2022, 16:17 ISTUpdated -03 Mar 2022, 18:24 IST
kitchen hacks to save time

Who doesn't enjoy a good meal? Well, we all do, don't we? However, preparing them might be a difficult chore, leading us to settle on the same easy meals all of the time. However, to help you in the kitchen so that you can enjoy delicious cuisine, we have created a list of simple tips and tactics that will allow you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying and eating delicious food. Take a look at these secret kitchen hacks that will make your time in the kitchen more fun and save you a lot of time too.

1. Separating Insects From Atta/ Wheat Flour 

It is one of the most irritating things to see insects in Atta. It can take a lot of time to separate them by usual methods. However, it may look difficult, it doesn't have to be. If you want to avoid such a situation, simply take 2 bay leaves. Put them with the flour, cover it with the lid and store it however. This way the insects will stay away from your stored Atta.

2. Garlic Hack

garlic hack

Garlic can liven up even the most bland recipes. Peeling garlic cloves, on the other hand, can be a time-consuming process.  To make it simpler, place the whole garlic cloves on the counter and smash the head at the base to separate them. Press the cloves with the flat part of a knife on a chopping board. That's it. Now you will see the peel will come off.

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3. Crystal Ice Cubes

crystal ice cubes

Have you ever wondered how clear ice cubes are served with your favourite beverages in restaurants and cafes?

You've probably tried and failed countless times at home to get those crystal-like cubes in your glass for a refreshing glass of drink. However, we will tell you the secret today. The trick is to boil the water first before freezing it.

Ice cubes made using boiled water will have the same crystal clarity as those served in fancy and lavish restaurants.

4. To Stop Pots From Over Boiling

boiled milk

When we boil rice, milk or noodles, the water often overflows. Placing a wooden spoon across the top of the pot is one effecting way of avoiding this. The wooden spoon could also be the turning stick; as wood is a poor conductor of heat, it prevents spillage.

5. To Keep Green Vegetable Fresh

green veggies

Do you want to keep your green veggies fresh for longer? Here is what can help: 

Green vegetables should be kept in plastic bags filled with air in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for longer. Your vegetables will stay fresh for a long time if you follow this trick.

6. Onion Cutting Hack

onion cutting hack

It is common to have watery eyes while chopping onions.To avoid that, refrigerate your onions for about 15 minutes before cutting them. 

 When an onion is cold, less propanethial S-oxide evaporates into the air. This slows the reaction even more and affects the chemistry of the enzymes in the onion.

However, keep in mind that the onions should be refrigerated rather than frozen. As if thawed, frozen onions might become mushy and won't give you the results you were looking for.

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7. Cleaning Ghee, Oil Utensil

It's tough to clean a vessel that has been used with ghee, oil, or honey, but not impossible. You just need to spray these utensils with cooking spray before using them to make the after job of cleaning easier. With this method, cleaning the kitchenware will be a breeze.

8. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is one of the most commonly used household ingredients. If you want to extract all of the juice from a lemon by pressing it hard, chill it for half an hour in a fridge before microwaving it for 20 seconds. After that, squeezing it will simply release all of the lemon juice.

I hope you enjoyed reading this article. If you did, tell us about your favourite hack from the list above. If you know of any more tricks, please share them with us as well. You can share them on our Facebook or Instagram pages as comments. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more stories like these!


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