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Koftas and Cutlets
  • For years I continued to be foxed about the hard ‘koftas’ that defied all remedies. But you can definitely avoid making the mistake. For softer and tastier ‘koftas’, just add 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the dough.
  • While making crisp banana and potato wafers, sprinkle salt water on the cut chips, for better taste and texture.
  • If you have run out of chilli sauce for your Chinese dishes, take a little chilli pickle and grind to a paste. This will make a good substitute.
  • To get a new taste in the same old vegetables, boil, peel and mash potatoes with salt, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves and ginger –garlic paste. Mix with the leftover vegetables. Take small portions, roll into round balls, flatten and dip the balls in beaten egg. Roll in breadcrumbs and fry.
  • To make potato ‘kachoris’ crisp; add a little roasted gram flour to the mashed potatoes.
  • Children are generally fascinated by a colourful spread on the dinning table. To give them an eye-full, add 1 cup of grated carrot when you cook rice. The rice will be healthier, tasty and colourful.
  • When you have a fussy child who doesn’t like drinking milk. Mix 1-cup carrot juice with ½ cup thick curd and ½ cup milk. Whip it up, nicely. This will not only double the quantity but taste better, too.
  • The chill in the weather during the winters can pose while churning the butter. To make things easy, remember, butter can be churned in a jiffy during the winter, by pouring ½ cup of hot water to the jug or mixie in which you are whisking the cream. Swirl the water around so that the vessel warms up. Then add the cream to it and proceed as usual.
  • For those of you who get foxed by certain ingredients mentioned in the recipe books, here is a tip. Self-raising flour can be made at home. To get self-raising flour, sieve each cup of ‘maida’ with ½ teaspoon baking powder and a pinch of salt.

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