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Some interesting quick cooking tips and tricks to make your life easier in the kitchen. These are collected fro various online resources.

Potato cutlets : For better salt absorption in add it to the water in which the potatoes are boiling.
Avoid sticky rice: Add a few drops of lemon juice & a pinch of sugar to the rice while cooking.
Crisp pakodas: Add a little cornflour to the gramflour while mixing the dough.
Brown onions faster: Onions will brown faster if 1/2 teaspoon of salt is added to the onions while frying.
Removing fat from soups: Fat can be easily removed from hot soup by floating a large lettuce leaf on the surface.
Crisp onions better Onions will turn out crispier if soaked in milk for a little while before frying.
Easy garlic skin removal: Warm garlic flakes before peeling. This makes the skin comes off easily.
Perfect rice: Add a few drops of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp. ghee while cooking rice to make the it whiter and keep the grain unbroken.
Salty soup or curry: Place a raw potato in the bowl & it will absorb the extra salt.
Prevent egg smell in cakes: To get rid of the smell of eggs in the cakes, add one tablespoon honey to the cake batter while beating it.
Crispy lady finger (okra): While cooking add a few drops of lemon juice OR a spoonful of curd to the ladyfingers for a crispy taste.
Fluffier idlies: Never beat idli batter too much because the air which has already incorporated during fermentation is lost or While grinding rice for idlis, add 1/5 quantity of soaked flaked rice (poha)..
Perfect taste in recipes using yogurt/curd: Some recipes use yogurt/curd which may curdle while cooking. To prevent curdling, don't add salt until yogurt/curd is cooked.
Cut an onion without crying: Peeling and cutting under running water, sweet onions, chopping near a gas flame, and refrigerating onions before chopping.
Crispier Puris: Add a teaspoon of Semolina / Rava and 1 teaspoon of Rice flour to the wheat flour while kneading.
Overripe Tomatoes: Dip them in cold water, add some salt and leave overnight. They will be fresh and firm the next day.
Avoiding over-spilling milk when boiling : Rub butter along the top edge and inside lip of the pot used for boiling milk. When the milk boils up, it will stop over spilling when it touches the butter.
Soft chappati dough: While making paneer from milk, don't throw away the paneer water. This water can be used for making soft dough for chapatis or can be used to cook dals.
Instead of Onion: If anyone does not like or want the strong taste of onion, you can use cabbage in the recipe for the same taste and good recipe.