To improve the taste & texture of methi paranthas, use buttermilk to knead the dough.
When making rawa ladoos, add little milk powder to make them tastier.
Whisk any fruit jam with cold milk in a mixer for a quick milk shake.
Mix in a little arrowroot in the milk and cook with carrot/ dudhi while preparing halwa to get a thick consistency
Use dental floss or a sewing thread to cut soft cheese or boiled egg cleanly.
A sprinkle of mint leaves over tomato soup or veg soup adds to the flavour.
Add a boiled potato and butter while grinding green chutney, to make it easily spreadable on bread slice.
Grind a slice of bread while making chutney for sandwiches, to give it thickness.
If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it is still cooking, drop in a peeled potato to absorb the excess salt.
While baking a cake, flour the baking pan with a bit of the dry cake mix instead of plain flour, to avoid any white mess on outside of the cake.
Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
To make the puris crisp, add a little rava and maida to the wheat flour dough.
Wipe off the flour coating from papads before frying to prevent darkening of the oil.
When frying chillies, prick them to prevent them from bursting.
To make crispy potato chips: Slice the potatoes and immerse the slices in water, wipe them dry prior to frying.
Blanch the potatoes cut for french fries, drain and dry, before frying to get crisp french fries which absorb little oil.
To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it rises to the surface, throw it away.
To prevent eggshells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.
To separate the yellow - break the egg, take an empty plastic bottle, press out the air, turn in on the yellow and allow it to suck..
Use leftover cooked vegetables for making patties or stuffed parathas by mixing it with a boiled mashed potato.
Use leftover syrup of gulab jams/ rasgullas to make halwas.
Reheat Pizza: Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy.
Reheating refrigerated bread: To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.