Tips

  1. Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor
  2. Take the time to actually read recipes through before you begin.
  3. Recipes are only a guideline, not the Bible. Feel comfortable replacing ingredients with similar ingredients that you like.
  4. Always use sharp knives. Not only is it safer but it will make your work much more efficient.
  5. Use good oil when cooking. Smell and taste it: If it doesn’t taste good alone, it won’t taste good in your food.
  6. Use a deep vessel to fry chicken to avoid the splashing of oil and juices all around the place.
  7. Toasting nuts, rice, rava and dal before cooking with it increases its flavors considerably.
  8. Store nuts in the refrigerator to increase their shelf life.
  9. To cut meat easily, freeze it for some time before cutting.