Useful Tips

When I was going through one site I noticed some tips which are very useful to make  our day more easier ..So iIam just sharing those tips ..

Kitchen Tips

  • Put some neem and turmeric pieces or garlic flakes in the container where you store rice or grains, in order to keep away insects.

  • To adjust salt in curries add roasted rice powder.

  • If the curd is too sour, add 4 cups of water to it. After half an hour, remove the water collected on top.

  • When you cook dal  add some refined oil or garlic. It will reduce gas trouble.

  • Keep rice flour and basin in a polythene cover in refrigerator when you want tem stored for a long time.

  • Add some vinegar in the boiling water before steaming potato.

  • For crispy dosas, add a teaspoon of tur dal  gram) and some fenugreek seeds while soaking rice

  • Add a pinch of corn flour to the jar of salt to prevent it from getting damp.

  • While chopping raw bananas and potatoes, put the pieces in a bowl of water to avoid it from turning black.

  • A bay leaf added to the flour container will keep the flour free from moisture.

  • To peel garlic flakes easily, wash and soak them in cold water for about an hour.

  • Green peas will retain their original colour, if you add a pinch of sugar while boiling.

  • Leafy vegetables will remain fresh longer, if wrapped in news papers when you are storing.

  • If you don’t have any cream to add in the soup or gravy, add a mixture of butter and milk.

  • Apply some oil on the sides of the vessel in which you boil milk, in order to avoid it from overflowing.

  • After extracting butter from milk cream, add a little milk or curd to the residue and boil. You will get soft ‘Paneer’.

  • For thick cream, cover the milk vessel with a thin muslin cloth and refrigerate over night.

  • Barley powder will increase the taste of meat and vegetable curries.

  • You can make tasty chappathi by mixing equal proportion of wheat flour and barley.

  • While boiling eggs, put a hole with a pin on the rounded portion of the egg so that the shell won’t break when boiling.

  • Keep boiled eggs in cold water for 5 minutes, this will make removal of the shell easier.

  • Cut boiled eggs with a knife dipped in hot water to avoid breaking.

  • Boiled eggs will last longer, if you store the shelled eggs in a bowl of cold water in a refrigerator.

  • If the bread is too soft to cut into pieces, hold the knife close to a flame  and then slice the bread with it.

  • If you need only the egg white, for storing the remaining yolk, cover the yolk with water or milk and keep in a cool dark place. Just drain off the liquid before using  the yolk.

  • Add a little powdered lemon rind to puddings or deserts to avoid the smell of egg.

  • If you want to make crispy potatoes or banana chips, sprinkle salt water over them while frying.

  • Soak almonds in warm water for a minute, if you need to peel them quickly.

  • If a curry turns out too salty, garnish it with some grated coconut mix with cumin powder.

  • Add a pinch of sugar while cooking spinach, it will retain its green colour.

  • Dal will cook well, if you add a little sesame oil while cooking.

  • To make the ‘poori’ more tastier, add one tablespoon semoline for each 100g wheat flour.

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda while mixing the dough for ‘chappathi’ to make it soft.

  • For making soft sauce, add some paneer.

  • Adding turmeric will help pickles from getting spoil


  • While washing silk sarees add a little lemon juice. The colour won’t fade and it will give a glossy finish.

  • To remove the marks in furniture’s, scratch with the paste made from ash of cigar and vinegar.

  • Cleaning the furniture with shoe polish will lend an excellent sheen to it

  • The furniture becomes more bright and shiny if it is cleaned with  the cloth dipped in strong tea.

  • Apply some wax or soap on the sides of the drawer for easy movement.

  • The furniture becomes more shiny if it is cleaned with mixture of olive oil and vinegar.

  • The gold will become more brighter if it is cleaned in pumpkin juice.

  • To remove the stain of wine from cloth  clean that portion with the cloth dipped in soda.

  • To remove the stain of henna from the cloth, dip the cloth in warm milk for half an hour and wash with soap.

  • To remove ink stain from clothes, rub the area with a cotton bud soaked in eau-de-cologne.

  • While mopping the floor add two teaspoons of salt to the water to keep flies at bay.

  • To remove stains from utensils, add bleaching powder in a tub of water and dip the utensils before washing  with detergent.

  • Used mosquito mats is an excellent blotting agent.

  • To keep a vaccum flask clean and odour free, fill up half the flask with vinegar, hot water and pieces of egg shell.

  • If two stamps stick together, keep it in a freezer for some time and peal them out.

  • Vinegar is an excellent cleanser for glassware.

  • To prevent silver fish from attacking your clothes, keep a few ‘kalonji’ seeds tied in a muslin cloth in your cupboard.

  • Soak your silver articles in tamarind water for 30 minutes and wash off with fresh water, if you want them to shine like new.

  • To remove mud and mud strains from clothes, rub the affected area with potato stock and wash it with water.

  • To remove the tea stains from the vessels, take some water and add 2 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate  and boil it. After some time, wash the vessel with  detergent.

  • To remove lipstick stain, apply Vaseline on that portion and wash it with soap after some time.

  • To sharpen a sewing machine needle, stitch through a piece of sand paper.

  • Keep the water in your flower vase odourless for along time put a piece of charcoal in it.

  • Rub toothpaste over the fine scratches on glassware. It acts as a slight abrasive and smoothens out the area.

  • Soften hardened shoe polish with a few drops of white spirit.

  • Instead of scratching off candle wax from an object, hold the object close to a flame or some source of heat for a few seconds till the wax melts away.

  • Clean dust particles and  dirt from your steel or iron sieve by holding it over the fire for some time. After the grime burns to soot and falls off, wash with soap and water. Your sieve will look better and shine like a new.

  • To soften a tight leather shoe, apply some curd on their inner surfaces at night.

  • ‘Agarbatti.’ ash can be used to  clean silver and brass articles.

  • In order to keep away the termites and insects from your bookshelves, keep few pieces of sandalwood.

  • Hardened glue becomes soft and useable again if you add some glycerin and warm water to it .

  • To remove the stains from  white foot wear, soak a small cotton wool  in nail polish remover and rub briskly on your foot wear.

  • Use a few drops of after shave lotion  to get rid of a stubborn dirt from shoes.

  • Clean the silverware with dry ash or common salt for shiny appearance.

  • To clean your diamond ornaments, soak it in water for 15 minutes, add some washing powder  and boil for 7 to 8 minutes and wash it in running water.

  • Put some bits of lemon peels in the pressure cooker while cooking, the cooker will remain white inside.

  • To remove the chewing-gum stuck to the floor, clean it with a little kerosene.

  • Nail polish remover is excellent for removing stains from bone china.

  • Diamonds will regain their luster if you rub a piece of chalk over them and wipe clean with a soft dry cloth.

  • Add a little water to used tea leaves and used them to clean glass and window panes for sparkling results.

  • To remove stains from vessels, rub it with a wet cloth dipped in baking soda.

  • To remove stains from brassware dip it in tamarind water for some time and wash it and then polish it using brasso.

  • To remove tea or coffee stains from steel cups clean it with salt water.

  • To clean non stick pans easily, pour some warm water into it and keep it for some time and then wash it  with any  detergent.

  • To remove the smell of masala form mixi, put few pieces of dry bread and powder it.

13 comments on “Useful Tips

  1. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for getting so many award..keep it up…….
    all dishes r yummy & superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    mostly i used to try all ur recipes, it used to come out very well………..continue ur good work………….


  2. Just blowing some free time on Stumbleupon and I found your entry. Not normally what I prefer to read about, but it was definitely worth my time. Thanks.


  3. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful information specifically the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.


  4. hiii veena ….thanks for the pakka nadan recipes…that too from our area.
    U talk like “a girl next door”…
    ur mixer too look good like u-which brand is it?


  5. Hi Chechi
    I have recently started looking into your blog. Sorry if I am asking the question again..
    I have seen in your video on how to take coconut milk…
    My question is how can I store coconut milk for two days or long…iS it possible in fridge.
    Note: I am working mom so wanted to do some pre preparation for the week..
    Please let me know your suggestions if any..

    Thank you.


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