General Tips and tricks

Kitchen Shelf Organisation

It is hard and it is not the most enjoyable thing to do. But it needs to be done. Yes, that’s the cleaning. I don’t like to see mess around the house. But tend to hide it behind shelves or doors rather than in plain sight.

This time, I was motivated to organise the kitchen shelf and made it a point I somehow do it. First went on to buy a few items not overly expensive for storage; like small baskets, spice jars and a white marker pen for labelling.

After the clean up and discarding the unnecessary packaging, created more room and kept it simple. Hope you like my kitchen shelf transformation. Do watch the video and like it.

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General Tips and tricks

Top 3 Pressure Cooker Hacks- that you didn’t know

I must say that the Pressure cooker is one of the most useful kitchen utensils that I own. It has become an inevitable part of my every day cooking especially when it comes to cooking the traditional dals  (lentils) and meat. But recently I have been doing a lot of OPOS dishes(One pot one shot) which is a very unique style of cooking dishes. The below hacks have been inspired from that.

Here, I am sharing three hacks which will surprise how simple it is when it is done using a pressure cooker.

  1. Masala Chai – Serves 2: Ever since I discovered this, it has always been chai using the pressure cooker at my home. Easy and stressfree way!

chai

Method:

  • Pour 2 cups of milk in a Pressure cooker( used 5 litre cooker).
  • Add 3-4 tsps of loose leaf tea powder.
  • Add 1 -2 cardamom pods and optionally ginger piece.
  • Pressure cook on high for 1 whistle and switch off.
  • Let the pressure settle (around 5 mins)
  • Open lid and strain the tea using a filter.
  • Add sugar to your taste.
  • Stir well and enjoy tasty Masala Chai!

2. Boiled egg

egg

Method:

  • Place the eggs inside the pressure cooker (used 2 litre cooker)
  • Add 1.5 cups of water
  • Cover and pressure cook on high for 1 whistle
  • Remove from heat and let the pressure settle.
  • Open the lid and peel the eggs
  • Perfectly boiled eggs are ready.

3. Polish silver utensils

sil

Method:

  • Place the silver vessels inside the pressure cooker
  • Cover it with water. Make sure it does not cross 3/4th the level of the cooker.
  • Put a small ball of aluminium foil.
  • Add 1 tbsp of baking soda
  • Cover and pressure cook on high for 1 whistle and remove from heat.
  • Let pressure settle and open.
  • Remove the vessels and wipe it using a paper towel
  • Super polished silver vessels are back.

Please watch the video which shows all the 3 hacks tried and tested below to believe what I just wrote.