Tips n Tricks

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  1. Ashna

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    Tips n Tricks
    We all our equipped with our own list of small tips & tricks that help us in doing things in simpler and quicker way. A small tip from a experienced person or good chef can go a long way in making the right decisions and choices while cooking or in the kitchen.

    In this thread you will find tips on storing, cooking, cleaning and maintaining a well run kitchen.These consists of my own experiences or inherited from my grandmother, aunts, friends or gathered from various resources like books, magazines, websites, cookery shows etc.. All these tips have proved to be very useful.

    So stay tuned for many fun things to come your way. To make time in the kitchen EASY, you have to spend some time for PRE-PREPARATION. This is essential to a well-organized kitchen. Use techniques listed in the thread to help decrease the actual cooking time or get variations in same old ingredients. There are also helpful hints and tricks to manage your time with a well planned meal . Thus making cooking a pleasure & fun.



     
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    How to Cut a Mango - Step by Step Instructions by Ashna

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    How to Cut a Mango - Step by Step

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    Select a mango that is not overly ripe. Very ripe mangos should be reserved for recipes where the pulp is pureed.
    Mangos have a very large, flat seed, so they cannot be sliced through the center. Upon examination, you'll notice the mango has opposing flat sides.

    • Place the mango with one flat side resting on the cutting board.
    • Slice the mango lengthwise along the flat side next to the seed.
    • Turn mango over and repeat on the other side. You should have two halves of mango pulp in the skin.
    • Set aside the seed with its remaining circle of pulp for later instructions.
    •Carefully cut a cross-hatch pattern through the mango pulp down to the skin, being careful not to cut through the skin.
    • Pick up the cross-cut mango half.
    • Place your thumbs gently on either end.
    • Place your fingers underneath in the center.
    • Gently push upward with your fingers while pressing down with your thumbs to turn the diced pulp inside out in the skin.

    • Carefully slice out the diced pulp by cutting between the cubed mango pulp and the skin.
    • Discard skin.

    • Cut remaining pulp from the outer edge of the mango seed.
    • Pare the skin from the mango pulp.
    • Dice and add to the rest of the diced mango.


    Each fresh mango will yield about 1 cup of diced mango.
     
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    Place rolled puris in the fridge for ten minutes before frying them, they will consume less oil and will be crisper.

    by Sanjeev Kapoor.
     
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