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General cookery-related queries & Tips

Discussion in 'Recipe Central' started by simi, May 24, 2005.

  1. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

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    A small tip to store Veg. in Fridge for a long time

    Hi all,

    I am storing Veg. in fridge for 2 weeks to 4 weeks freshely.
    I want to share with u all .

    Here in my place we won't get Inidan veg.. for getting Inidan grocery we have to go min..45 miles.

    so I used to store like this.

    To store green chillies
    1. Wash it & dry it for some time on a cloth or paper
    2.Remove the stems.
    3.Wrap it in a Sof tissue paper, & keep in a air tight container (or) any polyethene bag.
    4.S o that we can store it for 1 month

    For Tomatoes,Papdi(chikkudu kaya),ladies finger,Cocccinia(Dondakaaya),
    Goover(goru chikkudu) ,.etc., wash & dry.
    To store this veg in fridge wrap it in A soft tissue & keep in a polyethene cover.

    NOTE:- REMOVE VEG. FROM FRIDGE WEEKLY ONCE , WIPE IT WITH DRY CLOTH OR TISSUE DRY FOR 1/2 HR AGAIN WRAP &STORE IT. SO fRESHELY U CAN USE TILL 1 MONTH

    For karela u can frozen it, Wash karela & let it dry for some time.
    chop it what ever shape u want, keep in Ziploc cover or polyethene cover.
    & I used to frozen Coccinia,goovar also.
    I used to store some Indian leafy veg also .. like Thotakoora, Gongura.
    While using this frozen veg..keep in Microwave for 1 or 2 mins & use it.

    I think this will help some people whoever won't get Inidan veg.. like us.

    I am happy to share these with u all.
    Thanku IL
    Bye Suneeta :wave
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2006
  2. kalpana

    kalpana Junior IL'ite

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    Thanks Suneeta

    Hi Suneeta,
    Those tips are great, my grandmother used to do that.
    You have reminded me of the tips...great..
    Thanks again

    regards:clap
    Kalpana
     
  3. sweety

    sweety New IL'ite

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    Thanku

    I am newly married.I came here 4 months back.We din't have any indian groccery store near to our place.I used to bring lot of veg.But i don't know how to preserve them freshly for a long time.Now i came to know through you.
    Thanku very much
     
  4. Tulasi

    Tulasi Silver IL'ite

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    A small tip to store Veg. in Fridge for a long time

    Hi Suneeta,

    Thanks for posting good tips for vegs. I am wondering how do you store clinthro( kotti mere) for long time.
     
  5. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

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    HI Kalpana,Rupa & tulasi,
    Thanku for ur replies.

    Tulasi..I am frozening Cilantro also from last 2 months. That cilantro flavour will not go out.
    But i donno is it healthy way to store like that.
    For cilantro:-
    Wash it ...Drain the water.
    Wipe & dry for 1 to 2 hrs on a cloth.
    then chop it , put in a Ziplock cover & store in Freezer.

    Thanku
    Bye
    Suneeta
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2006
  6. Selvi

    Selvi Senior IL'ite

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    Quick & Easy cooking??

    Hi ladies,
    Hope everyone is doing great! Im not sure which forum to post this, probably we may need a General Discussion forum under Recipes section?..

    Anyway, my question is what do u do to make ur cooking easier? Like What do u do to prep and also Im looking for quick & easy recipes.. I know there are lot of recipes out here from Mrs.CV and other people.. Please point to me which are all much quicker to do.

    I would love to watch Indianized version of 30mts cooking by RachelRay if anyone broadcasts that. :mrgreen:

    Any suggestion please..
    :wave
     
  7. sonia

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    easy cooking

    Hi Selvi,

    How r u and baby boy? Here r some things u can do to make ur cooking easy n quick..........

    whenever u get time make ginger garlic paste and store it.
    use tomato puree instead of tomatos.make puree n store it.(otherwise u can get readymade puree frm market).
    If u r working u can made pastes on weekends.
    keep boiled potatos in ur fridge so that when ur lil champ is not in mood to let u go for cooking then u can use that.
    boiled potato curry and dry boiled potato dish can b made in 5 minutes.

    u can add these potato in any dish like u can add with brinjal,peas,capsicum and cabbage.potato will not take time to cookand brinjal,cabbage,capsicum and peas takes little time to cook.(fry these in some oil ,mix wd tadka n potato n ur dry dish is ready in no time)
    Even u can keep ur seasoning(I m not sure word is right)means tadka ready . Make it in big quantity n store it.U can make ur dals quickly by adding this.
    just boil the dal and mix this tadka in that.

    hope I m of some help.
     
  8. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hello,

    Hi Selvi,

    You can see my recipes in this IL, you go through it and try it. Almost you can cook them quickly and easily.:-D
     
  9. ruchvarsh

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    Food quantity for the party

    hi everyone ,
    i m planning a party for 30 ppl but kind of confused with the quantity of food.
    plz advice me for that menu is as follows.
    1.choley,(how much choley will be enough)
    2.aloo-gobhi(how many flower of gobhi and how much aloo)
    3.aloo-matar-paneer(how much aloo-matarand paneer will be enough)
    4.mix veg(how much will all types of vegeis )
    5.raita(how much curd will be enough)
    6.salad
    7.gulab jaamun
    8.fruit cream
    9.rice(how much)
    10.poori(how much floor for poori)

    thankyou plz advice me
     
  10. ruchvarsh

    ruchvarsh New IL'ite

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    food quantity

    hi everyone ,
    i m planning a party for 30 ppl but kind of confused with the quantity of food.
    plz advice me for that menu is as follows.
    1.choley,(how much choley will be enough)
    2.aloo-gobhi(how many flower of gobhi and how much aloo)
    3.aloo-matar-paneer(how much aloo-matarand paneer will be enough)
    4.mix veg(how much will all types of vegeis )
    5.raita(how much curd will be enough)
    6.salad
    7.gulab jaamun
    8.fruit cream
    9.rice(how much)
    10.poori(how much floor for poori)

    thankyou plz advice me
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2007

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