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General cookery-related queries & Tips

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

  1. Tulasi

    Tulasi Silver IL'ite

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    Re: How long can store food in the freezer

    Thank you Vandhana,
    Iam little bit relieved, only i eat pickles in my house my husband & kids don't eat.. my husband keep saying why are you still eating those old pickles..so i was concerned..now iam happy:)
     
  2. vidraghav

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    problem with cutting hot onions?????

    hello ladies,

    here is the simplest way to avoid watery eyes while cutting onions!!!! all you have to do is chew the gum while cutting onions!!!! It works.:goodidea:
     
  3. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: problem with cutting hot onions?????

    Hi,

    Here is another idea. Light one candle and start cutting onion. You can cut onions with out tears.

    Other wise ask a person who is wearing 'contact lens' :wink:
     
  4. srinivasan_vanaja

    srinivasan_vanaja Gold IL'ite

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    Re: problem with cutting hot onions?????

    hi,

    thank u for good tips. but people say that the vapor that comes out of onion is good generally. is that true?

    Vanaja
     
  5. vidraghav

    vidraghav New IL'ite

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    Re: problem with cutting hot onions?????

    hi vanaja,

    yes, even i have heard people tell that the vapours are good. but i personally feel it's goodness is in cleansing the eyes as a natural cleansing agent.

    vidya
     
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  6. vidraghav

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    Re: problem with cutting hot onions?????

    hi krishnaamma,

    i think you should start using torch instead of candles!!!! because, torch batteries last longer than candles.otherwise, you can start wearing 'cooling glasses' and cut onions.that is not a bad idea either.:wink:

    bye,
    vidya.
     
  7. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: problem with cutting hot onions?????

    Hello vidya,

    I asked you to light 'candle' because it will absorb the odour and vapours. And it will stop tears. I dont know about 'torch':idontgetit: . The idea is not to bring


    light to room, but to absorb the vapours.

    Even in hotels to absorb cigratte smoke, candles are lit.:goodidea:
     
  8. sanravi_1970

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    Lentils?????

    what are lentils, give egs. Do toor dhal, channa dhal, moong dhal fall under lentil. If so, then chick peas, peanut and others fall under which category???
     
  9. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: Lentils?????

    Lentils--Old World plant seeds, belongs to the pea family with biconvex lens- shaped seeds which are edible.
    Peanut and chickpeas also belong to the pea family.
    Hope I cleared you doubt a little bit.
    Waiting for responses from other Ilites.
    Sriniketan
     
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  10. sanravi_1970

    sanravi_1970 Gold IL'ite

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    Re: Lentils?????

    ok then under which all dhals are categorised??

    thanks
     

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