Kitchen tips for newly married and settled abroad

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  1. sankasailaja

    sankasailaja Bronze IL'ite

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    hi madam

    some tips r really good, because some i know before.

    i had a doubt if u lemon juice in ice tray,it is good for sharbat but wht baout lemon rice if it is cool then the rice will spoil na?

    and one more suggestion,u can buy lemons a lot at low cost and u can take lemon juice and store in dry n clean bottle also.u can store it for 15days it will be good because i learned that from my mother.

    u can also keep the veg/fruits in plastic boxes.

    bye mam:clap
     
  2. sunikris

    sunikris Bronze IL'ite

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    U r doing a great job

    Hello Krishnamma,
    U r really doing a great job.
    U r making efforts to give tips to us.
    Especially i liked Lemon cubes.
    I also start making lemon cubes.
    Actually I am already storig veg..in Freezer & fridge, y bcz here in my place we won't get Inidna veg.
    But i didn't get thought to share with all our IL .

    i liked ur tips.This really helps people, to well organise kitchen & kitchen things

    Keep them coming.

    Thanku
    Bye Suneeta
     
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  3. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    about storing

    Hi,

    Thankyou for your FB. If you are going to prepare lemon rice remove the lemon cube from the fridge and keep it in a cup. Before the rice gets cool or before you make seasoning for the lemon rice this cube will become lemon juice. Now you can add it in the rice and mix well. ko?:-D

    Next one is , yes you can store veg. in plastic boxes. But that containers will occupy freezer space and consume more electricity. That is why I use food storage covers or zipper covers.ok?

    Bye,
    Krishna amma:wave
     
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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Thank you

    Hi Suneetha,

    Thank you very much for your Feed back. Now a days we are getting Indian Veg. in Saudi regularly. But before 5 - 6 years we will search for it. And I am shuttleing here and there. So usualy I will prepare all the Ready made powders, cut maximum veg., prepare Puli paste, Ready made rava idly mix etc., for both my husband and my son. I will fill up my freezer. So they can prepare their food with out much struggle.

    Bye,
    Krishnaamma:wave
     
  5. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Patti Vaidiyam

    When we are away from our family, we must know some small small harmless medicine to use in the emergency time. Here I am going to give some of them. My Grand father's Sister gave this to us and in our house we are using for more than two generations. This may be useful for you too.:-D

    1. For the new born baby we use togive sugar water, is it not? After 10 days or 15 days, we will start to give a small spoon of honey with warm water to the child in empty stomach. This will prevent fluffy region that is in Tamil we say uhoolaisadhai.
     
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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    2. In the night put one DRIED BIG KISMIS WITH SEEDS in water and in the morning squeeze it in the water. Filter it and give it to the child after the honey water. You can give 15 min. gap for this.

    We are giving this water to avoid constipation. You can give this water when you feel the baby is struggling to go motion.
     
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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    3. When the baby cries in the night and you dont know the reason, just give a small of honey with warm water. It will sleep and the next day morning you can show the baby to the doctor.:-D
     
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    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Patti Vaidhyam

    4. We are having one stick which we call as VASAMBU I dont know the name in English. But I can put the photo in this site. Keep this vasambu with you always through out your life. We can use this always. It is a wonder ful medicine.

    Keep 4 - 5 sticks on the gas flame and alow it to become black fully. (If you are in America, be careful, because you will get smoke out of this) Turn that stick regularly, make sure that it must become black fully. And must become 'red 'like coal which we prepare for putting sambrani. Remove from the fire and keep them in a plate. cover it with a big vessel.

    Allow it to cool. After 30 -45 min. take them and powder them. you will get a black powder which we call it as vasambu podi. You can store it in a bottle or plastic container.

    For children 1 year and small babies, make VASTRA GAYAM and keep it. For others you can use the powder as it is.

    VASTRA GAYAM = Seive it using muslin cloth.

    How to use:

    1.When you have indegiestion/gastic problem, Take one spoon of this powder add sugar as per your taste and just put it in your mouth. Eat that and have a tumbler of hot water. Like this you can take 3 time a day for 3 days continously.

    2. When you are suffering from loose motion, Take one spoon of this powder and add one spoon or more honey in that. Mix well and eat. It will stop the motion. Like this you can take 3 time a day for 3 days continously.

    For babies, take a pinch and do the same as above.

    THE MOTION WILL BLACK IN COLOUR. DONT BE AFRID.
     
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  9. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    A Minimum List of Vessels to Start Cooking

    I am giving the list here and I think this will help you, to add with your ideas.

    1. Small rice cooker,with its vessels. If it is with pan means it is too good.

    2. 2 Vanalies, (Illupa chatti) different size. Or You can get non stick kadai, with or without lid.

    3. 2 KUZHI KARANDI

    4. 1 JALLI KARANDI

    5. 1 RICE KARANDI/ ANNA VETTI

    6. 1 VESSEL SET (4 -5 ADDKU SET)

    7. 1 SMALL SEASONING PAN

    8. 12 TEA SPOONS

    9. 4 TABLE SPOONS

    10. 2 SERVING KUZHI KARRANDI

    11. 2-4 EATING PLATES

    12. 2 -4 TIFFEN PLATES

    13. CUTTING BOARD (VEG.)

    14. KINIFE SET

    15. 6 TUMBLERS/ CUPS

    16. 2, 5KG PLASTIC BOXES FOR RICE AND SUGAR

    17. 6 - 8, 1KG PLASTIC BOXES FOR DHALS

    18. 6 - 8 200gms PLASTIC BOXES FOR MASALA POWDER, KUZHUMBU MILIGAI PODI etc.,

    19. 1 ANJARAI PETTI ( TO KEEP KADUKU, MELAGU etc., for daily use)

    Even in pooja room you can keep this to store, kumkum, manjal powder, THRI, karpuram etc., in one box.

    20. Idly cooker or just 2 Idly plates

    21. One dosa tava + dosai karandi

    22. 2 - 4 small cups (kinni)

    23. MURUKU ACHU (Sevai nazhi)

    24.Coffee Filter.

    25.Tea Filter

    Note: Here I am not adding things like Electric Rice cooker, Mixer Grinder, Food processer, MW, Wet Grinder etc., Those items will reduce our work load and we can get them one by one as per our need.
     
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  10. tejudatla

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    Dear Krishnamma,

    I read all ur tips. All those tips r really helpful for me. I started to follow ur tips by keeping veg in freezer n making ice cubes etc. I have a small doubt. Here in Canada my family doctors n public health nurses strictly advised me not to give honey until baby's 1st year. I faced some problems with my baby for the first two months. She used to cry alot n I don't know y . Them my MIL told me to give honey to her. But I cudn't as I was strictly warned by my f.d it may cause to serious problems (death )....

    Could u plz clarify my doubt???

    Thanq..
    Tej:wave
     

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