We use Saffola oil for cooking..I want to know ideally how long should 1 litre pkt of oil last in 2 scenarios: 1. For 2 people- Only me and DH at home...2. For 4 people- Me, DH, MIL and FIL.. For 2 people I noticed sometimes 1 litre pkt oil lasts 15-20 days, sometimes it gets over in 10 days itself and I feel it's a little too much..When 4 people are at home, there it lasts 10 days-2 weeks maybe..If guests come then 1 week.. We do deep frying only on festivals, like vada , pappad etc .. We do not prepare fried stuff other than this..Usually the stiff prepared at home will be oats, bread sandwiches, dosa varieties, idly, upma varieties, poha, South Indian rice varieties like lemon rice, tamarind rice, sambar varieties, rasam varieties etc, chapathis (with less/without oil), Dals, sabjis both North Indian and South Indian style..Pulao,fried rice, biriyani..etc..(Both North and South Indian dishes are eaten by us and not eating out often as elders have sensitive stomach) All of us, i.e me, DH, MIL and FIL like to reduce a little weight.. 1. Please provide a few tips specific to Indian cooking to reduce usage of cooking oil? 2. How long ideally should 1 litre pkt oil last for 2 people and how long should it last for 4 people? 3. In between, for 1 month we arranged for a cook temporarily as guests had come..I feel the cook has used too much oil in food in spite of us requesting her to use less oil...In future we again have to arrange cook when there is a requirement and I was wondering .. How can we make sure that the cook does not use excess oil in cooking? I got a suggestion from family member that I can put a small bowl with only required amt of cooking oil and hide the oil can from cook so she can use only that much..Any other techniques that will help?