5 Cooking Hacks That Will Literally Save Your Life

Suruchi Patwary , 14 Aug 2019

Cooking at home is such a fun activity, right? Especially when you’re doing it with your bae or fam! But sometimes we focus so much on cooking like a pro that we tend to forge basic hacks and rules. And if you’re someone who wants to up their chef-game then what are you waiting for? Read on to find out 5 basic yet extremely important cooking hacks and tricks we all should master!

1. No more tears while cutting onions.

Man, this one hurts my heart. Because I love onions so much but at the same time hate cutting them. And so, I looked up for a few hacks and this one worked well for me. The next time you’re at it, keep the root intact while slicing up. This will not take the effect away completely but will minimize its sensation to a great amount. If this does not suit you then you can also try soaking the onions in ice-cold water for about 10 minutes before slicing them up.

2. Never crowd your pan.

Ever wonder why your food turned out to be soggy instead of crispy on a pan? It’s probably because you’re overcrowding your pan. This way, instead of browning and turning crisp, your food starts emitting steam and makes your food soggy. It’s because your food is not getting enough direct heat.

3. Always prep it up.

Prepping while cooking can get really stressful sometimes. Either your food on the pan burns or you forget a couple of ingredients. So, to reduce the hassle and make it an enjoyable experience, prep your meals or do the chopping works beforehand. This way, you have everything ready in place and you just need to concentrate on the cooking part.

4. A little salt and oil while boiling pasta goes a long way.

While this won’t make any difference to the appearance of the pasta, it’s so, so important. The salt will help season the pasta and the oil will make sure they don’t stick together and become lumpy. You’ll notice your pasta tastes much better with this trick.

5. Don’t forget to have fun.

And lastly, don’t forget to have a little fun, play some music and jazz it up while you’re at it! Also, cook something that scares you every now and then. You’ll be amazed at how much you enjoyed the whole experience. Go experiment while cooking and you’ll start doing it much more often maybe!

Weren’t these so easy yet so helpful? If you know more such cooking tips, tricks and hacks then don’t forget to let us know in the comments below. Because, sharing is caring, right?

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