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  • Add turmeric powder to the affected portion and the bleeding will stop immediately and the wound will also heal faster.
  • For cold & cough drink lemon juice mixed with honey 2-3 times a day.
  • "Want to lose weight - Drink a cup of warm water with 1tsp of honey in it every morning on an empty stomach"
  • For those on a diet, drink a glass of lime juice with salt, this will fill your stomach.
  • Suffering from a stomache & gas – Fry 2 tsps of jeera, 1tsp of ajwain and1 garlic clove dry till they turn dark brown. Add water and boil for 3 mins, strain and drink the juice. You will get instant relief.
  • For a sore throat, take 1tbsp of a mixture of tulsi leaves juice and honey four to five times a day. It will sooth your sore and itchy throat.
  • To stop stomache blend together little ginger, black salt, lemon juice, mint leaves, honey and little water in a mixer. Strain and use as required.          
  • To get rid of gas problem, mix together a spoon full of hing, little ghee and swallow this raw mixture and you will feel relief within 10-15 minutes.
  • To peel off garlic skins easily, lightly roast the garlic flakes on a hot tawa for 2-3 minutes and the skin will come off easily.
  • Chop green chilies, ginger, garlic for a week, add a spoon of vinegar to it and it will save your time.
  • To cut a fresh pineapple into chunks, slice off the crown and the bottom. Then cut the fruit lengthwise into quarters. Trim and discard the central core from each piece. Cut the flesh into chunks all the way to the skin, then slip the knife just above the skin to cut them free.
  • To avoid tears while cutting onions, soak peeled onions in water for some time before cutting them.          
  • To prevent boiled potatoes from sticking to the grater, always apply little oil on the grater.          
  • Add wheat flour to leftover rosagulla syrup and mix to a smooth batter. Keep overnight and treat your kids to sweet cheelas (pancakes) for breakfast or snack the next day.
  • "To retain the green of vegetables add little sugar while boiling and do not cover the lid."
  • To make dosas more crispy add half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds(methi dana) to the lentil and rice mixture while soaking.
  • Keep cut potatos in boiling water for few minutes. This way, they would require less oil while frying and will no stick to each other.
  • To make softer vadas and pakodas for Punjabi curry add a pinch of eno salt to the dough.
  • When soaking rice and urad dal for idlis, add few grains of methi seeds to it. grind it as usual. The idlis will turn out very fluffy and soft.
  • To prevent bhindi from becoming sticky while preparing a curry, add half teaspoon of mango powder in it.          
  • To brown onions faster, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the onions while frying.        
  • To keep sour limes fresh for a long time, rub cooking oil on them before preserving them. The sour limes will remain fresh for 1-2 weeks.
  • Remove the stems of the fresh green chilies and then store. They last longer, this way!!
  • To keep biscuits fresh, put them in a container and store in the fridge. They remain crisp, crunchy & fresh.
  • To preserve ginger, garlic and green chilly paste without frying, add a little lemon juice and salt to the ground paste and refrigerate. This can be preserved for at least 10 days.
  • To preserve soft dough for chapatis, after kneading the dough, pat it with some water , cover with a clean cloth and leave for 5 mins. Then knead it once and store in a airtight container.
  • To ripen fruits faster, keep it with rice.
  • To prevent bad odour from spreading to the other dishes in the fridge, keep a small bowl with a tablespoon of soda-bicarbonate inside your refrigerator.         
  • Store curry leaves in silver foil, it will last as much as one month.        

  • When you see too many lizards and cockroaches around the your house, all you've to do is keep empty egg-sheel halves at those places. You will never see a lizard again on that spot.
  • If there is smell emating from the fish rub Chana atta (besan) thoroughly to it, keep it for sometime and then wash it under water.
  • To avoid bad odour in the fridge, place 2 or 3 pieces of bread in the fridge.
  • To avoid mustard seeds from spilling every where while seasoning, slightly dry fry the mustard seeds as soon as you buy them and then store it in a dry container. By doing this wetness is removed and the seeds are prevented from spilling everywhere while seasoning.
  • During winter just put a whole red chili in the milk which is to be set and your dahi will set in no time.         
  • Store home made tomato puree in an ice tray in the freezer and take out cubes as and when required.