Wrap the onions individually in a newspaper and store in a cool and dark place to keep them fresh for a long time
To cut grease and odour on dishes, add a tablespoon of vinegar to hot soapy water
Chop the vegetables only when you are ready to use them. Don`t cut them in too advance because it would spoil their food value.
Do not keep potatoes and bananas in fridge for storage
Avoid cooking sour dishes (like tamarind based dishes) in a non-stick pan as the sourness will remove coating faster.
While you fry onions, add some salt so that onion gets cooked faster
A spoon of fenugreek when added to the idli rice while soaking will make crispy dosa
Always warm dry spices like cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, etc. by heating it in a pan in a gas stove or by keeping it in sunlight before powdering. They will grind faster and the powder will be finer.
It will be easier to chop raisins if you sprinkle some flour over them so that they do not stick and you can cut it easily