Chilli hacks to make your cooking easy
Chilli, a gift from the Portuguese to India have now been an essential ingredient in the Indian kitchen. From chutneys to achar to being used as a spice and more the mighty chilli plays many roles. And yes don’t miss the fact that chillies do come with different heat density and shape and size too. Loaded with high amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants, chillies have been found to improve digestive system, reduce the risk of cancer, provide joint pain relief and promote the growth of red blood cells. So, here are some chilli hacks you must know.
In summer, green chillies start getting rotten more quickly as compared to other seasons. Here is the hack to store green them for a long time:
1. Wash the chillies thoroughly with water and dry them.
2. After they dry, break their stem.
3. Separate the spoiled chillies from the good ones and keep them aside.
4. Then dry good ones on a paper towel.
5. Now wrap the chillies in a paper tissue or keep it in an air-tight container and store in your fridge. Make sure the temperature of the refrigerator is not too high.
While adding flavor to food, chilli also causes burns. One must be careful while handling them. Here are some solutions to treat chilli burns:
In India, people love adding extra spice to their food. But sometimes the food turns spicier than we expect, turning the dish into a cooking disaster. Here are 4 easy ways to fix extra spice in food:
There are over 400 varieties of chillies in the world and India is the largest producer followed by China. A single teaspoon of red chilli powder has enough Vitamin A for one day. They produce endorphins which makes them natural pain killer. There are several other benefits of chilli apart from adding spice to our meal and its space in the Thali is irreplaceable.