We all love home-cooked meals but let’s face it; they take a lot of time and effort. Bringing you some desi cooking hacks that make cooking at home easier and faster with tried and tested results! Cook quicker & better pleasing your guests on your upcoming Dawats!
Smart Planning for Big Dawats
We all need some kitchen skills, from young students living alone to moms and dads feeding their family. If scientists are to be believed, our food choices are even linked to our character. While some may be naturally gifted, or have had the pleasure of growing up with some talented cooks who were happy to give them a few pointers along the way, there are a lot of people out there who shy away from the kitchen because they find cooking complicated, and even a little bit confusing.
Plan the menu to give yourself time to make a trip to the grocery store. Decide if you want to serve only desi or incorporate a few fusion dishes. Don’t have more than one fried item on the menu unless you want your house smelling like the back alley of KFC. Don’t try a dish for the first time for the desi dinner. Stick to tried and tested ones.
Start preparing food a night before, Take out the frozen food and put in the fridge to thaw. Make a nice salad. Chop up all the veggies and put them in a Ziploc bag; this takes up less space in the fridge and leaves you with less Tupperware to put in the dishwasher. Mix the dressing for the salad when the guests arrive. Cut ginger slices, fresh coriander and lemon slices and put in sealed containers to use for garnishing the food the next day.
There’s nothing wrong with setting out bottles and cans of your favorite soft drinks, but it’s always nice to have a couple of pre-made, pretty drink options on tap, too. Brew up a pitcher of fresh sweet tea or hand-squeezed lemonade. Make sure your garnish game is on point with colorful additions like frozen berry skewers or citrus sliver ice cubes. After-dinner coffee and tea service is a great way to wind things down at the end of the night.