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To peel the skin of almonds, tomatoes or peaches, simply soak in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. The skin can be easily removed.

For avoiding kebabs to become harder to chew, marinate them for a longer time and avoid over cooking them.

For thick but dairy-free soup, add some cashew cream, Soak one cup of raw cashews in water for six to eight hours, drain and rinse them, and blend with 3/4 cup water until smooth.

To separate each string of noodles or any thin pasta, run it under cold water immediately after boiling and draining the water.

Tomato paste or sauce can be used instead of fresh tomatoes. This saves a lot of chopping time.

While chopping vegetables, chop in a bulk, use what is needed and put the remaining in the fridge for later use. Chopping a vegetable at a stretch saves a lot of time.

Whenever vegetables or dal is cooked in water, many nutrients are left back in the water. So do not throw it away instead use it when making some gravies or soups.

Keep coriander leaves in a ait tight plastic box in the refrigerator to keep them fresh for a long time.

To make softer chapatis, take flour in a bowl, add salt and little oil. Then add boiled water and mix slowly until soft dough is formed. Keep it aside for 15 min before making the chapatis.

In case you forget to soak chana/rajma overnight, soak the chana/Rajma in the boiling water for an hour before cooking.

Whenever you are pan searing a fish start searing it skin side first as it crispens well and also it's easier as it dosen't break.