Too many tears to cut an onion? Light a candle before you start cutting the onion. Wash it in clod water after you peel it and then continue chopping while the candle is lit.
For a finer coconut curry If you are using frozen coconut to make curries, grind it in the mixer while its thawed a little without adding any liquid. Then when you grind it with other ingredients you will get a fine paste.
Yeast Testing Take 2 cups of warm tap water (test the warm with the tip of your finger). Drop 3 tablespoons of sugar in the water, mix it.Without moving the water sprinke the yeast on the surface of the water. Let is rise by itself.
A good indication is to see the bubbles forming and almost moving around to confirm that the yeast is live.
This great tip was posted by a fellow blogger on a food forum.
For hand burn relief
If your hands burn by handling chilies, take ¼ cup of castor oil and mix juice from half lemon in it. Put some of this mixture on your hand and massage the oil for 5-10 minutes. You may feel that your hands still have a burning sensation, but continue the massage. Wash hands in warm water. If your burn hasn’t soothed then continue the process of massage and wash again.