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Preserving Appliance Buttons – Tip Tuesday

How many of us have favorite appliances that have seen real use? The great thing about appliances is that they last for years, at least most of them. The bad thing about aging appliances is that some or all of the buttons fade over time, leaving you guessing what each button does. Try this easy, […]
Removing Oil Stains from Clothes – Tip Tuesday

Whether you spend hours in the kitchen or simply do light cooking, there’s always a chance that you’ll get some oil splatter on your clothes. You’ll want to see this simple trick to remove those pesky oil stains from your clothes.
Tip Tuesday – Easy Meal Prep for Sambar

Are you disappointed that you’re missing a vegetable for your sambar recipe, or maybe you don’t want to run to the grocery store for that one carrot? Check out this easy sambar meal prep tip to make your life a little easier! And why limit it to Sambar, if you have a family favorite recipe, […]
How to Crisp up Wilted Greens – Tuesday Tip

We have all been thru situations where we have either ended up with wilted lettuce or cilantro and really want to and it seems criminal to trash and waste OR let the cilantro out on the counter too long and it just looks dead…in either situation, this tip is really handy and simple.
Paneer Spread – Tuesday Tip

The possibilities – endless! The ease – priceless! The taste – well, you gotta try it for yourselves πŸ˜‰
Chilling Wine – Tuesday Tip

It does not get easier than this and nor does it get more obvious! Why would anyone have to suffer thru warm or diluted wine when there is such an easy fix…and see how pretty the glass looks! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Remove Tea and Coffee Stains – Tip Tuesday

Embarrassed about those ugly tea and coffee stains in your cups? Smile, there is an easy solution for you…
Cleaning Chopping Boards – Tip Tuesday

We use and abuse our chopping boards everyday but it is important to give them some ‘tender loving care’ every once in a ways. Here is an easy trick that can keep them looking clean and sanitized as well.
Releasing Stuck Glasses – Tip Tuesday

Okay, we know that all of us at some point or the other been in a situation where the glasses are just stuck and jammed and no amount of muscle power can get them apart!!! So a little trick here and science lesson and we can all be in a happy place πŸ™‚
Opening Jars and Bottles – Tip Tuesday

Sometimes arm strength is not enough to open those stubborn jars and bottles and we have to use our brain strength to win the battle! Here are a few quick tips that we like to use, let us know what is your favorite?
Party Ice Cubes – Tip Tuesday

What a cute idea. Giving your beverages an oomph with a little extra personal touch will make you and your guests smile a little more. Simple as can be and we still wonder why we did not think of this one before!
How to De-seed a Pomegranate (Anaar)

Pomegranates or Anaar (in Hindi) are fruits that not just have a visual appeal but for so good for your health. They are very high in anti-oxidants and also Vitamin C with absolutely zero fat or cholesterol. It is beautiful looking tropical fruit that is very versatile and great in salads, drinks, reductions, deserts and […]
Tip Tuesday – Folding Fitted Sheets

When we showed you how to store sheets, we had so many requests asking to show “How to Fold Fitted Sheets”! We will take the mystery out of it, follow this step-by-step video and the process will be crystal clear. Here’s to well-folded sheets πŸ™‚ Click here to watch the video on “How to store […]
Tip Tuesday – How to Caramelize Almonds (and other nuts)

It’s as easy as 1-2-3, Caramelize Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans or any other nuts and get that fantastic crunch, texture and the right amount of sweetness at home. This recipe explains how simple it can be. Make a batch and store it and use as needed on desserts, Ice-Creams, parfaits, salads or just jazz up your […]
Tip Tuesday – Peeling Large Quantities of Garlic

Every once in a while we need to peel Garlic and it is hard and tedious to do so and not to forget the garlic odor in the hands that lingers on for days…. Here is a cool tip you can do yourself or get folks around you to help you out with…shake it a […]
Homemade Silver Cleaner – Cleaning Tarnished Silver

Many households have silver items in one form or another. Whether it is silverware, puja items or decorative things (to name a few), if you are one of those households that hide silver because it has become dark and tarnished over time, watch this week’s Tip Tuesday! Learn how to make a homemade silver polish […]
Tip Tuesday – Storing Sheets

Sometimes it can be some simple trick that has been right under your nose but it still takes someone else to point out the obvious. This tip is just that. Organize your sheets and the co-ordination pillow covers together and stack them up neatly for easy access.
Tip Tuesday – Removing Grease

See this week’s Tip Tuesday and learn how to remove grease from containers.
Tip – Ginger-on-demand

Here is a great way to store ginger for a long time and use as and when needed. Buy it in bulk, when on sale and store it quickly and easily. Another tip, take a chunk of frozen ginger and allow it to defrost and then just squeeze the juice out just as you would […]
Homemade Drain Cleaner Tip

Looking for a home made, eco-friendly way to unclog your drain? Watch this week’s Tip Tuesday!
Tip – StainFree Plastics

This happens to all of us, getting embarrassed by all the food stains on our plastics! Here is a simple, no-frills trick that works like a charm! Thanks Gurvinder for this awesome tip.
Homemade Whipped Cream

Watch this week’s Tip Tuesday and learn to how to whip heavy cream into something light, fluffy and usable in many dessert recipes.
Fried Papad – NOT!

Watch this week’s Tip Tuesday for great tasting fried papad without the frying!
Jams Jellies Preserves

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between jams, jellies and preserves? Well, watch this week’s Tip Tuesday video for the answer plus a tip!
Tip – Tamarind Paste / Pulp

Taking out Tamarind Paste or Pulp from Tamarind may be one of the easiest things for some but not for some! The store bought paste jars are really convenient to have around but if you follow a few easy steps – it can be just as simple for everyone.
Meat Cutting Tip

Watch this week’s Tip Tuesday for meat cutting made easier!
Tip Tuesday – Measuring Sticky Ingredients

How many times have we had to measure sticky ingredients and pour them into the bowl or dish and majority of it is still stuck to the spoon πŸ™ Here is a quick trick:
Garlicky Hands – Tuesday Tip

After having slogged in the kitchen to get a great fresh meal ready, the last thing you want to have linger on you is the GARLIC SMELL! It’s great to eat and we just can’t skimp on it in our meals but don’t think we like it as a perfume and have to smell it […]
Peeling Garlic and Pearl Onions – Tuesday Tip

The unbearable and frustrating act of peeling a mound of Pearl Onions and Garlic can be very intimidating…almost to the point that you “never ever” want to have Onion Sambar again! Watch the video and learn a cool and easy trick that is just makes the whole process actually fun (oops, did I say that […]
Removing Ink Stains – Tip

Every parent knows what it is like to have kids who get hold of pens and the only place they can express their artistic talent is the couch!! If your kids are older, you can laugh at the incident now but at that time…well, it probably tested your patience πŸ˜‰ ! We are not suggesting […]
Prevent Fruit Discoloration – Tip

No more brown bananas or apples coming back home in the lunch box…watch this week’s Tip Tuesday video for a quick and easy remedy!
Coarse vs Fine Sooji Tip

Who wants to store a bunch of different types of Sooji (suji, semolina)? Watch this Tip Tuesday video for a quick remedy. Update: Unfortunately we did not win the Food Network Challenge but are ever so grateful and touched by the support of our viewers who wished us the best and went in and made […]
How to Peel Almonds Tip

Many recipes call for peeled or sliced almonds. Watch this Tip Tuesday video for a super easy and fast way to peel whole almonds.
Curry Leaf Plant (Kadi Patta) Fertilizer

Curry Leaves are an important part of Indian cooking and quite a few of us take pride in the fact that we have one (or two or three…) at home. Yes, Hetal and I are very proud owners of quite a few of them and treat them like our babies. Taking them indoors during the […]
Tips – Onion Tips

Onions are such an essential part of most kitchen and yet, they are the worst to deal with! They can make the strongest man/woman cry like a baby πŸ™ Here are just a few tips to help you through and make you lives a little less dramatic πŸ˜‰
Vitamin C – Keep Greens Green!

Tired of seeing your beautiful green vegetables lose their vibrant color during the cooking process? Watch this week’s Tip Tuesday video and learn how to make Vitamin C work for you. It is not just for your colds anymore.
Reuse Glass Jars – Go Green!

Want to save money and go green all in one shot? Reuse that pasta sauce bottle to store some spices! It’s a great idea to reuse some of the glass jars we tend to throw out, but watch out…moisture is your enemy! Watch this week’s Tip Tuesday video.
Over Salted Soup Tips

How many times have we all worked for hours and then realized that the Soup or Curry has too much salt? Instead of throwing it away, there is a perfect fix! Watch this week’s Tip Tuesday video and learn how to save your Soup, Gravy or Curry from a Salt disaster.
Homemade Bread Crumbs (Breadcrumbs)

So many recipes call for bread crumbs but sometimes we just don’t have them sitting around in our pantry. Making your own home made bread crumbs is a fabulous idea for convenience, to save money and to use up a lot of bread you may have sitting around. Watch this video and learn two different […]
Tip – Roasting Suji (Sooji)

Many different recipes call for Roasted Sooji (Suji, Semonlina, Cream of Wheat, Farina) but it’s a time consuming effort. Watch this week’s Tip Tuesday video for some time saving ideas about roasting sooji.
Boiling Milk – Tip

Whether we are making yogurt, paneer or dessert, we all have to boil milk at one point or another. Here are a couple of helpful tips to reduce the amount of milk that sticks to the pot and prevent it from boiling over. Enjoy this week’s Tip Tuesday video.
Asparagus Tips – Kitchen Questions

We love asparagus but it can be a little pricey at times. Find out how to get the most out of your asparagus and help to reduce waste with this Tip Tuesday video.
Storing Lettuce – Household Tip

Buying a whole head of lettuce is so much cheaper than out of a bag! But what should you do to extend the life of that whole head tha you bring home? Here we show you a way of extending the life of the leaves. Simple and fun! Enjoy your lettuce for a lot longer…
Remove Microwave Odor – Household Tips

Microwaves tend to hold on to a lots of odors, Here is a quick method to get rid of it, take a wet paper towel, put it in a bowl and put in in the microwave for 1 minute. And Voila! You have a great fresh smelling Microwave!
Egg Substitute – Kitchen Tips

For all the pure vegetarians and vegans out there (and people trying to save a few calories or egg or those with egg allergies), this one’s for you! Try this wonderful egg substitute tip the next time you bake or need an egg in a recipe. Of course, you won’t be able to make an […]
Raw Onions – Take the Bite Out!

Have you ever wanted to use raw onions for salads or raita and were afraid of the pungent and sharp flavor? Try this easy tip to take that bite out of raw onions and make them a bit milder. Cut and soak them in water for about 15 minutes and you’ll be amazed!
Storing Chilies

A lot of time we find ourselves with a lot of chillies on hand, either we bought them, grew them or just over-estimated what we need! After doing that comes the hard task of making sure that they don’t go bad, it’s not so hard afterall! Here is a great tip that was shared with […]
Pineapples (How to Pick and Cut)!

Don’t be intimadated by this fruit! Grab one and enjoy it to the hilt. We’ll show you exactly what to do with one of these and how to enjoy it. Did we forget to mention that the fresh ones are far better and healthier than the ones from a can! You just can’t go wrong […]
Reheating Rice or Idli

Have you ever had leftover rice or idli that was hard and crumbly? Use these easy tips to re-steam and freshen them up. You can use a microwave or simple pots and pans you have at home.
Lunch Ideas for School and more!

Every morning School Lunch is the foremost thing on any Mom’s mind. We are all looking for something healthy, appealing, nutritious, easy to make in the morning and something that will survive a few hours in the lunch box. Here are some of the ideas and we had help, so thanks for everyone that pitched […]
Homemade Mocha

Save some money and the inconvenience of driving around looking for the perfect cup of Mocha! Keep you money in the pocket and save some time and effort. Homemade Mocha, it can’t get any easier that this…
Freshening Pillows – Tuesday Tip

Great ways to freshen up the pillows and give them a fresh (and extended) life! This tip is great for people who suffer from allergies or if someone with a sickness, freshen them up and get rid of all the bacteria. From Show Me The Curry, we wish you good health.
Kitchen Odors – Tuesday Tip

Kitchen Odors can be very strong, especially so with ethnic foods. Even for people who are used to cooking at home, they can be very embarrassing at times. Even so, we love our ethnic food and can’t be satisfied by any other kind. In order for us to cook and eat what we like, here […]
Cleaning the Microwave – Tuesday Tip

Cleaning your microwave is very important but you don’t want to clean it with a spray that has chemicals. After all, you will be heating your food in the same place. Go Green and use this method that will make you smile and feel good from the inside! Here is ShowMeTheCurry’s take on cleaning your […]
Sticky Dosa Tawa

There is just no point crying about the dosa sticking to the tawa. And of course it will happen when you have a group of hungry mouths to feed! Now all you have to do is watch this video and learn how not to get dosa sticking to your cast iron pan or tawa. This […]
Creative Uses of an Egg Slicer – Tuesday Tip

Here are some different ways to make use of the egg slicer. Few of the things on our list are: Strawberries Olives Mushrooms Paneer Grapes Egg (ofcourse) Any others that you can think of, please share them with us. We would love to add on to that list!
Reinforcing Buttons

Every time you loose a button and promise yourself you’ll fix it, then just get lazy or find better things to do. Remember this simple trick that can save you all that aggravation and headache. Save that button and save the headache!
Baking Soda Vs Baking Powder (Tuesday Tip)

Take the mystery out of Baking Powder and Baking Soda. When to use what and can we substitute one for the other? Simple explanations that leave no room for any further questions…
Stretching the Shelf-life of a Strawberry Tip

Don’t we all just love Strawberries! Unfortunately, just a few days in the fridge, they start looking limp, losing color, softening up and overall….just not as pretty as when we bought them. Here is our tip to enjoy your strawberries a little longer and have them still look inviting. Enjoy your summer:) Method: 1. Take […]
Quick Soak Beans Tip

What a busy world we live in today! Sometimes just getting a hot meal on the table is hard for a lot of us. Preplanning the next days meal and remembering to soak the beans overnight can sounld like an insurmountable task. This Quick Tip will help you take the fear out of pre-planning and […]
Avocado Tips

Avocados are relatively unkown in Indian cooking but all that goodness and wonderful flavor should not be left out of any cuisine or by anybody. Learn to select, peel and pit an Avocado. try the tip on how to store it for a few days with it loosing it’s color… Enjoy this gorgeous fruit and […]
Egg Fun Facts – Tip Tuesday

So some of the pressing questions are now taken care of! In this Tip Tuesday session we have explained a few but very important tips about Eggs. Enjoy your eggs and as always stay healthy.
Removing Burnt Food – Tip

This has happened to so many of us…a cake of burnt food at the bottom of the dish (shhh..we won’t tell anyone if you don’t). Here is a trick that we learnt and no one needs to know the truth!
Clothes Dryer Tip

I hate ironing clothes! When the clothes are done in the dryer, I pull them out immediately and smooth out the wrinkles and fold. Ironing ONLY when I have to (sure call me lazy!) and then there are days when I forget and the clothes have been in the dryer for hours (or days…)
Ripening Fruit Quickly

Have you ever bought fruit from the grocery store only to find that it was no where near ripe enough to eat? Watch this video and learn how to ripen fruit quickly — in a matter of a day or so.
Preserving Curry Leaves

Curry leaves (aka Kadi Patta), whether you buy them from the store or have a plant, are a precious commodity. Watch the video to learn a simple way to dry and preserve them for later use.
Storing Cilantro (Coriander)

How many times have you had to throw away Cilantro because it spoils before you finish it up? Try this method for storing Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) and keep them fresh for 10 to 14 days.
Stainless Steel Cleaner

It’s “Tip Tuesday” on! With the popularity of Stainless Steel appliances on the rise, we’ll show you how to make an inexpensive and “green” homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner. Watch the video to find out how to make your appliances shine!.

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