Mallika Badrinath Kitchen Tips

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1. Dry roast powdered salt before putting them in shakers for easy flour.
2. To avoid worms or other pests in dal or rice keep neem leaves in that container.
3. When pans are badly burned and crusted, fill them with soapy water and let it boil for 15 minutes. This will help to remove burnt marks while washing.
4. To clean dials on stoves and other hard to reach surfaces in any glass ornamental ware use a cotton swab dipped in liquid detergent.
5. When a recipe is doubled never double the salt and other seasonings. Use little more then mentioned. Taste and then add more if necessary.
6. To prevent worms in rawa dry roast it in a deep curved pan over medium flame till it becomes warm. Cool down and pressure in air tight container.
7. Line the jar in which sal, is kept with blotting paper to keep it dry always.
8. To keep dampness from affecting flour while it is stored, tuck a bay leaf inside the container. This helps to absorb the moisture.
9. To prevent stains inside pressure cooker put squeezed lemon peels at the bottom while cooking.
10. Smear few drops of castor oil to legumes and pulses to prevent pests in it.
11. Add a teaspoon of sugar while cooking cauliflower to prevent discolouring
12. Wash flasks with vinegar solution to prevent bad colour in it.
13. A teaspoon of ghee or oil added to toor dhal while cooking helps the dal to cook faster.
14. To remove kerosene smell from hands apply little curds and then wash well.

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30 thoughts on “Mallika Badrinath Kitchen Tips

  1. mallika said on February 25, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Dear mam,
    we use to watch all the programs from Java TV & we are excited to hear ur tips its quite useful for freshers like us. I want to ask one query that in North India they are telling that tamarind will reduce our children’s Height ,is that true.

  2. bhavani said on December 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    i want mallika badrinath books chutney to purchase it.

  3. vani said on November 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    hi madam, i want make easily briyani receies

  4. Girijasivam said on August 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Dear Mam,
    I am your fan. i have all ur books. till now i see the ingredients in Murukku variety its was so perfect and delicious so awe sum. everyone loves it. and also other recipes .
    Now i would like to do homemade chocolates for my grand childrens. pls send recipes.
    thank you so much mam.

  5. vidhu said on July 25, 2012 at 10:09 am


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  7. G.Bhooma said on January 14, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Dear Madam,

    very very useful.

    I want one clarification from you ” Why vulundhu vadai (rice flour is added for crispness) gets exploded? this explosion has occurred for me twice. Please clarify the same.

  8. nikita jain said on October 4, 2010 at 2:47 am

    hi …can you guide me with tips as to how can a visually impaired(low vision and blind people)carry out his\her kitchen activities comfortably in indian context….waiting 4 ur response…
    nikita jain

  9. sumathy said on March 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm


  10. sumathy said on March 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    ya really it is very good

  11. sumathy said on March 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    ya really your recipes are very lovely

  12. Suchhitra said on March 24, 2010 at 2:24 am

    i have a peculiar problem can you help me, when i gave chilli powder for grinding he has put it with turmeric powder and my chilli powder is mixed with tumeric what do i do

  13. Geetha Vinod said on March 23, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Dear Mallika Madam,

    I am an ardent fan of yours and have benefited a lot through ur cookery books and shows. I would like to know if any speacial dhall ( urad) is required to make bouncy vadas like we get in hotel and please tell the exact procedure.

  14. lalithasree said on January 13, 2010 at 7:09 am

    I want your receipe book i want to purchase online, wat i should do

  15. priya said on November 25, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    madam i want ur personal email id so that i can make to my own convence becoz i am ij china for 3 pl do give ur personal email id for chat or to mail u for my questions.thk u very much

  16. banu said on November 2, 2009 at 3:19 am

    i ve 3 of her books….yummie cooking…. im gettin praised at home now…

  17. valli said on October 29, 2009 at 10:29 am

    i want how to prepare a salad

  18. zafeera said on September 14, 2009 at 7:30 am

    what can be done with left over paal gova…pls sujjest me asap cause i very less time for my project maam thank you..

  19. jayasree said on July 20, 2009 at 10:29 am

    i would like to know how to make idlis snow white and very fluffy is any leavening agent used or not thankyou please help me iam waiting for a positive reply from u mam

  20. Sumathi said on May 22, 2009 at 11:39 am

    how does one prepare amla juice

  21. k.shubha said on April 23, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Madam recipes are very nice,we request to give more different items

  22. k.rekha said on April 13, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Very useful tips

  23. shobana said on February 28, 2009 at 3:50 am

    we request you to update this site with your new tips and recipes.

    We like ur recipes and are perfect in measures and taste. Thanks.

  24. Deepa said on February 4, 2009 at 2:36 am

    I want to know how to use micro wave oven and ghow to set grill mode in it

  25. lalitha said on October 1, 2008 at 1:32 am

    I want your receipe book i want to purchase online wat i should do

  26. Sheela said on September 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks a lot for the tip on salt.I have a tough time to have a free flow of the salt.

  27. sharmila said on May 24, 2008 at 6:19 am

    kitchen tips are lovely madam really like a mother teaching her daughter u have given advices thank u mam

  28. sharmila said on May 24, 2008 at 6:16 am

    madam recipes are excellant she has given a idea of how to make delicious recipes in home instead of going to hotel wasting our money and health we can prepare the same item in home really it tastes wonderful thanks to mrs mallika badrinath

  29. sharmila said on May 24, 2008 at 6:07 am

    i like the recipes it tastes lovely all item cook has hotel taste

  30. kjayasri said on May 9, 2008 at 8:13 am

    is there any receipes on online itself or otherwise i want to buy the books

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