Category: Kitchen tips


Cleaning Mushrooms

Normally mushrooms get cleaned easily just with water..However if they are too dirty, rub them with some flour and then wash normally…The dirt goes easily!! 🙂


Self-raising flourI realised that since self-raising flour is not available everywhere it will help to put the substitute here!! This recipe yields 1 cup of self-raising flour.


1) 1 cup all purpose flour(maida)
2)11/3 tsp baking powder
3)1/3 tsp salt


1)Combine all ingredients by sieving together….:P

You can use this right away or store in an air-tight container….:)



I know it’s been a long tym..Had been out of station and then college and stuff…..Neways…not to get off-topic….I always had this problem with the cream I used to get from the shop…It never used to be thick enough to use as cream!! :P…Nd then, when I was in desperate need of cream,I came across this really really good substitute for cream and I know now that m never ever gna have to struggle for thick cream again!!!And wats more…It hardly takes 5 minutes to make!!So,here goes…

1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup milk
1tbsp flour

Melt the butter and then pour into the milk.Add the flour and mix well.
Now heat it in a saucepan till you get a thick consistency….(You’ll know when to stop :P)

And voila!! Thick cream without having to shop for it!!:D

Kitchen Tips-2

Being a cheese lover, I found this tip extremely useful!!To easily shred cheese, place it in the freezer for 30 minutes. The firmer cheese is less likely to make a melted mess on your grater.


Kitchen Tips-1

My mom knows a variety of kitchen tips which come in handy many-a-time….Thought since this is a blog named Meghna’s KITCHEN, it wouldn’t be totally out of place to add these tips on this blog…..I will keep adding these tips from time to time….To see all of them together you can always click on the label on the right side of this page….:)Well my first ever tip-


In case you want to clean a vessel having burnt food , place some chopped onion in the vessel , pour boiling water in it, keep it for 5 minutes and then clean….


Try it out and then do comment…:)