# A cup of milk added to vegetable gravy thickens it, tastes good and is easy to digest.
# Add a teaspoon of corn flour to a small quantity of yoghurt and mix in hot milk. Milk will set in a shorter time, especially during winters.
# A few drops of lemon juice to the water when boiling, softens rice and improves the flavor.
# If you have forgotten to soak lentils the previous night, don’t panic. Soak them in a vacuum flask filled with steaming hot water for an hour or so.
# To make quick mashed potatoes .peel the required amount and cut into small cubes. Boil for ten minutes, drain and mash. They are ready to eat in under a quarter of an hour.