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 From:  Ram, Mumbai, Jan/18/11 submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject:  What's the easiest and fastest way to ma...
Question:  What's the easiest and fastest way to make chapathis for a small family gathering?

Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 11 Council Members)

swathi bollam,
Council Member
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  1In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a dough blade, process flour, salt and water until the mixture forms a ball. 2 Turn dough onto a floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes. 3 Transfer

... Full advice ...
Rate = 3 (Rated by 3 Council Members)

 
jeshma Mohandas,
Council Member
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  2 cups sifted whole wheat flour, whole wheat pastry flour, or chapati flour called atta found at Indian grocery stores * 2/3 cup lukewarm water * 1/2 teaspoon salt * small amount of Ghee (clarified

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Rate = 3 (Rated by 7 Council Members)

 
subha rajesh,
Council Member
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  Hai,

1.Before you make the curry/side dish/gravy for the chapathi, the first thing you got to do is make the dough.

2.Take a handful(ek mutti me jithna ayega utna)of flour(wheat).This will give

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Rate = 3 (Rated by 7 Council Members)

 
C. Raj, United Kingdom,
Council Member
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  Ram,

You can get a Poori/Puri Press, which is actually a simple contraption, which has two heavy non stick metal plates with a lever. You can use the same to press chappatis too. Place the needed d

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 4 Council Members)

 
Shefali Paradker,
Registered Member
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  Hi,

Make small balls of the dough,put 1 over another applying oil in between,roll the chapatis and cook over low flame..once ther are done...you can easily loosen them as they had been made with oi

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 4 Council Members)

 
sreelatha samaga,
Registered Member
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  if you have no time to leave atta for some time after making the dough take the atta and mix some milk and hot water to it.add more water and use it immedietly .the chapathis remain soft .if you are

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 7 Council Members)

 
Raju Balasubramanian,
Council Member
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  Ready made raw chapathis are available in almost all the departmental stores. Buy it and make chapathis at home. No other easiest and fastest way is available. It is really wonder we are making everyt

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 6 Council Members)

 
Pawan Pandey,
Registered Member
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  For easiest and fastest way you can stored dough for chapati in the refrigerator under any air tight box (WITHOUT giving shape of chapati) But after making dough apply small amount of cooking oil

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 3 Council Members)

 
Ruchi A,
Registered Member
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  Make all chapatis half cooked in advance without applying any oil. and while serving just put it in tava apply oil(optional) and yummmy hot chapati is ready :)

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 1 Council Members)

 
usha gurnani,
Council Member
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  Chapattis are always best when made hot and served immediately, but if this is not possible, make the chapattis, smear little oil in it, put it in foil and keep it in the fridge and heat it when neede

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 5 Council Members)

 
Meenal Kadian,
Council Member
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  make the dough. put it aside for 10 minutes. make small balls of dough and flatten them in round shape with the help belan. put the chapati on the hot tawa and bake them from both sides.

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 4 Council Members)

 
 From:  sivasamy, Dharapuram, Jan/16/11 submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject:  For cooking food which one is good for h...
Question:  For cooking food which one is good for health n fast.With use of stoves infra red/induction/some other instruments

Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 8 Council Members)

sreelatha samaga,
Registered Member
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  to be frank no system of cooking is good these days but it is better to use cooker on gas stoves .microwave is ok for reheating with closed containers.

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 5 Council Members)

 
madhuri arepogu,
Council Member
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  For cooking induction stove is preffered and it consumes less amount of gas,observes heat so easliy.

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 6 Council Members)

 
usha gurnani,
Council Member
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  The best method is the normal cooking on a gas.

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 5 Council Members)

 
Subhash Gandhi,
Council Member
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  For cooking food which is healthy - is to cook on Gas Stove or induction stove.

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Rate = 1.5 (Rated by 6 Council Members)

 
 From:  Anonymous, Chennai, Jan/07/11 submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject:  Best way to store an opened coconut..
Question:  I'm having a hard time in storing the opened coconut. However I preserve, I'm not able to use it after 2 days. What is the best way to store an opened coconut?

Rate = 3 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

T subha,
Council Member
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  The #1 Best way to make the opened coconut last longer Is to shred and then put into a zip lock bag, press as much air out of the bag as you can, then seal and store in the freezer.If you keep it in t

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Rate = 3 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

 
Linda Deviell,
Council Member
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  Dear Anonymous,

Before I begin my answer to this question, I would like to inform you of the recent article I published on my homepage. Its topic is cooking, and in it I have covered several dif

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Rate = 3 (Rated by 15 Council Members)

 
sambasivan s,
Council Member
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  hello Anonymous, chennai !

My wife keeps coconut after scrapping into small pieces. Scrapped pieces are kept in ziplac bags and stored inside refrigerator. It has to be kept in freezer portion. I

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Rate = 3 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

 
- Bahu -,
Council Member
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  Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your query.

The best solution is to use the fresh coconut within a day of opening it. However, this is often hard if your family is small or you do not buy coconuts

... Full advice ...
Rate = 3 (Rated by 6 Council Members)

 
Lavanya Rowe,
Registered Member
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  Hi

You can follow any of the following methods

1. Store in fridge mesh bags but their strings tied at the mouth of the bag. The bag allows air to circulate in the fridge and the coconut does not

... Full advice ...
Rate = 3 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

 
Latha Jayaprakash,
Council Member
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  First you have to was h the insides of the coconut with clean water. Remove any vibhoothi or Kumkum if it is from the temple. Then cover with an cling film and refrigerate. You can keep it for about 4

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Rate = 3 (Rated by 12 Council Members)

 
Rajan C Mathew,
Registered Member
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  Keep it in the refrigerator, if you have one. Raw broken coconuts get fungal and bacterial attack if kept in the warm, humid room or kitchen. This can be eliminated and the coconut can be stored for a

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Rate = 3 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

 
Padmini Seshendra,
Council Member
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  Put opened coconut in freezer. Before using it just drop it in water for 10-15mins. Its ready to use.

You can also, remove the shell and put it in zip lock bag and freeze it. Unfrozen it in water f

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 1 Council Members)

 
divya ,
Registered Member
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  hi. the best way to store opened coconut is to keep it under a fan till it dries, make sure its completely dry and then wrap it up in a dry polythene bag and keep it in freezer. it really works!! even

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 16 Council Members)

 
preeti saxena,
Council Member
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  I cut the coconut into cube pieces and store it in freezer in air tight container. I use it for a week or 10 days. Whenever I want to use, I thaw it half hour before and grind it in mixie. Usually, I

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 12 Council Members)

 
KG Anand,
Council Member
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  Try to keep it properly wrapped in a clean thin Polythene sheet at low temperature in the Deep Freezer or Ice Compartment of the Refrigerator which may last longer than two days but it should be consu

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 16 Council Members)

 
Sandya Chander,
Registered Member
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  Are you storing in the fridge or freezer? Coconut will not stay more than a few hours once opened, especially in hot and humid weather conditions of Chennai. It is best to scrape the coconut or cut

... Full advice ...
Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 7 Council Members)

 
Mala Prabakar,
Registered Member
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  I live in USA. Here 1 small coconut is $1.59. So i grate the coconut and leave it in Freezer. Whenever I need i will take out and leave it for a while.when it is breakable, break and prepare chutney o

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 5 Council Members)

 
Kavitha S,
Council Member
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  You can slit the coconut into small pieces or scrape it using coconut scraper and save it in the freezer for later use. It works for me!

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

 
Subhash Gandhi,
Council Member
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  Break the coconut and grate the same . You can open and greate more than one coconut. Keep the grated coconut in a airtight plastic container or zip lock and put the same in deep freezer. This way

... Full advice ...
Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 14 Council Members)

 
sreevalli maruvada,
Registered Member
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  cut the coconut into small pieces or grate the coconut and put the pieces or grated coconut in the ziploc and keep it the freezer. You just take out whenever u want it and wash it with water and use

... Full advice ...
Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 8 Council Members)

 
R Naidu,
Registered Member
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  Place it (either in chunks or grated) in a plastic bag and refrigerate up to 2 days. To keep fresh longer, wrap the prepared coconut in plastic and then in aluminum foil, and freeze for up to 2 months

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 7 Council Members)

 
usha gurnani,
Council Member
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  I always put my remaining coconut in a sandwich bag and keep it in the freezer and even after a month the coconut is fresh and edible.

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Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 7 Council Members)

 
Afreen 123,
Council Member
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  HI, u cover it with a polythere wrapper(food wrappers available in market) and store it in the fridge.always keep in such a way that the open portion faces down. it will last for a week r more. i

... Full advice ...
Rate = 2.5 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

 
sireesha challapalli,
Registered Member
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  1.apply lill salt on the inside white part of the coconut n keep it in the refrigerator 2. keep the rest of the coconut in the chiller tray

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

 
Geetha Gopakumar,
Council Member
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  The opened/crashed coconut should cover with a clean polythene and store it in a fridge/refrigerator.

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 6 Council Members)

 
khanjana desai,
Council Member
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  just apply lemon juice all over the inside of the coconut and keep it in a zip pouch and refrigerate it.

hope i helped..:)

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 13 Council Members)

 
chakravarty devulapalli,
Registered Member
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  Freeze it in a deep freezer!

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 14 Council Members)

 
amrita rajan,
Council Member
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  hi crate the coconut and store it in airtight container it will last for a week

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Rate = 1.5 (Rated by 12 Council Members)

 
B Sreekanth Reddy,
Council Member
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  Hello Dear Sir/Madam, I too had encountered similar situation a few days back.

After you open the coconut

1. Remove the contents(white meat)

2. Wash them

3. Dry them with soft cloth

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Rate = 1.5 (Rated by 1 Council Members)

 
shiva sakthi,
Council Member
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  Hai,

You may store it in the refrigerator.Or apply salt in the white part of the coconut.It will be fresh for three days.clean the coconut before using it.

... Full advice ...
Rate = 1.5 (Rated by 1 Council Members)

 
 From:  Chelvi, Chennai, Jan/07/11 submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject:  cookery classes ...
Question:  cookery classes

Rate = 2 (Rated by 5 Council Members)

usha gurnani,
Council Member
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  Not very clear but you need to find out about cookery classes in Chennai, you will have to the local classifieds.

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Rate = 1 (Rated by 3 Council Members)

 
 From:  suchitra, india, Dec/30/10 submitted on: Ammas.com
Subject:  i have normal microwave i want to prepar...
Question:  i have normal microwave i want to prepare a cake but although many times i tried it is getting flattened help me on this,on how to prepare a pefect cake

Rate = 3.5 (Rated by 2 Council Members)

Mrs. Sai Sai,
Council Member
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  suchitra,

The Recipes for cakes using Conventional Oven cannot be made in microwave. The cakes will not come good. You have to use specific recipes for microwave cakes.

Tips for making cakes i

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Rate = 4 (Rated by 1 Council Members)

 
Venkatesh Rajendran,
Registered Member
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  Use a mold and half bake it. Then turn the half baked dough and re-bake it.

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Rate = 2 (Rated by 1 Council Members)

 

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