November 7, 2016

When you step into the kitchen, you can’t wait to fix up a dish quickly and get back to your favourite TV show. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could cut down your cooking time and still have a great meal? Don’t worry, we’ve got you a kitchen hack to speed up your dish.

Potatoes, as we all know, are the heroes of many good old Indian vegetarian dishes and any meal without it would seem incomplete. This simple and humble tuber, delicious as it may be, takes a lot of time to cook, which causes much frustration. So let’s get back to the basics and learn how to boil a potato in half the time. Yes, there is a faster way to do it!

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Step 1:

This method is generally used to precook potatoes for another preparation. Start with pouring some water in a kettle and bring it to a boil.

Step 2:

Now dice the potatoes into smaller chunks and place them in the correct sized saucepan. Pour the boiled water over them.

Step 3:

Keep them over a hot flame to continue simmering until tender i.e. about 5 minutes.

Step 4:

Remove from flame and drain excess water and your fully boiled potatoes are ready. In case of baby potatoes, follow the same procedure but keep them on the flame for approximately 10 minutes.

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This method can be used for almost any vegetable, like beets, carrots, pumpkin, that requires quick steaming or boiling. If you put a whole vegetable in hot water, it could lead to an overcooked exterior and a raw interior. So make sure to either use small veggies — like the baby potatoes, baby carrots, or just dice the regular ones first. 

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Who knew boiling a pot of potatoes could be so convenient? Happy Cooking!