Top 10 Cooking Tips for Indian Working Moms

‘Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colours, there are only so many flavours- it’s how you combine them that sets you apart’- Wolfgang Puck.

This sums up the importance of cooking. Today’s woman has to balance her personal and professional life. Her life has become hectic with tight project deadline to be met, presentation to be worked on and time to be kept. She is multi-tasking woman. Amidst all this she has to cook for her family. 

Cooking and eating your own food are healthier and cost-effective apart from tastier. Long working hours, leave working woman with very little time to cook well-balanced and nutritious meals. But she has to cook for herself and for her family. 

Here are some useful tips to make the task easier for working Moms.
  • On weekends take time to plan for the whole week. It may sound a bit too much but it will save you a lot of time and tension.

    Take a notebook and write down the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Shop accordingly and you are always in order.
  • Keep the work of peeling, chopping, blending etc. on weekends. Nowadays you get chopped and neatly packed vegetables.

    If you find them expensive wash, cut the vegetables and store in zip-lock bags in the fridge.
  • Prepare chappati dough in advance for 2-3 days and keep it in the fridge. Keep dosa and idli batter handy for a quick South Indian meal.
  • Prepare tomato puree, ginger-garlic paste, gravies, onion paste in bulk and store in air-tight jars and keep in the fridge.

    This is a great way to save rush our tension.
  • Keep a pad and pen handy in the kitchen and note down your stocks of masalas and condiments.

    This way you don’t have to visit market often and this saves lot of your time.

    Keep grocery shopping for once in a week or even better once in a month.
  • Stock up instant food items like noodles, pasta, masala oats, sauces, bread, butter, chicken nuggets etc.

    Don’t depend too much on these food items as they are not healthy. Once in a while it’s OK.
  • Keep a stock of fruits, dry fruits and nuts. Some days you don’t feel like preparing breakfast.

    Make smoothies with these things and you have a delicious and healthy breakfast in a jiffy.
  • Keep the legumes soaked and boiled and store in a fridge. Meals need not be fancy but nutritious.
  • Invest in modern gadgets like mixer, grinder, food processor, chopper, grater, slicer etc. This is a life time investment and are extremely useful.
  •  Last but not least, use fewer utensils. Wash, rewash and reuse. This is time saving specially when you don’t have any domestic help.

    Keep your kitchen decluttered, neat and clean. Messy kitchen is a big NO.

We Indians will compromise on anything but food……. Food is our basic need and it should be healthy, nutritious and tasty.

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