When ever i read a recipe on the internet, there were many words in that recipe which sound alien to me. Cooking it self is alien to me, but then these words were like Greek/latin to me.So i goggled it out and found the meanings,now its relatively more  easy to understand a recipe but not that easy to make it.

  • Julienne – This term is used with vegetables. Julienne carrots are carrots which have been chopped into matchsticks or strips.
  • Marinate- To coat a piece of meat or fish in a sauce usually overnight or for a few hours in the fridge. ( I knew this…..cool)
  • Peel – Remove the skin from fruit vegetables or prawns. “I can peel it”
  • Poach – To cook in liquid. Poached eggs are cooked in boiling water and poached fish is often cooked in hot milk.
  • Puree – To puree a vegetable or fruit is to blend it until it is as smooth as baby food.
  • Sauté- You can sauté vegetables and this means to fry in hot oil over a high heat for a short amount of time.
  • Season – To flavor with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer- It means to bringa sauce to boiling and then turn down to a level where the sauce is bubbling but not boiling.
  • Stir-fry – To stir-fry is to cook meat and/or vegetables in a wok at a high temperature.
  • Scald – Applying heat that is close to the boiling point.
  • Sift/sieve – sieve separates wanted/desired elements from unwanted material using a tool such as a mesh.
  • Whisk – Use an electric whisk or a hand whisk to beat something like cream.
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