I Did It Again....Drives me Mad..!!

@nupats (3564)
India
June 11, 2008 5:00am CST
Today my hubby has a half day so i was preparing his Favourite prawns curry and fish fry with steamed rice..i forgot and absentmindedley put salt twice in the curry..i m so mad at myself ...how can i b so stupid..i had to reprepare the gravy wt waste of effort and time..are u forgetful? do u have accidents in the kitchen bcoz of any of your carelessness? wt wud u do if u put too much salt...
5 responses
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
11 Jun 08
Hi dear welll things happens and when u r busy or ur mind is occupied, it happens so dont be such mad or sad i dont know as how to solve it,
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@nupats (3564)
• India
12 Jun 08
thank u zass...at times am really absent minded..and i had to go all over...naturally u will not b able to help me for tht u need to know how to cook..heehee...i m sure ur wife will know..take care..thanx for writing in..
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
12 Jun 08
Ha ha ha u r right, i dont know how to cook only know how to make tea and boil egg and potatoes. LOl, but sure my wife is good cook Well keep it up, take care
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@nupats (3564)
• India
16 Jun 08
tht is what even my husband can do though i dont allow him much as he creates a mess..and it takes more time cleaning ..take care
@madlees (1381)
• India
11 Jun 08
Hi Nupats, My plan always works. What I do is to get all the things ready for the curry or any dish I am preparing. After adding them into the curry, I keep everything back as I use them. So all my things are available easily as and when I need it and I also don't use it twice. So if the masala or salt is missing then I'll know that I have put it in. I never let this double addition happen to me. It had happened many times before, so I started using this method. After starting on this method I have not had to prepare twice. For correction, add tomato puree if it is a tomato based dish or add coconut paste or rice flour.. You can also put in a cut potato and simmer till the potato takes the extra salt off. Then throw away the potato or use it in someother dish. All the best
@nupats (3564)
• India
12 Jun 08
thank u so much..u seem to b really very organised..i like the way u work..i think i shud also adopt tht method it seems very safe and no such disasters will take place in the kitchen sometimes i end up putting chilly powder also twice by mistake tht is also very bad...thanx for ur advce ..have a nice day..
@madlees (1381)
• India
12 Jun 08
Dear Nupats, Not only you, all of us are victims. We keep doing this but we never will find a way to get out of this habit. I tried this idea and I could get along with it easily, even when I have somebody in the kitchen talking to me, I will not get distracted. So try to follow a rule which is acceptable to you. It is easy and soon it becomes a habit.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
16 Jun 08
thank u dear..u have surely made me feel less gulty abt this and i m sure tht i will b more attentive now on..thank u
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
11 Jun 08
Boil some potatoes and add it to the gravy and let it be in there for a couple of hours. After that you can remove the potatoes. The gravy will taste less salty after that.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
12 Jun 08
thanx mayka..tht is a grt tip..so the potatoes take the extra salt away...i will surely try this out..thanx dear..have a nice day..
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
12 Jun 08
Yes try it out and let me know. If this formula succeeds you can afford to be careless in future. hahahahaha. Have a nice day and happy posting!
• United States
15 Jun 08
Oh, that happens to me lots. I forget and get busy and happy and go to town on the spices. I put too much hot sauce on the noodles tonight. I don't even know why I used hot sauce. The recipe didn't need it. I just did it without thinking. It happens. It's OK! I'm sure the rice was fine. You're doing fine. There will be other dishes. I promise!
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@nupats (3564)
• India
16 Jun 08
yes dear i made it again but i did get some good tips here so i can surely manage it better now..thank u so much for writing in..have a nice day..
@ultipost (63)
• Grenada
11 Jun 08
Such mistakes happen and it's just human. Rather than worrying too much, think about how to solve it. One approach is to make some more curry without salt -if you do not have more prawns use veggies-, mix 'm up, put one half in the freezer for a next meal.
@nupats (3564)
• India
12 Jun 08
thank u so much.i actually wonder why it didnt strike me..i made new curry all over again..i even liked your idea abt adding veggies..thank u dear...will remember this for next time..have a nice day