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