Adding water or milk can change the taste of the dish.

  15 Mei 2024 15:00 - Not a few people choose to cook for themselves at home. Apart from saving costs, this method also allows you to adjust the ingredients used according to your taste. For example, if you like spicy food, just add cayenne pepper or chili powder to the dish.

But sometimes, undesirable things happen while cooking . For example, adding too much sliced cayenne pepper or chili powder to cooking. As a result, the spicy taste in the dish is dominant. Instead of appetizing, cooking actually risks making your stomach hurt because it is too spicy .

Knowing this, a number of people immediately add various food ingredients to their cooking to neutralize the spicy taste. Ingredients that are often added include water and milk. Unfortunately, if you add water or milk, the taste of the dish risks changing.

So what's the solution?

An Instagram user @ummubalqishaura showed how to deal with food that is too spicy in one of his video uploads. Instead of adding water or milk, this netizen relies on one kitchen ingredient to neutralize the spicy taste in dishes. This method can be practiced when you cook chili sauce or soupy dishes, OK?

How to deal with food that is too spicy using 1 kitchen ingredient.

At the beginning of the video, this netizen can be seen cooking chili sauce. Because he felt the spicy taste was too strong, he immediately took a kitchen ingredient as a neutralizer. Not milk or water, but one ingredient included is lime juice.

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photo: Instagram/@ummubalqishaura

The amount of lime juice can be adjusted according to your needs. But if there is too much, the resulting dish can actually taste sour. After that, stir the dish and taste it.

reduce spicy dishes using lime juice  2024

photo: Instagram/@ummubalqishaura

Because of the addition of lime juice, the taste of the resulting dish is just right, not too spicy anymore. Reporting from, the sour taste of lime can reduce the spicy taste of the capsaicin compound contained in chilies. If you experience a similar incident, immediately practice this method, OK?

This video immediately caught the attention of netizens. Apart from being watched almost 1 million times, the comments column for this video is also filled with various responses from netizens.

But I use vinegar, the spiciness is immediately reduced by 80%. Just try it, bro," said the Instagram account @xaveria181, quoted by BrilioFood on Wednesday (15/5).

"I often do this too, the heat immediately disappears haha," said the Instagram account @rumahira.

"So this is even fresher," explained the Instagram account @dapurcitra1185.

How to store limes so they last a long time.

Storing limes so they last a long time can be done in several simple but effective ways. Here are some methods you can try.

1. Storage at room temperature:
- Place the lime in a cool and dry place.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
- Limes will last for about a week this way.

2. Storage in the refrigerator:
- Store limes in the fruit drawer in the refrigerator.
- Wrap the lime in plastic or put it in a sealed plastic bag. This helps maintain moisture and prevents the oranges from drying out.
- Limes can last up to 3-4 weeks this way.

3. Freezing limes:
- Squeeze lime juice and pour into ice cube molds. Once frozen, transfer the lime juice cubes to a sealed plastic bag and store in the freezer.
- Alternatively, you can cut the limes into slices or chunks, place them on a tray, and freeze. Once frozen, place the slices or pieces in a sealed plastic bag and store in the freezer.
- Frozen limes can last up to 6 months.

4. Preserving with salt or sugar:
- You can preserve lime slices with salt or sugar. Place the orange slices in a sterile container and sprinkle salt or sugar on top. Store in a cool and dry place.
- This method can make the lime last for several months.

5. Preserving with traditional methods:
- Limes can be processed into pickles or sweets, which can last a long time if stored in an airtight container and placed in a cool, dry place.

By following one or more of the methods above, you can extend the shelf life of limes so they stay fresh and can be used whenever needed.

Disclaimer: This translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English has been generated by Artificial Intelligence.