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Sameera Reddy shares some stress-free kitchen tips for homemakers

Instead of resorting to panic buying, think smart and store, recommends the actor.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 30, 2020 1:20:38 pm
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Being a homemaker is a tough job which has become tougher during the lockdown period considering the added responsibilities of home, family and taking care of the essentials in the house and kitchen. In such circumstances, maintaining calm and planning realistically can help. If you too are struggling keeping up with doing the dishes, cooking, dusting and the many other household chores, here is some help from actor and homemaker Sameera Reddy.

In an Instagram post, she gave useful tips to homemakers to keep the ‘what to make, how to store food‘ worries away.

Take a look!

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Ladies and Gents. After my meltdown yesterday I decided to just start thinking smart. I need to minimise my stress . Washing . Cleaning . Kids . Managing a full house . And of course. The stress. So I say start freezing essentials . So that I don’t use too many vessels while cooking . Minimise minimise minimise 🏋️ . . For example . – take lots of onions and sweat it down in a Kadai with ghee/oil – after cooling it completely out it in a freezer safe plastic box . (I’m trying to proper but to be honest as this point I’m just putting it in any damn plastic box) – after a day take it out and take the whole block and cut it into big chunks for access for easy cooking . Place back in the box or in a zip lock and return it to your freezer . It’s important to be a smart homemaker now more than ever. I’ve frozen croissants , breads , paneer , cooked Veg etc. I’ve added this link to give you more info of you need . https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-freeze-foods-3897631 And I always say . It’s ok to vent . Being only positive can also weigh you down . It’s ok to not be ok . It’s an extraordinary situation and we’re going to get thru this . #messymama #quarantine #21days #shitgotreal #wereinthistogether

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The young mother, who has been vocal about several issues including bodyshaming, shared the need to plan smart during the 21-day lockdown period.

She captioned the post, “It’s important to be a smart homemaker now more than ever. I’ve frozen croissants, breads, paneer, cooked veg etc.”

“I have started freezing stuff. Is it because of panic? No! It is about being smart,” she said while emphasising that using minimum utensils and dishes when cooking saves time and effort. “Hardly used any utensils. Right now, all about minimising dishes,” she added.

Some handy tips to get you started

*Cook tomatoes, let them cool down and simply freeze them. Take the frozen tomatoes, straighten the block on a chopping board and cut it into big cubes. You can use these cubes while cooking.

*Take four to five kgs of onions, add oil or ghee, and sweat them down without salt. Store and use them.

*Freeze paneer. Cut into cubes whenever needed.

*Put bread in either ziplock bag or foil. Try to keep them loose, that makes it easier to take out when needed.

*You can also freeze the bhaajis. Pre-make them and store.

So how are you managing your home in this lockdown period?

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