Did you accidentally put in one tablespoon of salt rather than one teaspoon, or perhaps you just dumped too much salt in your recipe?
Well, don’t worry because it happens to the best of us! If you have added excess salt to your food, then Relax! All is not lost. The entire dish doesn’t need to be bound for the trash!
Here we are sharing one of the best ways to remedy the situation. We are quite hopeful that all these tips will work perfect and help neutralize the salty taste in your dish.
How To Reduce Excess Salt From Gravy or Curry?
Learn how you can reduce salty from gravy or curry. Here are plenty of best ways to Rescue too-salty curries or gravies!
Got too much salt in gravy? Well, you don’t need to worry. Simply add a peeled and quartered potato to the gravy. Let them absorb salt for a minimum of 20-30 minutes. Exclude the potatoes before serving the dish.
2). Wheat Flour (Aata):
One of the oldest technique to get rid of excess salt in a recipe is soaking small balls of wheat flour in the curry. Here’s how you can use wheat flour to reduce salt in your food:
- Take some wheat flour. Add water to the flour and mix well. Knead until smooth and pliable.
- Make small balls of the prepared dough 2-3 or depending upon the quality of your dish, and put them in the curry. These small flour balls will soak all the excess salt in your food. Remove the balls before serving.
3). Coconut Milk:
Coconut milk is known for its highly nutritious properties, but do you know that it can also be used for reducing excess salt from food. Simply add a half glass of coconut milk in curry and cook well. Other than neutralizing the salt effect from your food, coconut milk will also enhance the taste of the dish. So use it with no worries!
A half glass of milk can come in handy too when it comes to reducing the excess salt put by mistake in the curry.
Yogurt can be used to lessen the salt in your curry. Put 2 spoons of yogurt in the curry and cook well. It will help neutralize the surplus salt’s effect.
6). Onions & Tomatoes:
Onions are available in everyone’s house. If you think you have mistakenly added more salt to your food, you can simply follow these steps:
- Fry a few onion slices.
- Chop these fried onions and put them in curry. Once added, it will balance the surplus salt’s effect.
* If the onion leaves a sweet taste, include (1-2) finely chopped tomatoes along with a glass of water in the dish. Cook the curry well. So, in case if you think, you have messed up with your food, this quick and easy tip can help you out get your dish become alright with no compromise on taste.
7). Milk Cream
Milk Cream can be used to lessen the salt in your curry. Put 2 spoons of milk cream in the curry and reduce the salty taste.
How To Reduce Salt From Rice Or Biryani?
Have you mistakenly added too much salt in Biryani or rice? Well, now you don’t need to worry because here we are sharing a very great tip with you guys.
- Take some wheat flour. Add oil to the flour and mix well *(don’t use water). Knead until smooth. Flatten the dough, giving it a shape of a roti.
- Before putting the Biryani on dam, separate half amount of rice from the cooking pot.
- Place the flattened dough (roti) on top of the remaining rice in the cooking pot.
- Now add the rice (that we separated before) on top of the roti. In this way, the roti is placed in between two layers of rice, understand?
- Place the Biryani/rice on dam.
- Before presenting the biryani, take out the flattened dough (roti-shaped) from between the two layers of rice. The roti would have become rubbery hard due to the absorption of excess salt from the Biryani. After this, you may enjoy your deliciously cooked Biryani!
How To Reduce Salt In Soup?
In case of a soup, then as per the quantity of soup, you may include one or two teaspoons of sugar to neutralize the excess salt. Otherwise, you may follow this simple technique:
- Get some White Flour (Maida). Mix it with some water and knead well until smooth and pliable dough is formed.
- Make small balls of this dough and add them in soup.
- Before presenting, take out the dough balls.
- Depending on what the dish is, use other ingredients to tone down the salt. Example: If it’s a vegetable curry, add some additional boiled veggies that are cooked without salt. If it’s a masala type food that has become too salty, you can add a glass of water and turn it into a gravy.
- In case of rice, you can boil a little proportion of extra rice and include it in your previous portion to neutralize the salty effect.