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How to get rid of raw onion smell while doing Gojju when forgotten to fry the onions

I forgot to fry the onions before grinding it. Now I have added the ground raw onions with masala to make semi liquid sambar(gojju), how do I get rid of raw smell? Should I keep heating the Bindi ...
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Reason(s) for poor bread results

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be gifted a standing mixer. My first project was James Beard's white bread. The end characteristics that I wish to improve on were: When attempting to de-...
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What is the optimal height and depth for a hood fan?

In a perfect ventilation world I would have a 27" deep and high powered hood fan that sits as close as possible to the stove (18"?). Unfortunately, this would be tricky as the hood fan would ...
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question regarding repulsion to dishes prepared with garlic in a certain way

I normally don't use garlic paste but I like the taste of garlic, I love garlic pickle, but I use garlic only in finely chopped pieces along with ginger paste in curries. I never had any problems ...
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How to deal with foul fishy odor of frozen shrimp

Note: I can't actually cook, I am just trying to learn to roughly assemble and heat things. Explain things to me like I know nothing. A few weeks ago I decided to try out cooking some shrimp for ...
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How to reduce/remove smell when cooking salmon fin soup?

I usually use simple recipes for salmon fin soup (tomato soup + salmon fin with some seasoning mostly). It tastes good but the smell of salmon fin is not. What should I do to reduce or remove the ...
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Is there an effective way to remove or neutralize the smell of fried food? [duplicate]

Meal prep tonight included lots of deep frying (canola oil). Hours later the smell persists very strongly. We have the AC on, but aside from that are looking for a way to neutralize the "fried ...
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How to get Garlic & other strong Spices' smell out of my Zojirushi Flask/ Thermos acquired via a herbal Immunity decoction?

How to get Garlic & other strong Spices' smell out of my Zojirushi Flask/ Thermos acquired via a herbal Immunity decoction? Major components of this decoction were: Garlic cloves Black Pepper ...
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Curries as receptors of odor transfer in refrigirators

Odor transfer is common phenomenon that occurs in refrigerators when we place items close to each other. Since the space is less in my refrigerator,I need to keep things near to each other. Although ...
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Why did my bacon smell and taste like beef? [closed]

I made a bacon sandwich earlier and while cooking the bacon I noticed a pungent scent identical to the scent of beef crisps, I then ate my sandwich which tasted like a mix of beef and smokey bacon ...
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My sourdough starter is going wrong in every possible way

I have been feeding my sourdough starter daily for just over two weeks and everything is constantly going wrong. At first water was sitting on the top, then it started smelling of nail varnish, and ...
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Can I rely on smell to tell if rendered animal fat is bad?

I've started storing rendered tallow (beef fat) in a glass jar on my kitchen counter at room temperature. The jair has a lid but is not air tight. Is it okay to use this fat for consumption as long ...
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Soaked chick peas (overnight) smell like sour milk [duplicate]

I put chickpeas in cold water last night and let them soak overnight, at room temperature, about 14-16 hours total. Today when I took the cover off, there was white foam on top of the water. I dumped ...
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How can i make food have a more desirable smell?

I am cooking a wrap with avocado, chicken and vegetables such as carrots, cucumber, capsicum, red onion etc. However, once I make these, they don't have any smells to it. So I was wondering how do I ...
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How to reproduce the smell of the ocean in cooking?

How might I recreate the smell of the ocean for cooking? I was out today fishing on a Pier in San Francisco and caught both a smelt and crab. The smell of both had that romantic smell of the sea. (I ...
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How to Remove Garlic Ginger Paste smell from refrigerator

When I put paste of garlic and ginger in the fridge the smell of paste spread in all the fridge and the other things too which are in the fridge.Kindly help me how to get rid of this to avoid the ...
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What makes sea food have similar smell?

I never ate fish, I always disliked the smell and had a little bit of trauma with my father forcing me to eat it while I was a kid. I had two experiences: Some years ago, I tried sushi. It doesn't ...
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Why did my hot chocolate stink?

So I ran across a recipe for “crock pot hot chocolate”. For those of you who are curious it is: 1.5 cups of heavy cream 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups of vanilla chocolate chips 6 cups of ...
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How can I package durian flesh so that its fragrance cannot be detected?

How can I package durian flesh so that its fragrance / smell cannot be detected? I tried to package some durian flesh using several layers of ziplocs followed by several layers of plastic bags but it ...
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How to remove bad smell from fridge and refrigerator? [duplicate]

How to remove bad smell of food from fridge and refrigerator?
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How to remove mutton smell while cooking? [duplicate]

Some people do not like specific smell of mutton in curry. What I do to remove the smell of mutton while cooking?
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How to clean up the smell of egg from a pot?

When I cook eggs, the smell spreads to other dishes, such as glasses or cups. This is very embarrassing. I used hot water to wash them, but failed to remove the smell. How do I clean them to remove ...
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How to remove bad smell from kitchen?

how to maintain a healthy, neat and clean kitchen in an apartment without smell as apartment is too small, there is no direct sunlight, no window only exhaust fan, rest of apartment have wide window ...
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Getting onion/garlic smell out of rice cooker

I used my rice cooker for rice with pork, onion and garlic. I washed it well twice but it still smells of pork and onion. It seems like the fat from the meat permeated the teflon (slightly scratched). ...
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How to remove onions smell from hands?

Why does the smell of onions linger on your hands long after you have been cutting them? Even after washing your hands. I have heard that stainless steel remove odors from hands? Is it true?
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Wheat sourdough starter - “swamp” smell

Some time ago I have grown my own sourdough starter fed with 50/50 wholemeal rye & all-purpose wheat flour (with 100% hydration). It turned out great, it normally grows a bit over 2x in volume ...
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What are the minimum spices I can use to remove meaty smell?

I cannot eat rare meat. So, I need to cook it. Generally, in my country, we use garlic, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, oil, and salt to cook meats. But, I am just wondering what if I ...
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How to contain the smell of truffle spice?

From our trip to Venice, Italy we brought home some truffle spice. It says "truffle powder" on the small container and mainly consists of salt, flour, truffle and dried mushrooms. It smells ...
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Why does rice go bad next day?

I'm using a rice cooker to cook rice and I find the very next day it starts to increasing smell bad and I feel like puking just smelling it. Not sure what the cause is but the rice cooker has started ...
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How do I know the lentils have gone bad?

I brought brown lentil two months ago. Now when I cooked them under pressure they remained in the same form as before and did not even slightly swell the way normally brown lentils swell up slightly. ...
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How can I prevent my house from smelling like the food I've cooked for hours afterwards?

Often when I cook on the stove top, it will involve something fragrant like garlic, onions, seared meat, etc. I'm fine with smelling it while it cooks, but it seems to permeate the air and linger for ...
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New oven still puts out terrible odor 5 days after buying?

I recently bought a new convection oven/microwave/grill combo made by Sharp. The user manual said for first time use to run the convection oven at max heat (230C) for 1 hour, which produced a verybad ...
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Whats causing odd flavour in reheated chicken?

I make some chicken soup and it tastes fine. However I notice that when I reheat it again it taste like sulfur or something other chemicals, not really sure what it is. Chemically speaking can ...
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Does fish blood have a smell, how to remove it?

truly fresh fish should not smell of anything except sea water. I've been buying fresh sardines however when I take it out of the bag there seems to be a smell, it seems to be originating from liquid,...
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Weird Smoke Coming from Stock Pot on Stove

I have recently purchased a stockpot and I have been using it for making pasta on an electric stove. The first two times I used it, everything was fine, but tonight I put it on the stove to make pasta ...
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Could oxidation of oil in frozen fish be causing smell which I am mistakening for overcooking?

I posted some questions about overcooking whitebait and am wondering if the cause of this smell, since it appears so quickly is overcooking or fish oil oxidation. I found the following which makes me ...
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How to cook whitebait without overcooking?

I think I keep on overcooking whitebait. Here is what I am doing: Quickly bring water to a boil, lower to simmer, Add whitebait(which may remove simmer since food lowers temp), move heat to high ...
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How do I remove boar taint (from a wooden handle)?

So, I made the mistake of using my beautiful cleaver (that has a wooden handle) to cleave some particularly pungent pigs’ trotters, and for the next year, no matter how many times I’ve washed it with ...
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Am I overcooking whitebait in water by using scum as a measure for doneness?

I understand that small fish like whitebait should be cooked in two minutes and anything above is probably overcooking. Of course a better guide is to go by temperature and the fish being opaque. ...
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Why does frozen then cooked fish smell more and what is this smell?

I have noticed that if I quickly simmer whitebait(and sometimes other fish which was frozen at sea) in water the fish/water quickly becomes smelly. I doubt it's overcooking smell because the smell ...
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What makes overcooked fish smell?

The best I have found is the following: "The house-permeating “fishy” aroma of cooked fish appears to involve a group of volatile molecules formed by fatty-acid fragments reacting with TMAO (...
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Fish always giving bitter/unpleasent taste/smell

When I make fish in a soup(no ingredients, just water, salt and fish) I notice the soup water tastes bitter/unpleasent and I stop eating it. This can happen with any fish - it's the same taste and ...
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cake smells bad of egg, is dense and rubbery

This was the first time bake a cake (basic sponge cake) with an electric beater. The final result was that the cake was smelling very bad of eggs, it was was very dense and rubbery. I dont see this ...
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How to get rid of boiled chicken breast smell?

I boiled sliced chicken breast in plain water for elders. It's their meal. Raw chicken was fresh, but cooked chicken smells not nice. I know it should smell, but I feel bad for them eating this thing. ...
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How to contain trash/waste food smells?

After using certain foods e.g. fish, spinach the remaining trash/waste food starts to smell and my tiny flat starts smelling of fish etc. I cannot take the rubbish out daily and if I put them in ...
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Fish from local chip shops smells fishy, but not from one shop?

As per the title, we have tried fish and chips from several local fish and chip shops, and whenever we get in the car to drive home with them we instantly smell the fish. However a new fish and chip ...
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Are there particular palate cleansers for particular foods?

Whilst buying perfume for my wife, the assistant kept offering us a glass of coffee beans to 'cleanse our olfactory palate' in between smelling fragrances. I had heard of 'palate cleansing' before, ...
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Is getting rid of the dough the only solution when it smells of yeast?

I made pizza dough (it was ready to use, you just add the liquid ingredients -oil and milk in my case- and the rest is similar to the usual process of letting it rest and so on) the other day and left ...
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What spicy ingredients hit the sinuses?

My sinuses are constantly congested. I know some spices can help with clearing them. However, I also know that some types of spice affect my nose and sinuses while others merely burn my mouth (not ...
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Jamon Serrano smells awful

I don't know a thing about cured ham, but I just opened this ham, and while I realize a cured ham probably has a peculiar smell, I can't imagine this horrific stench being intended. My entire ...