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Healthy Cooking: 10 Tips on Using Fats and Oil in a Healthy Diet

  By Mansi Kohli  posted Jul 10th 2012 at 8:00AM IN | Avg Rating
Diet & Fitness

#1 Tip on Using Fats and Oil in a Healthy Diet

Indians love fried food. Many find cutting fried foods out of their diet difficult. You must understand that healthy weight control and cholesterol management does require you to cut down on fried foods. However, when you absolutely must eat and make some, make sure you follow these steps:

Understand the process of deep frying your food using the right type of oil. Whenever you want to fry your food, start the frying process at a correct temperature. For your food to cook properly, the oil should be in the range of 175 - 225 degrees Celsius. Keep a tab on the hotness of your oil by watching a shimmer across the surface of the food as it heats up.

  • Next is to maintain the correct temperature of the food, in between the cooked batches of deep fried food. 
  • An Indian kadhai should be ideally half-filled when frying the food item. Also, make sure the food is neither too small, nor too big.
  • Drain the excess oil before adding food to the plate.

 

 

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