My first post on cooking !!
Now, this post should stop all those ‘you-don’t-take-blogging-seriously’ kind of allegations against me and that I write only irrelevant posts. Here it is, after a long time, I am attempting a serious and a very informative post; hoping to get the necessary encouragement from you all.
This post is an indeed an inspiration from all those cookery posts that my fellow bloggers had published so far. I had to literally get into all those posts once again and read them to get a basic structure of a cookery post.
So, are you ready ? :
Lesson 1 : How to boil water.
You need :
- Gas lighter / match box
- Apple / Lays packet
- Remote control
Rinse the vessel and keep it ready.
Fill the vessel with the required quantity of water. If it is for a blog post like this, then water from the tap is more than enough. Otherwise, fill the vessel only with water from an ISI marked packaged drinking water. Usually, it’s only the packaging that is ISI marked, the water that we normally get in it is anyway tap water! So it doesn’t matter anyway with what kind of water you fill the vessel.
After filling the vessel with water, stir the water well with a spoon so that all the minerals in the water are uniformly distributed.
Turn the gas on and light the stove using a gas lighter or a match box. Make sure you have enough gas in your cylinder otherwise you will end up having luke warm water which doesn’t serve our purpose now.
We will have to wait for sometime for the water in the vessel to get boiled. Meanwhile, take the apple and cut it into pieces with a clean knife. Switch on your TV and start eating your cut apple pieces one by one. It is mandatory that you enjoy the apple by having them slowly; you have got enough time ! If the vessel is large (irrespective of the quantity of water), you could substitute the apple with a packet of Lays chips, any flavour would do !
After a few minutes, you will start hearing some weird sounds and also see fumes coming out of the vessel, which means that the water is going to get boiled in some time. Closely observe the water in the vessel. Stir the water in the vessel once again with the spoon, only because you haven’t made use of the spoon much.
Once you see a lot of bubbles arising from the water, look at it for a few seconds, its fun to watch those bubbles.
Switch off the knob in the stove and you have your boiled water ready.
Using a cloth carefully take the vessel from the stove and allow it to cool for a couple of minutes.
You could use this boiled water for various purposes like pour it into bottles and keep it in your fridge for purified ice water, you could also use it for a hot water bath incase you do not have a geyser in your bathroom, mix some salt to it and get hot salted water, which I don’t remember having any specific use.
The tutorial ends here, hope the text and the pictures were informative.
If there are other ways to boil water, you are free to share it here in the comments section.
PS : This is also an answer to Smita who claimed in this post of OGs that I cannot even boil water. It took me almost a month and a half to learn the techniques of boiling water and master it. Hmmphhh !!!!
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