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Kitchen Hacks: How to balance out excess salt in food?

Sometimes, if you are a novice in the kitchen, you may end up putting excess salt in any dish that you are preparing. In that case, not only your hard work goes to waste but the taste is ruined. 

India TV Lifestyle Desk Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Published on: May 12, 2022 23:27 IST
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  • Excess salt in food spoils the taste and ruins the hard work as well
  • Use a ball made of dough as it absorbs excess salt in the food
  • Lemon juice balances out excess salt in food items

If there is no salt in the vegetable, then the food has no taste. But many times it happens that due to lack of experience, while preparing the vegetable, people put more salt in the vegetable. In such a situation, the whole taste of the food gets spoilt and then people do not even like to eat it and the whole vegetable prepared has to be thrown away.

In such a situation, today we will tell you that if there is too much salt in the vegetable, then how to fix it. You can easily reduce the amount of salt in the vegetable by adopting these methods.

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If more salt is added to the vegetable, then you can use boiled potatoes. For this, put boiled potatoes in a vegetable with more salt. This works to absorb more salt in the vegetable. After that take out the potato while serving the vegetable.

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Lemon juice

The taste of lemon is sour. In such a situation, if more salt is added to the lentils, then you do not need to worry. Add lemon juice to it as its sourness will equalize the amount of salt


If the amount of salt in lentils or vegetables has increased in any way, then in such a situation, use flour dough. The dough will absorb the salt. After a while you take this dough out of it. Due to this, the taste of both will also be absolutely perfect.


You can use curd if there is more salt in the vegetable. For this, add one or two spoons of curd to the vegetable and mix it well. Curd will balance the salt content and your vegetable will become tasty again.

Desi Ghee

Desi ghee also works to reduce the amount of salt in the vegetable. If along with salt, chillies have become too much, then use desi ghee.

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