The amount of salt can either make or spoil food, so it is always advisable to add salt carefully while cooking so that your hard work is not wasted. Because while low salt content in food can be easily corrected, when salt is high, it becomes a problem.
However, the situation is quite common. Many a times we add too much salt to a dish and end up ruining the taste as well as all the effort in preparing the dish.
The next time you find yourself in such a situation, don’t panic. Because, there are many ways you can balance the extra salt in a dish. Wondering what they are? Read on
Celebrity chef and MasterChef India Season 1 winner Pankaj Bhadouria recently shared a video on Instagram in which he shared several recipes to balance out excess salt in food recipes.
For gravy items: (salon etc.)
If you want to reduce the saltiness of a gravy item or dal, chef Pankaj Bhadouria suggests reheating it in a pan and adding small balls of kneaded flour. Kneaded dough (wheat) balls absorb excess salt. Apart from this, milk, cream or boiled potatoes can also help in salting.
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For dry foods: (roasted or vegetable etc.)
For dry or roasted foods such as potato, cabbage, peas, kale, roast beef, etc., a great way to balance out the extra salt is to add lemon juice, chopped tomatoes or tomato puree. Another alternative as suggested by Chef Bhadauria is yogurt, yogurt also reduces the effectiveness of salt.