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OIl Free cooking

Nowadays all are busy thinking about how to be more and more fit. For this one has to take lot of care of the food that he eats. So thinking about fat free foods? Then put the oil out of your kitchen. Though this sounds quite good and attractive but how shall we cook without using oil. The idea of cooking without oil may sound inconceivable to most of us. But what if we could? Health concerns surrounding body weight and the heart are now common in many households. And it is oil that is held responsible for creating the mess, most often.

Buzz up!The chef Sanjeev Kapoor says , ''Traditionally, our households have prepared food that was more than enough for a single meal. So, oil helped in preserving food when there were no refrigerators. It's true that food without oil does not taste the same. I think it tastes better.''
Here are some tips of how to cook without oil and even making it tasty.

Stir-fry- Use a wok to cook vegetables, poultry and seafood in vegetable stock, wine or a small amount of oil. Avoid high-sodium seasonings like teriyaki and soy sauce.

Microwave- This is a good alternative because it's fast and doesn't add fat or calories.

Roast- Put a rack in the pan so the meat or poultry doesn't sit in its own fat drippings. Instead of basting the meat with pan drippings, use fat-free liquids like wine, tomato juice or lemon juice. When making gravy from the drippings, use a gravy strainer or skim ladle to remove the fat.

Grill or broil- Always use a rack so fat drips away from the food.

Bake- Bake foods in covered cookware with a little extra liquid.

Poach- Cook chicken or fish by immersing it in simmering liquid.

Saute- A pan made with nonstick metal or coated with a nonstick surface is a terrific investment, because it lets you use little or no oil without having food stick. You also can use a nonstick vegetable spray, a small amount of broth or wine, or a tiny bit of oil rubbed onto the pan with a paper towel. When necessary, use liquid vegetable oils that have no more than 2 g of saturated fat per tablespoon.

Steam- Steam vegetables in a basket over simmering water. They'll retain more flavor and won't need any salt

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