Secret Ingredients That Can Transform A Home Cooked Dish

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Home cooked dishes are alright but they don’t always have the oomph that you get in the restaurant dishes. However, that does not mean you will eat outside on every chance you get. There are ways to transform your home cooked dishes into something equally tasty using a few secret ingredients. Certain simple ingredients have the super power to turn your home cooked dishes into something that your taste buds will thank you for. Here are a few secret ingredients that you can incorporate in your dishes that you have cooked in your home kitchen and give them the restaurant quality flavour.

Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic vinegar is a hero ingredient that can turn your home cooked dishes into something very flavourful. It is a versatile ingredient that you can add to your favourite salad dressings and give them the x-factor you long for. This vinegar has a very sweet and sour note to it that is even great for Asian style cooking. The intensity of the taste of the vinegar varies with how much quantity you use it and what you use it for. However, a little goes a long way for this secret ingredient. Drizzle a few drops on your dish and you will be good to go.


These tiny little things are packed full of flavour. Capers are commonly used in Mediterranean, North African and Middle Eastern cooking for their exotic taste. They have a very aromatic and salty flavour to them that you can add to any of your favourite savoury dishes. They work best for driving a little punchy flavour into your dish but they will not overpower your taste. They are little packets of fire but would leave your taste buds craving for more.

Chilli Flakes

Do we even need to explain? Dry flakes of chilli are commonly found in any corner of a grocery store and therefore extremely easy to get your hands on. Chilli flakes are not just limited to the Italian cuisine. If you love spice in your food, just add them to your dish and they would transform it to the next level. This ingredient would give the right amount of kick and heat that any spice lover adores and will turn even an underwhelming dish to a massive hit. Sprinkle some chilli flakes to get the warm flavour in your food.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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