Vegetable cooking times can be puzzling. With certain vegetables it's easy to assess the cooking time but others require definite timing to get the optimum results.
Fortunately, this cheat sheet from Fan Drop sets out some tips for cooking a range of different vegetables. It offers vegetable cooking times for boiling, steaming and even the microwave - although we usually avoid nuking our veg at FDL HQ.
Since the infographic focuses on methods that don't require added fat you won't find cooking times for roasted or sautéed veggies. But this is still a wonderful resource you may want to consult often.
Cooking Time For Green Beans
To ensure green beans are cooked just right (bright green but with a slight crunch) we have to consider the method we want to use.
Boiled 6-8 min
Steamed 5-8 min
Microwaved 3-4 min.
Cooking Time for Asparagus
If you love asparagus but are not quite sure how to cook them, here's some advice to get it right every time.
Boiling is not recommend.
Steamed 8-10 min.
Microwaved 2-4 min.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.