Time is precious, value your time. When in the kitchen preparing a meal, use the same time to do other preparatory things for future use while your food is on the stove getting tender. For example, as I mentioned in a previous post, you could peel and grind ginger and garlic to freeze for future use. Or you could prepare a broth or sauté chopped onions for the next day (as I will explain in an upcoming post). This will save cooking time for your next meal and you get some more time each day to spend with your loved ones!
When you have some free time, peel and chop ginger, garlic and green chillies in a chopper and freeze them in a thin layer in separate freezer bags. Once frozen, break the layer with loose hands to pieces of different sizes. You can throw in a piece of the required ingredient as needed for any recipe while cooking.This will cut short the cooking time substantially. Now spend this saved time with your family or doing what you like to do the most.