There are different verbs use while cooking, some talk about the way food is cooked, and others about the preparation before cooking.
Let’s see the most common ways of cooking food ⬇️⬇️
Grill – to cook something on a frame of metal bars, usually over a gas or coal fire.
Roast – cook (food, especially meat) by prolonged exposure to heat in an oven or over a fire.
Bake – cook (food, bread, cakes) by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven.
Fry – cook (food) in hot fat or oil, typically in a shallow pan.
Boil – cook or be cooked by immersing in boiling water or stock.
Poach – cook (an egg) without its shell in or over boiling water.
Stew – (with reference to meat, fruit, or other food) cook or be cooked slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan.
Steam – cook (food) by heating it in steam from boiling water.
Scramble – eggs whose whites and yolks are stirred together while cooking.
Caramelize – Onions are naturally sweet; and as caramel comes from the simple cooking of sugar when you slowly cook onions over an extended period of time, the natural sugars in the onions caramelize, making the result intensely and wonderfully flavorful.
Simmer – (of water or food that is being heated) stay just below boiling point while bubbling gently.
Toast – cook or brown (food, especially bread or cheese) by exposure to a grill, fire, or other source of radiant heat.
Now, let’s learn about some cooking verbs used when preparing food ⬇️⬇️
Peel – remove the outer covering or skin from (a fruit or vegetable).
Slice – cut (something, especially food) into slices, Ex: slice the onion into rings.
Chop – cut (something) into pieces with repeated sharp blows of an axe or knife.
Grate – reduce (food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater.
Whisk – beat or stir (a substance, especially cream or eggs) with a light, rapid movement.
Pour – flow rapidly in a steady stream.
Stir – move a spoon or other implement round in (a liquid or other substance) in order to mix it thoroughly.
Spread – apply (a substance) to an object or surface in an even layer.
Knead – work (moistened flour or clay) into dough or paste with the hands.
Flatten – to cause something to become level and thinner: Flatten the pastry into a thin disc with your hands.
Mash – reduce (food or other substance) to a soft mass by crushing it.
Roll – make (something) by forming material into a cylinder or ball.
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