How do you cover burnt taste in food?

Accidentally burning food while cooking is something that can happen to anyone. Even chefs are not spared from the wrath of a high flame or time! It is alright, don't panic, keep your calm and learn these quick hacks which will help you get rid of that sour burnt taste when you serve that dish. You will be amazed at how simple these remedies are!

No, you do not have to buy something new or invest much time on these remedies. Here is how you can start.

Cooking Pot Change

Did not think of that right? This is an out of the box idea which doesn't require you to be a rocket scientist. The simple theory we apply here is that when the food you cooked is burnt, the pot retains the smell and adds to the sour flavour and smell. So just change the pot and see the difference. Just remember not to scrape off anything from the bottom of the pan or on the sides and just pick up the ingredients to do the smooth transfer. However, this tip will be of no use if the dish is beyond saving and charred for that matter.

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Scraping Off

As long as your dish is not a liquid, you can salvage your dish by scraping off the too-burnt parts. But do it in a neat way, bring out your creative side, and give it those edges and rounds just to make it less prominent that you made a blunder. Using a sharp knife and tongs, trim the burned areas. Since that will change the colour of the vegetables or whatever dish entirely, you can put it back in the oven or the toaster for a little browning effect. But stand there and be sure to remove it at the right time.


Potatoes have been helpful in many households for many things. They are amazing for beauty treatments, for adding volume to our dish, for enhancing the taste of certain dishes, we all know Bengalis have a major love for them and now you know that they are great saviours to get rid of that burnt food taste. Potatoes have the ability to absorb smells and flavours. So just take a few raw potatoes, peel, and put them in the dish as it is. Simmer for 45 minutes and they will absorb that the sour taste. However, don't eat these potatoes unless you really want to.

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The Psychological Fix

This is just a trick I retained when my grandmother used to cook. So it is all about the mind game here. Just say it is a smoked dish. Some actually believe it and enjoy it like they would love a normal dish. It is quite psychological actually. It also depends upon who are the actual people who will have the dish. The ones with an open mind will actually relish that taste. But, if it is charred, then do not play this trick at all. It is best to order food from outside or fix another quick and easy to make dish and we have so many recipes here.

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आपकी स्किन और शरीर आपकी ही तरह अलग है। आप तक अपने आर्टिकल्स और सोशल मीडिया हैंडल्स के माध्यम से सही, सुरक्षित और विशेषज्ञ द्वारा वेरिफाइड जानकारी लाना हमारा प्रयास है, लेकिन फिर भी किसी भी होम रेमेडी, हैक या फिटनेस टिप को ट्राई करने से पहले आप अपने डॉक्टर की सलाह जरूर लें। किसी भी प्रतिक्रिया या शिकायत के लिए, पर हमसे संपर्क करें।