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Kitchen Skimmer | jhara

Kitchen utensil skimmer(jhara)

What is skimmer?

A skimmer is a round shape kitchen utensil which varies in size from three to nine inches in diameter and perforated with small holes. And attached to a long handle.

What is a skimmer in cooking?

Skimmer is a kitchen tool that is used to remove food ingredients, excess fluids, fats, particles and other items from the surface of hot oil, boiling water and foods being prepared.

The Spoon is very shallow and has a wide base with numerous small holes or  with a fine mesh wire for draining but not releasing the skimmed items.

Skimmer is a preferred and necessary utensil in a Restaurants operations. It is really impossible to work at a commercial kitchen without a Skimmer. It's a unique and has amazing capacity to perform in daily kitchen operations.

Also known in Hindi as Jhara ,the Skimmer has different types and size according to its uses.

Uses of Skimmer in kitchen (mesh skimmer)

Skimmer is used in daily operations in a Restaurants kitchen and at home.
  • To skim rice, noodles and vegetables from hot boiling water.
  • To skim fried food items from hot oil.
  • To make boondi and motichur ladoo.

Types of  Skimmer 

1. Large Skimmer ( Jhara) :-

When a large amount of Rice or Noodles is boiling then this type of Skimmer or Jhara is commonly used to remove the cooking items from the surface of boiling water.
  • Big skimmer jhara
It is widely used in kitchen operation for skimming  large amount of foods from boiling water or hot oil. Particularly used in banquet operations.

2. Medium Skimmer 

This type of Skimmer is use to skimmed Fry items from hot oil. Like French fries potato wedges and papad.

Medium size skimmer jhara Nearme Hotels Restaurants

You can also skim different types of snacks or small size appetizer using this type of skimmer.

Skinner used to skim some food items from hot oil are..
3. Small Skimmer

This type of Skimmer is commonly used at home. Like. To skim Puri, deep fried fish or chicken from hot oil.

Small size skimmer jhara use at home

4. Chinese spider

This one is commonly used in Restaurants operations. When large amounts of vegetables or Rice is boiling in hot water, you can easily skimmed them using it.

Hotels Restaurants Chinese spider  utensils skimmer

5. Small Chinese Spider

This small Skimmer is generally used in household operations.

Small size Chinese spider skimmer use at home

6. Skimmer (Jhara)

It has very small mini size whole on its base. Commonly used to remove excess fat or small particles from soups and Stew.

Small mini size whole skimmer Nearme hotels Restaurants

7. Boondi Jhara

This type of Skimmer or Jhara is commonly used in Halwai kitchen, Indian sweet making  kitchen. It is used to make boondi or motichur laddu.

Boondi skimmer jhara

Uses :

1. Skimming French fries from hot oil.

Skimming French fries using a skimmer Nearme hotels Restaurants

2. Skimming Indian Pakoda from hot oil.

Skimming Indian Pakodas using skimmer Nearme hotels Restaurants

3. Make boondi for laddu.

Making boondi Dana using skimmer Nearme Hotels Restaurants

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