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EVS Class 3 NCERT Solutions, Chapter-10: What is Cooking

NCERT Class 3 EVS Chapter 10 gives a preliminary idea about cooking to the kids. The chapter covers the following concepts. different utensils required for cooking. available materials used for cooking. foods that can be eaten raw, cooked, and eaten both raw and cooked. sequence of cooking i.e., what are the steps required to follow to cook a complete meal. various methods of cooking like frying, boiling, baking, roasting, etc. The things (fuels) used to cook food are also explained in What is Cooking Class 3 EVS chapter. The NCERT textbook (Looking Around) questions are answered in a simple and engaging manner. We also have related ‘Learning Concepts’, and interactive worksheets with solutions. Our ‘Learning Beyond’ segment caters to all the probable questions that the child might think out of curiosity. Download Chapter 10 What is Cooking in the PDF format for free.

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What is Cooking

Question 1 :

Identify the pictures given below and write their names. What produces heat in each of them? Match the picture with the list. Matching can be with more than one thing also

Answer :

Question 2 :

Look at the picture. Colour the spaces which have dots in them. What do you see?
____________, _____________, __________, __________
____________, _____________, __________, __________

Answer :

We see—
Pressure cooker, Ladle, Pan, Skimmer spoon, Roti Tava, Pot, Spatula, Wok or kadhai.

Question 3 :

In the picture, you must have found some utensils that are used for cooking. Are there any other utensils used in your house for cooking?
Which are they?
__________, ___________, _________, __________.

Answer :

We also use the following utensils for cooking—
Spoon, knife, chopping board, sieve, bowl, fork, saucepan, etc.
[Students should mention their experience based on the above lines.]

Question 4 :

Go to the kitchen and observe something being cooked. What all was done to cook it? Write the sequence. Don’t forget to write the name of the item being cooked. Look at the notebook of your classmates and discuss in a group.
Name of the item ______________
1. ______________, 2. ______________, 3. ______________
4. ______________, 5. ______________, 6______________

Answer :

Name of the item – Egg omelette
1. Collect the ingredients— two fresh eggs, onion, tomato, green chilli, coriander, spices, oil, salt, and a flat frying pan.
2. Wash the green chilli, tomato, and coriander thoroughly.
3. Peel the onion, wash it and then chop the onion, tomato, chilli and coriander finely.
4. Crack the eggs, add the chopped ingredients, a pinch of turmeric powder, chilli powder, and salt, and mix it well.
5. Ask your parent to turn on the gas and pour little oil when the pan becomes hot.
6. Pour the mixture made in step 4 over the frying pan. Spread it evenly.
7. Wait for a minute or two, then flip it to fry the other side.
8. Your Egg omelette is ready.
[Students should mention their experience based on the above lines.]

Question 5 :

What is used to cook food in your house? Draw a picture in the notebook and write its name.

Answer :

We use a gas stove in our house for cooking food.

[Students should mention their experience based on the above lines.]

Question 6 :

What are utensils made of?
_____________, ____________, ___________, __________.

Answer :

Utensils are made of stainless steel, copper, cast iron, aluminium, copper, bronze, glass, and wood.

Question 7 :

Ask some elderly people what kind of utensils were used earlier. What were they made of?

Answer :

My grandmother told me that earlier, the utensils used in the kitchens were bigger and mainly made of cast iron, brass, and copper. People also used earthen utensils.
[Students should mention their experience based on the above lines.]

Question 8 :

We do not cook all the things that we eat. Find out which things we eat raw and which ones we cook before eating. Which are the things we eat both cooked and raw? Fill in the table given below.

Things that are eaten raw Things that are eaten cooked Things that are eaten both raw and cooked
Answer :

 Things that are eaten raw   Things that are eaten cooked   Things that are eaten both raw and cooked 
 Carrot   Fish   Tomato 
 Groundnuts   Chicken   Cabbage
 Apple   Eggs   Onion 
 Watermelon   Mushroom   Berries 
 Amla   Brinjal   Gram (Chana)  

Question 9 :

Given below are different methods of cooking. Write the names of two things cooked by each of these methods. Add some more methods of cooking to the list and give examples too.

 Method of cooking   Name of the thing 
Answer :

 Method of cooking   Name of the thing 
 Roasting   Chicken   Vegetables 
 Boiling   Eggs   Potato 
 Frying   Papad   Pakoda 
 Baking   Cake   Cookies 
 Steaming   Rice   Dal 
 Grilling   Paneer   Fish 

Make and Eat

Question 1 :

Soak whole moong seeds overnight in water. In the morning wrap the soaked moong in a wet cloth and cover it. Take it out after a day. Do you find any difference?

Answer :

Yes, now the soaked whole moong seeds look different. Before soaking, the seeds were hard, dry, and small in size. After soaking, seeds have become soft, wet, gummy, and slightly bigger in size.

Question 2 :

Which are the other things you can prepare without cooking? Write their names and the method of preparing them. One example is given below

Answer :

1. Fruit Chaat: Take fruits of your choice and wash them properly → Cut them into bite-sized pieces → Add some salt, black pepper, chaat masala, and a little bit of red chili powder over it → Mix well and serve fresh.
2. Kokam Sharbat: Pour three spoons of Kokam syrup into a glass → Add some salt and sugar as per your choice → Fill the glass with water till it is full → Stir the mixture thoroughly → Serve it with ice cubes in it.
[Students should mention their experience based on the above lines.]

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