How to reduce spice in food?
If you find that your food is too spicy, there are a few things you can do to reduce the spice level.
First, add some acidity to the dish. This can be done by adding lemon juice, vinegar, or tomato sauce.
Second, add a dairy product to the dish. This will help to cool down the spice.
Third, add more of the other ingredients to the dish. This will help to dilute the spice.
Forth, add a sweetener with a different element of flavor that can have the same spiciness. This one comes with a caveat, though, as you want to add very small amounts and taste constantly so your savory dish doesn’t end up tasting like dessert.
Fifth, add nut butter, a fun trick I’ve read about is to add a spoonful of nut butter, like almond or peanut butter, to soups and stews. It will help mellow the dish out but won’t be noticeable when you eat it.
Finally, let the dish sit for a few minutes to allow the spice to settle.