Here are some important word that will help you to improve your cooking vocabulary.
Add: To put ingredients together; to put one ingredient with the others.
Bake: To cook in an oven by using heat.
Barbeque: To cook foods (primarily meat) on a grill by using fire or hot coals.
Beat: To mix quickly and continually, commonly used with eggs.
Boil: To heat water until little bubbles form.
Break: To separate into smaller parts by force.
Broil: To cook meat or vegetables on a rack with an extremely high temperature.
Carve: To cut meat into slices.
Chop: To cut into small pieces, generally used with vegetables.
Combine: To put two or more things together.
Cook: To prepare food by heating it, so the food is not raw.
Crush: To cause to separate or flatten by extreme force, often used with garlic.
Cut: To separate or divide by using a knife.
Fry: To cook by putting the food into extremely hot oil.
Grate: To divide into small parts by rubbing on a serrated surface, usually used with cheese.
Grease: To coat with oil or butter.
Grill: To cook by putting the food on a grill; similar to barbecue.
Knead: To press and stretch dough, usually used with making bread.
Mix: To combine two or more things using a spoon, spatula, or electric mixer.
Measure: To obtain an exact quantity.
Melt: to make something become liquid through heating.
Microwave: To heat up food within a microwave oven.
Mince: to grind food, normally meat, into small pieces. A machine is often used to do this.
Open: To remove the top from a can or jar.
Peel: To take the skin off of fruits or vegetables.
Pour: To transfer liquid from one container to another.
Put: To place something in a particular position or location.
Roast: To cook in the oven or over a fire.
Sauté: To quickly fry food by placing it in hot oil in a frying pan.
Scramble: To mix the white and yellow parts of eggs together while cooking them in a pan.
Slice: To cut into thin, wide portions.
Steam: To cook by placing the food above boiling water. Steam is the vapor that comes from hot water
Stir: To mix liquid ingredients by moving a spoon around in a circular motion
Stir Fry: To cook small pieces of food by moving it quickly in hot oil
Wash: To immerse food in water and make sure it becomes clean
Weigh: To measure the weight ( grams or pounds) or something