Adding Smoky flavor to your food

Smoking is injurious to health but adding smoke flavors to the dishes can do wonders. When we were kids our grandma use to add this to most of lentils and paneer dishes. Whole house used to get filled with that wonderful aroma. Its super easy and gives you the feeling of eating at the restaurant.

  • Coal or wood chips or dried twigs
  • Fire
  1. Take a piece of coal if you don’t have coal you can use dry wood chips. If you don’t have that too… Put on your shoes go out and find a tree just pluck a dried small branched twig.
  2. Hold this coal or wood chips over a gas flame with the help of tongs. The coal or wood chips will begin to turn red hot in about 3-4 minutes. It means you are all set for smoking the food.
  3. Decide which dish you want to add the flavor. Cook it in advance.
  4. In that dish pan place a steel or fire proof bowl at the center of the pan.
  5. Place the hot coal inside the bowl. Pour a spoon of or melted butter on the coal. Don’t be afraid you are adding butter in the coal not in the dish.
  6. It will begin to smoke. Immediately cover the pan allow it to rest for about 5-7minutes.
  7. Open the lid and remove the coal bowl. You dish will now have a smoky tandoori flavor.

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