Garlic elicits an aroma that invigorates and produces flavour that captivates. Garlic is a powerful flavour enhancer in our kitchen that offers benefits not just in terms of taste but also in terms of health. Since ancient times, garlic has been used us a natural remedy to treat common infections and prevent chronic disease. Its alluring taste is just a bonus! We normally use garlic at the start of our recipe to make curries or dry sabzi or rice dishes. Its flavour enhances any dish it is added to. But, if you are a garlic lover (there are many we believe, including us), then this new way of using garlic will take your love for the spice to the next level.
You must have heard of roasted garlic being used in recipes but probably never understood how to exactly do it while cooking at home. The process of roasting makes garlic burst out a splash of flavours in a nuttier avatar, which will upgrade any meal you make it with.
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Garlic can rightly be termed as a natural antibiotic
To get you started, here are some exciting ways you can use roasted garlic to cook some exceptional meals.
1. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a must with chicken steak or mutton steak or grilled vegetables. Make this side dish tastier with a smattering of roasted garlic bulbs on top of it.
This chickpea-based dip is a party essential that goes with chips, lavaash and pita bread like magic. The addition of roasted garlic will make this dish a winner at your party.
3. Pizza And Pasta
Your favourite Italian dish just got tastier by the these nutty, roasted garlic cloves on top. Do try this trick and you'll thank us for making your pizza and pasta better than ever before.
4. Garlic Bread
Another Italian delight that makes pasta the sought-after dish that it is. Make garlic bread the usual way and just finish it off with a little sprinkling of roasted garlic heads to make it taste way better.
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Garnish garlic bread with roasted garlic
5. Boiled Eggs –
Boiled eggs are the most popular protein-rich breakfast dish that we just like to gobble with some garam masala or chaat masala or plain salt. Try garnishing your boiled eggs with roasted garlic and you'll develop a new-found love for this morning staple food.
So, go ahead and roast your garlic and reverse the order of adding it to your meals; this time at the end, for a striking, lasting garlicky flavour.