Enjoying a variety of tandoori dishes gives you a whole lot of joy. To be specific, the word “tandoori” signifies dishes cooked in the tandoor — a cylindrical oven, fuelled with firewood or charcoal, used for baking and cooking. It ensures that the food is directly exposed to the live fire giving it a nice smoky flavour. However, if you don't have tandoor at home, you can still add a smoky flavour to your food. Wondering how? Well, Chef Kunal Kapur brings you a secret ingredient with which you can easily bring a smoky flavour to your dishes. Any guesses on what it could be? Let us tell you- he shared about cinnamon! Yes, you read that right.
Now we know that you generally use cinnamon for its various health benefits and to amp up the taste of any dish. But did you also know that it could give your dishes a smoky flavour? Cinnamon is a kind of wood. So, if you don't have the regular wood or coal at home, you can use a cinnamon stick instead. But how to use it properly? The method is simple.
First, heat the cinnamon stick and place a bowl amidst the prepared dish. Now drop in some ghee on the burning stick and immediately cover it. Keep it covered for about 15-20 minutes and watch the taste of your dish amp up in no time. You can use this method before cooking the dish so that the ingredients you prepare can soak up the flavours of cinnamon.
To show you how to make use of cinnamon and add a smoky flavour, Chef Kunal Kapur posted a video of roasted tomato chutney. In this recipe, he first roasted various vegetables to make a delicious chutney, then also shows how to make use of cinnamon for a smoky flavour. Find the full video here:
Make this delicious recipe today and add the smoky flavour to it with Chef Kunal Kapur's tip!