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Last Updated : Jul 18,2017
Put Your Grill Pan to Good Use
Grilling is an international cooking method that has become very popular in India nowadays. So common is it that we see many bakeries and sandwich vendors replacing their tavas with grill pans!
A grill pan is simple equipment, easily available in India at affordable prices. You get electric grill pans, as well as simple stove-top ones. The electric ones are more popular though. The best thing about grilling is that it is no rocket science and anybody can start grilling right away. Veggies, brushed with oil and seasoned with sea salt, herbs and spices, can be grilled to make delicious accompaniments. On the other hand, you can make more elaborate grilled foods like sandwiches, which are filling enough to be a meal. After a while, you will start inventing your own mouth-watering grilled foods!
Since grilling involves applying dry heat to foods, it has two advantages – it cooks the food faster and also uses very little or no oil. At the same time, it also tends to boost the flavour of most foods, like eggplants or capsicum, making it super tasty. Grilled Zucchini, Grilled Cauliflower, Grilled Broccoli, Grilled Pumpkin, etc. are irresistibly tasty – they can be used in salads and other dishes, or served as accompaniments. You can perk up the grilled eggplant or other veggies with some toasted sesame seeds to make it even tastier, as in the case of Grilled Sesame Eggplant. Sea salt is a very effective seasoning for grilled foods and creates a burst of flavour on your palate, as you can see in the Grilled Baingan in Olive Oil and Sea Salt. A simple dressing, perhaps something lemony and herby, helps to convert a simple grilled food into an exotic starter, as is obvious in the Grilled Mushrooms in Garlic and Dill, and the Grilled Sweet Potato in Lemon Coriander Dressing, or the Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce.
Grilled sandwiches, of course, have an evergreen appeal and you can make something extraordinary like the Grilled, Tomato, Eggplant and Paneer Sandwich instead of a plain cheese or veggie grilled sandwich. The cooking method also helps you create exotic Italian starters like the Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip.
Once you get the hang of grilling, you will truly be spoilt for choice! There are so many, uncountable delicacies that you can cook, easily and quickly using your grill pan. You are in for a magical ride!
|1. ||It uses less oil and is healthier than deep-frying.
|2. ||Looks more attractive because of the appetizing lines the grill pan leaves on the food.
|3. ||Grilling pans are available everywhere it is reasonably priced in India.
|4. ||Grilled veggies can be used in salads or served as an accompaniment.
17 Aug 17
Grilled Sweet Potato, Low Salt Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Rich in potassium and magnesium, sweet potatoes are known to enhance kidney function, making them good for those having high blood pressure.
Grilled Sweet Potato is a scrumptious snack made using this beneficial veggie. Simple and easy to make, this snack features slices of parboiled, unpeeled s ....
02 Nov 17
Grilled Zucchini Recipe by Tarla Dalal
How can something with as simple a flavour as zucchini turn into an exciting, truly appetizing starter? Well, that is just what happens when the zucchini is brushed with olive oil, seasoned with pepper and crushed garlic and cooked on a griller pan!
The Grilled Zucchini has an absolutely stunnin ....
02 Nov 17
Grilled Broccoli Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones.
This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
02 Nov 17
Grilled Cauliflower Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of cooking cauliflower on a griller pan? Well, the outcome is extraordinary! We tried grilling cauliflower, marinated with garlic, spices and herbs, and really loved the taste and texture of the product.
Ideal to serve as a
14 Oct 17
Grilled Pumpkin Recipe by Tarla Dalal
An easy recipe of grilled red pumpkin, flavoured appetizingly with dried herbs, this serves as a quick snack for weight-watchers and for anybody else, because it tastes so awesome!
The best part is that it is very easy and quick, with minimal ingredients, so you can conjure it up in a jiffy when ....
26 Apr 17
Grilled Sweet Potato in Lemon Coriander Dressing by Tarla Dalal
This is a radically new way to use sweet potatoes and it is sure to become one of your favourites too!
Here, we have grilled the sweet potato slices with olive oil, and laced it with a mind-boggling dressing that combines tangy lemon, peppy coriander, spicy green chillies, a bit of this and a bi ....
02 May 17
Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a popular starter of crisped bread served with exciting toppings. Here, we bring to you the ever-popular crostini, with a twist!
The French bread is grilled with a touch of olive oil and served with a luscious cream cheese dip. What makes the Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip ve ....
26 Apr 17
Grilled, Tomato, Eggplant and Paneer Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
When we say grilled sandwich, we don’t mean one in which the bread alone is grilled! In this unique recipe, not just the bread but also the stuff inside the sandwich is grilled.
Grilled tomatoes, brinjal, paneer and lettuce go into this sandwich together with a layer of pesto, to absolutely enthr ....
24 Apr 17
Grilled Mushrooms in Garlic and Dill by Tarla Dalal
This mouth-watering starter is made by grilling succulent mushrooms coated with butter, garlic and dill.
As the mushrooms cook, a very appetizing aroma arises from the grill pan – it’s buttery, garlicky and herby – so tempting that you cannot wait to taste it!
Grilled Mushrooms in Garlic and ....
23 Apr 17
Grilled Sesame Eggplant by Tarla Dalal
Grilled eggplant combines an interesting texture with a creamy taste, which makes it an amazing treat to the palate.
In this exotic dish, we have grilled the eggplant with a drizzle of sesame oil, and then tossed strips of the grilled eggplant with an awesomely snazzy dressing that combines toas ....
22 Apr 17
Grilled Paneer with Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce by Tarla Dalal
A sauce that combines spices like pepper with garlic can be nothing but exciting! In this yummy preparation, succulent cottage cheese is grilled with a sprinkling of salt and herbs, and then drowned in a tongue-tickling pepper-garlic sauce.
The crisp and soft texture of the paneer together with ....
12 May 17
Grilled Baingan in Olive Oil and Sea Salt , Grilled Eggplant by Tarla Dalal
Eggplant is an amazing vegetable – those who love it will never stop experimenting with it, because so many delectable dishes can be prepared with it!
Just have a look at this ingredients list – can you believe this dish is made with just eggplant, salt and olive oil yet tastes so yummy?
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