Cooking A Full Meal On Induction Cooktop: Check These Recipes
Induction cooktop, known for its speed and uniform heating, makes your food cook faster. The best way to cook on an induction cooktop is to prepare all the ingredients before you put the pan on the induction cooktop. Timing ingredients correctly is also an important factor when cooking on induction cookers. If you have recently bought an induction cooktop and are looking for full meal recipes, then you can check these –
1. Shahi paneer: Before you place a skillet on the induction cooker, keep all the ingredients ready. You will need one chopped onion, 2 chopped tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and cashew nuts for the curry. Place the skillet on the induction cooker, pour 2 tablespoons of oil and all the ingredients. Choose the ‘sautee’ option on the induction cooktop. Let it cool down and then blend in a mixer grinder. Again put the pan on the induction cooker, pour 2 tablespoon oil, add cumin, 2 cloves and add the blended puree. Now, add ¼ teaspoon of chilli powder, one teaspoon of garam masala and salt to taste. Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes. If the curry is too thick, add some water. After adding the paneer cubes, cover the pan. You can choose the ‘slow cook’ option and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Garnish it with fresh coriander and cream. Voila! Your royal dish is ready!
2. Masala dosa: A thin crispy dosa is all you need to make your mornings perfect. For the aloo masala, you need 2-3 boiled and peeled potatoes. Place a pan on the induction cooktop. Pour 2 teaspoon of oil and ½ teaspoon of mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon chopped green chillies, ½ teaspoon urad dal (black gram), and 4 to 5 curry leaves. Once the ingredients crackle, add chopped onions. Choose the ‘saute’ option and stir them continuously. When the onions turn golden brown, add potatoes, salt (as per your taste), ½ teaspoon turmeric powder. Add coriander powder as well as fresh coriander leaves. Add half a cup of water and mash them. For dosa, you don’t have to do too much. Just pour the batter on a dosa pan and choose the ‘dosa/chappati option’. Your dosa will be ready in less than 2 minutes.
3. Biryani: Who doesn’t love the flavourful biryani. To make this heavenly dish, you need to marinate chicken or mutton in a paste of hung curd. Take hung curd, add red chilli powder, turmeric, salt (as per your taste), and ginger garlic paste. Mix all the ingredients well and chicken or mutton pieces. Let it sit for at least half an hour to one hour. Meanwhile, take a deep bottomed pan, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of oil and add 2 teaspoons of ghee. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, green cardamom, in it, and saute for about a minute or so. Then, add chopped onion in it and saute them until golden brown. Now, add the meat into it. Cook for 10 minutes. Then add one cup of rice and spread it evenly. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of saffron water. Close the lid and choose the rice option on the preset menu. Doused in so many spices, this aromatic biryani will please one and all.
4. Dal rice: There is nothing more comforting than dal rice. It is the ultimate home-made food that you would love to relish. Cooking rice on an induction cooktop is very easy. Just take the required amount of rice and water. Place the pot on the induction cooktop, choose the ‘rice’ option, select the time and you are done. The induction cooktop will switch automatically. For dal, you need a compatible pressure cooker. Take your choice of lentils and cook until you hear 2 to 3 whistles (depending on the lentils you have chosen). Once this is done, take another pan for preparing the tempering. Heat two tablespoons of oil, add a pinch of asafoetida, cumin seeds and chopped onions. Add turmeric, salt and 1 tablespoon of garam masala. Pour this tempering into the pressure cooker and your dal is ready. Enjoy this delicious recipe hot!
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