Food is one of the passions in my life. And, today I wanted to write about garlic. I just love garlic in my food. I feel food misses on taste big time, if garlic is omitted. Garlic is there in almost all the Indian curries that I cook. Most of my vegetables and dals (lentils) are seasoned with garlic, asafoetida, cumin and sometimes fenugreek seeds. I love garlic in my mayo. Garlic is present in my rasam, my pasta, and pizza sauces, most of my Chinese recipes. It is there in my chicken dishes. Garlic has some great health benefits too, though that is not really my reason for loving it so much :). That is an added advantage. So, this is my little ode to garlic — Thank you for spicing up my life :).
I leave with the recipe of my favorite marinades:
For boneless chicken — ginger-garlic paste, salt, turmeric, black pepper and kashmiri red chilly for the enticing color, some oil.
For prawns — black pepper, salt, garlic and butter. Both turn out yummy on a hot, charcoal grill.
Garlic, ginger and chillies roughly chopped and spiked with lime juice and salt for a couple of hours, eaten raw is a great immunity booster and especially good in winters.
Hope you have a great time enjoying your garlic-enhanced food!
Pic Courtesy: Catherine Hadler