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How To Use Garlic Powder: 5 Ways
Asian cuisine especially Indian cuisine is famous for its quirky flavour and unforgettable fragrance. All thanks to the array of spices and herbs which is added to the food. And garlic is one of the most popular herbs which is added to the food since ages. Garlic is one such condiment which is known for its strong aroma and pungent flavour. In fact, even peeling the garlic cloves can leave its distinct smell on hands.
Manufacturing of Garlic Powder:
Are you wondering if that’s what you need for your kitchen? Contrary to the popular belief garlic powder is NOT a synthetic ingredient. It is manufactured by peeling, slicing and drying the natural garlic and then it is blended to a fine powder. The entire procedure is carried out in a completely hygienic environment using only fine quality garlic.
Uses of Garlic Powder:
Garlic powder is more useful than the garlic cloves as it can be stored for longer periods and can be used instantly without any hassles of peeling and slicing. Garlic powder can add loads of aroma and flavour to your regular cuisine. Here are some suggestions to revamp your regular meals with garlic powder:
1. Noodles in Chinese Style
Add a Chinese zing to your desi noodles by adding a dash of garlic powder. You can add it while cooking or use it later as a sprinkler. Garlic powder is absorbed instantly and the beautiful aroma gives the dish an authentic Chinese touch as well as an interesting twist to the regular noodles.
2. “Sauce” it up
Take your sauce game a notch higher by adding garlic powder as one of the ingredients. Garlic powder will not only enrich the taste but will also add more aroma to the sauce. The beautiful aroma will impart a rare “freshness” to the sauce and eventually the dish too. You can also mix the garlic powder in the sauce right before serving it, however, be careful with the quantity and don’t overdo it. As garlic may mask the aroma and taste of other ingredients.
3. Authentic Desi Pickles
Indian pickles have always been one of the most popular traditional condiments which are savoured since ages. You can’t find a single Indian household which doesn’t have a traditional recipe for a unique “family pickle”. And garlic is one of the quintessential parts of most of these recipes.
4. Tangy Chutneys
Chutneys are the Indian cousins of western condiments-sauces. Chutneys, however, have lesser ingredients and are generally consumed fresh. Though there are varieties which can be stored too. And as we are all aware that Indian food is known for its gustatory sweating and mouth-watering aroma, garlic plays an integral part in the cuisine.
5. Ready to Use Spice mix
There are many Indian dishes that need multiple spice mixes like rajma, sambhar and many others. To make it easy for the contemporary cooks; ready to use spices like chicken curry spice mix or fish curry spice mix which has garlic powder as one of its main constitutes. Garlic powder is used to add more flavour and fragrance to the spice mix.
Health Benefits of Garlic Powder:
Consuming garlic (Fresh/Dried Form) on a daily basis can do wonders for your health. Here’s a list of the benefits
- Garlic can reduce the cholesterol levels and it helps in lowering blood pressure.
- Garlic has antioxidant properties, which fights aging.
- Garlic reduces the risk of common brain diseases like Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
- Fights cholesterol and thus reduces the risk of heart-related anti-parasitic.
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