Barbecue Tandoori Chicken

Written by Les Brand

One of my favourite types of food is Indian cuisine. So being able to make Indian style food onrepparttar barbecue appeals greatly to me.

Tandoori food is traditionally made in a clay oven called a tandoor in which meat is placed on long oversized metal skewers and placed throughrepparttar 113077 top ofrepparttar 113078 tandoor, withrepparttar 113079 tip ofrepparttar 113080 skewer touchingrepparttar 113081 bottom whererepparttar 113082 charcoal is smouldering. The heat insiderepparttar 113083 tandoor searsrepparttar 113084 surface ofrepparttar 113085 meat, whilerepparttar 113086 metal skewers conductrepparttar 113087 heat throughrepparttar 113088 inside ofrepparttar 113089 food. Cookingrepparttar 113090 meat simultaneously on bothrepparttar 113091 inside andrepparttar 113092 outside.

Naan bread is cooked by slappingrepparttar 113093 dough mixture ontorepparttar 113094 inside ofrepparttar 113095 tandoor. It cooks has it hangs down fromrepparttar 113096 inside ofrepparttar 113097 tandoor, forming into a teardrop shape.

Tandoori food can easily be cooked on a barbecue grill and youíll achieve very similar results as obtained using a tandoor.

Itís normal for tandoori food to be slightly seared black on some of its edges. Which is caused fromrepparttar 113098 intense heat created insiderepparttar 113099 tandoor.

The Barbecue tandoori chicken recipe below makes a good start to cooking tandoori style on your barbecue.

Practically every Indian restaurant offers tandoori chicken. The secret behind this succulent tandoori chicken dish lies inrepparttar 113100 long marinade in yogurt with spices. The coloring used to achieverepparttar 113101 distinctive tandoori color is created using alkanet root. This is not readily available so food coloring powder can be used to achieve a similar result. Use either red, orange or yellow.

The Ugly Truth About Food

Written by Karen Walker

At any grocery store in North America right now, there are shoppers cruisingrepparttar isles, making thoughtful choices about their family's nutrition. Armed withrepparttar 113076 latest information about health, choosing foods high in nutrition is a primary goal. Unfortunately, no matter how carefully one shops, there is often little nutrition inrepparttar 113077 foods we consume. In fact, it is nearly impossible to consume adequate nutrients through diet alone in our modern world.

What causes our foods to be devoid of nutrition? There are many causes, primarily modern farming, storage, and preservation methods of food. Let's take a look at why this happens.

First, it is widely acknowledged that soils in North America have been depleted of many nutrients sincerepparttar 113078 1930's due to loss of topsoil and reliance on chemical fertilizers. Farmers replacerepparttar 113079 nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus depleted by agriculture in order to achieve optimum plant growth. However, little attention is paid to replacing trace minerals lost in soils.

Consumer demand for attractive produce also plays a role. This demand has resulted in plant breeding for appearance and storage longevity, ignoring nutritional quality. Fruits and vegetables are often picked inrepparttar 113080 green stage, ripening in transit torepparttar 113081 store. Again, this preventsrepparttar 113082 production of nutrients which often occurs inrepparttar 113083 ripening stage while onrepparttar 113084 plant itself. One example of this is seen in fruits, whererepparttar 113085 cartenoid levels increase as fruit ripens naturally.

Produce now travels an average of 1500-2000 miles from farm to market, often in refrigerated trucks. There have been few studies done onrepparttar 113086 effects of storage on produce, especially inrepparttar 113087 area of overall phytonutrient levels. However, what we do know is most fresh vegetables steadily loose nutrients when stored in cold, dark conditions. Some types of produce are more vulnerable to these losses than others, losing fifty percent or more of phytonutrients in as little as five days storage.

Food preservation methods often play a role in nutrient depletion. When properly blanched prior to freezing, most-but not all-foods retain more nutrition when frozen as compared to canning methods. Interestingly,repparttar 113088 container used in canning also makes a difference. Foods preserved in cans often retain more nutrients than those in glass or plastic containers as many nutrients are depleted by exposure to light.

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