Coal Smoking Method For Tandoori Recipes – Smoke Food Using Charcoal

Smoking food at home, using hot charcoal is a super easy method to achieve the tandoori effect right in your own kitchen. This method lends that smoky flavour usually obtained by cooking in a tandoor, with as little as a piece of coal. Using this technique of coal smoking, you will get the taste and aroma that the food has just come out of the barbecue grill or a tandoor, without the hassle of firing up a tandoor or barbecue at home. You can do this right on your stove top.  Coal, Ghee   4 inch Coal 1 teaspoon Ghee             To begin, first take a piece of coal (about 3 inches big) and hold it over a gas flame with the help of tongs.The coal will begin to turn red hot and grey in about 5 minutes. This indicates that the coal is ready to be used for smoking. At this point heat a frying pan to medium heat and pour in the contents of the dish that you want to get the smoked flavor.Make a well in the centre of the pan, by pushing a glass or steel cup into it. Place the hot coal inside the cup. Pour a spoon of ghee on the coal.It will begin to smoke. Immediately cover the pan and reduce the heat to low and allow it to rest for about a minute. Open the lid and remove the coal cup. You dish will now have a smoked tandoori flavor.