So last week, some guests came over unannounced and to my horror there were no tomatoes in the refrigerator. Now anyone who cooks knows how crucial tomatoes are for cooking Indian food. I mean, sure we can make stuff without tomatoes but I really like making a good curry.
Since the guests were elders, I simply couldn’t order or go out. That’s when Kitchen D’lite came to my rescue. I had recently received Kitchen D’lite’s Tomato powder and chilly powder for review and this was the best moment to test it or the most risky one. I had no other option so I gave it a try. To my surprise, Kitchen D’lite Tomato Powder is a must have.
Let me first share the recipe for Aaloo Palak:
Serves: 4 persons
- A bunch of Spinach
- Two medium sized potatoes
- Two Onions ground to paste
- Ginger Garlic paste
- Three tablespoons of Kitchen D’lite Tomato Powder.
- Half a teaspoon of Kitchen D’lite Chilly Powder.
- Red Chilly Powder, depends of taste
- Cumin seeds
- Dhaniya Powder
- Half a teaspoon of khatai
- Half a teaspoon of garam masala
- Salt to taste
- Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
- First of all boil spinach in the pressure cooker and let it cool down. Single whistle is enough.
- Also, boil the potatoes and deep fry or shallow fry them as per your requirement.
- Then use a blender and make a thick puree.
- Now, make a paste of two medium sized onions.
- Take two tablespoon of oil in a pan and add jeera.
- Add ginger garlic paste and onion paste and keep stirring until it turns golden brown.
- Now, this is how I used the tomato powder: I took three tablespoons of tomato powder in a cup, added two to three tablespoons of water and made a fine paste, not to thick.
- Then add this paste to the masala in pan and mix everything well.
- Now add all the spices like green chilly powder, dhaniya powder, a little red chilly powder, salt to taste, khatai and garam masala.
- Let it simmer, soon you will see a nice gravy will be formed and you will notice oil on the sides.
- Add the spinach to it and let it simmer for ten minutes.
- Add fried potatoes to it and garnish with coriander leaves.
I used Kitchen D’lite Tomato powder and chilly powder for two weeks to finally give an honest review. My take on Kitchen D’lite Tomato powder:
- They come in neat zip lock packs and are extremely easy to use.
- The masala gets ready very easily. Within three minutes, the masala was completely cooked.
- There is absolutely no difference in taste. Gives the proper tomato taste.
- It 100% pure and free of preservatives.
- Also, it gives simply amazing colour to the food. I added it to pulao and it turned out awesome.
- It is a big saviour when you have absolutely no time or you are in a hurry.
- Kitchen D’lite Tomato powder can be very useful when you are making something in larger quantity. I made pao bhaji for thirty people using this tomato powder, it saved time, effort and gave a beautiful taste and colour to the dish.
- Kitchen D’lite chilly powder is equally good and can be used in little quantities by adding directly to the masala.
Things to keep in mind:
- I keep them in refrigerator. Their expiry date is one year from the date of manufacturing so, it will easily become a forever masala in case of emergencies all year round.
- I use tomato powder by adding a little water to it and making a paste first. Otherwise it is difficult to mix in masala.
This is like one of those things that you can use everyday to save time or you can just have a pack for situations like the one I faced. Kitchen D’lite is definitely making our lives easier and quality is worth every penny.
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