How To Season Your Gotham Steel Pans 

If you are a proud owner of the revolutionary Gotham Steel Pan, you must know the perks of having it. The non-stick coating is one of the best in the market and the cooking economy is praiseworthy. However, you must also know that using a non-stick cookware has a lot to do with its handling. You are required to wait before you can put it into work.

This waiting period has to be filled out with what has been known as the seasoning of a cookware. This particular process involves filling of infinitesimally small pores on the surface of metal. This is necessary as it prevents the surface from being prone to various chemical actions of food which may rupture the non-stick coating. 

First things first 

The first step of seasoning your cookware is to rinse it. Prepare some warm, soapy water and place the pan in it. Scrub it lightly and pat dry with a gentle towel. Place the pan in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit and allow cooling before moving on to the next steps. It is recommended that you do not rely on a dishwasher for this task as the detergents may prove harmful to the utensil. 

Choosing the oil for the process of seasoning 

You can go for flaxseed oil for a thin coating, canola and grapeseed  oils possess considerably high tolerance, and peanut oil possesses a smoking point higher than most of the oils. However, you are advised not to go for olive oil or butter since their smoking temperatures are too low. 

Some methods that might prove handy 

One unorthodox method involves covering the surface of the pan with flaxseed oil and turning it over, over a heat of 500 degrees Fahrenheit for about 60 minutes. Cooling follows this. This process is repeated over and over again until a promising non-stick coating is achieved. 

This method involved the use of an oven. You begin with pouring some vegetable oil on the surface of your pan and using your fingers to spread it. Place the pan in the oven at about 300 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take it out from the oven, allow for it to cool. After wiping off excessive oil, the pan becomes ready. 

The third method eliminates the use of the oven. You begin with pouring some vegetable oil on the surface of your pan and spreading it with fingers. Place this pan on medium flame and take it off when the oil starts to smoke. After wiping off the excessive oil, enjoy cooking on the pan. 

Taking care of the pan 

You must clean the pan after every use to keep its surface free from unwanted catalysts of oxidation. We recommend that you do not use soap. However, if you do use soap, the pan must undergo the process of seasoning again, prior to the use. 

You must bear in mind that non-stick pans have a delicate coating that must be taken care of. You absolutely do not wish to render your pan useless after the very first use. Happy cooking! 


Garlic Paneer Recipe 

If you are a foodie, you are most definitely a fan of exotic recipes. When you discuss exotic recipes, you cannot overlook India and the spices that define it. A favorite vegetarian ingredient in India is cottage cheese. Indians call it ‘Paneer’. Paneer recipes are remarkably easy to pull off and are succulent enough to make your day.

This recipe has soft pieces of paneer that melt in your mouth marinated in a favorite Indian sauce. It is fitting for a snack and amazing for a day out. Coming all the way from India, here is the Garlic Paneer recipe on your fingertips. Do not forget to share the exotic flavors with everyone. 

The time required and other details 

Paneer is considered a substantially healthy substitute for meat. This implies that it is very high on nutrition and vegetarians in India survive off it. It takes a total time of about 45 minutes to make Garlic Paneer. Of this, the time for preparation is about 25 minutes. The final yield would contain a total of 107 calories. 

The things that would be required 

As you know, India is known for its spices. So, there is list filled with a lot of Indian spices that you will need to fulfill in order to make Garlic Paneer. You may have to run to a departmental store nearby for a lot of things in the list given below: 

  • Half a teaspoon of salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon of powdered red chilies 
  • ¼ teaspoon of tomato ketchup 
  • Half teaspoon of ginger paste 
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, refined 
  • Half teaspoon of powdered garam masala 
  • ¼ teaspoon of soy sauce 
  • Half teaspoon of garlic paste 
  • About a hundred grams of paneer, cut into cubes 

While this may look like a lot of spices, the final product is bound to satisfy you with its charm. 

The process of cooking 

This is a fairly easy snack to make without much effort to be put in. However, we recommend that you strictly follow the pattern of cooking that has been explained below: 

  • Cut the cottage cheese into pieces of a size that suits you well. 
  • Grab a bowl and combine powdered garam masala, powdered red chili, salt, soy sauce, tomato sauce, garlic paste and ginger paste. 
  • Now add the pieces of cottage cheese into this mixture of spices. Toss the contents well until the pieces are properly coated with the spices. 
  • Place a frying pan on a medium flame and heat cooking oil in it while the cheese is left to marinate. 
  • Dispose of the excess marinade, chuck the pieces into the pan. Continue to fry until you observe a golden brown color. 
  • Take the pan off the flame and place in the platter to serve hot. 

Enjoy the ethnic flavors of India brought to you in a platter. Garlic Paneer is best savored sizzling hot.  

When the flavors are beckoning from oceans apart, you cannot just sit back and relax. Get up and make some Paneer for yourself. Namaste!