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Tawa For Chapathi (glass Stove Top)

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by mangaii, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. mangaii

    mangaii Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi ,
    I have been using my non-stick tawa and recently replaced it in iron tawa for chapathi. But the problem is either chapathi is over cooked or takes lot of time. I'm wondering if there is any trick to use iron tawa or should I go back to my non-stick one for chapathi ?
    Thanks
    Mangaii
     
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  2. Amulet

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    Iron Tawa is not good to use on glass top stoves. It is best to use on gas stoves. You can buy a portable gas stove (to keep on the glass surface) for making chapatis using the iron tawa. It is about Rs.3000 from amazondotin
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    Source:https://www.stonefryingpans.com/cast-iron-on-glass-top/
    The best cookware for glass top stoves are ones that have a flat bottom so that heat can be evenly distributed throughout the bottom surface of the pan.

    Cast iron pans usually don’t have a perfectly flat bottom, but rather have rough spots and burrs on the bottom. This can easily scratch the glass top, sometimes leaving behind deep scratches that can cause discoloration in the stove surface.
    For heat efficiency, the recommended cookware size for glass stove tops is that it be no more than one-inch bigger than the burner. If cast iron pans are too big, the heat won’t be distributed evenly across the bottom surface which can lead to food taking much longer to cook.

    The large size of cast iron cookware can also damage or reduce the life of the heating element when it traps heat of long periods of time underneath its bottom surface.

     
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    There is also someone on youtube making chapati directly on the glass top. No tawa. However, this happens after many attempts of charring the rolled out dough.
     
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    I make chapati with iron tawa on the glass top. I was using non stick before. Once I started using the iron tawa,I really didn't think about non stick again.
    I have separate tawa for dosa and chapati. If you do both in the same tawa, it will not come good the next time.
    And the key is the flame level. Since it's iron tawa, it holds up heat. So you have to keep adjusting it.
    I always season my tawa after my cooking everyday. So that makes the chapati good for the next time too.
     
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    @gknew which brand do you use?
     
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    I use lodge pans.
     
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    I use Lodge 10.5" Cast Iron Griddle and it works perfectly for roti/paratha dosa uttappam etc etc. season it well before dosa or uttappam though
     
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    How to season it, I used for dosa , and stocked to tawa , stopped using it
     

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