Archive for ‘Microwave’

September 5, 2012

Microwave Popcorn


Cooking Time : 6 to 7 min

Ingredients:
1. Dried Corn – 1/2 cup

2. Butter – 1/2 to 1 tbsp

3. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 to 1 tsp

4. Salt to taste.

Method:

Mix all the ingredients together in a microwavable dish.

Cover and cook at HI for about 6min.

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June 16, 2012

Paneer in hot garlic sauce – Microwave Recipe


This is a Paneer fusion dish in yummy garlic sauce.  Also a delicious vegetarian dish that can be cooked in minutes in a microwave . Goes well with noodles and fried rice. 

n oops….clicked a really bad picture…. as i was running out of time to serve dinner. 

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cooking Time: 15 min

Serves : 3 to 4

Ingredients:

1. Paneer / cottage cheese – 200gm  (cut into 1 ” cubes)

2. Capsicum, cut into tiny cubes – 1

3. Oil – 3 -4 tbsp

4. Garlic flakes , chopped finely – 20

5. Dry Red chillies (broken into pieces ) – 2

6. Tomato Ketchup – 4 tbsp

7. Red chilli sauce – 2 tsp

8. Soya Sauce – 2 tsp

9. Pepper – 1/2 tsp

10.Salt – as required

11. Sugar – a pinch

12. Vinegar – 2 tsp

13. Ajinomoto – 1/4 tsp

14. Water- 1 1/2 cups

15. Cornflour – 2tbsp (dissolve this in 1/2 cup water)

Method:

1. Take a microproof dish and add oil, garlic flakes, broken dry red chillies, tomato ketchup, red chill sauce, soya sauce,pepper and ajinomoto. Mix well and microwave for 2 minutes.

2. Add water,salt,sugar and vinegar. Mix well and microwave again for 6 minutes.

3. Add cornflour paste and microwave for 3minutes or more till slightly thick. Mix well.

4. Add paneer cubes and capsicum to the sauce and microwave for another 2 to 3 minutes. Mix well before serving. Serve hot .

Sending this  recipe to Priya’s Microwave event and Srivalli’s MEC Announcement .

June 13, 2012

Achaari Bhindi – Microwave Recipe


Achari Bhindi…a recipe from Nita Mehta’s cookbook. 

 

Preparation Time : 5 to 10min

Cooking Time : 20 to 25 min

Serves : 4

Source : Nita Mehta

Ingredients:

1.Bhindi / Ladies Finger – 500gm (wash and wipe dry)

2. Ginger paste – 1 tsp

3. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp or little more according to your taste.

4. Dhania Powder – 1 tsp

5. Amchoor – 1/2 tsp

6. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp

7. Salt – as per taste

8. Tomatoes ,chopped – 2 medium

9. Lemon Juice – 1tsp

10. Achaari Spices :

Hing / Asafoetida – pinch

Saunf / Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds / rai – 1/2 tsp

Kalonji / Onion seeds – 1/2 tsp

Method:

1. Take the washed n dried bhindi, cut it into 1/2  inch pieces OR  cut the tip of the head of each bhindi,leaving the pointed end as it is. Now, cut the bhindi vertically from the middle making 2 smaller pieces from each bhindi.

I cut the bhindi into 1/2 inch pieces but I suggest the 2nd method of cutting bhindi for this recipe.

2. Keep the bhindi in a dish. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of oil on it. Mix well. Put them in the oven on combination mode (micro + grill)  for a min of 15min. Check if the bhindi is cooked properly. If no,then cook it for some more time till crisp. Keep aside.

3. In a separate small dish, put 2 tbsp oil and the achaari spices. Microwave for 3 min.

4. To the bhindi, add achaari spices,dry masala powders,salt,ginger paste,tomatoes and lemon juice. Mix very well. Microwave for 5 min.

Serve hot.

June 12, 2012

Carrot Pepper Rice – Microwave Recipe


A very quick and easy Indo Chinese rice recipe…and above all delicious !

Preparation Time: 5 min

Cooking Time: 15 to 20 min

Serves : 2 to 3

Source : Nita Mehta

Ingredients:

1. Rice – 1 cup (soaked for 15 – 20 minutes)

2. Oil- 3 tbsp

3. Onion , sliced – 1

4. Capsicum, chopped – 1

5. Carrot, chopped – 1

6. Salt – 1 tsp

7. Freshly crushed pepper – 1/2 tsp

8. Soya sauce – 1/2 tsp

Method:

1. Mix oil, onion, capsicum,carrot in a big microproof dish and microwave for 3 minutes.

2. Add rice, 2cups water,salt,pepper and soya sauce. Microwave covered for 13 minutes.

3. Stir once in between. Sprinkle pepper. Serve after 5 minutes.

Sending this  recipe to Priya’s Microwave event and Srivalli’s MEC Announcement .

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