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How to make soft vattappam using microwave

Vattappam is a sweet rice cake steamed. It is an excellent snack/ breakfast dish. It is an authentic dish originated from the state of Kerala. I have used microwave to make this dish. However, the recipe and the taste remains the same.



  • Rice(1 cup)
  • Freshly grated Coconut(1/2 cup)
  • Yeast(1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(2 tbsp)
  • Sugar(1 tsp for yeast)
  • Sugar (4 tbsp for appam)
  • Salt (1 tbsp) or as per taste


Soak rice in water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain away the the water.

In a mixer grinder, add the soaked rice, coconut,water and blend well till a smooth batter is formed.

In a bowl, add yeast, water (1 tbsp), sugar(1 tsp) and mix well. Keep it aside till the bubble starts to form and the yeast is active.

In a large mixing bowl, add the rice batter, and yeast and mix well. Keep it overnight to ferment or(6 to 7 hours)

Next day, the batter will rise, hence mix carefully till the batter settles.

Add the salt, sugar(4 tbsp) and mix again. Our batter is now ready to make vattappam.

In a microwave safe small dish, pour the batter till it reaches half way.

In a microwave steamer, place the dish with batter and microwave in on high power for 6 minutes.

After 6 minutes, take it out of the microwave and check if the vattappam is cooked on the inside. For this prick it with a toothpick  and if it comes out clean, means the vattappam is cooked on the inside.

Soft vattappam is now ready to be served.


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Microwave sweet Kozhikatta recipe

Kozhikatta is a sweet rice dumpling with the filling of coconut and cardamom. It is a delicacy of kerala and made during festivals. Microwave sweet Kozhikatta recipe is made using a microwave without changing the authentic taste and flavor. Its delicious and a wonderful snack.


  • Rice flour (1 cup)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Coconut (1 cup)
  • Cardamom powder (a pinch)
  • Salt (1/2 stp)
  • Ghee (3 drops)
  • Sugar (3 tbsp)


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, pour water, ghee & salt.
  2. Mix well and microwave it for 4 minutes or till the water boils.
  3. Add the rice flour in the hot water and mix well. Aroma of the rice flour will spread.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool and come to room temperature.
  5. Knead the mixture into a soft dough. No water is needed to knead the dough, just knead the dough that is already mixed with water.
  6. To make the filling, In a mixing bowl, add the coconut, sugar and cardamom powder. Mix it well. The filling is ready.
  7. Make small balls of the rice flour dough. Now gently press at the center of the ball and form a bowl shape of the dough.
  8. Fill in the filling in the bowl and seal it and make a ball shape kozhikatta.
  9. In a microwave safe steamer, place the kohizikatta and steam in in a microwave for 6 minutes on high power.
  10. Prick Kohizhikatta with a toothpick to check if it is cooked well. If the tooth pick comes out clean, then Kohizhikatta is cooked well and nice.

Delicious Kozhikatta is now ready to be served once it cools down. Enjoy !

Microwave kozhikatta recipe

Curry Home Cooking Indian cuisine Onam Vegetarian

Microwave Avial for onam festival

Microwave Avial for onam festival is a quick and delicious method of preparing Avial for the Onam feast


  • Drumstick (1, logn cut)
  • Carrot (1/2 cup, long cut)
  • Beans (1/2 cup, long cut)
  • Plantain/raw banana (1/2 cup, long cut)
  • Curry leaves(1 twig)
  • Freshly grated coconut(1 cup)
  • Garlic (1 tsp, chopped)
  • Onion(1 small size, cut)
  • Cumin seeds (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water
  • Yogurt (3 tbsp)


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, add drumstick, carrot, beans, plantain, water (1 cup), turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
  2. Cover it and microwave on high power for 8 minutes or till the drumstick cooks. Stir once after 4 minutes.
  3. In a mixer blender, add cumin seeds, garlic, curry leaves, grated coconut, water(1/2 cup) and blend it well to make a coarse paste.
  4. Add this coconut paste in the cooked vegetable and mix well.
  5. Microwave it uncovered for 1 minute so that excess water is evaporated and we get a semi-dry Avial.
  6. In a bowl, add yogurt and whisk well.
  7. Add this whisked yogurt into the Avial and mix well. Check for salt at this time and adjust it as per your taste.

Delicious and quick Avial for Onam festival is now ready to be served. Enjoy Onam feast.


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Microwave masala peanut (oil-free recipe)

You might have tried masala peanut by frying it. Here is another method to make masala peanut without using oil. An oil free and tasty tea time snacks Microwave masala peanut (oil-free recipe)

  • Ingredients:
  • Roasted peanuts(1 cup)
  • Bengal gram flour(4 tbsp)
  • Chilli powder (1/4 tsp)
  • Fennel powder(roasted, 1 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Asafoetida powder(a pinch)
  • water (3 tbsp)


  1. In a mixing bowl, add bengal gram flour, chilli powder, roasted fennel seeds powder, salt as per taste, asoafoetida powder. Mix all the dry ingredients well.
  2. Add little by little water and mix well simultaneously to get the consistency to coat with the peanut. .
  3. Add the roasted peanuts into the batter and mix well so that the masalas coat all over it.
  4. In a microwave safe dish, add the masala coated peanut and spread evenly. Microwave it on high power for 5 minutes.
  5. Take it out of the microwave and mix it once. If the peanuts stick to one another, turn the entire set over.
  6. Cook it in microwave on high power for 5 minutes.
  7. Allow the masala peanut to cool or it comes to room temperature.
  8. Seperate the peanuts from one another by breaking them individually. Do not hesitate to pop couple of them into your mouth..:)

Crispy masala peanut is now ready to be served with a cup of tea. Enjoy!


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How to roast a peanut in microwave

A quick method of roasting peanut using a microwave. Unlike the traditional method, we need not stir continously, instead, microwave it. How to roast a peanut in microwave


Peanuts (2 cups)


  1. Take a nonstick microwave safe dish. To it add the raw peanuts and spread it.
  2. Microwave it for 4 minutes on high powder.Take it out and mix well.
  3. Microwave it for another 4 minutes on high powder.
  4. Once it cools down, peal off the skin of the peanuts. It will come out very easily. For this, rub the peanuts in between your palms.

Nutty roasted peanuts are ready to be served or can be used to make masala peanut.

roasted peanut pic

Blog Home Cooking Snacks Vegetarian

Microwave popcorn recipe

You might have tried the how to make popcorn. Here is another method to make one using a microwave.  Popcorn recipe using microwave


Oil (1 tsp
Salt (1/2 tsp)
Dried corn (2 tbsp)

In a microwave safe dish, add oil, salt and dried corn.
Mix it well and close it with a microwave safe lid and microwave it for 5 minutes on high power.
The popcorn will pop up. The remaing ones which has not popped, keep it back in the microwave and microwave it for 5 minutes on high power.
The one that is ready and popped, take it out in a bowl.
Sprinkle some salt over it and enjoy it with your favorite movie or match 🙂


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Microwave potato chips(oil-free recipe)

A very quick and great for your health recipe with no oil. A guilt free recipe, Microwave potato chips(oil-free recipe).


  • Potato(1, cut into thin slices)
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a microwave safe dish, place all the potatoes without overlapping it.
  2. Microwave it on high power for 6 minutes.
  3. Turn the chips the other side and microwave it for another 10 minutes on high power.
  4. Sprinkle some salt over the top.
  5. Allow it to cool before serving.

Crispy oil free potato chips are ready to be served. Enjoy!