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Tips- How to roast a papadum in microwave

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Papadum is a crispy side dish served with Indian meals. Usually it is deep fried. If not, it is roasted on a tava or pan. Here is another quick method to roast papadum. Also, it is an oil free snack.

Serves:  4      Difficulty : Easy       Cooking time: 1 minute




Ingredients

Papadum 4 no

Method

Take a microwave safe dish. Place the raw papadum in microwave for 30 seconds on high power
Take it out and allow it to cool.
Crispy, oil free papadum is ready to be served with meals.

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Baked Shankarpali

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Enjoy this diwali with an oil free, no deep fry recipe. Baked Shankarpali is baked instead of deep fried. Happy Diwali

Serves:  4      Difficulty : Easy       Cooking time: 30 min




Ingredients

Sugar 1/2 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Ghee/clarified butter 1/4 cup
Maida/All purpose flour 2 1/2 cup

Method

Pre-heat the oven at 180 Degree Celsius for 10 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, add sugar, milk and stir it till the sugar dissolves. Add ghee and continue mixing. Add maida or refined flour, mix well and knead it well with hands.

Make large balls of the dough. Flatten it on a flat surface and cut them into diamond shape with knife or a cutter.

Bake it at 180 degree Celsius for 10 -15 minutes or till it turns nice golden brown in color.

Baked shankarpali for diwali is now ready to be served. Enjoy!

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Microwave modak recipe for Ganesh Chaturti

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Microwave Modak is a quick to make Modak recipe and would be a perfect dish for this Ganesh Chaturti festival. This is a modified version of the traditional Modak recipe for a Microwave is used for the cooking instead of a traditional gas stove. The recipe remains the same, taste remains the same. Less mess and less time consuming dish,

Serves:  4      Difficulty : Intermediate       Cooking time: 40 min




Ingredients

Jaggery 1 cup
Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
Grated coconut 2 cup
Rice flour 2 cup
Salt a pinch
Ghee or Clarified Butter 2-3 drops

Method

For the filling:

In a mixing bowl, add jaggery and microwave it for 1 minutes on high power till it melts. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Add grated coconut and mix well. Microwave the jaggery and coconut mixture on high power for 1 & 1/2 minute. In between, give it a nice mix. Allow it the mixture to come to a room temperature.

For dumpling:

In a microwave safe vessel, pour 2 cups water. Add a pinch salt, and 2-3 drops of ghee and mix it. Microwave it for 2 minutes or till the water boils.
Add the rice flour into it and mix it well. Allow the mixture to come to a room temperature. Knead the flour with hand and make a soft dough of it. Make small balls of lemon size of the dough

Assembling

Make the balls into a cup shape. Fill in the cup with the sweet filling and seal the cup. We get a nice sweet dumpling. Place the dumpling in a microwave steamer/idli steamer with water in it, and microwave on high power for 6 minutes or till the dumpling cooks. Allow it to cool before serving.

Delicious microwave modak is ready to be served. Enjoy!

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How to make sanas in microwave



Sanas is a rice pancake, very soft and and excellent breakfast dish.

Sanas is a Goan dish. I first tasted Sanas in Bangalore and i liked it very much. It is not idli but looks like one. I enjoyed the tasty sanas which had a beautiful shape and was very soft that melted in the mouth. Traditionally sanas is made in a steamer on a stove. I decided to make the same using a microwave.


Ingredients:

  • 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



Method:

  1. Soak rice in water for 5 to 6 hours. Drain away the the water.
  2. In a mixer grinder, add the soaked rice, coconut,water and blend well till a smooth batter is formed.
  3. 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.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the rice batter, and yeast and mix well. Keep it overnight to ferment or(6 to 7 hours)
  5. Next day, the batter will rise, hence mix carefully till the batter settles.
  6. Add salt as per your taste and mix again.
  7. In a microwave safe steamer, pour some water. Place small bowls that will give a sanas shape. Grease the bowls with oil.
  8. Pour batter in the bowls covering the 3/4 part of the bowl. Place the batter in the microwave safe steamer and microwave it on high power for 5 minutes.
  9. Take it out of the microwave and check if the sanas is cooked on the inside. Prick it with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, then the sanas is cooked on the inside as well. Remove the sanas out of the bowls. It will come out very easily and will have a beautiful shape to it.

Soft sanas is ready to be served with chutney.

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How to make soft idli using microwave

Idli is a steamed rice pancake and is best served with coconut chutney or sambar. It is an excellent breakfast recipe, Make soft idli using microwave and in very simple and easy method. We get the same authentic taste and well as soft idlis.


Ingredients:

  • Rice (3 cups)
  • Black gram dal/Urad dal (Broken or whole) – 1 cup
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Boiled rice(1/2 cup)




Method:

  1. Soak rice & Black gram dal/Urad dal seperately in water for 8 hours.
  2. Drain away the water of Black gram dal/Urad dal and grind it in a grinder/mixer by adding water(1/2 cup) to make a smooth batter.
  3. Pour the batter in a vessel and keep it aside.
  4. Drain away the water from the rice and grind it in the same grinder/mixer by adding water(1 cup) or till the rice immerses into the water to make a smooth batter.
  5. Pour this batter in the same vessel.
  6. Add salt and mix for about 5 minutes.
  7. Keep it overnight to ferment.
  8. In the morning, mix the batter again for 5 minutes. Batter is now ready to make idli.
  9. In a microwave idli steamer, pour the idli batter, close it with a lid and microwave it on high power for 6 minutes.
  10. Take it out of the microwave and check if the idli is cooked on the inside by pricking it with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, the idli is cooked on the inside.
  11. Delicious soft idli is now ready to be served with coconut chutney or sambar.

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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.



 

Ingredients:

  • 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

Method:

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.

Ingredients:

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




Method:

  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