Monday, May 03, 2010

Microwave Tips

1 ) Making oil less Pappad in Microwave - Place one pappad on the turn table and microwave. In less than 30 seconds pappad will get cooked. Watch the pappad, when it's getting microwaved. Stop the microwave as soon as the whole pappad is cooked.


2 ) Blanching Almonds - Place some almonds in a microwave safe bowl along with little water to cover the almonds.Microwave for 1.5 to 2 minutes. Take off the microwave and cool a bit. Then peel the skin off the almonds. Almond skin will peel off easily.

3 ) Drying fresh green herbs - Mint leaves, coriander leaves, Methi leaves can be dried in the microwave. Place fresh leaves in a microwave safe plate and microwave for 2 - 3 minutes. Then crush the dried leaves and store in containers.

4 ) Make tamarind pulp - Add lemon size tamarind and one cup water to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 3 - 4 minutes. Strain to collect the pulp.

5 ) Make bread crumbs - Crumble 2 bread slices and microwave for 2- 3 minutes. Let the bread cool, which in meanwhile will dry, then powder the crumbs in blender.

6 ) Reheat Chapathi - Wrap chapathi in a napkin or paper towel and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.

7 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

Good info pravs..we do the pappads too..

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Kairali sisters

Sushma Mallya said...

Very useful tips pravs, ...thanks for sharing...

sayantani said...

those are some real helpful tips Pravs. dint know that herbs could be dried like this. thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

Cool tips, love the convenience of Microwave. We can make some of our Indian sweets too in a record time!:D

Mano Saminathan said...

A very useful tips for the biginers!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice and informative posts..bookmarked!!!

homecooked said...

Nice tips Pravs. Maybe I'll try this to dry and store kadipatta as its usually difficult to find closeby.