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Cooking Pulses in microwave

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by MeenLoch, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. MeenLoch

    MeenLoch Silver IL'ite

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    Has anybody tried cooking pulses in microwave ? Like tuvar dal or moong dal ?

    Is it power efficient ? Or do you prefer cooker ?

    How do you cook the pulses ?
     
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  2. SupriyaDinesh

    SupriyaDinesh Silver IL'ite

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    Cooker is the best.I soak dals for 1-2 hours.Then pressure cook for 2 whistles.
     
  3. vasera

    vasera Senior IL'ite

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    Yes ..I do agree with Supriya..
    For coking dhals, Our pressure-cooker is the best..
    If you soak it and cook, it wil be cooked fastly..
     
  4. pav_3

    pav_3 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,
    me too prefer cooker for cooking dhalls like toordhall or moong.
    I've tried cooking masoor dhall in microwave and it will get done in flat 20 mins.
    keep it in a microwave safe bowl with water and few drops of oil to avoid overflowing and stir it once or twice in between.




    pavi
     
  5. santasekar

    santasekar Senior IL'ite

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    Hi
    I too use cooker for dhals.

    Regards
    Santasekar
     
  6. amallela

    amallela New IL'ite

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    Cooker is the best. However, I do not soak them when cooking South Indian food because soaked dals generally don't yield tasty food. I heard that from elders and I continue that tradition.
     
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    Ranchu Local Champion Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Yes ,As everyone says cooker is best. i dont soak them. i just let on the cooker for 3 whistles. you can use microwave for half cooked dhals for few south indian side dishes like kootu , parupu usili etc.
     
  8. manjulats

    manjulats Silver IL'ite

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    Cooker is the best.The daals boil easily and can be smashed very well if in cooker.
     
  9. shubhasiddharth

    shubhasiddharth Bronze IL'ite

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    I have nothing new to add than what the others have already said here. Nothing can beat our good old Pressure cooker from India.It saves time and is simple.Though, microwave is handy, I feel the completeness only when I pressure cook the pulses.
     
  10. vidhyalakshmid

    vidhyalakshmid Platinum IL'ite

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    HI,
    I pressure cook the pulses without prior soaking. Pressure cooker is
    the best for pulses.
     

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