Modern Microwave Cooking

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  1. Prethi vasu

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    Dear Mrs C
    I tried ur microwave coconut burfi. The result was awesome . Thanks a ton for the easy recipe .
    Regards
    Prethi
     
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    Dear Prethi,
    Thanks.
    For coconut burfi, I have now switched over to the MW method from stove-top !
    Love,
    Chithra.
     
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    MW Beetroot Halwa - no, no, no ghee !

    Buy fresh, bright red coloured beetroots. Wash, peel & grate them.

    Grated beetroots - 3 cups

    Condensed milk - ½ cup

    Milk - 500 ml

    Sugar - ½ cup (more or less to taste)

    Custard powder - 2 tsp

    Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

    Nuts - to garnish

    Take a big MW casserole – this is important to prevent milk from overflowing.

    Add beetroot & milk.

    Cook open, for 20-30 mts, stirring every 3, 4 mts.

    When almost the entire milk is absorbed, add condensed milk & sugar.

    Mix custard powder with 2 tbsp of milk thoroughly & add.

    Now MW the mixture on Hi for 5 mts, stirring twice in between.

    Serve hot.

    Hot beetroot halwa with plain vanilla icecream makes a great dessert !

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    MW Amla Thokku - to cut down on oil.

    Select good, fresh blemishless amlas.

    Amlas - 10

    Green chillies - 10 (more to taste)

    Salt

    Jaggery - little (optional)

    Oil - 1 tbsp

    Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

    Hing - ½ tsp

    Steam amlas for 5 mts in a MW steamer & cool.

    Remove the segments & grind fine with green chillies.

    Mix salt & jaggery & keep ready.

    In a MW, bowl, heat oil & mustad seeds on Hi for 2 mts.

    Add the paste & hing & mix well.

    MW on med for 7-8 mts or a a little more to get the desired consistency.

    Keep in the fridge & use.

    Very good as a spread for toasted sandwiches with a cheese slice.


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    MW White Chocolate Fudge - more delicious than sinful !

    This is best stored refrigerated.

    Grated white (cooking) chocolate - 1 cup

    Fresh cream - ½ cup

    Butter - ¼ cup (soft)

    Icing sugar - ¼ cup

    Chopped nuts - ¼ cup

    In a casserole, mix & blend butter, sugar, fresh cream & nuts.

    MW hi for 2 mts, stirring once in between.

    Remove & add chocolate.

    MW Hi for 1 mte.

    Take out & mix well.

    MW Hi for 1 mte.

    Transfer to a greased tray & leave in the fridge.

    Cut into squares after 4-6 hrs, when it has set firm.
    If 1tsp liquid glucose is added with other ingredients, the texture comes out better & firm.

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    MW Apple Chutney - Tangy, intriguingly sweet !

    I made it in MW. One can make it on stove-top also, adjusting the flame to prevent burning at the bottom.
    Sour cooking apples are ideally suited. If you use normal less sour apples, decrease jaggery to taste.


    Large juicy sour cooking apples - 1 kg

    Jaggery or brown sugar - 300 gms

    Raisins - ¼ cup

    Salt - 2 tbsp

    Vinegar - 300 ml

    Red chillies - 4-6

    Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

    Mustard powder - 1 tsp

    Lime juice - 2 tbsp

    Lemon rind - 1 tsp

    Garlic cloves - 6 (chopped)

    Onion - 1 (chopped)

    Bay leaves - 4

    Ginger powder - 2 tsp

    Peel, core & grate apples.

    Soak whole red chillies in vinegar & grind fine.

    Crush jaggery.

    Combine grated apple, vinegar-red chillies, jaggery, mustard powder, lime juice, rind, bay leaves and ginger powder in a MW casserole.

    Cook on MW Hi for 10 mts stirring twice in between.

    Continue to cook on hi till it becomes soft.

    Add remaining ingredients and cook on medium, stirring frequently.

    It must reach a jam consistency with a glaze on top.

    Remove, discard bay leaves & pack into clean jars.

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    Madam,

    I have a small request. Can you create a thread or index for microwave recepies only. I find it difficult to locate recepies in this thread. It will be easier for us to go to that particular recepie like in other indexex. Sorry for the incovenience.

    Please tell how to roast appalam in microwave.

    Thanks and regards:hiya Kala
     
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    MW Traditional Thirttupal - the “real taste”, the new easy way!

    Full cream milk - 1 litre

    Sugar - 1 cup

    If full cream is not availale, use toned milk, but not low fat milk.
    Use a big MW casserole to avoid overflowing of milk.
    Boil milk in the casserole for


    Hi – 10 mts

    Medium hi - 30 - 40 mts

    This is just an approximate guide.

    Make sure you keep on stirring every 10 mts, scraping down the sides with a spatula.ssshhh.

    When the mixture has reduced to 1/3 volume, add sugar.

    Medium - 10 mts

    Medium Lo - 10 mts.

    The test is, remove when there is no more liquid part seen in the mixture.

    Cool in the casserole itself.

    Transfer after atleast 3-4 hrs.

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    Dear chitra mam... thanks you so much for sharing all those recipes.. Bow

    Today only i saw ur thread for cooking in microwave, i don't know some how i have missed this thread..
    Is there any post for preparing cakes in oven, please help... :bowdown
     
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