Microwave Soya Pulav ( Faux Meat )

• Soaked Nutrela / Soya Chunks : 100 grams
• Soaked Basmati Rice : 2 Cups
• Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 Tbsp
• Chopped Onion , medium : 1
• Cumin seeds, Roasted : 1 tbsp
• Green Cardamoms, Crushed : 1 tbsp
• Cloves : 8-10
• Black peppercorns : 8-10
• Cinnamon stick : 1
• Bay leaves : 3
• Green Chilli , chopped : 1
• Salt to taste
• Hot boiling water : 4 cups
• Oil : 2 tbsp

Method
1. Heat 2tbsp oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
2. Add onions and brown on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove onions from the oil and keep aside.
3. Now add all the spices ( Bay leaves , Cumin Seeds , Cardamom powder , Cinnamon stick , Black Pepper corns , Green Chilli , Cloves etc ) & Ginger Garlic paste to oil and microwave on High for 1 minute.
4. Add Soya chunks, mix well and microwave on high for 5 minutes.
5. Add rice, hot water & salt. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, stirring at every 3 minutes in between

Advertisements

Easy Microwave Lentils ( Dal )

  • 1 cup Dal
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander

 

Method

  1.  Soak the dal in water for at least 1hrs.
  2.  In a microwave safe bowl add dal, water, salt and turmeric and keep it in microwave for 100% for 15-20 min.
  3. While the dal is still in microwave , put 1 tbsp of butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds
  4. Add the cumin seeds and onions, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  6. Add the boiled dal and the remaining 1 tbsp of butter, mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  7. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

 

Easy Microwave Poppadom Curry (Papad ki Sabzi) – mood lifting

Ingredients:
Papad (plain or masala)- 2 

Red Onion -1 small

Tomato -1 small 

Garam Masala / Curry Masala -1/4 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Cilantro – for garnishing

Red Chilli Powder -to taste

Cumin Seeds -for seasoning  1/4 tsp

Water – 1/2 cup

Oil -1/2 tbsp

Method:

  1. Place poppadoms on microwave safe plate , microwave on high for 1 minute 
  2. Put oil in microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 1 minute
  3. Add cumin seeds. Microwave on high  for 30 seconds.
  4. Add chopped onion mix well and microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Add chopped tomato, mix well with onion and heat for 90 seconds.
  6. Add Salt, Chilli Powder, Garam Masala and half cup of water to the bowl , mix well. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  7. Break the poppadoms in  bite size pieces and add to the curry. Stir well.  Microwave for 30 seconds.
  8. Garnish with the cilantro and serve with  bread / rice.