Simple Radish Soup in a Microwave

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large radishes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 medium potato , cubed
  • 1 green chilli , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water

Method

  • In a microwave safe bowl put oil , radishes , chillies, onion & potato. Stir well so that oil coats all the vegetable. Heat on high for 2 minutes. Add water & heat for further 5 minutes
  • Add milk , salt & black pepper . Heat on medium high for 3 minutes .
  • Bring it out & let it cool. Purée the mixture in blender until smooth.
  • Serve with roasted bread.
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Easy Microwave Cottage Cheese Balls in Gravy ( paneer kofta )

For Cottage Cheese Balls

  • Paneer / Cottage Cheese – 250 gms.
  • Maida / Plain flour – 2 tbsp
  • Salt (as per the taste)
  • Coriander Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  • Green Chilli – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green Coriander – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Milk – 2 tbsp

For the Gravy

  • Tomato purée – 2 tbsp
  • Green Chilli – 2 finely chopped
  • Onion – 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut milk – 1/4 cup
  • salt to taste
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Water – 1/2 cup

Recipe

For the Balls ( Koftas )

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to make a soft dough. Divide the dough to make 12  small balls.
  • Place them on a microwave-proof plate and microwave on high for 1 minute. Keep aside.

For the Gravy

  • Combine all ingredients except coconut milk  in a microwave safe bowl & heat on high in a microwave safe bowl for 3 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and balls in the gravy and heat on high for 1 minute.

Your easy cottage cheese balls gravy is ready to eat – try it with rice or boiled noodles or with bread 🙂

Have a cheesy, spicy day: Valentines Jacket Potato

1 large potato

5 tbsps. cup grated cheddar/ processed cheese / vegan cheese

2 tbsp. chopped Jalapeno pepper (if you don’t like spicy replace with green pepper/ Shimla mirch)

1 tbsp. tomato puree

1 tbsp. chopped green onion / leeks

½ tbsp. chilli flakes

Method

Wash jacket potato and pierce with fork all over.

Place in microwave on high for about 8 minutes until done (test with knife / fork)

Cut the potato in half, scoop out the fluffy middle.  Mix the scooped out potato with chopped jalapeno, leeks, chilli flakes, tomato puree & 3 tbsps. of cheese.

Stuff the potato halves with above mix & top with remaining cheese (1 tbsp. each)

Put the filled ‘jackets’ on a microwave-safe plate and heat for one minute, or until the cheese has melted.

Enjoy “Love” on a platter.

Better than love : Choco-orange Mug Cake

All-purpose flour – 2 tbsp

Orange Marmalade – 1/2 tbsp

Nutella -1/2 tbsp

Sugar -1/2 tbsp

Cooking oil – 1 tbsp

Milk – 2.5 tbsp

Cocoa powder (unsweetened)- 2tbsp

Baking powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – a pinch

Vanilla essence- few drops

Method

Take a large microwave safe bowl & add all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, chocolate, salt, baking powder) into it, mix well.

Add oil, milk, marmalade, Nutella & vanilla essence, mix well & remove all lumps.

Place in microwave and heat on high for 90 seconds, test with tooth prick.

You cake is ready to eat

PS: watch the cake continuously (burnt cake doesn’t taste good, and microwave power differs)

Microwave Vegan Quiche in a Mug

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp onion, diced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 bread slice – torn into pieces
  • 20 grams tofu
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup soy milk

In a microwave safe mug, heat oil for 30 seconds. Add onion. Heat on high for 30 seconds.

Meanwhile in a blender blend  tofu, nutmeg, salt and soy milk until smooth.

Add the soy milk tofu blend , cherry tomatoes , bread to the onions in the mug. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Your vegan quiche is read to eat

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

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.