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 🙂

Microwave Mushroom Risotto – Awesome Dinner for One

2 tbsps. butter

3-4 cloves finely chopped garlic (you may reduce / add garlic based on your preference)

½ chopped onion

¼ cup uncooked Arborio rice/ sticky rice

1/2 cup water or vegetable stock

20 ml white wine

2 tbsps. grated cheese

¼ cup chopped mushrooms

Salt & pepper to taste

Method

In a microwave safe glass dish combine butter, garlic and onion. Place dish in microwave and cook on high for 3 minutes.

Add mushrooms, and season with salt and pepper. Microwave until mushrooms have become tender, about 5 minutes.

Put rice & water / broth into a different microwave safe bowl, cover tightly & heat on high for 10-12 minutes.

Stir in the wine & cook on high for about 2 minutes , add mushrooms mixture and heat for 2 more minutes.

Stir in the cheese and enjoy your yummy risotto

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)

Easy Jalapenos stuffed with Potatoes – Microwave Recipe

8 medium Jalapeño Peppers ( halved and de-seeded)

2 boiled & mashed Potatoes

2 tbsp chopped onion

1 tbsp chopped garlic

1/8 tsp asafoetida powder

1/8 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1 cup shredded cheddar

1 tbsp cooking oil

1/8 Red chilli powder ( in case Jalapenos are not hot )

Method

In a microwave safe bowl , heat the oil on high for 30 seconds , add onion and garlic and heat again on high for 1 minute.

Add asafoetida powder , turmeric powder & chilli powder ( if using ) to onion garlic mix and stir. Add mashed potatoes. Sir well. Heat on high for 1 minute. Take it out and keep aside.

Stuff the Jalapeños with potato mix and top it with shredded cheddar. Put the stuffed jalapeños on a microwave safe baking tray. Heat the microwave on medium setting in combination mode for 7 minutes ( if your microwave has one ) or for 5 minutes on low setting in the normal microwave mode. Till the cheese melts.

Your stuffed Jalapenos are ready to eat.

ps : you may also stuff the jalapenos with pineapple ( just replace potatoes with pinapple ) for a spicy + sweet snack

Easy Microwave Roasted Makhanas (Foxnuts)- yummy

  • 3 cups Makhanas (foxnuts)
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. chat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. oil

 

Mix the Makhanas, oil and spices together , so that all Makhanas are lightly coated.
Place them in a single layer on glass baking dish.
Microwave on high for 1 minute
Microwave on high another 1 minute
You will hear popping sound at this stage, if not stir again and microwave for another 30 seconds.
Remove the tray from microwave.
Let it cool for 10 minutes before eating. Your crispy roasted Makhanas are ready to eat.

 

(PS: You can experiment with various masalas, I personally love using butter and red chilly for flavouring)