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 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)

Easy Microwave Radish Chips ( mooli ke chips ) – yummy

  • Radishes thinly sliced – ( 1/8th inch slices ) – around 30 slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • generous pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp

In a bowl mix the oil and spices , add radish slices. Mix well to ensure all slices are coated evenly with the mixture.

Arrange as many slices as will fit in a single layer on a microwave plate lined with  paper towels. The slices should not touch or else they stick together.

Microwave the slices at 100% power for 2 minutes. Flip them over and microwave at 50% power for another 1 minutes. Remove any chips that are starting to crisp and brown. Continue cooking the remaining chips at 50% power in 1 minute intervals until they are all crispy and golden

Enjoy delicious Radish chips.

Easy Microwave Potatoes Wedges – better & low in calories than french fries

Ingredients
4-5 medium potatoes – cleaned and cut into wedges
pepper
salt to taste
1tbsp Garlic paste
4tbsp olive oil

Method
1.Put the cut potatoes into a microwave safe dish.
2.Sprinkle your desired amount of pepper, salt
3.Pain the potatoes with mix of olive oil & garlic paste
4.Microwave covered for 8 minutes or more till tenderngredients 4-5 medium potatoes – cleaned and cut into wedges pepper salt to taste 1tbsp Garlic paste 4tbsp olive oil Method

Easy Fruit Chaat – Healthy Summer Recipe

1 pear, peeled, cubed
1 apple, peeled, cubed
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 pineapple, cubed
1/2 tbsp chhat masala  (available in Indian Stores)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and serve. Its healthy & yummy.