Fun With Microwaves: Miniaturising Your Favourite Recipes
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Welcome to the world of miniaturising your favourite recipes with the magic of microwaves! In this article, we will explore the exciting and convenient way of cooking that caters to the busy Indian lifestyle. Microwaving isn't just about reheating leftovers; it's a versatile tool that can help you create delicious dishes from scratch in no time.

Miniaturising Your Recipes

1. Microwave Mug Meals

   - Mug Pizza: Layer pizza sauce, cheese, and your favourite toppings in a microwave-safe mug. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the cheese melts.

   - Mug Mac and Cheese: Cook macaroni in the microwave with milk and cheese, and enjoy a comforting meal in minutes.

   - Mug Brownies: Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, and water in a mug. Microwave for 1-2 minutes for a warm, gooey brownie.

2. Tandoori Delights

   - Tandoori Paneer: Marinate paneer cubes in yoghurt, tandoori masala, and lemon juice. Microwave until tender and slightly charred.

   - Tandoori Chicken: Marinate chicken in a mixture of yoghurt and tandoori spices. Microwave until cooked through and flavorful.

   - Tandoori Gobi: Coat cauliflower florets with a tandoori spice mix and microwave until lightly crispy.

3. Mini Dosas and Uttapams

   - Mini Dosas: Prepare dosa batter and spread it on a microwave-safe plate. Cook until the dosa is golden and crispy.

   - Mini Uttapams: Pour uttapam batter onto a microwave-safe plate, add toppings, and cook until the uttapam is fluffy and cooked.

Indulgent Indian Sweets

1. Microwave Kheer

   - Mix rice, milk, sugar, and cardamom in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in intervals, stirring in between, until the kheer thickens.

   - Garnish with chopped nuts before serving.

2. Instant Microwave Barfi

   - In a microwave-safe bowl, mix condensed milk, ghee, and your choice of nuts.

   - Microwave in short intervals, stirring in between, until the mixture solidifies.

   - Cut into squares and let it cool before serving.

The Art of Steaming

1. Microwave Dhokla

   - Mix besan (gram flour), yogurt, and spices to form a smooth batter.

   - Steam in a microwave-safe dish until the dhokla is cooked and fluffy.

   - Tempering with mustard seeds, curry leaves, and green chilies adds extra flavor.

2. Microwave Idli

   - Prepare idli batter with rice and urad dal.

   - Steam the batter in microwave-safe idli molds until the idlis are soft and spongy.

Savoring the Savory

1. Microwave Samosas

   - Prepare samosa dough and your favorite filling.

   - Shape the samosas and microwave until crispy and golden.

2. Microwave Popcorn

   - Place popcorn kernels in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a microwave-safe plate.

   - Microwave until the popping slows down, season with salt, and enjoy!

Safety Tips and Tricks

1. Choosing Microwave-safe Utensils

   - Use microwave-safe glass, ceramic, or plastic containers for cooking.

2. Microwave Cleaning

   - Place a microwave-safe bowl with water and vinegar inside the microwave.

   - Microwave for a few minutes, then wipe away any stains or odors.

Now that you've unlocked the fun and potential of miniaturizing your favourite recipes with microwaves, there's no looking back! Embrace the convenience and joy of cooking with this amazing appliance, and delight your taste buds with the scrumptious dishes you can whip up in no time. Happy cooking!