Showing posts with label Microwaved. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microwaved. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fried Moong Dal

Fried Moong Dal is an amazing tea time snack which is crunchy & addictive. I'm sharing two versions of making this snack. The actual recipe for fried moong dal requires moong dal to be deep fried in oil, but the microwavable recipe for this snack reduces the oil content in it & tastes the same as deep dried one. To keep this snack fresh & crisp store it in a air tight container & it should be good for 1week. As said this is very addictive snack & sure you will not be able to stop with little bites.
Prep Time- 30mins {minimum or overnight}
Cook Time-6mins
1/2Cup moong dal
1/2Tsp baking soda
1Tsp oil
1/4Tsp chili powder
Soft Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
- Soak moong dal along with baking soda for minimum of 30mins & maximum to overnight.
- Strain water from dal & allow it dry on a towel. Dal should be dry. It will take 10mins to dry.
Microwave version
- In a microwave safe mix dal & oil.
- Microwave it for 1mins & mix. Then microwave it for 1more minute & mix.
- Repeat the same procedure for another 4 more minutes. If you see any lumps break them while shuffling the dal.
- You can see a fried moong dal which is fried & crisp.
- Mix in salt & chili powder. Enjoy this snack as it is.
Deep Frying Version 
- Heat oil for deep frying. Mean while arrange a plate with paper towels.
- Dal should be dry with no drops of water left to it. Once oil is hot add little by little of dal to pan & fry them to puffed shape. 
- Dal doesn't have to turn brown in color. It should be puffed & you are ready to remove it on to the paper lined plate. 
- Repeat the same with rest of the dal.
- Transfer the fried dal to a bowl. To that add in salt & chili powder. Mix it well & enjoy the snack.
- For every 1min mix the dal to fry it evenly.
- Add a 1/4 tsp of chat masala to flavor it up.
- Make sure dal is dry before deep frying it.
*** Pictures represent the microwavable version.
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are perfect & healthy morning breakfast. This is a easy recipe which will be ready in 2mins & for a busy day this dish comes in handy. Scrambled eggs are our favorite & we love having them for any course of meal. 
Eggs are the hero of any american style breakfast. When ever we vacation we never miss to try out breakfast dishes that are locally available & love to enjoy the many variation of egg dishes for breakfast.  Recently we even started brunching on weekends & believe me they are truly satisfying. My husband enjoys the simple scrambled egg as one of the orders. They are fluffy, soft & yum to taste. It's a texture hard to get in Indian style omelette. Later I realized that the secret was adding milk & butter to the egg mixture. Here I tried this microwaved scrambled eggs with those changes & could feel the similar texture I was aiming for.
Prep Time-1min
Cook Time-2mins
2Tbs milk
2Tsp butter @ room temperature
1Tsp freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste
Ketchup for garnish
- In a microwavable mug break open eggs. Add in salt, pepper & milk.
- Whisk it to smooth mixture.
- Microwave it on high for 1min. Eggs should have puffed half way. So go ahead & microwave for 1more minute on high. By now it must have raised up perfectly.
- Cool it for few minutes. Using a fork you can scramble the egg & enjoy it with a dash of ketchup.
- You can make this dish on stove top too.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Nutella Coffee Mug Cake

Nutella Coffee Mug Cake is a delightful small bite for your cravings. Recently I became a fan of microwavable mug cakes & was experimenting on them a lot.  Microwaving has never interested me & I'm totally against it. But with cravings at odd hours of the day I had to compromise with my beliefs. So here I'm with a cake which is ready in seconds for any time sweet cravings. This is a crumbly, sweet cake which you want to make again & again. You can have it as it is or top it with a scoop of ice cream, few strawberries & savor the goodness.
Prep Time-3mins to 5mins
Cook Time-1min20sec
3Tbs all-purpose flour
2Tbs milk
2Tbs nutella
1Tbs black coffee
3Tsp sugar
1/4Tsp baking powder
- In a microwavable mug add flour, sugar, baking powder, black coffee, nutella & milk. Whisk them together without any lumps.
- Microwave it on high for 1min 20sec.
- Cool it & enjoy.
- If you want to use instant coffee powder, then add in 3tbs milk & 1Tsp coffee powder { I haven't experimented with this}.

My other favorite which I recently made is " Peanut butter Mug Cake". Give it a try.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Peanut Butter Mug Cake is a simple treat for one which can be made in no time. I love these mug cakes as they are easy to bake & at the end you don't have any left overs to deal with. I used chunky peanut butter in this cake. For every spoonful of cake you get crunchy peanuts, which also gives a good bite to the cake. It's a perfectly soft & crumbly cake. Give it a try, sure you will be hooked. 
Prep Time-5mins or less
Cook time-1&1/2min
Serves-1mug cake 
4Tbs all-purpose flour
3Tbs sugar 
4Tbs milk 
2Tbs chunky peanut butter
1/4Tsp baking powder
Pinch baking soda 
Few choco chips 
- In a mug add flour, sugar, baking powder & soda. Lastly add milk & peanut butter to mug. 
- Whisk batter to a smooth paste. Top with choco chips on top.
- Microwave for 1&1/2mins on high. Cake will be fluffy & raised.
- If you are someone like me who love mildly sweeten cakes, then reduce sugar to 1&1/2Tbs. 
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