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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sweet n Sour Cucumber (A Microwave Recipe)

This Chinese Cucumber preparation is best taken with Fried Rice,Pulao, noodles and stringhoppers or U can have it alone.This Simple n made easy Sidedish in Microwave, needs 10 mins cooking time and serves 3-4 nos. Try this recipe with baby potato,mixed vegs,baby corn cauliflower,broccoli,carrot,french beans,capsicum,bajji chillies and Mushrooms. This is done semi-dry . if U need it as gravy then add 1 tsp cornflour dissolved in 100 ml water at Step: and Microwave it for 2-3 mins on high. Enjoy Ur Meal with its irrestibly Good Sweet n Sour taste!. Bon Appetit!.

Sweet n Sour Cucumber
100 gms tender(baby) cucumbers - slice it into bite sized pieces
1 onion - sliced fine
1-2 garlic cloves - chopped fine
1 green chilli - sliced fine
1 tsp vinegar/lemon juice
2 tsp refined oil
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey or 1 1/2 tsp sugar
a pinch of ajinomotto(optional)
1 tbsp chopped spring onions
1/4 tsp salt
1.Heat oil with sliced onions and chopped garlic in a Microwave-safe bowl for 2 mins on high.
2.Add cucumber pieces and 50 ml water.Mix it well. Microwave it for 3 more mins.
3.Add tomato sauce,soy sauce,green chillies, salt,ajinomotto(optional),honey or sugar and vinegar or lemon juice. Mix it well .Microwave this on high for 2-3 mins covered.
4.Finally add spring onions and microwave it on high for a min.
5.Serve it hot with Fried Rice and Noodles. Yummy!.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Masala Bread

Try this yumm and mild-spiced Bread Masala which is best taken with raita or alone as an Evening light Meal/Dinner/ Breakfast. It can be packed for Lunch for kids of all ages.This needs 12 mins Cooking time to serve 3 nos. U can add grated carrot,finely chopped Palak,roasted capsicum slices or oil-roasted potato fries/chops in Step 5 and Serve it hot. Enjoy easy Cookig at home!. Enjoy Ur Meal!. Bonappetit!.

Masala Bread - A delightfully light Meal
6 - 8 bread slices - Edges removed and chopped ino bite sized pieces
1 big onion - sliced thin or chopped fine
2 medium sized tomatoes - finely chopped
1 green chilly - sliced thin
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
2 tsp refined oil
1-2 tsp ghee
1.Heat oil in a non-stick pan and saute sliced onions and ginger-garlic paste till done for 3 mins.
2.Add finely chopped tomatoes,chopped curry leaves,green chilli slices,red chilli powder,garam masala powder and salt.Saute it well till tomato begins to melt.
3.Add 120 ml water and bring it to boil.
4.Meanwhile, heat 2 tsp ghee in a non-stick kadai and ghee-roast bread pieces till it gets done for 2  mins (Turn off the flame b4 the bread pieces change colour).
5.Add this bread pieces and chopped coriander leaves to the Step 3 Masala and mix it well till the masala gets evenly spread over the bread pieces.
6.Serve it hot with Cucumber/Onion Raita as an Evening light Meal/Dinner/Breakfast or pack it for Lunch(Reheat it in M/W Oven and have a Wonderful Light Meal).