January 27, 2015

Tip #8: Seven Wonders to try in Microwave Oven!!


Microwave oven does wonders in cooking and most of us use them mostly for reheating and baking. Here are some Tricky Tips to make a Smart Samayal...

  • Keep the garlic pearls or Small Onions (Shallots) in the oven for 30 seconds and peel the skin. The clove will automatically slides out of the skin and peeling becomes very easy. 
  • Boil the green vegetables like Lady's Finger, Broad beans or drumstick with minimum water in a closed ovenproof vessel and use it for any item to retain the colour of the vegetable.
  • Make the leftover Pizza, Idlis and Rotis fresh by keeping them in the oven for a minute by sprinkling water on them.
  •  Spread out two or three pappads in a single layer on the oven glass and keep them in microwave mode for 1 or 2 minutes. You will get perfect crisp pappads free of oil.
  • Toast the nuts like cashew  in the microwave and have grease free toasted nuts.Spread them in single layer and microwave for 5 minutes. But after every minute stop it and mix the nuts to get evenly toasted nuts.
  • Wash and wipe the curry leaves (de stem the the leaves) with kitchen towel. Spread and Wrap them in a paper plate or kitchen towel and microwave for 3 minutes. Leave a break for 5 minutes and again microwave for 3 minutes. Repeat this once again. Later powder them to get a fresh, green color curry leaves powder them with salt and pepper and have with rice to get extra iron to body. 
  • When you want to juice the lemon microwave it for 20 seconds that is still you feel the warm on the skin of the lemon , it will be easy to squeeze the lemon and the juice bursts out from the membrane.