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Every meal has a story to tell and it only gets better with the new Prestige Microwave Ovens. The new range of Prestige Microwaves will take you on a culinary ride unlike any other you might have experienced earlier. Indulge in rave North Indian cuisine; delight yourself in the sinful wonders of the East, scorch yourself in hot South Indian delicacies, all in the comfort of your new Prestige Microwave. The gastronomical delights that you can conjure using your new Prestige Microwave Oven will leave your family pleading you for more. This recipe book, containing an assortment of recipes, is designed to only help launch you on this wonderful journey. What you can cook up along the way using your Prestige Microwave is only restricted by your imagination! Bon Appétit!

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Table of Contents
Basics of Microwave Cooking Advantages of Microwave Cooking Recipes for microwave cooking 7 - 37 Tomato Soup Idli Rava Idli Instant Dhokla Upma Pav Bhaji Poha Sagu Sambar Avial Vegetable Thoran Malai Kofta Curry Potato Sabji Paneer Makhani Palak Paneer Chicken Korma Chicken Stew Thai green chicken curry Mughlai Chicken Keema Curry Rogan Josh Fish Curry Goan Fish Curry Thai red fish curry Plain Rice Bisibelebath Vegetable Pulav Pongal Penne & Mushroom in Arrabbiata Sauce Phirni Pineapple Kesari Bath Semiya Payasam Carrot Halwa Moss Pudding Eggless Chocolate Cake 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 18 18 19 20 20 21 22 23 23 24 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 30 31 31 32 32 33 2 Chocolate Dipped Biscuits Basic Cake Caramel Custard Mint Squash Mixed Fruit Jam Mint Squash Recipes for grill cooking 39 - 48 Vegetable Cutlet Hara Bhara Kabab Garlic Bread Paneer Tikka Sesame Paneer with Satay Sauce Tomato and Cheese Toast Chicken Burger Tandoori Chicken Seekh Kebab Hariyali Kabab Grilled Chicken in Barbeque Sauce Fish Grilled in Banana Leaf Lamb Chops Grilled Fish Fish Cutlets Recipes for convection cooking 50 - 59 Jam Tart Masala Cookies Croissant Chocolate Chip Cookies Muffins Malai Chicken Tikka Pizza Corn Au Gratin Macaroni & Cheese Quiche Fish Florentine Chocolate Cake Apple Pie Glossary 33 34 36 36 37 37 39 40 40 41 42 42 43 44 45 45 46 46 47 47 48 50 50 51 52 53 53 54 56 56 57 58 58 59 60

Basics of Microwave Cooking
Timing: Timing is very important in microwave cooking. The larger the quantity of food, the more time is required to cook the food. Over cooked food becomes hard and dry. Standing time: Food continues to cook, even after it is removed from the microwave. Standing allows the food to complete the cooking process. Stirring, Turning: Stirring helps the food to cook uniformly. Arranging: In the microwave the outer portion of the food get cooked fast, so arrange the bigger pieces of food at the outer edge and smaller towards the center. Never stack food on top of one another, Arrange in circular pattern. Piercing: Food enclosed in a shell or skin such as potato or tomato should be pierced prior to cooking, otherwise while cooking steam will accumulate inside and it will burst. Covering: During microwave cooking, always cover the food to retain moisture in the food and to reduce cooking time. Defrosting: A very convenient feature of the microwave ovens. Frozen food can be thawed easily. When defrosting food, you should watch it and turn it over when necessary. You should only use appropriate cookware for Microwave cooking, the dishes should allow microwave energy to pass through without refection or absorption. Using wrong dish for cooking can cause sparking and damage your microwave oven. Oven proof Glass dishes are the best for microwave cooking.

Microwave Cookware

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Plastics / Melamine Special Plastic Bone China

Cookware

Microwave
Yes Yes No No No No

Grill
No Yes No No No No

Combination
No No Yes No No No No No No No No No

Glass / Ceramics (oven proof ) Crystal /Fine Glassware Metal Dishes Butter Paper

No

Aluminum foil

10. Cling Film

Aluminum Foil containers

For shielding Yes Yes Yes as cover 3 No No

Yes

Yes For shielding Yes No No No

11. Wooden skewers 12. Metal skewers 13. Cloth napkin

Yes

Advantages of Microwave Cooking
• Compared to traditional cooking method, microwave cooking is very fast, saves lot of time and energy. • Microwave can perform a variety of cooking methods such as steam, fry, slow cooking, warming up and defrosting. • In microwave cooking very little water is added, since the food is cooked in its own juice all the nutrients and vitamins are retained. • Since microwave cooking requires very little oil it is very healthy. • Microwave can defrost food quickly.

• As food doesn’t stick to the vessels like other cooking methods, washing the vessels is easy. • In Microwave cooking is smokeless, hence kitchen is clean and neat all the time.

• Food can be cooked and refrigerated then required portion can be warmed up quickly, quite convenient for a busy housewife.

DEFROSTING Frozen foods can be defrosted in your microwave at the touch of a button. You can freeze cooked vegetables, dal, meat, poultry in microproof containers and defrost whenever required. • When defrosting food you should watch it and turn it over as necessary. • While defrosting remove all pieces of food which are fully thawed to prevent them from getting cooked. • Always remove food from their bags or cover before defrosting to prevent them from bursting. • When defrosting food kept in plastic containers, defrost only long enough to remove the food from the plastic container and place it in a microwave-safe dish to continue defrosting.

• For either raw or previously cooked frozen food the rule of thumb is approximately 8-12 minutes per half Kg. For example, defrost 8 minutes for half Kg of frozen vegetables. REHEATING OF FOOD Food can be reheated or warmed any time without affecting its taste. • Never reheat food at 100 % power. • Reheat rice, dal, soup, curries / gravy dishes at 80 % power. • Always cover the food when reheating.

• Dry dishes and sea food should be reheated at 60 % power. • Refrigerated food requires longer time for reheating as compared to food at room temperature. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Your microwave will not operate when the door is open. And it is important not to tamper with the safety interlocks. • Always use the turntable while operating your oven. • Do not wash the glass turntable by placing it in water immediately after cooking, this may cause breakage. You should allow it to cool down and then wash it. • Do not cook egg in their shells, they will burst. • You cannot deep fry food in your microwave.

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Prestige Microwaves
Prestige microwaves come in three types Microwave ovens, Microwaves ovens solo, Microwave ovens with grill heating and Microwave ovens with convection heating.

Convection

Grill

Solo

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RECIPES FOR MICROWAVE COOKING

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Tomato Soup
Creamy tomato soup , an excellent appetizer. Serves : 4

Ingredients
3 cups chopped tomatoes 1 cup chopped onion ½ tsp chopped garlic 2 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp sugar 1½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 2 cups water 3 tbsp cream

Method
Take tomato, onion, garlic and ½ cup water in a micro safe bowl and microwave covered at 100 % power for 6 minutes. Dissolve corn flower in ¼ cup water. Blend and strain the juice.

Take tomato juice, corn flower, sugar, salt, pepper and 2 cups water in a bowl. Mix well and microwave at 100 % power for 15 minutes. Stir in between. Add cream and serve hot.

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Idli
Healthy oil free South Indian breakfast dish. Serves : 4

Ingredients
2 cups idli rice* 1 cup urad dal 1 tsp fenugreek seeds

Method
Clean and wash the rice, dal, and fenugreek separately. Drain the water. Soak the rice in 4 ½ cups water for 3 hours. Soak urad dal and fenugreek seeds in 2 cups of water for 1 hour. Grind rice to slightly coarse consistency. Grind urad dal to a fine paste. Mix together. Keep it covered for 8 - 12 hours to ferment. Add salt and mix well. Grease the idli mould and pour 1 ½ tbsp batter in each of the moulds. Take ½ cup water in a flat dish and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute. Place 1 idli rack, cover and microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes. If using 2 racks, microwave covered at 100 % power for 7 minutes. Keep it for 2 minutes. Serve hot with sambar and chutney.

½ cup cooked rice or pressed rice soaked in water 4 ½ cups water 1 ½ tsp salt

Tips: For best idlis use Salem idli rice. 8

Rava Idli
Tasty south Indian snack made with semolina and curd Makes 16 idlies

Ingredients
1 cup rava 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp urad dal ½ tsp salt

Method
Take oil, urad dal, mustard and in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute.

1 tsp mustard 1 tsp baking powder 2 cup curds 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped 1tsp chopped chilli 2 tbsp grated carrot (optional)

Add rava and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes.

Cool, add baking powder and salt. Mix well add curd, coriander leaves and chilli. Keep it aside for 15 minutes. Grease idli moulds. Sprinkle grated carrots and cashew(optional) Pout the batter.

1 tbsp chopped cashew (optional)

Place idli moulds in the dish, cover and microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Keep it for 3 minutes and serve with chutney or sagu.

Take ½ Cup water in a flat dish and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute.

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Instant Dhokla
This popular Gujarati snack is easy to make in your microwave. Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 ½ cups besan 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp citric acid 1 cup water 1 tsp salt ½ tsp baking soda

Method
Take besan in a bowl and add water. Mix well. Add baking soda and mix in one direction. Dissolve sugar, salt and citric acid in water.

Grease a dish and pour the batter. Cover the dish and microwave at 100 % power for 5 minutes. Take oil, mustard and curry leaves in another bowl. Microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute. Add water, sugar and salt. Microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Pour this over the dhokla and keep it for 5 minutes. Cut in into squares and garnish with fresh grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. 10 Serve with coriander chutney.

Tempering
1 tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard 1 tbsp chopped green chillies ¾ cup water 2 tsp sugar ¼ tsp salt 1 tbsp grated coconut 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Upma
Upma can be made in your microwave using little oil. Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 cup rava ¼ cup onion, finely chopped 1 tsp green chillies, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger, finely chopped 10 curry leaves ½ tsp mustard 1 tsp urad dal 1 tsp channa dal 1 tbsp oil 1 ¾ cup water 1 tsp salt

1/3 cup peas 1 cup capsicum cut into small cubes 1 tbsp oil 1 cup onion chopped 1 tsp ginger garlic paste ½ tsp chilli powder ¼ tsp turmeric powder ¼ tsp aniseed powder 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp coriander powder ¼ tsp jeera powder 1 cup tomato chopped 1 tsp sugar 1 ¾ tsp salt ½ cup water 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped 1 tbsp butter Prick potato with a fork. Microwave at 100 % power for 6 minutes. Turn potatoes after 3 minutes. Cool and mash.

Method
Place the rava in a micro safe flat dish and microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

Method

Add water and salt and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes.

Add onions, chillies and ginger, mix well and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes.

In another bowl take oil, channa dal, urad dal, mustard and curry leaves and microwave at 100 % power for 1½ minutes.

Add rava, mix well and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Stir in between. Let stand for 3 minutes. Serve hot garnished with grated coconut and coriander leaves.

Take oil, onion, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, aniseed powder coriander powder and jeera powder in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 5 minutes.

Take capsicum and peas in a bowl. Add 2-tbsp water and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Mash lightly.

Pav Bhaji
Famous Mumbai dish is popular all over India today. Serves: 4

Add vegetables, potato, salt and ½ cup water. Microwave at 100 % power for 5 minutes. Mash well. Add 1 tbsp butter, chopped coriander leaves and ¼ tsp garam masala. Serve hot with pav. Slit pav buns and apply little butter on both sides. Place them on paper napkin and microwave for 20 seconds. 11

Add tomato and sugar. Microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

Ingredients
4 medium sized potatoes

Poha
Quick and easy snack made with pressed rice. Serves: 4

Sagu
Popular Karnataka recipe. Serves: 4

Ingredients
2 cups medium size poha (pressed rice,aval) ¼ cup groundnuts 2 tsp oil ½ tsp mustard ¼ tsp cumin seeds 8 – 10 curry leaves 2 cup finely chopped onions 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies ¾ tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 ½ tsp lime juice 2 tbsp grated coconut 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves Place poha in a sieve and hold it under running water. Drain the water and keep it aside.

Ingredients
¾ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped carrots ½ cup peas

¾ cup chopped potatoes ¼ cup cauliflower or beans 3 tbsp grated coconut ¾ tsp chopped green chilli 1 tsp coriander powder ¼ tsp turmeric powder 1/8 tsp cumin powder ½ tsp garam masala 1 tsp salt

½ cup chopped tomato ½ cup water

Method

Method
Grind coconut, green chilli, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, garam masala, tomato and ½ cup water to a smooth paste.

Take groundnuts in a bowl and add ¼ tsp salt mixed with 1 tsp water. Mix well. Microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes.

Take oil, mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute. Add onion, chillies and salt and microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

Take onion, carrots, potatoes, peas, cauliflower in a bowl. Sprinkle 2 tbsp water. Microwave covered at 100 % power for 8 minutes. Stir in between. Add ground masala and salt. Microwave covered at 100 % power for 5 minutes.

Add, sugar and poha, mix well and microwave covered at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Stir once. Add lime juice and nuts. Garnish with coriander and coconut.

Add ¾ cup water and microwave for 2 minutes. Serve hot with poories and chappaties.

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Sambar
Delicious combination of dal and vegetables. Serves: 4 - 6

Ingredients
½ cup tuvar dal 2 ½ cup water ¼ cup onion chopped ¾ cup tomato chopped ¼ cup carrot ¼ cup beans ½ cup cucumber ¾ cup brinjal 2 slit green chillies 1 tbsp sambar powder 1 ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp jaggery 1 tbsp tamarind water 1 tbsp coriander leaves 1 tbsp shallots chopped 1 tsp mustard 12 curry leaves 1 red chilli cut into 3 pieces 2 tsp oil

Method
Take all the tempering ingredients in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Keep it aside. Soak dal for half an hour in 2 ½ cup hot water. Add 1 tsp oil. And 1 tsp salt.

Add onion, tomato, carrot, beans, cucumber, brinjal and chillies and microwave at 100 % power for 15 minutes.

Microwave dal covered at 100 % power for 20 minutes. Mash lightly.

Add sambar powder, tamarind, jaggery and salt. Microwave at 100 % power for 5 minutes. Add tempering and coriander leaves. Serve hot.

tempering

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Avial
Traditional mixed vegetable dish of Kerala Serves : 4

Ingredients
1 drum stick ½ cup snake gourd ½ cup cucumber ½ cup carrot ¼ cup beans ½ cup brinjal 1½ cup yam ½ cup potato ½ cup onion thickly sliced 3 slit green chillies ½ tbsp garlic chopped 1 tbsp shallots (small onion) chopped ½ cup coconut grated 1/8 tsp jeera powder ¼ tsp turmeric powder 4 tbsp curd 1 ½ tsp salt 15 curry leaves 2 tsp coconut oil / vegetable oil

Method
Grind garlic, shallots, coconut, cumin powder, turmeric powder to a paste.

Take all the vegetables in a micro safe bowl. Add 2 tbsp water. Microwave covered at 100 % power for 15 minutes.

Add ground coconut, curd and salt. Mix well and microwave covered at 100 % power for 3 minutes.

Add curry leaves and oil. Mix well. Cover and keep it for 5 minutes. Serve hot with rice.

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Vegetable Thoran
Mixed vegetable cooked with coconut. Kerelas favorite side dish, served with rice. Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 cup finely chopped cabbage ½ cup grated carrot ¼ cup finely chopped beans ½ tsp chopped garlic

Method
Grind shallot, garlic, chilli, coconut, turmeric and salt coarsely.

3 tbsp chopped shallots( onion) ½ tbsp chopped green chilli 3 tbsp grated coconut ¾ tsp salt a pinch of turmeric powder

Take vegetables in a bowl, add 2 tbsp water and cook covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

tempering
1 tbsp finely chopped shallots (small onion) 6 curry leaves 1 tsp oil ½ tsp mustard

In another small bowl take shallots, curry leaves, mustard and oil and microwave at 100 % power for 1 ½ minutes.

Add ground coconut mixture, mix well and microwave covered at 100 % power for 5 minutes.

Note: Instead of mixed vegetable, single vegetable like carrot. beans, cabbage, snake gourd etc can be used. Tips: Instead of curd you can use amchoor powder, fresh green mango pieces or green tomatoes.

Add this to the vegetables, mix well and serve hot with rice.

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Malai Kofta Curry
Serves: 4

Ingredients for Kofta
1 tsp oil 1/3 cup finely chopped onion ¾ tsp finely chopped green chilli ½ tsp ginger garlic paste ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp garam masala ½ cup chopped carrots ¼ cup chopped beans ½ cup peas ½ cup cauliflower chopped ½ cup cabbage chopped ½ cup paneer grated 4 medium sized potatoes 12 cashew 1 tsp ghee ¼ 2 tsp coriander leaves chopped

GRAVY
1 tbsp oil 1 tsp ghee 6 cloves 4 cardamom 2 inch cinnamon 1 ½ cups onion chopped 1 tbsp ginger chopped 1 ½ tsp garlic chopped 1 ½ tsp green chillies chopped 1 tbsp poppy seeds 1 tbsp cashew 1 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp jeera powder 1/8 tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp garam masala 4 tbsp fresh curd 1 tsp sugar 1 ½ tsp salt ½ cup water ½ cup milk ½ cup cream 2 tbsp coriander leaves

Method
Prick the potatoes with a fork and place it on the glass tray and microwave at 100 % power for 6 minutes. Turn once after 3 minutes. Peel, mash and keep it aside.

Make a paste of cashew and poppy seeds. Grind onion, ginger, garlic & chillies. Take ghee and cashew in a bowl and microwave Take oil, ghee, turmeric powder cinnamon, at 100 % power for 1.30 minutes. Keep the cardamom and cloves and microwave at 100 % cashews aside and finely chop it. power for 1 minute. Add ground mixture, salt, coriander powder, jeera In the same bowl add oil, onion chilli, ginger powder and garam masala and microwave at 100 % garlic, salt and garam masala. Microwave at power for 6 minutes. Stir in between. 100 % power for 2 minutes. Add curd, sugar, poppy and cashew paste and Add vegetables. Cool and add mashed microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. potatoes, coriander leaves and paneer. Shape it Add water and milk and microwave at 100 % power into 8 round balls. Make a hole in the center for 2 minutes. Add cream and mix well. and place some chopped cashew. Shape it and Microwave kofta balls at 100 % power for 2 keep it in a flat serving micro safe dish till minutes. use. Pour the gravy over it and garnish with coriander leaves. Note: Microwave poppy seeds at 100 % power for 30 seconds and then grind. 16

Take all the rest vegetables in a bowl add 1 tbsp water and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

Method

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Potato Sabji
An ideal side dish to serve with poories. Serves: 4

Paneer Makhani
Cottage cheese in spicy creamy gravy. Goes well with roti , naan etc Serves: 4

Ingredients
4 medium size potatoes 2 tsp oil 10 curry leaves ½ tsp mustard 1 red chilli broken into 3 pieces ¾ cup sliced onion 4 slit green chillies ¾ tsp salt

Ingredients
200 g paneer cut into cubes 1 tbsp oil 3 tbsp butter

1 cup grated onion 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp salt

1 ½ tsp ginger garlic paste

¼ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp kasoori methi 1 tsp sugar

Method
Prick potato with a fork. Microwave at 100 % power for 6 minutes. Cool, Peel and mash lightly.

½ cup tomato puree ½ cup cream ½ cup water 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped

Take oil, curry leaves, mustard and chillies in a bowl. Microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute. Add onion, green chilli, salt and turmeric and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Add potatoes and 1 ½ cups water and microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Serve hot with poories.

Method
1. Take oil, 2 tbsp butter, onion, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, kasoori methi and salt in a bowl and microwave covered at 100 % power for 7 minutes. Stir in between. Add tomato puree and sugar and microwave covered at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Add water and paneer. Microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minute.

2. 3. 4.

Add cream and remaining butter. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Palak Paneer
Wonderful combination of spinach and cottage cheese Serves: 4

Ingredients
2 bunches palak (spinach) 200 g paneer 1 tbsp oil

Method
Take cleaned palak leaves in a micro safe dish and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Stir in between. Cool and blend to a smooth puree.

½ cup onion paste

4 green chillies slit

1 tsp ginger garlic paste ¼ tsp jeera powder ¼ tsp garam masala ¾ tsp salt

¼ tsp kasoori methi 2 tbsp curd 1 tsp sugar ¼ cup water

Add curd, sugar microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Add water, paneer and palak puree, microwave covered at 100 % power for 7 minutes. Add cream. Mix well and serve hot.

Take oil, onion, chillies, ginger garlic, jeera powder, garam masala, kasoori methi and salt in a micro safe dish and microwave at 100 % power for 6 minutes

Note: Instead of curd you can use finely chopped tomatoes. Curd gives the gravy a better colour.

3 tbsp cream

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Chicken Korma
Chicken in cashew and coconut based gravy. Serves: 4

microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

Add chilli powder and turmeric powder and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute.

Ingredients
500 g chicken pieces 1 tbsp oil 6 cloves 2 tsp ghee 4 cardamom

Add chicken, tomato, coriander and the ground paste and microwave covered at 100 % power for 12 minutes.

Add limejuice and chilli. Mix well. Keep it covered for 3 minutes. Serve hot.

Chicken Stew
Chicken cooked in coconut milk- A Kerala specialty. Serves : 4

2 inch piece cinnamon 1 cup onion sliced 1 ½ tsp salt

Ingredients
500 g chicken pieces 3 tsp oil 5 cloves 2 cup grated coconut 4 cardamom 2 inch piece cinnamon ¼ tsp whole pepper ½ cup onion sliced

½ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp chilli powder 2 tsp garlic grated 1 tsp ginger grated 1 ½ tbsp curd 1 tsp raisins 10 cashew

1 tsp coriander powder

½ cup tomato chopped

1 ½ tsp ginger chopped 1 ½ tsp garlic chopped 6 green chillies slit ½ cup potato cubes 2 tbsp carrot cubes 2 tbsp fresh peas Salt 1 ¼ tsp

1 tsp poppy seeds

¼ cup grated coconut 3 green chillies slit ½ tsp lime juice

½ cup chopped coriander leaves

Method
Microwave poppy seeds for 30 seconds at 100% power.

½ of a medium sized tomato sliced ½ tsp mustard 10 curry leaves

Grind poppy seeds, cashew and 2-tbsp water. Add coconut and raisins. Grind to get a smooth paste. Take oil and ghee in a bowl, add whole spices and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute.

Method
Add ¾ cup water to the coconut and grind it. Pass it through a strainer and extract the first thick milk. 20

Add onion, ginger, garlic and salt and

Take 1-tsp oil, mustard and curry leaves in a bowl. Microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute. Add this to the first milk. Keep it aside. Take 2-tsp oil, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and pepper in the same bowl. Microwave at 100 % power for 1.30 minute. Add onion, ginger, garlic, chillies, potato, carrot and peas and microwave covered at 100 % power for 3 minutes.

Add ¾ cup water and grind once again to extract the second milk. Keep these two milks separately

Method
Add ¾ cup water to coconut, grind to a smooth paste and pass it through a strainer and extract the first milk. Keep it aside.

Add ½ cup water to the coconut, grind once again and extract the second milk. Keep it aside Grind chilli, shallots, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, coriander leaves ,coriander seeds, cumin seeds and ½ cup water to a fine paste.

Add chicken and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Add second coconut milk and salt. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Add tomato and first milk. Cover and keep it for 5 minutes. Serve hot with bread, dinner rolls or appam.

Add chicken, salt, fish sauce and ½ cup second milk. Mix well and microwave covered at 100 % power for 11 minutes. Stir in between. Add first milk and microwave for 1 minute more. Note: substitute lemon grass with grated rind of a lime. Serve hot with rice.

In a micro safe bowl add oil, and the ground mixture. Mix well and microwave at 100 % power for 5 minutes.

Thai green chicken curry
Delicious and spicy lemon flavored chicken curry Serves : 4

Ingredients
500 g chicken pieces 2 tbsp oil 2 tsp salt 1 ½ cup grated coconut

½ tsp fish sauce (optional)

1 ½ tbsp chopped green chilli 1 tbsp chopped garlic

4 tbsp chopped shallots / onion ½ tbsp chopped ginger

4 tbsp (2 stalk) chopped lemon grass* 4 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds

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Mughlai Chicken
Chicken cooked in rich fragrant gravy. Serves : 4

Ingredients
500 g chicken pieces 1 tbsp oil 1 tsp ghee 6 cardamom 6 cloves 2 inch piece cinnamon 1 cup onion chopped 2 tsp ginger chopped 1 ½ tsp garlic chopped 1 tbsp chilli chopped ¼ tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander powder 2 tbsp curd ! ½ tsp salt 4 tbsp cashew or almonds. 1 egg beaten ½ tsp garam masala 3 tbsp cream ¼ tsp saffron dissolved in 1 tsp hot water 1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped

Method
Grind cashew with 2-tbsp water to a smooth paste. . Keep it aside.

Take oil and ghee in a micro safe bowl and add whole spices and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute. Add ground onion paste and microwave at 100 % power for 5 minutes. Add coriander and turmeric powder and microwave for 1 minute. Add curd, salt and cashew paste and microwave for 2 minutes.

Grind onion, ginger, garlic and chillies. . Keep it aside.

Add chicken and microwave covered for 12 minutes.

Add cream and coriander. Mix well. Garnish with almonds and chopped coriander.

Add garam masala, saffron and egg. Mix well. Microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute.

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Keema Curry
Minced lamb curry with green peas Serves : 4

Rogan Josh
Most delectable Kashmari dish is hot and fragrant Serves: 4

Ingredients
250 g mutton mince 1 tbsp oil 1 inch piece cinnamon 1 bay leaf 2 cardamom 3 cloves ¾ cup chopped onion 2 slit green chilli 2 tsp chopped ginger 2 tsp chopped garlic 2 tsp coriander powder ½ tsp chilli powder ¼ tsp turmeric powder ¼ tsp cumin powder ¼ tsp pepper powder 1½ tsp salt 1 cup chopped tomatoes ½ cup peas ¼ cup water 1 tsp garam masala 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Ingredients
500 g lamb 1 cup chopped onion ½ tsp chopped garlic 1 tbsp chopped ginger 1 pinch hing 1 tbsp oil ½ cup chopped tomatoes ½ tsp salt Kashmiri garam masala ¼ tsp saffron soaked in 2 tsp hot water ½ cup curd 3 cardamom 1 inch cinnamon 2 tsp coriander powder ¼ tsp pepper powder 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp cumin powder ½ tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp fennel 1 tsp salt

Marinade

Method
Take oil, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves in a micro safe bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minute. Add onion, chilli, ginger, garlic, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, pepper powder and microwave for 4 minutes. Add keema, salt, tomato, peas and ¼ cup water and microwave covered at 100 % power for 12 minutes. Add garam masala and coriander, mix well cover and keep it for 5 minutes. Serve hot. 23

Method
Powder all dry marinade ingredients. Add curd. Mix well. Marinate lamb pieces and keep it for 6 hours or over night in the refrigerator for best result. Grind ginger garlic and onion to a smooth paste.

Take oil, hing, and ground masala in a bowl and Microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

Add lamb and microwave at 100 % power for2 minutes. Add tomato, garam masala, salt and ½ cup

water and microwave covered at 100 % power for 23 minutes or till done. Add saffron and microwave for 3 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Add ground coconut, ½ cup water and 1 ¼ tsp salt, microwave covered at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Add seasoning. Mix well, cover and keep it for 4 minutes. Serve with rice.

Note: *Kashmiri garam masala- ¼ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp pepper powder, ¼ tsp cardamom powder, pinch of cinnamon powder, pinch of clove powder, pinch of nutmeg powder

Goan Fish Curry
Popular Goan specialty Serves : 4

Fish Curry
Serves: 4

Ingredients
250 g fish 1 cup grated coconut 1 tsp chopped garlic 4 kashmiri red chilli 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp oil

Ingredients
1 cup (250 g) fish pieces ¼ tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp chilli powder 1 ½ tsp chopped garlic 2 slit green chillis

1/8 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp coriander seeds ½ cup chopped onion ¾ tsp salt 2 slit green chilli

3 tbsp chopped shallots / onion ¾ cup sliced tomato 1 ¼ tsp salt

1 cup grated coconut

Seasoning
1 tbsp oil ½ tsp mustard

½ cup chopped tomato

Method
Grind coconut, garlic, red chilli, turmeric powder, cumin seed and coriander seeds to a smooth paste.

15 curry leaves

5 fenugreek seeds

2 red chilli cut into 3 pieces

Method
Grind coconut to a smooth paste. Take all the seasoning ingredients in a bowl. Microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes.

Take oil in a micro safe bowl , add onion and salt and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Add ground mixture and 1 cup water and microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

Take fish, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garlic, shallots, chillies, tomato and ¼ cup water in a bowl. Microwave covered at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Stir in between. 24

Add fish, slit chillies and tomatoes and microwave covered at 100 % power for 5 minutes. Serve hot with rice.

Thai red fish curry
Fragrant, richly flavored fish curry Serves : 4

Ingredients
250 g boneless fish 8 kashmeri red chilli

Method
Soak chillies in ¼ cup hot water for 10 minutes. Grind chillies, shallots, garlic, ginger, lemon grass stalk, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and pepper corns to a smooth paste. Add 1 cup water to grated coconut and grind to a smooth paste. Pass it through a strainer and extract the thick milk. Keep the milk aside. Add ½ cup water to the coconut, grind again and extract the second milk. Keep it aside. In a micro safe bowl add oil and the ground mixture and microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Add fish, ½ tsp salt and the second coconut milk. Microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Add jaggery, fish sauce, basil, lime leaves, green chillies and first coconut milk. Microwave covered at 100 % power for 1 minute. Serve hot with rice.

3 tbsp chopped shallots 1 tbsp chopped garlic ½ tbsp chopped ginger

2 tbsp chopped lemon grass stalk (1 stalk )* 1 ½ tsp coriander seeds 1 ½ tsp cumin seeds 5 pepper corns ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp oil

2 cup grated coconut

1 tsp jaggery

½ tsp fish sauce 4 lime leaves*

1 tsp basil (tulsi) 2 slit green chilli

Note: You can substitute lemon grass and lime leaves with rind of 1 lime

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Plain Rice
You can easily make plain rice in your microwave Serves: 4

½ cup tuvar dal

¼ cup chopped onion

1 ¼ cup vegetables (carrot, beans, peas, potato, capsicum etc) ¾ cup chopped tomato 2 tsp salt 1 tsp jaggery

Ingredients
1 ½ cup rice 3 cups water

Method
Clean and wash rice. Drain water and soak rice in 3 cups water in a micro safe bowl (2 liter capacity) for half an hour.

2 tbsp tamarind juice

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

seasoning
1 red chilli broken into pieces 10 curry leaves 2 tsp oil/ ghee ½ tsp mustard

Microwave covered (do not cover tightly, leave gap for steam to escape, or else water will froth and spill.) at 100 % power for 20 minutes.

Note : For 1 cup rice add 2 cup water cooking time 15 minutes For 2 cup rice add 4 cup water cooking time 25 minutes

Remove from Microwave and keep it covered for 3 minutes. Serve

Method
Soak rice and tuvar dal in water for half an hour.

Bisibelebath
Wholesome meal of rice lentils and vegetables Serves : 4 - 6

Take Bengal gram dal, black gram dal, coriander seeds, broken red chillies, fenugreek seeds, cloves and cinnamon in a bowl and microwave at 80 % power for 2.30 minutes. Cool and powder it. Add dry coconut and powder again. Keep it aside.

Ingredients
1 ½ tbsp split Bengal gram dal (chana dal) 1 ½ tbsp split black gram dal (urad dal) 1 ½ tbsp coriander seeds 6 Kashmir red chillies ½ tsp fenugreek seeds 4 cloves

Take the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute. Keep it aside. Drain the water from rice and add vegetables, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp oil, onion, tomato and 4 cups water.

Microwave covered at 100 % power for 30 minutes. Add ground masala, tamarind juice and 3 cups water and microwave covered at 100 % power for 5 minutes. Add seasoning and coriander leaves. Serve hot with potato chips.

½ inch piece cinnamon 1 cup rice

3 tbsp grated dry coconut 26

Vegetable Pulav
Delicious combination of rice, spices and vegetables cooked together. Serves : 4

Ingredients
1 ½ cup basmati rice 1 tbsp oil 2 tsp ghee 4 cloves

Method
Take oil, ghee and whole spices in a micro safe deep bowl. Microwave at 100 % power for 1.30 minutes. Add onion, ginger garlic paste and vegetables and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes.

4 cardamom 1 inch cinnamon 1 bay leaf ½ Cup onion chopped 2 slit green chilli ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
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Add rice, mix well and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute. Add salt, water and mint leaves and microwave covered at 100 % power for 20 minutes.

½ cup carrot cut into small cubes ¼ cup fresh peas

/3 cup beans cut into ¼ inch pieces

Note: You can garnish it with fried cashew, raisins and onions.

Keep it for 5 minutes and serve hot with salad and pickle.

¾ cup potatoes cut into cubes 2 tbsp mint chopped 1 ½ tsp salt 3 cups water

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Pongal
Nutritious meal which is ideal for health conscious people. Serves: 4

Ingredients
¾ cup rice ½ cup split green gram dal 2 tbsp peas (optional) 2 tsp salt 2 tsp oil

¾ tsp pepper

½ tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp finely chopped ginger 1/8 tsp turmeric powder 4 cups water 1 ½ tsp salt

2 slit green chillies 10 curry leaves 1 tbsp cashew

1 tbsp coconut cut into 1 inch strips

Method
Soak rice and dal in water for half an hour. Drain the water. Take 2 tsp oil, pepper, cumin seeds, ginger and turmeric powder in a bowl in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 1 minute.

Add rice, 4 cups water, peas, salt, chilli and coconut. Microwave covered at 100 % power for 27 minutes.

Add 2 cups water and 1 ½ tsp salt, mix well and microwave covered at 100 % power for 5 minutes. Take 2 tsp oil/ ghee, 10 curry leaves,1 tbsp cashew nuts in another bowl and microwave at 100% power for 1 minute.

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Penne & Mushroom in Arrabbiata Sauce
Pasta in Arrabbiata sauce which is one of the spiciest Italian sauces. Suits Indian palette . Serves: 4

Ingredients
1 cup Penne (100 g ) 2 cup water ½ tsp salt

Method
Take 2 cup water in a bowl, and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Add Penne, 1 tsp oil and ½ tsp salt and microwave covered for 12 minute. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Drain and wash well with cold water. Add ½ tsp oil, mix well and keep it aside. Take oil. Garlic, onion, chilli flakes, herbs and salt in a bowl, mix well and microwave at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Add tomato puree and sugar, mix well and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Add mushroom and microwave covered at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Add milk, water, cheese, parsley and penne and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Serve hot.

For the sauce
1 tbsp oil 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped 1 cup onion, finely chopped ½ tsp chilli flakes* ¼ tsp mixed herbs* ¼ tsp basil* 1 tsp salt 5 tbsp tomato puree 2 tsp sugar ½ cup milk ¼ cup water 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped ( ¼ tsp dried )* 1 cup cheese grated

Note: * Basil & Parsley are herbs, and are available in department stores. Chilli flakes – Microwave 1 cup Kashmiri chilli at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Cool and grind coarsely. Store it in an airtight container.

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Phirni
Kashmir’s famous rice pudding flavored with rose water. Serves : 4

Ingredients
500 ml milk ¼ cup rice ½ cup sugar

Method
Soak rice for half an hour. Drain the water and grind to a smooth paste with little water.

3 cardamom powdered 1/8 tsp rose water 3 tbsp cream (optional )

Add ground rice and microwave covered at 60 % (medium) power for 7 minutes. Stir 3 - 4 times in between.

In a micro safe bowl microwave milk at 100 % power for 6 minutes.

Add sugar and cream and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Cool. Add cardamom and rose water. Decorate with rose petals and nuts. slowly and repeat the same process twice till every thing is mixed well. Refrigerate for 3 - 4 hours.

Transfer to the dish and microwave uncovered at 60 % (medium) power for 11 minutes. Cool for 15 - 20 minutes.

Tips: For cakes always use butter at room temperature. To soften butter- microwave butter at 20 % power for 1 ½ minutes.

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Pineapple Kesari Bath
Delicious sweet made with semolina and saffron Serves: 4

Semiya Payasam
A favorite in most Indian homes, a must try recipe. Serves: 4

Ingredients
½ cup rava 3 tbsp oil or ghee ½ cup sugar 1 cup water

Ingredients
1 liter milk 1 cup roasted semiya (vermicelli ) ½ cup sugar ½ tsp cardamom powder 2 tbsp cashew nuts 2 tbsp raisins 1 tbsp ghee

½ cup pineapple pieces a pinch of salt 1 tbsp cashew ½ tbsp kismis 1/8 tsp kesar (saffron)

Method
Take ghee raisins and nuts in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 1.30 minutes.

Method
Coarsely grind pineapple. In a micro safe bowl take ghee, cashew and raisins and microwave covered at 100 % power for 1.30 minutes.

Take milk and semiya in another bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 14 minutes. Stir in between.

Remove nuts and raisins from the ghee and keep it aside. To the same ghee add rava and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. In another bowl take water, sugar, salt, kesar and ground pineapple; cover and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes.

Add sugar and microwave at 100 % power for 5 minutes. Add cardamom powder, nuts and raisins along with ghee. Serve.

Tip: If you are nor using roasted vermicelli, microwave vermicelli and ghee for 3 minutes.

Add rava stir well, microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Add nuts and raisins. Let it stand for 3 minutes.

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Carrot Halwa
Delicious North Indian dish can be made easily in a microwave. Serves: 4

Moss Pudding
Simple and tasty purely vegetarian pudding Serves: 4

Ingredients
2 cups grated carrot 3 tbsp ghee 2 tbsp cashew nuts

Ingredients
1 ½ cups milk 3 tbsp sugar 150 ml condensed milk ( ½ tin ) ¼ tsp vanilla essence 5 gms china grass ½ cup water 1 tbsp sugar

½ litre milk ( 500 ml ) 5 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp milk powder (optional)

Method
In a microsafe small bowl add ghee and nuts and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Drain ghee to another micro safe flat dish. Add carrot to this ghee and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

1 ½ cup pineapple pieces

Method
Break china grass into small pieces. Soak china grass in ½ minutes. Keep it aside. cup water for 10

Add milk and microwave at 100 % power for 30 minutes. Dissolve milk powder with little milk. Mix milk powder and sugar to the carrot and microwave at 100 % power for 7 minutes. Remove and mix nuts. Serve warm.

Mix pineapple and 1 tbsp sugar and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes.

Mix china grass mixture and milk mixture. Strain and add essence. Line a flat pudding dish with pineapple pieces and pour the mixture slowly.

In another bowl microwave china grass covered at 60 % (medium)power for 4 minutes. Stir twice in between.

Mix milk, condensed milk and sugar in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 5 minutes.

When half set, decorate it with cherries and pineapple pieces. Keep it in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Note: China grass is available in 10-g pack. Use ½ packet. Do not use flavored instant china grass for this recipe. You can substitute pineapple with orange, mango, strawberry etc. Cut into slices and serve.

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Eggless Chocolate Cake
A quick microwave chocolate cake that nobody can resist. Serves : 8

Chocolate Dipped Biscuits
An all time favorite after school snack for your children. Makes : 6

Ingredients
1 cup flour (maida) 1 tsp baking powder ½ cup butter

Ingredients
½ cup cooking chocolate grated ½ tsp butter 6 Marie biscuits

2 tbsp cocoa powder 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence
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Method
In a micro safe bowl add chocolate and butter and microwave at 60 % (medium)power for 2 minutes. Stir in between.

½ cup curd

/3 cup hot milk

½ tsp baking soda

Mix the chocolate with a spoon until it becomes a smooth paste. Dip each biscuit in chocolate and place it on a plate lined with butter paper. Store it in an air tight bottle. Keep it in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Method
Grease an 8-inch round micro safe dish. Line with butter paper Sieve flour, baking powder and cocoa powder thrice through a sieve.

Add 1/3 of the sieved flour and 1/3 of the milk, mix slowly and repeat the same process twice till every thing is mixed well. Transfer to the dish and microwave uncovered at 60 % (medium)power for 11 minutes. Cool for 15 – 20 minutes.

In a separate bowl beat butter and sugar till fluffy. Add essence curd and baking soda. Beat well.

Tip: wafers and fruits can be chocolate dipped in similar way.

Tips: For cakes always use butter at room temperature. To soften butter- microwave butter at 20 % power for 1 ½ minutes.

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Basic Cake
Quick and easy micro cake with delicious fudge topping Serves 8

Ingredients
¾ cup flour (maida) ½ tsp baking powder

Method
Sift flour and baking powder thrice through a sieve.

½ cup butter (100 g )* 2 eggs

½ cup and 1 tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence ¼ cup warm milk

Beat eggs with vanilla essence till fluffy. Keep it aside Fold in flour and egg alternately little at a time. Add milk and mix well. Grease a flat round 8 inch dish and line with butter paper. Mix butter and sugar and beat till creamy.

Pour the batter in it and microwave at 60 % (medium)power for 11 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from the dish.

Pour hot fudge icing over the cake. Cool and cut it into 8 wedges.

Fudge icing
1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp milk ¾ cup icing sugar or sieved powdered sugar 1 tbsp cocoa powder ½ tsp coffee powder

Method
Take butter and milk in a bowl and microwave at 60 % power for 1.30 minutes. Add rest, mix well and pour over the cake. Mix icing sugar. Coffee and cocoa powder.

¼ tsp vanilla essence.

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Caramel Custard
This delicious dessert can be made easily in your microwave Serves : 4

Mixed Fruit Jam
This delicious jam is made easy in your microwave Makes 250 g

Ingredients
2 cups milk 1 cup sugar 4 eggs

Ingredients
1 cup seedless black grapes 1 cup chopped pineapple 1 cup chopped papaya Juice of 2 oranges 1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence 2 tbsp water

Method Method
To caramelize sugar take ¼ cup sugar and 2 tbsp water in a microsafe pudding bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 5 - 6 minutes. Until it is golden brown colour. Stir twice in between. In a micro safe bowl add grapes, pineapple and papaya and microwave covered at 100 % power for 3 minutes.

Tilt the bowl so that the caramel is coated in the bowl well. Keep it aside.

Cool and puree it. Add sugar and juice of 2 oranges , mix well and microwave uncovered at 100 % power for 22 minutes. Stir thrice in between. Cool and bottle.

Microwave milk at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Beat eggs add essence and sugar. Add hot milk stirring all the time. Strain and pour this over the caramel.

Microwave at 60 % power(medium) for 12 minutes. Refrigerate for 2 hours. To unmould place the serving dish upside down on top of the bowl and gently turn it over and remove the bowl.

Note: 3 cups of seasonal fruits can be used. How ever the cooking time may vary. Fruits which has got high pectin content like guava and papaya sets faster than other fruits. To check the setting point take little water in a bowl. Put ¼ tsp jam in it. If the jam doesn’t spread it is set. Otherwise cook for some more time.

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Mint Squash
Very tasty and cool summer drink Makes 1 bottle squash

Ingredients
1 cup mint leaves 2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1/8 tsp salt

½ cup lime juice ¼ tsp green colour

Method
Finely chop mint leaves and immediately sprinkle 2 tsp sugar to avoid discoloration. Microwave at 60 % power (medium) for 9 minutes. Stir twice in between. In micro safe bowl mix water, sugar and salt

After it cools completely strain the juice and add limejuice and food colour. To serve : mix 4 tbsp mint squash and 150 ml chilled water. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate.

Remove from the oven and add mint leaves. Cover and keep it for one hour.

Microwave again at 100 % power for 1 minute.

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RECIPES FOR GRILL COOKING

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Vegetable Cutlet
Oil free alternative to the traditionally fried cutlets. Makes 8

Ingredients
4 medium sized potato ½ cup carrot chopped ½ cup beans chopped

Method
Prick potatoes with a fork. Keep it on the glass tray and microwave at 100 % power for 6 minutes. Turn it after 3 minutes. Cool ,mash and keep it aside Take carrots, beans, cabbage, cauliflower and 1 tbsp water in a bowl and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes.

1 cup cabbage chopped 2 tsp oil

½ cup cauliflower chopped ½ cup onion chopped 1 tsp chilli chopped 1 tsp salt ½ tsp ginger garlic paste ¾ tsp garam masala

Take oil, chilli, ginger garlic, garam masala and salt in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes.

Add vegetables and potato, mix well and make 8 balls, shape the balls into cutlets and coat with breadcrumbs. Brush with oil. Place the cutlet on the greased metal rack. Grill the cutlets for 10 minutes.

½ cup bread crumbs

Turn the cutlets and grill the other side for 10 minutes. Serve hot with salad and ketchup.

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Hara Bhara Kabab
Healthy vegetarian snack Makes 12

Garlic Bread
Crispy garlic bread makes excellent accompaniment for continental dishes Serves : 4

Ingredients
4 medium sized potato ¾ cup peas 1 ½ cup spinach chopped 1 tsp chopped chilli 1 tsp chat masala ¼ tsp sugar ¾ tsp salt

Ingredients
1 loaf of bread 4 tbsp salted butter

3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1 ½ tsp ginger grated

1 ½ tsp garlic paste

Grated cheese, chopped coriander, chopped parsley (optional)

Method
Mix butter and garlic paste. Spread evenly on one side of the bread slice. Keep 5 slices on the grill rack. Grill for 4 - 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Method
Prick potatoes with a fork. Microwave at 100 % power for 6 minutes. Turn potatoes after 3 minutes. Cool, mash and keep it aside.

In a microsafe bowl add peas and ¼ cup water and microwave covered at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Add spinach and microwave covered for 2 minutes.

Note: variation add grated cheese, chopped coriander leaves or chopped parsley

Drain the water, add potato, coriander leaves, ginger, chat masala sugar and salt. Divide into 12 balls and shape it into tikkies. Grease the grill rack and place the tikkies. Brush with oil. Grill for 12 minutes. Turn the tikkies, brush with oil and grill for 12 minutes. Serve with tomato sauce.

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Paneer Tikka
Quick snack for your parties. Cottage cheese marinated in masala and grilled. Serves : 4

Ingredients
200 g paneer cubes 8 capsicum cubes 8 onion cubes 8 tomato cubes

Method
Mix the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl. Add paneer, capsicum, onion and tomato. Mix well and keep it for half an hour. Grease grill rack and skewers. Skewer the paneer and vegetables alternately. Brush with oil and keep it on the grill rack Grill for 8 minutes. Turn the skewer, brush with oil and grill for 8 minutes. Sprinkle chat masala and serve hot. Note: Use only thin wooden skewers. Soak the wooden skewers in water for atleast 20 minutes before using.

Marinade
1 tsp lime juice 1 tbsp hung curd

½ tsp garlic paste

¼ tsp garam masala ½ tsp chilli powder ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp oil

¼ tsp turmeric powder

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Sesame Paneer with Satay Sauce
Grilled paneer served with popular Thai satay sauce. Makes 8

and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Add garam masala, groundnut powder and coconut milk. Microwave covered for 1 minute.

Ingredients
100 g paneer cut into 3 inch long pieces ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 3 tbsp water

Add lime juice and coriander leaves. Keep it aside.

Mix flour, salt pepper and water to make thin batter. Dip paneer pieces in it and coat with sesame seeds. Brush with oil and keep it on a greased grill rack and grill for 5 minutes. Turn the pieces, brush with oil and grill again for 5 minutes. Serve with sauce.

1 tbsp flour (maida) 3 tbsp sesame seeds 3 tbsp groundnuts ½ cup grated coconut

½ cup finely chopped onion ½ tsp ginger garlic paste ½ tsp chilli powder ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp oil 1/8 tsp cumin powder

Tomato and Cheese Toast
Quick and tasty snack. Serves 2

1 tsp finely chopped green chilli

Ingredients
6 slices of bread 1 egg 4 tbsp grated cheese

1/8 tsp garam masala ½ tsp lime juice 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

¼ cup chopped onion

2 tbsp chopped tomato

1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves ½ tsp chilli finely chopped 1/8 tsp pepper powder ½ tsp salt

Method
In a microwave safe bowl add groundnuts and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Cool, remove skin and grind it coarsely. Keep it aside.

Method
Beat egg, add cheese, onion, tomato, coriander leaves, chilli, pepper and salt. Mix well. Apply it on the bread slices. Place the bread on the grill rack and grill for 5 - 7 minutes. Serve hot with ketchup.

Add ½ cup water to the grated coconut and grind to a smooth paste. Pass it through a strainer and extract the milk. Keep the milk aside. In a bowl add onion, chilli, ginger garlic, chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and oil

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Chicken Burger
Most popular snack among children, can be made easily at home. Makes: 4

Ingredients
4 burger buns 4 onion slices 4 tomato slices 4 cheese slices

Method
In a micro safe bowl add oil, onion, chilli and garlic. Microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Cool and coarsely grind it.

4 lettuce leaves 4 tbsp mayonnaise 4 chicken patties Garlic salt (optional)

Mix all the ingredients for patties. Divide into four balls. Press and shape into round patties. It should be the size of a burger bun. Grease the grill rack and place the patties. Brush with oil. Grill for 12 minutes. Turn the patties, brush with oil and grill again for 12 minutes. Slice the bun into halves. Apply mayonnaise on both sides.

Patties
250 g ( 1 cup) minced chicken 1 tbsp oil 2 tsp finely chopped green chilli ¾ cup finely chopped onion 1 tsp chopped garlic ¾ tsp salt

Place lettuce on the lower half and keep chicken patty, onion slice and tomato. Sprinkle garlic salt. Cover with the upper half. Microwave for 20 seconds. Serve with finger chips.

2 tbsp deseeded and finely chopped tomato 1 tsp pepper

Note: vegetarians can substitute chicken patty with vegetable cutlet.

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce ½ an egg

1 tsp Tabasco sauce ( optional)

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Tandoori Chicken
This popular Punjabi dish is roasted to perfection in your microwave. Serves 4

Ingredients
1 small chicken (800 g ) cut into 4 pieces 1 cup curd ½ tsp garam masala 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp pepper powder 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp salt

Method
1. 2. Hang curd in a sieve or muslin cloth to drain water for 1 hour. Mix all the ingredients and marinate the chicken for 6 hours or over night . Grease the grill rack and place the chicken on it. Brush with oil. Grill it for 18 minutes . Make incisions on chicken.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

Turn the pieces, brush oil and grill for 18 minutes. Sprinkle chat masala and serve with onion slices and lemon wedges.

Few drops orange red colour (optional)

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Seekh Kebab
Minced meat grilled on a skewer Makes 8

Hariyali Kabab
Kebab marinated in coriander masala and grilled to perfection Serves 2

Ingredients
500 g minced meat 1 cup onion minced

Ingredients
2 chicken leg pieces ( 350 - 400 g)

1 ½ tbsp chillies minced 1 ½ tsp garam masala 1½ tsp salt

Marinade
1 tbsp chopped green chillies 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 ½ tsp chopped ginger ¼ tsp aniseed powder ¼ tsp garam masala 1 ½ tbsp vinegar 1 ¼ tsp salt 2 tsp oil ¼ tsp black salt 2 tsp cornflower

1 ¼ tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped Mix together ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black salt, ¼ tsp citric acid, ½ tsp jeera powder, ½ tsp chilli powder Mix all the ingredients and keep it for half an hour. Divide it into 8 equal sized balls. Grease skewers and grill rack. Masala to sprinkle on kebabs.

1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves

Method

Method
Grind all the marinade ingredients to a smooth paste. Marinate the chicken. Keep it for 4 hours. Grease the grill rack and place the chicken. Brush with oil. Grill it for 14 minutes on COMBI 2 mode. Turn the pieces, brush with oil and grill again for 14 minutes on COMBI 2 mode. Serve hot. Wash and dry the chicken. Prick with a fork.

Take one ball of the mince mixture and press the mince on to the skewers. Place 4 skewers on the grill rack and brush oil on top. Place the grill rack on the glass plate and grill for 10 minutes. Turn the skewers, brush with oil and grill again for 10 minutes. Repeat with the left over balls.

When cooked, gently remove the kebab from the skewers with the help of a tissue. Sprinkle masala and serve with ½ Cup chopped onion and 1 tsp chopped mint leaves.

Note: You can roll Kebab in Roomali Roti.

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Grilled Chicken in Barbeque Sauce
Savor the exotic grilled chicken in easy to prepare barbeque sauce Serves: 2

Grease the Grill rack. Place the chicken on it, brush with oil. Grill at Combi 2 mode for 7 minutes. Turn the chicken, brush with oil grill again for 7 minutes. Place the grilled chicken on a serving plate and pour sauce over it. Serve with garlic bread or dinner rolls.

Ingredients
2 boneless chicken breast (300 – 400 g) Marinade 1 tbsp oil ½ tsp ginger garlic paste 1 tsp vinegar 1 tsp pepper powder ½ tsp salt

Fish Grilled in Banana Leaf
Marinated fish wrapped in banana leaf and grilled to perfection Serves 4

1/8 tsp mustard powder 1 tbsp wostershire sauce 1 tsp soya sauce 2 tsp oil

Ingredients
4 slices of fish 1 tbsp oil ½ cup chopped onion 8 curry leaves 1 tsp finely chopped ginger ½ tsp chopped green chilli 1 ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp chilli powder

Barbeque sauce
½ cup chopped onion ¼ tsp salt

½ tsp chilli flakes / pepper powder 1 tbsp vinegar

½ tbsp finely chopped garlic

1 tbsp brown sugar

¼ tsp turmeric powder

4 tbsp tomato sauce

1/3 cup chopped tomato

1 tbsp wostershire sauce

Method
In a micro safe bowl add oil, onion, curry leaves, ginger, garlic, chilli, salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder and microwave covered at 100 % power for 2 minutes.

Method
Prick the chicken with a fork. Marinate the chicken for minimum six hours or over night in the refrigerator. For the sauce- In a micro safe bowl add oil, onion, chilli flakes and salt and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Mix all marinade ingredients .

Add tomato and microwave covered at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Cool it Marinate the fish with this masala for 1 hour. Wrap each fish in banana leaf. Put the fish on the grill rack and grill for 14 minutes. Turn the pieces after 7 minutes. Serve hot.

Add rest and microwave for 2 minutes. Keep it aside. 46

Lamb Chops
Juicy grilled lamb chops Serves : 4

Grilled Fish
Marinated fish coated with bread crumbs and grilled - a continental preparation Serves 4

Ingredients
500 g lamb chops 1 tsp chilli powder

Ingredients
250 g boneless fish cut into 3 inch pieces ¼ tsp mustard powder 1 tsp garlic paste 1 tsp salt 2 tsp oil ½ tsp green chilli paste ½ tsp pepper powder 2 tsp vinegar 1 egg beaten

¼ tsp pepper powder 1 tbsp Soya sauce 1 tsp vinegar ¾ tsp salt 1 tbsp oil

1½ tsp ginger garlic paste 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce*

1 medium sized onion sliced

1 medium sized capsicum sliced

½ cup bread crumbs*

Method

Method
Mix together chilli paste, garlic paste, pepper powder, mustard powder, salt oil and vinegar in a dish and marinate the fish pieces in it for 1 hour. Dip the fish pieces in beaten egg and coat it with breadcrumbs. Grease the grill rack and arrange the fish on it. Brush fish with oil. Grill at combination 1 for 9 minutes. Turn the pieces, brush with oil and grill for 9 minutes. Tips: take 3 slices of bread and cut into pieces. Microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Cool and powder. Serve hot with sauce.

Mix together chilli powder, pepper powder, ginger garlic, Soya sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and oil in a bowl. Add chops and mix well. Keep it for 2 hours. Add onion and capsicum. Grease an ovenproof dish and arrange the chops in it, leaving some space in between. Put onion and capsicum.

Keep the metal rack on the glass tray and place the baking dish on it. Grill it in the combination 2 mode for 17 minutes. Turn the meat in between. Grill again for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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Fish Cutlet
With your microwave you no longer have to deep fry cutlets. Makes 8

Ingredients
1 ¼ cup boneless fish ( 250 g) ½ tsp salt ½ tsp vinegar

1 cup finely chopped onion 1 tsp finely chopped ginger ½ tsp salt 2 tsp oil

1 ½ tsp finely chopped garlic 2 tsp finely chopped chillies

1 egg beaten

bread crumbs*

Method
In a microsafe bowl add fish, ½ tsp salt and vinegar, cover and microwave at 90 % power for 3 minutes. Drain the juice and mash it. Keep it aside. In another micro safe bowl add onion, salt ginger, garlic and chillies and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes.

Add mashed fish and mix well. Divide it into 8 balls. Dip it in beaten egg, and then coat it with breadcrumbs. Press it lightly and shape it.

Grease the grill rack and place the cutlets on it. Brush with oil and grill for 7 minutes. Turn the cutlet, brush with oil and grill again for 7 minutes.

Tips: Take 3 slices of bread and cut it into small pieces. Microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Cool and powder it. You can store the cutlets in the freezer. Defrost it and then grill. 48

RECIPES FOR CONVECTION COOKING

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Jam Tart
Delicious tea time treat Makes 12

Masala Cookies
Truly Indian spicy cookie Makes 24 cookies.

Ingredients
¾ cup and 1 tbsp flour (maida) ¼ tsp baking powder 1 ½ tbsp powdered sugar 1 tbsp cold water 100 g jam

Ingredients
1 cup + 2 tbsp flour (maida) ¾ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt

¼ cup and 1 tbsp cold butter

1 tbsp powdered sugar 1/3 cup cold butter 1 tsp finely chopped chillies 2 tsp finely chopped ginger 2 tbsp curd

Method
Sift flour and baking powder through a sieve. Add butter and mix with your fingertips till it resembles breadcrumbs. Add powdered sugar, a pinch of salt and cold water. Make soft dough.

10 finely chopped curry leaves 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

Method
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar through a sieve Add rest of the ingredients and mix well. Add water if required to make a dough. Add butter and mix lightly.

Grease a tart case. Roll the dough into ¼ inch thick sheet. Cut with a round biscuit cutter (or use glass or lid) and place it in the tart cases. Fill ½ tsp jam in each case. Cut strips from left over dough and arrange it criss-cross on the tart. Pre heat the oven at 200° C for 10 minutes. Keep the metal rack on the glass tray, place the tart cases on it and bake at 200° C for 20 minutes.

Roll the dough into thin sheets and cut it with a biscuit cutter. Grease a baking tray and arrange the cookies, leaving ½ inch space in between.

Preheat the oven at 200° C for 10 minutes.

Tip; You can add fenugreek leaves, dill leaves etc for variation

Keep the metal rack on the glass tray and place the baking dish on it. Bake at 180° C for 15-20 minutes.

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Croissant
Unique feature of Prestige microwave enables you to proof yeast dough very quickly, helps you to make croissants easily. Makes : 6

Ingredients
1 ¾ cup flour (maida) 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp oil 1 tbsp milk powder ½ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp yeast 150 ml water ½ cup cold butter 1 tbsp milk for brushing

Mix flour, sugar, oil, milk powder, salt and yeast mixture and knead for about 10 minutes to a smooth dough. Cover with a napkin and keep it for 15 minutes. Cut butter into small cubes. Divide into three parts.

froth, the yeast is not active. Do not use that yeast.)

Roll out the dough into a rectangle. Apply 1 part of butter on 2/3 of the rectangle and fold into 3 (non buttered 1/3 portion should be folded first). Cover and keep it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Roll out the dough again and repeat the above process twice.

Filling
1 tbsp oil 1 cup chopped onion ½ tsp ginger garlic paste ½ tsp chilli powder 1/8 tsp turmeric powder ½ tsp garam masala ½ tsp salt 1/3 cup chopped tomato 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves 1 cup paneer cut into small cubes

Now roll the dough to form a 12 inch circle. Cut it into two halves. Cut 3 triangles from each halves. Place filling on the wide end. Roll up beginning at wide end; form into crescent, repeat to make 5 more. Place all 6 croissants on a baking tray greased with butter. Cover and keep it for 2 hours (till it rises to double the size) Pre heat the oven at 200° C for 10 minutes Brush the croissants with milk and bake for 20 minutes.

Note: Variation – use chicken or mixed vegetable instead of paneer

Method
In a bowl add oil, onion, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Add paneer and coriander leaves mix well. Keep it aside. In a cup take 150 ml water and microwave at 100 % power for 20 seconds. Add tomato and microwave for 2 minutes.

Add 1 tsp sugar and 1 ½ tsp yeast. Mix well. Keep it for 10 minutes to froth. (if it doesn’t 51

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are children’s all time favorite. Makes 12

Ingredients
1 cup + 1 tbsp flour (maida) ¾ tsp baking powder a pinch of salt ¼ cup powdered sugar ½ cup butter (100 g) ¼ cup brown sugar* ½ of an egg (optional) ½ tsp vanilla essence
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Method
Sift flour, baking powder, powdered sugar and salt through a sieve. Keep aside. Beat butter and brown sugar till creamy. Add egg and essence. Mix well. Add flour and chocolate chips. Mix well.

Divide into 12 balls and flatten each ball between your palms. Grease a baking tray with butter or oil and arrange the cookies leaving 1 inch space between each cookie. Keep the metal rack on the glass tray, place baking dish on it. Bake at 180 ° C for 15-20 minutes. Allow it to cool in the tray itself. Store it in an air tight container. Preheat the oven at 200° C for 10 minutes.

/3 cup chocolate chips *

Tips: Instead of chocolate chips use chopped chocolate bar.

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Muffins
Excellent for children’s snack box. Makes 6 Muffins.

Malai Chicken Tikka
Marinated Chicken cooked in the microwave to perfection. Serves : 4

Ingredients
½ cup flour (maida) 1 egg ¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp vanilla essence ¼ cup butter ½ cup powdered sugar

Ingredients
500 g boneless chicken cut into cubs

Marinade
½ cup cream 1 tbsp butter

Method
Sift flour and baking powder thrice through a sieve Beat egg. Add vanilla essence. Beat till thick. Cream butter and powdered sugar till fluffy. Add egg. Mix well.

2 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp garlic paste ½ tsp garam masala ¼ tsp amchoor

1 tsp pepper powder ½ tsp cumin powder 1 ½ tsp salt

Fold in flour and milk little at a time, mixing well after each addition. Place paper cups in each muffin cup and pour the batter, filling ¾ of the cup. Pre heat the oven at 180° C for 10 minutes.

¼ tsp cardamom powder 3 tbsp cornflower

Method
Mix all ingredients of the marinade with chicken and refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Pre heat the oven at 200° C for 10 minutes. Grease skewers and thread chicken pieces, brush with butter Grease the metal rack keep it on the glass try and place the skewers on the rack. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 200° C. After 15 minutes overturn the pieces and brush with butter. Serve hot with pudina chutney.

Tip: Add a tsp of blueberry preserve in each cup to make blueberry muffin.

After you hear the beep, place the muffins on the rack and bake at 180° C for 20 minutes. (a tooth pick inserted in the centre should come out clean).

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Pizza
Surprise your family with this tasty home made Italian pizza. Makes 3 (10 inch pizzas)

Ingredients Base
3 cup flour (maida) 1 ¼ tsp yeast 1 cup water 2 tbsp milk 2 tsp sugar

Method
In a micro safe bowl, add oil, garlic, onion, chilli powder, oregano, basil and salt and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes

Add tomato puree and sugar. Mix well and microwave at 100 % power for 3 minutes. Cool it. In a bowl add 1 cup water and microwave at 100 % power for 15 seconds.

1 ¼ tsp salt

2 tbsp oil / olive oil

Sauce
1 tbsp oil / olive oil ¾ cup finely chopped onion ½ tsp finely chopped garlic ¾ tsp chilli powder ½ tsp basil ¾ tsp salt 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp sugar

Cover and keep it for 1 hour. Knead it once again and divide into 3 balls. Roll out into 10 inch diameter and ¼ inch thick discs. Place it on the pizza tray. Prick with a fork. Spread the sauce, 3 tbsp grated cheese and arrange the topping. Preheat the oven at 200° C for 10 minutes. Keep the metal rack on the glass tray and place the pizza tray on it. Bake at 180° C for 20 minutes. Sprinkle cheese and bake for another 10 minutes.

Mix flour, yeast mixture, milk, remaining 1 tsp sugar, salt and oil. Knead well to smooth dough.

Add yeast and 1 tsp sugar and keep it for 10 minutes to froth. (If it doesn’t froth do not use the yeast. It is not active).

1 packet tomato puree (200 g)

3 cups diced vegetables for topping*

200 g grated morzella cheese (pizza cheese)

Cut pizza into wedges and serve hot. Repeat with the remaining dough.

TOPPING * onion, capsicum, mushroom, baby corn, sweet corn, black olives, tomato, paneer, green chillies, jalapenos, capers ,boiled chicken, keema, salami, ham, sausages, bacon, tandoori chicken

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Corn Au Gratin
Creamy corn covered with brerad crumbs and cheese. Serves : 4

Macaroni & Cheese
Popular Italian dish .Your children will love it. Serves : 4

Ingredients
3 cup American sweet corn kernels 2 tsp oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 ¾ tsp salt 4 tbsp butter

Ingredients
2 ½ cup macaroni (200 g) 5 cups water 1 tsp oil 2 tsp salt

3 tbsp butter 2 cups milk

4 tbsp flour (maida) 1 ½ cups milk ½ cup deseeded and chopped tomato ½ tsp white pepper 3 tbsp grated cheese

2 ½ tbsp flour (maida) 2 cups grated cheese

½ tsp chilli flakes (optional) ¼ tsp pepper powders

4 tbsp bread crumbs

Method
In a bowl add water and microwave at 100 % power for 7 minutes. Add macaroni, oil and salt and microwave covered for 10 minutes. Stir in between. Drain and wash well with cold water. Keep it aside. In another big bowl add butter and microwave at 100 % power for 30 seconds

Method
In a micro safe bowl add oil and onion. Microwave covered at 100% power for 3 minutes.

Add corn and ¼ cup water and microwave covered at 100% power for 4 minutes. Add salt mix well and keep it aside. In another bowl add butter and microwave at 100% power for 30 seconds.

Add milk, mix well microwave covered for 3 minutes. Stir twice while cooking. Add pepper, tomato and corn, mix well. Grease a baking dish. Pour this mixture and sprinkle cheese and breadcrumbs on top. Pre heat the oven at 200° C. Keep metal rack on the glass tray, place the dish on it. Bake at 200° C for 25 minutes. Serve hot with toasted bread or dinner rolls. 56

Add flour and microwave for 1 minute.

Add flour mix well and microwave for 1 minute. Add milk, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper powder. Mix well and microwave at 100 % power for 7 minutes. Stir in between to prevent lumps forming. Add macaroni and 1 cup cheese. Mix. Pre heat the oven at 200° C. Grease a baking dish, add macaroni. Sprinkle grated cheese and chilli flakes on top.

Keep the metal rack on the glass tray and place the baking dish on it. Bake at 200° C for 25 minutes. Serve hot.

Quiche
Classic French dish Serves : 4

Ingredients
1 cup flour (maida) 1/8 tsp salt ¼ cup butter (50 g)

Method
Take broccoli, ½ cup water and ½ tsp salt in a bowl and microwave covered at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside. Chop the salami.

25 – 30 ml cold water 5 slice chicken salami 1 cup broccoli florets 1 egg ½ cup cream 25 ml milk ¼ tsp mixed herbs ¼ tsp pepper ½ tsp salt

To make case, rub flour, salt and cold butter with your finger tips till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add water and knead to smooth dough. . Roll into ¾ cm thick disc to line a 8 inch flan dish.(flat round dish) Prick with a fork. Keep the metal rack on the glass tray and place the baking dish on it. Bake at 180° C for 10 minutes. Spread salami and broccoli in the baked case. Beat egg; add cream, milk, mixed herbs, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over it. Top with grated cheese and chilli flakes and bake at 180° C for 20 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve hot. Pre heat the oven at 180° C for 10 minutes.

¼ tsp chilli flakes

2 tbsp grated cheese

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Fish Florentine
Tasty four layered fish pie, adapted to suit Indian palate. Serves : 4

and microwave covered at 100 % power for 4 minutes. Keep it aside. Take butter and flour in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Add mushroom and microwave for 1 minute.

Ingredients
1 ¼ cup boneless fish pieces (250 g ) 1 tsp vinegar ½ cup chopped onion 1 tsp chopped ginger 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 tsp chopped chilli 2 tsp oil / butter

Add milk, mix well and microwave for 6 minutes. Stir twice in between. Add ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp white pepper, half beaten egg and 2 tbsp grated cheese. Mix well. Grease a flat oven proof pie dish and spread the spinach layer, then fish, then tomato and then mushroom layer. Top with the remaining egg and grated cheese.

2 cups chopped spinach (palak) 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1 tsp finely chopped ginger ½ tsp finely chopped garlic 1 1/3 cup chopped tomato 1 tsp corn flour 3 tbsp butter

Place it on the glass tray. Bake on combi 1 mode for 15 minutes. Serve with garlic bread. (Refer garlic bread recipe)

Chocolate Cake
Delicious chocolate cake is an excellent treat for your guests.

Ingredients
¾ cup +1 tbsp flour (maida) ¼ tsp baking powder 1 egg 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder ½ tsp vanilla essence ¼ tsp soda powder 75 ml oil

2 tbsp flour (maida) 1 ½ cups milk 1 egg

1 cup chopped mushroom

4 tbsp grated cheese

Method
Take fish, vinegar, onion, ginger, garlic, chilli and ¼ tsp salt in a bowl and microwave covered at 90 % power for 3 minutes. Take spinach, ¼ tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper in a bowl and microwave covered at 100 % power for 2 minutes. Keep it aside. Cool, mash and keep it aside.

¾ cup +1 tbsp powdered sugar ¼ cup hot water 2 tbsp curd

Method
Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder through a sieve thrice. Keep it aside.

Take Butter, onion, ginger, garlic, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper and ½ tsp sugar in a bowl and microwave at 100 % power for 2 minutes.

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Beat oil, powdered sugar, water and curd. Beat well.

Beat eggs. Add vanilla and soda powder. Beat till fluffy. Keep it aside.

Fold in flour and beaten egg little at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Method
Sift flour and baking powder through a sieve. Add butter and oil and mix till it resembles crumbs. Add sugar, salt, vinegar, egg yolk and enough water to make firm dough. Mix all filling ingredients and keep it aside.

Grease a 6 inch baking dish with oil or butter, and then line it with butter paper. Pour batter into the baking dish. Pre heat the oven at 180° C for 10 minutes.

Keep the metal rack on the glass tray place baking dish on it. Bake at 180° C for 40 minutes. (a tooth pick inserted in the centre should come out clean). Cool for 20 - 30 minutes and serve.

Divide into two balls, roll out to fit an 8 inch pie dish / flat round dish.

Apple Pie
Serve this delicious warm pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serves : 4

Grease the dish with butter and place rolled dough in the dish so that it comes to the edge of the dish. Prick it with a fork. Place the apple filling and cover with the remaining rolled dough. .

Brush the top with 1 tbsp cream or milk. Sprinkle ½ tbsp brown sugar evenly on top. Prick the top covering with a fork for the steam to escape. Preheat the oven at 230° C for 10 minutes. Keep the dish on the glass tray. Bake at 230° C for 10 minutes.

Ingredients Crust
1 ½ cup flour (maida) ¼ tsp baking powder 4 tbsp cold butter 5 tbsp oil 1 tsp sugar 1/8 tsp salt 2 tsp vinegar

Again bake at 180° C for 40 minutes.

Note: You can substitute brown sugar with ordinary sugar.

Cut into wedges and serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

1 egg yolk (optional) 2 tbsp cold water

Filling
3 cup peeled and chopped apples ( 3 nos) 5 tbsp brown sugar* a pinch of salt 1 tbsp corn flour

¼ tsp cinnamon powder ½ tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp butter

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Glossary
Almonds: Aniseed: Asafoetida: Bay Leaf: Bengal Gram: Black Gram: Brinjal: Butter: Badam Saunf Hing Coconut: Coriander leaves: Coriander seeds: Cream: Curd: Cumin seed: Curry leaves: Narial Hara Dhania Malai Zeera Dahi Sabut Dhania

Tej Patta

Black Cardamom:

Chana Dal Urad Dal Baingan Elaichi Gajar Kaju

Badi Elaichi

Dry mango powder: Fenugreek seeds: Flour: Ginger:

Curry Patta Amchoor Maida Adrak Besan Methi Dana

Cardamon: Carrot: Capsicum:

Makkhan

Cashewnuts: Cauliflower: Cinnamon: Cloves:

Shimla Mirch Phoolgobhi Dalchini Loung

Gram Flour: Mint leaves: Nutmeg: Raisins: Spinach:

Kasoori Methi: Mustard seeds:

Pudina leaves Raie Jaiphal Palak

Dried fenugreek leaves

Kismish

Abbreviations.
tsp tbsp gm kg teaspoon grams tablespoon kilograms 1 cup = 200 ml ¼ cup = 50 ml 1 tea spoon = 5 ml ½ cup = 100 ml 1 table spoon = 15 ml

1 table spoon = 3 tea spoons

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