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TARLA DALAL

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This book takes you on a culinary tour through every course of an Indian meal. fast clean up qualities of microwave cooking fit right into the life styles of today's busy homemakers. Little wonder then that microwave ovens have now earned a place in thousands of Indian homes. So what is it that makes microwave cooking so special? First. quickly and efficiently! . All are modified in such a way that they provide the modern homemaker a guide to effortless cooking. as you will learn from your own experience as well as from the handy tips given in this book. The fast cooking. One Dish Meals like Ek Top Na Daal Bhaat as well as Desi Mithai like Sitafal Firni. blanching and steaming vegetables. Finally. Welcome to cooking Indian food the modern way. It includes Jhatpat Naashtas like Tandoori Aloo.INTRODUCTION T he microwave oven has revolutionized the way we cook. of course. Vegetable Makhanwala. This book provides you recipes which make your everyday meals more flavoured as well as low in calories. You will be surprised at the numbers of recipes on Indian food that can be made in the microwave. So you cut down on cooking time and seal in the freshness as well. the microwave oven provides a host of new shortcuts and problem solvers for chores such as roasting papads. making popcorn etc. Microwave cooking also tends to be low-fat and hence is good for calorie watchers. Khaman Dhoklas . is the speed with which it heats and cooks food. Soggy and soft namkeens and nuts become crisp on microwaving for only a minute. Methi Mutter Malai . Swadisht Subziyan like Vatana nu Oondhiyu.

.................................................. 61 ............................................................................... 22 Palak Methi na Muthia ........... 30 Khaman Dhokla ........................................ 38 SWAADISHT SUBZIYAN Paneer Palak ............... 32 Doodhi Muthia ............... 53 Phoolgobhi aur Mutter ki Kari ....... 27 Cabbage Stuffed Capsicums ...................................................................... 57 Bateta nu Shaak ............................ 54 Kadai Paneer ........................ 20 Tandoori Aloo ............ 17 Moong Dal Khandvi ...................................................................................................CONTENTS JHATPAT NAASHTA Baby Corn Hara Masala ........................................... 49 Jeera Aloo ......... 47 Oondhiya . 59 Vatana nu Oondhiyu ........... 28 Makai ni Khichadi . 43 Vegetable Makhanwala ....................... 41 Khumb ki Subzi ............................... 24 Sabudana Khichadi ..... 34 Paneer Tikka ......................... 45 Paneer in Quick White Gravy .........

...... 87 Quick Carrot Pickle ......................................... 84 Gajar ka Halwa .................. 66 Spicy Corn Curry ..................................... 73 Ek Toap Na Daal Bhaat ................. 101 Sooji ka Halwa ......................................... 78 Fada ni Khichadi ....................................................... 76 Cabbage Rice .................................. 92 DESI MITHAI DAL CHAWAL AUR ACHAAR Hariyali Dal .Methi Mutter Malai ................... 98 Kaju Kopra Sheera ........................ 63 Kaddu ki Subzi ... 100 Atta ka Sheera .......... 97 Meetha Chawal ............... 90 Khaman Chilli Pickle ....................................................................................................................................................... 80 Paneer Pulao ............... 70 Masala Bhaat ...................................................................... 96 Sitafal Firni ..... 82 Spicy Pulao ...................................................................................... 68 Turai aur Narial ...... 95 Gol Papdi .................................................... 102 ....

enriched with cream.Methi Mutter Malai cashewnuts and poppy seeds. 1½ cups chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves ¼ tsp cumin seeds (jeera) ½ cup green peas ½ cup milk 3 tbsp cream a pinch sugar 2 tbsp oil salt to taste To be ground into a paste 1 onion 1 green chilli 12 mm. (½”) piece ginger 1 clove garlic . A tasty combination of fenugreek leaves and green peas. Cooking time : 7 minutes. Preparation time : 20 minutes. Serves 2 to 3.

Add the milk. Then. 2. combine 1 tablespoon of oil with the fenugreek leaves and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. In another glass bowl. . cream.2 tbsp cashewnuts 2 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus) 1. In a glass bowl. salt and the cooked fenugreek and green peas and microwave on HIGH for another 2 minutes. add ½ teaspoon of salt and leave aside for 10 minutes. Wash the fenugreek leaves. 5. combine the green peas with 2 tablespoons of water and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Serve hot. squeeze out the water. the prepared paste and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. 3. 4. sugar. In a glass bowl. Remove and keep aside. add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil.

Methi Mutter Malai .

Preparation time : 10 minutes. (½”) piece ginger 2 cloves garlic 1 green chilli 1 onion. 1 cup baby corn. Serves 2. chopped 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) Cooking time : 6 minutes.Baby Corn Hara Masala C hunks of baby corn cooked in a spicy coriander paste. . cut into 4 lengthwise 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp oil salt to taste To be ground into a paste 1 cup chopped coriander 12 mm.

Serve hot. 2. In a glass bowl. Add the lemon juice and sugar. .For the garnish 1 tbsp sliced tomatoes 4 lemon wedges 1. 3. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. add the oil and the prepared paste. salt and 2 tablespoons of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and microwave on HIGH for 6 minutes. Mix well. Add the baby corn. garnished with the sliced tomatoes and lemon wedges.

Baby Corn Hara Masala .

Recipes included are Jhatpat Naashtas like Tandoori Aloo. It also tends to be low-fat and hence is good for calorie watchers. ‘Cooking & More’. Vegetable Makhanwala. All recipes are modified in such a way that they provide the modern homemaker a guide to effortless cooking. Welcome to cooking Indian food the modern way. Khaman Dhoklas ..quickly and efficiently! M ISBN 978-818646937-8 “Padma Shri” awardee.. with over 3 million cookbooks sold to date. under her own name. She is the first to launch a bi-monthly food magazine.. Swadisht Subziyan like Vatana nu Oondhiyu. One can whip up an entire Indian meal in the microwave.. . Mrs Tarla Dalal is India's best selling author in any field.Sabudana Khichadi icrowave ovens have now earned a place in most Indian homes. One Dish Meals like Ek Top Na Daal Bhaat as well as Desi Mithai like Sitafal Firni. which is the best selling cookery magazine in India. Methi Mutter Malai .