Monday, January 16, 2012

Microwave magic Part I

Despite the gimmicky title, I staunchly vouch that the best addition to a kitchen, however small the kitchen is. My room-mate bought this a couple of months before and it has halved the time I spend cooking. I shall be writing more and my posts shall be shorter and well bulleted which I owe to the endless emails I write at work. Apparently,the insipid bulletins grab people's notice much more than beautifully crafted prose.

Beans/Okra(Lady's finger)/Brinjal fry

Things needed

  • Seasoning (Mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies)
  • Only one teaspoon of oil
  • Beans/Okra/Brinjal

How to go about it

Microwave stuff

  • Cut any of the above mentioned vegetable. You can cut them in big pieces as you are going to pre-boil them and they get steamed well
  • Put them in a microwavable bowl (Please do not use substandard plastic bowls lest you end up with a systemic disease)
  • Sprinkle water on the vegetables. Since you don't use water to steam your vegetables, you retain all the vitamins which is one more reason why you should microwave
  • Set microwave on high for 5 mins
  • After five minutes sniff the bowl and  figure out if the vegetables are boiled. Colour gets retained which is why you cannot "see" if they look boiled. If not boil for 2 more minutes

Stove stuff

  • Start heating the pan. Add oil and seasoning et all once pan is hot
  • When your microwave beeps to a halt, empty the bowl of of now wrinkled and steamed vegetables in the pan
  • Add salt 
  • Fry for a minute and you are done

Eat :-P

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