Monday, August 10, 2009

MW Peas Pulao, MW Paneer Masala & MW Semiya Paayasam

Thanks a lot friends for all ur beautiful wishes in Orkut as well as in Facebook on my birthday..Am really very happy to see all ur wonderful wishes and i really enjoyed my day....My day started with a beautiful gift from my Hubby who bought me Iphone which was i wished to buy since a long, needless to say my happiness and the morning itself started marvellous for me, and coming to the birthday lunch i prepared easily in microwave and menu goes for peas pulao, paneer masala and semiya paayasam , i prepared one by one in microwave oven which need quite a bit more time to prepare and i enjoyed my day without much chopping veggies and stirring the gravies or frying...This microwave dishes need each atleast half an hour to prepare eventhough its quite a long to prepare than the stove top..Its was a really a feast for me to enjoy all these microwave dishes and had a great time with my family..


Microwave Peas Pulao:
2cups Basmati Rice
1/2cup Green peas (frozen)
1tsp Cumin seeds
2cups Water
1cup Thick Coconut milk
2tbsp Oil + ghee
Salt

Heat the oil and ghee in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes, add the cumin seeds to the hot oil-ghee and cook for 3 minutes in high..add the frozen green peas to the roasted cumin seeds and cook for 5 minutes, give a stir twice in between...Now add the thick coconut milk, salt and water to the green peas and cook for 5 minutes in high, meanwhile wash the basmati rice and strain the excess of water in a colander...add the basmati rice to the hot coconut milk give a stir and cook for 5 minutes...take off the microwave bowl, give a stir and cook again for 15 minutes in high until the rice get well cooked, dont forget to stir every 5 minutes..

Serve hot with any side dish!!


Microwave Paneer Masala:
1cup Paneer cubes
2nos Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (chopped)
5nos Garlic cloves
1tbsp Ginger pieces
1/2cup Milk
5nos Almonds
1tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1tsp Coriander powder
Salt
Oil

Soak the almonds in hot milk (heat the milk in microwave for 2 minutes) atleast for an hour...Grease a microwave safe bowl with few drops of oil and add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, garlic cloves and ginger pieces, cook in high for 10 minutes (stir in between twice)..take off the bowl and grind the cooked veggies as bit coarse paste...Meanwhile heat few drops of oil and cook the paneer pieces for 2minutes in high in microwave plate and keep aside...Heat enough oil and add the grounded paste with red chilly powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt, cook in high for 10 minutes (stir in between) or until the oil gets separates, now grind the soaked almonds and milk as fine paste..add this fine paste to the cooked masala (can add water if u need for, i didnt add water as i need for thick paneer masala for my rice) and cook again for 2 minutes...finally add the paneer cubes and cook everything for again 5 minutes in high..take off the paneer masala from the microwave..

Serve hot as side dish for pea pulao & with rotis!!


Microwave Semiya Paayasam:
1/2cup Semiya (vermicelli)
2tsp Butter
10nos Cashew nuts
2cups Milk
1/2cup Milkmaid
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
Few saffron strands

Heat the butter in microwave safe bowl and roast the cashew nuts for 2 minutes, take off the cashew nuts and add the semiya to the same bowl and cook for 2 minutes until they get slightly roasted...Add the milk and milkmaid together in an another microwave bowl and heat for 3 minutes in high(give a stir in between), add the roasted semiya to the hot milk and cook for 10-15minutes until they get well cooked(stir atleast twice while cooking) finally add the roasted cashew nuts, cardamom powder and saffron strands to the hot semiya paayasam, give a stir and serve hot or cold ..

37 comments:

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so nice priya,friday i had guest at home and i made semiya paayasam in microwave.Same pinch :)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely delights dear..belated bday wishes

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dishes ,can't take my eyes off them.Belated B'DAY Wishes.

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like a treat to me. Semiya payasam seems so rich.
Belated Birthday wishes dear.

Jaishree said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dishes...Looks so nice& rich priya..Nice entry for events..

Ramya Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Belated Birthday Wishes :)

Everything looks so good and tempting. All the items you've prepared are my favorite. Good you enjoyed!

K said... Reply To This Comment

Belated wishes for your Birthday Priya!

All the dishes look great.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Belated B'DAY Wishes :D
Lovely Feast!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Belated happy b'day priya..hope u had a great day with ur family...and by the way all these 3 dishes looks just yum....

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Belated b'day wishes Priya... All the 3 dishes look delicious and that too cooked in MW- too good :)

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

Belated b'day wishes Priya! Great recipes with MW. Looks colourful.

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

My belated B'day wishes Priya..So,with the Iphone your b'day rocked i guess !!

Beautiful tempting treat there dear..hey,i think sreevalli is having an event on microwave dishes ..why dont you send them there da ?

B'day hugs

Faiza Ali said... Reply To This Comment

Belated birthday wishes...Keep rocking...
Oh my !!!all the dishes look so yummy and delicious. I loved the paneer masala the most :)

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Belated birthday wishes Priya! May you have a wonderful year ahead! And what a treat! Ooohh lovely spread! The creamy semiya payasam is making me drool!

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

Belated bday wishes to u Priya..Nice to know that u had a fun day..All the three dishes look yummy

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and delicious dishes...Belated B'DAY Wishes dear:)

Mangala Bhat said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Belated birthday wishes dear ..Sosorry was little busy on ur big day!..All the dishes look wonderful!

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful dishes priya ! hope you had a blast :)

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

So glad u had a great day priyakka..:)nice dishes..lets us go so much relaxed no..but I dont think Il ever reach the expertise level to cook in mwave..amazing you are..:)

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

i would love to make the MW peas pulao one day..dont cook so much in the MW. Just curious, for 2 cups of rice, you have 3 cups of liquid - water+coconut milk. My usual measure is 2 cups of liquid for every 1 cup of rice. Is it cos you are making it in the MW that you need less water?

Malini said... Reply To This Comment

Belated b'day wish Priya....lovely recipes

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

kalakkunga priya :)

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Belated birthday wishes Priya. All the recipes looks lovely and yummy.

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Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

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Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Belated birthday wishes Priya...gud to knw u hav enjoyed your day..so rock with ur Iphone :) and wow what a feast..looks so delicious

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Belated birthday wishes, lovely dishes too.

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Belated Happy Birthday dear :) Hope you had a grt time, all the dishes look lovely!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

belated happy birthday priya!good to know you enjoyed your bday :)

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Can't believe you made all that in the MW...I would never have so much patience. Everything looks so yumm.

kittymatti said... Reply To This Comment

very nice Priya! the best part is doing it in microwave!
U added jeera in oil..Similarly, do mustard seeds pop in the microwave when added in heated oil?

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a great treat for yourself priya...:) my belated wishes once again...and thanks a lot for those bunch of dishes!

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

Belated B'day wishes, Priya! what a great treat for the eyes...!

n33ma said... Reply To This Comment

wow this is such a treat to the eyes.

PG said... Reply To This Comment

the recipes are lovely! I'll try all of them probably. Have a broken oven and have never cooked really in the microwave and could make good use of these recipes right now.

Nasreen Basu said... Reply To This Comment

very useful really good information thanks for posting such a good information it will hepls the people a lot keep it up , Regards,
Semiya upma