I totally agree whenever few of my friends says microwave cooking makes the life easier.. If i dont feel like cooking through stove top,i'll go for microwave cooking which doesnt need frequent stirring..Our today's lunch is this tandoori paneer tomato pulao which i prepared through microwave oven as i dont want to cook in stove top, this pulao goes for 30minutes of cooking in highpower and we enjoyed having this delicious pulao for ur lunch along with onion raita and some papads...This rice suits prefectly even for a lunch box menu,definitely a crowd pleaser too..Needless to say this pulao is definitely a fabulous feast for paneer lovers like me.. As ever the cooking time in microwave varies according to ur microwave oven power..
For Tandoori Paneer:
1cup Paneer( cubed)
1tsp Chilly powder or paprika powder
1/2tsp Cumin seed powder
1/4tsp Pepper powder
Take all the ingredients in a bowl,mix well and keep aside for 15minutes in room temperature, while u are cooking the pulao..
1cup Basmati rice (soaked for 10minutes)
1no Onion (big & finely chopped)
1/2cup Tomato puree (store bought)
1/2tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1/4tsp Green chilly paste
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Cinnamon powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Red chilly powder
1cup Coconut milk
Few mint leaves (chopped)
1/2tsp Shah jeera/caraway seeds
1tbsp Oil +ghee
Take the oil,ghee,shahjeera, finely chopped onions,tomato puree,chilly paste,ginger garlic paste,salt in a microwave safe bowl,cover the bowl with a lid (covering the bowl with lid helps for quick cooking) and cook for 7 minutes in high power(stir twice),now add the cinnamon powder,coriander powder,garam masala powder,red chilly powder to the cooked veggies,cook for 2 minutes in high..Now add the rice,coconut milk,water,give a stir,cover the bowl with the lid and cook for 15minutes in high power (stir twice in between)until the rice gets well cooked, finally add the chopped mint leaves and keep aside..
Brush a microwave safe plate, arrange the marinated paneer cubes in single layer,cook in high power for 5 minutes, finally add the tandoori paneer cubes to the already prepared pulao,toss everything gently until everything get well cooked..
Serve hot with onion raita or papads...