Friday, April 18, 2008

Kichdhi in microwave

To admit, I never cooked a complete dish in microwave . I just warm up my cup of milk minum or reheat my leftover rice or gravy and that is! After I started blogging, I noticed many bloggers are pretty comfortable to come up with so many MW dishes. Especially Srivalli hosting a Microwave theme cooking event; many recipes are flooding her blog every month. Well i was wondering howfikir .So decided to make a bold step and participate her event last month, I came up with something simple and sweet. To tell the truth, it was little challenging including few stopping/canceling and closing my microwave door, stirring and keeping back in microwave every few seconds and just imagine my microwave is above the range! Phew penat

When easycrafts announced the theme of microwave Breakfast for WBB event originated by Nandita of Saffron trail. Though, how i gonna face two challenging MW entries this month? I finally decided to cook my breakfast in MW and the recipe was Sabudana kichdi! First time, I am cooking sabudana in microwave…. Cooking in stove top, sabudana could turn lumpy (what a crucial test !) i was little skepticaldoa but it came out pretty good, proof of picture!




Sabudana Kichdi

Sabudana Kichdi cooked in microwave



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Ingredients:


Tapioca/Pearl sago/Sabudana/Javvu arisi (tamil): 1 cup

Peanuts: 3 tbsp roasted and coarsely grinded

Potato: 1 optional (I didn’t use it)

Salt : per your taste


Seasoning:


Mustard seeds: ½ tsp

Cumin: ½ tsp

Chillis: 3 diced

Curry leaves: few leaves

Oil or ghee: 2 tsp

Garnish:


Cilantro: chopped

Lemon juice: 1 tsp



Method in microwave:


Rinse the sabudana (tapioca) once, add enough water until all the grains are just immerse in water. Cover and let it soak overnight. Morning, you should find the sabudana soft to touch and no water! Take a fork or with your finger separate those grains.

If your using poatato: Wash the potato and cover with a paper towel and use option " baked potato " (Most US microwave have the option or set to 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 min , depend about the spud size- let it cool and peel it)

Starts with a microwave safe bowl with oil or ghee and set 1 min. add the seasoning and set for another 2 min. Once it starts to split, please cover it this stage or ready to give a deep clean ur microwave - cook without lid, take it out add the sabudana. Cook for 1 minute, the tapioca will turn translucent, take it out and mix gently, add ghee or oil if it sticks the bowl. Add the potato, salt, and peanut and set for another minute. I cooked in 2 minutes the sabudana!

Take out and fluff with a fork, garnish with potatoes. Pour the lemon juice and enjoy the kichdi!

Total time of preparation in Microwave: 5 min , if u cook the potato add another 4 min !

All microwave settings are differents and depend about the microwave power range.

Have a great weekend babaiIf my post appears in TOI today ...

26 comments:

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

good one..microwave kichadi looks healthy- what with your food chain diagram and all.....keep the recipes coming.

Dhivya said...

wow!never made javarisi kichadi cham:)that too in MW!great entry

Cham said...

Javu arasi kichadi northil romba famous Viruda nathkalil samaipanga Div.
Mit Thank u , diag is the event symbol, not mine? Oh oh, i am a tech geek not nutri ...

Kalai said...

Never tried this before, but it looks so nice and fluffy, Cham! Nice entry! :)

kamala said...

Heard abt this.But never tried this.Looks beautiful cham

karuna said...

thanks. we have sabudana kichadi a lot. will def try it out in the microwave.

easycrafts said...

Never thought of making this in MW Cham...great going.thanks for putting on ur thinking cap and making this dish for the event

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Kichdhi in microwave.... that is a wise idea..... Looks perfect.... Love it...

Cham said...

Kalai,Kamala: As we are from south, we did do payasam and vadakam with javvu arasi. This one is popular in North ( i guess). My marathi neighb do a lot...
Karuna: will be quick!
Easycraft: Thank u to give me a challenging opportunity.
Sukanya ram:Thank u 4 ur nice word.

Srivalli said...

Thats a cool one..I always wondered about this kichdhi...maybe one day I should do it..looks great..happy to know I will get a cake from you...:D

Madhavi said...

Very nice recipe cham, nenever made kichdhi in microwave. Looks yummyyy:)))

Happy cook said...

I have never made anything in MW.
I just use for heating up things.
Yeah my post is also not appearing in TOI

Sagari said...

nice kichidi

Cilantro said...

I have not tried in the microwave. Will try it next time. Nice recipe

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

cham...its good and quicker with less mess in the kitchen.

Divya Vikram said...

nice recipe cham..havent tried this in microwave..The first time I tried this in the stove it was a total disaster..will try this in the MW

Saswati said...

This microwave khichdi is agr8 entry Cham...nice idea:)

Annu said...

wow thats very easy re.will try sure:-),kichidhi is our weekly once breakfast....

Uma said...

yeah, it's so tricky to cook breakfast in MW. But your kichdi turned out really good (as you said, picture proof!). Delicious entry, cham.

Meera said...

Cham,
Looks wonderful.

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Cham..I was actually wondering khichdi in micro??...Really easy and healthy..Lovely entry!!

Vaishali said...

Lovely-looking khichdi, Cham, and a clever use of the microwave. This has to be one of my favorite dishes.

Rupa said...

Cham,
Sabudana khichadi looks Yum..Easy way :) to cook in microwave..I will try in MW next time..Thanks

Swati Raman Garg said...

great entryyy .. :( :( :( :'( i neeeeeed a microwave baddly...

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Siri said...

simple and easy MW recipe Cham. looks delicious..:D I am great fan of Sabudaana.. love its texture..;)

Siri