Sesame seeds - 2 cups
Palm sugar or Jaggery powdered - 1 cup
Mix palm sugar powder with sesame seeds and grind coursely.
Now make it as balls.
This is easy to make and very healthy food.
Microwave Cooking Tips
Microwave Cooking Tips
I find these tips are very useful for me and sharing with all of you. I gone through these tips from the book of 101 Microwave Recipes by Nita Mehta.
* Never over-cook food as it becomes tough . Give the dish a little standing time before you test it, to avoid over cooking.
* Never pile food on top of each other. It cooks better, evenly and quickly when spaced apart.
* Food cooks better in a round container than in a square on. In square or rectangularbowls, the food gets overcooked at the corners.
* Do not add salt at the time of starting the cooking as it leads to increase in the cooking time.
* Do not add more water than required, however a little water must be added to prevent dehydration of the vegetables. When the vegetables get dehydrated, there is a loss of natural juices as well. But addition of extra water increases the cooking time.
* Do not deep fry in a microwave ( the temperature of oil cannot be controlled )
* Do not cook eggs in their shells (pressure will cause them to explode )
* Do not cook & reheat puddings having alcohol ( they can easily catch fire.)
* Do not use containers with restricted openings, such as bottles.
* Use deep dishes to prepare gravies, filling the dish only 3/4 to avoid spillage.
* Do not use aluminium foil for covering dishes in the microwave mode. Do not reheat foods (sweets like ladoos, bufi etc. ) with silver sheet, as it leads to sparking.
* When using the convec mode put the dish on the wire ract to get even baking.
* Always preheat the oven when you want to use the convec mode Grilling does not need preheating.
* When making tikkas or other tandoori delicacies cover the plate beneath the rack with aluminium foil to collect the drippings.
Interesting Uses of Microwave
*Making Ghee. Keep 11/2 - 2 cups malai (milk topping) in a big glass bowl and microwave on high for 15-20 minutes to get desi ghee without burning your kadhai (wok). Stir once or twice inbetween.
*Blanching almonds to remove skin. put almonds in a small bowl of water and mirowave for 3 minutes or till water just starts to boil. After the water cools, the almonds can be peeled very easily.
*Freshening stale chips, biscuits or cornflakes. Place the chips or biscuits in a napkin, uncovered, for about 1 minute per bowl or until they feel warm. Wait for a few minutes to allow cooling and serve.
*Boiling (actually microwaving) potatoes. Wash potatoes & put them in a polythene bag. Microwave high for 5 minutes for 4 medium potatoes.
* Making khatti mithi chutney. Mix 1 tbsp amchur, 3 tbsp sugar, some water along with spices in a glass bowl. Microwave, stirring in between.
* Warming baby’s milk bottle. Do check the temperature of the milk on your inner wrist. The bottle will not become hot, while the milk will.
* Softening too-hard ice cream, cram, cheese and butter.
* Making dry bread crumbs from fresh bread. Crumble the slice of bread and microwave the bits of slices for 2-3 minutes. Mix once and microwave further for another minute or two. Give some standing time to the moist bread to dry out and then grind in a mixer to get crumbs.
*Drying herbs. Fresh parsley, dill, mint, coriander, fenugreek greens – all greens can be dried in a microwave, preserving the colour. Give them some standing time to turn dry. Use them in raitas and curries.
* Melting chocolate, butter, jam, honey etc. Dissolving gelatine.
* Sterilizing jars for storing home made jams and pickles.
* Freshening stale bread by placing 2 slices between the folds of a paper and microwaving for 20 seconds. It turns absolutely soft and the stale bread becomes perfect for sandwiches.