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Microwave Dhokla

A dhokla is a spongy savory cake made of gram flour, suji (semolina) or rice powder. Dhokla recipe is a very popular Gujarati dish prepared in almost every household in India. Many variations of dhoklas such as Besan Dhokla, Sooji Dhokla, Chawal Dhokla or Khaman Dhokla. it is prepared by steaming.Dhokla can be served as breakfast, evening snack or even as an appetizer. Garnished with split green chilies, mustard seeds, grated coconut and coriander leaves, this dish can be served with accompanied with green chutney.

Sharing Dhokla recipe prepared using a microwave in 4 minutes.

Ingredients

Gram Flour /Besan 1 cup

Semolina (Sooji) 1 tbsp

Yogurt 1  cup

Ginger Chilli paste 1 tsp(optional)

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil 1 tbsp

Fruit salt 1 tsp

Water for making batter

for Tempering (Tadka)

Mustard seeds(black ) 1 tsp

Oil 1/2 tbsp

Green chilies(slit) 1-2

Water 1 cup

Curry Leaves 4-5

Method

Mix the besan, ginger chilli paste, salt, turmeric, sugar and oil and yogurt.Beat till smooth.Add the water and mix well again.Add the fruit salt, stir gently and pour immediately into the greased microwavable dish.cover and cook at HI or Power level 10 for 4 minutes.

Heat the oil for the tempering, add mustard seeds,curry leaves and green chillies. Saute till slightly colored, and add 1 cup water & give a boil.Turn off heat.Unmold & Cut the tempering into desired sized pieces and pour the tempering over.Serve with Green Coconut Chutney.

 

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Eggless Pineapple Cake

Eggless cake prepared in a microwave.using cream cheese & basic ingredients used for baking & frosted with Cool whip

ingredients

2 tbsp Butter

2 tbsp Cream Cheese

1/2 cup Sugar

3/4 cup Milk

1 cup All purpose flour

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

1 pack of Cool Whip

Canned or fresh Pineapple Pieces

Method
Take butter and cream cheese in mixing bowl.To that add sugar and whisk well until it turns out creamy.Slowly add warm milk and make that into a thin paste.Now add vanilla essence and mix well.Sieve all purpose flour into a wet mixture along with baking powder and baking soda.Mix very well.Pour the mixture into greased 8*8 microwave safe Baking tray.Microwave on a high power for 4 minutes.After a cake is done allow it to cool down for 10 minutes.Then transfer that to a cooling rack.After cake cools down divide that into two equal size sponge sheets.

Frosting

Take one of the sponge sheets .Apply pineapple juice over that.Apply a layer of cool whip over it.Place few chunks of pineapple over cream layer.Now put another sponge sheet on the top of previous sponge sheet.Now cover the whole cake with cool whip.Put some pineapple pieces on the top of a cake

Tips:-Make sure to use butter and cream cheese at room temperature.Be sure to use warm milk.Power setting for each microwave varies, so be sure to adjust cooking time as per your own judgement.

 

Recipe adapted from http://www.madhurasrecipe.com/microwave/Microwave-Pineapple

Caramel Custard

Custard made out of eggs, milk and sugar in a microwave.

Ingredients
Egg 1
Sugar 3 tbsp + 1 tsp
Cold water 1 tsp
Hot water 1 tsp
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Milk 1/2 cup
Ramekin
Water for steaming
Method
Add 1 tsp sugar & 1 tsp cold water In ramekin.Cook for 1 min in microwave 100% or HI power.plz handle carefully using oven mitts as it will be hot.If it still not caramelized 30 sec more.Instantly check sugar .add 1 tsp hot water.In a mixing bowl add sugar,egg ,vanilla extract & milk.Mix properly till it blended.Strain & add mixture in a ramekin.In a large bowl for steaming add hot water to a level of a ramekin.Cover with cling film & cook for 8-10 min on HI/100%.Carefully remove ramekin.keep in refrigerator till it set.Once it set de-mould & serve!!

Instant Cake

Mix all ingredients in a cup or bowl.Instant cake Ready in a minute.

Ingredients

Self Raising Flour- 3tbsp
Coco powder – 1 1/2tbsp
Coffee Powder-2 Tsp
Condensed milk – 3 tbsp
Olive oil /Butter 2 tbsp
Milk – 3tbsp + 1tbsp
Almond chopped (optional)
For ganache frosting
Heavy Whipping Cream 1/4 cup
dark /semi sweet Chocolate chips 1/2 cup
Method
Mix w tsp coffee powder in a 1 tbsp milk.boil make a coffee mixture keep aside.
Take a Microwave-safe cup or bowl.Add oil /butter.then condensed milk.mix properly then add flour ,cocoa ,coffee mix .adding milk stirred a lump free mixture.
Microwave for 2 min.
For Ganache
In a bowl heat cream for 30 sec -1 min.
Keep an eye on cream as it warm fast or may spill out.then add choco chips give a good stir.
Once a cake cooled down invert on serving plate or one can serve in a bowl or cup only.
Pour ganache on top garnish with almond flakes & enjoy.