Thursday, July 22, 2010

Microwave Kara Kulumbu

The Microwave event hosted by Srivalli of Cooking4AllSeasons inpsired me to try my Microwave for different dishes other then just heating up leftovers. The one thing I typically do is cook my rice in the microwave oven. It cooks in 30 minutes. I like this method to make rice as it is fool proof and I really need not do much. This time around I decided to try out a kulumbu recipe. The inspiration came from Malika Badrinath book. There are a few steps involved but it comes together easily.
Ingredients A:
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 small brinjal chopped
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- salt to taste.
1. Add the above ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave them at high for 6-7 minutes. Remove it every two minutes and mix them well. If you feel it does not have enough water then keep it aside.
Ingredients B:
- 1 tomatoes chopped
- 1 tbsp sambar powder
- 2 cups tamrind water
- salt to taste
1. Grid the tomatoes, sambar powder. Mix them well with tamarind water and salt. Now boil this at medium microwave setting for at least 8 minutes. Remove it and mix it every two minutes.
2. Now add the cooked vegetables to this and cook it at medium heat for 6 minutes. Remove and mix every minute.

- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp methi seeds
- sprig of curry leaves
- 2 tsp oil
1. In another microwave safe bowl add the oil and add the seasoning ingredients and cook for 2 minutes. You will hear the mustard start to pop. Remove and add it to the kulumbu.

This was a few steps but then it all happened in the microwave and so I did not attend to it constantly which was a nice relif. This kulumbu tastes great with rice.

Sending this to 365 days of microwave cooking hosted by Srivali of Cooking4AllSeasons and also to MEC-Favorite hosted by Seduce your taste buds and started by Cooking4AllSeasons.



That is a hassle free gravy!!Thanks for sending it to the event :)

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