Diwali Special Sweet Recipe – A delicious Bengali Sweet Sondesh or Sandesh prepared with Ricotta cheese in the microwave with the delicate flavors of rose syrup. For the people outside India, Diwali is just another working day. Not everyone has the luxury to take off. But at the same time, we don’t want to miss the celebrations, fun and of course food. If you are looking for a quick yet delicious sweet recipe, then you are at the right place. Check out this microwave ricotta cheese Sondesh recipe that can be prepared within 15 minutes, flat.
The third vegan dessert that I am going to share is the Vegan Mango Kesari or Sheera. I did not use any oil/vegan butter or margarine for this recipe, and I prepared this zero oil Kesari in the microwave. Once you have the mango puree ready, you can make this dish in 3 minutes and 15 seconds in the microwave. Yes, that’s the cooking time for this recipe. Dig in further to see the step by step recipe detail.
Earlier I posted a cookie and a cake. But what if your kiddo asks for cake or cookie in the evening after coming from school? Or what if you have a sudden craving of sweet? Here is the solution – Single serving eggless microwave peanut butter cake – A rich, sweet and protein loaded mug cake with the goodness of peanut butter. You can find the single serving 1-minute microwave cookie recipe here.
When I cook or bake, Vaandu will be my sous chef. It’s always fun to cook with him. We got him a small apron and cap and he always wears them and keeps asking me non-stop questions. During the April month baking marathon, he was helping me out with all the recipes. He was asking about the difference between conventional oven and microwave oven and how it works and OMG! This fella makes me read and research more. When we were trying our microwave Mysore Paahu (it’s his favorite sweet), he was asking me to bake a cake in microwave oven.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, here is the microwave appalam recipe. We either deep fry the appalams or roast them on stove top (sutta appalam) but this is so simple and tastes exactly like fried appalam. Guess, from whom I learnt this recipe? From my hubby. When I came to US after my marriage we stayed in an apartment which has the coil stove top and I had lot of mishaps. I was scared to fry and didn’t even appalams or pooris. And that’s when M shared this idea with me. For three appalams you need only 2 tsps of oil.
French toast is very popular all over the world and we can’t differentiate to which country it exactly belongs to. There are different varieties and flavors to it and here is my eggless version of it. I can hear you laughing and telling “what French toast without egg?” But yeah why can’t we have it that way? Last week we saw French toast in a coffee mug and it was very interesting and it does save a lot of time. Mornings are always crazy for me and I am sure that will be the scenario in most of the households. This is a simple flavorful breakfast recipe and I am sure will be a hit in your kitchen too.
The base recipe is taken from Minimalist baker. I know all food bloggers love this site – a great resource for all the bloggers. Be it photography or themes or WP plugins – it’s my go to site. So now combing back to the recipe I didn’t go for vegan version. Just took the concept of adding chia seeds and went with regular milk and maple syrup. This is comparatively a low calorie version.
- Bread Slices – 5 (I usually remove the corners)
- Maple Syrup – 1/4 cup
- Cinnamon – 1/4 tsp
- Milk – 1 cup ( I used 2 %)
- Chia seeds – 1 tbsp
- Mix the maple syrup, chia seeds, cinnamon and whisk well. Let it set for up to 20 minutes.
- The chia seeds will slowly enlarge.
- Meanwhile chop the bread slices and add them to the milk mixture.
- Let the bread slices absorb all the milk.
- Now add them in to the coffee cup as per the portion size or the mug size.
- Microwave it high for unto 2 minutes or up to the milk is absorbed.
That’s it. The grab and go french toast is ready.
- You can use flax seeds too.
- Either you can ground the chia seeds/flax seeds or use it just like that.
Welcome to the 21st day of baking mania.
Mysore pak or pahu or pagu, however it is spelled is one of the favorite sweet of kiddo. He can eat this as a meal itself. Last time during our India trip, he kept on munching the grand sweets mysore pak. I have already posted the traditional way of doing this recipe. As it was kiddos favorite I was looking for an easy recipe. When I found this microwave recipe I was elated and this became an every now and then dessert. I can just do it for kiddo alone and I make it as thins mainly because to portion control the sweet intake during nights. I don’t want to overdose with sweet in the evening or night. I took the base recipe from here and for both traditional and this one I used brown sugar / cane sugar.
Microwave Mysore Pahu thins
- Besan / Kadalai Maavu – 1/2 cup
- Brown / Cane sugar – 3/4 cup
- Ghee – 1/2 cup
- Milk – 2 tsp
- Melt the ghee and keep it ready.
- Grease a small plate or deep small vessel and keep it ready to set the mysore pak.
- If you want thins, go for small plate or a deep small vessel for thick ones
- Take 1 tbsp ghee in a microwave safe bowl and mix the besan with it.
- Microwave it for 1 minute.
- Add the milk and ghee to this slowly and mix it without any any lumps. It will be a smooth paste.
- Now add the sugar and mix well.
- Microwave it again for 1 minute and the mix will be thickened. Ghee will start to float on top.
- Mix well again and microwave for another 1 minute.
- Mix once again and microwave for 30 seconds. The mixture will be foamy and bubbly.
- Basically you are microwaving for 2 to 3 minutes and keep stirring for every one minute.
- When it is bubbly transfer it to the greased plate.
- Let it cool for 6-7 minutes and cut into your desired shapes.
- Let it cool for some more time before removing it from the plate.
Welcome to the 12th day of baking mania and wishing you all a very Happy Tamil New Year :-)
My 100th post was Theratti Paal. Its one of my favorite sweet. The start from scratch process takes a loooong time. So I wanted to try this microwave one. This is a simple dish which can be done within 30 minutes. Paal khoa is very famous in Srivilliputhur. Its not only famous for that but also for the Andal Temple and its tower is the official government symbol of State of Tamil Nadu. As today is Tamil New Year, I wanted to post something sweet and here it is :-) My favorite sweet. I have tried similar version with almond flour too and you can find the recipe here. The measurement differs for almond flour and milk powder and also for this recipe I used ghee instead of butter. Its perfect for potlucks.
- Sweet condensed milk – 1 can (14 oz)
- Milk powder – 3 cups
- Ghee or clarified butter – 1/4 cup
- Saffron – 2-3 strands
- Luke warm water – 3 tbsps
- Luke warm milk – 3 tbsps
- Soak the saffron in luke warm water for 5 minutes
- Mix the sweet condensed milk, milk powder and the soaked saffron with water in microwave safe bowl.
- Mix well and microwave for a minute.
- Now add the ghee and milk and mix well.
- Let it microwave for 3 minutes and keep stirring it for every one minute.
- Don’t leave it without stirring for more than 1.5 minutes.
- Let it cool down for about 20 minutes.
- Now makes balls out of the cooked mixture and make your desired shapes.
- I just went with regular flat balls and pressed it in the middle for the decoration.
- Decorate with either dry fruits or silver paper and serve.
Welcome to the 5th day of April Baking Mania :-)
I love Haldiram’s chats especially the moong dhal chat. In one of the FB groups, I saw someone posting this recipe and went through that and thought of trying it out right away.It didn’t happen and when I wanted to try I forgot how long to soak and microwave it ;-) When I searched for that recipe again in the FB group, I couldn’t find it. :-( Thats the problem with big groups. So I tried couple of times and finally got the timing and recipe right :-) So the base recipe credit goes to the blogger who posted in the FB group. Here is my version. As there is a soaking time, please plan accordingly.
Note: Depending upon your microwave powder setting the time might vary.
Microwave Moong dhal chat
- Moong Dhal – 1/2 cup
- Salt – 1/2 tsp
- Chat masala – 1 tsp
- Jal jeera Masala – 1 tsp (I love this masala, the sweet and sour taste gives a kick to the dish ;-) )
- Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
- Oil – 1 tsp
- Soak the moong dhal for at least 30 minutes.
- Drain the water and pat it dry. This is the hard step. Try to keep it dry as much as you can.
- Spread it nicely in a microwave safe plate and microwave it for one minute.
- Now take it out and add all the masalas and oil and mix well.
- Spread it nicely and microwave it again for 5 minutes but do check for every 2 minutes and mix well.
- Basically you need to microwave till they turn golden brown.
That’s it. Yummy Microwave moong dhal chat is ready. Enjoy with a tea and of course a book. :-)
The second dish that I am preparing for the BM is sweet tomato pachadi which can be done within 15 minutes actually :-) :-) Its a two ingredient recipe. All you need is ripe tomatoes and sugar thats all. Usually for Tamil New year and Ugadi, we prepare something sweet and sour. Usually it will be the Raw Mango Pachadi. Initially it was difficult for me to find raw mangoes and preparing that on a busy week day morning was difficult also. That’s when my MIL suggested this. Instead of mango pachadi, I started preparing this on week days for prasadam. This is a great rice accompaniment also.