I was prodigiously bored yesterday evening and wanted to do something instead of just idling over a TV show. I was thinking of all the possible options like decorating the house with something, cleaning, shopping and so on. My mind was too reluctant to go out. Eureka! I decided what I am going to do. It was to cook something in a Microwave oven that was lying untouched for the past two months since it was bought. The reason being, I don’t know how to operate the Oven.
Now the activity being decided I had to put an extra effort to learn the basic operation of the Oven. I took out the manual and read about timer, power knob, and etcetera, and was finally comfortable with switching on the equipment and setting right temperature and time. That’s it! I know how to make an Oven work. Now I need to know how to cook.
As it was the first time, I was not willing to take a deep plunge in the unknown territory. So I bought a MTR Upma Ready Mix. This is the easiest stuff to get my hands at. The MTR packet itself had the recipe. Now all that I got to do was to keep the mix in the oven, set the timer and mix it. Life seems to be easy. I managed to follow the recipe and yippee, my first dish in an Oven was ready after ten minutes.
- Take 1 cup of MTR Upma Ready mix and cook it on High for a minute. This will fry the suji.
- Add 2 cups of Water to the above, mix it well and cook on High for 4 minutes
- Add 2 tsp of Ghee or Refined vegetable/ Sunflower oil , mix it well and cook it on high for another 3 minutes.
The Upma is ready. You can add curry leaves for taste and décor.
Happy Cooking !
6 thoughts on “How to make upma in a Microwave?”
Wife’s not at home? But fast and quick and no mess I hope!
upma in an oven? how was it to taste? neway, if u have blogged abt it, it shud ve been gud, thanks to MTR! ;). enaku?
Great to know you made an effort to cook. Oven was a good start but, buddy learn also to cook without the Oven………….. on a stove.
R U ready for the challenge !
10x for the comments.
I can cook better in a stove than a oven :). I am comfortable with that (leave alone cleaning the utensils).
ha ha ha…I agree..we simply dont try half the things and if we do-it’s a funny experience and an article at the blog.Hey!!!After reading your blog I feel like a chef!!