How to peel Garlic and Pearl Onions in Microwave

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Learn how to peel garlic and small onions in Microwave, which hardly takes about 20 to 30 secs of time. Pearl Onions or Shallots are used widely and peeling the skin is a tough task. So warming up in microwave makes it an easy job.

Before getting into how this is done, I know this is not more of a post than just tips. I have no excuse other than saying that things have been hectic that I completely missed out making something for my own MEC, hosted by Nalini this month. I hope she is not wild with me for not sending anything. With that in mind, I just want to make up with these simple tips that does help a lot in the overall schema of things.

I met my friends over this weekend and it has been one memorable evening. We are meeting some of them after 20 years. We have been working towards this day for over six months. All of us have been looking forward for this day to arrive. It was a great evening and we didn’t realize the time passing by. Sunday was spent just recollecting the turns of events.

Peeling Shallots and Garlic in Microwave
Simple and useful tips to prep garlic and small onions (shallots):

When you have to grind a large amount of Garlic paste, I always find it hard to peel each of them. For times like this microwave comes handy. Same with Pearl Onions or Shallots, where it is a tedious task to peel the outer skin.

So in my recent thali preparation, I found that using the microwave for peeling really helped a lot.

There is really not much, just microwave each for 20 or 30 secs, you will hear the garlic outer skin bursting out.

Allow it to stand for few seconds, you will notice the skin coming out very well.

Peeling Garlic in Microwave

The pearl onions almost come out as cooked. Reduce the timing if you want it firm.Peeling Shallots in Microwave

If you are interested in knowing about other basic things in Indian Cooking read below:

Indian Basics for Cooking

Basic Powders for Cooking

Basic Pastes for Cooking

How to peel Garlic and Pearl Onions in Microwave ~ Indian Thali Mela Extended

Learn how to peel garlic and Shallots in Microwave, which hardly takes about 20 to 30 secs of time. Pearl Onions or Shallots are used widely and peeling the skin is a tough task. So warming up in microwave makes it an easy job.
Cuisine My Kitchen
Keyword Basic tips for Cooking
By Cook Method Microwave
Dish Type Basics for Cooking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Srivalli

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Garlic
  • 1 cup Small Onions

Instructions

  • Simply put the garlic and small onions and microwave for 20 to 30 secs. The outer skin peels out easily and you can peel and wash before using it in your cooking. Microwave cooking is always checking and cooking, so you will have to start with 10 sec when you are handling lesser quantity of ingredients.
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7 comments

  1. nice tip you have given..I use a different method of peeling pearl onions..I soak them in water then peel it off, the peel comes right away..I like your way of doing it

  2. I completely understand the feeling of being torn between thoughts of writing a blog post and being extremely busy..been there too.

    Well this is a great post that would save time esp when making ginger garlic paste in a larger batch.

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