I have this wonderful table calendar on my office desk which showcases yummy dishes. My colleagues thought I would love to have this on my desk. Well, they weren't wrong. But each time I look at them, I feel excited and wonder when it will be my turn to have my pictures clicked like that. The calendar started with south Indian Tiffin dishes to elaborate thali. Each one is really mouth-watering. And each month I look forward to the next one and think it will be quite a while to see it, but lol, its already here. May was Meddu Vada and it looks like that dreamy one!
Essential extras in Microwave Easy Cooking is an important theme. When I think of them, yeah I know its quite tough to complete a meal without these. They not only perk up a meal, one can't be without these lovely extras. Though no concrete idea came up as an entry, I was planning on Saturday to be the day I would make it. But work these couple of weeks, has been too hectic and we were working the Sundays too. I had to complete the quick breakfast, something for lunch, and left for the office. So breakfast was the only option left open and when I glanced around my kitchen, my eyes fell on the lovely green mangoes lying around. I immediately thought a quick relish with it would make a great combo for the Jower appey that were getting ready on the pan!
Having my target in mind, getting to the final dish took about 5 minutes overall! It was that quick. The recipe is so simple that it doesn't require much in terms of writing down a recipe. And the taste was too good. This not only was a great combo for the appey, am sure it will make a great side for the dal rice combo.
When I think more and more cooking in the microwave, I am amazed at how quickly we can make so many different dishes. Of course, I make a very less quantity which might last for a couple of servings. Even then it's a lifesaver alright.
Serves - 4 spoons
Raw Mango - 2 medium slices.
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Roasted Cumin Powder - 3/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Water - 2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Wash and grate the mango slices. Take a microwave bowl, add 1/2 tsp of oil, add the grated mango, chili powder, salt, cumin powder and turmeric. Micro it for 1 minute.
Stir with a spoon, add the remaining oil. Mix well and micro it again for 2 minutes. Add 2 tsp of water and micro for 1 minute.
Your delicious Mango Relish is ready!
I served it with Appeys made with Jowar flour, a breakfast dish for Diabetics, and the other accompanying side dish was also a quick Tomato Relish. Both these are going to be featured in the Spice your Life blog. Be sure to check it out.