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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sweet n Sour Cucumber (A Microwave Recipe)

This Chinese Cucumber preparation is best taken with Fried Rice,Pulao, noodles and stringhoppers or U can have it alone.This Simple n made easy Sidedish in Microwave, needs 10 mins cooking time and serves 3-4 nos. Try this recipe with baby potato,mixed vegs,baby corn cauliflower,broccoli,carrot,french beans,capsicum,bajji chillies and Mushrooms. This is done semi-dry . if U need it as gravy then add 1 tsp cornflour dissolved in 100 ml water at Step: and Microwave it for 2-3 mins on high. Enjoy Ur Meal with its irrestibly Good Sweet n Sour taste!. Bon Appetit!.

Sweet n Sour Cucumber
100 gms tender(baby) cucumbers - slice it into bite sized pieces
1 onion - sliced fine
1-2 garlic cloves - chopped fine
1 green chilli - sliced fine
1 tsp vinegar/lemon juice
2 tsp refined oil
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey or 1 1/2 tsp sugar
a pinch of ajinomotto(optional)
1 tbsp chopped spring onions
1/4 tsp salt
1.Heat oil with sliced onions and chopped garlic in a Microwave-safe bowl for 2 mins on high.
2.Add cucumber pieces and 50 ml water.Mix it well. Microwave it for 3 more mins.
3.Add tomato sauce,soy sauce,green chillies, salt,ajinomotto(optional),honey or sugar and vinegar or lemon juice. Mix it well .Microwave this on high for 2-3 mins covered.
4.Finally add spring onions and microwave it on high for a min.
5.Serve it hot with Fried Rice and Noodles. Yummy!.

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