Saturday, November 7, 2009

Microwave Therettipal & an Award!!!

Am back after a long hiatus. Well, for those of you wondering where I disappeared to - I was in the midst of moving back to Bangalore. It is good to be back. Took some time to settle into our new house and all the other nitty-gritties involved with moving countries. Will be posting about that soon on my other blog.

So, this morning the milk got spoilt (curdled) while boiling, so I decided to make a version of therettipal with it. Don't know if it can even be called therettipal - but that's what I call it!! And, so I make it, and then I log in to my blog to post & what do I see - an award!! Yay!!! Got the first award!! Its time to celebrate...

Anisheetu of My Kitchen gave me this award long long long back - jan 2009 if u must know! Thank you Anisheetu!

With no further blah blah, here's the recipe.

Curdled milk - 1 ltr
Curd - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 2/3 cup (I used Splenda)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - a dash

Add curd to the (hot) curdled milk. Stir & let it stand for 5-10 minutes
Drain whey from the milk. Let it stand for about 10 minutes. You should get about 1 cup of solid milk from this.
In a microwave-safe bowl place drained milk, sugar (or splenda) & ghee
Stir well and make sure there are no lumps
Set microwave power to high & cook for 3 minutes
Stir to break lumps & cook for 3 more minutes. You know the dish is ready when it is crumbly.
Cook for another 2 minutes, to get a nice burnt brown color.
Sprinkle some elaichi powder & serve

Microwave ovens vary, so what took me about 8-10 minutes might take a little more or a lot lesser in your microwave. Take care not to over-cook the dish. It might appear runny / not fully done. However, if you let it stand for a few minutes, it quickly hardens. I didn't realize that and ended up getting crunchy therettipal!!