From that first post about the humble Methi Parathas, a decade ago (with a 1 year old in my lap), to the latest fusion Timbales, Tostados and Bollilos this blog has come a long way.
A huge thank you to all of you who have been a part of this awesome journey!
2016 has brought some awards/prizes my way.The latest being from COMMEAT in association with KitchenAid India. Ruchira challenged us to make a microwave mug meal. I made this MW Borscht with Golay and won the challenge!
I don’t use the MW for anything except re-heating. For this challenge not only did I have to think of a recipe (savoury) but also had to figure out how to use my old machine effectively 🙂
Microwave Borscht with Golay– Where the comforting Russian (eastern European) Beet soup meets the soulful Maharashtrian style ‘Golyacha Sambar’ (Dumplings in a spicy-sour broth) in a Microwave Avataar!
I have used a few spices from the Maharashtrian Golyacha sambar to flavor the Borscht (vegetarian).The Golay or the dumplings in turn are flavoured with dill , typically used in Borscht.
The ingredient list seems long winded but they are simple,easily available ingredients and the recipe itself is pretty easy and quick ( ~8 mins).The time may change depending on the efficiency of your microwave.
The only skill required to make this hearty meal is the quick addition of the dumplings once the soup bubbles. If you take too much time they may disintegrate.
This spiced Microwave version of Borscht coupled with the Golay makes for a scrumptious Mug Meal.
I recommend that you serve this soup hot, unlike Borscht which can be served hot or cold.
Here’s the recipe for Microwave Borscht with Golay- to celebrate this decade long journey,the win and good food in general!