Microwave Borscht with Golay
Yes! My Foodcourt turns 10 today! and a recipe for Microwave Borscht with Golay- to celebrate this decade long journey,the win and good food in general!
Servings Prep Time
1mug 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
1mug 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 1tsp oil
  • 1clove garlic,minced
  • 2teaspoons onionchopped
  • Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  • 1/4teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 – 3tablespoons beetrootgrated
  • 1tablespoon cabbagefinely chopped
  • 1tbsp tomatochopped
  • 1tbsp carrotgrated
  • 2tbsps sweet potatograted
  • 1 – 2 beetgreens,chopped
  • 1/2inch tamarind tamarindpiece or use xbd teaspoon pulp
  • 1pinch allspice bay leaf all spicesmall leaf or or tejpatta or of powder
  • 1/2teaspoon pepperpowder (or to taste)
  • 1/2cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2teaspoon dillchopped leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 – 2teaspoons sour cream yogurtor thick for garnish (optional)
  • For the Golay (dumplings):
  • 1/4cup chana dal watersoaked in for 2-3 hours and drained completely
  • 1teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 – 2 green chilliessmall
  • 1tablespoon besan
  • to taste Salt
  • 2teaspoons dillchopped leaves
  1. To make the Golay/Dumplings: Grind the chana dal,cumin,green chillies and salt to a coarse paste.
  2. In a small bowl mix it with the besan and dill. Shape small Golay/balls/dumplings from the this mixture.
  3. To make the Borscht with Golay:
  4. In a large microwave safe mug, add the oil,hing and cumin. Microwave for 40-50 seconds.
  5. Add the crushed garlic and onion. Microwave for 30 seconds (the onion just turns translucent)
  6. Add beet,sweet potato, cabbage,carrot,allspice leaf, beet greens,tomato,stock,tamarind and salt.
  7. Microwave for 2-3 minutes,till the vegetables are just soft. Use a large mug to avoid the soup from spilling over.
  8. Open the microwave door and quickly drop 3-4 (or more) dumplings in the mug and immediately microwave for another 2- 2.30 minutes more, till the dumplings hold shape and are cooked through. (The soup has to be hot when you add the dumplings else they will disintegrate)
  9. Wait for a few seconds before you take out the mug.
  10. Take out the mug, add pepper, garnish with sour cream (if using) and dill leaves.
  11. Serve hot.