Thursday, August 24, 2006

Thursday Tip of the Week No 5

Hi people! Thursday is here and so am I with my tip. The vegetable you see in the pic below is one of my favorites. Yes Butternut Squash it is. The only thing that stops me from buying it sometimes is the fact that it is so difficult to peel and cut. Sometimes I feel I'll break all my knives and cutters in this pursuit. But the problem has been solved . What you do is just cut the butternut into two pieces horizontally and then pop both the pieces into the microwave. Setting should be high and time taken is one min. Change the position of the squash after 30 secs. After 1 min remove the butternut and let it rest for few seconds. It is the easiest thing to peel and cut after that. Try it.

I grated this squash for a raita today .


12 comments:

indianadoc said...

hmm..that is quite an interesting tip...something to try...thanx anu...

Vaishali said...

You are scared of breaking knives and cutters? I get paranoid about cutting my fingers when I am peeling butternut squash. But not any more. :)
Keep those lovely tips coming, Anupama.

shammi said...

Thanks for the tip, Anupama :)

Prema Sundar said...

Good tip Anupama... thanks

Jaya said...

I was looking for tips like this.

Thank you, thank you.

shilpa said...

Thats a very useful tip :). Thanks for sharing. (I used to ask my hubby to cut it for me. Now he will be happy).

Neelu said...

I peel it with efforts n then Give them slits n microwave till soft . Then i cut it deeseed it n it all done for me :) I will try ur method next time ... peeling it is also a pain thanks for the tip

Ashwini said...

God Anu thanks so much for the tip...I had almost given up eating the damn vegetable!!!

Foodie's Hope said...

HAPPY GANESHA CHATHURTHI !!

KrishnaArjuna said...

This is a great tip Anupama, thankyou!

Revathi said...

Wow Anupama. Thanks for the tip. I tried ur microwave jaggery tip.. Worked like a charm.. :)

Anupama said...

Thanx for your comments everyone. Haven't blogged since last Thursday . Parents are here and very busy taking them everywhere. no time to blog.