Mustard seeds do not splutter in a microwave oven, so do not be surprised if they continue to look the same when you are preparing tempering.
A microwave cooks food using its own moisture, so reduce the liquid used by almost half the normal quantity.
Never use aluminum foil to cover food completely, as the foil will reflect the microwave energy away from the food. Foil can, however, be used to cover lean areas of the food to prevent overcooking. Foil should never touch the walls of the oven.
Source - Betterhomesandgardens
Orange juice to your aid - So you grab a fast food meal every now and then, but feel guilty about it? Just be sure to have some orange juice along with the meal. According to the researchers at the University of Buffalo, US, orange juice decreases a meal’s harmful effects by controlling the increase in levels of free radicals from unhealthy foods. Also, orange juice is an anti - fat elixir. While it can help limit the unhealthy effects of a fatty meal, don’t make junk food a habit.
Baking tip :
Source - Goodhousekeeping
The temperature drops by 12 * C every time the oven door is opened, so check your bakes through the oven window.
Cooking tip for Rice:
Add a few drops of lemon juice to the water before boiling rice to make the grains water.
Source - Goodhousekeeping Magazine