You can easily roast nuts like cashews and groundnuts in microwave and store them for future use. For this, spread out the nuts in the microwave safe plate (preferably plate instead of bowl) and micro high for about 2 minutes for 1/2 cup of nuts. However, just check once in between and ensure they dont get burnt. Dont consume immediately. They become crisp when cooled.
Make paneer in the microwave-- Micro high 4 cups of milk in a doubly sized microwave safe bowl for 5 minutes. Stir every 2 minutes in between. Now add 2 tbsp of curd and micro high for 1 more minute. Leave it to cool for five minutes and then drain out the water.
To blanch tomatoes, use a toothpick to make holes in the tomato and micro high it for around 30 seconds. Allow a standing time of 2 minutes and then blanch them.
To extract juice from tamarind, add some water to it and micro high for 3 minutes in a microwave safe bowl. Allow standing time of 5-10 minutes and extract the juice. Its much easier to do this way.
To get more lemon juice, micro high the lemon for around 20 seconds in a microwave safe plate.
My entry to Srivalli's MW Event