(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The month of Ramadan is finally here, and as the holy month sets in, food takes on a whole new meaning.
As the large majority of the region's population fasts, eating with the family takes on a whole new importance as iftar takes centre stage of the day.
Preparing a meal for iftar, however, can be arduous, particularly after a long day of fasting, but the new Samsung slim fry microwave is the ideal kitchen appliance for you and your family this Ramadan when energy levels are low and a quick but delicious and traditional meal is in need.
With this innovative new appliance you can now significantly reduce your cooking time by using this home appliance to speed up the cooking time of the following dishes, enabling you to spend more time with those closest to you.
A nutritious and essential part of any meal, steam your vegetables quickly without having to dirty those large pots and pan with the slim fry microwave. Possessing the capability to steam your vegetables by gently pumping steam into the oven, you can gently cook your vegetables in their own juices ensuring a tasty and healthy accompaniment to your main meal. Dumplings can also be steamed, rather than fried “ making them even tastier and even healthier.
Kebbe and sambosas
These tasty and traditional bites can prove even trickier to cook, requiring you to deep fry them leaving you with lots of oily pans. The Samsung slim fry microwave however allows you to cook to perfection over 12 tasty dishes by infusing heat with a small about of oil, that leave your dishes crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Easy as pie!
A staple dish eaten with most meals, did you know you can boil your rice in the microwave Ensure you wash the rice first then place in a microwave container, add two parts of water to one part rice, add any flavours or stock then boil for nine minutes for half a cup of rice to 16 minutes for a full cup.
It is possible to mimic the deepfrying required to make fritters, using only a small amount of oil. Both katayef, a traditional Middle Eastern dessert constituting stuffed mini-pancakes; and kenafa, a dessert made with butter or oil, can be cooked in this way - making them healthier and less calorific, without sacrificing the taste.
For an even easier life, why not cook in advance and freeze all your meals, before Ramadan kicks in. Then all you need to simply do is defrost in the microwave!
Yoghurt, pitta, chapattis and flat bread are widely consumed staples during Ramadan. So why buy them, when you can make your own from scratch in just a few short hours, using the inbuilt auto-fermentation programme You can make easy, homemade, hassle-free meals in time for iftar.
Samsung's slim fry microwave is available at all major retail stores for RO125.