Solar drying and cooking are a feasible proposition in most
parts of India where solar radiation is quite abundant. India receives on an average of 5 kWh/m2/day for about 300 days per year. This energy can be utilized for various thermal applications, including drying and cooking. Keeping this in view, a multipurpose solar oven has been designed, developed, and tested at the Department of Renewable Energy Sources, College of Technology and Engineering in Udaipur, Rajasthan. This oven is capable of cooking food and drying food products and vegetables for meeting the requirement of about 5