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Last Updated : Apr 07,2018

माइक्रोवेव - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Microwave recipes in Hindi)
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Microwave Veg Indian Recipes

Microwave cookery is cooking using electromagnetic waves in a microwave powered by electricity. Microwaves activates the water molecules of the food, causing heat by friction which cooks or reheats the food. It is a very quick and easy method of cooking. Cooking in microwave is clean and efficient, quick boiling and mixing, no fermenting, less oil consumption and shorter cooking time.

5 Basic tips for beginners while using microwave:

1. The foods will be hot after cooking, so use heat proof mittens while removing them.
2. If you are covering something with a lid, make sure to leave a portion uncovered, to let the steam pass.
3. Make sure any glass, plastic containers, you use are labeled 'microwave safe'.
4. Never operate a microwave if the door doesn't close or is broken.
5. Don't forget to read the instruction manual or recipe and follow the cooking time, temperature etc.

In this age of ready-to-eat meals and takeaway food joints, there are still many professionals who like to cook their own food after a long day at work but, are unable to spare time. This is when microwave acts like a life saver for them! Unfortunately, most people still use microwave to reheat food or just heat water for tea, coffee, melt butter/chocolate or just make popcorns. But, the appliance can do so much more! We have tried creating exciting Veg Indian recipes using a microwave, do try your hand at it!

Microwave Main Course Veg recipe:

Dal Fry:
Dal is a staple food of India. We consume varieties of lentils in our daily diet. This simple, healthy recipe can be easily cooked by any novice cook within minutes.

Baked Beans with Buttered Rice:
A continental version of our desi Rajma Chawal. Try this wholesome easy recipe for a quick meal.

Vegetable Biryani:
Who doesn't love Biryani? Serve this easy to make vegetable biryani with a bowl of raita and some papad!

Microwave Veg Subzi Recipes:

Baingan Bhurta :
A simple Punjabi recipe made using few basic ingredients. Sercve this subzi with roti or rotla.

Paneer Makhmali :
Paneer is a versatile ingredient and can be used to make a number of Indian Subzi, starter etc. Here , we have made a protein rich , creamy subzi using it.

Kadhai Khumbh Subzi :
Create this simple yet delicious Kadhai sabzi using a quick-fix tomato gravy and mushrooms. You can make any other kadhai sabzi by adding (other vegetables) or replacing (mushrooms)

Microwave Veg Snacks Recipes:

Khaman Dhokla :
Khaman Dhokla are traditional Gujarati snack made using fermented chana dal. We have created an instant version of this delicious tea time snack!

Moong Dal Khandvi:
Another Gujarati lip-smacking delicacy, try this melt in the mouth starter tempered with sesame seeds and grated coconut!

Cheese Sauce:
A quick fix for your hunger pangs, this multi purpose cheese sauce can be made within 5minutes and can be used to make a variety of dishes.

Masala Corn:
Something that makes us drool easily is the smell of buttered corn. Try this tastebuds tantalizing, flavorsome masala corn on cracker while watching a movie/sitcom marathon.


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Grated Corn and Potato Curry
Recipe# 2767
14 Nov 11

by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat mix of vegetables, flavoured uniquely with sambhar powder makes the Grated Corn and Potato Curry a must-try recipe! Additional ingredients like onions and tomatoes, not to forget a traditional tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves adds to the taste of this curry, making it absolute ....
Stuffed Potatoes,  Baby Stuffed Potatoes in Coconut Masala
Recipe# 650
27 Jul 16

 by Tarla Dalal
There is something special about potatoes. Part and parcel of almost every cuisine, it is much loved by people across the globe. It is one vegetable you can confidently add to your menu, because you can be sure everybody will like it. Baby potatoes turn out to be even more attractive thanks to their ....
Makai ni Khichdi
Recipe# 2751
14 Nov 11

 by Tarla Dalal
A very unique khichdi prepared with crushed sweet corn kernels, perked up with a tempering of seeds and green chillies. A dash of asafoetida boosts the aroma of this easy-to-cook khichdi, while lemon juice adds a welcome tang to it. The Makai ni Khichdi is ideal to cook in the
Spinach Dumplings
Recipe# 4919
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Mix-shape-microwave, and there you have delicious Spinach Dumplings on the plate, ready to be relished with green chutney. A perfect mix of spinach, flours, curd, spices and baking soda, and a simple technique of covering the dumplings with a damp cloth when they are placed in the microwave, makes t ....
Chatakedar Paneer ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34561
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
If there is one ingredient that is as indigenous as it is international, we would say that is our favourite paneer. Try tossing fresh, soft paneer with pav bhaji masala, and this chatakedar paneer will become a favourite beyond comparison!
Double Layered Chocolate Truffle Gateau
Recipe# 4946
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
An all time favourite. Dark chocolate sponge layered with dark and white chocolate makes an irresistible dessert for al chocolate lovers.
Kanchipuram Idli, Kanchipuram Idli in A Microwave
Recipe# 34451
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Kanchipuram Idli is a special variety of Idli that is loaded with spices. It has the strong flavour of pepper and cumin seeds, which together with the crunch of roasted cashewnuts and chana dal makes it a real delight to devour. This recipe is named so, because it is said to have originated in the k ....
Fresh Peach Stew, Microwave Peach Stew
Recipe# 660
29 Jun 16

 by Tarla Dalal
The pleasant aroma and flavour of peach gets all the more exciting when laced with spices like cinnamon and clove. It is this effective combination of ingredients that gives the Fresh Peach Stew a totally irresistible aroma and lingering flavour! The Fresh Peach Stew is very easy to make, and ....
Corn Pulao (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1552
23 Sep 13

by Tarla Dalal
Layers of rice, cooked along with corn, carrot, capsicum and a few simple spices, interact with a richly-flavoured curry… and, the conversation between the layers in the corn pulao is rather interesting! Baking the arrangement in an aluminium foil wrapper gives a special touch to the pulao.
Panchmel Khichdi ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33902
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
We are lucky to be living in a land of such diverse and dynamic cultures, and we should exercise that good fortune by frequently trying our hand at cuisines from across the country. As mentioned earlier, gujarat is the hub of vegetarianism, and this is one of their favourites. Panchamel refers to a ....
Kokum Sherbet, Kokam Sharbat Recipe
Recipe# 4931
07 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Trust a glassful of this Kokum Sherbet to instantly refresh you, the desi way. Full of tang and spice, this tongue-tickling sherbet has strong notes of cumin and black salt that complement the tanginess of kokum beautifully. In this recipe, we show you how to cook the kokum quickly in the
Roti Nu Shaak, Roti ki Sabzi
Recipe# 22483
21 Jan 12

by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves to have rotis with subzi, but have you ever thought of making a subzi out of rotis? Well, here is an innovative recipe that involves cooking a mixture of rotis and curds with spice powders and tomatoes. The outcome is a tangy subzi that is simply awesome. The Roti nu Shaak is e ....
Bhappa Doi
Recipe# 4941
20 Aug 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
Yummmmm! Bhappa Doi, an all-time favourite, traditional Bengali delicacy is now ready in minutes. Two minutes to prepare, two minutes to cook, and voila, in front of you is the perfect Bhappa Doi. While this delightful dessert can be simply described as steamed sweet curds, it requires a bit of tact ....
Tandoori Aloo
Recipe# 2747
14 Nov 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes, cooked with a special red chilli-based masala paste, fenugreek leaves and fresh cream, results in a flavourful treat that taunts the taste buds with its spicy, bitter, tangy and creamy hues. Cooking it for the right duration and using the right methods in the microwave oven gives the ....
Methi Pakoda Kadhi ( Mcrowave Recipe)
Recipe# 35113
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi fits into any menu, being a traditional favourite. While regular sour curds Kadhis qualifies as simple, this Methi Pakoda Kadhi gets the status of a specialty thanks to a simple enhancement of adding methi and besan dumplings to it. Adding ....
Masala Bhaat, Microwave Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat
Recipe# 2774
14 Nov 11

 by Tarla Dalal
This Maharashtrian recipe of rice, tendli and peas, simmered with spices makes a great meal by itself.
White Chocolate Fudge, Microwave White Chocolate Fudge
Recipe# 4947
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolate Fudge is a fascinating thing. Its lovely flavour and unique texture are not only irresistible but quite addictive too! While you might have tried the usual milk chocolate and dark chocolate fudges like Quick Dark Chocolate and Pe ....
Kadhai Khumbh Subzi
Recipe# 2756
14 Nov 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy though this Kadhai Khumbh Subzi is, it offers 100% satisfaction, with its peppy flavour and delightful texture. A quick-fix tomato pulp, aromatic spice powders, pastes and onions are an exciting team, which turns the mushrooms into a memorable treat. The addition of fresh cream and ....
Herb Potatoes ( Microwave Recipes)
Recipe# 4921
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
Succulent baby potatoes coated with dill, parsley and cheese. The herb potatoes can be enjoyed as cocktail snack or as an accompaniment to a main course or with cheese fondue. Quick as a wink to prepare, everyone is sure to enjoy these delicious, cheesy herb flavoured potatoes.
Masala Aloo Subzi, Spicy Potato Vegetable
Recipe# 2760
14 Nov 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Pamper your desi streak with this Masala Aloo Subzi, which is bursting with flavour yet so easy to prepare. Everyday ingredients like chilli powder, coriander powder and lemon juice together with a simple tempering of jeera perk up the potato strips, transforming them into a really spicy treat ....
Tinda Aur Saunf ki Subzi, Round Gourd and Fennel Vegetable
Recipe# 22485
21 Jan 12

 by Tarla Dalal
While this dish does have other spices and seeds, saunf is undoubtedly the hero of the show! It proves itself as a perfect flavouring for tinda. Fennel seeds are used generously in this Tinda aur Saunf ki Subzi, both in the tempering as well as in the special tomato-based masala paste. You wil ....
Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti in Red Sauce
Recipe# 683
10 Feb 16

 by Tarla Dalal
In a rush, but wish to eat something different? Well, try this delicious Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce. A combination of fresh tomato pulp, tomato ketchup and cream forms a nice luscious base for spaghetti and veggies. Chilli flakes add speckles of spice to this spaghetti preparation while a gener ....
Green Pea Pulao, Peas Pulao, Matar Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 668
06 Feb 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Come winter and the market is loaded with fresh, juicy green peas! And the first thing one would think of making with it is this delicately-flavoured pulao! With the exciting crunch of onions, juicy bites of green peas and the aesthetic flavour of whole spices, the Peas Pulao is indeed an all- ....
Corn Curry ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 22523
21 Jan 12

by Tarla Dalal
This unique Corn Curry features a blend of flavours that you will thoroughly relish. A dash of tomato puree gives the crushed sweet corn a tangy tinge, while onion paste and curry powder give it an enjoyable pungency. Coconut milk balances the myriad tastes with its mellow and soothing flavour ....
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