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Last Updated : Apr 07,2018

माइक्रोवेव - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Microwave recipes in Hindi)
માઇક્રોવેવ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Microwave recipes in Gujarati)

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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Fresh Apple Stew with Vanilla Ice-cream
Recipe# 661
26 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, Fresh Apple Stew with Vanilla Ice-Cream is the perfect dessert to make when you are pressed for time. Cooking the apples in the microwave makes the stew especially easy to prepare, so if you have vanilla ice-cream in your freezer, you can whip up this delightful treat any time you ....
Fada Ni Khichadi ( Microwave)
Recipe# 2772
14 Nov 11

by Tarla Dalal
A traditional khichdi made easier using the microwave and tastier by adding crunchy veggies. A basket of assorted veggies adds a riot of colours and flavours to the khichdi while a selection of spices and everyday ingredients like ginger and green chillies used in the right proportions impart immens ....
Noodles with Creamy Mushrooms ( Microwave Recipes)
Recipe# 4905
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Noodles and mushrooms in a white sauce like base, flavoured with herbs, onions and garlic, is a delectable creation that makes you smack your lips with joy after every mouthful. Cooking the Noodles and Creamy Mushrooms in the microwave oven also makes it an easy, quick and no-fuss recipe, which reta ....
Matar Ghugni ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34562
22 Feb 13

by Tarla Dalal
This traditional evening snack from the lesser-known cuisine of eastern india also doubles up as a great breakfast option. Matar ghugni served with kurmura is crunchy and spicy enough to wake you up!
Baby Corn Masala
Recipe# 22515
21 Jan 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Baby corn, sliced onions and capsicum literally play together in this attractive, mouth-watering and crunchy dry subzi. Using coloured capsicums greatly enhances the visual appeal of this dish.
Coconut Kadhi ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35112
22 Feb 13

by Tarla Dalal
Coconut milk is gifted with a mellow flavour and a creamy texture, which makes any dish it is added to feel comforting and light yet pampering and rich at the same time! This Coconut Kadhi is an example of that rare class. It has a very light flavour yet feels intense, all thanks to coconut milk com ....
Poha Chivda ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4890
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
Crispy beaten rice flavoured with peanut and spices makes a delicious any time snack.
Vegetables In Creamy Sauce ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 653
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Consider making this amazing recipe when you feel a sense of achievement or contentment, and wish to reward yourself. It is, in many ways, similar to vegetable makhanwala but it’s a bit creamier, and cooks comparatively faster. Let your imagination run its own course, and combine different vegetable ....
Eggplant in  Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 655
20 Mar 14

by Tarla Dalal
Succulent eggplant slices coated with a semi-spicy, herbed tomato sauce is cooked together for just a minute for the flavours to sink in. You will love the perfect texture of the eggplant slices and the balanced flavour of the tomato sauce, all of which make this quick and easy recipe a delight to b ....
Almond Rocks, Microwave Almond Rock Recipe
Recipe# 667
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Fit for a festive day, but made without much sweat! Who can resist crisp, perfectly roasted almonds coated in chocolate? Cool well, and treat yourself to these crunchy delights, or wrap them up in attractive papers and gift them to a dear one. Ensure that the almonds are well roasted so that t ....
Potage Darblay ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 645
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Whether you like your soups light and herby or thick and sumptuous, you can do it all with the microwave! here is a soothing and filling soup that is sure to warm the diner’s heart. A ‘potage’ is a thick soup, in this case made with potatoes. It is topped with an assortment of vegetables and cream, ....
Sambhariya Aloo ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33858
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
I do not know whether to say that gujarat is at the heart of vegetarian cuisine, or whether vegetarian cuisine is at the heart of every gujarati. But the fact is that both are inseparable. Food being a very important part of gujarati culture, the variety therein is also immeasurably vast. Name any v ....
Moong Sprouts Pulao ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35108
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Protein-rich moong sprouts pulao can be made quite easily and quickly in the microwave. Keep some sprouts ready at all times, so that you can whip up such easy but healthy meals in a jiffy!
Mocha Dip
Recipe# 22713
04 Feb 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Like a mocha cappuccino with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top, this dip proves to be a perfect end to a party fare. Dip a piece of vanilla sponge cake and marshmallows and fresh fruits into Mocha Dip, pop into your mouth, sit back and enjoy as it melts its way into your heart.
Kurmure ki Chikki ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35095
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Cashew and peanut chikkis are passé! go for more interesting yet healthy options like these puffed rice chikkis. Do not overcook the jaggery or the kurmure ki chikki might end up hard.
Orange Chenna Payesh ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 35103
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Chenna payesh is a must on the menu if you are having any special guest. Next time, win their compliments by making this orange-flavoured variant.
Palak Aur Matki ki Curry ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34568
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Try out spicy palak aur matki ki curry with sprouted matki and spinach, both of which are notable health boosters. A rather offbeat tempering of mustard seeds, garlic and curry leaves adds a nice touch to this curry.
Kabuli Chana Biryani (  Indian Cooking)
Recipe# 36929
30 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Kabuli chana together with tomatoes, curd and spices too gives rise to a lovely gravy that is layered with rice, and microwaved for the flavours to fuse. The rice itself is perked up with whole spices and herbs, which makes the Kabuli Chana Biryani even tastier. While such
Mixed Vegetable Bhopali Style ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34567
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this mixed vegetable dish is from the kitchens of bhopal. Like most foods from this region, the vegetables (of your choice) are cooked in a creamy, spicy and thereby a rich gravy!
Pad Thai ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 33909
20 Aug 10

  This recipe has an associated video
by Tarla Dalal
Some recipes sound very hi-fi on menus, but after you make them once you make them at home you realize they can actually be made quite easily. . . Provided you understand the right way of doing it! You can, for example, use the Microwave to mak ....
Dum Aloo ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34575
22 Feb 13

by Tarla Dalal
Extra spicy to complement the chill weather of the mountains, this kashmiri curry is popular all over the country, and abroad. You can make amazing dum aloo in half the usual time, if you use baby potatoes and cook in a microwave.
Baked Papdi ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4892
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
If you want to enjoy your favourite snacks sans any guilt, you need to just use smart cooking methods. In this recipe, you will find out how to make delicious, crunchy Baked Papdi using the microwave. Once you have the dough, each batch of 20 takes just a few minutes to bake, so you can prepare larg ....
Jowar Khichu ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4889
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
A traditional jowar flour snack flavoured with spices and garlic. Khichu is generally eaten along with pickle oil, but the sesame oil tastes just as good. If you wish to make this recipe ahead of time, remember to sprinkle a little water before reheating it in the microwave.
Cauliflower Bhanolu ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34454
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Get wind of a Gujarati secret that is passed on from grandma’s memory. A mildly-flavoured snack, Cauliflower Bhanolu uses coconut milk as the primary ingredient. With a little help from your handy kitchen helper, the microwave oven, this recipe can be prepared in minutes.
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