Microwave magic!

Tired of routine cooking? Whip up some delectable microwave recipes

Published: 19th January 2013 10:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th January 2013 10:13 AM   |  A+A-

Tired of routine cooking? Whip up some delectable microwave recipes

Bhindi Masala ingredients:

*300 grams ladies fingers finely sliced

*1 tablespoon oil

*1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

*1/2 teaspoon garam masala

*1/2 teaspoon dried mango powder

*1/2 teaspoon red chillies

*2 to 3 fresh green chillies

*Salt to taste


*In a non - stick frying pan heat the oil and put in all the masalas, (except the salt and mango powder).

*Stir fry for one minute and then add the bhindi.

*Mix well and then microwave for 5 minutes uncovered.

*Let it stand for 2 to 3 minutes and then serve.

Makki Korma ingredients

*1 cup corn

*2 tbsp oil

*2 finely chopped medium onions

*3-4 black cardamoms

*2 finely chopped small tomatoes

*1 cup beaten curd

*1 tsp. red chilli powder

*1/4 tsp. sugar

*1/4 tsp. turmeric powder

*2 green chillies - deseeded and chopped salt to taste


*Microwave the corn for 4 minutes and stand for 2 minutes.

*Now saute the onions tomatoes in a frying pan, using all the oil.

*Add all the dry ingredients and cook for another minute.

*Add the beaten curd, put it in a glass bowl and microwave it for 2 minutes before serving.

Paneer Matar ingredients:

*6”-7” round dish or 2” high with cover

*100g paneer - grated

*1 cup shelled peas

*2 tbsp oil

*1 medium size onion

*1-2 green chillies

*1/2” piece ginger

* 6 tbsp ready made tomato puree

*1/4- red chilli powder

*1/2 tsp. cumin powder

*1/2 tsp. garam masala powder

*Cashewnuts - optional

*Salt to taste


*Grind together onion, green chillies, ginger and fry this masala for 4 to 5 minutes in a non-stick pan.

*Add tomato puree, garam masala, cumin powder, peas and sprinkle 1 tbsp water.

*Now transfer this to a micro dish and micro high for 3 minutes.

*Add salt, grated paneer, 5 tbsp water and cashew nuts and mix gently.

*Cover the dish and again micro wave for 2 minutes and stand for another 2 minutes.

*Serve, garnished with fresh coriander and green chilli.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp