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Microwave Recipes

 Published 2012-Mar-21   Updated 2018-Aug-07
(Microwave Oven Recipes, Recipes Using Microwave)

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What do you think are the important kitchen essentials if you are setting up a new home?? Hmmm...Let me list it out: A gas stove, a refrigerator, a mixer grinder and a microwave. For people who think that microwave is not a kitchen essential but a luxury, welcome to the era of microwave cooking. According to many people, microwave is used merely for reheating, making pappads, popcorns and defrosting but that’s totally not the case. Using a microwave we can cook a variety of dishes (including the Indian dishes) with minimal oil, effort and time. There are different models and brands of microwaves available in the market today like basic, convection mode, combination mode and many more. Each microwave cooks differently as the wattage ranges from 500 to 1000. Before you begin to cook in the microwave, be sure to read the instruction manual and follow the cooking time, temperature and wattage specification mentioned with each recipe.

Tips for using a Microwave

  • A microwave cooks by creating heat in the food, so it is important that we let the food rest for a while after the cooking is done. Allow the heat to transfer through and let the temperature come down on its own.
  • Be sure to place the dish in the centre of the glass tray.
  • Use microwave friendly utensils, preferably glass and ceramics. It is better not to use plastic utensils as there is always risk of diseases irrespective of the quality of plastic.
  • Use a slightly bigger dish especially for baking as what we bake will tend to rise or expand.
  • Do not leave the dish open when making any gravies as there is always a chance for it to splatter all over the microwave.

Microwave Hacks for Daily Life

  • We can peel small onion and garlic pods with great ease just by keeping in the microwave for 20-30 secs.
  • All ingredients that need to be dry roasted and ground can be kept in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on the quantity taken.
  • If you have forgotten beans like chickpeas or kidney beans for making gravy, all you need to do is to fill water with beans and microwave for 12 to 15 minutes and then it can be pressure cooked directly.
  • Potatoes can be instantly boiled by pricking the potatoes with fork and you can microwave for 2-3 minutes. 

There are so many great things a microwave can do and to prove that to you, I have picked some absolutely phenomenal microwave recipes that has been tried, and loved by friends and family. So, go ahead and try them out for yourself. Cheers!!!

Recipes Using Microwave Oven

Carrot Halwa Carrot Halwa Khaman Dhokla Khaman Dhokla Rava Kesari Rava Kesari 5 minute Cake 5 minute Cake
Instant Low Fat Palkova Instant Low Fat Palkova Instant Chocolate Cake Instant Chocolate Cake Microwave Mysore Pak Microwave Mysore Pak Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies
Microwave Garlic Broccoli Microwave Garlic Broccoli Steamed Broccoli Steamed Broccoli Broccoli Mezhukkupuratti Broccoli Mezhukkupuratti Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen) Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen)
Butter Corn Butter Corn White Rice White Rice (Steamed Rice)    
       

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Person   ()
I tried 5minute mug cake.but it is little bit bitter.is it beacuse of baking powder?
Person   ()
Cocoa powder and baking powder adds to the bitterness but it is not so obvious. Maybe next time reduce the quantity if you are not fond of cocoa flavour.
Person   ()
i have recently got LG microwave with convection but iam not sure that can i use the metallic cake tray in that as the very second day i broked my borosil plate in that as i was using it on high power can you please guide me for the same
Person   ()
Aluminium, ceramic and glass baking dishes can be used in the convection mode.

For microwave mode, you should be careful not to use any metallic utensils. If using at high temperature for long duration, use only good quality microwave safe ceramic or glass utensils (no plastics).
Person   ()
Hello,recently I have bought a Samsung microwave.i do not know the pre-heating period for making a sponge cake.can you pls explain me the measurement of flour and also the preheating time.waiting for your reply..
Person   ()
Hi Jayanthi, I will share the recipe for sponge cake in future.

Does your microwave also include the convection mode? Only then you can bake with it.

About preheating, usually the oven gives a beep once it is preheated. If not, just preheat for about 10 minutes.
Person   ()
I have a godrej convection microven.iwant to know some mutton recipes
Person   ()
I HAVE ELECTROLUX GRILL MICROWAVE I WANT TO MAKE VEG. PIZZA IN IT.CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW MANY TIME I CAN PUT PIZZA IN OVEN ON WHICH TEMPRETURE???
Person   ()
It should take about 20 minutes 200 degrees F. However, the timing may be little more or less for each oven. So you need to experiment a couple of time to get the right timing.
Person   ()
Which micro oven is good and simple hadel please tell me
Person   ()
Hi Sarika,
I have the LG 3-in-1 oven which has microwave, convection and grill mode. I use it for microwave cooking, baking, toasting, etc. I am not sure of the other brands.
Person   ()
hii.. i have microwave of onida power solo 17d.. plz tell me cooking minutes & on which degree i should cook pizza.... bcoz i cook it for 8 min. bt it burns frm base.... plz help me
Person   ()
On what temperature I have to keep mug for making cake?
Person   ()
Microwave full power...
Person   ()
i have recently taken Panasonic 27 Ltr conventional oven. But i am not aware how to use it and also it has 101 autocook recepies how to use it .
Person   ()
I have recently taken samsung conventional oven . But I am not aware how to use it and also about the receipes , please guide me.
Person   ()
First please get the company people to show a demo... Learn to use the different modes... Later you can try recipes using different modes one by one... You will learn as and when you use it.
Person   ()
I have recently taken samsung conventional oven . But I am not aware how to use it and also about the receipes , please guide me.
Person   ()
Can we use plastic cantener on convection mode
Person   ()
No you cannot. You have to use glass or ceramic or aluminium which is oven proof.
Person   ()
im not aware for microwave recioies but yiur site very used full
Person   ()
Thank you.
Person   ()
I have Electrolux microwave , and I want to bake a cake which mode I select for backing ????
Person   ()
When making nankhatai in microwave wich mode either convection either microwave convection please help me and it's wonderfully recepies on your sides
Person   ()
Hi Pinki. You have to make nankhatai in the convection mode..
Person   ()
found it very helpful. thanks to you.
Person   ()
Thanks enjoy!!
Person   ()
like all your recipes
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Thank you.

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