Monday, March 31, 2014

Microwave Vegetable Makhani Recipe

After I made Mutter Paneer using Microwave last week, I tried this Vegetable Makhani or Vegetable Makhanwala recipe using Microwave. It is also equally simple and yet so tasty.  This recipe also uses basic pantry ingredients and there is nothing hard and fast about what vegetables you can or should use. You can use vegetables as per your choice or availability.  So here is step by step Microwave Vegetable Makhani or Vegetable Makhanwala Recipe.
Vegetable Makhani

Preparation Time: 8 to 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 To 20 Minute
Serves: 4 people

Ingredients For Gravy:

1. 5 tomatoes nicely cut
2. 2 small onions nicely cut
3. 1tsp ginger-garlic paste
4. 12 cashew (create smooth paste)
5. 5 green cardamom
6. 1/2tsp cumin seeds
7. 1tbsp butter
8. 1tbsp oil

Other Ingredients:
1. 1 cup mix vegetables ( carrot, green peas, cauliflower, ) as per your choice
2. 3tbsp butter
3. 3tbsp oil
4. 1tsp red chili powder
5. 1/2tsp coriander powder
6.1/2tsp garam masala
7. Pinch turmeric powder ( optional )
8. 1/4tsp dry fenugreek leaves
9. 1/2tsp sugar
10.1/2 cup cubed paneer (indian cottage cheese)
11. 1tbsp fresh cream ( optional )

Method Step By Step:

1.Combine all gravy ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 12 to 15 minutes in microwave.
2. Make fine puree of above gravy.
3. Add Vegetables, all spices, oil, butter and fenugreek leaves powder to gravy.

5. Add 2tbsp water to above mixture and cook in a microwave for another 5 minutes.
6.  Add paneer, cashew paste and mix it well. (Instead of cashew paste you can use cream too.)

7. Garnish with coriander leaves and Vegetable Makhanwala or Vegetable Makhani is ready to serve.
8. Serve  with naan,  paratha biryani or pulav.

Similar Microwave Recipes:
1. Microwave Mutter Paneer Recipe
2. Microwave Jeera Rice Recipe
3. 15 Minute Microwave Mango Halwa Recipe
4. Microwave Coprapak (Coconut Halwa) Recipe

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Microwave Mutter Paneer Recipe: How to make Mutter Paneer in Microwave

After posting slow cooker recipes like slow cooker carrot halwa, slow cooker aloo-palak , slow cooker pav-bhaji etc for past few weeks, today I am posting Microwave recipe for Mutter Paneer (Peas and Paneer Curry). This dish is very regularly made in our house hold mainly because it is so simple to make and it is so comforting to eat with rice or roti. List of ingredients may seem long but they are very easily available. I have added cashew paste to get the creamy texture. My daughter likes to add paste of poppy seeds. She thinks that gives her taste/texture closure to what we see in restaurants.

Mutter Paneer

Preparation Time: 10 Minute
Cook Time: 25 Minute
Serves 4 people


For gravy:

1. 2 medium size nicely chopped onion
2. 2 medium size nicely chopped tomato
3. 1/2 cup tomato pure
4. 1 tsp ginger paste
5.2 tsp garlic paste
6.1 bay leaf
7. 4 tbsp oil
8. 1 green cardamom

Vegetables and spices:

1.1/2 cup boiled or frozen green peas (mutter)
2.1 cup cubed paneer (Indian cottage cheese easily available in Indian grocery store)
3. 3 tbsp butter
4. 1-1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
5. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
6. 1 tsp cumin powder
7. 1/2 tsp coriander powder
8.1/2 tsp garam masala
9. 2 tsp sugar ( or as per taste)
10.1 tbsp yogurt
11. 2-1/2 tbsp cashew powder or paste
12. 1/2 tsp kasuri methi ( dry fenugreek leaves )
13. salt to taste
14. fresh cream
15. nicely chopped coriander leaves

1In a microwave safe bowl combine oil,  onion, tomato,bay leaf and pinch if salt. Mix it well.
2. Put it in a microwave for about 20 minute (depending on your microwave )
3. Let it cool down. Remove the bay leaf and crush the gravy well.
4. Now add all remaining ingredients(from Vegetables and Spices section) in gravy except for cream and coriander leaves.
5. Add little bit of water and mix it very well.
6. Cover the curry and put in microwave for 5 minutes. Mix it well and mutter paneer should be ready.
7. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
8. Serve hot with naan, paratha,  rice, pulav or biryani

This curry will stay fresh in freezer for 2 weeks.

Similar Microwave Recipes:
1. Microwave Vegetable Makhani Recipe
2. Microwave Jeera Rice Recipe
3. 15 Minute Microwave Mango Halwa Recipe
4. Microwave Coprapak (Coconut Halwa) Recipe

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Slow Cooker Aloo Baingan ( Potato Eggplant Curry) Recipe

Today I am posting another simple recipe like slow cooker aloo-palak (potato and spinach curry) I posted last week. Aloo-Baingan  (Potato Eggplant Curry) is also simple recipe for quick week night dinner or lunch. All you have to do it cut some vegetables, add tempering, put it all in slow-cooker, cover it and let it sit on high for 2 hours !

aloo baingan

Preparation Time: 5 to 7 minutes
Cooking  Time: 2 hour
Serves: 4 people


1. 2-1/2 cup cut eggplant (baingan/ringan)
2. 1-1/2 cup  cut potato
3. 1 cut tomato
4. 1/2tsp shredded ginger
5. 1/2tsp shredded garlic
6. 1tbsp nicely cut green garlic leaves ( optional )
7. 1 nicely cut green chili
8.1/2tsp red chili powder
9. 1/4tsp turmeric powder
10. 1/2tsp coriander powder
11. 1-1/2tbsp jaggari ( molasses, brown sugar )
12. salt to taste
13. 3tbsp water
(All these spices are easily available in any Indian Store. You can find all the spices mentioned above in this lovely Indian Spices Starter Kit as well . This start kit contains almost 30 different spices and is indeed good value for the price. )


1. 2tbsp oil
2. 1/2tsp mustard seeds
3.  pinch asafoetida or hing (optional )

Garnishing:  Nicely cut fresh coriander leaves


1. Combine all 13 ingredient in a slow cooker.
2. In a small sauce pan combine oil and mustard seeds.
3. Put it on high on stove top.
4. After mustard pops, turn off stove top.
5. Add tempering in slow cooker and mix it well.
6. Cover the slow cooker and set it on high.

Aloo Baingan curry will be ready in about 2 hours.  Transfer in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with roti, paratha or rice.

Similar Recipes:
Indian Mix-Vegetable Curry using Slow-Cooker
Slow Cooker Aloo-Gobi (Potato Cauliflower Curry)
Slow Cooker Dal Fry Recipe

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