Friday, February 10, 2006

Recipe - Microwave Aloo Gobi Masala


Though,many housewives in India today, own microwave ovens, more often than not, they are used only to heat up left over food, so much so the other day some one was mentioning to me that she had bought a new oven to heat up left over food.

Having used a microwave oven to cook many traditional Indian dishes, I wish to give some recipes, which I have tried successfully.

Aloo Gobi Masala


Potato 250 gms.
Cauliflower 250 gms(1 small head)
Onion 100gms
Green chillies 2
ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp.
dhania powder 2 tsp.
jeera powder 2 tsp.
chilli powder 1tsp.
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
garam masala 1 tsp.
salt to tast
oil 1tbsp.
coriander leaves 1 sprig


Scrub and wash and cut potato into 1" cubes. Wash and cut cauliflower into medium sized flowerlets. slice onion.

Fill a micorwave proof dish with potato cubes and cauliflower and 1/4 cup of water and cover with clingwrap. Prick the wrap with a fork at two or three places. Microwave high for 3 mnts.Remove mix well and microwave at 70% for 5 mnts.Keep aside. Put one tabsp. oil in a glass dish and add the onion and microwave high for 2 mnts. Remove, add the ginger garlic paste, mix well and microwave high for 1 mnt. Remove add the cooked potato and cauliflower and all the other spices, except garam masala, mix well and microwave at 70% for 5 mnts, stirring once in between.Sprinkle the garam masala and microwave at 70% for 1 mnt more. Remove, mix well and garnish with finely cut coriander leaves.


Dheeraj said...


Thanks a lot for this recipe. Came in really handy this time as I has only a microwave to cook stuff.


Anonymous said...


I came across your article by chance and the Gobhi Masala came out really well :). Thanks a lot. Do you have more microwave dishes for novices like me :).


Ammupatti said...

Hi Anurita

I shall try to post some more very soon

Sowmya said...

Yes pls post some more this was very handy..