20 Easy Microwave Dishes You Can Make

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A microwave is a handy and easy tool when it comes to reheating or cooking food. It is easy to use and saves plenty of time. If guests arrive unexpectedly and you don’t have enough time to cook, then microwave is here for your rescue. You can make delicious food items in the quickest way possible. Certain precautions should be taken to use a microwave as it can lead to disasters like never use a metal dish as it may cause sparks inside, put the plate in the center of the glass tray, and many more. Here is a list of 20 easy recipes you can try at home.

1 Gajar Ka Halwa

Who doesn’t love Gajar Ka Halwa during winters? Grated carrots mixed with condensed milk, ghee, raisins, almonds, and cardamom are required for this dish. Usually cooked on the stove top with hours of cooking but can be made in the microwave in less than half an hour.


2 Mushroom Risotto

Cheese, Wine, Broth, and lots of Mushrooms are added together to make this delicious Italian dish. Nobody minds some extra vegetables in risotto which makes it even healthier. Apart from mushrooms, you can make risotto of other vegetables too depending on your preference.


3 Cheesecake

For making a cheesecake, you need to add sour cream, lemon juice, cream cheese, egg, and some sugar. Microwave it for 90 seconds and keep on stirring every 30 seconds. Top it with fresh berries, whipped cream, and nuts.


4 Caramel Custard

Caramel Custard is an absolute delight when it comes to desserts. This golden caramel custard made with sugar, milk, and eggs is simple to make in a microwave. It proves to be a favorite among many people for a reason.


5 Hazelnut Cake

Hazelnut Cake requires fifteen minutes to be ready. You need few ingredients like hazelnut, refined oil, powdered sugar, maida, and egg nicely mixed in a bowl. Bake it for fifteen minutes, and your cake is ready.


6 Mac and Cheese

Tired of having store bought Mac and Cheese? Then, fret not! You can prepare it at home using a Microwave. Just add creamy mac and top it with cheese. You can even make it in a mug or a bowl for cheesy goodness.


7 Omelette

Omelette is a perfect breakfast option you can have. It is easier to make in a microwave and can be made in a cup too. Beat eggs in a mug; add ingredients like tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions. Microwave for a minute.


8 Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka is a delicious appetizer served in many restaurants. They are grilled, but you can prepare them in a microwave. The cubes of paneer are marinated in various spices for 20-30 minutes and are cooked for about 10 minutes.


9 Macchi Lal Masala

Spicy Fish Fillets can also be prepared by using a microwave under 10 minutes. You need to marinate the fish an hour before preparing it so that the spices can seep through the flesh which will give you a flavorsome taste.


10 Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs are probably the easiest dish you can prepare. Just scramble a couple of eggs in a bowl with a fork. Microwave it for every 30 seconds while stirring in between each interval. Pair it with a slice of bread and your breakfast is ready.


11 Popcorn

Traditionally, popcorn is prepared using few corn kernels added in a pan using butter. But, microwave recipe is easier. Just add corn kernels in a paper bag and tighten it with a tape. A saviour for a movie night!


12 Steamed Vegetables

With the entrance of a microwave, steaming vegetables don’t require a steamer. You require a safe microwave bowl with a cover. It is believed that cooking vegetables in a microwave retains their nutrients as not much cooking time is required.


13 Potato Chips

If you run out of packaged potato chips, then fret not as they can be easily prepared in a microwave. They can be prepared under ten minutes and are fat-free.


14 Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge, a gooey melt in the mouth dessert is prepared under twenty minutes. Add chocolate chips, butter, and condensed milk in a bowl. Microwave it for 3-5 minutes and stir it twice during cooking. Refrigerate it when it is ready.


15 Dhokla

Dhokla is a Gujarati delicacy loved by everyone. It is perfect for an evening snack. Mix besan, chili paste, salt, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, sugar, and oil in a bowl with water. Microwave it for 6-8 minutes. Prepare the tadka and pour over it.


16 Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake can be prepared in just five minutes. Mix all the ingredients required in a cake. Bake it for 2 minutes, then rotate it halfway and bake for another 2 minutes. Rotate again and bake for a minute. Stand for 5 minutes, and then take it out of the tin.


17 Eggless Cookies

Eggless Cookies are a perfect snack for tea time. Mix flour, vinegar, sugar, vanilla essence, and butter in a bowl. Make small balls and flatten them. Place it on a microwave tray and cook for 2 minutes.


18. Besan Kadhi

Besan Kadhi in a microwave is another version of the usual kadhi. You need besan, yogurt, saunth, turmeric, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, and oil to cook this dish. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and cook for few minutes while stirring in between. You can even prepare a tadka for kadhi after it is prepared.


19 Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins are perfect for a dessert. Made with fresh berries, coconut oil, and almond flour, this can be prepared in a mug or a bowl. It is another version of cake prepared in a mug. You can top the muffins with whipped cream or chocolate syrup to enhance its taste.


20 Corn on the Cob

Corn on the Cob is perfectly cooked when it is left on with its husk. You don’t need to strip it or soak it in water. It is prepared in under four minutes without any mess. Top the corn with butter or spices of your choice, and you are good to go.