Vegetable Makhanwala

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 14 mins

Vegetables simmered in a rich tomato-based gravy. The best thing about this dish that its made fully in the microwave.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the onion,ginger,garlic, tomatoes, turmeric powder and chilli powder in a microwave bowl and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes Blend this mixture in a liquidiser to get a smooth puree.
  2. Keep aside.
  3. Put 2 tablespoons of butter and the cumin seeds in another glass bowl and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  4. Add the french beans,carrots, green peas, baby corn and cauliflower, cover with a lid and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes.
  5. Keep aside.
  6. In another glass bowl, add the remaining butter, cooked puree, veggies, garam masala, cream, sugar, kasuri methi and salt and mix well.
  7. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.
  8. Serve hot garnished with the coriander and butter.


Most Helpful

Hi Bragz! As soon as I saw this recipe this evening, I knew that very instant, that this was going to be our dinner tonight. I really love this dish and my parents were so amazed at the flavour, they've passed on a special "THANK YOU" to you. Now about a few changes I had to do to this recipe: 1) I didn't have greenpeas and baby corn tonight, so, I substituted those with 1 yellow bell pepper(finely chopped). 2) I feel that this recipe calls for a lot more butter(fat) than is really required. I used exactly half of the quantity mentioned - I used 2 tbps., but, not of butter, I used our cooking oil as nobody at home loves butter. I feel that the garnishing at the end with 1 tsp. butter is absolutely unnecessary. Also, in step 3, I omitted the butter. 3) I used 6 tbsps. of low-fat yogurt(beaten) instead of cream for a less fatening alternative. 4)In step 7, you've said to microwave for 4 minutes. I did that. But, when the time was up, I tasted the French beans and it still wasn't wholly cooked. So, I cooked the entire dish for 5 more minutes. Hence, my total cooking time came up to 19 minutes and not 14. This made 4 servings for us. 5) You forgot to mention the quantity of red chilli powder and cumin seeds. I used a little less than 1/2 tsp. of red chilli powder and 1 tbsp. of cumin seeds. 6) I used 1 tsp. salt as well. I was most happy that this dish was really easy to make in the microwave! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely make more often :-)

Charishma_Ramchandani October 15, 2002

Wonderful flavor! I was really able to come close to making that same wonderful dish I had in Mysore, India. I did not cook mine in the microwave. I did it all on the stovetop. I cooked instruction #1 on Medium until quite soft, then let it cool a couple minutes before pureeing in food processor. Before returning it to the pan, I cooked #3 for 1 minute on Med-HI (substituting fenugreek seeds for the cumin seeds) then added the puree. I used different vegetables than the recipe, adding potatos first and when they were almost done (about an hour), added green beans, carrot, red bell pepper, and half of a hot pepper and cooked for about 20 minutes. Added step #8 and cooked for 15 minutes. Did not garnish, served over basmati rice. I had to use fenugreek seeds since I could not find leaves nearby. Overall, this took a couple of hours. Everyone loved it and I will make it this way again. Will get some paneer for next time. Made 6 servings.

jmerwamer October 06, 2007

Bragz my man!!! You are good. I cooked this last week (but only got a chance to rate now-sorry) and it was great. You are a working girls best friend! It did cook faster than you said as my micro is fast, and veggies really fresh out the garden. I used butterghee as I felt oil wouldn't do justice to a dish called Makhanwala! Thanks again!

Mrs Beeton wannabe September 02, 2003

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