Microwave Meals ~ Simple Chicken Curry with Plain Rice

A couple of weeks back, I had put a status up on the blog’s FB page as to how many of you would be interested in having a look at some microwave recipes. As you know, till now, I was struggling with my kitchen, which Alhamdulillah, is slowly coming to normal. Till then, majority of our meals were hotel food, with very little that I cooked at home. The only major thing I used to make was cakes! Hehe… It took me a lot of thought to start cooking in the microwave. Yes, I know, there are some health hazards due to the quick cooking happening in the microwave, there are a lot of articles related to it all over the net and otherwise. However, I feel it is a blessing when you get fed up of having food from outside every time! I haven’t cooked much meals in the microwave, but whatever I have tried, we have enjoyed it. I will keep posting it on the blog as and when my drafts get regularized.


As for now, I am sharing the first meal I cooked in the microwave. It was a lonely Friday afternoon – both the men of the house, HD and B were enjoying their short stays back home. I was not in a mood to order a take away. I checked up with a lot of my blogger friends for ideas and finally thought of making plain rice and chicken curry. My first attempt had to be non-veg, then only I would have empty vessels to wash! Hehe… I must say that I was mighty pleased with the whole meal. The kids enjoyed it, in fact Rasha was surprised that I cooked it. “How did you make it, ummi?” “In the microwave!” The expression said it all. Off to the way I made it…Β Recipe adapted from here


What relief to have home food after long… πŸ™‚




Microwave Meals ~ Simple Chicken Curry with Plain Rice

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 250 gm chicken thighs cut into medium pieces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 heaped tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste


  • In a microwave bowl, add oil and onion. Microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Add in the tomatoes and spice powders except the garam masala powder and microwave for 5 minutes. Mix well.
  • Now add the chicken along with salt and 1/2 cup water.
  • Microwave on closed lid for 15 minutes. You will find the curry to be dry.
  • Take out the bowl, sprinkle the garam masala, add another 1/2 cup of water.
  • Microwave for another 3 minutes without lid. Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm with plain rice!
  • For Plain Rice:
  • Wash the measured basmati rice well. I used one cup. Soak rice for 30 minutes.
  • Put the rice and double the water - 2 cups (normal temperature) in a large microwave bowl and microwave for 12 minutes.
  • Leave untouched for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff up with fork and serve!!!

Join the Conversation

  1. wow dear.. such a great idea of making chicken πŸ™‚ lovely share

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  2. Never tried cooking Indian food in microwave except dal… the curry looks perfect.

    1. Thank you so much Shobha…

    1. Thanks a lot Remya…

    1. Thanks a lot Asiya akka…

  3. Glad to know dear that things are settling ….

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  4. Lovely combo for a Sunday lunch

    1. Thank you so much Jayanthi…

  5. Never made chicken in micro before, looks fabulous! So flavorful!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  6. Wow great, chicken done in microwave

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  7. Chicken came out nice

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  8. Looks flavorful and amazing…easy and a simple curry for a lazy day!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  9. looks yummy like stove cooked,drooling drooling!!

    1. Thank you so much Julie… even it tasted like stove cooked!

  10. love it it came like stove top one as julie sis said

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  11. Wow the chicken curry and rice have come out so well…looks too good

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Big Sweet Tooth Β© Copyright 2021.
All rights reserved.
Customized & Maintained Host My Blog