Crispiest Calamari rings… One of my favorite appetizers is Fried Calamari. If I find this on the menu when I dine out, I mostly go with this. Not all restaurants serve crispy calamari though. Sometimes it doesn’t turn that crispy, it’s just fried and that really disappoint me. I’d been trying to fry crispy calamari for a while now. Finally,...

Kaipola is a popular Malabar snack, this is an easy version of Kaipola… Ghee roasted plantains, eggs are combined together along with nuts, raisins and steam cooked to make this healthy and delicious snack. I made Kaipola in the Instant Pot in steam mode and it turned out perfect. Whenever I see plantains in the grocery store, I grab them and I either ghee...

Cold weather and hot chocolate… In Canada, we are having freezing cold weather. When it’s freezing cold, I would like to sip a cup of hot chocolate and just wind down. How about hot chocolate made with Nutella and in the microwave??? That sounds easy and yummy. Nutella is found in the pantry in most kitchen. Make hot chocolate using Nutella, it can never...

    Flan- a rich, creamy and delicious dessert made in the Instant Pot… This is the first dessert i’m making in the Instant Pot. I’ve been trying many savory dishes in the IP and everything has turned out great. Check all the awesome recipes here. Flan is one of the easiest desserts you can make and it only calls for a few basic ingredients like...

Whole chicken made in the Instant Pot, pressure cooked for just 15 minutes… Murg Musallam is a popular Mughlai dish, whole chicken cooked in ground almond and poppy seeds gravy. Saffron is added to the gravy, makes this dish extremely scrumptious.  This is a rich, flavorful and delicious whole chicken recipe. I’d posted the recipe for making Murg Musallam...

As 2017 has come to a glorious end, I took a few minutes and surfed through my blog and glanced at the recipes I’ve blogged in 2017. I’ve posted 80 recipes this year. Wow…that’s quite a lot. This year, the best thing that has happened to me is getting hold of the Instant Pot- this awesome appliance has made cooking efficient and effortless....

Beef curry made in the Instant Pot. Hands down, the most flavorful and delicious beef curry ever… Every time I try new dishes in the Instant Pot, my admiration for this amazing appliance increases thousand folds. I had made the same recipe in the regular pressure cooker, while comparing the taste and flavor with the Instant pot beef curry, I have to tell you...

Hard boiled eggs made in the Instant pot, ready in 6 minutes… Some of the challenges I’ve had while making hard boiled eggs over stove top in a sauce pan are the following: 1- I wasn’t really sure how hot the water should be and how long the eggs should be cooked in the boiling water. 2- Peeling the shells was a mess, at times have turned into a...

Sweet corn and beaten eggs together in a soup, light and warm soup for winter… When it’s freezing cold outside, you gotta sip a warm soup. One of my favorite soups is sweet corn chicken soup, this is a popular soup in Indo-Chinese cuisine. I’ve made this soup with chicken and shrimp as well. This time, I made the soup with just sweet corn and eggs....

Pineapple upside down cake, perfect cake to treat everyone during holidays…. This cake has turned into my recent favorite, I’d made this for my birthday and had shared with my coworkers and friends, they all loved it. I’ve posted the recipe for making Cranberry upside down cake, click here. It’s essentially the same recipe for making the...