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Chicken haleem made in the Instant Pot; easy to make and it’s a healthy one-pot meal… Haleem is a popular stew based dish in the Middle East, it’s also popular in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The traditional way of making haleem is time-consuming as the lentils and legumes are soaked in water overnight and then slow-cooked along with beef or...

No-cook and no-bake chia pudding, a healthy breakfast dish… Don’t underestimate the power of Chia seeds, they are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron, and calcium. Chia seeds can be consumed raw or cooked. Raw chia seeds can be sprinkled over cereal, salad, yogurt, etc. Cooked chia seeds can be added to baked...

Homemade and healthy Energy bars or bites made with mixed nuts, dates and flax seeds… Making homemade healthy energy bars or bites couldn’t get any easier. These are super healthy and super nutritious energy bars that can be enjoyed for breakfast and will help you to kick start your day in a healthy and energetic way. I have literally stopped buying store...

Easy to make Brussel Sprouts stir-fried with coconut… This is a Kerala style dish, any veggies can be used for making this dish. I had leftover Brussel sprouts, hence used that for making this thoran. Turned out pretty delicious. It can be served along with rice, roti, chapati, etc. Brussel Sprouts Korma or cooked in coconut milk recipe, click here Cooking...

Flavorful and delicious Chana Dal and Tomato Sambar made in the Instant Pot… Sambar is a popular South Indian vegetarian curry served with rice, dosa, idli, etc. It’s made with cooked lentil and mixed veggies, seasoned with aromatic spices and tamarind extract is added that imparts the slightly tangy taste. There are several variations of the Sambar recipe....

  Easy Spinach chicken made in the Instant Pot… Healthy and delicious spinach chicken is ready in the Instant pot in no time. Green chicken or spinach chicken- packed with nutrients and can be made effortlessly. Firstly, season the cubed chicken breast with aromatic Indian spices and let marinate for a few minutes. Puree the fresh spinach leaves and keep it...

Chikoo or Sapota or Sapodilla is a tropical fruit that has an amazing caramel flavor, turn them into a delicious smoothie… One of my favorite tropical fruits is chikoo or sapodilla. There is a huge chikoo tree on my parents front yard in Kerala, when I visit them I have got the joy of picking ripe chikoo right from the tree and enjoying them. The fruit by itself...

Healthy and filling breakfast… One of my favorite weekday breakfast is made with plantains and eggs. Plantains are rich in fiber and instant energy boosters. Whenever I find plantains at the grocery store I get them. Even if it’s not ripe, buy them and keep them on the kitchen counter top. In a few days, they will ripen. This is one of the easiest dishes...

South Indian style Rasam, perfect to pour over rice… Rice when served along with rasam and pickle, truly a South Indian comfort food. In some of the South Indian houses, rasam is made and served with rice almost every day for lunch and dinner. Rasam can be also enjoyed as a soup, it helps in digestion and helps to relieve stomach aches. Try this easy to make...

Refreshing fresh rolls for Summer… An appetizer that can be made without frying or baking. Easy to make and will make you feel refreshed. This is a great appetizer to serve during Summer, perfect for a backyard party as you don’t have to do any cooking. Have the filling ready, just wrap them up in a rice paper, dip them in a dipping sauce and enjoy. Shrimp...