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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....

Delicious and flavorful Brussels sprouts cooked in coconut milk in the Instant Pot… My new favorite veggie is now Brussel sprouts and made this way. I’ve had baked and roasted Brussel sprouts, but I really enjoyed this particular dish. Brussel sprouts are beautiful and resemble small cabbage, it’s a bit hard so I had to steam cook them first in...

Garam Masala, an essential ground spice used in Indian cooking… One of the unavoidable spices in Indian cooking is garam masala. I call it: the queen of all ground spices. Garam masala is a blend of several aromatic whole spices. It is easily available at all the Indian stores. However, store-bought garam masala lacks flavor and aroma. For that reason, I don’t...

Kerala style delicious egg roast made in the Instant Pot… I have been making hard-boiled eggs in the Instant pot, turns out perfect every single time. Hard-boiled eggs combined with onion-tomato masala is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala, India. Egg roast is served with appam, idiyappam, chapati, poori etc. I used Instant pot to make the egg roast and it...

Beef Curry & Brown rice made simultaneously in the Instant Pot using Pot-in-Pot method… One of the amazing features in Instant Pot is Pot in Pot cooking method. In one go, we can make 2 or more dishes. The key factor we should keep in mind in PIP is that the dishes should have the same cooking time. My attempt at cooking beef curry and brown rice using...

Chicken curry made in the Instant Pot effortlessly… I cook chicken, other meat curries and anything meat-related dishes only in the Instant Pot. The ease, the effortless cooking and less time consumption in the Instant pot are just amazing. Here is the recipe for making easy chicken curry. I like to season the chicken with the spices and marinate for a few...

Coconut rice is a South Indian specialty dish… In Kerala, coconut rice is made with rosematta or matta rice. Matta rice is the red rice that is nutritious and healthy. In the Instant pot, rice: liquid ratio should be accurate to make the perfect fluffy coconut rice and avoid burn sign. For 2 cups rice, 3 1/2 cups liquid is required. I’ve added 2 1/2 cups...

Whole chicken biryani made in the Instant Pot; incredibly delicious… Made this delicious whole chicken biryani for my Man’s birthday. After owning an Instant Pot, I always make biryani in the Instant Pot. After cooking the chicken and masala, basmati rice is cooked in the chicken stock; this will make the rice taste extremely flavorful. This time, I’ve...

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...

Fuljar Soda, Kerala’s trending summer drink of 2019… Kerala, India has tropical weather and summer can get very hot. Every year, a new summer drink will be introduced in the juice bars and will capture everyone’s attention. The much talked about and tried summer drink of 2019 has been fuljar soda, it is a frothy drink. After watching a few videos...