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Chutney made with roasted coconut and tomatoes, perfect for dosa and idli… Every time, I make chutney I tend to add different kinds of ingredients that are found in my refrigerator and pantry. The other day, when I made chutney I roasted coconut along with shallots, dried red chilies, ginger, cumin seeds, etc and added tomatoes as well. Ground roasted ingredients...

Fall apart and tender whole chicken made in the Instant Pot… I like cooking with whole chicken and my hubs like the whole chicken to be well cooked and tender. Both these requirements are possible when the whole chicken is cooked in the Instant Pot. In the IP, it will take 20 minutes of pressure cooking to make fall apart whole chicken. I seasoned the whole...

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....

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...