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Spilt Mung bean and potato dal made in the Instant pot, easy to make and delicious… Yet another vegetarian delicacy made in the Instant pot. Sautéed the onions in ghee, added the lentils, potatoes and spinach and cooked at high pressure for 12 minutes with NPR after 15 minutes. This turned out amazing and I served this with homemade chapatis. Yum! Instant...

  Express Chicken biryani made in the Instant Pot, most flavorful and made effortlessly… By now, everyone knows well about my obsession for Instant Pot. I don’t easily fall for anything unless I get the true value out of it. Before owning an IP, I debated if I already have a pressure cooker, rice cooker and a slow cooker, what difference would IP make....

Cauliflower marinated in yogurt is baked and cooked in onion-tomato gravy, heathty and delicious curry… I made a healthy version of vegetarian tikka masala by baking the marinated cauliflower instead of frying. Cooked onion seasoned with tomato paste was ground to a paste and the baked cauliflower was cooked in it. Turned out delicious; can be served with...

Crispy and crunchy noodles pakora or fritters… Turn noodles into a delicious appetizer or evening snack. While browsing for fancy noodle recipes, I stumbled upon the recipes for making noodles pakora. I’m quite impressed by this idea and this was exactly the kind of recipe I was searching for. I used cooked chow mein noodles, you could use any kind of...

  Shredded Beetroot and red lentils cooked together in a yogurt gravy… I usually make Kerala style thoran or stir fry with beetroot and coconut. The other day, I made something different by adding red lentils and yogurt to the beetroot. I loved the addition of red lentils in this dish and I let the lentils remain slightly crispy rather than making it mushy....

Hearty and Healthy butternut squash and green lentil soup… If you are looking for a healthy yet filling and delicious soup, you gotta try this soup. I made this soup in the Instant pot. I added buttercup squash which has a buttery flavor and green lentils along with Indian spices. Towards the end, I added yogurt, that really enhanced the taste of this soup. If...

Leftover turkey got a fancy makeover: stuffed the crepes with turkey and fried… After Thanksgiving, we obviously serve turkey for the next few days. I’ve been having turkey for the last 3 days and my Man has started to frown. I had some more leftover turkey that I wanted to serve for tonight’s dinner. I had to turn that into something fancy and...

Chettinad style shrimp Sambar- made with roasted coconut and whole spices, aromatic and flavorful… I had shrimp and all the ingredients to make sambar. Hence, I combined both and made shrimp sambar. This is more like Chettinad style as grated coconut along with other whole spices are roasted and made into a paste and added to the cooked lentil and mixed veggies;...

Boneless chicken marinated in a flavorful and aromatic marinade and is pan fried…deliciousness overloaded and very healthy… I did facetime with my sister and niece in the afternoon and she told me that she had made green chicken for lunch. Perfect timing, as I was quite confused about what to make for my lunch. I didn’t think twice, went ahead and...

A delicious sweet made with besan (gram flour/chickpea flour) and khoya (dried evaporated milk solids)… Wish I can have this sweet every singly day. An easy to make and extremely delicious Indian sweet. Burfi can be made with different kinds of ingredients like besan, ground cashew nuts, ground almonds, coconut, Khoya, condensed milk, beetroot etc etc. Here...