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Cauliflower stir fried in onion-tomato masala, delicious vegetarian dish… Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, it can be turned into several delicious dishes. It can be baked, fried, stir fried, steamed or just enjoy as it is and I love it made literally anyway. Many Indo-Chinese dishes can be made with cauliflower. This is any easy to make stir fry;...

Beetroot leaves picked from my organic veggie garden and turned into a Kerala style Thoran- beetroot leaves stir fried with grated coconut… It’s a pure joy when I harvest veggies from my garden and cook with it. Today, I decided to pick some of the beetroot leaves and make a simple Kerala style Thoran with it. Beet leaves resemble to swiss chard. This...

Baby potatoes cooked in a rich tomato and yogurt gravy, finger licking delicious… I made this in the Instant Pot, firstly pressure cooked the baby potatoes for 5 minutes with QPR. Made the tomato-yogurt gravy and added the baby potatoes and cooked them in the gravy. To add richness, added almond paste. Tasted delish, can be served with chapati, poori, naan,...

South Indian Coconut chutney with a healthy twist by adding oats. Chutney is a sauce served along with Dosa, Appam, Rice etc. There are different kinds of chutney made with different ingredients and can be made sweet, tangy, spicy etc. One of the popular chutney in South India is Coconut chutney served along with dosa. How about adding instant oats to the coconut...

Hands down, the best tasting and authentic Hyderabadi chicken dum biryani recipe… Over the years I had tried different kinds of biryani. Though the preparation style is similar for most biryanis, the kind of spices added for making chicken masala makes a huge difference in the taste of the biryani. Fried chicken biryani, Thalassery biryani and chicken biryani...

Beef stuffed Poori- ground beef cooked in the Instant Pot and stuffed in wheat dough and fried till golden. I used ground beef, cooked along with mixed veggies and added some spices, cooked for 15 minutes at high pressure in IP and then cooked in saute mode till all the water has evaporated. If you don’t have IP, you can cook ground beef in a pressure cooker...

Pathiri, popular in Malabar cuisine-served for both breakfast and dinner… Pathiri is a traditional roti that’s popular in Malabar cuisine. These days, it is found on the menu of most South Indian restaurants. The texture of the pathiri is light and thin that almost everyone finds it hard to resist, especially when served with spicy chicken/mutton/beef...

  Healthy and protein rich Mung bean curry made in the Instant Pot… I had been terribly down with my sinusitis for the past few weeks. Weather and temperature changes trigger my sinus and makes me feel really sick. I have to deal with brain fog and it’s the worst feeling ever. When I get the sinus attack, I lose interest in literally everything. Steam...

Tiger shrimp tastes like lobster and this Korma curry tasted heavenly… I am a huge shrimp fanatic and I love it made anyway…well, fried shrimp being the most delicious. The other day, I bought tiger shrimp and wanted to grill or fry them. However, I ended up making a delicious korma with them. Tiger shrimp is huge so I diced each shrimp into 3 pieces,...

  Instant Pot PIP cooking, making 2 healthy dishes with the same cooking time simultaneously. This time, I made swiss chard mung bean and brown rice together. Mung bean and brown rice have the same cooking time- 20 minutes of pressure cooking. It turned out well and my lunch was done effortlessly. Cooking Video   Save Print Instant Pot PIP- Swiss Chard Mung...