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  Kerala style Parippu or lentil curry made in the Instant Pot, this is one of the curries served in Sadya. This Onam, I made all the dishes in the Instant Pot, sharing the recipe for making Parippu or Mung dal curry. Cooking Video   Instant Pot Parippu Curry- Lentil Curry- Instant Pot Kerala Sadya Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25...

A savory dish with Pineapple… This dish will excite your tastebuds, you’ll enjoy the mild tangy and subtly sweet taste of pineapple in this dish. A few times, I’ve turned pineapple into savory dishes, my favorites are Pineapple Pulissery or Kerala style pineapple cooked in coconut/yogurt gravy and Pineapple chicken. I enjoy the tangy-sweet taste...

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...

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...

Soup for the soul, this is my all time favorite soup that’s aromatic, hearty and flavorful… Any dish made Thai style is my favorite. I love all the aromatic ingredients used in Thai cuisine: lemon grass, galangal, basil leaves, kaffir lime leaves and Thai bird’s eye chili. One of the ingredients that’s always seen in my refrigerator is Thai...

  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...

Cauliflower Dal or Cauliflower and lentil cooked together to make a nutritious curry… The other day when I had made broccoli parathas, I wanted some kind of gravy to go with it. I combined cauliflower and moong dal and made a nutritious and healthy curry. This curry can be served along with rice or rotis. Cauliflower and Lentil Curry   Print Prep...

Idlis made in a paniyaram pan, known as Paddus… I didn’t know the correct name of this dish, so I kept calling them mini Idlis. Basically, these are made with Idli batter after adding a few ingredients to the batter. Unlike the authentic idlis made by steaming, these paddus are made in a paniyaram pan or the pan used for making Kerala unniyappam. I’m...

Chettinad style sambar, yet another South Indian vegetarian delicacy… Chettinad cuisine is popular in Tamil Nadu, they are known for using a variety of fresh and roasted spices along with coconut. Their dishes are aromatic, flavorful and finger licking delicious. I’ve tried a few Chettinad style dishes and I loved them so much. During my India visit...