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Kerala’s breakfast dish Puttu or steamed rice cakes stuffed with shrimp roast… Puttu or steamed rice funnel cakes are popular breakfast dish in Kerala. Over the years, Puttu got fancy makeovers by stuffing it with chicken, shrimp, beef, mussel, fish, etc. I’ve already tried making chicken stuffed puttu, mussel and squid stuffed puttu, tuna stuffed...

Chicken cooked in a delicious onion/cashew nut/poppy seeds/yogurt gravy; finger licking delish… Chicken Rezala is a popular Bengali dish that is similar to chicken korma. If you have poppy seeds, cashew nuts, onions, and yogurt; making this dish is a breeze. After sauteing the onion/poppy seed/cashew nut paste, chicken is cooked in the Instant pot for 8 minutes....

Kerala chicken puffs with homemade chicken filling, delicious evening snack… A crispy and flaky snack that can be made effortlessly. If you have the store-bought puff pastry, making this snack is super easy. The chicken filling can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge & the freezer for a few weeks. The chicken filling can be replaced with ground...

A healthy snack made with shrimp roast and rice dough and is steam cooked… This is a traditional snack made in the Malabar region of Kerala. For me, anything wrapped in banana leaf is a delicacy. I happened to have banana leaves in my freezer that was bought last year for serving Onam Sadya. The sight of banana leaf tempted me to make this dish and I was wanting...

Chicken filling that can be used for making many snacks… Let’s make our cooking easier during Ramadan. For Iftar, everyone likes to enjoy some kind of snack, especially kids.. Making everything from scratch everyday can be tiresome. If we plan ahead cooking gets more easier. I’d already shared the collection of snacks that you can make during Ramadan....

  Ground beef & basmati rice cooked in the Instant Pot, a perfect one-pot meal… Cooking Video Instant Pot Ground Beef & Basmati Rice- One Pot Meal   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 15 mins   Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Indian Serves: 5 people Ingredients Oil- 2 tbsp Whole cardamom-2...

15 Minute Instant Pot Quinoa Khichdi or Porridge… This has turned into my favorite dish with quinoa. Healthy, nutritious and filling khichdi or porridge. Khichdi or Khichadi is a rice & lentil based dish,  quite popular in India. Authentic khichdi is made out of rice and lentils. I’ve replaced rice with quinoa, turned out awesome. Other Quinoa Recipes 1...

Idiyappam, a popular South Indian breakfast dish cooked in the Instant Pot… 3-minute pressure cooked idiyappam or string hoppers in the Instant Pot. Idiyappam is a popular South Indian & Srilankan breakfast dish. Making Idiyappam from scratch is an art. For making idiyappam, you’ll need idiyappam maker & plates. These are available on Amazon or...

This has been my favorite coconut chutney, perfect with dosa, idli or appam… Many South Indian dishes are served with chutneys especially Dosa & Idlis. Chutney is comfort food with its spicy and tangy taste. There are a few chutneys that can be made without the addition of coconut. However, my favorite is chutneys made with coconut. In this recipe, I’ve...

  Stuffed dosa or masala dosa, yet another South Indian specialty dish… Dosa is a crepe, the batter is made out of rice and urad dal or black lentil. This is a popular South Indian breakfast dish. If you own an Instant Pot, fermenting dosa batter is a breeze. Ground rice & urad dal batter can be kept in the Instant pot in yogurt setting for 8 to 10 hours....