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...

Potstickers with chicken filling, wrappers made from scratch… If you are looking for a non-fried appetizer this is a good one to make. You can either make the wrapper from scratch or use store bought wrappers. I would say making wrappers from scratch is not that hard, just follow the recipe and you will make some good tasting wrappers. Any kinds of filling...

  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,...

Chicken cooked in the Instant Pot, shredded and made into a delicious sandwich… Crispy and delicious chicken sandwich made effortlessly. For making sandwich, I’ve been pressure cooking boneless chicken breast in the Instant Pot for 10 minutes. Chicken is cooked so well that it can be shredded. Add your favorite sauce to the shredded chicken, cook for...

Turn apples into a delicious dessert… Turnovers are pastry, sweet or savoury fillings are folded into puff pastry dough and baked till golden and crispy. I used apples as the filling as apples are always found in my refrigerator. Made this pastry effortlessly by using store bought puff pastry, in 20 minutes these were ready to be devoured. You could literally...

  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     ...