Here is a collection of entrees that you can serve for Ramadan or for Iftar. Most of the recipes are curry based, you could serve these curries with roti, naan, pita bread, tortilla, chapati, orotti, pathiri, ottappam, appam, couscous, pasta etc. In my family, we break the fast by having  fresh juice, dates and some snacks. After the Maghrib prayer (after sunset...

  Ramadan Kareem to everyone who observe the fast! I love having soups for Iftar and for Sunrise meal or Suhur. In fact, after 17 hrs of fasting it’s hard for me to eat anything heavy. Soups are my best companion for Ramadan. Here is a collection of Soups that I’ve tried over the years and these can be made ahead of time and enjoyed for Iftar or...

Here is a collection of Drinks & smoothies that can be made for Iftar. Pistachio and Saffron Flavored Milk- Chilled Pista and Saffron Milk Strawberry Mocktail- Refreshing Summer Drink Pomegranate Chilled Milk- Pink Milk Watermelon Mocktail- Watermelon Pomegranate Orange Juice   Mashed Banana & Lime Juice- Banana Lime Juice Mango Dates Juice Topped...

  Ground beef & basmati rice cooked in the Instant Pot, a perfect one-pot meal… Cooking Video     Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_4 span,#wpdevar_comment_4 iframe{width:100% !important;}...

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....

Crispy dosas and the dosa batter fermented in the Instant Pot… 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. After...

Bhatura, a popular Indian fried bread enjoyed by everyone… Making puffed up Bhatura is quite an art and when it puffs up you will do a happy dance. This is a no yeast recipe and can be made without much effort. The dough has to be kneaded well till soft and smooth, at least 10 minutes. Cover the dough with a damp cloth so that it won’t dry off and allow...