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Kabaliyath rice, a delicious Arabian rice-based dish made in the Instant Pot… An Arabian or Middle Eastern chicken and rice delicacy, a perfect one-pot meal. I made this in the Instant Pot, hence it was effortless to make this. Chicken and Basmati rice were cooked separately. While making chicken masala, Kabsa spice mix was added. Kabsa spice mix is a popular...

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...

  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...

  Drunken noodles or Pad Kee Mao, an incredibly delicious Thai dish… Finally, I made the best tasting Thai drunken noodles or Pad Kee Mao in my kitchen. This is one of my favorite Thai dishes; it’s highly aromatic, flavorful and the taste lingers to your mouth for a long time. It has a bold flavor and the addition of basil leaves, Thai red chilies imparts...

Fall apart and tender whole chicken made in the Instant Pot… I like cooking with whole chicken and my hubs like the whole chicken to be well cooked and tender. Both these requirements are possible when the whole chicken is cooked in the Instant Pot. In the IP, it will take 20 minutes of pressure cooking to make fall apart whole chicken. I seasoned the whole...

  Sweet and succulent pineapple chicken… Pineapple chicken is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. I adore the sweetness, spiciness and mild sourness of this dish. To make this dish colorful, I’ve added green and red pepper. The chicken was turned into fritters and stir-fried along with veggies and pineapple. Any dish will turn awesome with chicken fritters....

Homemade and baked beef patties and burgers… Summer backyard parties are incomplete without burgers. It gets thrilling when you have the burgers with homemade and baked beef patties. I often bake beef balls or patties and have that along with a salad- for me, this makes the best weekday lunch. The other day, baked beef patties and turned that into a burger....

Pothichor (Rice, Veg thoran, Chammanthi, Omelette and Fried Fish wrapped in Banana Leaves) truly a Kerala delicacy… Keralites love any food wrapped in banana leaves, the wilted banana leaf enhances the taste of the food greatly. This is one such meal enjoyed by non-veg Keralites. Pothichor means Parcel/pack or wrapped rice, and the full meal is wrapped in banana...

Aromatic and Flavourful Beef and veggies stir fry… Beef coated with a flavorful homemade marinade, cooked and stir-fried; added mixed veggies and stir-fried. This can be served along with rice, noodles or pasta. Cooking Video Easy Beef and Veggies Stir Fry   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins  ...