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Rice & Coconut Kanji or Porridge made in the Instant Pot… During Ramadan, one of the dishes that I look forward to while breaking the fast is this Creamy Rice porridge or kanji. This is a very comforting and nutritious Kanji. Coconut milk added will make this kanji creamy and delicious. Creamy Rice Soup or Ramadan Kanji or Nombu Kanji Ramadan Kanji or...

Toddy Palm seeds or Nongu Smoothie… Toddy palm seeds or Nongu is a delicacy, the tender seeds can be enjoyed as it is or can be made into a juice or smoothie. Whenever I visit India, I do a road trip from Trivandrum to Nagercoil to visit my family, it’s only a 2 hrs road trip. On the way to Nagercoil, the sight of Nongu is a delight and the street vendors...

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...

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...

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...

In just 15 minutes, the best tasting tomato rice will be ready in the Instant Pot… I’ve used Basmati rice for making this. Basmati rice is one of the best tasting and flavourful rice and will make tomato rice taste absolutely delicious. In this recipe, I’ve cooked onion and tomato for a couple of minutes before pressure cooking. Soaking the basmati...