Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Curried Lentil soup – my simple re-creation

We had an absolutely fantastic experience during our recent trip to Alaska. Needless to say Alaska is as pretty as the pictures portray... mmm.. sorry....take that back.... I would rather say... pictures never do justice to the amazing beauty of Alaska 😇Alaska has the best seafood scene, but for us vegetarians choices are limited. Now-a-days… Continue reading Curried Lentil soup – my simple re-creation

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Indian curries in Instant pot

Have you always wanted to try out Indian curries and gravies but was daunted by the zillion steps. By using the Instant Pot many of those steps can be compressed and combined to get you the same taste and flavor of traditional Indian dishes. Do you have kids who are going to college ? Maybe… Continue reading Indian curries in Instant pot

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Mushroom barley soup with Swiss chards

Making soups in the Instantpot is a very comforting evening for us. One -it is very easy to put together and needs no baby-sitting. Two - soups are always our favorite. It wraps us in a warm blanket inside and out 😀  I have a lot of backyard vegetable patches where I grow a variety… Continue reading Mushroom barley soup with Swiss chards

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Corn dalia tomato bhath

Corn dalia is readily available in Indian stores, it is nothing but a coarse grind of dry corn. It is bright orange in color and cooks well almost similar in texture to broken wheat. Try this very easy InstantPot recipe of Tomato corn dalia which comes together in under 15 minutes. This is a a very… Continue reading Corn dalia tomato bhath

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Kale Kidney beans (rajma) in InstantPot

Little did I know the variety of options I could explore when I started the series - ‘beans and greens’. Thus far I have discovered some beautiful marriages between - Adzuki and chards Mixed pulses and mustard greens n arugulaBlack-eye peas and collardsChickpea and beet greensOne more to add to the lovely repertoire - Kale kidney beans… Continue reading Kale Kidney beans (rajma) in InstantPot

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South Indian mixed vegetable kurma

Kurma is a very popular dish in South India often served in restaurants as a side for a variety of breads such as parotta, chapathi, dosa etc. It is predominantly a mixed vegetable melange with a rich creamy gravy often made with coconut as the base. The south indian kurma is off-white in color and… Continue reading South Indian mixed vegetable kurma

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Black-eye peas with Collard greens

Southern Hospitality on a plate Black-eye peas and collard greens are a must for a New Years meal in US South. It brings Good luck and prosperity for the entire year… so is the belief 🙏So how about combining them to make the 3rd ‘beans and greens’ combination. A reminder of our earlier offerings - 1st… Continue reading Black-eye peas with Collard greens

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Peppery and garlicky whole pink lentils with roasted red cabbage

Lasoony kali-mirch masoor dal VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, NUT-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE Red cabbage is an often ignored vegetable which I find very versatile to use. I usually never cook it, I roast it or grill it. The flavors are almost like red onions albeit with more crunch. It can be added to a lot of Indian dishes… Continue reading Peppery and garlicky whole pink lentils with roasted red cabbage

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Miso broth soup with broccoli

Jump to recipe As we (hopefully) come to the end of a brutal winter season in the US, I wanted to savor one more soup dish. Soups are our go-to dinner for winter months when everything is dull and gloomy. This soup is just a thin broth. Don’t expect a thick creamy soup but the… Continue reading Miso broth soup with broccoli

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Adzuki beans with double chards – Adraki chori dal saag

Jump to Recipe Mixing pulses and dried beans with greens is a match meant to be 🙂 somehow the bite of the beans goes very well with the soft cooked greens. When I mix beans with greens, I try to use robust greens such as kale, chards, mustards etc. I am particularly very fond of… Continue reading Adzuki beans with double chards – Adraki chori dal saag