Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

Soups in Instant Pot

As we all get settled into school routines, some of us are probably sending kids to college dormitories.... with the InstantPot on hand 😆 .......For those kids who like to venture into cooking their own food, the Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen gadget which is easy to use and very handy for quick one-pot… Continue reading Soups in Instant Pot

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Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower

Served with stir-fried corn pulav VEGAN, VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE Do you often have a lot of leftover white rice from takeout Indian food 🤔 here is an easy peasy corn pulav which is a simple stir-fry with frozen corn. All it takes is sautéing some onions, adding the frozen corn and cooking at high temperature.… Continue reading Creamy chards with crispy cauliflower

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Rice noodles upma in Instant pot

Here is a neat and easy 5-minute upma recipe using Pad Thai Rice noodles. Upma is a classic South India tiffin (a light mid-morning or tea time meal) which is a standard go-to meal when you have nothing planned. Seasoned with lentils, upma is nothing but steam-cooked grains typically made with semolina or rava. How… Continue reading Rice noodles upma in Instant pot

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

Fusion, Instant Pot, InstantPot, Soups

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

Instant Pot, InstantPot, Lunch, Dinner and Entrees

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