Instant Pot Saffron Quinoa with Cashews & Raisins

Here’s any easy side dish for the holidays- Saffron Quinoa with Cashews, Raisins & Dried Cranberries.

Made in the Instant Pot, this aromatic dish is vegan and gluten-free.

The holidays will be looking so different this year. Here in Washington state, a lockdown was announced again this week.

Indoor gatherings are totally banned and one is supposed to celebrate Thanksgiving with their immediate family only....

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Instant Pot Quinoa Matar Pulao

Quick and easy Quinoa Matar Pulao made in the Instant Pot.

Quinoa is tossed with whole spices and lots of green peas, making this a more wholesome alternative to the classic matar pulao.

Ever since I started cooking quinoa in the instant pot (which has been many years now), I cook it so much more often.

Earlier, I would always find excuses to not make it since it involved me standing and monitoring the pan...

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Lentil Curry

Fall means lot of butternut squash in the market. While it’s great in soups, I also use it to make dal and curries.

This Thai Butternut Squash Lentil Curry has a lot of flavor from the red curry paste, the spices and coconut milk.

It makes a comforting and seriously flavorful meal for the fall and cold days.

The weather has been so bad here, I think it’s true for the entire west coast in the...

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Instant Pot Apple Chutney

Use the apples in season to make this easy Apple Chutney!

This chutney is made in the Instant Pot and is a nice balance of tart, sweet and spicy flavors. Good as a side with a main dish or use it to dip crackers, nuts etc.

We went apple picking last weekend. It seemed like one of those activities which we could do safely do during these crazy times.

This farm was around 45 minutes from where I live, it had not...

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Instant Pot White Bean, Tomato & Kale Soup

Easy White Bean, Tomato & Kale Soup made in the Instant Pot.

This hearty soup is perfect for fall and the colder days ahead and is also vegan.

The mornings have been getting cooler here. I have been going on for my morning walks pretty regularly these days and I usually go around 6:30 am.

Just a couple of weeks back, it was quite pleasant at that time but now it’s cold. In...

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Instant Pot Creamy Pesto Pasta with Mushrooms

Creamy Pesto Pasta with mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes made in less than 30 minutes in the Instant Pot.

This recipe requires a handful of ingredients and make restaurant style pasta in no time!

Pesto is one of my favorite sauces, it’s so versatile and I use it on so many things.

It’s a great sauce to use all the summer...

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Instant Pot Zucchini Chickpea Curry

Use the summer zucchini to make this Zucchini Chickpea Curry in the Instant Pot.

It’s easy to make and is also vegan and gluten-free.

One of the main reasons I wait for summers (other than the gorgeous weather of course) is my local farmers market.

This year it was delayed, in fact I feared that it would get cancelled because of...

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Instant Pot Moong Dal Chaat

Pressure cooked moong dal topped with an assortment on toppings like onion, tomatoes, cilantro, ginger and spices.

This Moong Dal Chaat is a healthy twist on the traditional chaat and is vegan and also oil-free!

I am not sure what took me so long to share this recipe here.

In fact I have hardly made it in my kitchen ever since I got married and moved to the US (which is almost 9 years...

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Instant Pot Blueberry Chia Jam

Simple Blueberry Chia Jam using the fresh blueberries in season!

This jam is made in the Instant Pot and sweetened with maple syrup making it refined sugar free.

Fruits are in abundance during this time of the year. We went to our farmers market last week and got lots of fresh fruits.

The farmers market felt so different this year with all the safety rules but the produce was still amazing, like it...

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Instant Pot Red Curry Quinoa Fried Rice

Red Curry Quinoa Fried Rice- one pot vegan meal with veggies, quinoa and flavored with red curry paste, coconut milk & Thai basil!

This quinoa fried “rice” is more protein packed than the traditional fried rice and a great way to use any leftover red curry paste.

I keep trying new ways to make Sarvesh enjoy quinoa. Over the years, he has gone from “I won’t touch it” to “this...

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Dhaba Style Aloo Rasedar (Instant Pot)

Make dhaba style Aloo Rasedar (spiced potato curry) in your Instant Pot!

No boiling the potatoes separately, one pot recipe and this pairs so well with puri.

Dhaba food holds a special place in my heart and I am sure that is true for most Indians.

For my non-Indian readers who don’t know what dhaba is, it...

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Instant Pot Vegan Lo Mein

Easy Vegan Lo Mein made in the Instant Pot is the perfect meal for busy days!

This one-pot dish has noodles, lots of veggies tossed in a flavorful sauce and gets done in one-pot. No boiling the noodles separately!

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Noodles are one of my favorite things to eat. Especially the ones...

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