Instant Pot Lauki Curry (Bottle Gourd Curry)

Easy Lauki Curry (bottle gourd curry) made in the Instant Pot!

One pot, vegan and gluten-free, this gets done in 30 minutes or less.

Lauki (bottle gourd) is not a very known or popular vegetable around here in the US. But growing up in India, it was one of the most common vegetables.

It was made often in my house but no one was...

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Matar Chaat

Matar Chaat made with white peas tossed with onion, tomatoes, spices and chutneys!

This chaat is extremely popular in Delhi and makes amazing meal with kulcha or can be enjoyed as such.

Matar Kulcha had a special place in my heart during college days. There was this roadside stall near our college which sold matar kulcha plate for Rs.7  I think (which is less than 10 cent!) and that used to be my treat very...

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Balsamic Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate

Balsamic Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts makes an easy and wonderful side dish for the Holidays!

The balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and smoked paprika give the brussel sprouts that sweet, smokey and tangy flavors which goes so well together!

I had never heard of brussel sprouts back home in India. So, this was a totally new vegetable for me when I moved to the US. I was not wary of trying it though as I...

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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...

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Quinoa Idli

Amp up the protein content of your idlis with these Quinoa Idli.

Quinoa replaces 75% of rice in this recipe making the idlis more wholesome and more protein-packed.

Idli is one of my favorite comfort food. Even though it was not a part of my diet growing up, I just eat it a lot now.

Freshly steamed idlis dunked in hot...

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Baked Oats Namak Pare

Baked Oats Namak Pare- savory crunchy snack made with whole wheat, oats.

This is a more wholesome version of the traditional namak pare and is quite easy to make.

It’s good to keep a balance between indulgent and healthy, right?

So after sharing the Mithai Cheesecake, I had to share something less indulgent and more...

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Baked Masala Peanuts

Baked Masala Peanuts – crunchy, spicy roasted peanuts which are baked in the oven making them a healthier alternative to deep frying.

These spiced peanuts make a great snack with chai or coffee.

I love munching on something savory with my evening chai. I remember mom always made some homemade chivda or namak para or something for her evening...

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Sweet Tamarind Chutney (Imli Chutney)

Sweet Tamarind Chutney aka Imli Chutney made with tamarind, jaggery and spices.

This is a staple chutney used in India for all kinds of chaats!

This recipe should have been here years ago. I don’t know what took me so long.

It’s one of the most staple chutneys and I have been meaning to share this recipe for...

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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...

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Sweet Potato Chaat

Sweet Potato Chaat is one of my favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes!

Roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with crunchy peanuts, chutneys and crispy papdi. It’s so flavorful and also very easy to make!

Sweet potatoes are my favorite and I love that here in the US, they are always so readily available. I don’t really have to wait for a particular season for me to enjoy...

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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...

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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...

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