Rajma Masala – Kidney Beans Curry

Rajma Masala aka Kidney Beans Curry is one of the most common and popular curries made in North India.

Kidney beans are cooked with onion, tomatoes and spices in this flavorful vegetarian curry.

Rajma is one of the most popular curries in north India.

In fact I always say that chole, rajma and dal makhani are...

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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...

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Kaju Kishmish Ice Cream

An easy no-churn ice cream made with cashews and raisins! This Kaju Kishmish Ice Cream requires only few ingredients and makes a refreshing summer treat!

I make no churn ice creams on repeat during summers.

To tell you guys the truth, I do have an ice cream attachment with my stand mixer and I have used it in the past.

But mostly, I am just lazy...

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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...

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Medu Vada

Medu Vada are deep fried fritters made with urad dal.

These are commonly served as a snack or for breakfast and are most popular in South India.

Best enjoyed with sambar and chutney!

I am not a huge fan of deep frying and I think I have mentioned that many times...

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Mango Arugula Salad with Balsamic Dressing

This refreshing Mango Arugula Salad is just the perfect summer salad.

Tossed with a balsamic dressing, it is also vegan and gluten-free.

During summers, if there’s one thing that you would always find in my house, it’s the mangoes.

Since Sarvesh is a huge fan, he keeps ordering them from all stores possible (just to try his luck at the best tasting...

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No-Churn Kesar Elaichi Ice Cream (Saffron Cardamom Ice Cream)

Easy No-Churn Kesar Elaichi Ice Cream made using only 5 ingredients!

Flavored with lots of cardamom and saffron, the ice cream base comes together in 10 minutes only.

The weather in Seattle has been a little weird lately. It was quite a cold June except for few warm days.

I am hoping July is much warmer and there’s no rain for next...

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Paneer Kali Mirch (Black Pepper Paneer)

If you are bored of eating paneer the same way, then try this Paneer Kali Mirch.

This has cubes of paneer tossed in a creamy sauce flavored with lots of freshly ground black pepper.

It’s slightly hot from the pepper which is balanced out by the sweetness and creaminess from the cream, yogurt and cashews.

I can never get tired of sharing paneer recipes with you...

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Navratan Korma

A rich and creamy dish, Navratan Korma gets its name from nine ingredients/jewels (nav=nine and ratan=jewels) which are cooked together in a super creamy sauce.

The base of this curry is made with cashews, poppy seeds and is finished with cream to make it decadent.

I am not 100% sure but from what I have read, Navratan Korma was named after the nine courtiers in King Akbar’s...

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Instant Pot Lemon Quinoa (South Indian Style)

Here’s a fun take on the traditional south Indian Lemon Rice- this Lemon Quinoa has the same flavors as the rice but is more wholesome and protein-packed!

Quinoa is something I have grown to like over the years. At first, I wasn’t a fan but then I developed the palate for it and now I enjoy it in various forms.

Sarvesh on the other hand is still not a fan. However, now he does eat it when I mix -in some flavors with the...

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Instant Pot Paneer Biryani

Paneer Biryani made in the Instant Pot – this one pot meal has basmati rice cooked with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and fragrant spices.

Makes a comforting and hearty one-pot meal. Serve with a side of raita or yogurt.

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We obviously eat a lot...

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Besan Chilla

Simple savory pancakes made with gram flour and veggies, this Besan Chilla is a popular Indian breakfast and one that was made pretty regularly in my house.

You can add lots of veggies to it to make it more nutritious. These are vegan and gluten-free.

Besan (gram flour) is a commonly used ingredient in India cooking.

It is used in...

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