Instant Pot Paruppu Payasam

Instant Pot Paruppu Payasam

Dairy FreeVegetarianOnam, the vibrant festival of Kerala, is incomplete without the indulgence in traditional delicacies. Among the various dishes prepared during this festive season, Paruppu Payasam holds a special place. This delightful lentil and jaggery dessert is a must-have on the Onam Sadhya (feast) menu. 

Instant Pot Dal Rice

Instant Pot Dal Rice

Dairy FreeVegetarianThis quick and flavorful Tamil-style Instant Pot Dal Rice recipe combines toor dal (pigeon peas) and regular cooking rice for a delightful dish. Sauté sliced garlic, green chilies, fresh curry leaves, and chopped onions in oil or ghee. Add the rinsed rice and dal, 

A Summer lunch plate

A Summer lunch plate

A summery lunch plate.. loaded with favorites of the entire family, a really colorful and delicious plate of food put all together under 30 minutes.I feel like Jamie Oliver saying you need few appliances for cooking faster.. but truly kitchen appliances help. In my plate 

Paneer Pav Bhaji

Paneer Pav Bhaji

Super Delicious Paneer Pav Bhaji recipe that is perfect to use up the leftover vegetables and paneer, just like you love it. Don’t forget the toasted bread!

Lunch Plate on a working day that feels like a holiday

Lunch Plate on a working day that feels like a holiday

Prawn Biryani and sides!!Today is special.. it is a working day, but not actually a busy day because most colleagues are on leave on account of Diwali which was yesterday. It feels like a long weekend for me and I cooked hot lunch today with 

Spicy Kanji and Onion Pakoda

Spicy Kanji and Onion Pakoda

Spicy Kanji and onion pakoda.. one of the favorite breakfast combination in our home. Made in @instantpot.in This Kanji or congee is all load the ingredients, wait for it cook itself and you serve type of food. Just the type I like, most of the times.
Add a cup of rice, 1/4 cup of Moong dal or masoor dal, 6 cups of water, sliced onion, tomato, green Chilli, chopped garlic, fenugreek seeds, 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder, chopped coriander and mint leaves, salt and tsp of ghee.
Set to rice mode.. and after it’s done and serve hot 🔥

Congee with onion Pakoda- Kanji from leftover rice

Congee with onion Pakoda- Kanji from leftover rice

Kanji with onion pakoda.. Also known as congee in South Asian cuisine Kanji is the highest form of simplicity.
I started mine with leftover cooked rice that I fermented overnight with plain water. Then in the morning added fenugreek seeds, more water and few sliced garlic cloves and pressure cooked in the instant pot. With some fried onions it is the best breakfast one could ask for.