Instant Pot Mangalorean Shrimp / Instant Pot Shrimp Sukka / Instant Pot Spicy Shrimp

This is one of my favorite shrimp recipe. It is tangy, spicy, and full of different flavors. This recipe is originally from Mangalore, known as Mangaluru now, a city in the Indian state of Karnataka, the southern part of India. Mangalorean shrimp sukka literally means shrimp without gravy from Mangalore. In this recipe, shrimp is stir fried in a pan and sautéed in onions, turmeric, mustard seeds, red chili powder, and curry leaves for a few minutes. Shrimp cooks really fast and preserves …

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Instant Pot Sambar / Instant Pot Tangy South Indian Lentil Soup

What is Sambar? Sambar is a stew made with vegetables and lentils. It is cooked with spices and tamarind. Sambar is a popular dish in Southern India. Sambar contains multiple vegetables, like okra, bottle gourd, drumsticks, eggplant, carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins, and several others. Sambar is a protein packed stew because it is made from lentils. It is high on fiber due to the variety of vegetables it contains. Sambar is usually served with steamed rice or idli (a savory rice …

Instant Pot Sultani Dal / Instant Pot Lentil Soup Made with Yogurt and Cream

What is Sultani dal? Sultani dal is a type of a Mughlai dal. This dal recipe originated from the nawabs of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a rich and creamy dal with a smoky flavor to it. Mughlai food consists of recipes / food developed in Medieval India during the Mughal Empire. Mughlai food is very popular in the Northern part of India. Mughlai cuisine is flavorful, rich, and creamy. Sultani dal is made from toovar dal (split pigeon peas). …

Instant Pot Murg Palak -Creamy Chicken and Spinach Curry

Instant Pot Murg Palak -Creamy Chicken and Spinach Curry is an easy recipe and definitely one for a quick week day meal. I use chicken breasts as they are easy to chop and work with, plus they stay tender and moist.  Also, traditionally, in this dish chicken is supposed to be marinated for a few hours and then cooked in onions and spices. However, my goal is to simplify recipes and reduce the cooking time. This dish tastes great and …