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Instant Pot Dalia Upma / Bulgur Wheat

Discover a healthy and nutritious savory Indian porridge packed with vegetables. Dalia is a big part of our family’s morning regimen. Often, when we are looking for a healthy and quick breakfast recipe, Instant Pot Dalia Upma / Bulgur Wheat is often the answer. This Instant Pot Dalia Upma / Bulgur Wheat recipe is a time saver since it is a one-pot breakfast item for the entire family. I’m all about breakfast recipes that are wholesome, satisfying, and nourishing to …

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Instant Pot Matar Paneer – Peas and Paneer

This Instant Pot Matar Paneer – Peas and Paneer recipe is the best homemade paneer recipe I have ever tasted. It is restaurant quality paneer made in the comforts of your home. It is super appetizing, easy to make, and very flexible. I like to serve it on a bed of rice, with Indian flat bread (naan), or tortillas. What is paneer? Paneer is a squeaky, fresh cheese from the Indian subcontinent. It is a vegetarian’s companion and is made …

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Tindora Aloo Sabzi – Instant Pot Ivy Gourd and Potatoes

This quick Tindora Aloo Sabzi – Instant Pot Ivy Gourd and Potatoes is delicious, made with tindora (ivy gourd). This dish is satisfying, ultra-simple, refreshing, has a nice kick of heat without all the heavy fried flavors. Ivy gourd shines in this dish as a summer vegetable and has a wonderful seared flavor without getting gooey. All the ingredients including fresh ivy gourd can be found in Indian grocery store.  Tindora Aloo Sabzi – Instant Pot Ivy Gourd and Potatoes …

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Kashmiri Pickled Onion / Kashmiri Gand Achar

This Kashmiri Pickled Onion / Kashmiri Gand Achar is ridiculously easy to make and an outstanding addition to any meal. Above all it is mouthwatering. Pickles play a predominant role in Indian homes as a flavor enhancer. What kind of onions should I use to make Kashmiri Pickled Onion / Kashmiri Gand Achar ? I highly recommend using pearl red onions. They’re classic, have a mild flavor and are also known as picklers or baby onions. They stay nice and …

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Instant Pot Sookha Chana – Punjabi Kala Chana Masala

Sookha kala chana masala was one of my favorite food growing up. I was a picky eater when I was little. My mom would make a variety of foods for me hoping that I would eat them. Life is a full circle. My younger daughter is a picky eater. One of the most challenging things about cooking for little people is trying to figure great meal alternatives kids in your life will like. When I got this recipe from my …

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Instant Pot Soya Keema and Matar – Soya and Peas

Soya Keema and Matar is truly tender, juicy and flavorful. It is a  simple vegetarian dish served over rice or with naan (flat-bread) and is made in the Instant Pot. I enjoy cooking this recipe on days that I want to avoid meat. Truth be told, this recipe could fool any meat eater. All things considered, I tricked my kids once into believing this was minced chicken and they believed it! In other words, it tastes like meat. What are …

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Paneer and Bell Pepper – Restaurant Style in the Instant Pot

This Paneer and Bell Pepper recipe is an easy restaurant style dish made in the instant pot. As someone who grew up in Mumbai India, eating paneer both at home and in restaurants was a regular part of my routine. I often ate paneer instead of chicken or lamb. Paneer seriously curbed my meat cravings and still does. I am not trying to convince you to go vegetarian. All I am saying is that this instant pot paneer recipe is …

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Instant Pot Egg Curry – Dhaba Style Egg Curry with Potatoes

Eggs are a staple in our refrigerator for obvious reasons.They are good source of inexpensive high protein; they are versatile, a nutritional powerhouse, and are delicious. They are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals. This Instant Pot Egg Curry – Dhaba Style Egg Curry with Potatoes is the perfect weeknight meal. I ate egg curry regularly back in India. We would often eat egg curry and potatoes at Dhaba’s (roadside restaurants) in India. They were typically …

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Instant Pot Phirni/ Firni -Instant Pot Indian Rice Pudding

Treat yourself to a comforting bowl of this Instant Pot Phirni / Firni and enjoy a better night’s sleep. Phirni fits all the standards of a comfort food. What is even more appealing about this recipe is that it utilizes the most basic ingredients – milk, sugar and rice – and a few other which are a pantry staple. It brings that nostalgic feeling on your first bite and so much warmth as you go along. The pistachios and almonds …

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Air Fryer Fish Tikka – Indian Spicy Cilantro Tikka

Seize your Air Fryer and make this Air Fryer Fish Tikka – Indian Spicy Cilantro Tikka ASAP. This easy Air Fryer Fish Tikka – Indian Spicy Cilantro Tikka is a fun dinner/snack idea that’s fast and is uncomplicated enough to make especially on a work night! I have those days when I want that amazing spicy and flavorful fish at home but I don’t want to resort with frying in oil. Now thanks to my air fryer, I can make …

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Instant Pot Mung Bean – Sprouts Stir Fry

This Instant Pot Mung Bean – Sprouts Stir Fry recipe was a long time coming! I grew up eating mung bean sprouts stir-fry with tortillas. It was my lunch box item. For some reason, I never made it over the years until now. I thought making mung beans sprouts was a tedious long drawn process, but it is so easy. With the  instant pot making this recipe is such a breeze. Lentils/beans know no bounds. They are the ideal high-protein, …

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Mung Bean Sprouts – Moong Dal Sprouts

There is nothing easier than growing your own mung bean sprouts. Mung bean sprouts are a culinary vegetable grown by sprouting mung beans. All you need is some mung beans/ whole green gram lentils known as whole moong dal in hindi, a colander or a mixing bowl, a lid and some water. Mung bean sprouts can be used in salads, soups, in dumplings or stir-fried as a side dish to be eaten with tortillas. After figuring out how easy it is …

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Instant Pot Puri Aloo – Puri and Potato

This Instant Pot Puri Aloo – Puri and Potato recipe will take you right back home to your mom’s cooking. Perfectly cooked, flavorful, and appetizing, this Instant Pot Puri Aloo – Puri and Potato are perfect for Sunday brunch. Puri’s (unleavened deep-fried bread) have been sort of an enigma to me. I’ve never known the exact ratios of flour and water…and end up just winging it and hoping for it to be perfect…until now! Puri or Poori is either made with …

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Instant Pot Rice Pudding – Instant Pot Kheer

Easy and delicious this Instant Pot Rice Pudding – Instant Pot Kheer is a no fail one pot recipe with minimal ingredients. Creamy, and soft this Instant Pot Rice Pudding is the ultimate comfort food! Find out how to make old fashioned kheer right at home with my mom’s popular recipe. Thank you mom for sharing your proprietary recipe! Hope you like this Instant Pot Rice Pudding. Kheer Kheer is a pudding, originating from the Indian subcontinent. Kheer can be …

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Instant Pot Punjabi Lamb – Indian Goat Curry

Instant Pot Punjabi Lamb – Indian Goat Curry recipe is a bone-in lamb/goat cooked in a simple, yet delicious tomato and spiced flavorful mojo. Moist and tender, this Instant Pot Punjabi Lamb recipe is sure to please all the lamb lovers out there. In short, this recipe will not disappoint you. I developed a love for Punjabi food while growing up in India. Mumbai has a diverse choice of great food. Moreover, travelling to North India enabled me to try …

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Instant Pot Aloo Matar – Indian Potatoes and Peas Curry

There are so many methods to make potatoes – stir-fried, boiled, grilled, slow cooked – but my most frequent cooking method of preparing potatoes is in a curry, with different vegetables. I love making this Instant Pot Aloo Matar – Indian Potatoes and Peas Curry for its simplicity and amazing taste. This potato recipe is undoubtedly a true crowd pleaser and is perfect with steamed rice or tortillas. And guess what! It is vegan and gluten free too! Potatoes and …

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Instant Pot Kashmiri Fish – Spicy Kashmiri Fish Curry

Instant Pot Kashmiri Fish – Spicy Kashmiri Fish Curry This Instant Pot Kashmiri Fish curry curry is easy, quick to make and uses a few ingredients. It’s an appetizing, very palatable, and a nutritious fish recipe. Couple it with steamed rice and vegetables for a wholesome weeknight dinner. I got this recipe from my mom. The original Kashmiri fish recipe does not use tomatoes. Over the years my mom has tweaked it just a bit, by adding tomatoes. I tweaked …

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Stir Fry Indian Cabbage – Instant Pot Patta Gobi

Stir Fry Indian Cabbage – Instant Pot Patta Gobi  One of my preferred cabbage recipes! See how to make delicious Stir Fry Indian Cabbage – Instant Pot Patta Gobi- with ground turmeric, ground coriander, and ground cumin. Effortless, fast, and mouthwatering! Think cabbage is a little too boring? I am here to sway you otherwise. This cabbage is insanely good and super easy to make with hardly any ingredients. It comes together in less than 20 minutes! What ingredients do …

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Instant Pot Kala Chana – Indian Brown Chickpea Curry

This easy delicious Instant Pot Kala Chana – Indian Brown Chickpea Curry  is easy to make and packed with flavor! And it is made in an Instant Pot of course. Tomatoes and mango powder are a critical part of the tangy, and savory recipe, so please don’t eliminate them– if you do, your chickpea curry will taste a little blah. The Serrano pepper is totally optional. If spicy isn’t your thing, you can eliminate the Serrano pepper. What is Kala Chana? …

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Cauliflower and Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Paneer

Cauliflower and Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Paneer – I feel like cauliflower is continually dwarfed by other vegetables, but cauliflower will be making a comeback very soon due to this Cauliflower and Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Paneer recipe, especially when it’s cooked like this. In this Cauliflower and Paneer Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Paneer recipe, cauliflower and paneer are cooked with the warm rich spices like turmeric, ground fennel, and ground ginger to bring out …

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Radish Chutney in Yogurt – Kashmiri Muji Chetin

This creamy Radish Chutney in Yogurt – Kashmiri Muji Chetin triumphs on all fronts. It has a velvety, creamy texture and is our one of our all-time favorite radish recipes! This is a traditional Kashmiri side dish. It can be used as an accompaniment to rice, bread or tortillas (roti). It can also be used as a dip with almost anything. This recipe is ridiculously easy to make, takes under 10 minutes and is a staple in our home in …

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Air Fryer Chicken Tikka – Butter Chicken Tikka

This last-minute Air Fryer Chicken Tikka – Butter Chicken Tikka made in the Air Fryer is super easy and irresistible. It is great to serve company, but it is also one of those dishes that work for a fast weeknight dinner. How do I make the Air Fryer Chicken Tikka – Butter Chicken Tikka? Firstly, using a whisk or a spoon mix all the marinade ingredients well. Next, chop the chicken thighs (skinless and boneless) into 2 to 3 inch …

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Instant Pot Chicken Kofta -Instant Pot Meatball Curry

This easy Instant Pot Chicken Kofta -Instant Pot Meatball Curry is the ideal staple for any kitchen! It’s easy to prep and these meatballs come out tender every time. If you’re a fan of Indian food and curries you’re going to love this meatball curry recipe!  This meatball curry is made with chicken. I used the JENNIE-O® Ground Chicken. You can use other types of ground meat, for instance turkey, or lamb. The cook time for turkey will be the …

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Potato Beans Bell Pepper -Instant Pot Aloo Beans Capsicum

Looking for some new bell pepper (capsicum) and green beans recipe? You are at the right place! Find a new way to incorporate these two flavorful, mouthwatering, and nutritious vegetables into family dinners in this Potato Beans Bell Pepper – Instant Pot Aloo Beans Capsicum recipe. If you like bell peppers, you will love this Potato Beans Bell Pepper – Instant Pot Aloo Beans Capsicum recipe. Colorful bell peppers get a bang of flavor from the spices. Kashmiri chili powder …

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Instant Pot Sukhe Aloo – Indian Stir-Fry Potatoes

Instant Pot Sukhe Aloo – Indian Stir-Fry Potatoes a home-style snack is my go-to carb comfort food. In my opinion, this is a very adaptable dish. It can be served as a side to tortillas or naan. I love eating Instant Pot Sukhe Aloo – Indian Stir-Fry Potatoes over white rice, or even with scrambled eggs. In my experience, there are no rules for how to eat it. This was a dish I treasured the most as a child. We …

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Instant Pot Kohlrabi Curry – Kashmiri Monji Haak – Knol Khol

This Instant Pot Kohlrabi Curry – Kashmiri Monji Haak – Knol Khol is delicious and super easy to make with a few ingredients. Not to mention, it comes together in less than 25 minutes and is made in an Instant Pot of course! In Kashmiri Monji refers to the bulb and haak are the leaves. Kashmiri’s use Kohlrabi in several different dishes. It goes really well with white rice. Kohlrabi looks like a root vegetable, but it is cabbage’s cousin, …

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Instant Pot Beans Aloo – Green Beans Potato Curry

Instant Pot Beans Aloo – Green Beans Potato Curry with extraordinary flavor are an exemplary accompaniment to any main meal. Cooking in the Instant Pot  is a quick and efficient way to cook spicy green beans and potatoes. This is typically a North Indian dish. I grew up eating green beans and potato curry regularly. It can be eaten as a side dish with tortillas or rice. What ingredients do I need to make Instant Pot Beans Aloo – Green …

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Kashmiri Haak with Kale – Instant Pot Kale

Kashmiri Haak with Kale – Instant Pot Kale Haak is a staple food in Kashmiri cuisine. This Kashmiri Haak with Kale – Instant Pot Kale requires minimal ingredients and is very easy to make in an Instant Pot. Kashmiri’s eat haak with rice and cook them in several variations. For example: Haak aloo (with potatoes), haak nadru (with lotus root), haak with kolarabi, and others. I typically made haak with collard greens. It is very easy to make. It takes a few …

Air Fryer Recipes Indian food Punjabi Vegetarian

Air Fryer Tandoori Mushrooms – Spicy Mushroom Tikka

Air Fryer Tandoori Mushrooms – Spicy Mushroom Tikka Here’s an exceptionally healthy addition to any dinner spread. Air Fryer Tandoori Mushrooms – Spicy Mushrooms are marinated and seasoned with spices and then air fried. After making grilled mushrooms countless times over the years, I’ve gotten rather good at it. I’ve been told several times; I make the best grilled mushrooms. I grew up eating grilled mushrooms in India. I wanted to replicate them in the Air Fryer. Believe me these …

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Instant Pot Kashmiri Dal – Moong Dal

Instant Pot Kashmiri Dal – Moong Dal This one-pot healthy and AUTHENTIC Instant Pot Kashmiri Dal – Moong Dal is so delicious, it’s sure to become a basic recipe in your home! This Instant Pot Kashmiri Dal – Moong Dal is creamy, hearty, and made with just twelve ingredients! If you want a lentil soup that will quickly become a treasured recipe, I propose giving it a try. This recipe skips the step of sautéing onions, or tomatoes. In fact, it doesn’t …

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Instant Pot Aloo Poha – Potato Flattened Rice

Instant Pot Aloo Poha – Potato Flattened Rice is a delicious one pot meal that falls together quickly creating the perfect breakfast. Undoubtedly one of my favorite breakfast item. It may seem monotonous and tedious, but c’mon poha is a total family pleasing snack or breakfast. What is poha? Poha is flattened dry rice originating from the Indian subcontinent. The rice tends to soften and swell up when liquid is added to it.  Poha is a staple breakfast item in …

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Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream – Fruit Cream Dessert

Summer is all about ease in the kitchen, and nothing could be more uncomplicated than berries and cream. This Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream – Fruit Cream Dessert takes heavy whipping cream to an advanced level! This Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream – Fruit Cream Dessert is a perfect 4th of July dessert or a party dessert! What ingredients do I need to make this Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream – Fruit Cream Dessert? Plain Greek yogurt. Either low fat or regular both …

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Cucumber Tomato Cilantro Salad – Spicy Salad

This super easy Cucumber Tomato Cilantro Salad – Spicy Salad is a family favorite recipe that we have been enjoying for years. It is a great side for just anything. I like to serve it alongside rice, tortillas or even grilled chicken. Finely chopped vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, onions, and cilantro are tossed in lemon juice. Salt and pepper and added along with Serrano peppers. This salad is a total classic in India. People make different versions …

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Instant Pot Tofu Bhurji – Indian Style Scrambled Tofu

I have recently developed a love for tofu. Since figuring out that it tastes so good, I’ve been grilling it, eating it in salads, and making curry. I can’t get enough of the stuff. This Instant Pot Tofu Bhurji – Indian Style Scrambled Tofu is very easy to make and is delicious. And, you need an Instant Pot of course. What type of tofu do I use for Instant Pot Tofu Bhurji – Indian Style Scrambled Tofu? I prefer using firm …

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Thai Green Tofu Curry – Instant Pot Green Tofu Curry

Who is ready for a succulent bowl of Thai Green Tofu Curry – Instant Pot Green Tofu Curry? Thai Green Tofu Curry – Instant Pot Green Tofu Curry with bell peppers, green beans, and carrots is incredibly flavorful. It’s the ideal, fulfilling veggie-packed meal! Last week, I made the Instant Pot Easy Thai Red Chicken Curry and since then have been experimenting with multiple Thai recipes. What ingredients do I need? Green curry paste: As for me, for the curry paste I …

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Instant Pot Easy Thai Red Chicken Curry

Instant Pot Thai Red Chicken Curry: An easy restaurant style one-pot curry that’s so outrageously delicious. Cancel your takeout and try this out! This recipe is quick enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough when you have company. Thai red curry is one dish I have an appetite for any time. I have ordered Thai red chicken curry countless times in restaurants and tried making homemade versions almost as many times. When I eventually got the proportions right, this …

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Air Fryer Spicy Okra – Air Fryer Sukhi Bhindi

This appetizing Air Fryer Spicy Okra – Air Fryer Sukhi Bhindi recipe made in the Air Fryer is for everyone. Air fried okra with hints of green peeping through are so inviting. Are you concerned about okra being slimy? Do not worry! The air frying process does take away the sliminess that okra frequently has. With air fried okra and the right spices, you can enjoy its extraordinary flavor—augmented with a touch of ground coriander, ground cumin, mango powder, and …

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Spicy Tomato Brown Rice – Instant Pot Tomato Rice

Brown rice gets a makeover with tomatoes, onions and spices with this Spicy Tomato Brown Rice – Instant Pot Tomato Rice. I’m excited to share this healthier version of tomato rice recipe with you. Traditionally this recipe is made with white rice. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been doing my best to cook nutritious and wholesome foods, and when I do that, I sometimes fall victim to the bland/flat food rut. Please tell-me you’ve been there too? Turning …

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Brown Rice Chana Pulao – Instant Pot Brown Rice Chickpea

Looking for a simple and easy to make brown rice recipe? Try this perfectly fluffy Brown Rice Chana Pulao – Instant Pot Brown Rice Chickpea Pilaf What ingredients do I need to make the Brown Rice Chana Pulao – Instant Pot Brown Rice Chickpea Pilaf? Ghee, bay leaf, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, onion, ginger garlic paste, tomato, ground turmeric, kashmiri chili powder, garam masala, dry mango powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, salt, Serrano pepper, cilantro and lemon …

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Air Fryer Lotus Root – Kashmiri Nadru Monja

Lotus root made with a crispy batter incorporated with spices are the ultimate homemade treat! This Air Fryer Lotus Root – Kashmiri Nadru Monja recipe is a perfect accompaniment to comfort food. Lotus root fritters can be served as a side dish, an appetizer or snack. This Air Fryer Lotus Root – Kashmiri Nadru Monja recipe use a few ingredients and come together really fast! Traditionally, these are deep fried, however, I have attempted to make a healthy version by …

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Instant Pot Rava Upma – Sooji Upma – Semolina – Suji

Enjoy a delicious bowl of Instant Pot Rava Upma – Sooji Upma – Semolina – Suji. This smooth, mildly flavored, and savory thick-porridge takes about 20 minutes from start to finish and is the perfect way to start your day. It can be enjoyed as a breakfast or an evening snack. What is Sooji? Sooji is granulated wheat and is also known as semolina or rava. People in northern India call it sooji, while people in southern India call it …

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Mac & Cheese Omelette – Made in Instant Pot

This Mac & Cheese Omelette – Made in Instant Pot creates the flavor and texture you seek. The combination of egg with mac and cheese is insanely rich and delicious. Mac and cheese is a staple at my house. The instant pot makes cooking mac and cheese so easy. Literally dump everything in and turn it on. It can’t get any easier than this. What ingredients do I need to make the mac and cheese omelette? Two types of cheese: Sharp …

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Rice and Lentil Porridge -Instant Pot Khichdi

Rice and Lentil Porridge -Instant Pot Khichdi is quick and easy to make. It’s a one pot rice and lentil Instant Pot meal. There’s something special about eating khichdi on a cold winter day. Khichdi is meant to be a fairly mild, but the flavor of ghee and turmeric is deep. Oh so deep. As a child, cold days of winter would often begin with the wonderful smell of khichdi cooked in the pressure cooker.  What is Khichdi? Khichdi is …

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Yogurt Lotus Root Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni

This quick and easy Yogurt Lotus Root Curry – Instant Pot Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni is the answer to your week night dinner. And it is made in the Instant Pot! What is lotus root/lotus stem? Even though they are known as lotus “roots”, they are actually the stem of the plant that can grow up to 4 feet, modified for underwater growth. The actual roots are fine and thin and are found below the stem. The lotus root aka the …

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Instant Pot Butter Chicken – Instant Pot Murg Makhani

Instant pot   Butter Chicken – Instant Pot Murg Makhani or as everyone around me calls it “the restaurant style butter chicken recipe” is a creamy saucy chicken curry with warm spices and tomato sauce.  The flavors in this recipe are a dazzling escape unto themselves and this dish is ready in under 30 minutes. Without taking much time from your busy schedule, you can make this chicken rather quickly. And guess what NO ONIONS! If you have been following …

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Air Fryer Paneer Tikka – Stuffed Paneer Tikka

Learn how to make Air Fryer Paneer Tikka – Stuffed Paneer Tikka with this easy and yummy recipe! Paneer tikka can get boring at times. But no worries! What if I told you that you could have the most unbeatable, unparalleled, flavorful, and the easiest EVER paneer stuffed tikka…A quick 40 minute weeknight meal…with super simple steps?? I’m tellin’ ya. This crisp-on-the-outside, stuffed on the inside paneer is about to change your life. Serve over rice and with veggies, or …

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Instant Pot Lemon Rice – Fenugreek – Methi Lemon Rice

This instant pot  Lemon Rice – Fenugreek – Methi Lemon Rice is delicious, aromatic, and bursting with flavors. Lemon rice is one of those items that my family eats on a regular basis. Adding fenugreek leaves to it makes it fragrant and flavorful. Ingredients needed for the Instant Pot Lemon Rice – Fenugreek – Methi Lemon Rice? I like to make this dish with long grain Basmati rice. The tempering ingredients needed for this recipe are: mustard seeds, raw cashew …

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Instant Pot Mushroom Curry – Spicy Kashmiri Mushroom

This Instant Pot Mushroom Curry – Spicy Kashmiri Mushroom isn’t fancy or elaborate. It is simple, and yet really shines in its simplicity. An easy dish made with only 4 spices! This dish is ready in under 30 minutes. What do I need to make Instant Pot Mushroom Curry – Spicy Kashmiri Mushroom? An instant pot of-course! Spices: ground fennel, ground ginger, ground cumin and Kashmiri chili powder. Yogurt: The yogurt needs to be at room temperature. Keep 3 tablespoons of yogurt …

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Air Fryer Shrimp Tikka – Hariyali Shrimp Tikka

This Air Fryer Shrimp Tikka – Hariyali Shrimp Tikka recipe is easy enough for a quick weeknight dinner. This recipe is skimpy on prep time and splendid on flavor. The meaning of tikka is an Indian dish made with small pieces of meat, sea food, chicken, or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture. Hariyali means green. Authentic hariyali tikka is usually made with shrimp marinated in plain strained yogurt and spices, char-grilled in a clay oven known as a tandoor …

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Instant Pot Sukhe Cholay -Chole Methi Palak

Pack in the protein with this Instant Pot Sukhe Cholay – Chole Methi Palak recipe. This instant pot recipe is special to me because it’s one of the few recipes my entire family loves. Flavorful and protein-packed this chickpea recipe is perfect for any day of the week! What sort of chickpea should I use for Instant Pot Sukhe Cholay -Chole Methi Palak ? I use dry Kabuli chana also known as garbanzo beans for this recipe. I soak the …

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Air Fryer Hariyali Chicken – Hariyali Chicken Tikka

This Air Fryer Hariyali Chicken – Hariyali Chicken Tikka rivals any Indian restaurant! Why go eat out when you can outdo restaurant style chicken at home??? The meaning of tikka is an Indian dish made with small pieces of meat, chicken, or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture. Hariyali means green. Authentic hariyali chicken tikka is usually made with chicken marinated in plain strained yogurt and spices, char-grilled in a clay oven known as a tandoor for remarkable barbecue flavors. …

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Air Fryer Amritsari Paneer -Spicy Paneer Tikka

Air fryer Amritsari Paneer -Spicy Paneer Tikka – is a perfect party appetizer.  Lately, I have been making several air fryer recipes for my family and I had to share this recipe with my readers. Paneer cooked this way is easy, and absolutely delicious. This paneer recipe reminds me of my college days living in Mumbai, India where I would have the traditional version grilled in a tandoor served with naan at local restaurants. This air fryer recipe is not far …

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Air Fryer Paneer Nuggets – Spicy Paneer Tikka Popcorn

Air fryer Paneer Nuggets – Spicy Paneer Tikka Popcorn are a perfect stand out appetizer star. As most Indian cooking, this recipe demands a few spices. However, this dish is so easy to make. You just mix the spices in greek yogurt, add the paneer, and mix it in the breadcrumbs. Air Fryer Paneer Nuggets – Spicy Paneer Tikka Popcorn – What is paneer? Paneer is squeaky, fresh cheese from the Indian subcontinent. It is a vegetarian’s companion and is made …

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Instant Pot Turmeric Lamb -Kashmiri Kalia – Goat Curry

Simple yet delicious, Instant Pot Turmeric Lamb – Kashmiri Kalia – Goat Curry (made with either goat or lamb) is an easy, wholesome and quick meal to put together. I have used goat meat (also called mutton in India). Kalia is eaten on special occasions in Kashmiri culture, especially during happy times, like the birth of a baby, during a wedding or in welcoming a bride. The gravy in Kalia is slightly thin. The beautiful yellow color is attained from …

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Kashmiri Rajma Shalgam – Instant Pot Kidney Beans and Turnip

Kashmiri Rajma Shalgam – Instant Pot Kidney Beans and Turnip – Rajma Gogji Healthy, delicious and full of protein this Kashmiri Rajma Shalgam – Instant Pot Kidney Beans and Turnip recipe is just perfect for dinner and easy to prepare too!  This dish is low in fat and high in flavor. The turnip adds a great texture and flavor to the beans. A perfect one-pot wonder for a weekday supper.  Kashmiri rajma shalgam doesn’t require onions or tomatoes. All you …

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Air Fryer Dhaniya Shrimp – Spicy Cilantro Shrimp Tikka

You don’t have to wait for the weekend to enjoy restaurant-style shrimp. This Air Fryer Dhaniya Shrimp – Spicy Cilantro Shrimp Tikka is a recipe in which shrimp is perfectly cooked. How do we make Air Fryer Dhaniya Shrimp – Spicy Cilantro Shrimp Tikka? I am obsessed with shrimp cooked in this marinade. First, you take shrimp and put it in the marinade mix and let marinate for 20 minutes. This is quick, simple, requires only pantry ingredients, and allows …

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Malai Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Malai Chicken Tikka

Malai Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Malai Chicken Tikka cooks up amazingly tender and juicy. I grew up in Mumbai and I have consumed my fair share of Malai Chicken Tikka. We ate them regularly in restaurants. Without a doubt, this malai chicken tikka will probably be the simplest and most amazing chicken you’ll ever make!   What ingredients do I need to make this ? Oil, ginger garlic paste, Ground Black Pepper heavy whipping cream, plain Greek yogurt, corn …

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Instant Pot Kashmiri Chicken – Yakhni – Yogurt Curry

Simple & appetizing, Instant Pot Kashmiri Chicken – Yakhni – Yogurt Curry, with yogurt and fragrant spices – a fast flavorful nourishing meal, that can be made in an Instant Pot! What is Yakhni – Instant Pot Kashmiri Chicken – Yakhni – Yogurt Curry? Yakhni is a yogurt-based curry and is a signature Kashmiri dish. Some of the popular yakhni dishes in Kashmiri cuisine include goat/lamb yakhni, chicken yakhni, lotus root (nadru or kamal kakdi) yakhni, mushroom yakhni, and several …

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Instant Pot Cumin Rice – Jeera, Matar and Coconut Rice

This instant pot Cumin Rice – Jeera, Matar and Coconut Rice al dente cumin, peas, and coconut rice is very easy to make and the perfect side dish. It has a mild coconut flavor, and a very distinctive earthy, nutty cumin flavor. Adding lemon juice is too subtle to notice, but it adds a bright freshness to the rice. What ingredients do we need for Instant Pot Cumin Rice – Jeera, Matar and Coconut Rice? We need cumin seeds, long grain …

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Air Fryer Bhindi Okra – Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi

This Air Fryer Bhindi Okra – Air Fryer Kurkuri Bhindi recipe is one of my favorite easy snack ideas! Perfectly crisp air fried okra seasoned well and coated with rice flour, chickpea flour and spices without the added fat or calories! It is so simple and quick to throw together for an easy snack recipe. Okra loses its characteristic sliminess when roasted and develops a crunchy texture and a great flavor when cooked this way.  In the original recipe okra …

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Instant Pot Mushroom Yakhni – Kashmiri Mushroom

Instant Pot Mushroom Yakhni – Kashmiri Mushroom is a delicious, warming vegetarian curry that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. It is made with yogurt and fragrant spices – a fast flavorful nourishing meal, that can be made in an Instant Pot! What is yakhni? Yakhni is a yogurt-based curry and is a signature Kashmiri dish. Some of the popular Yakhni dishes in Kashmiri cuisine include goat/lamb yakhni, chicken yakhni, lotus root (nadru) yakhni, mushroom yakhni, and several others. Yakhni is extremely …

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Instant Pot Goat Yakhni – Kashmiri Yogurt Goat Curry

Simple & appetizing, Instant Pot Goat Yakhni – Kashmiri Yogurt Goat Curry, with yogurt and fragrant spices- a fast flavorful nourishing meal, that can be made in an Instant Pot! What is Yakhni? Yakhni is a yogurt-based curry and is a signature Kashmiri dish. Some of the popular yakhni dishes in Kashmiri cuisine include goat/lamb yakhni, chicken yakhni, lotus root (nadru or kamal kakdi) yakhni, mushroom yakhni, and several others. Yakhni is extremely delicious and does not contain red chili …

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Instant Pot Rajma Masala – Kidney Bean – Rajma Curry

When you are in a dilemma of what to cook, and you fancy a restaurant style filling meal Instant Pot Rajma Masala – Kidney Bean – Rajma Curry comes to the RESCUE! This recipe is a distant cousin of the spicy red bean chili. From as long as I can remember, every one of our family gatherings was sure to have rajma masala. It is a go to dish in my home even today. The kids love it and it …

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Afghani Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Afghani

Everyone’s thumbs up preferred for a family-friendly meal, chicken tikka gets a major enhancement from the standard variety in this Afghani Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Afghani recipe. These chicken tikkas check all the boxes: Easily available ingredients. Super easy recipe Air fried and healthy And minimal mess. What type of chicken do I use for Afghani Chicken Tikka – Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Afghani? Either thighs or breasts. I have used 3 pounds of boneless chicken thighs. …

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Paneer Pav Bhaji – Instant Pot Pav Bhaji with Paneer

Paneer Pav Bhaji – Instant Pot Pav Bhaji with Paneer This homemade Paneer Pav Bhaji – Instant Pot Pav Bhaji with Paneer recipe is easy to prepare, inexpensive, ready in just 40 minutes and the perfect flavorful and tangy weeknight meal recipe idea! Paneer adds so much flavor to the bhaji. Oh boy! There’s just something about pav bhaji that grasps my heart and excites my taste buds! What is Pav Bhaji? Pav Bhaji is a Maharashtrian fast food dish. …

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Instant Pot Rabri – Quick Easy Rabri /Rabdi

Instant Pot Rabri – Quick Easy Rabri /Rabdi Instant Pot Rabri – Quick Easy Rabri /Rabdi – quick and easy to make, foolproof rabri recipe that can be served on its own, or with Gulab jamun or Jalebi. If you have been following me for a while, you may know that my recipes are all about fast, easy and quick cooking. This is by far my favorite way to make rabri. It produces the thickest, creamiest and delicious rabri in …

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Air Fryer Plantain Chips – Spicy Plantain Fries

These Air Fryer Plantain Chips – Spicy Plantain Fries are undemanding to make and seriously good! Air fryer plantain chips are the perfect way to make plantain fries at home, and my family loves these! Air Fryer Plantain Chips – Spicy Plantain Fries can be paired with your favorite proteins or eaten just as is. They make a great after school snack. How do I make Air Fryer Plantain Chips – Spicy Plantain Fries? Firstly, peel the plantains right before …

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Instant Pot Pav Bhaji – Easy Mumbai Cheese Pav Bhaji

No one can repudiate the enticing temptation of Pav Bhaji. This homemade Instant Pot Pav Bhaji – Easy Mumbai Cheese Pav Bhaji recipe is simple, quick, inexpensive, and a family favorite. Instant Pot Pav Bhaji – Easy Mumbai Cheese Pav Bhaji – is super Mumbaikar I’ve gone super “Mumbaikar” on us with this recipe. There’s hardly a more classic Mumbai meal then good old pav bhaji! Last week when I was visiting Mumbai, I had cheese pav bhaji. And it …

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Instant Pot Achari Paneer – Dhaba Paneer in Pickling Spices

You won’t need takeout with this Instant Pot Achari Paneer – Dhaba Paneer in Pickling Spices recipe! Why I attempted this recipe? I got to thinking about all amazing food I had when I visited India last week. I decided to make restaurant style paneer at home. And boy! I am so glad I tried this recipe. This paneer recipe is a quick, incredibly flavorful, zesty, make ahead dish! What does achari masala mean? Achari masala is an Indian spice mix. It …

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Air Fryer Thecha Paneer – Spicy Air Fryer Paneer Tikka

Marinated with zesty cilantro, serrano peppers, garlic, and Greek yogurt this Air Fryer Thecha Paneer – Spicy air fryer Paneer Tikka just needs a short session in the air fryer.  In this recipe paneer gets a dramatic lift from the spicy peanut, cilantro and garlic. Thecha is a side dish in Maharashtrian cuisine. I grew up eating thecha and decided to incorporate it in paneer tikka. How do I make Air Fryer Thecha Paneer – Spicy Air Fryer Paneer Tikka? Step …

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Instant Pot Methi Chicken – Indian Fenugreek Chicken Curry

Instant Pot Methi Chicken – Indian Fenugreek Chicken Curry Instant Pot Methi Chicken – Indian Fenugreek Chicken Curry is one of our favorite weeknight dinners! This quick and delicious recipe can be on the table in 30 minutes! Tender, flavorful, mouthwatering, and delicious this chicken recipe is packed with flavor from the dried fenugreek leaves. It’s totally a win win! Who doesn’t love a good chicken curry recipe, right? I do! By the way, this recipe is low carb and …

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Instant Pot Stuffed Eggplant – Bharwan Baingan

Love eggplant, but don’t want to fry it? Try this Instant Pot Stuffed Eggplant – Bharwan Baingan recipe. This Indian recipe is an impressive side dish. What kind of eggplant to do I need for Instant Pot Stuffed Eggplant – Bharwan Baingan? You need baby eggplant. You will find them in the Indian grocery store. It is known as Indian eggplant and this variety is small with a dark reddish-purple color. Always look for younger, smaller eggplant that feels firm …