Handvo {Spicy Rice and lentils cake} – Oven & Instant pot Recipe

Handvo – A traditional gujarati savory cake made with rice, lentils and lots of vegetable like bottle gourd, fenugreek leaves and carrots. Spiced with fresh ginger and green chilies, tempered with mustard seeds, sesame seeds and dried red chillies. This wholesome dish can be enjoyed as a meal by itself or with a side of pickle or chutney.

Updated to include Instant Pot version of this recipe!

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Green Tomato Chutney – Instant Pot

Green Tomato Chutney – A piquant mouth watering chutney made with summers best raw-tart tomatoes, spicy jalapeños and a hint of sweetness!

When I first discovered this recipe, I thought it was a genius idea to use up those excess tomatoes and make this healthy & delicious chutney packed with vitamin C!

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I do not quiet think of chutneys until I get to spend some time with my mom. She has a treasure of chutney recipes and I am always surprised to see the ease with which she makes them. Just a little bit of chutney in your plate, and it takes the meal to a completely different level.

My friend Yuko, has been generously delivering me all kinds of vegetables from her organic veggie garden. When I mentioned to her about my mom’s green tomato chutney, she promptly dropped off some fresh green tomatoes.

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This easy green tomato chutney needs few basic ingredients, with the jalapeños and brown sugar sublimely complimenting the sour tomatoes. With the magic of Instant Pot this recipe is a no-fail, dump and ready recipe!

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My boys who are not much into chutneys thought this was a yummier version of salsa verde. They scooped up the chutney with chips!

Here are few ways to enjoy this green tomato chutney:
  • Scoop with tortilla chips
  • Spread on sandwiches and wraps
  • Serve over grilled chicken or fish
  • Serve with fresh parathas

This simple Green Tomato Chutney recipe that is sure to kick your taste buds. Thanks Yuko, here is the quick and delicous green tomato chutney cooked in Instant Pot:


Green Tomato Chutney - Instant Pot
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Recipe type: Side Dish, Chutney
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Green Tomato Chutney - A piquant mouth watering chutney made with summers best raw-tart tomatoes, spicy jalapeños and a hint of sweetness!
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1-2 jalapeños
  • 4 medium green tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or jaggery
Instructions
  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté(more) mode. Once the hot sign displays, add oil. Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Add asafetida, turmeric, jalapeños, green tomatoes and salt.
  2. Give a quick stir. Add brown sugar.
  3. Close Instant Pot with pressure valve set to sealing.
  4. Cook on Manual(Lo) for 5 minutes followed by quick release or natural pressure release.
  5. Open Instant Pot and set to sauté mode. Mash the tomatoes, cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently.
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Mix well and enjoy!

 

Sweet Potato Halwa- Instant Pot

Sweet Potato Halwa – A  delicately flavored, lightly sweetened dish with melt-in-mouth textures and aromatics from cardamom and saffron.

This right here sounds like our family when it comes to food-

“I could have killed you.”  “Or I could have killed you,” Percy said.  Jason shrugged. “If there’d been an ocean in Kansas, maybe.” “I don’t need an ocean—” “Boys,” Annabeth interrupted, “I’m sure you both would’ve been wonderful at killing each other. But right now, you need some rest.” Food first,” Percy said. “Please?” ― Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena Continue reading “Sweet Potato Halwa- Instant Pot”

Homemade Mango Jam

Homemade Mango Jam – A simple but flavor packed recipe made with few basic ingredients and has no preservatives, additives, artificial sweetners or colors.

Happy spring, Happy summer and Happy Mango season! I am SO jealous of all my family and friends in India enjoying the mangoes. My most favorite fruit, especially the ‘Alphanso’ variety is in season. Best way to enjoy them? Cut up like a dozen of them in a giant platter and enjoy with family and friends!

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Citrusy lentil soup – Instant Pot

Citrusy lentil soup is a lightly spiced and tangy soup made with simple ingredients like lentils, tomatoes, oranges and some basic spices.

Schools were closed this week for the Blizzard of 2017 so I grabbed the opportunity to experiment in the kitchen with my boys. It was my younger son’s turn this time to cook something in the Instant Pot. He was so excited and this recipe was perfect for him to make!

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Tandoori chicken wings

Spicy tandoori chicken wings, grilled to perfection,  are made with yogurt, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, garam masala, red chili powder and turmeric! I know chicken wings are not “healthy” but this is a healthier version of the typical deep fried wings. In my family, these piquant tandoori wings are a must while watching football on Super bowl Sunday. Continue reading “Tandoori chicken wings”

Quinoa almond date truffles

Here is my easiest, 5-ingredients, no-bake quinoa almond date truffles recipe that is perfect for dessert, breakfast or snack. These delicious truffles also make a perfect homemade holiday gift for your neighbors, friends and family.

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These energy balls are super healthy with all wholesome ingredients, well almost all except some dark chocolate, which is my house is considered ‘healthy’. So what makes these so good for you? Well.. here are just a “few” benefits of each of the ingredients:  Continue reading “Quinoa almond date truffles”

Swiss chard wadi {Layered Swiss Chard spirals}

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Swiss Chard wadi or Layered Swiss Chard Spirals are spicy, sweet and tangy rolls, pan fried to perfect crispiness and sprinkled with sesame seeds! These rolls are packed with fiber, protein and folic acid making them a healthy and gluten free side dish that is sure to impress your family and friends. These rolls can be made ahead of time and simply pan fried when ready to be served. The steamed rolls also freeze very well. Traditionally made with colocasia leaves, alu wadi is a Maharashtrian delicacy that I grew up eating frequently. Continue reading “Swiss chard wadi {Layered Swiss Chard spirals}”

No-Fry Sabudana Vada {Crispy-Spicy Tapioca Fritters}

Sabudana Vada is a Maharashtrian delicacy that is made with tapioca pearls, mashed potatoes, ground peanuts, chillies and cumin seeds. All the ingredients are mixed together, rolled into small balls and then deep-fried into crispy and delish fritters. Served with a sweet, and spicy yogurt sauce these fritters are sure to tickle your taste buds!

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No Fry Dahivada{lentil dumplings dunked in lush yogurt}

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Here we are, just 5 days back from an incredibly adventurous summer in India and Italy. I have SO much to share with you all so stay tuned for all of the vacation inspired recipes to come. In midst of the jet lag, the loads of laundry and other things I’ve been craving something cool and comforting. Something that will extend my memories of our Indian summer. Only one thing comes to mind…

Dahivada: soft, melt-in-your-mouth, lentil dumplings dunked in lush yogurt, and garnished with sweet and tangy tamarind-date chutney, red chili powder, cumin-coriander powder and crunchy sev! Continue reading “No Fry Dahivada{lentil dumplings dunked in lush yogurt}”