Easy Undhiyu {Mixed Vegetable Casserole} – Instant Pot

Easy Undhiyu, may sound like an oxymoron, but once you read the recipe and I pretty sure you will agree with me and might even award this to be the easiest version!

Traditionally made in a clay pot, Undhiyu is a special gujarati dish made with medley of tubers and veggies likes, purple yam, sweet and regular potatoes, green beans, eggplants, etc. The clay pot is filled with veggies and spices and are then buried in a large underground furnace that is covered with a pile of dried leaves that are set alight.

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Dudhi Basundi {Sweet Thickened milk} – Instant Pot

Dudhi Basundi –  A healthier take on the dreamy Indian dessert made with thickened milk, laced with cardamom and saffron. Traditionally served warm or cold, with fluffy poori to dunk in the basundi, this dish is sure to make your taste buds dance.

Dudhi Basundi Instant Pot

Basundi is a popular dessert from the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.  It is cooked by boiling the milk, stirring frequently and reducing it by half to a creamy consistency with layers of creamy fat melding into the dish. Continue reading “Dudhi Basundi {Sweet Thickened milk} – Instant Pot”

Easy Chicken Marsala – Instant Pot

Chicken Marsala, luscious chicken braised in buttery, wine soaked mushrooms and herbs,  can be served with a side of garlic mash, crunchy sautéed string beans or some bread to soak up the extra sauce! For us, the dish stands up well on its own making it a hearty week night meal that can be whipped up in no-time.  Continue reading “Easy Chicken Marsala – Instant Pot”

Dudhi Muthia {vegan steamed dumplings } – Instant Pot

Dudhi Muthia – A Gujarati delicacy made with grated bottle gourd, fresh fenugreek leaves spiced with green chilies, ginger and turmeric makes a healthy snack or breakfast.  Every bite of these irresistible savory dumplings have a perfect balance of spicy, tangy  and sweet flavors with  golden pan-fried crunchy textures. Continue reading “Dudhi Muthia {vegan steamed dumplings } – Instant Pot”

Thai Chicken Massaman Curry – Instant Pot

For years, Thai chicken massaman curry was my absolute must-have dish to order and devour in Thai restaurants. Creamy chicken curry with nuts and soft cooked potatoes served over fluffy, hot jasmine rice always made a satisfying meal that I looked forward to. Continue reading “Thai Chicken Massaman Curry – Instant Pot”

Kothimbir Vadi {Spicy Cilantro Cake} – Instant Pot

Kothimbir Vadi or Spicy Cilantro Cake is an Indian delicacy, made with fresh cilantro, chickpea flour and spiced with chili, garlic and ground turmeric.

Kothimbir Vadi

Popular in the state of Maharashtra, these gluten-free and vegan cakes can be enjoyed as a snack, breakfast or as a side dish in an authentic ThaliContinue reading “Kothimbir Vadi {Spicy Cilantro Cake} – Instant Pot”

Chicken Tikka Masala – Instant Pot

Chicken Tikka Masala, a restaurant favorite,  is a creamy tomato based curry with chicken marinated in yogurt, red chili powder, turmeric and garam masala.

The traditional recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala involves grilling the marinated chicken first and then adding it to the sauce. I love the way tomatoes and onions cook in the Instant Pot to make a smooth curry without having to babysit over the stove. Using the Immersion blender brings out the creaminess in the curry.

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Rava Dhokla – Instant Pot

Rava Dhokla – Fluffy and soft savory semolina cakes that are lightly spiced with ginger, green chilies and an earthy tempering of black mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Served with fresh cilantro-mint chutney, rava dhokla is a great make-ahead snack or  appetizer.

A popular Gujarati dish, dhokla or steamed savory cake, comes in many different variations and flavors. Rava dhokla, Khaman dhokla and Daal Dhokla, just to name a few, are all healthy and delicious .  Continue reading “Rava Dhokla – Instant Pot”

Chickpea Biryani – Instant Pot

Chickpea Biryani – An easy and wholesome vegetarian Biryani with soft, plump chickpeas cooked in caramelized onions and spices over fragrant basmati rice. Paired with a cooling cucumber raita and squeeze of fresh lime, this biryani makes a hearty meal.

Inspired from one of my favorite bloggers, Annika, this satisfying chickpea biryani with warm spices is my version cooked in the Instant Pot. Annika shares amazing family recipes on her blog with gorgeous photography and captivating stories. She uses a lot of seasonal ingredients to make healthy and delicious foods. Do check out her beautiful blogContinue reading “Chickpea Biryani – Instant Pot”

French Onion Soup – Instant Pot

French Onion Soup is by far the most requested soup for dinner parties with our friends and family. My vegetarian take on this rich and indulgent dish boasts flavors of caramelized onions, toasty buttered croutons, sweet thyme and of course, melted gooey cheese.

Traditional recipes can be time consuming; but with the help of the Instant Pot, this French onion soup will be ready in under an hour. It has the same luxurious flavors and sweetness from caramelized onions which are topped with toasty croutons and cheese and broiled to golden perfection. My all time favorite, Instant Pot Sauté option, perfectly cooks the onions followed by the pressure cooking option, that seals all the flavors inside. Infused with bay leaf and fresh thyme, this French onions soup is a must-try recipe. Continue reading “French Onion Soup – Instant Pot”