Monday, August 28, 2017

Instant Pot Dal Kichdi

1/2 onion, diced
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cumin seeds
generous pinch turmeric
Veggies: 1 tomato, 1 carrot, 1 potato (all diced), green peas
1/2c. rice
1/2c. moong dal

Heat oil, add cumin seeds and onion.  When onion is translucent, add ginger and turmeric.  Saute for a few mins, then add the veggies, salt, rice and dal.  Add 2.5c. water.  Cook on manual "hi" for 8 mins.  NPR or QR after 5-10 mins.  Add ghee and serve warm.

This was a side dish for dinner- double the recipe if it's the main dish for family.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Instant Pot Quinoa

1c. quinoa, rinsed
salt (1/2 tsp?)
1.5c. water

Set instant pot to 1 min manual mode.  QR after 10 mins.

Instant Pot Kala Chana

I want to try this recipe from TwoSleevers:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Jeevi's Kurma

For grinding. 
Garlic - 3 pcs
Green chilly - 1-4 (Jeevi used 1 chili for mild)
Cloves - 2 
Cinnamon - about an inch 
Ginger - about half inch
Saunf (fennel seeds) - 1 Tablespoon (Tbs)
Pottu kadala - 2 Tbs
Coriander powder - 3Tbs
Coconut - 2/3 cup
Cashew - 3 (optional)
Grind all the above to a fine paste. 

Oil in pan. Add a bay leaf. Then add your veggies to it. Add some water, salt and let cook for 5 mins.  Then add the ground paste to it. And let everything cook till the raw smell goes. 

Veggies - tomato - 1, carrot, beans, cauliflower, green peas, potato would go well.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Instant Pot Black Beans and Rice

1/2 onion, diced
1 tsp garlic
1 red pepper, diced
1 c. frozen corn
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup rice
2 Tsp taco seasoning
olive oil

Set instant pot to Saute.  Add oil, then onion and garlic, eventually red peppers and corn and taco seasoning.  Cook for a few mins, then mix in the black beans and rice.  Add proper water ratio for the amount of rice (I added 1 c. sona masonry rice, and 2.75 c. water).  Season with salt (1/2-1 tsp).  Cook on manual mode (high pressure) for 9 mins.  10 mins rest then QR.

Garnish with chopped avocado, cilantro, salsa, and grated cheese.
*I could have used 2 cans beans to make it a more hearty dish
*next time I'll increase the taco seasoning to 1 Tb. as the dish was on the bland side
*both kids ate it!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ethiopian Potato Carrot Alicha

1 onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp garlic
2 med potatoes, precook in micro and cut into cubes
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
4 Tb oil
1/2 tsp turmeric

Heat pan and add onions, cooking for about 2 mins.  Add oil.  Cover and cook for another 4 mins (med heat), stirring once or twice.  Add garlic and carrots, and a little water.  Cover and cook another 4 mins.  Add turmeric and salt, cook a few more mins.  Add potatoes, a little more water, and cook a few more mins until everything is well seasoned and carrots are tender.

Adapted from