Monday, January 9, 2017

Quick Chole Palak

1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp garlic
2 tomatoes, pureed
3c. spinach, pureed with a little water
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 Tb. coriander powder
1 green chili
chili powder to taste
2 (15oz) cans chickpeas

Sautee green chili, ginger, garlic in oil until sizzling.  Add tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala, salt and simmer a few mins.  Add spinach and chickpeas, simmer a few more mins.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed (1 used 1 pkg from coop)
1 large yellow onion
1 box of veg broth (4 cups)
1 Tb. minced ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch sage
1/2c. heavy cream
salt and pepper

Saute the onion until translucent and add ginger, sage, nutmeg, salt and pepper.  Push to the side and add butternut squash.  Saute the squash for a few mins to brown it on one side, stirring infrequently.  Add in the rest of the squash and veg broth.

10 mins on manual.  Let sit for 5 mins before QR to prevent splattering.  Stir in the cream and blend it up.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Instant Pot Pasta With Tomato Sauce

1 package pasta
1 jar tomato sauce
veggies (I added peas, chopped carrots, peppers and spinach)
a little extra salt
2c. water

Put everything in the instant pot, and set to Manual 2 mins.  NPR at least 10 mins, then quick release is fine.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Instant Pot Kootu

1c. toor dal
3c. chopped veggies (potatoes, peas, carrots, beans)
turmeric (1/2 tsp)
3.5c. water

Cook in Instant Pot for 8 mins manual, QR after 10 mins of rest.  I did pot-in-pot cooking and cooked the coot in the main pot and rice above it in a smaller stainless steel bowl.

Thaw 1-1.5c. grated coconut in microwave.
In oil, splutter urad dal, cumin and 1 red chili (for mild kootu). Stop just before the dal turns golden.

Grind the coconut and dal mixture together with some water to make a smooth paste.
Add this to the veggie/dal mix in the instant pot, and simmer for a few mins using sauté mode.  Add more salt to taste.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Kerala Egg Curry

Kerala Egg Curry

I made this delicious egg curry.  It took an hour, start to finish.  While the onions and tomato were cooking on the stove, I made hard boiled eggs in the instant pot followed by rice.

I only used 1/4 tsp chili powder, and 1 large onion.  Otherwise followed recipe exactly.

Instant Pot Sona Masoori

2.25 c. water
1 c. rice

Cook for 10 mins manual (vent sealed).  NPR

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

1c. water in instant pot
Put trivet in pot, and place eggs on it (as many as you want)
Cook on manual for 5 mins.  Allow to sit in pot for 5 mins after cooking is done, then release pressure.  Place in cold water for a few mins and they'll peel like a dream!