Category Archives: Indian

Chana dal with spinach and rice. 11/16/20

John and I made this Chana dal in the Instant Pot on Sunday because I was having an out-patient surgical procedure on Monday and knew that a dinner that was pre-made would work best. Plus, I think Chana dal tastes … Continue reading

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Chana dal. 11/3/20

Since we wanted to watch the U.S. election returns, John and I made our Chana dal in the Instant Pot during the afternoon. I love this dish! We still do not know who will be our next president but I … Continue reading

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Vegan Chana dal with kale. 10/6/20

Chana dal is an Indian dish using split dried chickpeas cooked in your Instant Pot. Once you have your ingredients prepped the whole dish comes together quickly. Cooking time is 15 minutes under pressure and a 10 minute cool down … Continue reading

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New dish! Spiced ginger shrimp. 9/28/20

The shrimp we made was spiced with curry powder and ginger in this dish from Melissa Clark. The recipe as written gives you options for the main spice, garam masala, Baharat, five-spice, chili powder, etc. We were in a curry mood. … Continue reading

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Vegan Instant Pot Chana dal (split chickpeas stew) 9/8/20

John and I really love this easy recipe for Chana dal. We made a double batch so that we would have it left over for lunches. The base recipe for Chana dal comes from pipingpotcurry.com but of course we have … Continue reading

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Instant Pot split chickpea stew (Chana dal). 8/10/20

Tonight we used the Instant Pot to keep the kitchen cool while we cooked our dinner. I use the recipe for Chana dal from this website. Of course I make my own tweaks to the recipe. We like ours a … Continue reading

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Instant Pot pigeon peas ala Chana dal. 7/31/20

When we went to India Bazaar we got a very large bag of dried pigeon peas (toor dal). There are not too many toor dal recipes so we decided to prepare them much the same as we do Chana dal … Continue reading

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Split chickpea stew (Chana Dal). 7/15/20

I know this dinner appears often and that is because of all the dals we make this is our favorite. Tonight it had kale stems cooked with the stew in the Instant Pot and the cut up leaves sauteed in … Continue reading

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Gujarati dal (split pigeon peas) 7/7/20

This dal is made with split pigeon peas or Toor dal. It has the usual spices plus peanuts, chile, and tomatoes.  After sautéing the tempering and spices the rest of the ingredients go into the Instant Pot for five minutes … Continue reading

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Chana dal. 6/25 and 6/26/2020

My all vegetarian/vegan week is turning into a mostly dal week. First John and I made too much Afghani dal On Tuesday and since we love it, we ate it again the next night. Then we made Chana dal on … Continue reading

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