Category Archives: Indian

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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Instant Pot Toor dal. 6/20/20

I got the recipe for toor dal from PippingPotCurry. This site takes Indian food and makes it quick and easy using an Instant Pot. Here is where you can find the recipe. (The recipe is at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Chana Dal. 6/13/20

Yum, I love Chana dal. It is dried split chickpeas cooked together with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and spices. After a quick 30 minute soak, it all goes in the instant pot. Here is the recipe I use – https://pipingpotcurry.com/instant-pot-chana-dal/   … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Palak Dal. 5/25/20

Our son has been encouraging us to try this dal (lentil) dish that he makes at home. The recipe he sent me Lentils with Spinach or Palak Dal was from America’s Test Kitchen and like many of their recipes had … Continue reading

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Busy cooking days! 5/10 and 5/11/20

First I made some soup, lentil and vegetables. Why? Mostly because I had collard greens that were on their last legs in the crisper. I made it my usual way—sauté onions and garlic, add the celery and carrots, then the … Continue reading

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Split chickpeas with spinach and basmati rice. 5/9/20

It looks as though I was trying to match the split chickpeas to the rice! Good job, me! I guess what happened is that both recipes included turmeric. I made the split chickpeas (Chana dal) in the Instant Pot and … Continue reading

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Instant Pot biryani with shrimp. 5/4/20

Since making shrimp in the Instant Pot under pressure is a no-go due to the shrimp being too delicate and becoming overcooked, I adapted a recipe to make the rice in the I.P. and the shrimp in a sauté pan. First … Continue reading

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Chana Dal with zucchini and cabbage. 4/21/20

Chana dal is made with dried split chickpea in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. I do not know which of my dals I like better Chana dal or Afghani dal. They are both delicious. Chana dal is a little … Continue reading

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🍤 Shrimp biryani with Instant Pot rice. 4/6/20

The original recipe I had for Shrimp Biryani called for the shrimp and the rice being cooked in the Instant Pot. You were supposed to use U-10 shrimp which are too pricy for our weeknight meal but apparently able to … Continue reading

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🥬 Leftovers: Spiced red lentils 3/2/20

We have a lot of spiced red lentils left over from last week and a container of rice. So I pick up some more broccoli from the store and we have an almost no-work dinner. These lentils, whose major claim … Continue reading

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