Category Archives: Instant Pot

Chana dal 6/25/22

Chana dal is probably our favorite Indian dish. It is a stew of dried split chickpeas with spices, onion, ginger, garlic, and spicy tomatoes. I make it in my Instant Pot where it cooks under pressure for 15 minutes. I … Continue reading

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Chana dal with rice and kale 5/20/22

Chana dal are dried split chickpeas and this stew is a snap to make in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. We make ours with spicy Original Rotel plus sriracha on top for even more zing. I love the whole … Continue reading

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Chana dal. 4/4/22

We made this Chana dal last week and saved some extra portions for dinner today. Like many stews this one got even better having sat around for a few days. It is really nice to have a dinner where all … Continue reading

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Vegan! Split chickpea stew with rice and kale 4/1/22

We go back and forth about which of our dal dishes we like better, Afghani dal or Chana dal. I think our favorite is whatever we are currently eating! It is amazing how much flavor you can build with just … Continue reading

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Chicken dinner. 3/14/22

This homey chicken dinner reminds me of Thanksgiving, but easier. The rotisserie chicken I buy from Costco is not the whole bird but their vacuum packed offering of cooked breast meat. I divide the package in half (about 1 lb. … Continue reading

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Chana dal. 2/24/22

This is a pretty easy Instant Pot meal. I used my mini-prep to make short work of chopping the ginger, garlic, and onions. John measured out the spices and cooked the spices in a little oil to bloom them and … Continue reading

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Chicken breast with gravy, rutabaga, and broccoli. 1/10/22

This is my super comforting comfort meal. Not that I need comforting but eating it feels like a big hug. Every Monday when the kids were little we always had “chicken Monday” so there are a lot of fond memories … Continue reading

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Toor dal (pigeon peas with tomato and spices). 1/9/22

A while ago John and I went to the Indian grocery and bought big bags of Chana dal and Toor dal. Chana dal is dried split chickpeas and Toor dal is dried pigeon peas. We have had a lot of … Continue reading

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Instant Pot – Split chickpea stew with mixed greens. 11/27/21

Time to get back to normal eating! If you are like me you probably overdid it a bit on Thanksgiving and the leftovers day. My scale is not happy and neither am I. What could be a better mind and … Continue reading

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Chana dal with kale and rice. 11/4/21

We made a double recipe for the three of us and figured we would have leftovers. It was so good that there was only one little ramekin’s worth left. It is great when you make a dish that is good … Continue reading

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