Category Archives: Instant Pot

Traditional chicken dinner. 11/17/22

For years this was the dinner we had on Mondays. In fact our son who is married and has children of his own tells me that on Mondays he always makes chicken. I know he is not making “traditional” chicken, … Continue reading

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Chana dal (dried split chickpea stew) 10/29/22

We make our Chana dal in an Instant Pot where it cooks under pressure for 15 minutes. It is full of spices, ginger, garlic, a can of Rotel, and plenty of vegetable broth. I serve my portion over riced cauliflower … Continue reading

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Chana dal with kale and cauliflower rice. 9/17/22

Tonight all we had to do was warm up the leftover Chana dal in a pot and heat up the rice in the microwave. Although it is hard for us to have leftovers because we like to eat a lot … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Chana dal 9/9/22

We made this Chana dal early Friday morning and released the steam outside again because it is still really hot. As it turns out it was 107F during the hottest part of the day so we were glad we did … Continue reading

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Instant Pot Vichyssoise and avocado toast. 9/7/22

I have to admit I much prefer making gazpacho on these seemingly endless days of temperatures well over 100F. With gazpacho I just drop a bunch of raw vegetables in a blender, whiz them up, adjust for salt and acid, … Continue reading

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Vegan split chickpea stew with cauli-rice and kale. 8/20/22

After eating mostly salads all week, I was ready for something a little more substantial. We decided on this chickpea stew (also known as chana dal) because we make it in the Instant Pot so it doesn’t heat up the … Continue reading

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Vegan dried split chickpea stew (Chana dal) with kale and cauliflower rice. 8/4/22

I love this chickpea dish. It is so tasty and satisfying. Usually I can find Chana dal at WalMart but this time I had to buy it from Amazon. It is quick to make in the Instant Pot and with … Continue reading

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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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